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European markets down, Asian markets up

LONDON — European stock markets traded in a narrow range today amid signs that the recent rally may be running out of steam due to worries about the U.S. economic recovery. Asian stocks closed sharply higher, however, on optimism over the region’s two leading economies, Japan and China. In Europe, the FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was down ...

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Parkway fires CFO, stock tumbles

Parkway Properties Inc. (PKY US) fell 13.78 percent to $17.20, after sinking as much as 13 percent, the most intraday since April 20. The real estate investment trust reduced its annual dividend to 30 cents a share from $1.30 and said it fired J. Mitchell Collins as chief financial officer.

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Phosphate Holdings’ numbers are down

MADISON — Phosphate Holdings Inc. reported second quarter 2009 earnings of $100,000, or $0.01 per diluted share of common stock, compared to earnings of $35 million, or $4.32 per diluted share of common stock for the same period in 2008. Net losses for the six months ended June 30, 2009, were $11.5 million, or $1.50 per diluted share of common ...

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Stocks rally after jump in consumer confidence

NEW YORK — Investors put stocks back on an upward path Tuesday, encouraged by news of a rebound in consumer confidence and more healing in the housing industry. Major stock indexes rose nearly 1 percent in early afternoon trading, led by gains in financials, retailers and homebuilders. Energy and utility stocks fell as oil prices cooled following a recent surge. ...

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