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Apple lifts Nasdaq; Ukraine drags on broader market
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Nasdaq rose modestly in choppy trade on Thursday as Apple's shares rallied a day after the iPad maker's strong results, though tensions in Ukraine held back the broader market.
Stocks are mixed in choppy trading; Apple up  Live 5 News
Stock market live: Dow fluctuates; Tech stocks lead Nasdaq higher  MarketWatch (blog)
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GM says securities regulators are probing recall
DETROIT - U.S. securities regulators are looking into General Motors' delayed recall of more than 2 million cars with a deadly ignition switch problem.
SEC opens investigation over GM ignition switch recall  Detroit Free Press
GM Confirms Investigations Underway  Wall Street Journal
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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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Zimmer Buys Biomet for $13.4 Billion to Gain in Orthopedics (2)
Zimmer Holdings Inc. (ZMH:US), a maker of artificial hips and knees, agreed to acquire rival Biomet Inc. for $13.4 billion to become the second-largest company in the rebounding market for treating muscle and orthopedic injuries.
Investors Enthusiastic About Zimmer's Deal for Rival  New York Times
UPDATE 4-Zimmer to buy Biomet for $13.35 bln in latest consolidation  Reuters
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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.
Strong durable goods orders buoy growth outlook  Reuters
Durable-Goods Orders Rise 2.6% -- Update  Wall Street Journal
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US Stocks Rise, Buoyed by Apple Results
An upbeat earnings report from Apple powered gains in technology shares on Thursday, though weak results from several blue chips weighed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
Apple: Rotting From The Core?  Forbes
IPhone sales drive strong Apple earnings  PCWorld
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Report: A Year After Bangladesh Disaster, Retailers Fail To Address Biggest ...
Rana Plaza in February 2014, 9 months after the factory collapse. Rubble and fabric still litter the area. Photo: NYU Center for Business and Human Rights.
Bodies still buried in rubble one year after Rana Plaza disaster  Toronto Star
Kin mourn victims of Plaza crash, stage protest  The Hindu
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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 mines more, sells it for less  Gillette News Record
Solar Power Is Booming, But Will Never Replace Coal. Here's Why.  Forbes
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Meredith Corp to End Regular Monthly Publication Of Ladies' Home Journal
Meredith Corp.'s ´┐ŻLadies' Home Journal,´┐Ż one of the country's oldest women's magazines, will end regular monthly publication this July, the victim of declining ad revenue.
Ladies Home Journal ceasing subscription service
Ladies' Home Journal to End 130-Year Run as Regular Magazine  MSN Money
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I-75 bridges on 'structurally deficient' list
It happens nearly a quarter-billion times a day in the USA: A car, truck or other vehicle is driven across one of the nation's 63,000 structurally compromised bridges.
One in ten US bridges in urgent need of repair-report  Reuters
US has 63000 bridges that need significant repairs; local governments turn ...  Washington Post
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