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Economy grew more than forecast in third quarter
WASHINGTON - The US economy expanded more than forecast in the third quarter, capping its strongest six months in more than a decade, as gains in government spending and a shrinking trade deficit made up for a slowdown in household purchases.
Ameriprise Financial Inc.: Third Quarter GDP Report Reflects an Economy That ...  The Wall Street Transcript
US economy grew 3.5pc in third quarter  Business Recorder
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Visa gives big boost to Dow, but GDP doesn't excite
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks mostly edged higher on Thursday, as a strong read on third-quarter economic growth raised new questions about monetary policy, while results at Visa single-handedly put the Dow in solidly higher territory.
Most U.S. Stocks Gain Following Better-Than-Estimated GDP  Bloomberg
US Stocks Rise; Visa Boosts Dow  Wall Street Journal
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Dollar at 3 1/2-week high on Fed's tougher tone, euro eyes inflation
LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar climbed to its highest in more than three weeks against a basket of currencies, buoyed by higher U.S.
Unshaken by global market turmoil, Fed bets on solid job gains  Chicago Tribune
Hawkish Fed Reserve Predict Good Year Despite Global Market Slowdown  FXC News
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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
Fewer Americans filed for jobless benefits in last month  Chicago Tribune
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Mortgage rates increase from 2014 low, Freddie Mac says
Mortgage rates rose this week from their lowest point in 2014, but lenders still offered a 30-year fixed loan below 4%, according to Freddie Mac's weekly survey.
Average US 30-year loan rate up to 3.98 pct.  U.S. News & World Report
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Growing Payment Volume Helps Boost Visa Earnings Results Above Expectations
Visa shares are on the rise in Wednesday's after-hours trading session; the company posted fourth quarter fiscal 2014 earnings results that beat both top and bottom line forecasts.
Visa posts lower 4Q profit; beats Street views  SFGate
Visa Q4 Earnings Top, Exceed FY14 Target; Buyback Raised
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European Bank Stocks Slip
European bank stocks have slipped in October, seemingly dismissing satisfactory results from the European Central Bank's stress tests and data showing a pickup in the appetite for lending.
ECB says to start ABS purchases in November  Reuters
ECB set to start ABS purchases in November  Irish Times
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German airline Lufthansa lowers profit forecast for 2015 over global economic ...
FRANKFURT, Germany - German airline Deutsche Lufthansa AG has lowered its profit forecast for 2015 over concerns that the global economy may experience a downturn next year.
Merkel Proposes Curbing Unions as Strikes Cripple Germany  Bloomberg
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30% of US Shrimp Is Misrepresented, Study Says
Shrimp may be America's most popular seafood, but that doesn't mean we know much about the crustaceans on our plates. A new study by Oceana, a marine conservation advocacy group, finds that 30% of shrimp products are misrepresented - either ...
Seafood Deception: What's Wrong With Your Shrimp  Forbes
Do you know here your shrimp is caught or farmed?
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STORY REMOVED:BC-US--Earns-Alpha Natural Resources
BRISTOL, Va. - The Associated Press has withdrawn the 8:45 a.m. version of a story about Alpha Natural Resources Inc.'s third-quarter earnings that was generated by Automated Insights using data provided by Zacks Investment Research.
Alpha Natural Resources Posts Narrower-than-Expected Q3 Loss
Alpha Natural Resources 3Q results top Street  Businessweek
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