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Strong durable goods orders buoy growth outlook – Reuters


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Strong durable goods orders buoy growth outlook
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods rose more than expected in March and a measure of business capital spending plans surged, bolstering views of an acceleration in growth in the second quarter. The Commerce …
Durable-Goods Orders Rise 2.6%Wall Street Journal
February durable goods up 2.2%CNBC.com
Orders for Durable Goods Poured Into US Factories in MarchBusinessweek
Truckinginfo -RTT News
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Posted on 24 April 2014 | 2:51 pm

Freddie Mac: mortgage rates edge higher, 30-year averaging 4.33% – Los Angeles Times


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Freddie Mac: mortgage rates edge higher, 30-year averaging 4.33%
Los Angeles Times
Fixed mortgage rates edged higher this week, with Freddie Mac reporting that lenders were offering 30-year loans to solid borrowers at an average of 4.33%, up from 4.27% a week ago. The average for a 15-year fixed loan rose from 3.33% to 3.39%, the …
Average US 30-year mortgage rate up to 4.33 pctWashington Post
Fixed Mortgage Rates Tick UpWall Street Journal
Mortgage rates move higherChicago Tribune
Mortgageorb -LoanSafe -Housing Wire
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Posted on 24 April 2014 | 2:47 pm

Were Apple’s iPad sales really as bad as they looked? – Los Angeles Times


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Were Apple's iPad sales really as bad as they looked?
Los Angeles Times
Apple investors were rejoicing this week after the company reported first-quarter earnings that were far better than expected, thanks to strong iPhone sales. Throw in an additional $30 billion that the company plans to spend on stock buybacks and dividends, …
IPhone sales drive strong Apple earningsPCWorld
Apple needs a big new idea, not financial engineeringMarketWatch
Apple's Moves Make The Stock Look Better, But Is It Worth More?Forbes
Bloomberg -Reuters
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Posted on 24 April 2014 | 2:47 pm

Alstom Shares Soar Despite Denying GE’s Takeover Bid – ValueWalk


New York Times

Alstom Shares Soar Despite Denying GE's Takeover Bid
ValueWalk
Alstom shares surged Thursday despite the French turbine and train maker denying a report that General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) is in talks to buy the company for about $13 billion. Alstom's shares initially rose about 17% on the Paris exchange, even …
What Does General Electric Want From Alstom?Bloomberg
General Electric eyes $13 billion acquisitionGoErie.com
Alstom Denies Report of GE Takeover Bid, but Its Shares SurgeNew York Times
Reuters -Wall Street Journal
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Posted on 24 April 2014 | 2:36 pm

Why Dunkin’ Brands Group (DNKN) Stock Is Down Today – TheStreet.com


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Why Dunkin' Brands Group (DNKN) Stock Is Down Today
TheStreet.com
NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) shares are falling, down -2.7% to $46.52 in trading on Thursday, following the release of the company's first quarter 2014 earnings report. The company missed analysts earnings guidance of 36 cents per …
Winter weather ices Dunkin earningsUSA TODAY
Dunkin' Donuts Continues Multi-Store Development In California, Poses Threat VendingMarketWatch
Dunkin' says harsh winter cut hole in earningsMarketWatch
seattlepi.com -NASDAQ
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Posted on 24 April 2014 | 2:34 pm

Stocks: Can Apple lift the market? – CNNMoney


Business Today

Stocks: Can Apple lift the market?
CNNMoney
A burst of optimism early Thursday faded fast as investors looked past strong quarterly reports from Apple and Facebook. The Dow Jones industrial average, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq are all bouncing around zero gains for the day. 'Apple bounce'.
US Stocks Waver; Apple RalliesWall Street Journal
Despite Strong Earnings, Wall Street MixedNew York Times
US Stocks Fluctuate Amid Corporate Earnings From Apple to 3MBusinessweek
USA TODAY -Fox Business -Reuters
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Posted on 24 April 2014 | 2:29 pm

Zimmer Holdings, Inc. to Combine with Biomet, Inc. in Transaction Valued at … – Businessweek


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Zimmer Holdings, Inc. to Combine with Biomet, Inc. in Transaction Valued at
Businessweek
WARSAW, Ind., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –Â Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZMH) ("Zimmer" or the "Company") and Biomet, Inc.'s parent company ("Biomet") today announced that their respective Boards of Directors have approved a definitive …
Zimmer agrees $13.4bn Biomet acquisitionFinancial Times
UPDATE 2-Zimmer to buy Biomet in $13.35 bln dealReuters
Zimmer to Buy Biomet for $13.35 Billion — 4th UpdateNASDAQ
New York Times -Healio
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Posted on 24 April 2014 | 2:03 pm

General Motors Profits Weighed Down By Recalls, But Earnings Beat Sends … – Forbes


Washington Post

General Motors Profits Weighed Down By Recalls, But Earnings Beat Sends
Forbes
Shares of General Motors General Motors were in the green Thursday despite an 85.5% decline in profit after the automaker took a $1.3 billion charge for recall related repairs. General Motors reported $37.4 billion in first quarter revenue, up about 1% from …
GM Profit Falls 82% Amid Recalls, but Beats Expectations — UpdateWall Street Journal
GM ekes out $125M profit in 1Q amid recall crisisDetroit Free Press
GM posts lower profit after recall; core outlook on targetChicago Tribune
MLive.com -Sky News
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Posted on 24 April 2014 | 1:51 pm

Ronald McDonald gets new outfit, takes on Twitter. Still creepy? – Los Angeles Times


New Yorker

Ronald McDonald gets new outfit, takes on Twitter. Still creepy?
Los Angeles Times
Same clown, new clothes: Is that the main takeaway of McDonald's newest makeover of its brand ambassador Ronald McDonald? On Wednesday, the Oak Brook, Ill., fast-food giant unveiled a new look for the redheaded clown and announced he'd be …
Ronald McDonald Gets a Tailor, Nightmares RemainThe News Ledge
Ronald McDonald Loses Jumpsuit and Joins TwitterNBCNews.com
Ronald McDonald gets a digital makeoverChristian Science Monitor
KGMI
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Posted on 24 April 2014 | 1:42 pm

Spanish economic growth seen fastest since 2008 – The San Luis Obispo Tribune


Spanish economic growth seen fastest since 2008
The San Luis Obispo Tribune
MADRID — Spain's economy expanded by 0.4 percent in the first quarter, the Bank of Spain estimated Thursday, the fastest growth in six years and further evidence the recovery is gathering steam. The quarterly rate was double that of the previous …

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Posted on 24 April 2014 | 12:56 pm