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Stocks leap on earnings news; Dow up 250-plus
Stocks are getting a major boost Thursday from an array of strong earnings reports from companies ranging from heavy equipment maker Caterpillar (CAT) to automaker General Motors (GM).
US Stocks Rally on Strong Earnings  Wall Street Journal
Corporate earnings gains drive US stock higher  Washington Post
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US Jobless Claims Remain Near 14-Year Lows
A recruiter talks with a job seeker at a career fair in New York City on May 13, 2014. Bloomberg News. WASHINGTON�The number of new claims for jobless benefits rose last week but remained near 14-year lows, the latest sign of an improving labor market.
Jobless claims inch higher in latest week, stays below 300000 level  CNBC
US Jobless Claims Remain Near 14-Year Lows--Update  Nasdaq
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UPDATE 4-Caterpillar profit beats view, raises outlook; shares surge
(Adds additional analyst comment, detail on sales, updates trading). By James B. Kelleher. Oct 23 (Reuters) - Caterpillar Inc shares jumped more than 5 percent on Thursday after it reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit and raised its 2014 outlook, ...
Caterpillar upbeat on global growth prospects  Financial Times
Caterpillar Beats 3Q Profit Views, Hikes Outlook  Fox Business
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GM profit rises as Barra seeks to put recalls behind company
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - General Motors reported third- quarter profit that beat estimates as recall expenses ebbed and North American customers flocked to pickups and sport-utility vehicles.
GM earns $1.38 billion in 3Q, beats estimates  The Detroit News
GM 3Q profit nearly doubles, led by N. America  SFGate
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Target Is Gearing Up For The Holidays With Free Shipping
Now to the holiday shopping wars, Target is kicking things off in a big way. The retail giant offering free shipping on "everything" no matter how big or small your order is.
Target offers no-minimum free shipping on all orders for the 2014 holiday season
Target launches free shipping through holidays  Retail Dive
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IRS Bumps Up Retirement Fund Contribution Limits
Good news: The IRS has bumped up retirement account contribution limits for 2015 to reflect cost-of-living increases. So if you've been wanting to sock away more in your tax-advantaged accounts, next year is your opportunity.
You can put up to $18000 in your 401(k) next year  WJXT Jacksonville
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US senator asks Internet providers to commit to no 'fast lanes'
WASHINGTON Oct 23 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy on Thursday pressed large Internet providers to pledge that they will not strike deals that may help some websites load faster than others or give similar "fast lanes" to ...
The cable bundle may be weakening, but Comcast is poised to be stronger than ...  Washington Post
Comcast adds 315000 Internet customers in third quarter  Reading Eagle
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Cheaper jet fuel, nearly full airplanes help US airlines soar to big 3Q profits
FILE - In this April 23, 2013 file photo, a United Airlines jet departs Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. United Continental Holdings Inc. reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.
United earnings double in record quarter  Chicago Tribune
5 Airlines Report Record Quarters but Advance Unit Revenue at United Falls
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US Strikes Cut Into ISIS Oil Revenues, Treasury Official Says
The American military campaign against the Islamic State has begun to cut into the Sunni militant group's substantial oil revenues, the top counterterrorism official at the Treasury Department said on Thursday, but starving its cash flow will be a slow process.
Isis sells smuggled oil to Turkey and Iraqi Kurds says US Treasury  Financial Times
US warns of sanctions on buyers of Islamic State oil  Reuters
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Brazilian companies raise Chiquita offer to $681M
NEW YORK (AP) - Brazilian companies Cutrale and Safra said they are again raising their bid for banana producer Chiquita, to $681 million - a day before Chiquita shareholders are expected to vote on a combination with Irish fruit importer Fyffes.
Brazil's Cutrale and Safra up bid for Chiquita bananas  BBC News
Wynnefield: Increase in Cutrale-Safra Offer is �Significant�  MarketWatch
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