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Amazon's Sales Forecast for Holidays Misses Estimates
Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN:US) forecast sales and profit for the holiday quarter that missed analysts' projections, underlining the limits to Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos's strategy of spending big to fuel growth.
Amazon's holiday-quarter forecast disappoints, shares dive  Reuters
Amazon losses widen as it braces for rocky holiday quarter  CNET
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Amazon posts $437M loss in Q3
LOS ANGELES - Amazon had warned that it would lose bundles of cash in the third quarter, and it didn't disappoint. The company said it had a net loss of $437 million for the quarter, compared with $41 million in the year-ago quarter.
Amazon again delivers soaring sales but posts a huge loss  Washington Post
Amazon's acquisitions and experiments are erasing its profits  Engadget
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Stocks Pare Gains on Ebola Fears as Amazon Misses Forecasts
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Stocks closed sharply higher but pared session gains after a doctor was rushed to Bellevue Hospital in New York with Ebola-like symptoms.
Stocks end higher, Ebola scare trims gains  USA TODAY
Market Wrap: Higher Corporate Profits Propel Stocks Upward  DailyFinance
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Sears disputes report of layoffs, store closings
A published report Thursday said Sears Holdings is laying off about 6,000 workers as it closes 110 stores within the next few months, many before Christmas, according to Seeking Alpha, a content service for financial markets.
Sears disputes report of 116 store closures, nearly 6100 layoffs  USA TODAY
Report: Sears to close stores, lay off about 5500  Allentown Morning Call
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Closing Update: Caterpillar Earnings Trigger Stock Market Rally; Dow Pushes ...
Strong corporate earnings soothed lingering concerns about the health of the U.S. economy and drove stocks sharply higher on Thursday with all three major indices closing more than 1.5% higher.
Caterpillar Sees More U.S., India Infrastructure Spending  Bloomberg
Caterpillar profit beats view, raises outlook; shares surge  Reuters
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Loonie ends slightly higher amid positive global economic data
The Canadian dollar closed higher Thursday amid positive economic news from Europe and China and rising commodity prices. The loonie gained 0.08 of a cent to end at 89.02 cents (U.
Business activity improves in China, euro zone but US slips  Economic Times
EU, China businesses up, US slips  Khaleej Times
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Pandora Media loss narrows; listener hours up 25%
Pandora Media Inc. reported a 25% increase in the number of hours listeners tuned in during the third quarter, the first year-to-year comparison since the Internet radio giant ended its 40-hour free-listening monthly cap.
Fewer-than-expected listeners tune in to Pandora in third quarter  Reuters
Pandora Listener Growth Slows as Company Focuses on Sales  Businessweek
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Microsoft profit dips on charges, while sales jump
Microsoft Corp reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for companies, while keeping its profit margins intact.
Microsoft Q1 Results Top Estimates  RTT News
Microsoft sales beat Street hopes, shares rise  Reuters Canada
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Juniper revenue falls on weak demand from telecom companies
(Reuters) - Network gear maker Juniper Networks Inc (JNPR.N) reported a 5 percent fall in quarterly revenue, hurt by weak demand from customers such as AT&T Inc (T.
Juniper Networks Reports Preliminary Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results  MarketWatch
Juniper Q3 earnings in line with estimates, outlook bleak  ZDNet
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Pfizer board authorizes $11 billion share repurchase
Oct 23 (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc on Thursday said its board of directors has authorized an $11 billion share repurchase program to be utilized over time.
Pfizer Declares 26-Cent Fourth-Quarter 2014 Dividend  MarketWatch
Drugmaker Pfizer says it will buy back as much as $11 billion more in stock  Fox Business
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