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UPDATE 3-GM posts lower profit after recall; core outlook on target
(Adds CEO, CFO, investor, analyst comments, details, updates stock price). By Ben Klayman and Bernie Woodall. DETROIT, April 24 (Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Thursday that first-quarter profit tumbled 88 percent after a massive recall due to ...
Four Unanswered Questions From The GM Recall Crisis  Forbes
Massive recall expenses slash General Motor's first-quarter profit  Los Angeles Times
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Ronald McDonald gets a hip, new makeover
McDonald's said Wednesday its famous spokesclown will take an active role on social media for the first time, using the hashtag #ronaldmcdonald.
Ronald McDonald gets new outfit, takes on Twitter. Still creepy?  Los Angeles Times
Ronald McDonald Jumps on the Twitter Bandwagon � and Gets a New Look  Boston.com
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Verizon Loses Contract Wireless Phone Customers for First Time as Competition ...
Verizon Communications Inc. lost wireless customers for the first time early this year, as its rivals launched a bitter fight for new subscribers.
UPDATE 2-Verizon vows to avoid mass discounts as profit misses expectations  Reuters
Verizon Braces for Installment-Plan Impact After AT&T's Surge  Bloomberg
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TRLPC: Zimmer to tap with $12B in debt for Biomet buy
NEW YORK, April 24 (Reuters) - Medical device maker Zimmer Holdings Inc is expected to tap the market next week with a $12.01 billion credit facility to back its acquisition of Biomet Inc from a consortium of private equity sponsors, sources told Thomson ...
Zimmer Holdings to buy orthopedic firm Biomet for $13.35 billion  Los Angeles Times
Apple poised for record gains on solid earnings  MarketWatch
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Stocks: Can Apple lift the market?
A burst of optimism early Thursday faded fast as investors looked past strong quarterly reports from Apple and Facebook. The Dow Jones industrial average, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq are all bouncing around zero gains for the day.
Wall Street Moves Higher  New York Times
US Stocks Rise, Buoyed by Apple, Facebook Results  Wall Street Journal
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US Durable Goods Orders Rise Broadly, Boost Growth Outlook
Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods rose more than expected in March and a measure of business capital spending plans surged, bolstering views of an acceleration in growth in the second quarter.
Durable-Goods Orders Rise 2.6% -- Update  Wall Street Journal
U.S. durable goods orders rise 2.6% in March, core orders up 2%  NASDAQ
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ECB head says publishing minutes of bank decision without names would help ...
FRANKFURT, Germany - European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the bank's rate-setting council should publish a written account of its deliberations - without names.
ECB's Mario Draghi is a 'model central banker'  Telegraph.co.uk
Pictures paint a thousand words at Europe's central bank  Financial Times
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Investors slam Barclays over bonuses
Barclays executives were blasted by shareholders Thursday for paying bigger bonuses last year, despite the bank's weak earnings.
Barclays Shareholders Vent Frustration Over Bonuses  New York Times
One-third of Barclays investors fail to back pay plan  Reuters
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US average rate on 30-year home loan 4.33 percent
Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose this week at the start of the spring home-buying season. More business news. GM's 1Q profit dragged down by recalls · GM's 1Q profit dragged down by recalls.
Freddie Mac: mortgage rates edge higher, 30-year averaging 4.33%  Los Angeles Times
Britain resurrecting loans for 95% of value deemed risky  NewsOK.com
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Report: A Year After Bangladesh Disaster, Retailers Fail To Address Biggest ...
Rana Plaza in February 2014, 9 months after the factory collapse. Rubble and fabric still litter the area. Photo: NYU Center for Business and Human Rights.
Clothes industry urged to compensate Dhaka factory victims  Irish Times
Protests a year after Bangladesh disaster  News24
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