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Facebook rides mobile ad sales to earnings of $885M
SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook continued its magic carpet ride of mobile revenue on Wednesday with boffo results. The company reported first-quarter earnings of $885 million (34 cents per share) on revenue of $2.5 billion.
Facebook 1Q earnings soar; CFO to step down  Washington Post
Facebook net income jumps 193% during 2014 Q1  Ecumenical News
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Apple slice: Share split makes joining the Dow more likely
(Reuters) - Who says Apple does not want to be in the Dow Jones industrial average? The iPhone maker's market value has stood high above most U.S.
Apple Stock Split Removes Obstacle to Inclusion in Dow Average  Businessweek
Apple's split could pave way into Dow industrials, for whatever that' ...  MarketWatch (blog)
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Ronald McDonald gets a makeover, loses jumpsuit, takes on Twitter
Same clown, new clothes: Is that the main takeaway of McDonald's newest makeover of its brand ambassador Ronald McDonald? On Wednesday, the Oak Brook, Ill.
'Selfies´┐Ż Here I Come!' Ronald McDonald Gets Cargo Pants, Twitter  Wall Street Journal (blog)
He's lovin' it: Ronald McDonald rocking a new look  USA TODAY
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Eurozone deficits shrinking but public debt continues to mount
PUBLIC deficits in the Eurozone fell to three per cent of GDP in 2013, hitting the level that individual member states must aim for under the bloc's rules.
Euro Zone Deficit Hits Target for First Time Since 2008  New York Times
It's official: Austerity drives down Europe's deficits  CNNMoney
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Stocks: The win streak is over
Wall Street failed to extend its win streak to seven days on Wednesday as investors took their feet off the gas. The Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500 posted minor losses while the Nasdaq landed solidly in the red (down 0.83%) amid more biotech ...
Stocks Drop, Snapping Win Streak  Wall Street Journal
Wall Street snaps six-day run; Apple to split stock  Reuters
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GE's $57 Billion Cash Overseas Said to Fuel Alstom Deal
General Electric Co. (GE) can dip into the $57 billion of cash it has amassed overseas to buy France's Alstom SA (ALO) in its biggest acquisition ever, a person with knowledge of the matter said.
GE Said in Talks to Buy Alstom for More Than $13 Billion  Businessweek
GE In Talks to Buy Alstom for About $13 Billion -Bloomberg  NASDAQ
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Wanted: Mass. homes for sale
(NECN: Peter Howe, Norwell, Mass.) - As the U.S. Commerce Department reported Wednesday March home sales were down by 14.5 percent across the country, the Massachusetts Association of Realtors reported the first month of the key spring home ...
Sales of new US homes plunge in March  Finance and Commerce
Spring hasn't sprung for March home sales
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Kiwi flies on hawkish RBNZ, euro eyes ECB speech
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The New Zealand dollar rallied on Thursday after the country's central bank lifted interest rates and signaled more hikes ahead, while caution ahead of a speech by the European Central Bank kept the euro subdued.
Kiwi flies after RBNZ keeps calm on currency strength  GlobalPost
Euro manufacturing and services expand  Irish Examiner
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UPDATE 3-Zynga's Pincus withdraws from operations amid turnaround
(Adds details on 2014 outlook, background, "FarmVille2" on mobile). By Malathi Nayak. SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 (Reuters) - Zynga Inc co-founder Mark Pincus is relinquishing the last of his operational duties at the social gaming company starting on ...
Zynga founder Pincus steps down, Xbox Live GM to head Zynga Studios  Joystiq
Zynga Founder Mark Pincus Gives Up Day-to-day Duties  CIO
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Qualcomm 2nd-Quarter Profit Rises 5%
Qualcomm Inc. is facing some short-term turbulence as it waits for faster cellphone service to take off in China. The San Diego-based chip maker reported Wednesday that second-quarter profit grew 5%.
Qualcomm's quarterly revenue growth dwindles, shares fall  Reuters
Qualcomm Sales May Miss Estimates; SEC Sends Wells Notice  Bloomberg
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