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At Brazil auto show, industry wonders if it can get any worse

Automakers in Brazil are facing the sharpest slowdown since 1999 and it could be a year or more before things turn the corner.

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Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda

As deflation deadline nears, BOJ faces prospect of failure

With just five months left before Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's self-imposed deadline for banishing deflation, the Bank of Japan is preparing for failure, and the first casualty could be its facade of board unity.

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OECD

Fifty-one countries sign OECD pact to tackle tax cheats

Finance ministers and tax chiefs from 51 countries signed an agreement on Wednesday to automatically swap tax information, which Germany's finance minister said heralded the end of tax evasion via secret bank accounts.

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Chris Viehbacher

Behind the scenes of Sanofi's boardroom bust up

A boardroom tussle brewing for months at Sanofi came to a head on Wednesday when France's top drugmaker fired its chief executive, wiping more billions off its share price.

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Avigan

Fujifilm cautious on Avigan profitability, eyes Ebola spread

Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp said it was difficult to estimate the profitability of its influenza drug Avigan, which has been earmarked to fight Ebola, given the uncertainty over the spread of virus, a company executive said on Thursday.

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Consumer

Businesses, trade to support U.S. third-quarter growth

A robust pace of business spending likely buoyed U.S. economic growth in the third quarter, a sign corporate chieftains have confidence in the sustainability of the recovery.

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US One Hundred Dollar Notes

Dollar surges as Fed ends QE on hawkish note

The dollar surged to a three-week high, bond yields rose and gold fell on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve ended its six-year quantitative easing bond-buying program.

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JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Investor to object to proposed $4.5 billion JPMorgan settlement

A group of funds that threw a monkey wrench in Bank of America Corp's (BAC.N) proposed $8.5 billion settlement with investors in mortgage-backed securities will object to JPMorgan Chase & Co's $4.5 billion offer to settle claims over similar investments, according to the lawyer that represents them.

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IBM

IBM, Twitter to partner on business data analytics

International Business Machines Corp (IBM.N) on Wednesday announced a partnership with Twitter (TWTR.N) to help shape business decisions using data collected from tweets worldwide.

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Coca Cola Amatli Ltd profits fall in early 2013.

Coca-Cola to buy 29 percent stake in Indonesian unit for $500 million

Coca-Cola Co (KO.N) will help out Australian affiliate Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd (CCL.AX) by taking a minority stake in a struggling Indonesian unit for $500 million.

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Wii U

Nintendo to develop 'quality of life' device to track sleep, fatigue: CEO

Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co Ltd will develop a device to measure a user's fatigue and map their sleep, Chief Executive Satoru Iwata said on Thursday, the first offering from the company's newly created healthcare division.

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Uber

Ridesharing company Uber gains ground in Las Vegas courtroom

The ridesharing company Uber gained ground in Las Vegas Wednesday when a District Court judge ruled against a restraining order that would have temporarily prohibited it from operating in Clark County, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

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Xiaomi user of Phone 2

Xiaomi moves into third place in global smartphone war

China's Xiaomi Inc has become the world's third-largest smartphone vendor just three years after first hitting the market, trailing only Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc, according to a new industry study.

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Satya Nadella

Microsoft launches wearable fitness device for $199

Microsoft Corp launched a device called "Microsoft Band" that will allow users to monitor their fitness and exercise regime, marking the world's largest software company's debut into the wearable technology market.

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HP

HP tries something new with 3D scanning computer

Hewlett-Packard Co has taken a modest step toward re-imagining the venerable personal computer, merging a 3D scanner and projector with an all-in-one PC to create a $1,899 ensemble it hopes can rekindle industry interest.

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