26 Jan '11, 11pm

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US stocks bump higher after Fed stands pat 7:17 AM NEW YORK - US STOCK markets closed modestly higher on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve kept ultra-low interest rates and committed to continuing a bond-purchasing program to spur the US economic recovery. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose a mere 8.25 points (0.07 per cent) to finish at 11,985.44. Barclays bank to axe 1,000 jobs 6:51 AM LONDON - BRITISH bank Barclays on Wednesday announced plans to axe 1,000 jobs and close its financial planning services unit, while the firm's investment banking division was hit with a 1.12 million pound (S$2.27 million) fine. The company said in a statement that it has entered into talks with employees at its Barclays Financial Planning unit, which offers face-to-face financial planning services to customers. US official says future bailouts not necessary 6:40 AM WASHINGTON - A TREA...

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