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Boeing shares slip after first 'underperform' rating since 2009

NEW YORK - Boeing Co shares slipped 1.3 percent on Tuesday after a pair of downgrades from highly ranked analysts, including one who cut the stock outlook to "underperform."

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U.S. court revives shareholder lawsuit vs. Allergan over Botox

SAN FRANCISCO - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday revived a shareholder lawsuit against Allergan Inc over allegations that the company improperly marketed and labeled the cosmetic drug Botox.

Bullish U.S. manufacturing, construction data bolster growth outlook

WASHINGTON - U.S. manufacturing activity increased to its highest level in nearly 3-1/2 years in August and construction spending rebounded strongly in July, in further signs of vigor in the economy.

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Halliburton to settle U.S. Gulf spill claims for $1.1 billion

- Halliburton Co said it reached a $1.1 billion settlement for a majority of claims against the company for its role in the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

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Quantitative easing hopefuls may be disappointed as Draghi plays for time

FRANKFURT - Expectations for further policy action at the European Central Bank's meeting on Thursday are running high after ECB President Mario Draghi pledged to use all available tools to keep prices in check.

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Exclusive: 'Back to normal' for AstraZeneca CEO, despite Pfizer rumors

BARCELONA - Though speculation is rife of a new Pfizer bid, AstraZeneca's chief executive is not holed up with advisers in London or New York. Instead, he has spent the last three days immersed in heart science in Barcelona.

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How letting women fail can help them succeed

For women, fear of failure isn't an irrational position. Instead, it’s more likely a reaction to social pressures that tell them they will be more harshly judged than their male peers on their perceived missteps.