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Thursday October 30th 2014

  

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Trade, defense spending buoy U.S. third-quarter growth -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsTrade, defense spending buoy U.S. third-quarter growth

Thanksgiving Day holiday shopper carries a discounted television to the checkout at the Target retail store in ChicagoBy Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A smaller trade deficit and a surge in defense spending buoyed U.S. economic growth in the third quarter, but other details of Thursday's report hinted at some loss of momentum in activity. Gross domestic product grew at a 3.5 percent annual rate, the Commerce Department said on Thursday, beating economists' expectations for a 3.0 percent pace. While the pace of growth in business investment, housing and consumer spending slowed from the second quarter, all those categories contributed to growth. Despite decelerating from the fourth quarter's brisk 4. ...



U.S. jobless claims rise, but underlying labor market trends firming -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsU.S. jobless claims rise, but underlying labor market trends firming

Man holds a leaflet at a military veterans' job fair in CarsonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose for a second straight week last week, but remained at levels consistent with a firming labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 for the week ended Oct. 25, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The four-week moving average of claims, considered a better measure of labor market trends as it irons out week-to-week volatility, fell 250 to 281,000. Claims at these levels indicate a strengthening in labor market conditions. ...



Futures point to lower open despite strong GDP report -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsFutures point to lower open despite strong GDP report

The Nasdaq logo is seen on the exterior of the Nasdaq MarketSite in New YorkBy Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Thursday despite a reading on third-quarter economic growth that was stronger than expected. Gross domestic product grew at a 3.5 percent annual rate in the third quarter, beating expectations for a pace of 3 percent, though down from the 4.6 percent rate in the second quarter. Separately, jobless claims unexpectedly rose in the latest week, though they remained at levels consistent with a firming labor market. ...



Thomson Reuters posts revenue rise on legal and tax & accounting -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsThomson Reuters posts revenue rise on legal and tax & accounting

The Thomson Reuters logo on building in Times Square, New York(Reuters) - Thomson Reuters Corp on Thursday reported a 1 percent rise in revenue because of growth in its Legal and Tax & Accounting businesses. The news and information company said third-quarter revenue from ongoing businesses was $3.1 billion before currency changes, compared with analysts' expectations of $3.09 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Revenue at the company's Financial & Risk business fell 2 percent to $1.62 billion. "It is particularly encouraging to see sales trends continue to improve in both our financial and legal businesses alongside consistent strong performance from our other units," Chief Executive Officer Jim Smith said in a statement. Tax & Accounting revenue rose 13 percent to $301 million.



Alibaba plays trademark card to protect lead as China's $8 billion e-commerce spree nears -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsAlibaba plays trademark card to protect lead as China's $8 billion e-commerce spree nears

Employee walks pass a logo of Alibaba during a media tour organised by government officials at its headquarters on the outskirts of HangzhouBEIJING (Reuters) - A trademark spat between Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and rival JD.com flared into public view after JD published an Alibaba letter urging publishers to be careful about advertising in promotions for China's annual "Singles' Day" spree, the world's largest online shopping day. In the letter, dated Oct. 16 and published on Thursday on a JD social media account, Alibaba's Tmall.com marketplace warned Chinese publishers against running ads with the "Double Eleven" motif that are not official Alibaba promotions. ...



ConocoPhillips 3rd-quarter profit up on Nigeria asset sale -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsConocoPhillips 3rd-quarter profit up on Nigeria asset sale

ConocoPhillips Chairman and CEO Lance rings the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange(Reuters) - ConocoPhillips, the largest U.S. independent oil company, reported higher third-quarter profit on Thursday, lifted by the sale of its Nigerian business. Over the last several years, Conoco has shed lower-margin assets, directing more capital to projects like shale drilling in the United States that offer higher returns and higher production growth. Profit rose to $2.7 billion, or $2.17 per share, from $2.5 billion, or $2.00 per share, in the 2013 third quarter. ...



