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BOJ shocks markets with more easing as inflation slows
TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan surprised global financial markets on Friday by expanding its massive stimulus spending in a stark admission that economic growth and inflation have not picked up as much as expected after a sales tax hike in April.
Yen Falls to Six-Year Low of 111 Per Dollar on BOJ Easing, GPIF  Bloomberg
London Market Report  BBC News
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Starbucks announces coffee delivery service
Gone are the days of standing in line for one, maybe two, possibly three whole minutes to grab your morning cup of Joe! (Video via YouTube / Billy Boulia).
Revenue Growth Continues At Sstarbuck's, Delivery Coming To Select ...  Dumb-Out
Starbucks shares slump after hours, GoPro's rise  MarketWatch
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Japan stocks soar 5 percent, yen falls on stimulus
Japan's stock index surged 5 percent to the highest level since late 2007 and the yen slid against the dollar Friday after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced new stimulus to boost a flagging economic recovery.
How the Dow Jones average fared Thursday  SFGate
Big gain in Visa drives Dow average higher  Philly.com
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US Economy Grows at Steady Clip
Military spending helped boost the GDP in the third quarter. Above, a group of U.S. military personnel bound for Liberia earlier this month.
Economic growth tops forecasts  TheDay.com
GDP takeaways: It could be as good as it gets  Financial Times
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AB InBev profit capped by weak US, stagnant Brazil
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest beer maker, reported a lower than expected increase of earnings in the third quarter as U.S.
Budweiser owner AB InBev: profits up 5.5 percent in third quarter despite ...  Fox Business
AB InBev Hit by Weakness in Russia, Ukraine  Wall Street Journal
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Sony reports narrower Q2 loss than estimated on strong PlayStation 4 sales
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Sony Corp reported a second-quarter operating loss on Friday that was narrower than analysts had estimated, as blockbuster sales of its PlayStation 4 games console reduced the impact of a sluggish smartphone division.
Sony Posts Narrower-Than-Expected Loss on PlayStation, Sensors  Businessweek
Sony Posts Hefty Loss for July-September  Wall Street Journal
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RBS Posts Profit as It Sets Aside $1.25 Billion for Legal Costs
LONDON - The Royal Bank of Scotland said Friday that it had posted a third-quarter profit, but its results were again dragged down by legal charges as it became the latest European bank to bolster its reserves for past conduct.
RBS to Keep Ulster as Profit Buoyed by Provisions Release  Businessweek
RBS reserves �400m for currency probe  BBC News
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Wal-Mart doubles down on deals, tech as holiday fight starts earlier
Wal-Mart Stores WMT is leaving nothing to chance in a holiday season it needs to win. The discount retailer is doubling the number of deals it is offering this weekend, in an early kick-off to the holiday shopping season, and planning to make full use of its ...
Wal-Mart tests matching prices with online rivals  Boston Globe
Wal-Mart ups ante on holiday shopping  U-T San Diego
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Twitter Announces Yet Another New Head of Product
Twitter just announced that they have appointed a new head of product. Kevin Weil is now in charge of developing the brand further, which spreads his responsibilities out further as well, now that Daniel Graf has moved on.
Twitter Said to Appoint New Head of Product as User Growth Slows  Bloomberg
Twitter Replaces Product Chief Daniel Graf  Wall Street Journal
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British Airways Owner IAG Boosts Earnings 30% on Spanish Cuts
British Airways parent IAG SA (IAG) boosted third-quarter earnings 30 percent, aided by increased capacity at the U.K. unit and reduced costs at Spain's Iberia.
British Airways owner ups profit forecast after Q3 profit jump  CNBC
British Airways owner IAG upgrades profit forecast  BBC News
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