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Dow, S&P 500 end at record highs; BoJ move adds fuel to rally

NEW YORK - The Dow and S&P 500 ended at record highs on Friday and other indexes posted strong gains for a second week after the Bank of Japan's surprise move to ramp up its stimulus program.

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UBS cannot arbitrate vs Nasdaq over Facebook IPO: court

NEW YORK - A divided U.S. appeals court rejected UBS AG's bid to force Nasdaq OMX Group Inc to arbitrate a dispute over the exchange operator's alleged "catastrophic mismanagement" of Facebook Inc's $16 billion initial public offering.

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Dollar General extends tender offer for Family Dollar shares again

- Dollar General Corp extended its tender offer for shares of Family Dollar Stores Inc to Dec. 31, until after a shareholder vote that will decide the fate of a rival bid by Dollar Tree Inc .

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Canada willing to take action against U.S. over meat labeling

TORONTO - Canada will pursue "any and all remedies" to pressure the United States to drop regulations on meat labeling that Canada considers discriminatory, the country's trade minister said on Friday.

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U.S. Fed awards most reverse repos in over four weeks

NEW YORK - The U.S. Federal Reserve awarded $186.28 billion in fixed-rate reverse repurchase agreements on Friday, the highest amount in more than four weeks, due to strong investor demand for ultra short-dated, risk-free assets at month-end.

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Japan's central bank shocks markets with more easing as inflation slows

TOKYO - The Bank of Japan shocked global financial markets on Friday by expanding its massive stimulus spending in a stark admission that economic growth and inflation have not picked up as much as expected after a sales tax hike in April.

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