MasterCard profit beats estimates as card usage rises -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsMasterCard profit beats estimates as card usage rises

File photo of a MasterCard logo is seen on a door outside a restaurant in New York(Reuters) - MasterCard Inc reported a better-than-expected 15.5 percent jump in quarterly profit as a rise in global consumer confidence encouraged its customers to use cards to make purchases. Shares of the world's second-largest debit and credit card company rose 2 percent in premarket trading on Thursday. MasterCard's net income rose to $1.02 billion, or 87 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30 from $879 million, or 73 cents per share, a year earlier. Net revenue rose 12.8 percent to $2.5 billion. ...



Chrysler recalls 33,443 light trucks in U.S. for tire pressure issues -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsChrysler recalls 33,443 light trucks in U.S. for tire pressure issues

The Chrysler logo is seen outside the Chrysler auto dealer in Broomfield, ColoradoDETROIT (Reuters) - Chrysler Group said on Thursday that it was recalling 33,443 light trucks in two separate campaigns to prevent false warnings from the tire pressure monitor systems. Chrysler, a unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, said it was unaware of any injuries or accidents related to the issue in either recall. All the affected vehicles are in the U.S. market. Affected in one recall are an estimated 23,053 Ram ProMaster full-size commercial vans from model year 2014, the automaker said. ...



Time Warner Cable loses more video customers in latest quarter -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsTime Warner Cable loses more video customers in latest quarter

Time Warner Cable office is pictured in San DiegoTime Warner Cable lost a net 184,000 household video customers in the three months ended Sept. 30, far more than the 136,000 that market research firm StreetAccount had estimated. The company, which is being acquired by market leader Comcast Corp for $45.3 billion, lost a net 152,000 customers in the April-June quarter. Comcast reported higher quarterly revenue and income last week as more people signed up for high-speed internet and fewer customers dropped their cable subscriptions. As of Sept. 30, Time Warner Cable had 10.8 million household video subscribers, down from 11.4 million a year earlier.



JPMorgan tops pay table with $740,000 for London bankers: survey -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsJPMorgan tops pay table with $740,000 for London bankers: survey

Workers are reflected in the windows of the Canary Wharf offices of JP Morgan in LondonLONDON (Reuters) - U.S. bank J.P. Morgan pays managing directors at its investment bank in London an average of 461,000 pounds ($737,877), substantially more than pay across its rivals, according to a survey. Emolument, a website that benchmarks salaries, said on Thursday the average salary and bonus for JPMorgan managing directors was more than 13 percent higher than the next best paying bank, Deutsche Bank , which paid its managing directors an average of 402,000 pounds. ...



Apple's Tim Cook: 'So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay' -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsApple's Tim Cook: 'So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay'

Apple CEO Tim Cook had 'open talks' in China.The CEO publicly discusses his sexual orientation for the first time in a bid to help anyone "struggling to come to terms with who he or she is".>



It's official: Motorola Mobility now belongs to Lenovo -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsIt's official: Motorola Mobility now belongs to Lenovo

It's official: Motorola Mobility now belongs to LenovoThe transfer of Motorola from Google marks the end of a short chapter for the storied handset vendor -- and brings Lenovo badly needed credibility in the smartphone business.>



Microsoft Band is a Windows Phone fitness tracker that works with Android and iPhone too -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsMicrosoft Band is a Windows Phone fitness tracker that works with Android and iPhone too

Microsoft Band is a Windows Phone fitness tracker that works with Android and iPhone tooThe Microsoft Band packs in a range of features including a colour touchscreen, heart rate tracker and GPS.>



Google's Android VP on why a pricier Nexus 6 may lead to higher sales -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsGoogle's Android VP on why a pricier Nexus 6 may lead to higher sales

GoogleGoogle tells CNET about its choice to go with a more traditional distribution approach as it pushes its flagship smartphone to mainstream consumers.>



A massive success: 10 years of World of Warcraft -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsA massive success: 10 years of World of Warcraft

