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Boeing's profit jumps 18 percent; raises 2014 earnings forecast again

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(Reuters) - Boeing Co reported an 18 percent increase in quarterly profit and raised its full-year core earnings forecast for the third time, reflecting booming commercial aircraft demand.  



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Total names Pouyanne and Desmarest at top positions

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PARIS (Reuters) - French oil major Total said on Wednesday Patrick Pouyanne, head of refining up until now, would take over as chief executive and Thierry Desmarest as chairman.  



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J&J, GSK ready to collaborate on Ebola vaccine work

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LONDON (Reuters) - Drugmakers will work together to accelerate development of an Ebola vaccine and Johnson & Johnson and GlaxSmithKline, both of which have experimental vaccine candidates, have already discussed collaboration. J&J, which aims to have at least 1 million doses of its two-step vaccine available...(more) 



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Analysis: Fowle was North Korea's easiest US case

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PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Why did North Korea free Jeffrey Fowle, and only him, when two other Americans remain in prison there? Probably because Pyongyang considered him the most minor of the three offenders, and may believe that releasing him could improve abysmal U.S. relations...(more) 



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Turkey's Erdogan says U.S. weapons airdrop on Kobani was wrong

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ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday it was wrong of the United States to air drop military supplies to Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian border town of Kobani, as some weapons were seized by Islamic State militants besieging it. "What was done...(more) 



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Exclusive: Uruguay presidential candidate would repeal marijuana law

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By Esteban Farat MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Uruguay's leading opposition candidate said on Wednesday he would try to repeal much of the country's ground-breaking marijuana law, which permits the commercial production and sale of the drug, if he wins Sunday's presidential election. The South American country became...(more) 



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IRA sex abuse allegations cause Irish political storm

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London (AFP) - Allegations of a sexual abuse cover-up by IRA militants have caused a storm from Belfast to Dublin and drawn comparisons with the Catholic Church, as well as offering a rare glimpse into vigilante policing during the province's troubled past. 



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Iranian human rights lawyer stages protest over ban from practice

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By Michelle Moghtader DUBAI (Reuters) - Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh said on Wednesday she would protest outside the Iranian Bar Association offices in Tehran until it reversed a decision to ban her from practicing law for three years. Sotoudeh was sentenced to six years in...(more) 



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3D Systems slashes full-year forecast after third quarter lags

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(Reuters) - 3D printer maker 3D Systems Corp estimated quarterly revenue well below the average analyst estimate, citing manufacturing constraints for its direct metal printers, sending its shares down 11 percent in premarket trading. The company also cut its full-year revenue forecast to $650 million-$690 million,...(more) 



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ECB cools speculation over bank health checks ahead of results

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MADRID/VIENNA (Reuters) - The European Central Bank cautioned on Wednesday against speculation over the outcome of its stress tests after a media report said at least 11 banks had failed the landmark financial health checks, driving some banking shares lower.  



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Dow Chemical profit beats as plastics sales rise

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(Reuters) - Dow Chemical Co , the No. 1 U.S. chemical maker by sales, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit for the fourth time in a row, helped by higher sales in its plastics and performance materials business units.  



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Biogen profit surges, but Tecfidera sales shy of Street view

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(Reuters) - Biogen Idec Inc on Wednesday reported much higher-than-expected third-quarter profit and the company raised its full-year earnings forecast, even as its big-selling new oral multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera fell short of lofty Wall Street estimates for the first time. Tecfidera, which has enjoyed one...(more) 



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