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Friday, April 25, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Competition: Colgate-Palmolive Is Soaking in It

Yesterday
Colgate-Palmolive's stock has outperformed rival Procter & Gamble's, but the latter may be gaining ground.

BofA Ex-CFO Settles Merrill Case With New York

Yesterday
Former Bank of America finance chief Joe Price agreed to pay $7.5 million under an agreement with New York state's attorney general, settling a long-running battle over the acquisition of Merrill Lynch.

Tokyo Stocks Focused on Earnings

Yesterday
South Korean stocks fell and Japanese stocks were flat, as Tokyo was held back by a firmer yen, as investors focused on a flurry of earnings reports.

Commodity Markets Take Brighter View of China

Yesterday
Global commodity investors are turning more positive toward China as the country continues to import massive amounts of resources like iron ore, copper and soybeans even as economic growth slows.

Wal-Mart Shuffles Asia Leadership

Yesterday
The chief executive of Wal-Mart's Asia division Scott Price is stepping down from his role to take an international strategy position at the company's headquarters.

Venezuelan Economy Slows Sharply

Yesterday
Caracas said GDP growth slowed to 1.3% in 2013 compared to 5.6% the prior year, and inflation soared 4.1% in March compared with the previous month.

Japan CPI Rises Less Than Expected

Yesterday
A closely watched Japanese inflation gauge rose a bit less than expected in April, the government said Friday, creating room for possible doubts among Bank of Japan policy makers that the recent increase in the domestic sales tax would stoke strong upward price movements.

E-Cig Makers Breathe Easier After FDA Proposes Rules

Yesterday
E-cigarette makers breathed a sigh of relief Thursday as the FDA avoided a heavy-handed approach to regulating the fast-growing alternative to traditional smokes, likely paving the way for stepped up investments.

NLRB to Review Northwestern's Appeal of Student-Athletes' Union Decision

Yesterday
The National Labor Relations Board has agreed to review Northwestern University's request to overturn a decision that declared its scholarship football players employees who can unionize.

Durables Orders Rise 2.6%

Yesterday
Demand for big-ticket factory goods rose steadily in March, suggesting the economy is emerging from a winter slump.

Alibaba Plan Puts IPO Record in Sight

Yesterday
Alibaba and its bankers are discussing adding new shares to the company's IPO, a move that would allow the e-commerce giant to raise funds for itself and could push the size of the deal to a record.

KKR, Nasdaq Plan Market for Private-Equity Funds

Yesterday
Private-equity firms are letting a few more patrons past the velvet rope.

Microsoft Profit Falls Less Than Expected

Yesterday
Microsoft posted a smaller-than expected decline in profit in its fiscal third quarter, buoyed by strength in its consumer segment and a decline in operating expenses.

Amazon Tries Its Own Deliveries

Yesterday
Amazon is testing its own delivery network for the final leg of a package's journey to consumers, putting it closer to same-day shipping.

Mining Companies Conserve Cash

Yesterday
A slump in spending by mining companies is running longer and deeper than expected, hitting hard equipment suppliers like Caterpillar.

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