A massive success: 10 years of World of WarcraftCan a game really have something for everybody? As the latest expansion prepares for launch, we speak to Ion Hazzikostas about the history and future of the game that has ruled the MMO roost for an entire decade.>



Global smartphone market healthier than previously thought -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsGlobal smartphone market healthier than previously thought

Global smartphone market healthier than previously thoughtIncreased focus on emerging markets has driven a 25 percent year-over-year increase in global shipments in the third quarter, according to IDC.>



Smart cocktail shaker teaches you to mix the perfect drink -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsSmart cocktail shaker teaches you to mix the perfect drink

Magnified SelfThe B4RM4N is a smart cocktail shaker and app combo that incorporates sensors so that you mix a perfect cocktail, every time.>



Microsoft outs Band fitness wearable in Apple App store screenshots -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsMicrosoft outs Band fitness wearable in Apple App store screenshots

Microsoft's Band fitness device, as it appeared at Apple's App Store.The new device's sensors will track heart rate, steps taken, calories burned and sleep, according to a Microsoft privacy statement.>



Futuristic necklace turns light into jewellery -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsFuturistic necklace turns light into jewellery

Screenshot by Michelle Starr/CNETA new kind of jewellery uses a pico projector to create an interactive play of light across the wearer's neck.>



Spartan Apus Launcher conquers 30 million users internationally -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsSpartan Apus Launcher conquers 30 million users internationally

Spartan Apus Launcher conquers 30 million users internationallyChinese company Apus has released its pared-down Android launcher to massive international success. But it's doing it without focusing on the Chinese market. We sat down with founder Li Tao to find out why.>



The Longest Journey arrives remastered for iOS -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsThe Longest Journey arrives remastered for iOS

Screenshot by Michelle Starr/CNETThe hit point-and-click classic has been soft-launched in Australia and New Zealand, and is coming soon to the rest of the world.>



Tomorrow Daily 077: The Antares rocket explosion, ferrofluid art, and hydrogel robot muscles -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsTomorrow Daily 077: The Antares rocket explosion, ferrofluid art, and hydrogel robot muscles

The Antares first stage is rolled out at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility prior to hot-fire testing.On today's show, we talk about the Antares rocket disaster, how scientists might use hydrogel to create artificial facial muscles in robots, and a ferrofluid art exhibit desperate for your attention.>



Retail group MCX says it's not telling merchants to block Apple Pay -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsRetail group MCX says it's not telling merchants to block Apple Pay

CurrentC, el servicio de pago de MCX saldrá en 2015.The Walmart-led group prepping a rival mobile-payments system finally speaks out after coming under fire for merchant actions. Plus: It warns of a hack.>



Driven by GTA Online's success, Take-Two sees future in Internet games -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsDriven by GTA Online's success, Take-Two sees future in Internet games

Driven by GTA Online's success, Take-Two sees future in Internet gamesAhead of the re-release of Grand Theft Auto V for newer consoles, the game maker's fiscal second-quarter earnings shed light on its growing online business.>



Awash with streaming video? Survey says you're not alone -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsAwash with streaming video? Survey says you're not alone

A survey by Crackle, Playstation and Magid found 83 percent of people are streaming in the home, and 90 percent of people under 35 are.If it seems like almost everybody is streaming TV and movies, a new survey indicates the reason may be simply that many more people are -- and nearly all young people.>



Apple Pay rival CurrentC hit by hackers -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsApple Pay rival CurrentC hit by hackers

Apple Pay rival CurrentC hit by hackersDoubts linger on the security of the controversial CurrentC payment app. Meanwhile, HP's Sprout targets creative minds and the Bitmoji app turns you into emoji.>



A 'smart' deodorant applicator: Armpits, meet the future -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsA 'smart' deodorant applicator: Armpits, meet the future

A 'smart' deodorant applicator: Armpits, meet the futureTwo actual rocket scientists have designed the next-generation deodorant application system, and it's not as ridiculous as it sounds.>



The 404 Show 1,572: Marvel phase 3, cancellation bear (podcast) -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsThe 404 Show 1,572: Marvel phase 3, cancellation bear (podcast)

