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Amazon Shares Rise As Sales Growth Remains Strong
A big question for shareholders of was the strength of its sales growth for the first quarter. The answer today was sales growth is still darn strong, and shares were higher after hours.
Amazon Meets Analysts' Low Expectations  New York Times
Amazon's Spending Rises as Revenue Exceeds Estimates (1)  Businessweek   Related articles »  
Microsoft's Nadella Posts Cloud Gains in Third Quarter
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT:US)'s push into cloud computing, which is accelerating under new Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella, paid off in the fiscal third quarter.
Microsoft Posts Smaller-Than-Expected Profit Decline  Wall Street Journal
Microsoft reports strong Q3, with help from Win upgrades, Office 365  CNET
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Asian Morning Briefing: Dow Ends Flat; Tech Shares Gain
The Dow ended flat but technology shares gained as investors digested a mixed bag of corporate earnings and economic data as well as escalating tensions in Ukraine.
GLOBAL MARKETS-Equity indexes up on Apple, Ukraine tempers rise  Reuters
Stocks Rise on Profits as Yen Climbs; Russian Shares Drop  Bloomberg
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Ex-KPMG partner London gets 14 months for insider trading
(Reuters) - Former KPMG LLP senior partner Scott London, who had provided tips to a friend about the accounting firm's clients, was sentenced to 14 months in prison on an insider trading charge by a federal judge in Los Angeles on Thursday.
Former KPMG Partner Scott London Gets 14 Months for Insider Trading  Wall Street Journal
Ex-KPMG Partner Sentenced for Insider Trading  Fox Business
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Taco Bell to test US Taco Co. concept: Fancier food, boozy shakes
Taco Bell plans to test a new fast-casual restaurant in Huntington Beach called U.S. Taco Co. and Urban Tap Room, slated to open in the next couple of months.
Taco Bell Is Going Upscale�Really  Businessweek
Taco Bell to test fast casual concept in Huntington Beach  L.A. Biz
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Ronald McDonald gets a makeover for social media
Fast-food giant McDonald's attempts to spiff up its clown in preparation for immersing him in the social-media world. by Amanda Kooser · @akooser; April 24, 2014 2:17 PM PDT.
Ronald McDonald's Hipster Makeover Is The Sexiest Thing Since The ...  TheGloss
America's Most Terrifying Mascot Is Getting a Total Makeover  TIME
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SEC opens probe over GM ignition switch recall
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating General Motors over its handling of an ignition switch defect, according to a public filing today.
GM's Net Income Falls 85 Percent  New York Times
Demand For Its Cars Helping GM Rebound From Black Eye Of Recalls
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Strong durable goods orders buoy growth outlook
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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.
Forex - USD/CAD remains rangebound after U.S. data  NASDAQ
Durable-goods orders climb 2.6% in March  MarketWatch
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Bank of Canada's Poloz: Bank's Policy Position is "Truly Neutral"
SASKATOON--Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz said Thursday that the central bank remains in "true neutrality" with respect to its next policy rate move, but also reiterated that interest rates are likely to remain lower than historical levels for some time.
Loonie ends little changed as Poloz predicts low rates for long term  The Globe and Mail
Bank of Canada sees hope for exports, inflation risks  Reuters Canada
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Starbucks Raises Profit Forecast as New Foods Help Sales
Americans are increasingly leaving Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) cafes with more than just their venti lattes in hand. The world's biggest coffee-shop chain today raised its forecast for profit this year as new baked sweets, egg sandwiches and a rewards program ...
Starbucks Profit Rises as Sales Increase -- Update  Wall Street Journal
Starbucks Cafe Sales Heat Up Slightly  Fox Business
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