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GM posts higher-than-expected profit on strong North American demand

DETROIT - General Motors Co on Thursday reported a higher-than-expected profit in the third quarter on strong demand for its redesigned full-size pickup trucks in North America.

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Caterpillar profit beats view, raises outlook; shares gain

- Caterpillar Inc shares jumped more than 6 percent in premarket trading after the company reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit and boosted its 2014 profit outlook, citing strong demand for its products in North America.

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GT Advanced settles with Apple, to exit sapphire production

- GT Advanced Technologies Inc said it reached an agreement with Apple Inc under which it will stop making sapphire materials and focus on supplying equipment to make sapphire crystals.

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Comcast reports higher quarterly revenue, profit

NEW YORK - Comcast Corp reported on Thursday higher quarterly revenue and income as more people signed up for its high speed Internet service.

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Tesco accounting black hole deepens, chairman to step down

LONDON - The chairman of Britain's biggest grocery chain, Tesco , announced his resignation on Thursday after the company reported a bigger than expected hole in its finances and said accounting transgressions went back further than initially thought.

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Europe's banks face moment of truth from ECB review

LONDON/FRANKFURT - The euro zone's 130 biggest banks received the European Central Bank's final verdict on their finances on Thursday after a review aimed at drawing a line under persistent doubts about the health of the region's banking sector.

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