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Children play amid tumbledown shacks in some of Rio de Janeiro's poorest hillside "favela" slums, places where armed drug traffickers lay down the law, stray bullets fly and raw sewage oozes into the streets.
A gauge of the health of China's manufacturing industry inched higher in October but factory output was at a five-month low in a sign of slowing domestic and foreign demand.
The American Postal Workers Union is calling on Harvard University's president to oppose a business arrangement between Staples Inc. and the U.S. Postal Service, or resign her seat on the office supply company's board.
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average) up 0.1% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index) down 0.4% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index) down 0.9% (at break) ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) down 0.2% ; Seoul (Kospi) down 0.3% ; Mumbai (Sensex) closed for holiday Taipei (Taiex) down 0.2% Copyright © 2014 MarketWatch, Inc.
Hong Kong stocks started with losses Thursday and headed lower after preliminary Chinese manufacturing data showed output rising at a faster pace but demand growth slowing.
China's manufacturing activity has made a mild improvement this month, but demand remains weak, according to preliminary data out Thursday from HSBC and Markit.
A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year.
Another intruder was caught jumping the fence at the White House, reports said Wednesday.
Japanese stocks took a turn to the downside Thursday morning, with the Nikkei Average lower by 0.8% after a 2.1% rally the previous day, while the Topix pulled back by 0.9%.
Days after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) tempered expectations about how well his new memoir is selling, the first results are in.
A black bear cub found wandering the aisles of an Oregon drugstore will be raised with the goal of releasing him into the wild next year.
Australian stocks slouched a little in early Thursday action, with the S&P/ASX 200 down 0.2% after a 1.1% gain in the previous session.
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Shares of some top consumer companies were mixed at the close of trading: Clorox rose $.25 or .3 percent, to $99.05.
A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Regulus Therapeutics Inc. rose 103.1 percent to $13.75.
Shares of some top internet companies were mixed at the close of trading: Amazon fell $2.36 or .7 percent, to $312.97.
Shares of some top machinery companies were down at the close of trading: Caterpillar fell $1.32 or 1.4 percent, to $94.57.
Shares of some top medical devices companies were mixed at the close of trading: Allergan fell $3.35 or 1.8 percent, to $182.81.
Shares of some top oil companies were down at the close of trading: BP PLC fell $.70 or 1.7 percent, to $41.56.
A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading: Goodrich Petroleum Corp. Holding Co. fell 16.2 percent to $9.10.