The 404 Show 1,572: Marvel phase 3, cancellation bear (podcast)Today Jeff and Iyaz discuss Marvel's phase 3 movie ambitions, the legalities of Spider-man, cancellation bear and the Google VP that now holds the skydiving world record.>



I Never Got An MBA ... I Had Sex Instead -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsI Never Got An MBA ... I Had Sex Instead

I Never Got An MBA ... I Had Sex InsteadThis is the unabashed truth. A boy named J was my first love. I honestly believe I loved him more than he loved me. And that's probably why he left me. But not before he cheated.It's a story from the past that still has relevance because if it wasn't for J taking my virginity I wouldn't be the business owner I am today. Not because it was good....



Watch Mike Tyson try to punch out video game Mike Tyson -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsWatch Mike Tyson try to punch out video game Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson about to get beat by Mike Tyson in "Mike Tyson's Punch Out!!"Jimmy Fallon convinces Mike Tyson to pick up an NES controller and try to knock out Mike Tyson in the legendary video game "Mike Tyson's Punch Out!!">



HP dives into 3D printing with Multi Jet Fusion -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsHP dives into 3D printing with Multi Jet Fusion

HP dives into 3D printing with Multi Jet FusionThe tech giant makes its long-awaited move into 3D printing -- but machines using its technology won't be widely available until 2016.>



New payments terminal aims to be Switzerland of in-store payments -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsNew payments terminal aims to be Switzerland of in-store payments

PoyntComing soon to a merchant near you: Poynt will let you decide how to pay for in-store purchases.>



Amazon Fire TV Stick ship date pushed back to January -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsAmazon Fire TV Stick ship date pushed back to January

AmazonAmazon's new HDMI streaming stick aims to take on competing devices like the Google Chromecast and Roku Streaming Stick.>



New app blocks your work email when you go home -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsNew app blocks your work email when you go home

New app blocks your work email when you go homeEnforced Vacation has humanity at its core. Its makers claim their app will "give people back their personal time.">



BlackBerry: We're still in the phone business -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsBlackBerry: We're still in the phone business

BlackBerryCEO John Chen says the company is committed to earning back your business with its next phone -- the BlackBerry Classic.>



Watch the Avengers try to pick up Thor's hammer -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsWatch the Avengers try to pick up Thor's hammer

Watch the Avengers try to pick up Thor's hammerIn the full trailer for the upcoming "Avengers: Age of Ultron," the gang doesn't understand why they can't lift the fabled Mjolnir.>



The 7 Toughest Startup Lessons You Don't Want to Learn the Hard Way -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsThe 7 Toughest Startup Lessons You Don't Want to Learn the Hard Way
I started my first business at 19 years old and thought I knew it all. The business quickly grew to $500,000 in gross revenue with five employees in three states. Business was good, but because I didn't learn how to manage my business, things quickly got out of control.Six years into the business, because of mismanaging the finances, I was...
Why the Verizon-exclusive Droid Turbo is actually good for you -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsWhy the Verizon-exclusive Droid Turbo is actually good for you

Sarah Tew / CBS InteractiveThe Droid franchise stands out as a carrier exclusive that works, thanks to the work put in on both sides.>



What it is Like to Start a Small Business -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsWhat it is Like to Start a Small Business

What it is Like to Start a Small BusinessOfficially a month into my new business venture, I've fully immersed myself in my company. While each day is an incredible learning experience, I've certainly felt a vast range of emotions over the past few weeks (and I'm sure there is more to come).So, what's it like giving up a steady paycheck and benefits to start your own endeavor?It's...



What's 'Star Wars' about in a word? George Lucas explains -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsWhat's 'Star Wars' about in a word? George Lucas explains

What's 'Star Wars' about in a word? George Lucas explainsIn an interview with Charlie Rose, George Lucas opens up about the real meaning behind "Star Wars," and how mythology, religion, and storytelling helped shape his vision of the films.>



  

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