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Google posts mixed 1Q results amid new threats to company

Google has been looking more vulnerable as a technological upheaval nibbles at its dominance in Internet search.

HSBC considers moving headquarters from Britain

Global bank HSBC said Friday it is considering moving its headquarters from London due to tougher regulation since the 2008 financial crisis, a politically charged announcement two weeks before... Read more »

April 24, 2015

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Strong dollar squeezes company earnings

Procter & Gamble and Facebook have nothing in common. One deals in razors and toothpaste, the other in likes, self-promotion and embarrassing family photos. But this week, they shared the same... Read more »

April 24, 2015

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Google posts mixed 1Q results amid new threats to company

Google has been looking more vulnerable as a technological upheaval nibbles at its dominance in Internet search, while the company also deals with a potentially massive regulatory headache in... Read more »

April 23, 2015

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US stocks move lower after weak global economic surveys

Stocks moved lower in early trading Thursday, sapped by gloomy manufacturing data from Europe, China and Japan. Read more »

April 23, 2015

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Sales at Taco Bell, KFC help Yum top 1Q profit forecast

Yum Brands Inc.'s first-quarter profit fell but still topped Wall Street expectations as global sales jumped at its Taco Bell and KFC brands. Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Yahoo's 1Q disappoints, but stock rises on Yahoo Japan hopes

Yahoo is still struggling to boost revenue nearly three years into CEO Marissa Mayer's tenure, magnifying concerns that the Internet company holds little value beyond its lucrative Asian investments. Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Teva offers to buy Mylan in $40.1B cash-and-stock deal

Generic drug giant Teva formally offered to buy fellow drugmaker Mylan about $40.1 billion in cash and stock on Tuesday, despite Mylan's cold shoulder and the certainty the proposed acquisition will bring intense scrutiny by... Read more »

April 21, 2015

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US stocks waver as corporate earnings roll in

U.S. stocks wavered Tuesday as big companies turned in a mixed batch of earnings results. Markets in Asia surged on optimism over recent reforms in China. Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Heavy reliance on US not sustainable, Treasury secretary says

Global finance officials are urging Greece to reach a deal with its creditors and avoid a catastrophic default that would stagger a world economy still emerging from recession. Read more »

April 19, 2015

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Higher US gas prices spark modest inflation in March

Rising gas prices in March led to a slight increase in inflation, a sign that some of the broader economic impact from cheaper oil is fading. Read more »

April 17, 2015

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GE posts $13.6 billion loss on finance unit sale

The industrial heart of General Electric, the company's new focus, posted lower revenue and earnings in the first quarter amid an enormous overall loss resulting from its recently-announced sale of... Read more »

April 17, 2015

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Citigroup's earnings rise 21 percent, beating estimates

Citigroup said Thursday that its first-quarter net income rose 21 percent as the company continued to slim down its operations and control expenses. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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US home construction off to weak March start

U.S. homebuilders opened the spring buying season in March at a slower pace than last year, a warning that recent hiring gains have failed to translate into a stronger real estate market. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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European vacation as much as 25 percent cheaper due to euro

Vacations in Europe have a new attraction: the euro's steep drop in value is making the continent much cheaper for tourists from across the world, especially the United States and China. Read more »

April 15, 2015

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Wells Fargo net income falls slightly from a year earlier

Wells Fargo, the third-biggest U.S. bank by assets, said Tuesday that its first-quarter earnings fell slightly from the same period a year earlier. Read more »

April 14, 2015

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Mortgage rates fall; 30-year averaging 3.66 percent, Freddie Mac says

Fixed mortgage rates moved lower this week on news of weakness in the labor markets, with Freddie Mac saying lenders were offering conventional 30-year loans at an average of 3.66 percent, down... Read more »

April 12, 2015

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US stocks edge lower in morning trading; oil recovers

U.S. stocks moved lower in late morning trading Thursday as investors assessed company earnings. Energy stocks rose as oil recouped some of its losses from a big sell-off on Wednesday. Read more »

April 9, 2015

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Walgreens aims to close about 200 US stores

ns plans to close about 200 U.S. stores as the nation's largest drugstore chain expands on a $1 billion cost-reduction plan it announced last August. Read more »

April 9, 2015

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Revenue chief: Loopholes allow many companies to skip taxes

Revenue Secretary Tim Barfield says data analysis by his department shows many of the largest companies doing business in Louisiana don't pay income taxes to the state. Read more »

April 8, 2015

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Putin offers cooperation with Greece _ but no financial aid

Russia's President Vladimir Putin offered Wednesday to increase cooperation with Greece on energy and industry — but stopped short of extending direct financial aid that might complicate... Read more »

April 8, 2015

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US auto sales tap the brakes in March, but outlook strong

U.S. auto sales slowed down a bit in March, but the industry remains optimistic about the market. Read more »

April 1, 2015

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Survey: US businesses add 189k jobs in March

U.S. businesses slowed their pace of hiring in March, a private survey found. The slowdown suggests that falling oil prices, a stronger dollar and harsh winter weather have generated a broader... Read more »

April 1, 2015

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Under Armour looks to branded stores to propel growth

The store Under Armour opened this month on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile is the brand’s newest, largest and flashiest, showcasing not only its core training apparel, but also fishing and hunting gear, innovations in running... Read more »

March 29, 2015

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Win or lose, discrimination suit is having an effect on Silicon Valley

She was a junior partner at one of Silicon Valley’s most powerful venture capital firms. But was Ellen Pao a greedy underperformer? Or was she a victim of a sexist corporate culture? Read more »

March 25, 2015

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High nursing home bills squeeze insurers, driving rates up

Thirty years ago, insurance companies had the answer to the soaring cost of caring for the elderly. Plan ahead and buy a policy that will cover your expenses. Read more »

March 24, 2015

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