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Facebook's Mobile Ads Surge, CFO to Step Down

MSNBC: Business - 10 min 18 sec ago
Facebook's mobile advertising business continued to accelerate in the first three months of the year, helping the Internet social networking company top Wall Street's revenue target.Shares of Facebook were up nearly 3 percent at $63.05 in after-hours trading Wednesday.






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Apple Profit Beats Forecast, Splits Shares and Boosts Dividend

MSNBC: Business - 10 min 18 sec ago
Apple posted quarterly earnings and revenue that topped estimates Wednesday and announced a 7-for-1 stock split and an 8-percent dividend increase.The news sent Apple stock soaring over 8 percent in after-hours trading in New York.The company reported earnings of $11.62 a share, on revenue of $45.






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County Officials in Washington Landslide Area to Consider Building Ban

MSNBC: U.S. news - 15 min 7 sec ago
Officials in the Washington county where a deadly mudslide struck last month have pushed back a vote that would ultimately put a moratorium on new construction in landslide-prone areas.






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Chelsea Manning Allowed to Formally Change Name

MSNBC: Top Stories - 17 min 40 sec ago
The Army private convicted of funneling intelligence secrets to whistleblowing website WikiLeaks can legally change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning, a judge ruled Wednesday.






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Facebook Beats Estimates, CFO to Step Down

MSNBC: Business - 1 hour 58 min ago
Facebook's stock first dropped, then rose, after the company reported earnings that beat investor expectations Wednesday.Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman also said he would step down from the company on June 1, to be succeeded by David Wehner, former CEO of Zynga.






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Facebook Beats Estimates, CFO to Step Down

MSNBC: Tech & science - 2 hours 1 min ago
Facebook's stock first dropped, then rose, after the company reported earnings that beat investor expectations Wednesday.Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman also said he would step down from the company on June 1, to be succeeded by David Wehner, former CEO of Zynga.






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Stocks Mixed at Opening, Boeing's Shares Take Off, AT&T Drops

MSNBC: Business - 2 hours 14 min ago
Stocks were mixed on Wednesday, with Wall Street retreating after a sixth day of gains for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq, as Wall Street gauged earnings from companies including Boeing and AT&T and awaited quarterly results from Apple.






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Don't 'Es-stress' Over Spanglish, Say Some Scholars

MSNBC: Top Stories - 2 hours 22 min ago
As readers, booksellers and academics gather Wednesday on World Book Day to celebrate words and language, there is an interesting transatlantic tiff over the use of Spanglish - the mixing of English and Spanish often used among U.S. Latinos when they are hangiando (hanging) together.






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Apple Profit Beats Forecast, Splits Shares and Boosts Dividend

MSNBC: Tech & science - 2 hours 32 min ago
Apple posted quarterly earnings and revenue that topped estimates Wednesday and announced a 7-for-1 stock split and an 8-percent dividend increase.The news sent Apple stock soaring over 7 percent in after-hours trading.The company reported earnings of $11.62 a share, on revenue of $45.6 billion.
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Not Just for Sex: Why the Y Chromosome Hasn't Vanished

MSNBC: Top Stories - 2 hours 37 min ago
Men have lost most of the genes originally included on the Y chromosome during evolution, but those genes essential for survival have persevered, new research finds.






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Worsening China Factory Strike Threatens Adidas, Nike Sneakers

MSNBC: Top Stories - 2 hours 37 min ago
BEIJING - A wage dispute at a huge sneaker factory that supplies brands including Adidas and Nike escalated Wednesday, highlighting the growing problems faced by China’s manufacturing powerhouse.Workers at the plant – owned by the world's largest maker of sneakers, Yue Yuen – earn as little as $1.






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Chicago Resident Wins Lottery Three Times in Three Weeks

MSNBC: U.S. news - 2 hours 43 min ago

Christopher Kaelin, an occasional lottery player, won the same lottery game three times in three weeks, officials announced Wednesday.








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Zynga Founder Mark Pincus Steps Down From All Operational Roles

MSNBC: Tech & science - 2 hours 47 min ago

Pincus, who founded the social gaming company in 2007, will no longer have employees under his purview.








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Apple Profit Beats Forecast, Splits Shares 7-for-1

MSNBC: Tech & science - 2 hours 47 min ago
Apple posted quarterly earnings and revenue that topped estimates Wednesday, and announced a 7-for-1 stock split.The company reported earnings of $11.62 a share, on revenue of $45.6 billion. Analysts expected the company to report earnings excluding items of $10.18 a share on $43.






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Another Michael Set to Make Splash at Mesa Grand Prix

MSNBC: Top Stories - 2 hours 53 min ago

Michael Andrew has drawn a wave of comparisons to Michael Phelps, for breaking many national age group records and for signing an endorsement deal.








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Toddler Who Fell From Third-Floor Window Not Hurt: Police

MSNBC: U.S. news - 2 hours 59 min ago

A toddler who fell out of a third-story window in lower Manhattan early Wednesday miraculously wasn't seriously injured in the plunge, police say.








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Graduate Students, We Want to Hear From You

MSNBC: Business - 3 hours 59 sec ago
Current and former graduate students, we want to hear from you for an upcoming project.When you were faced with the tuition for your graduate program, did you opt to take out loans to get you through? Why or why not?






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Zynga Founder Mark Pincus Steps Down From All Operational Roles

MSNBC: Business - 3 hours 59 sec ago

Pincus, who founded the social gaming company in 2007, will no longer have employees under his purview.








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Apple Profit Beats Forecast, Splits Shares 7-for-1

MSNBC: Business - 3 hours 1 min ago
Apple posted quarterly earnings and revenue that topped estimates Wednesday, and announced a 7-for-1 stock split.The company reported earnings of $11.62 a share, on revenue of $45.6 billion. Analysts expected the company to report earnings excluding items of $10.18 a share on $43.






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Watch Live: Michael Phelps Announces Return to Swimming

MSNBC: U.S. news - 3 hours 9 min ago

Olympic gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps announces that he plans to return to competitive swimming.








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