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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares edge up after Wall Street gains
TOKYO, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Asian shares edged up on Friday, talking heart from a late earnings-led surge on Wall Street even as continuing concerns about global growth tempered gains.
Asia stocks mostly higher after Japan data shows improvement  San Francisco Chronicle
Asia underpinned by late Wall Street advance  Financial Times
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Amazon shares rally 12% after profit returns
SAN FRANCISCO - Growth of Prime memberships helped return Amazon to modest profitability last quarter, but it left open the possibility more losses will follow.
Bezos' newly found frugality helps Amazon beat expectations  New York Post
Amazon's stock rallies as profit beats forecasts  MarketWatch
Northrop 2015 Forecast Tops Estimates as Bomber Award Looms
(Bloomberg) -- Northrop Grumman Corp., vying with two larger defense contractors for a U.S. bomber contract to be awarded this year, predicted a 2015 profit that exceeded analysts' estimates.
Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Pledge Boost in Spending and Exports  Nasdaq
Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC) Pops 3.79% for January 29  Equities.com
Ducey defends decision on rideshare businesses
PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey is defending his decision to tell state officials to stop enforcing a law that requires those who offer rides for money to meet the standards required for taxi drivers.
Arizona stops ticketing Uber, Lyft drivers as new governor, Legislature work ...  Fox Business
US judge says Lyft drivers may be entitled to employee benefits  Reuters
What the Tech Industry Really Looks Like for Women
People on social media were outraged on Thursday with a Newsweek cover that depicts a woman whose dress is being lifted by a computer cursor.
The Bible proves to be a big seller for Newsweek  CNNMoney
'Newsweek' Cover Story "What Silicon Valley Thinks of Women ...  Bustle
Google Downplays Importance of the Web Browser Search Box, Which Is Crazy
Let's say you want to find out what time the Super Bowl starts. Do you go to Google.com or Yahoo.com, and then type "super bowl time" into the search box on the page?
Google's 4Q Earnings Disappoint, but CFO Eases the Letdown  ABC News
Google Whiffs On Earnings, Investors Yawn  Business Insider
Valeant to buy Dendreon's prostate cancer vaccine Provenge
Jan 29 (Reuters) - Bankrupt drugmaker Dendreon Corp has reached a stalking-horse deal with Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc to sell the worldwide rights to its cancer vaccine, Provenge, and certain assets for $296 million.
Valeant to Buy Prostate-Cancer Drug From Dendreon  Nasdaq
Dendreon Reaches Agreement for Valeant to Serve as �Stalking Horse Bidder ...  MarketWatch
Oil prices slip as output remains high, producers slash costs
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices dipped on Friday following slight gains in the previous session and analysts said the outlook remained weak, with production high and producers reducing operating costs to adjust to lower export revenues.
US Oil Prices Drop Below $44 a Barrel in Intraday Trading for First Time ...  Wall Street Journal
Fight to lift crude export ban grows  Tribune-Review
Meet Ida May Fuller, Recipient of 1st Social Security Check
Seventy-five years ago, the government cut 65-year-old Ida May Fuller a check. It was numbered 00-000-001 - the first Social Security payout.
Social Security disability, supplemental security workshop Feb. 12 in the ...  The Daily Freeman
Key Retirement Birthdays: Age 65, Social Security Mentality  CBS Local
Feds auction 550 acres off Massachusetts for wind energy
BOSTON (AP) - U.S. officials on Thursday auctioned off leases to more than 550 square miles of federal waters off the Massachusetts coast to two companies hoping to develop wind energy projects.
Federal Government Leases Two Areas Offshore Martha's Vineyard For Wind ...  Rhode Island Public Radio