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New Microsoft CEO Nadella impresses Wall Street, stresses challenges
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's (MSFT.O) new chief executive on Thursday won rave reviews for his first public encounter with Wall Street analysts who said he communicated willingness to transform the world's largest software company as it scrambles ...
Nadella bends Microsoft to his will with Office 365, Windows pricing  CNET
Microsoft's Profit Dips Less Than Expected as It Reshapes Itself  New York Times
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S&P 500, Nasdaq Rise; Dow Ends Flat
An upbeat earnings report from Apple powered gains in technology shares on Thursday, while soft results from several blue chips kept a lid on the broader market.
Apple buoys Nasdaq; Ukraine weighs on broader market  The Star Online
Cautiously, Wall Street Floats Higher  New York Times
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Japan's Aso: CPI data shows deflation battle going well
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday that consumer price data released earlier showed that things are proceeding well in Japan's efforts to shake off deflation.
Japan CPI Rises Less Than Expected  Wall Street Journal
Tokyo Inflation Quickens to Fastest Since 1992 on Tax Increase  Businessweek
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Hurt by Vehicle Recalls, GM's Profit Falls 85%
DETROIT - General Motors, the nation's largest automaker, reported on Thursday that its net income in the first quarter fell about 85 percent, mostly because of costs associated with the recalls of millions of vehicles.
GM says federal securities regulators are probing recall  Lansing State Journal
GM's profit dragged down by recalls  Washington Post
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Asian shares struggle, dollar slips as Ukraine tensions rise
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks struggled to rise on Friday, as the impact of upbeat U.S. economic data and robust U.S. tech shares faced off against fears of an escalating Ukraine crisis that bolstered the safe-haven yen.
GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares struggle, dollar slips as Ukraine tensions rise  Reuters
Mario Draghi: ECB prepared to buy assets to fight deflation risk  Irish Times
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Amazon's slim profit meets analyst expectations
The online retail giant's chief financial officer also suggested that the increase to Amazon Prime hasn't scared off subscribers.
Amazon Reports Thin Profits  Wall Street Journal
Amazon launches grocery service for Prime members as profit rises  Los Angeles Times
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Ronald McDonald gets a hip new makeover
Ronald McDonald has replaced his pass´┐Ż overalls with a chic vest and pants combo, showing that just because you're a clown, you don't have to look like one.
Ronald McDonald Officially A Hipster  WebProNews
Easton's Ronald McDonald stars in Taco Bell commercial  Cecil Whig
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U.S. durable goods orders rise 2.6% in March, core orders up 2% - U.S. durable goods orders rose more than expected in March, while core orders also topped forecasts, official data showed on Thursday.
Treasuries Slip As Durable Goods Orders Climb  Barron's (blog)
Durable-goods orders climb 2.6% in March  MarketWatch
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Taco Bell to test fast-casual restaurant
Think of this as a Taco Bell for foodies. Except it's not Taco Bell. It's U.S. Taco Co., a hush-hush, fast-casual restaurant project developed deep in the bowels of Taco Bell's Irvine, Calif.
Taco Bell's US Taco Co. in HB; New Chef at Soho House  Eater LA
Taco Bell for Foodies  TIME
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US Justice Department seeks over $13 billion from BofA: Bloomberg
A Bank of America sign is shown on a building in downtown Los Angeles, California January 15, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake. By Aruna Viswanatha, Karen Freifeld and Peter Rudegeair.
Bank of America's Latest Settlement Could Wipe Out All of This Year' ...  Motley Fool
Justice Dept. Offers Bank of America a Mortgage Deal  New York Times (blog)
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