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UPDATE 4-GM posts lower profit after recall; core outlook on target
(Adds Breakingviews link). By Ben Klayman and Bernie Woodall. DETROIT, April 24 (Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Thursday that first-quarter profit tumbled 88 percent after a massive recall due to defective ignition switches, but results still topped ...
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 gets makeover, says he is ready for selfies
'Selfies ...here I come!': The McDonald's mascot, who has ditched his yellow jumpsuit for some cargo pants, will soon have a presence on social media and tweet from the fast food giant's Twitter account using the hashtag #RonaldMcDonald.
Ronald McDonald Got A Makeover, Joined Twitter, Is Down With The Kids ...  Bustle
Is This Hip, New Ronald McDonald Any Less Creepy Than The Old Ronald ...  Uproxx
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UPDATE 2-Verizon vows to avoid mass discounts as profit misses expectations
... * Posts fewer net subscriber adds than rival AT&T. * Adjusted EPS misses Wall Street expectations by 3 cents. * Revenue growth highest in five quarters.
Verizon Loses Cellphone Customers for First Time  Wall Street Journal
Verizon Stumbles As Telecom Wars Heat Up  Bidness Etc
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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 to buy Biomet for $13.35 billion in latest consolidation  Reuters India
Zimmer Bolts on Biomet for $13.4B  TheStreet.com
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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.
WRAPUP 2-Strong durable goods orders buoy US growth outlook  Reuters
Durable-Goods Orders Rise 2.6% -- Update  Wall Street Journal
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Why Bangladesh's Rana Plaza survivors are back at work
As Yasmin Khatun lay in a hospital bed last April, she was overwhelmed with memories of being trapped under concrete slabs for 16 hours in the collapsed Rana Plaza garment factory.
Report: A Year After Bangladesh Disaster, Retailers Fail To Address Biggest ...  Forbes
Clothes industry urged to compensate Dhaka factory victims  Irish Times
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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
UPDATE 2-Cash drop in the euro zone adds to impetus for ECB action  Reuters
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Investors slam Barclays over bonuses
Barclays executives were blasted by shareholders Thursday for paying bigger bonuses last year, despite the bank's weak earnings.
Barclays wins pay vote despite opposition  BBC News
UPDATE 2-Barclays chairman defends staff bonuses as Standard Life leads ...  Reuters
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US average rate on 30-year home loan 4.33 percent
Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose this week at the start of the spring home-buying season. More business news. GM's 1Q profit dragged down by recalls · GM's 1Q profit dragged down by recalls.
Freddie Mac: mortgage rates edge higher, 30-year averaging 4.33%  Los Angeles Times
Britain resurrecting loans for 95% of value deemed risky  NewsOK.com
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Dunkin' Brands Profit Hurt by Weather --Update
Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. said that first-quarter earnings fell 3.5%, blaming bad winter weather for cutting a hole in demand at its signature doughnuts-and-coffee chain.
Dunkin' Brands posts tough Q1; on track for 800 openings worldwide in 2014  Chain Store Age
Dunkin' Donuts Continues Multi-Store Development In California, Poses ...  VendingMarketWatch
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