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Asian shares flat, yen hits two-week high ahead of BOJ

TOKYO Asian shares held near one-year highs while the yen hit a two-week high on Friday in nervous trade as investors waited to see if the Bank of Japan will come up with stimulus that would meet markets' expectations.

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Amazon tops Wall Street targets, lifted by cloud revenue

Amazon.com Inc posted strong results across its older and newer businesses on Thursday as global Web retail sales and cloud services topped Wall Street targets and the world's largest online merchant forecast revenue would outpace expectations in the current quarter as well.

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Ford calls an end to U.S. auto boom, rivals bet other way

DETROIT Ford Motor Co on Thursday declared the U.S. auto industry's long recovery is at an end, sending its stock and those of rival auto companies tumbling. | Video

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JetBlue to become first airline to operate U.S.-Cuba flights

HAVANA U.S. budget airline JetBlue Airways Corp said on Thursday it would launch scheduled commercial flights from the United States to Cuba on Aug. 31, ahead of competitors that have also announced departure dates.

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Bezos passes Buffett, becomes third-richest person: Forbes

Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon.com Inc , has become the world's third-richest person as of the market close for the first time, Forbes magazine said, passing Warren Buffett, the chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway Inc .

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Whole Foods slides as price cuts fail to impress

Whole Foods Market Inc's shares plunged on Thursday as the company's efforts to position itself as a competitively priced grocer yielded little results in the third quarter.

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