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Wall St. ends lower after shooting at Canadian parliament

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks erased earlier gains to close lower on Wednesday as a shooting at the Canadian parliament unnerved investors, Boeing and Biogen sold off following results, and energy stocks fell along with oil prices.

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Boeing profit jumps 18 percent, but cash is scarce

- Boeing Co reported an 18 percent increase in quarterly profit and raised its full-year core earnings forecast for the third time, reflecting booming commercial aircraft demand and increasing profitability in its defense business.

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JPMorgan was alerted of hiring concerns in China before U.S. probe: WSJ

- JPMorgan Chase & Co executives in New York were aware of potential problems tied to its recruitment practices in China well before U.S. regulators launched a probe into the issue, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources and documents it reviewed.

U.S. Court hears arguments on sex discrimination at Goldman Sachs

NEW YORK - Goldman Sachs Group on Wednesday attacked expert evidence offered by attorneys for former female employees in a U.S. federal sex discrimination lawsuit, arguing there was no pattern of gender-based pay and promotion disparities at the bank.

Total names refining boss to replace de Margerie

PARIS - French oil company Total has appointed refining boss Patrick Pouyanne as chief executive to succeed Christophe de Margerie who was killed in a plane crash in Moscow this week. | Video

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U.S. regulators expand number of vehicles affected by Takata recalls

DETROIT - U.S. safety regulators on Wednesday expanded the number of vehicles in the United States that may be affected by recalls for potentially defective Takata Corp air bags that could spray shrapnel at occupants.

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