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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
Japanese Bonds Advance After BOJ Unexpectedly Expands Stimulus  Businessweek
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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).
Starbucks' push into food, tea lifts sales  Omaha World-Herald
Revenue Growth Continues At Sstarbuck's, Delivery Coming To Select ...  Dumb-Out
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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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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 makes �400m provision for forex probe  Financial Times
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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.
AB InBev Hit by Weakness in Russia, Ukraine  Wall Street Journal
Budweiser owner AB InBev: profits up 5.5 percent in third quarter despite ...  Fox Business
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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 hefty loss on smartphone write-down  MarketWatch
Sony Posts Narrower-Than-Expected Loss on PlayStation, Sensors  Businessweek
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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 ups ante on holiday shopping  seattlepi.com
Wal-Mart tests matching prices with online rivals  Boston Globe
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REFILE-Fed's Williams: inflation targets work, but room for improvement
(Refiles to additional subscribers with no changes to text). Oct 31 (Reuters) - A top Federal Reserve policymaker on Friday said global central banks have had good success with inflation-targeting, but should consider other methods that may work better in the ...
Fed's Williams Sees Inflation Target Flaws at Zero Rates  Bloomberg
San Fran Fed Williams: Infl Trgt Options Worthy Of Consideratn  MNI News
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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 product chief sidelined as user engagement dips: Source  Times of India
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