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Amazon Fire Phone not on fire, revenue takes a hit
Amazon just made its earnings conference call today and things are not looking good for the retailer giant. The company reported a staggering third quarter loss of $544 million, compared to last year's loss of $25 million from the same quarter.
Amazon's Quarter Is So Bad The NYTimes Is Making Fun Of It
Fire Phone flop � Amazon takes $170 million charge on its smartphone  Digital Trends
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U.K. Growth Slows as Obstacles to Recovery Increase: Economy
U.K. economic growth cooled in the third quarter as threats to the recovery from the euro-area slump mounted. Gross domestic product rose 0.7 percent in the three months through September, compared with 0.9 percent in the second quarter, the Office for ...
U.K. economy slows in third quarter  MarketWatch
Why should we care about GDP?
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Commodities: A partial pump primer
ew economic forces are more important than commodity prices. When they rise they transfer riches and power from consumers to producers; when they fall, it is as near as anything in economics to a free lunch for consumers.
Welcome to Xiamen: the only major Chinese city where property prices aren ...
China's property prices fall in September  BBC News
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Ford's Profit Falls on Europe Losses, Lower Production in North America
Pretax profit fell to $1.18 billion or 24 cents a share, compared with $2.6 billion or 45 cents a share a year ago. Despite the lower profits, the result beat analysts' expectations of 19 cents a share.
Ford profit beats Street; sales down on F-150 launch  Reuters
Ford's Q3 pretax operating profit falls 54% to $1.18B  Automotive News
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Typical American worker has saved just $20000 for retirement, survey finds
Middle-class individuals throughout the United States have a median of just $20,000 total saved for retirement, compared to the $250,000 necessary to sustain their way of lives after leaving their jobs, according to a recent Wells Fargo survey.
Middle Class Adults Only Have $20000 Saved for Retirement
Middle-class adults have $20K saved for retirement  USA TODAY
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Japan shares post big weekly gain
JapanBrokerage REUTERS A man looks at his watch as he passes an electronic board displaying a graph of currency rates outside a brokerage in Tokyo.
Yen rallies on safe-haven bids on news of New York Ebola case  Economic Times
Tokyo stocks rebound on upbeat overseas equity market trades  The Japan News
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US Stock Futures Plunge, Bond Market Gains On New Ebola Case In New York
US stock index futures fell yesterday on news that a 33-year-old doctor named Craig Spencer, who flew from West Africa to New York a week ago, has contracted the Ebola virus.
Global stocks rattled by Ebola case in New York  Omaha World-Herald
Strong earnings lead to strong market
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P&G to exit Duracell battery business
Procter & Gamble Co. said its plans to exit its Duracell battery business and will likely split the operation off into a separate company.
CompaniesP&G to power down Duracell batteries business  Financial Times
P&G posts earnings of $1.07 a share, in line with estimates  CNBC
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3 Features a Nike-Apple Wearable Absolutely Must Have
Apple's wearable will target fitness nuts. Here's what it has to be able to do�with Nike's help. Nike and Apple have had a special relationship since 2006 when the companies announced a partnership that created a sports-oriented ecosystem around iPods ...
Nike Puts Top Athletes on a Catwalk and Makes Its Play for Women  Businessweek
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Business News Some Sears, Kmart stores closing
(CNN)- A not so merry Christmas for Sears and Kmart. 77 of the stores are set to close soon. 5,300 jobs will be cut in the process.
Sears refutes store-closing report  Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Sears to close stores, lay off workers during holidays: report  New York Post
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