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  • US stocks edge lower after a six-day rally

    US stocks edge lower after a six-day rally

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:24:42 GMT
    By The Associated Press U.S. stock futures barely budged in pre-market trading Wednesday as positive earnings news from U.S. companies was offset by a disappointing economic report from China.
    The stock market slipped Wednesday after rallying for six straight days as investors worked through another round of quarterly earnings reports from U.S. companies. Intuitive Surgical was among those reporting disappointed...
  • Textron eliminating 750 Cessna, Beechcraft jobs

    Textron eliminating 750 Cessna, Beechcraft jobs

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:24:39 GMT
    Just over a month after buying Beechcraft for $1.4 billion, Textron announced 750 job cuts at that company and at its Cessna division.
    Just over a month after buying Beechcraft for $1.4 billion, Textron announced 750 job cuts at that company and at its Cessna division.
  • Procter & Gamble 3Q net income up on cost cuts

    Procter & Gamble 3Q net income up on cost cuts

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:14:30 GMT
    Procter & Gamble Co.'s fiscal third-quarter net income rose 2 percent, bolstered by some lower expenses and a reduced tax rate.
    Procter & Gamble's fiscal third-quarter net income rose 2 percent as it cut costs to offset sluggish sales in categories like beauty and family products.
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