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Visa and Baidu are big market movers

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Visa Inc., up $21.99 to $236.65 The world’s largest processor of debit and credit card payments … Continue reading

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US STOCKS-Wall St up on GDP, earnings; fund year-end lifts winners

* Nikkei report on GPIF allocation changes gives stockssupport * Visa (Xetra: A0NC7B – news) , MasterCard rally after results * Third-quarter GDP tops expectations * Indexes up: Dow 1.3 pct, SP 500 0.6 pct, Nasdaq 0.4 pct By Rodrigo … Continue reading

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Dollar surges as Fed ends QE on hawkish note

By Yasmeen Abutaleb NEW YORK (Reuters) – The dollar surged to a three-week high and government bond yields rose on Thursday, one day after the U.S. Federal Reserve took a more hawkish tone in its assessment of the economy as … Continue reading

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Starbucks sales disappoint

SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks on Thursday reported higher sales for its fiscal fourth quarter but the results missed Wall Street expectations and shares of the coffee chain declined. The Seattle-based company said global sales at established locations rose 5 percent, … Continue reading

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Opera Software third-quarter earnings beat forecasts

OSLO (Reuters) – Norway’s Opera Software reported third-quarter earnings just ahead of expectations on Thursday and said its full year profit would be at the top end of its guidance range. Opera’s adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation … Continue reading

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GE in talks to sell stake in South Korea finance JVs

(Reuters) – General Electric Co is in early stage talks to sell its stakes worth more than $1 billion (625.72 million pounds) in its South Korean auto-financing and credit card businesses, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with … Continue reading

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Shell beats Q3 earnings expectations, appoints new chairman

(Adds details, quotes) LONDON, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (Xetra: R6C1.DE – news) beatexpectations with core earnings of $5.8 billion for the thirdquarter and maintained its dividend as both upstream anddownstream divisions delivered strong results. Europe’s biggest oil … Continue reading

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Shell beats third-quarter earnings expectations, appoints new chairman

LONDON (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell beat expectations with core earnings of $5.8 billion (3.6 billion pounds) for the third quarter and maintained its dividend as both upstream and downstream division delivered strong results. Europe’s biggest oil company by market … Continue reading

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Dow Jones asks court to deny GT Advanced, Apple’s secrecy motion

(Reuters) – Dow Jones Co Inc, publisher of the Wall Street Journal, has asked a court to deny a request by Apple Inc and GT Advanced Technology Inc to keep under seal some documents relating to GT Advanced’s bankruptcy. Dow … Continue reading

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Energy stocks buoy Wall Street ahead of Fed statement; Facebook falls

By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks edged higher on Wednesday boosted by gains in the energy sector, with traders looking forward to a statement from the U.S. Federal Reserve as it winds down its stimulus program. The … Continue reading

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