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Stocks dip after two-day climb
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks barely budged Thursday as investors moved cautiously after two days of large gains. Utilities and phone companies rose the most thanks to a decline in bond yields, while chemicals companies and banks surrendered some of their recent gains. Stocks alternated between small lo...
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US durable goods orders up, but business investment slips
WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in April by the most since January. But much of the strength came from a surge in the volatile category of commercial aircraft. A key category that tracks business investment fell for a third straight month, a sign that...
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Gawker may be looking to sell after losing Hulk Hogan case
NEW YORK — The embattled online media company Gawker Media has hired an investment banker to explore its options, including a possible sale. Two months ago, Gawker lost a $140 million invasion-of-privacy suit against Hulk Hogan over a sex tape of the wrestler that the site posted online. It emerg...
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Starboard pushes to toss Depomed’s entire board
NEW YORK — Activist investor Starboard Value said Thursday that it wants to hold a meeting with Depomed’s shareholders to discuss dumping all of the pharmaceutical company’s board members and replace them with its own candidates. In a letter to Depomed’s shareholders, Starboard said Depomed...
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Microsoft, Facebook team up to build undersea Internet cable
Microsoft and Facebook are building a new underwater Internet cable that will cross the Atlantic Ocean, carrying customers’ data between North America and Southern Europe. The giant tech companies say they helped design the high-speed cable to carry data for their growing numbers of online consum...
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US economic growth in Q1 revised up to 0.8 percent rate
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UN agency reports Iranian has complied with nuclear deal
VIENNA — Iran has corrected one violation of its landmark nuclear deal with six world powers and i..
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