TOKYO Asian shares inched slightly higher on Friday, but grappled for firmer leads as speculation about who the next U.S. central bank chief will be kept global investors wary.
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BOSTON Activist investor William Ackman, currently battling for board seats at Automatic Data Processing Inc , on Thursday said the human resource software company should buy rival Ceridian, in a move that could woo customers with a better product.
WASHINGTON The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to its lowest level in more than 44-1/2 years last week, pointing to a rebound in job growth after a hurricane-related decline in employment in September.
TOKYO The Japanese government wants to get actively involved in the issue of Kobe Steel's data fabrications, Hiroshige Seko, the minister of economy, trade and industry, said on Friday.
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