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US stocks sharply higher following good news on corporate earnings; GE, Morgan Stanley gain

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:27am
U.S. stocks jumped Friday as investors reacted to strong corporate earnings as well as data showing home construction picked up last month.
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North Carolina drugmaker to test drug for Ebola after getting FDA permission

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:47am
A North Carolina drugmaker plans to test its experimental antiviral drug in patients who have Ebola, after getting authorization from regulators at the Food and Drug Administration.
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Yogurt is New York state's official snack, but food plant workers getting pink slips anyway

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:47am
An upstate New York yogurt company says it's laying off more than 30 workers, an announcement made just as yogurt became the state's official snack.
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Grain lower on the CBOT, cattle lower and pork higher on the CME

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:46am
Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
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Jimmy Choo Ticks Higher in London Market Debut

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:40am
Jimmy Choo inched higher on its London stock market debut, watched closely by even the least fashion-conscious of bankers after a flurry of canceled listings across Europe.
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Staffing companies shares up at 10 a.m.

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:39am
Shares of some top staffing companies are up at 10 a.m.: Kelly Services Inc. class A rose $.03 or .2 percent, to $16.23.
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Restaurant companies shares up at 10 a.m.

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:39am
Shares of some top restaurant companies are up at 10 a.m.: Brinker International Inc. rose $.09 or .2 percent, to $51.71.
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Oil companies shares up at 10 a.m.

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:39am
Shares of some top oil companies are up at 10 a.m.: BP PLC rose $.95 or 2.3 percent, to $41.67.
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Media companies shares up at 10 a.m.

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:39am
Shares of some top media companies are up at 10 a.m.: Comcast Corp. rose $.92 or 1.8 percent, to $50.51.
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Telecom companies shares mixed at 10 a.m.

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:39am
Shares of some top telecom companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: AT&T Inc. rose $.23 or .7 percent, to $33.87.
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Leisure companies shares up at 10 a.m.

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:39am
Shares of some top leisure companies are up at 10 a.m.: Carnival rose $.12 or .3 percent, to $34.81.
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Consumer Sentiment Climbs To The Highest Level In Over Seven Years

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:03am
Consumer sentiment in October rose to a reading of 86.4 from 84.6 in September, according to reports out Friday, marking the highest level since July 2007.
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Consumer Sentiment Rises to Highest Level Since '07

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 9:56am
Consumer sentiment rose to the highest level in more than seven years, boosted by views on personal finances and the national economy.
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New multi-state lottery game inspired by Monopoly aims to create more millionaires

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 9:47am
A new lottery game that features more but smaller jackpots will start this weekend in some U.S. states.
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Maine prices for kerosene and heating oil dip in early October

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 9:44am
A Maine government survey says the average price of heating oil in the state dropped 5 cents from the end of September to $3.27 per gallon.
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Bankers predict slow economic growth in rural parts of 10 Western and Plains states

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 9:32am
A new survey suggests slower economic growth ahead in rural areas of 10 states in the Plains and the West.
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New Jersey Assembly sends sports betting bill to Christie

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 9:31am
State lawmakers passed legislation Thursday that could allow legal sports betting in New Jersey to move forward.
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Credit Suisse Shakes Up I-Bank Unit with New Bosses

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 9:18am
Credit Suisse appointed two new investment banking bosses on Friday and promoted them to its top ranks, a move likely to raise fresh questions over its appetite to scale back a unit hit by volatility and lackluster profits.
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Eagle Materials spends $225M on frack sand producer, roughly doubling its own production

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 9:17am
Eagle Materials is moving further into the energy sector by buying a company that sells an ingredient crucial to the hydraulic fracturing techniques now widely used to extract oil and natural gas.
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Ohio's unemployment rate for September down to 5.6 percent from 5.7 percent in August

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 9:17am
Ohio's unemployment rate fell slightly last month after holding steady for two months in a row, according to state numbers released Friday.
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