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Asian shares hit by Wall St. fall, China PMI in focus

TOKYO - Asian shares sagged on Thursday after a retreat on Wall Street and falling crude oil prices revived investor concerns over slowing global growth, as markets nervously waited for Chinese and European manufacturing reports later in the day.

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P&G shuffles management, focuses on streamlining co

CHICAGO - Procter & Gamble Co said on Wednesday that the head of its North American business, Melanie Healey, will retire next June, as the company puts together a new leadership team in an effort to revive sagging sales growth and gain market share.

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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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