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DuPont Fourth-quarter Sales Drop 5%; Cites Strong Dollar

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:17am
E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. said on Tuesday net profit for the fourth quarter climbed to $683 million, or 74 cents a share, compared with $185 million, or 20 cents a share, in the same period last year.
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Melissa Rivers files malpractice lawsuit against NYC clinic in mother Joan Rivers' death

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:16am
While Joan Rivers lay sedated in a Manhattan clinic, her doctors performed unauthorized medical procedures, snapped a selfie with the comedian and failed to act as her vital signs deteriorated, according to a malpractice lawsuit filed Monday by her daughter, Melissa.
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USAID suspends awards to organization that once was its sixth largest contractor

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:16am
The main U.S. foreign assistance agency on Monday suspended awards to a non-governmental organization that has received more than $1 billion for its work in Afghanistan and Iraq the past nine years.
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Murray Through To Australian Open Semi-final As Nadal Goes Out

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:14am
British tennis star Andy Murray is moving onto the Australian Open semi-final following his 6-3 7-6 6-3 defeat Tuesday of Australia's Nick Kyrgios.
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Kate Hudson reveals derriere at Versace couture show in Paris as Natalie Portman hits Dior

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:01am
At Paris' high-octane couture week, what happens on the catwalk is only half the story.
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US durable goods orders expected to show rebound in December

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 6:48am
The Commerce Department releases its December report on durable goods.
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DuPont post strong 4Q profit though strong dollar cuts into sales; big share buyback plan

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 6:46am
DuPont Co. says portfolio changes and productivity improvements contributed to an increase in fourth-quarter earnings.
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Britain's economic growth rate falls at end of 2014, but remains among best in developed world

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 6:46am
Official figures show Britain's economy slowed in the fourth quarter of 2014 but remained one of the better-performing economies in the developed world.
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US new-home sales likely rose in December, but buying was sluggish for all of 2014

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 6:31am
The Commerce Department reports on sales of new homes in December.
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Greek Borrowing Costs Continue To Surge After Syriza Win

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 6:31am
The yields on Greek government bonds continued higher on Tuesday, building on sharp rises from Monday when investors shunned Greek assets after radical, far-left Syriza won the country's general election.
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Pound Slides After U.K. GDP Misses Forecasts

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:40am
The pound dropped on Tuesday after data showed the U.K. economy grew less than expected in both the fourth quarter of 2014 and for the full year.
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EasyJet Jumps 4.2% After Upbeat Earnings Report

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 4:49am
EasyJet PLC rallied 4.2% in Tuesday's trade after the budget airline lifted its revenue guidance and reported first-quarter sales growth that beat expectations.
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Asian stocks higher, Europe subdued as initial jitters ease over Greek election result

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 4:15am
European stocks drifted lower and Asian markets were mostly higher Tuesday as investors calmed from initial jitters over Greece's election result.
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Swiss drug maker Novartis posts Q4 profit drop but overall strong 2014

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 3:45am
Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG says fourth quarter net income dropped 26 percent but the company still posted a healthy 2014 annual profit.
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Net profit slumps at electronics giant Philips due to lower sales, restructuring costs

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 2:35am
Royal Philips NV, the world's biggest lighting maker, says its net profit slumped in 2014's fourth quarter to 134 million euros ($ 151 million) from 412 million euros a year earlier as sales declined and restructuring costs hit earnings.
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Facebook and Instagram suffer widespread outage affecting users in United States, Asia.

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 2:16am
Facebook is suffering a widespread outage Tuesday affecting users in the United States, Asia and Australia.
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JetBlue flight searched in Boston after threat, state police say no hazard found

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:10am
A JetBlue flight has returned to the gate before takeoff from Boston because of an unspecified threat, but authorities say nothing hazardous has been found.
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Asia Stocks: Latest Quotes

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:49pm
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average ) up 1.4% (at break) ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index ) down 0.4% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index ) down 0.4% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200 ) up 0.5% ; Seoul (Kospi ) up 0.4% ; Taipei (Taiex ) flat Copyright © 2015 MarketWatch, Inc.
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China Stocks Decline After Five-day Winning Streak

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:21pm
Chinese stocks turned lower shortly after a choppy opening Tuesday, as Hong Kong and Shanghai's benchmark indexes struggled to maintain momentum after five days of gains.
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Iowa lawmakers express concern about proposed funding model for state's 3 public universities

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 9:56pm
A proposed performance-based funding model for Iowa's three public universities could have a negative financial impact among schools in the state and hurt funding for some graduate programs, state lawmakers said Monday during a committee meeting.
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