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Visa gives big boost to Dow, but GDP doesn't excite
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks mostly edged higher on Thursday, as a strong read on third-quarter economic growth raised new questions about monetary policy, while results at Visa single-handedly put the Dow in solidly higher territory.
Most U.S. Stocks Gain Following Better-Than-Estimated GDP  Bloomberg
Jim Cramer Explains Visa (V) and MasterCard (MA) Quarterly Earnings
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US economy shakes torpor with 3.5% growth
The US economy is shaking off years of mediocre domestic growth and the more recent weakness in other major global economies, after expanding at an annualised rate of 3.5 per cent in the third quarter of 2014.
US economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in Q3
Ameriprise Financial Inc.: Third Quarter GDP Report Reflects an Economy That ...  The Wall Street Transcript
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Greenback Strengthens As Fed Ends Bond-Buying Scheme
The U.S. dollar is showing its resilience on Thursday, holding on to a three-week high against a basket of currencies after the Federal Reserve caught the market off-guard with a definite hawkish tone in its policy statement yesterday.
Fed keeps interest rates at record low, ends bond buying  SFGate
Unshaken by global market turmoil, Fed bets on solid job gains  Chicago Tribune
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Average US 30-year loan rate up to 3.98 pct.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates arrested their five-week decline this week but the benchmark 30-year loan remained below 4 percent.
Mortgage rates increase from 2014 low, Freddie Mac says  Los Angeles Times
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Jobless Claims Remain at Historically Low Levels
WASHINGTON�The number of new claims for jobless benefits rose last week but remained at historically low levels, supporting other signals of an improving labor market.
Unemployment claims hold near 14-year lows  USA TODAY
US Unemployment Claims Up
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India is changing, and faster than we think
Two months after leaving India as Canada's High Commissioner, I returned two weeks ago as part of British Columbia Premier Christy Clark's official delegation to the country.
Modi Targets First-Class Travel in Mandatory India Spending Cuts  Businessweek
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UPDATE 3-Lufthansa shares drop after 2015 profit guidance cut for second time
... * Q3 operating profit 735 mln eur vs poll 709 mln. * Lowers 2015 operating profit forecast, maintains 2014 target. * Strikes wipe 170 mln eur off 2014 profit.
Merkel Proposes Curbing Unions as Strikes Cripple Germany  Bloomberg
German airline Lufthansa lowers profit forecast for 2015 over global ...  Fox Business
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Shady shrimp sales revealed in seafood study
The Oceana advocacy group found that consumers across the United States, including Arizona, can't be sure what kind of shrimp they're buying by looking at menus and labels, or even if the shrimp is edible.
Report: Not All Shrimp What They Claim to Be  U.S. News & World Report
30% of US Shrimp Is Misrepresented, Study Says  TIME
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Wal-Mart Weighs Matching Online Prices
Wal-Mart is testing a program to match online prices. Above, a Wal-Mart employee makes price changes at a store. AP. By. Shelly Banjo.
Walmart Tests Matching Prices With Online Rivals  DailyFinance
Wal-Mart Tests Price-Matching With Online Rivals  KWTX
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NY Times falls into the red on job cuts and digital investment costs
Costs related to redundancies and digital investments tipped the New York Times to a loss in the third quarter, outweighing growth in online subscription and advertising revenue.
NY Times says expects further decline in advertising sales  Reuters
New York Times Earnings: Layoffs And Buyouts Eat Profits; NYT Now Sluggish  International Business Times
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