Stocks Slide on Earnings Before U.S. GDP Data

Stocks declined, with a global benchmark dropping to a seven-week low, and commodities fell as Apple Inc. joined companies posting results that missed analysts’ estimates ahead of U.S. economic growth data today. Japan’s yen climbed from a four-month low.
Danny Alexander outlines requirements for any deals
23:48 - Bloomberg - Britain is days away from voting for its next government and polls are still putting Labour and the Conservatives neck and neck. While the murmurings of coalition negotiations are beginning to take hold, Danny Alexander told Bloomberg there are certain policies his party won’t budge on. But away from Westminster, the Highland Liberal Democrat candidate is keeping a close eye on the growing popularity of the Scottish National Party. (Source: Bloomberg)
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