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Asian shares push higher, shrug off global tension

TOKYO - Asian stocks touched a three-year peak on Tuesday, despite lingering concerns about crises in Ukraine and Gaza, while the yen eased against the dollar and the euro.

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Apple asks suppliers to produce up to 80 million large-screen iPhones: WSJ

- Apple Inc has asked suppliers to manufacture between 70 million and 80 million of its two forthcoming large-screen iPhones by the end of the year, its largest initial production run of iPhones, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Credit Suisse says swings to second-quarter net loss on U.S. tax settlement

ZURICH - Credit Suisse Group AG CSGN.VX reported its biggest quarterly loss since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, due to a 1.6 billion Swiss franc ($1.78 billion) charge taken following a May settlement with U.S. authorities over tax evasion charges.

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More than half of consumers globally upbeat on job prospects: Nielsen

LONDON - More than half of consumers globally expect job prospects to be good to excellent in the year ahead, a survey showed on Tuesday.

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Time Warner moves to bar shareholders from calling meetings

- Time Warner Inc's board moved to prevent its shareholders from calling special meetings, effectively throwing up a hurdle to any quick move to approve a potential takeover by Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox.

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Senate panel to debate wave of corporate tax-avoidance deals

WASHINGTON - As more U.S. corporations do deals to cut taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas, the Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday focused on these transactions known as inversions.

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