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Asian shares slip, but upbeat Japan GDP lifts Nikkei

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares got off to a lackluster start on Wednesday after a mixed day on Wall Street, though Japan's better-than-expected economic growth lifted the Nikkei to a nearly one-month high.  




Takata recalling about 34 million vehicles in U.S. with defective air bags

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Japanese air bag manufacturer Takata Corp has agreed to declare nearly 34 million vehicles defective due to problems with air bag inflators, creating the largest automotive recall in American history, U.S. safety regulators said on Tuesday.  



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Dow ends at record high after housing data; S&P dips

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended down on Tuesday, while the Dow rose marginally to end at a record high for a second straight day, as Wall Street digested housing data that some saw as hopeful for an economy struggling to grow....(more) 




Surge in home construction is lifting hopes for US economy

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. housing market has given a sudden jolt to what appeared to be a slumping economy.... 




Exclusive: GE says to lose Angola locomotive deal if Ex-Im Bank closes

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Electric Co would lose a $350-million deal to build locomotives for Angola, and perhaps billions of dollars more in future export opportunities, if Congress closes the U.S. Export-Import Bank, a senior GE executive told Reuters.  



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‘Mad Men’ Finale Renews Spotlight on Creator of ’71 Coke Jingle

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The adman behind the Coke ad used in the series finale of “Mad Men” shares the true inspiration for the lyric, “I’d like to buy the world a Coke.” 



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Pakistan raids software company said to market fake degrees

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KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani officials say federal investigators have raided the offices of a software company after a report in The New York Times said it made millions of dollars marketing fake degrees worldwide.... 



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Home Depot's profit beats as sales rise after harsh winter

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(Reuters) - Home Depot Inc , the world's largest home improvement chain by sales, reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales as customers in North America spent more on home repairs after a harsh winter.  



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UK house price rises 'accelerate'

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UK house prices accelerated with a 9.6% increase in the year to the end of March, according to official figures. 



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Airbus orders checks on A400M engine system after crash

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PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus Defense & Space on Tuesday ordered engine software checks on the A400M aircraft following a recent crash of Europe's new military transporter.  



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Oil prices slip on dollar rally, ample supply

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LONDON (Reuters) - Brent crude oil fell below $66 a barrel on Tuesday as the dollar strengthened and on evidence of ample supplies of Middle Eastern oil despite wars in northern Iraq, Syria and Yemen.  



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Shell receives $529 million offer for French LPG business from DCC

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LONDON (Reuters) - Shell has received a 464 million euro ($529 million) binding offer for its Butagaz liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) business in France from DCC , marking the next step in the Anglo-Dutch oil major's drive to sell downstream assets.  



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