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Swiss stocks inched a bit higher Friday, staying near record highs amid little reaction to Scotland spurning independence from the U.K. The Swiss Market Index rose 0.11 percent to 8,840.17, led by gains among Actelion and Swiss Re. Cement maker Holcim shares were up 0.28 percent. Ireland's CRH...

European stocks edged slightly higher on Friday, with little to no fanfare over Scotland's decision to stay with the United Kingdom. Scotland voted 55 percent to 45 percent against breaking away from the U.K. However, markets had priced in the "no" vote over the past few days, and after an initial...

The European markets are firmly in the green on Friday, as investors cheered results from Scotland where voters rejected independence from Great Britain. In a vote that saw an unprecedented turnout Thursday, the campaign in favor of Scotland remaining in the UK, "Better Together," received 2,001,926...

The UK market is trading higher on Friday, as investors cheered results from Scotland where voters rejected independence from Great Britain. In a vote that saw an unprecedented turnout Thursday, the campaign in favor of Scotland remaining in the UK, "Better Together", received 2,001,926 votes, or...

The French market is trading higher on Friday, as investors cheered results from Scotland where voters rejected independence from Great Britain. In a vote that saw an unprecedented turnout Thursday, the campaign in favor of Scotland remaining in the UK, "Better Together", received 2,001,926 votes,...

stock-up_19Sep14.jpg The German market is trading higher on Friday, as investors cheered results from Scotland where voters rejected independence from Great Britain. In a vote that saw an unprecedented turnout Thursday, the campaign in favor of Scotland remaining in the UK, "Better Together", received 2,001,926 votes,...

stock-market-9_19Sep14.jpg The European markets are poised for a higher open on Friday, after voters in Scotland decisively rejected independence from the U.K. in the referendum held on Thursday. Thirty of Scotland's 32 council areas have declared the results, and the "No" side has a lead of 1,877,252 votes to 1,512,688. The...

Swiss stocks failed to follow European markets much higher Thursday, even after the U.S. Federal Reserve reiterated plans to keep interest rates at zero for a "considerable time." Traders were keeping a close eye as Scottish voters began going to polls to vote on independence from the UK. The referendum...

European stocks were higher Thursday, after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it has no plans to raise interest rates ahead schedule. Shares of German conglomerate Bayer soared after the company acknowledged talks with Dresser-Rand Group Inc. about a possible transaction. U.K. shares lagged as Scotland's...

The European markets are mostly in positive territory on Thursday, as referendum is underway in Scotland where over four million people are expected to vote on whether the country should end its 300-year-old union with the remainder of the U.K. On the economic front, U.K. retail sales increased as...

The UK market is in positive territory on Thursday, as referendum is underway in Scotland where over four million people are expected to vote on whether the country should end its 300-year-old union with the remainder of the U.K. On the economic front, U.K. retail sales increased as expected in August...

The French market is in positive territory on Thursday, as referendum is underway in Scotland where over four million people are expected to vote on whether the country should end its 300-year-old union with the remainder of the U.K. On the economic front, U.K. retail sales increased as expected in...

Stock-Market-Up-020714_18Sep14.jpg The German market is in positive territory on Thursday, as referendum is underway in Scotland where over four million people are expected to vote on whether the country should end its 300-year-old union with the remainder of the U.K. On the economic front, U.K. retail sales increased as expected in...

stock-market-9_18Sep14.jpg The European markets are poised for a higher open on Thursday, after the U.S. Federal Reserve Wednesday reiterated its pledge to keep interest rates low for a "considerable time." The Fed assessed that "there remains significant underutilization of labor resources." The Fed also announced its widely...

European stocks rebounded Wednesday on renewed hopes the Federal Reserve will signal low interest rates will remain in place for a "considerable time." That's after the U.S. Labor Department reported an unexpected drop in consumer prices that kept annual inflation below the Fed's 2 percent target. Still,...