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Asian shares edge up after Wall Street gains

TOKYO - Asian shares edged up on Friday, talking heart from a late earnings-led surge on Wall Street even as continuing concerns about global growth tempered gains.

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Shake Shack IPO prices far above expected range

- Growth-hungry investors snapped up shares offered by Shake Shack Inc , setting the stage for a sizzling debut for the New York-based burger chain when its stock starts trading on Friday.

29 Jan 2015

AWS move, disclosure suggest Amazon yielding more to Wall Street

SAN FRANCISCO - After years of giving investors the cold shoulder, Amazon.com Inc is starting to warm up to Wall Street.

29 Jan 2015

Yellen tells Senate Democrats U.S. economy looks good: media reports

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Thursday offered an upbeat assessment on the U.S. economy in a meeting with Senate Democrats, even as she noted risks from overseas, according to media reports.

29 Jan 2015

Visa reports better-than-expected profit

- Visa Inc , the world's largest credit and debit card company, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday due to a good holiday season and a strengthening U.S. job market that encouraged people to spend.

29 Jan 2015

Exclusive: U.S. federal safety regulators seek Takata whistleblowers

- U.S. vehicle safety regulators want to find whistleblowers with knowledge “of possible defects or any wrongdoing” by Takata Corp, stepping up pressure on the air bag maker whose products are linked to five deaths and dozens of injuries.

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