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US Stocks Surge on Earnings Reports
U.S. jobless claims rose last week, but remained near 14-year lows. A Kroger Co. employee in Lexington, Ky., takes applications at a job fair earlier this month.
Stock Market Today: Earnings, Leading Indicators Signal U.S. Strength  TheStreet.com
US stocks jump following strong corporate earnings  SFGate
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UPDATE 3-Caterpillar profit beats view, raises outlook; shares gain
(Adds additonal analyst comment, graphics link). By James B. Kelleher. Oct 23 (Reuters) - Caterpillar Inc shares jumped more than 6 percent in premarket trading after the company reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit and boosted its 2014 profit ...
Caterpillar (CAT) Crushes Earnings Estimates, Shares Jump 4%  Zacks.com
Caterpillar Gains After Raising Forecast for 2014 Profit  Bloomberg
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US jobless claims rise 17K, but still lowest since 2000
Jobless claims filed by American workers rose by 17,000 to 283,000 last week, but the four-week moving average for jobless claims fell to its lowest level since May 2000.
US jobless aid applications rise to 283000  The Detroit News
US Jobless Claims Remain Near 14-Year Lows  Wall Street Journal
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Leading Indicators Index Shows U.S. Economy to Keep Growing
The index of U.S. leading indicators accelerated in September, signaling the world's largest economy will keep expanding into 2015.
Gauge of US Economy Posts Solid 0.8 Percent Gain  ABC News
US lead indicators rise amid 'widespread' gains  CNBC
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Target Offers Free Shipping on All Orders
The retail giant is trying to win back customers after a credit card hack last year. 01:44 | 10/23/2014. Related Links: Watch: Target ISIS: US Airstrikes Pound ISIS Oil Facilities · Watch: High-Fashion Designer Brings Discount Line to Target · Watch: 'Insta-Scams' ...
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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Comcast adds 315000 Internet customers in third quarter
Comcast Corp. delivered strong third-quarter earnings by adding 315,000 high-speed Internet service customers -- surpassing analysts' estimates for subscriber growth during the period.
Comcast Earnings Boosted by NBC, Tax Adjustment  Wall Street Journal
NBC Boosts Comcast's Third Quarter Earnings  Forbes
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Sears disputes report of 100 store closures, widespread layoffs
Cash-strapped Sears Holdings is up 4% to $35.86 Thursday on a report that it plans to close over 100 Sears and Kmart stores and lay off more than 5,400 employees, many ahead of the Christmas shopping season.
Report: Sears to Lay Off 5K Employees, Close 100 Stores  Fox Business
More than 100 Sears and Kmart stores to close, report says  Tampabay.com
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US: Islamic State earns $1M per day in black market oil sales
The U.S. Treasury Department says Islamic State (IS) militants are earning about $1 million a day just from black market oil sales.
Islamic State's Oil Revenue Targeted as U.S. Adjusts Tactics  Bloomberg
Islamic State 'best-funded' terrorist group on earth: Treasury Dept.  Washington Times
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Will new marketing guru right Coke?
Maybe Coke's problems can all be fixed with mirrors, paper clips, rubber bands - and a new marketing guru. Coca-Cola's shares jumped more than 1% in morning trading after the soft drink behemoth announced it has named a new chief marketing officer, ...
Struggling Soda Companies Diversify, Following Tobacco's Lead  International Business Times
Coke names new marketing chief amid struggles  Businessweek
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Brazilian bidders lift offer for Chiquita
Brazil's Cutrale and Safra families have raised their offer for Chiquita from $14 to $14.50 a share in a last-ditch attempt to win control of the 144-year-old US banana company.
UPDATE 1-Cutrale-Safra ups Chiquita offer ahead of Fyffes tie-up vote  Reuters
Chiquita Confirms Receipt of Second Revised Offer From Cutrale / Safra  MarketWatch
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