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America's Most Terrifying Mascot Is Getting a Total Makeover
McDonald's is giving its long-time mascot a makeover. Ronald McDonald, the iconic clown that kids love and adults find quietly menacing, is getting a more modern look.
Ronald McDonald gets a makeover, takes on Twitter (+video)  Christian Science Monitor
Ronald McDonald Twitter, Selfie & Makeover: Famous Mascot Gets New Look ...  Latin Post
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Stocks edge higher on earnings gains; Apple up
NEW YORK - Stocks are finishing slightly higher, led by the technology sector after Apple reported a big earnings gain. Apple also announced a stock split, a dividend increase and a larger share repurchase program.
Closing Update: An Apple A Day Keeps The Bears Away, But Ukraine Sours ...  NASDAQ
Stocks close mostly higher on earnings; Apple up  Boston Herald
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Apple lifts S&P 500, Nasdaq; Dow ends flat
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended mostly higher in a choppy session on Thursday, powered by a rally in Apple shares a day after the iPad maker's strong results, though tensions in Ukraine limited gains.
S&P 500, Nasdaq Rise; Dow Flat  Wall Street Journal
A Volatile Wall Street Is Mixed  New York Times
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Microsoft results beat expectations, with $7B in earnings
SAN MATEO, Calif. -- Microsoft's third-quarter results were in the clouds. Propelled by strong sales in the fledgling cloud-computing market, the software behemoth on Thursday reported $20.4 billion in revenue on profits of nearly $7 billion (68 cents per share) ...
Microsoft Wins In The Cloud, Suffers On PCs In New CEO's First Quarter  Forbes
Microsoft beats on earnings  CNBC.com
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Taco Bell to test fast-casual restaurant
Think of this as a Taco Bell for foodies. Except it's not Taco Bell. It's U.S. Taco Co., a hush-hush, fast-casual restaurant project developed deep in the bowels of Taco Bell's Irvine, Calif.
Taco Bell to test US Taco Co. concept: Fancier food, boozy shakes  Los Angeles Times
Taco Bell's Fancy Upscale Offshoot Will Soon Serve You Philly ...  Fast Company
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UPDATE 2-GM says facing multiple probes into recent recalls
(Adds Breakingviews link). By Sarah N. Lynch. WASHINGTON, April 24 (Reuters) - General Motors is facing five different government probes in connection with its recent recalls, the automaker said in a regulatory filing on Thursday.
GM Says Securities Regulators Are Probing Recall  ABC News
Demand For its Cars Helping GM Rebound From Black Eye of Recall  NBCNews.com
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Postal workers protest Staples
Hundreds of postal workers stepped off the job Thursday to protest mini post offices set up in Staples office supply stores. The American Postal Workers Union organized protests at 50 Staples in 27 states to oppose a partnership between Staples and the U.S.
USPS Workers Protest Partnership Between US Postal Service and Staples  Latin Post
Postal workers unions protest Staples program  Washington Post
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Apple has best day in 2 years on solid earnings
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - Apple Inc. had its best day in two years on Thursday as investors hailed solid earnings and a generous capital return program while Zimmer Holdings topped the S&P 500 on a multi-billion buyout deal.
Investors Enthusiastic About Zimmer's Deal for Rival  New York Times
Zimmer to Buy Biomet for $13.35 Billion  IndustryWeek
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Weekly jobless claims rise in US; monthly durable goods orders up unexpectedly
Jobless claims nationally increased by 24,000 to 329,000 in the week ending April 19, the most in a month, the article said, citing a Labor Department report released today.
Forex - USD/CAD remains rangebound after U.S. data  NASDAQ
Strong durable goods orders buoy US growth outlook  euronews
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UPDATE 3-Peabody reviews high-cost coal mines as prices stay weak
... * Expects 2nd-quarter adj loss $0.14-$0.39/share vs est. $0.20. * First-quarter adj loss $0.19/share vs est. $0.0. * First-quarter revenue down 7 pct at $1.63 bln.
Peabody Energy First-Quarter Loss Widens as Prices, Demand Stay Soft  Wall Street Journal
Daily business briefing: Peabody reports first quarter loss  Belleville News Democrat
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