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earnings

Clothing chain Primark reports operating profit rise of 26% to £298 million ($501 million) for past 6 months - @SkyNewsBreak

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China

China's HSBC Preliminary Manufacturing PMI at 48.3 for April, up from 48 in March - @CNBC

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Asia

Hong Kong stocks lose opening gain, with Hang Seng Index down 0.1% ahead of Chinese data - @MarketWatch

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong's Hang Seng opens up 0.6% at 22,855.26 - @MarketWatch

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Arrested Development

'Arrested Development' creator Mitch Hurwitz signs multi-year deal with Netflix - @Variety

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Japan

Japan stocks open higher; Nikkei Average up 0.6% after US markets close strong - @MarketWatch

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Comcast, Time Warner Cable merger

Comcast reportedly nears deal to divest subscribers worth between $18 billion and $20 billion to Charter Communications - @Reuters

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Democratic Republic of Congo

Democrats urge US regulators to implement rule requiring companies to disclose if their products contain 'conflict minerals' from Democratic Republic of Congo - @Reuters

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AOL

AOL head of communications Peter Land leaves company after just 1 year - @Reuters

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auto industry

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigates 60,000 2014 Chevrolet Impala cars for braking issue - @detroitnews

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Apple vs. Samsung patent battle

Google lawyer testifies company agreed to pick up at least some of Samsung's legal defense in Apple case - @inafried

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Apple vs. Samsung patent battle

Apple rests its response to Samsung's counterclaim in patent trial in San Jose; Apple begins rebuttal case - @inafried

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earnings

Skechers shares rally after earnings beat estimates; sales climb to $546.5 million - @MarketWatch

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earnings

Gilead Sciences profit triples; says hepatitis C drug revenue reaches $2.3 billion - @Reuters

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AT&T

AT&T stock falls after earnings report despite beating expectations, adding more than 1 million wireless subscribers - @TheStreet

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Apple

Apple denies rumors of plan to allow China Mobile customers to pay for apps on phone bills - @SAI

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markets

More: S&P 500 marks longest win streak since September - @MarketWatch

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Starbucks

Starbucks to open La Boulange location in Los Angeles; 1st opening outside of San Francisco - @Reuters

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AT&T

AT&T reports 1st quarter revenue of $32.5 billion - @ReutersBiz

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markets

US stocks end higher, led by tech heavy Nasdaq, after strong corporate reports and mergers; Dow gains 65 points - @CNNMoney

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