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Friday, October 31, 2014

New York Times Business

Wall St. Gets a Big Assist From Bank of Japan

10 hours 18 minutes ago
Markets jumped in early trading after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced a fresh stimulus to bolster the country’s flagging economy. by By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Chevron Profit Jumps as Refining Offsets Production Dip

10 hours 54 minutes ago
Chevron Corp. posted a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday as lower crude prices boosted its refinery operations, helping to offset sagging oil and gas production. by By REUTERS

Shortcuts: When a Child Legally Becomes an Adult

11 hours 13 minutes ago
Most parents know that their children are legally adults when they turn 18. But the full significance may not be apparent until something drives it home. by By ALINA TUGEND

U.S. Consumer Spending Weakest in 8 Months as Savings Jump

11 hours 27 minutes ago
U.S. consumer spending fell in September for the first time in eight months, suggesting the economy lost some momentum heading into the fourth quarter. by By REUTERS

Exxon Quarterly Profit Rises 3% on Refining

11 hours 45 minutes ago
Exxon Mobil Corp., the world’s largest publicly traded oil company, on Friday reported a 3 percent increase in quarterly profit on higher results in its refining and chemicals businesses. by By REUTERS

Off the Charts: A Preference for the Lease Over the Mortgage

11 hours 46 minutes ago
A sharp increase in renters is fueling a boom in apartment construction, while the homeownership rate in America is at a 20-year low. by By FLOYD NORRIS

You’re the Boss Blog: Small Businesses Assess Their Apple Pay Options

13 hours 5 minutes ago
So far, a payment-processing executive said, businesses fall into one of three buckets: “those who actively want to use it, those who are exploring it and those that want to wait and see.” by By EILENE ZIMMERMAN

Eurozone Inflation Ticks Up in October

13 hours 28 minutes ago
Consumer prices rose 0.4 percent in the 18 nations that use the euro, a level still far below the official target of just under 2 percent. by By DAVID JOLLY

DealBook: R.B.S. Posts Profit as It Sets Aside $1.25 Billion for Legal Costs

15 hours 9 minutes ago
The charges include £400 million, or about $640 million, to cover potential fines and litigation costs related to an investigation into the potential rigging of currency markets by six big banks. by By CHAD BRAY

Sony Reports Narrower Second-Quarter Loss Than Estimated

16 hours 51 minutes ago
Strong sales of its PlayStation 4 games console reduced the impact of its sluggish smartphone division. by By REUTERS

Japan’s Central Bank Unexpectedly Moves to Stimulate Economy

16 hours 56 minutes ago
The Bank of Japan will buy larger quantities of government debt in an effort to battle deflation. by By JONATHAN SOBLE

Japan’s Central Bank Unexpectedly Eases Monetary Policy Further

18 hours 21 minutes ago
The Bank of Japan said that it took the step amid concerns that a decline in oil prices could get in the way of its battle against deflation. by By REUTERS

Bits Blog: Andy Rubin, Former Head of Android, Departs Google

The Google executive, who was in charge of the company’s robotics group and spearheaded the Android operating system, will start a tech incubator focused on hardware. by By CONOR DOUGHERTY

W. M. Anderson, 92, Dies; Faced India Plant Disaster

Mr. Anderson led the company through one of history’s most lethal industrial accidents, when thousands were killed in a gas leak at its plant in India. by By DOUGLAS MARTIN

Common Sense: Apple Chief Tim Cook’s Coming Out: ‘This Will Resonate’

Mr. Cook said the trade-off to his own privacy was worthwhile, “if hearing that the C.E.O. of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is.” by By JAMES B. STEWART

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