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QE2 Acquisition Corp. Announces Closing of Qualifying Transaction

QE2 Acquisition Corp. (formerly Crowsnest Acquisition Corp.) (the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:CAW.P), is pleased to announce that further to its news releases dated February 28, 2014, April 16, 2014, July 21, 2014, September 4, 2014 and October 7, 2014 that it has closed its Qualifying Transaction (as such term is defined in the policies of the TSXV) and subject to receiving final TSX Venture Exchange ("TSXV")

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Lean, finely textured beef (LFTB)

U.S. risks trade sanctions in WTO meat label dispute

The United States faces potential trade sanctions from Canada and Mexico after the World Trade Organization ruled on Monday it had failed to bring its meat labeling regulations fully in line with international fair trading rules.

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Gazprom

No Russia-Ukraine gas deal at EU talks; Moscow queries finances

Russia and Ukraine failed to reach an accord on gas supplies for the coming winter in EU-brokered talks on Tuesday but agreed to meet again in Brussels in a week in the hope of ironing out problems over Kiev's ability to pay.

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Tesla Model S car

Michigan becomes fifth U.S. state to thwart direct Tesla car sales

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill on Tuesday that will keep electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) from selling its cars directly to consumers in the state, home to the biggest U.S. automakers.

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Steel mill

U.S. to scrap trade deal on Russian steel duties

The U.S. Department of Commerce will terminate a 15-year-old deal sheltering Russian flat-rolled steel producers from high import duties, it said in a letter to Russian authorities.

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iPhone 6 in Moscow

Apple seen riding higher on strong iPhone demand, iPad rebound

Strong global demand for Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) iPhone 6 will drive revenue growth through 2015, while updated models should help reverse three straight quarters of declining iPad sales, analysts said.

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ECB

Global shares rally on U.S. tech earnings, ECB purchase plans

A measure of global equity markets advanced on Tuesday as technology earnings lifted U.S. shares and the prospect of European Central Bank corporate bond purchases boosted European stocks, while weighing on safe-haven U.S. Treasuries prices.

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House

U.S. existing home sales at one-year high, prices up

U.S. home resales raced to a one-year high in September, the latest indication the housing market recovery is gradually getting back on track.

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Broadcom

Broadcom third-quarter results beat views, stock jumps

Broadcom (BRCM.O) posted third-quarter results on Tuesday that exceeded Wall Street's expectations as the chipmaker focused on networking and smartphone chips, sending its shares 5 percent higher.

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

Yahoo ekes out third quarter revenue gain despite display ad weakness

Yahoo Inc reported a modest increase in revenue during the third quarter, exceeding lackluster Wall Street targets, as the Internet company's online display advertising business continued to struggle.

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Lockheed Martin

Lockheed sees foreign sales reaching 20 percent goal by year-end

Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) expects international sales to reach a target of 20 percent of revenues by the end of this year, and growing further in coming years, Bruce Tanner, the company's chief financial officer, told reporters on Tuesday.

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Verizon Wireless

Verizon posts higher revenue, falls short of profit estimates

Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) on Tuesday posted lower-than-expected quarterly earnings, but revenue rose as it added customers to its wireless business.

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Mc Donalds

McDonald's quarterly profit falls 30 percent

McDonald's Corp (MCD.N) reported a 30 percent fall in quarterly profit, hurt by a food scandal in China and intense competition in the United States.

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Coke

Coca-Cola Co profit falls; company expands cost-cutting

Coca-Cola Co (KO.N) said on Tuesday that its quarterly profit fell 14 percent as sales of carbonated beverage volumes in North America declined.

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IBM

IBM struggles to reinvent itself in an age of cloud

When IBM Corp CEO Ginni Rometty was asked recently for her tips on how to transform companies, she spoke of "relentless reinvention" and not protecting the past.

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