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China Factory Gauge Rises as Workers Weather Slowdown: Economy
A Chinese manufacturing gauge rose in October, adding to signs a resilient labor market and export demand are helping the world's second-largest economy weather a housing market downturn.
China flash HSBC PMI edges up in October but output at five-month low  Reuters
China Swap Rate Gains for Third Day as Flash PMI Beats Estimates  Businessweek
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Asia stocks hobbled by growth woes, China PMI fails to impress
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares sagged on Thursday after a retreat on Wall Street and falling crude oil prices rekindled investor anxiety over slowing global growth, while a mixed picture on Chinese manufacturing failed to impress markets.
Asia Stocks Down on Mixed China Data, Weak Wall St  ABC News
Asia Stocks Drop; Oil Heads Toward $80, Kiwi Slides  Businessweek
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Stocks fall as S&P breaks 4-day winning streak
Stocks fell Wednesday, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average back into the red for the year and breaking the S&P 500's four-day winning streak.
Stocks retreat as energy shares drop with price of oil  Buffalo News
How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes did Wednesday  Fox Business
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Target offers free holiday shipping, wish lists for the first time
The increasing reach of Amazon has brick-and-mortar retailers changing their game plans. The latest is Target, who for the first time is offering free shipping.
Targets Goes After Amazon Prime With Free Shipping  Home Media Magazine
Target to Ship Free For the Holidays  The Ledger
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Low Inflation Strings Along the Fed
In the early 1980s, B.B. King recorded a song called �Inflation Blues.� But for the Fed these days, it's the lack of inflation that's a low-down dirty shame.
Inflation Shy of Goal Means Fed Can Keep Rates Low: Economy  Bloomberg
US consumer prices rose 0.1 percent in September  Boston Globe
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Boeing's Earnings Jump, but Higher Costs for 787 Weigh on Its Shares
At work on a 787 Dreamliner. Costs for the 787 rose 3.9 percent over the last three months. Credit Randall Hill/Reuters. Continue reading the main story.
Passenger jets push Boeing's profit up 18 percent  SFGate
Boeing profit jumps 18 pct, but cash is scarce  Reuters
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Dow earnings get plastics lift
The chemicals and plastics giant's Q3 EPS popped 44% to 72 cents, beating consensus by 4 cents. Revenue grew 5% to $15.41 bil vs.
Dow Chemical beats analysts' quarterly forecast  Bayoubuzz
Dow Chemical to cut $1 billion in costs over 3 years  AG Week
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The murky origin of the 20 percent down payment
A "House For Sale" sign point to a home in Park Ridge, Illinois. New housing regulations were finalized without a down payment requirement, though some argued for 20 percent.
Judge dismisses Coakley federal housing lawsuit  Hilton Head Island Packet
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Comptroller notes NY state spending up, debt down
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's comptroller reports that state government spending increased 3.3 percent to $137.5 billion in its last fiscal year, while its debt declined slightly to $63.3 billion.
MTA borrowing could mean major fare hikes  New York Post
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SK Hynix Q3 operating profit rises 11.7 pct, matches estimates
(Repeats to attach to snaps, no changes to text). SEOUL Oct 23 (Reuters) - South Korea's SK Hynix Inc said on Thursday its third-quarter operating profit rose 11.7 percent from a year earlier, backed by firm memory chip demand from personal computers as ...
SK Hynix Profit Beats Analyst Estimates on Mobile Demand  Businessweek
SK Hynix third-quarter profit at record high on firm chip demand  Daily Press
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