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Analysis: Strained finances trip up French firms’ recovery role

By Leigh Thomas PARIS (Reuters) – Squeezed by thin margins & high debt, French companies will struggle to ramp up the investment spending on which President Francois Hollande’s government is…

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Analysis: Apple, Facebook options reflect hopes for stock gains

By Doris Frankel (Reuters) – The options market is reflecting a higher probability of large upside moves in Apple Inc & Facebook Inc stock when both companies report quarterly earnings…

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Wall Street Week Ahead: Focus on Facebook, Apple and the Fed

By Julia Edwards NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve meeting next week is not on the minds of as many people as when it met in September, yet its…

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Microsoft beats profit forecasts, shares jump

By Bill Rigby SEATTLE (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp cruised past Wall Street’s quarterly profit & revenue forecasts on Thursday, helped by strong sales of its Office & server software to…

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Amazon third-quarter sales bode well for holidays

By Edwin Chan (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc posted a narrower quarterly loss & grew sales by a better-than-expected 24 percent on Thursday as it expanded aggressively at home & made…

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Wall St. gains on Fed hopes; Amazon.com up after the bell

By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks resumed their upward move on Thursday as economic data underscored views U.S. monetary stimulus will be in place for the foreseeable future…

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Twitter seeks $11 billion valuation in IPO

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Twitter is seeking a maximum valuation of $10.9 billion in its Wall Street debut, more modest than the $15 billion that some analysts had expected for…

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Wall Street slips on weak results, but Boeing rallies

By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday as shares of Caterpillar & a number of chipmakers tumbled in the wake of results, putting the S&P…

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Boeing ups forecast for Northeast Asian aircraft market

TOKYO (Reuters) – Boeing Co on Wednesday raised its forecast for the Northeast Asia aircraft market to 1,360 jets worth $280 billion over the next two decades, compared to a…

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Exclusive: HTC scales back production lines as cash flow worsens – sources

By Clare Jim TAOYUAN, Taiwan (Reuters) – Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp has halted at least one of its four main manufacturing lines, accounting for at least a fifth of…

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