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Lowe's Gets More Upbeat On Sales Outlook, Beats Forecasts

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 7:29am
Citing cautious optimism about the home-improvement landscape, Lowe's Cos. slightly lifted its sales outlook on Wednesday, as earnings edged past Wall Street forecasts.
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US home construction expected to show small gain in October

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 7:16am
The Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in October.
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Lowe's raises forecast and tops Wall Street expectations in 3Q as housing market warms

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 7:02am
Lowe's third-quarter earnings jumped 17 percent and the home improvement retailer raised its annual forecast after turning in a performance that edged out most expectations Wednesday The company earned $585 million, or 59 cents per share, in the quarter that ended Oct. 31.
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Dallas nurse who survived Ebola gets new engagement ring, free, provided by Zale

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 6:46am
A Dallas nurse who survived Ebola has a new engagement ring to replace the one destroyed as part of decontamination of her apartment.
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British hotel charged couple $156 for posting harsh review on TripAdvisor

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 6:45am
A British couple says they were charged 100 pounds ($156) by a hotel in northwestern England after they described it as a filthy hovel in an online review.
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Lowe's tops 3Q net income and revenue expectations

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 6:16am
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Governments at UN summit pledge to do more to prevent malnutrition, including from obesity

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 6:01am
More than 170 governments have pledged to do more to prevent malnutrition around the globe, adopting a new voluntary set of guidelines to promote healthy diets and reduce levels of obesity.
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Are women overcharged? France probes high price of products, services marketed to women

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 5:45am
Hair salons do it, dry cleaners do it, and so do department stores selling health and beauty products.
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Bank Of England Voted 7-2 To Keep Rates Low At November Meeting

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 5:35am
The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted 7-2 at its November meeting to keep rates on hold, according to minutes
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Berkeley, San Francisco consider plans to put climate-change warning labels on gas pumps

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 5:06am
Known for its liberal politics, Berkeley has racked up a long line of firsts over the years, from taxing sugary drinks to ditching Styrofoam takeout containers.
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Bank of England policymakers remain divided on interest rate increase

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 5:05am
Divisions remain at the Bank of England on whether to raise interest rates, with policymakers voting 7-2 at their last meeting to keeping the main rate at a record low 0.5 percent.
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Republicans to resurrect Keystone pipeline when they take control of Congress next year

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:16am
Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats, potentially setting up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama.
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San Diego seeks to get past 'yuck factor' with drought-driven plan to recycle wastewater

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:03am
Acknowledging California's parched new reality, the city of San Diego has embraced a once-toxic idea: turning sewer water into drinking water.
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Gift Guide: Dragons, aliens, robots and superheroes for the gamer on your list

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:01am
Sony's PlayStation 4 video-game console has built an impressive lead over its competitors.
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Asia stock markets wallow as China property prices fall, Abe's next moves weighed

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 2:32am
Asian stock markets were lackluster Wednesday as investors digested a fall in Chinese home prices and Japan's scramble to overcome its economic malaise.
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New game on the block: Welcome to 'StockCity,' where virtual reality meets Wall Street

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:15am
Financial planning usually involves lots of spreadsheets, pie charts and eyes glazing over.
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Gates Foundation, other donors launch study of Ebola drugs, survivors' blood, in Africa

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:25pm
A coalition of companies and aid groups announced plans Tuesday to test experimental drugs and collect blood plasma from Ebola survivors to treat new victims of the disease in West Africa.
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Hong Kong Stocks Head Toward Third Straight Loss

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:24pm
Hong Kong stocks dropped further Wednesday morning, heading for a third straight day of declines, as the Hang Seng Index lost 0.3%.
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Asia Stocks: Latest Quotes

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:11pm
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average) up 0.1% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index) down 0.2% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index) down 0.1% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) down 0.3% ; Seoul (Kospi) down 0.3% Taipei (Taiex) up 1% Copyright © 2014 MarketWatch, Inc.
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Japan Stocks On The Rise As Yen Hits Post-crisis Low

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 8:40pm
Japanese stocks started modestly higher Wednesday but quickly added to gains as the yen trudged further downhill.
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