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Earnings and corporate deals lift US stocks

By STEVE ROTHWELL | 04/22/14 05:15 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Corporate deals and some solid earnings reports propelled the stock market to its sixth straight gain Tuesday. Allergan surged after Valeant Pharmaceuticals said it had teamed up with activist investor Bill Ackman to make a bid for the Botox maker. Netflix and Harley-Davidson...
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Europe recovery shows signs of strengthening

By DAVID McHUGH | 04/23/14 09:45 AM

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A closely watched survey has found business activity across the 18-country eurozone running at a three-year high, in perhaps the clearest sign yet that the economic recovery is gaining momentum. Analysts say Wednesday's positive data could take some of the pressure...
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Delta navigates nasty winter, tops profit forecast

By DAVID KOENIG | 04/23/14 12:15 PM

DALLAS (AP) — Delta Air Lines Inc. is making more money by filling more seats on its planes and paying a bit less for fuel. Delta's first-quarter profit beat expectations and underscored how most big airlines are prospering with a combination of strong business travel, slightly higher fares...
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