Ex-Im Bank's Uncertain Future Worries Small Firms

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:53am
A decision by Congress to extend the Export-Import Bank only temporarily is raising concern among business owners who say they rely on the credit agency to lower the risks of exporting.
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Stronger U.S. Economy Boosts 3M Profit

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:50am
3M Co. reported a 5.9% rise in third-quarter profit, spurred by strong sales of respiratory face masks and materials used in making cars and electronic gadgets.
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Why You Can't Trust You're Getting the Best Deal Online

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:49am
A new study of top e-commerce sites found the practice of personalizing prices for the same goods, or pushing some people toward higher-priced offers, is more widespread than previously understood.
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Coke Taps New Marketing Chief

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:48am
Coca-Cola is replacing its chief marketing officer with a veteran company insider, the latest bid by the world’s largest beverage maker to revive flagging sales.
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P&G Narrows Field For CEO Succession

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:44am
Procter & Gamble shook up its senior management ranks, naming new leaders for key businesses and narrowing the field of potential successors to CEO A.G. Lafley.
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Pulte Meets Expectations, Cites Improving Housing Market

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:43am
PulteGroup said the improving economy and higher average selling prices help drive third-quarter results that were in line with Wall Street expectations.
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Cutrale-Safra Boosts Bid for Chiquita

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:39am
Brazilian firms Cutrale-Safra raised their bid for Chiquita by an additional 4% as the banana seller’s shareholders prepare to vote Friday on its proposed tie-up with Irish food company Fyffes.
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Tesco Chairman to Step Down

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:37am
Tesco said Chairman Richard Broadbent would step down as it revealed the accounting practices that led to an overstatement of its profit had occurred in prior periods as well.
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Free Shipping Is Going to Cost You More

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:18am
Retailers including Amazon, Best Buy and Gap are boosting the amount online shoppers must spend to qualify for free shipping, hoping to cover the growing cost of providing the perk.
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U.S. Auto Sales Fuel GM Earnings

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:14am
General Motors reported a 14% drop in its third-quarter profit but beat analyst expectations as strength in North America offset weaker results in other regions of the world.
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Dunkin' Warns It May Struggle to Hit Sales Goal

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:09am
Dunkin’ Brands, parent of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, said third-quarter sales rose, but the restaurant chain operator warned that it may have trouble reaching its sales targets for the year.
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Honda Top Executives Take Pay Cuts

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:09am
Honda said top executives would take pay cuts to show they felt responsibility for recalls and quality problems, and the company created a new post to oversee safety changes.
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NBC Lifts Comcast's Results

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:59am
Comcast’s third-quarter profit rose 50%, as the cable giant benefited from a one-time income-tax adjustment and a boost in earnings at its NBCUniversal entertainment arm.
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Clouds Darken for Blue Chips

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:57am
Blue-chip companies are posting poor growth as their once-reliable formulas for success left them too big to switch tack quickly when market conditions changed.
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Unilever Flags Tough Outlook

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:57am
Unilever warned of a challenging outlook and struck a gloomy tone after reporting worsening sales, raising fears of a broad economic slowdown across emerging markets.
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Caterpillar Raises Profit Outlook

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:54am
Caterpillar posted stronger-than-expected results for its third quarter as the heavy-machinery maker said restructuring and cost controls paid off in a tough economic environment.
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Airlines Post Strong Profits, Offer Bullish Outlooks

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:35am
Several U.S. airlines posted stronger third-quarter profits and expressed bullish sentiments for the fourth quarter, based on falling fuel prices, strong holiday bookings, domestic capacity discipline and a slight easing of Ebola jitters.
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Apple Plans More Stores in China

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:34am
Apple plans to increase the number of its Apple-brand retail stores in Greater China to 40 from 15 within two years, CEO Tim Cook told local media.
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Eli Lilly's Sales Hit Again by Patent Expirations

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:31am
Eli Lilly said its sales and profit fell in the most recent period, reflecting patent expirations and generic competition.
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AT&T Lowers Revenue Outlook

Wall Street Journal - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:07am
AT&T lowered its revenue outlook for the year, pointing to fewer-than-expected sign-ups for its no-contract Next wireless plans that require customers to pay full price for their smartphones.
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