Asia extends global stocks rally as upbeat U.S. GDP soothes sentiment

TOKYO - Asian shares extended a global rally on Friday after upbeat U.S. economic data calmed sentiment shaken by days of turmoil in Chinese equities.

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McDonald's, Tyson Foods drop farm after videotape shows animal cruelty

LOS ANGELES - McDonald's Corp and Tyson Foods both severed ties on Thursday with a Tennessee farm where workers were seen stabbing, clubbing and stomping on chickens in an undercover video shot by animal rights activists.

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GameStop says new game launches to drive strong second-half growth

- GameStop Corp said it expected robust revenue growth in the second half, helped by a strong slate of video game releases and growth in its mobile and consumer electronics businesses.

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Teen apparel retailer Aeropostale posts loss for eleventh straight quarter

- Teen apparel retailer Aeropostale Inc reported a loss for the 11th straight quarter as it discounted heavily to clear older inventory and closed many unprofitable stores.

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Caterpillar Inc plans to cut 475 more jobs amid revenue decline

- Heavy machinery manufacturer Caterpillar Inc said it plans a new round of layoffs to cut costs as declining revenues from global mining and construction activities erodes its bottom line.

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Tiffany earnings fall as high costs, strong dollar bite

- Tiffany & Co posted a 15 percent drop in quarterly earnings due to a strong dollar and the cost of developing and bringing out new products, sending shares of the luxury jeweler to an 18-month low. | Video

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