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Wall Street edges higher during earnings flurry
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks advanced slightly in choppy trading on Thursday after three days of gains, as underwhelming results from tech bellwethers Google and IBM were offset by upbeat quarterly numbers, including those from Morgan Stanley and ...
US Stocks Fluctuate as GE Offsets Google, IBM Miss  Businessweek
Stocks edge lower after Google, IBM earnings  Newsday
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Ex-BP manager settles Gulf spill insider trading case
A former BP manager who led clean-up efforts after the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010 has settled charges that he traded inside information about the catastrophe.
SEC: BP Employee Illegally Sold Shares After 2010 Spill  Fox Business
Ex-BP Worker Settles SEC Insider Trading Claims on Spill  Bloomberg
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Chipotle shares slip on lower than expected earnings
Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill cooled Thursday after the casual restaurant chain reported an 8.5% increase in first-quarter profit that missed Wall Street expectations for earnings per share.
Chipotle plans first price hike in 3 years  Chron.com
This Is Why Chipotle Is Totally Unstoppable  TIME
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Wal-Mart takes on Western Union with store-to-store money transfers
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said on Thursday it was launching a new domestic money transfer service called "Walmart-2-Walmart" in partnership with Euronet Worldwide Inc subsidiary Ria Money Transfer, competing directly with Western Union Co.
Walmart's New Money Transfer Service: Should Banks, Western Union And ...  Forbes
Walmart offers less costly money wire service  KSPR
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Jobless claims, factory data put some shine on economy
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New claims for jobless benefits hovered near their pre-recession levels last week and manufacturing in the Mid-Atlantic region accelerated in April, suggesting an upswing in economic activity after a brutally cold winter.
Jobless claims edge up, but 4-week average falls to prerecession level  Los Angeles Times
Weekly jobless claims rise less than expected  Business Record
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UPDATE 2-Amid frigid winter, Goldman, Morgan Stanley see commodity gains
... slideshows. * Goldman says commodity revenue "significantly higher". * Morgan Stanley says "strong performance" bolstered FICC.
Morgan Stanley Sees Lone Trading Increase as Goldman Sachs Drops  Businessweek
Gorman Will Seek to Boost Payouts to 100% of Earnings  Bloomberg
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Dollar off lows after upbeat U.S. data
Investing.com - The dollar regained ground against the other main currencies on Thursday after upbeat U.S. data on manufacturing and employment pointed to underlying strength in the economy.
Pound Strengthens to Four-Year High After Yellen; Gilts Decline  Bloomberg
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NJ lost 1300 jobs in March as unemployment jumps marginally to 7.2 percent
Unemployment grew slightly and a total of 1,300 private- and public-sector jobs were lost last month, according to new figures released Thursday by the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
Illinois' unemployment rate drops to 5-year-low  Crain's Chicago Business
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Biggest Insurer Shocked With Hepatitis C Costs
UnitedHealth Group spent $100 million on hepatitis C drugs in the first three months of the year, much more than expected, the company said Thursday.
UPDATE 3-UnitedHealth: New hepatitis C drug costs far more than forecast  Reuters
UnitedHealth's 1Q profit tumbles 8 percent  STLtoday.com
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Sina Weibo soars in debut, overcoming censorship concerns
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Shares of Weibo Corp (WB.O) rose as much as 41 percent in their U.S. debut on Thursday, sweeping aside concerns that censorship in China will hurt the growth of the country's Internet sector and broader worries about the ...
In Twitter-Like Leap, Weibo Pops 40% In IPO Debut  Forbes
Weibo shares pop 10% in IPO  CNNMoney
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