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Saturday, January 31, 2015
Japan's two biggest airlines on Friday projected smooth full-year earnings, with All Nippon Airways (ANA) placing a US$2.2 billion order for Boeing and Airbus planes, while rival Japan Airlines (JAL) raised its full-year profit forecast.
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Ford Motor Co. is putting a tough year behind it and promising big things despite a bumpy global market.
Amazon surprised the market Thursday with a quarterly profit far better than anticipated for the online giant known for pouring money into projects such as original video programs and delivery drones.
Just four bits of information gleaned from a shopper's credit card can be used to identify almost anyone, suggesting that even anonymous big data sets can breach individual privacy, researchers said Thursday.
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week after four straight weeks of declines, while remaining near historically low levels.
Honda is probing a deadly crash in the United States possibly linked to exploding airbags blamed for killing at least five people, and which sparked the recall of millions of vehicles worldwide.
World stock markets were uneven Friday and Wall Street futures slid ahead of quarterly growth figures that will show whether weakness in China, Japan and Europe has hit the U.S. economy.
The dollar edged down against other major currencies on Friday as investors adjusted their positions ahead of key U.S. economic growth data later in the day.
Music streaming giant Spotify declined to comment Friday on reports that it is raising new funds that could delay a public listing.
Crude prices were down in Asia Friday, after the U.S. Senate approved a bill to build an oil pipeline from Canada to refineries in the U.S. Gulf Coast, adding to concerns over a supply glut.
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