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Visa Inc.'s profit jumped 26 percent in its fiscal second quarter from a year earlier as the company benefited from strong growth in payments volume, service revenue and a one-time tax gain.The debit and credit card payments processor reported n ...more

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REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft Corp. posted flat revenue and a decline in net income for the January-March quarter. Revenue gains from its Windows operating system and cloud computing services like Azure were offset by the lack of special upgrade offe ...more

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SHORT HILLS, N.J. (AP) — Pfizer Inc. CEO Ian Read says the drugmaker will keep working to boost shareholder value, with continuing stock buybacks and higher dividends.At Pfizer's annual meeting in Short Hills, N.J., the Viagra maker said it will ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:NYSEZimmer Holdings Inc., up $10.52 to $101.97The medical device maker snaps up Biomet for more t ...more

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The stock market closed mostly higher Thursday, helped by positive earnings out of several large U.S. companies including Apple and construction equipment maker Caterpillar. The gains were modest, however, as investors turned their eyes back to Russia ...more

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky said Thursday that all three of its business segments are doing well and made significant medical advances last year.Gorsky told about 1,650 shareholders at J&J's annual meetin ...more

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Best-Selling Books Week Ended April 19th.FICTION1. "Insurgent" by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books)2. "Allegiant" by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books)3. "The Collector" by Nora Roberts (Putnam Adult)4. "Frozen ...more

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Best-Selling Books Week Ended April 19th.FICTION1. "Insurgent" by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books)2. "Allegiant" by Veronica Roth (Katherine Tegen Books)3. "The Collector" by Nora Roberts (Putnam Adult)4. "Frozen ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have cleared a genetic test from Roche as the first ever U.S.-approved alternative to the Pap smear, the decades-old mainstay of cervical cancer screening.The Food and Drug Administration approved Roch ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times Co. said Thursday that its first-quarter net profit dropped 51 percent, as higher costs outpaced small increases in circulation and advertising revenue.Times Co. earned $1.7 million, or 1 cent per share, down f ...more