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Amazon lost nearly half a billion dollars in the past three months
Amazon, the US retail giant, has revealed its lost nearly $500m in the past three months, the largest amount in its history. Shares in the company dropped 11pc in after-hours trading, wiping more than $15bn off the value of the company.
Losses Jump at Amazon, as Investments Pile Up  New York Times
Fed-up Street flogs Amazon after flop  New York Post
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German chemical, oil company BASF cuts 2015 outlook as global economic ...
BERLIN - Chemical and oil company BASF is warning that its profits will come in below its previous forecast in the wake of slower global economic growth and industrial production.
BASF slashes 2015 targets on slowing global growth  Financial Times
BASF Cuts 2015 Goal as Delayed Europe Rebound Hits Demand  Bloomberg
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FOREX-Yen rallies on safe-haven bids on news of New York Ebola case
... * U.S. stock futures drop after NY doctor tests positive for virus. * European bank stress test results, Ukraine election awaited.
Yen rallies on safe-haven bids on news of New York Ebola case  Economic Times
European shares, US stock futures tumble on reports of NY Ebola case  Irish Independent
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South Korea's economy expands 3.2 percent in 3Q
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea's economic growth slowed to 3.2 percent in the third quarter, the lowest in five quarters, as weakness in exports and spending by companies offset the boost from government stimulus.
South Korea third-quarter GDP rebounds but global headwinds raise uncertainty  Reuters
South Korea GDP Rises 0.9% In Q3  RTT News
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German consumer confidence to rebound in Nov.: GfK
FRANKFURT--German consumer confidence is expected to rebound in November, a sentiment survey released Friday showed, signaling that citizens of Europe's largest economy have become less sensitive to conflicts across the globe and their impact on ...
German Consumer Confidence To Rise Marginally In November  RTT News
German consumer morale lifts going into November  Reuters
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China Housing Prices Fall in September
The average price of new homes in 70 Chinese cities fell year over year in September for the first time in nearly two years. Here, a residential area in Shanghai.
China's property prices fall in September  BBC News
China's Crumbling Property Market Just Wiped Out A Year's Gains  Business Insider Australia
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Wall Street gains on industrial earnings, but ends off highs
NEW YORK: Earnings from Caterpillar and 3M drove Wall Street higher on Thursday but stocks pared gains in late trading after reports that a New York hospital was running Ebola tests on a healthcare worker.
Stocks end higher, Ebola scare trims gains  USA TODAY
Asia stocks, US futures dented by NY Ebola case  Chron.com
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GM profit nearly doubles
DETROIT - Big profits from rising SUV and truck sales in North America helped General Motors nearly double its third-quarter net profit and more than offset its struggles in Europe and South America.
GM third-quarter earnings exceed expectations  Boston Globe
GM Posts Higher-Than-Expected Profit on Strong North American Demand  NDTV
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7 injured after car crashes into Dublin restaurant
Seven people were injured in Dublin Thursday evening when a woman drove her car into a busy restaurant, according to police. The driver, a 56-year-old woman, was trying to park in front of Los Pericos in the 7400 block of Village Parkway around 6:15 p.m.
7 hurt as car runs into SF Bay Area restaurant  KSWT-TV
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Pfizer approves $11B stock repurchase plan
NEW YORK (AP) - Drugmaker Pfizer says it approved the repurchase of $11 billion in company stock. The New York company did not say when it would buy back the shares.
Pfizer's $11 billion buyback plan deflates AstraZeneca bid hopes  Reuters UK
Pfizer announces it will buy back $11 billion in shares  Livemint
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