The ISEQ index of Irish shares closed down a quarter of a percent yesterday, after a sharp mid-afternoon drop undid positive momentum from strong US earnings overnight.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday that consumer price data released earlier showed that things are proceeding well in Japan's efforts to shake off deflation.
DETROIT - General Motors, the nation's largest automaker, reported on Thursday that its net income in the first quarter fell about 85 percent, mostly because of costs associated with the recalls of millions of vehicles.
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The online retail giant's chief financial officer also suggested that the increase to Amazon Prime hasn't scared off subscribers.