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Eurozone Survey Rise Does Not Ease Recession Fears
A stronger than anticipated economic survey Thursday failed to inspire much optimism in European markets amid ongoing worries over the state of the 18-country eurozone and of France in particular.
Eurozone economy picks up slightly in October, but France weighs  Fortune
Business activity improves in China, euro zone but little sign of turnaround  The Globe and Mail
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Honda Air-Bag Deaths Draw Congress Query as Recalls Widen
The congressional investigators who dug into fatal defects in General Motors Co. (GM) and Toyota Motor Corp. cars are now asking U.S.
Air-bag recalls trigger new scrutiny  MarketWatch
Air-bag deaths draw scrutiny of Congress as recalls widen  Tribune-Review
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U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Rise to 283000
The number of new claims for jobless benefits rose last week but remained near fourteen-year lows, the latest sign of an improving labor market.
US jobless claims up; four-week average lowest since 2000  Reuters
Fewest Americans in 14 Years Filed Jobless Claims in Past Month  Businessweek
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Caterpillar Earnings Beat as Construction Demands
Caterpillar Inc. (CAT:US), the largest construction equipment maker, posted third-quarter earnings and sales that beat analysts' estimates as the recovery in North American building drives higher demand for excavators and bulldozers.
Caterpillar beats Street 3Q forecasts  Washington Post
Caterpillar posts earnings of $1.72 a share vs. $1.36 estimate  CNBC
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GM earns $1.4B in Q3 on strong North America, China
General Motors said it earned $1.4 billion in the third quarter on strength in North America and China, where newly introduced models are more profitable than the ones they replace.
GM earns $1.4 billion in 3rd quarter  Detroit Free Press
GM 3Q profit nearly doubles, led by N. America  SFGate
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Spanish Unemployment Lowest Since 2011 as Economy Grows
Spain's unemployment rate fell to the lowest since the end of 2011 in the third quarter as its economy turned into one of the fastest-growing in the euro region.
Spanish unemployment falls to lowest in almost three years  Reuters
Spanish jobless figure drops as economy picks up  SCNow
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United Continental's profit surges as costs fall
Oct 23 (Reuters) - United Continental Holdings Inc's quarterly profit surged about 144 percent, helped by lower fuel and maintenance costs.
United Airlines Q3 profit surges; revenues meet view  RTT News
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Portrait of Adolf Hitler on coffee creamer pots upsets the Swiss
As Swiss commuters grabbed their coffees this morning - some were surprised to find the mustachioed face of Adolf Hitler glaring at them on their pots of creamer.
Swiss chain sorry for 'unforgivable' packaging  Daily Mail
'Hitler' cream strikes sour note for Swiss  Gulf Daily News
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Tesco Profits Overstatement Worse Than Feared
Turn back the clock to early 2011, the days when Tesco was considered to be an unstoppable juggernaut, a retailing force with the power to crush both competitors and suppliers.
Tesco Chairman to Leave as Accounting Missteps Hit Profit  Businessweek
UPDATE 3-Tesco scraps profit outlook as accounting black hole deepens  Reuters
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Under Armour Shares Fall After Apparel Maker's Growth Slows
Under Armour Inc. (UA), the second-largest U.S. athletic-apparel maker, declined as much as 5.7 percent in early trading after growth slowed last quarter, raising concerns that the company's expansion is waning.
Under Armour's footwear powers jump in sales  Fortune
Under Armour profit rises on strong footwear, apparel sales  Reuters
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