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U.S. stocks surge; Dow rises 200 points
The U.S. stock market moves sharply higher on Thursday, as investors cheered upbeat manufacturing data from eurozone and better-than-expected earnings from Caterpillar Inc, 3M Co and General Motors See full story.
US Stocks Surge on Earnings Reports  Wall Street Journal
Corporate earnings gains drive US stock higher  Maryville Daily Times
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Caterpillar Beats 3Q Profit Views, Hikes Outlook
Caterpillar (CAT) on Thursday reported better-than-expected earnings for the third quarter and raised its outlook as it continues to keep costs in check.
Caterpillar beats Street 3Q forecasts  SFGate
Caterpillar Gains After Raising Forecast for 2014 Profit  Bloomberg
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Jobless claims over past month drop to 14-year low
WASHINGTON - Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits over the past month than at any time in 14 years as an improving economy prompted employers to hold on to staff.
Jobless claims inch higher in latest week, stays below 300000 level  CNBC
Jobless claims jump, but one-month average lowest since 2000  Los Angeles Times
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GM 3Q profit nearly doubles, led by N. America
Photo: Wilfredo Lee, AP FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2014 file photo, a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 4WD LTZ Crew Cab pickup truck is on display at Miami Lakes AutoMall in Miami Lakes, Fla.
GM's net income up 98.2 pct in 3rd quarter  Fox News Latino
GM Posts Higher-Than-Expected Profit on Strong North American Demand  Fox Business
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Gauge of US Economy Posts Solid 0.8 Percent Gain
A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health posted a solid increase in September after no gain in the previous month.
Leading Indicators Index Shows U.S. Economy to Keep Growing  Bloomberg
US lead indicators rise amid 'widespread' gains  CNBC
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Copper Climbs as Chinese Manufacturing Signals Expansion
Copper rose in New York after manufacturing expanded at a faster-than-projected rate in China, the biggest consumer of industrial metals, bolstering the outlook for demand.
GLOBAL ECONOMY-Business activity improves in China, euro zone but US slips  Reuters
U.S. manufacturing PMI hints at softer fourth quarter  MarketWatch
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Target Offers Free Shipping on All Orders
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Will totally free shipping make a difference for Target's holiday results?  RetailWire
Target launches free shipping through holidays  Retail Dive
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Report: Sears to Lay Off 5K Employees, Close 100 Stores
Struggling retailer Sears Holdings Corp (SHLD) will lay off at least 5,457 employees and close over 100 stores, many before Christmas, according to a Seeking Alpha report citing liquidation notices and employees.
An unhappy holiday in store for Sears workers?  CBS News
Sears: Store closure list wrong  Crain's Chicago Business
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NBCU Chief Paints Gloomy Picture on Cable-TV Ratings
Comcast Corp. 's NBCUniversal on Thursday painted a gloomy picture of where cable television is headed, saying that ratings are unlikely to grow due to viewership fragmentation, while arguing that HBO's planned streaming service could cannibalize the ...
Comcast Wins More Internet Customers, Ad Sales Up  ABC News
NBC Boosts Comcast's Third Quarter Earnings  Forbes
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The Coca-Cola Company Receives �Neutral� Rating from Zacks (KO)
The Coca-Cola Company logo The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO)'s stock had its �neutral� rating reissued by Zacks in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.
Coke names new marketing chief amid struggles  Businessweek
Can a new marketing chief put fizz back into Coke sales?  CBS News
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