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Trade, defense spending buoy U.S. third-quarter growth

WASHINGTON - A smaller trade deficit and a surge in defense spending buoyed U.S. economic growth in the third quarter, but other details of Thursday's report hinted at some loss of momentum in activity.

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MasterCard profit beats estimates as card usage rises

- MasterCard Inc reported a better-than-expected 15.5 percent jump in quarterly profit as a rise in global consumer confidence encouraged its customers to use cards to make purchases.

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Chrysler recalls 33,443 light trucks in U.S. for tire pressure issues

DETROIT - Chrysler Group said on Thursday that it was recalling 33,443 light trucks in two separate campaigns to prevent false warnings from the tire pressure monitor systems.

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Time Warner Cable loses more video customers in latest quarter

- Time Warner Cable Inc , the No. 2 U.S. cable TV operator, lost more video subscribers than analysts had expected in the third quarter as more customers opt for internet streaming services offered by companies such as Netflix Inc .

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Samsung seeks smartphone revamp to arrest profit slide

SEOUL - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said it would revamp its smartphone line-up to take on competitors in the rapidly growing mid-to-low range segment, after third-quarter earnings set it on course for its worst year since 2011. | Video

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Britain's Fraud Office launches probe into Tesco accounting scandal

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