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Avery Dennison 3rd-quarter net income and sales climb; stock moves higher in Friday trading

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:25pm
Avery Dennison's net income climbed 38 percent to $64.3 million in its third quarter.
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Utilities companies shares up at 1 p.m.

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:17pm
Shares of some top utilities companies are up at 1 p.m.: American Electric Power Co. rose $1.07 or 1.9 percent, to $56.35.
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Telecom companies shares up at 1 p.m.

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:17pm
Shares of some top telecom companies are up at 1 p.m.: AT&T Inc. rose $.11 or .3 percent, to $33.77.
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Staffing companies shares mixed at 1 p.m.

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:17pm
Shares of some top staffing companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Kelly Services Inc. class A rose $.14 or .8 percent, to $16.64.
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Silver companies shares mixed at 1 p.m.

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:17pm
Shares of some top silver companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Hecla Mining Co. rose $.01 or .2 percent, to $2.38.
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Oil companies shares mixed at 1 p.m.

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:17pm
Shares of some top oil companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: BP PLC fell $.06 or .1 percent, to $42.11.
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Pharmaceuticals companies shares up at 1 p.m.

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:17pm
Shares of some top pharmaceuticals companies are up at 1 p.m.: Baxter International Inc. rose $.64 or .9 percent, to $69.74.
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Media companies shares mixed at 1 p.m.

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:17pm
Shares of some top media companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Comcast Corp. rose $1.07 or 2.0 percent, to $54.29.
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US Chamber invests nearly $30 million to help Republicans with 1 glaring omission _ Georgia

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:03pm
The most powerful business group in the country is spending tens of millions of dollars to help Republicans win control of the Senate with one glaring omission — the tight Georgia Senate race.
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S&P Affirms Russia's Rating a Notch Above Junk

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:46pm
Standard & Poor's ratings agency affirmed Russia's sovereign rating on Friday at a notch above junk status, warning that a downgrade may follow if more sanctions are imposed on Moscow for its role in the Ukrainian conflict.
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FIS postpones introduction of air bag system aimed at protecting skier during crash

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:45pm
Alpine skiing's governing body has postponed the introduction of an air bag system aimed at improving safety in speed racing.
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Among pigs and cows, Miss Uganda contestants get lessons in farming

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:33pm
When the Miss Uganda contestants arrived at this sprawling farm outside Kampala, they quickly realized their high-heels would not be useful.
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Sandard & Poor's upgrades Cyprus 1 notch to B+ on commitment to rescue deal, resilient economy

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:32pm
Rating agency Standard & Poor's gave Cyprus a pat on the back with a one notch upgrade to its credit grade, to B+, citing its commitment to the terms of its bailout program and better-than-expected economic growth.
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25 European Banks Fail Stress Tests: Report

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:11pm
A group 25 banks have failed European stress tests, while up to 10 of those continue to have a capital shortfall, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday.
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S&P Affirms Russia At BBB-, Outlook Remains Negative

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:09pm
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services on Friday affirmed Russia's sovereign rating at BBB- and maintained a negative outlook.
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AT&T closes $2 billion sale of Connecticut operations to Frontier Communications

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:49am
AT&T Inc. said Friday that it has completed its $2 billion sale of its Connecticut wireline business, fiber network, video and satellite business to Frontier Communications Corp.
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Avis Budget Group pays $210 million to acquire major licensee

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:49am
The Avis Budget Group is acquiring a Budget Car Rental licensee for southern California and Las Vegas for approximately $210 million, plus the cost of its vehicle fleet.
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Mexico's Pemex 3Q Loss Widens on Lower Crude Output

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:48am
Mexico's state-owned oil company Pemex reported a sharply deeper third quarter loss on falling crude output and prices, the company said on Friday in a filing with the Mexican stock exchange.
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Abercrombie & Fitch Shares Slump As BMO Downgrades To Market Perform

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:48am
Abercrombie & Fitch shares slumped about 6% in midday trade Friday, after BMO Capital Markets downgraded the stock to market perform from outperform and said the pace of the teen retailer's recovery has been slower than expected.
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Google Catching Up To Apple In Mobile Ads

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:44am
Google Inc.'s Android operating system is catching up to Apple Inc's iOS in terms of mobile ads, and it is partially due to slow adoption of Apple's new iOS 8, according to a new study.
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