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US economy shakes torpor with 3.5% growth
The US economy is shaking off years of mediocre domestic growth and the more recent weakness in other major global economies, after expanding at an annualised rate of 3.5 per cent in the third quarter of 2014.
GDP Report And Q3 Earnings To Give Direction To The Market - Economic ...  Nasdaq
Ameriprise Financial Inc.: Third Quarter GDP Report Reflects an Economy That ...  The Wall Street Transcript
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US STOCKS-Visa gives big boost to Dow, but GDP doesn't excite
(Updates to midday trading). * Visa, MasterCard both rally after results. * Third-quarter GDP tops expectations. * Energy shares fall alongside drop in crude prices.
Most U.S. Stocks Gain Following Better-Than-Estimated GDP  Bloomberg
Jim Cramer Explains Visa (V) and MasterCard (MA) Quarterly Earnings  TheStreet.com
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Greenback Strengthens As Fed Ends Bond-Buying Scheme
The U.S. dollar is showing its resilience on Thursday, holding on to a three-week high against a basket of currencies after the Federal Reserve caught the market off-guard with a definite hawkish tone in its policy statement yesterday.
Fed keeps interest rates at record low, ends bond buying  SFGate
Global equity markets mixed as Fed ends QE on hawkish note  Reuters
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Rate for 30-Year Mortgages Creeps Up, but Remains Below 4%
Mortgage Rates Lenny Ignelzi/AP WASHINGTON -- Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates arrested their five-week decline this week but the benchmark 30-year loan remained below 4 percent.
Average US 30-year loan rate up to 3.98 pct.  SFGate
Mortgage rates increase from 2014 low, Freddie Mac says  Los Angeles Times
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Jobless Claims Remain at Historically Low Levels
WASHINGTON�The number of new claims for jobless benefits rose last week but remained at historically low levels, supporting other signals of an improving labor market.
Unemployment claims hold near 14-year lows  USA TODAY
More people file for unemployment benefits, job market stays strong  KGNS.tv
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India is changing, and faster than we think
Two months after leaving India as Canada's High Commissioner, I returned two weeks ago as part of British Columbia Premier Christy Clark's official delegation to the country.
India's universal healthcare plan to cost US$26 bln  The National
Modi Targets First-Class Travel in Mandatory India Spending Cuts  Businessweek
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UPDATE 3-Lufthansa shares drop after 2015 profit guidance cut for second time
... * Q3 operating profit 735 mln eur vs poll 709 mln. * Lowers 2015 operating profit forecast, maintains 2014 target. * Strikes wipe 170 mln eur off 2014 profit.
Merkel Proposes Curbing Unions as Strikes Cripple Germany  Bloomberg
German airline Lufthansa lowers profit forecast for 2015 over global ...  Fox Business
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Walmart Tests Matching Prices With Online Rivals
NEW YORK -- Walmart Stores (WMT) is considering matching online prices from competitors such as Amazon.com (AMZN), raising the stakes for the holiday shopping season.
Wal-Mart Tests Price-Matching With Online Rivals  KWTX
Wal-Mart Weighs Matching Online Prices  Wall Street Journal
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Shady shrimp sales revealed in seafood study
The Oceana advocacy group found that consumers across the United States, including Arizona, can't be sure what kind of shrimp they're buying by looking at menus and labels, or even if the shrimp is edible.
Report: Not All Shrimp What They Claim to Be  U.S. News & World Report
30% of US Shrimp Is Misrepresented, Study Says  TIME
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NY Times falls into the red on job cuts and digital investment costs
Costs related to redundancies and digital investments tipped the New York Times to a loss in the third quarter, outweighing growth in online subscription and advertising revenue.
New York Times narrows loss but ad sales fall  Pensacola News Journal
NY Times says expects further decline in advertising sales  Reuters
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