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Futures gain on tech results, Apple soars in premarket

NEW YORK - U.S. stock index futures were higher on Thursday, with Nasdaq futures jumping more than 1 percent following a pair of blowout results from technology stalwarts Apple and Facebook.

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Lilly posts sales below estimates, trims profit forecast

- U.S. drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue on Thursday, hurt by disappointing sales of its cancer and diabetes drugs, and trimmed its 2014 profit forecast.

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JetBlue posts lower quarterly profit as expenses rise

- JetBlue Airways reported a lower quarterly profit on Thursday as increases in salaries boosted operating expenses.

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Nasdaq first-quarter earnings helped by recent deals

- Transatlantic exchange operator Nasdaq OMX Group Inc on Thursday reported a higher first-quarter profit, helped by increased revenue from recent acquisitions.

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Tokyo Court orders bankruptcy trustee to begin Mt. Gox liquidation

TOKYO - Tokyo District Court ordered liquidation to begin at failed bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, the company said on Thursday, after the bankruptcy administrator said on April 16 that it would be difficult to rehabilitate the firm.

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