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US stocks jump following strong corporate earnings

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose sharply in afternoon trading Thursday, driven by encouraging earnings from companies including Caterpillar and 3M. Investors were also encouraged by some positive manufacturing news out of Europe.

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Union Pacific 3Q profit chugs ahead 19 percent
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 1:30 pm

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific Corp. delivered a 19 percent increase in its third-quarter profit as the railroad hauled 7 percent more freight and increased rates.

Report: Total CEO's plane almost escaped crash
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 1:30 pm

MOSCOW (AP) — The plane carrying a top French oil executive and a crew of three was already in the air when it grazed a snowplow, just failing to avoid the fatal crash, Russian crash investigators ...

Eurozone survey rise does not ease recession fears
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 1:30 pm

LONDON (AP) — A stronger than anticipated economic survey Thursday failed to inspire much optimism that the recovery in the 18-country eurozone and of France in particular would be anything but muted.

Fuel costs ease, US airline profits soar
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 1:30 pm

DALLAS (AP) — Saving a nickel or a dime per gallon might not seem like much to the average motorist, but for airlines that burn hundreds of millions of gallons of fuel every month, it adds up quickly.

Nokia turnaround since handset unit sale continues
Updated: October 23, 2014 - 1:30 pm

HELSINKI (AP) — Nokia is showing signs that it has turned around its fortunes following the sale of its ailing cellphone unit to Microsoft.

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