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Global stocks surge on US corporate results, bonds fall
LONDON (Reuters) - Global equity markets rose on Thursday, with stocks on Wall Street surging more than 1 percent as U.S. corporate results continued to beat expectations, while government debt prices fell on encouraging American and German economic ...
US stocks jump following strong corporate earnings
Dow jumps 250 points; Caterpillar brightens outlook  CNBC
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Caterpillar Beats 3Q Profit Views, Hikes Outlook
Caterpillar (CAT) on Thursday reported better-than-expected earnings for the third quarter and raised its outlook as it continues to keep costs in check.
Caterpillar Gains After Raising Forecast for 2014 Profit  Bloomberg
Caterpillar Boosts Profits, Outlook Despite Flat Revenue And Shaky Economy  Forbes
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US jobless claims rise 17K, but still lowest since 2000
Jobless claims filed by American workers rose by 17,000 to 283,000 last week, but the four-week moving average for jobless claims fell to its lowest level since May 2000.
US Jobless Claims Remain Near 14-Year Lows  Wall Street Journal
Jobless claims inch higher in latest week, stays below 300000 level  CNBC
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UPDATE 2-GM posts higher-than-expected profit on strong N. American demand
(Adds analyst comments, updates stock action). By Ben Klayman and Bernie Woodall. DETROIT Oct 23 (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Thursday reported a higher-than-expected profit in the third quarter on strong demand for its redesigned full-size pickup ...
GM 3Q profit nearly doubles, led by N. America  SFGate
GM's third-quarter earnings double but recalls hurt cash flow  Financial Times
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Gauge of US Economy Posts Solid 0.8 Percent Gain
A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health posted a solid increase in September after no gain in the previous month.
Leading Indicators Index Shows U.S. Economy to Keep Growing  Bloomberg
US lead indicators rise amid 'widespread' gains  CNBC
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8 things to start your Thursday, including Target's grand plan for the holiday ...
With November just over a week away, you know talk of the holiday shopping season is going to amp. For Target Corp., after the massive cyberattack last year, there's got to be nervous attention being paid to the busiest time of year on the retail calendar.
Will totally free shipping make a difference for Target's holiday results?  RetailWire
Target launches free shipping through holidays  Retail Dive
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Sears disputes report of 100 store closures, widespread layoffs
Cash-strapped Sears Holdings is up 4% to $35.86 Thursday on a report that it plans to close over 100 Sears and Kmart stores and lay off more than 5,400 employees, many ahead of the Christmas shopping season.
An unhappy holiday in store for Sears workers?  CBS News
More than 100 Sears and Kmart stores to close, report says
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NBCU Chief Paints Gloomy Picture on Cable-TV Ratings
Comcast Corp. 's NBCUniversal on Thursday painted a gloomy picture of where cable television is headed, saying that ratings are unlikely to grow due to viewership fragmentation, while arguing that HBO's planned streaming service could cannibalize the ...
Comcast Wins More Internet Customers, Ad Sales Up  ABC News
Comcast adds 315000 Internet customers in third quarter  Los Angeles Times
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Sunny autumn casts shadow over retail sales
The sun did not shine on shopkeepers last month with sales falling more than expected, burdening retailers with piles of unwanted woollies and coats.
UK Retail Sales Decline More Than Forecast  RTT News
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Will new marketing guru right Coke?
Maybe Coke's problems can all be fixed with mirrors, paper clips, rubber bands - and a new marketing guru. Coca-Cola's shares jumped more than 1% in morning trading after the soft drink behemoth announced it has named a new chief marketing officer, ...
Coke names new marketing chief amid struggles  Businessweek
The Coca-Cola Company Receives ´┐ŻNeutral´┐Ż Rating from Zacks (KO)  WKRB News
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