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Pernod Looks to U.S. for Growth

WSJ US News - 23 min 58 sec ago
France's Pernod Ricard is looking to bolster its presence in the U.S. with further acquisitions to make up for faltering growth in some emerging markets, Chief Executive Pierre Pringuet said.
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Heineken Hit by Currency Losses

WSJ US News - 53 min 57 sec ago
Dutch beer maker Heineken reported a 37% drop in first-quarter net profit as revenue fell on divestments and currency losses.
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Alstom Denies GE Takeover Bid

WSJ US News - 1 hour 16 min ago
Alstom said it wasn't aware of any potential takeover bid for the company from General Electric.
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AstraZeneca Profit Hit by Generic Competition

WSJ US News - 1 hour 39 min ago
AstraZeneca posted a 42% fall in first-quarter profit, below analyst expectations, as sales of its best-selling drugs continued to be dented by generic competition.
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Unilever First-Quarter Sales Fall

WSJ US News - 2 hours 7 min ago
Unilever reported a fall in first-quarter sales as currency weakness across emerging markets continued to weigh on its performance.
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Novartis First-Quarter Profit Rises

WSJ US News - 2 hours 22 min ago
Novartis said first-quarter net profit rose about 23% from a year earlier, though it missed analyst expectations.
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IMF: Sluggish South Africa Economy Slowing Region's Growth

WSJ US News - 2 hours 23 min ago
Tense mining sector relations, tight electricity supply and weak consumer and investor confidence are hobbling what until this month was region's biggest economy, International Monetary Fund says.
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Amazon to Stream Older HBO Shows

WSJ US News - 4 hours 15 min ago
HBO agreed to license older episodes of its programming library to Amazon's Prime Instant Video streaming service, the first time it has struck such a deal.
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Fandango Evolves, Buys Movieclips

WSJ US News - 4 hours 19 min ago
Fandango plans to announce the acquisition of Movieclips, a Zefr Inc.-owned outfit that produces movie-related video programming and stores movie trailers and indexed movie clips.
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Apple Boosts Buyback, Splits Stock To Reward Investors

WSJ US News - 6 hours 17 min ago
Apple, in a nod to restive shareholders, added $30 billion to its stock-buyback plan, raised its dividend about 8% and declared a 7-for-1 stock split, as it reported strong iPhone sales that defied expectations of a slowdown.
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Barrick Gold Sent Revised Terms to Newmont Mining

WSJ US News - 6 hours 28 min ago
Barrick Gold has sent an email outlining revised terms to Newmont Mining for a deal between the two gold mining giants, according to people familiar with the matter, but has yet to receive a response.
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Tokyo Stocks Weighed by Wall Street

WSJ US News - 6 hours 34 min ago
Asian markets edged higher, though Japanese stocks saw small losses as Tokyo took its lead from Wall Street.
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Lenovo Plans U.S. Dollar Bond Issue

WSJ US News - 6 hours 44 min ago
Chinese personal-computer maker Lenovo Group Ltd. plans to sell U.S. dollar bonds to replenish capital, as the company continues on an acquisitions spree to drive growth.
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Two Small Firms Adapt to ACA

WSJ US News - 7 hours 51 min ago
Small businesses are finding both benefits and costs as they attempt to navigate the Affordable Care Act.
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Discount Brokerages See Bounce in Trading

WSJ US News - 8 hours 3 min ago
Discount brokers TD Ameritrade and E*Trade Financial on Wednesday reported big jumps in daily trading volume in the first quarter from the same period a year ago.
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Ratings Firms Ride Bond Resurgence

WSJ US News - 8 hours 9 min ago
The revival is due largely to the absence of any major changes to the industry since the financial crisis, including a business model that is blamed for contributing to the meltdown.
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Chinese Firms Grab Foreign Cash

WSJ US News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:44
Chinese companies increasingly have turned to foreign investors for financing, as domestic credit is getting harder to find.
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Facebook Results Surge on Ad Revenue

WSJ US News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:42
The social network displayed new evidence of its advertising momentum, posting a big increase in first-quarter earnings that will give the company more resources to challenge bigger players in the technology industry.
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Rail Logjam Strands Cars at Factory

WSJ US News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:37
New cars and trucks are stacked up at U.S. factories as auto makers and railroads struggle to overcome delays brought on by winter weather and the rise of production outside the U.S. Midwest.
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Zynga Founder Cedes Operating Role

WSJ US News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:28
Zynga founder Mark Pincus is giving up his operating role at the company, one of several management changes announced along with first-quarter results that include a 36% decline in revenue.
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