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GM profit sinks; CEO sees no recall hit to sales
DETROIT (AP) - The cost of recalling nearly 7 million cars and trucks sank General Motors' first-quarter profit, but the company's CEO said the much-publicized recalls have yet to cut into sales.
Four Unanswered Questions From The GM Recall Crisis  Forbes
Massive recall expenses slash General Motor's first-quarter profit  Los Angeles Times
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Ronald McDonald Jumps on the Twitter Bandwagon � and Gets a New Look
It looks like Ronald McDonald is joining the world of Twitter, but before he does, he's getting a bit of a makeover. McDonald's Corp.
Ronald McDonald takes to Twitter, gets makeover  The Detroit News
Ronald McDonald Gets Makeover and Goes Social with #RonaldMcDonald  Z6Mag
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Verizon Loses Contract Wireless Phone Customers for First Time as Competition ...
Verizon Communications Inc. lost wireless customers for the first time early this year, as its rivals launched a bitter fight for new subscribers.
UPDATE 2-Verizon vows to avoid mass discounts as profit misses expectations  Reuters
Verizon Braces for Installment-Plan Impact After AT&T's Surge  Bloomberg
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US Durable Goods Orders Rise Broadly, Boost Growth Outlook
Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods rose more than expected in March and a measure of business capital spending plans surged, bolstering views of an acceleration in growth in the second quarter.
Durable-Goods Orders Rise 2.6% -- Update  Wall Street Journal
US durable goods orders up 2.6 percent in March  The Seattle Times
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TRLPC: Zimmer to tap with $12B in debt for Biomet buy
NEW YORK, April 24 (Reuters) - Medical device maker Zimmer Holdings Inc is expected to tap the market next week with a $12.01 billion credit facility to back its acquisition of Biomet Inc from a consortium of private equity sponsors, sources told Thomson ...
Zimmer Holdings to buy orthopedic firm Biomet for $13.35 billion  Los Angeles Times
Apple poised for record gains on solid earnings  MarketWatch
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Freddie Mac: mortgage rates edge higher, 30-year averaging 4.33%
Fixed mortgage rates edged higher this week, with Freddie Mac reporting that lenders were offering 30-year loans to solid borrowers at an average of 4.33%, up from 4.27% a week ago.
US average rate on 30-year home loan 4.33 percent  Washington Post
Average US 30-year mortgage rate up to 4.33 pct  Businessweek
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ECB head says publishing minutes of bank decision without names would help ...
FRANKFURT, Germany - European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the bank's rate-setting council should publish a written account of its deliberations - without names.
ECB's Mario Draghi is a 'model central banker'  Telegraph.co.uk
Pictures paint a thousand words at Europe's central bank  Financial Times
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Report: A Year After Bangladesh Disaster, Retailers Fail To Address Biggest ...
Rana Plaza in February 2014, 9 months after the factory collapse. Rubble and fabric still litter the area. Photo: NYU Center for Business and Human Rights.
Clothes industry urged to compensate Dhaka factory victims  Irish Times
Flashback: Garment factory collapse  Reuters
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Wall Street Moves Higher
Wall Street was edging higher on Thursday, with investors apparently shrugging off worsening tensions in Ukraine and focusing instead on strong earnings from Apple and Facebook.
US Stocks Rise, Buoyed by Apple, Facebook Results  Wall Street Journal
A few blowout earnings reports create mirage  USA TODAY
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Dunkin' Brands posts tough Q1; on track for 800 openings worldwide in 2014
Canton, Mass. -- Dunkin' Brands Group, parent to Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, said its banners were impacted by tough weather in the first quarter, with U.S.
Dunkin' Donuts Continues Multi-Store Development In California, Poses ...  VendingMarketWatch
Winter weather ices Dunkin earnings  Stevenspointjournal
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