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Lenovo Wraps Up Deal to Buy Motorola From Google
Lenovo Wraps Up Deal to Buy Motorola From Google
Lenovo completes its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google, bolstering the Chinese giant's position in the smartphone market.
Apple CEO Tim Cook Says He's 'Proud to Be Gay'
Apple CEO Tim Cook Says He's 'Proud to Be Gay'
The head of the tech giant says his sexuality has never been a secret at Apple, but acknowledging his homosexuality as a public statement about equality is more important than his privacy.
Royal Dutch Shell
Shell Posts Mixed Third-Quarter Earnings
"We think Shell's restructuring is a multi-year process, and this quarter adds to our confidence that management can deliver on its objectives," said RBC Capital Markets analyst Biraj Borkhataria.
Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve
Federal Reserve Waves Goodbye to QE Stimulus Program
Revealing increasing confidence in a modestly expanding economy despite slower growth elsewhere, the Fed also trimmed its earlier doubts about the strength of the labor market.
French Car Giant Renault Drives Up Third-Quarter Turnover
French Car Giant Renault Drives Up Third-Quarter Turnover
Renault reports that its turnover accelerated by nearly 7% in the third quarter, as European sales outweigh a disappointing performance in key emerging markets.
Sanofi Sacks CEO Over Management Row, Shares Plunge
Sanofi Sacks CEO Over Management Row, Shares Plunge
Sanofi fires CEO Christopher Viehbacher after a row over his management style, sending the French pharmaceutical giant's shares sharply lower.
Rosneft Reports Profit Crash Under Western Sanctions
Rosneft Reports Profit Crash Under Western Sanctions
Russian energy giant Rosneft announces its third-quarter profits crashed as it operates under Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis and the ruble plunges.
Pepper robot at Nestle
May I Help You? Nestle Hiring 1,000 Robots as Store Clerks
The first batch of the robots -- chatty humanoids called Pepper -- will report to work by the end of this year at outlets that sell coffee capsules and home espresso machines.
Antares explosion
Antares Rocket Explodes after Launch in 'Catastrophic Anomaly'
Officials said the cost of the unmanned rocket and supplies was over $200 million, not including the damage caused on the ground.
Google Seeks Way to Search Bodies for Disease
Google Seeks Way to Search Bodies for Disease
Imagined applications include a test for enzymes given off by arterial plaques that are about to rupture and cause a heart attack or stroke, or a way to watch for cancer cells after surgery or chemo treatments.
ExxonMobil’s $1.5 Billion Judgment Suspended
ExxonMobil’s $1.5 Billion Judgment Suspended
The stay halts enforcement of an October 9 decision by the Washington-based International Centre For Settlement of Investment Disputes that ruled Venezuela must pay the oil giant for seizing control of the project in 2007.
Global Supply Glut of Oil Pushes BP Profits Down
Global Oil Supply Glut Pushes BP Profits Down
Oil prices have fallen sharply since the middle of June owing to a global supply glut, which prompted Goldman Sachs to say on Monday that it had slashed its price forecasts for the next two years.
Durable Goods Orders Drop Unexpectedly
Durable Goods Orders Drop Unexpectedly
Analysts had expected orders to rise a slight 0.6%.
Investment Opportunity in Africa as One in Three Africans are Middle Class
Investment Opportunity in Africa as One in Three Africans are Middle Class

JOHANNESBURG -- More than one in three Africans have entered the middle class in the past decade, and their numbers are set to increase thanks to rapid economic growth, a study showed Monday.

At least 370 million Africans, or 34% of the continent's 1.1 billion people, are described as members of the middle class, according to a survey by the African Development Bank.

In turn, the bulging middle class will help drive further economic growth and development, the Tunis-based AfDB said.

Chiquita Battle Won by Brazilian Duo
The acquisition propels Cutrale, which claims a one-third share of the $5 billion global orange juice market, into the top ranks in the global fruit and vegetable trade.
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