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Amazon raises spending to accelerate Prime delivery speed to one day

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(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc on Thursday trounced first-quarter profit estimates as demand for its cloud and ad services soared, but the company indicated that bigger spending was in store as it worked to turn its loyalty club Prime into a one-day shipping program. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics Read More

Texas Instruments revenue, profit beat estimates; shares rise

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(Reuters) – Chipmaker Texas Instruments reported better-than-expected first-quarter profit and revenue on Tuesday, offering hope that a slowdown in demand for microchips late last year may not be as long-lasting as feared. FILE PHOTO: A Texas Instruments Office is shown in San Diego, California, U.S., April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake The company, which makes a Read More

‘A whole new phase of confrontation’: New Revolutionary Guards head shows Iran readying for conflict

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Tehran’s appointment of a hardline new commander of its Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) could signal that Iran is preparing for conflict with the US, former Pentagon analyst Michael Maloof has told RT. Brigadier General Hossein Salami, 58, will replace Mohammad Ali Jafari as the elite unit’s commander-in-chief, Iranian state media reported Sunday. Salami served as Read More

Ukraine election reality TV: Puppets and chopped-off hands in final debate warm-up

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As the pre-election debate in the surreal Ukrainian presidential race draws close, comedian Volodymyr Zelensky and incumbent Petro Poroshenko are warming up before a final debate, cranking up the levels of absurdity. Friday evening is gearing up to become the most spectacular political performance in Ukraine’s modern history. For the past 20 days, Ukrainians have Read More

Unilever first-quarter sales top expectations

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Unilever is seen at the headquarters in Rotterdam, Netherlands August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw LONDON (Reuters) – Consumer goods giant Unilever reported stronger than expected quarterly underlying sales growth on Thursday, helped by higher prices and volume and strength in emerging markets. The maker of Dove soap and Read More

Schlumberger, Halliburton see signs of recovery amid earnings pain

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By David Wethe on 4/17/2019 Photo: Schlumberger’s Hyperblade. HOUSTON (Bloomberg) — It’s been a tough few years, but the OFS giants may finally be on an upward curve, thanks to a recovery in international drilling activity and signs of something similar happening in the U.S. The number of fracing crews working in U.S. shale basins Read More

PepsiCo results beat as new CEO’s ad push lifts sales

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(Reuters) – PepsiCo Inc’s quarterly sales and profit beat Wall Street estimates on Wednesday, as the beverage maker’s advertising and marketing push helped drive sales of its snacks, sparkling waters and low-sugar sodas globally. FILE PHOTO: Cases of Pepsi are shown for sale at a store in Carlsbad, California, U.S., April 22, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Read More

Textron sees final certification of Longitude jet in second quarter

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(Reuters) – Textron Inc said on Wednesday it expects the final certification of its newest Longitude business jet in the second quarter of 2019, after it was delayed for several months. The company is expecting major revenue growth in 2019 from the sales of the Longitude jet and said deliveries of the aircraft would begin Read More

PepsiCo sales beats on boost from snacks, beverages

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FILE PHOTO: Cases of Pepsi are shown for sale at a store in Carlsbad, California, U.S., April 22, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo (Reuters) – PepsiCo Inc beat Wall Street estimates for sales and profit on Wednesday, boosted by higher demand for its snacks, low-sugar sodas and other beverages across its major markets, sending its shares Read More

Tornadoes, thunderstorms to pummel U.S. again this week

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(Reuters) – A second wave of tornadoes and thunderstorms in less than a week is forecast to hit states in the U.S. South and Midwest on Wednesday then move eastward, with Oklahoma expecting hail bigger than golf balls. Communities in central Texas and western Louisiana hit by deadly flash flooding and twisters over the weekend Read More