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Staples Says Probing Possible Payment Card Data Breach

-Reuters picSTAPLES INC is investigating a possible breach of payment card data and has contacted law enforcement about the matter, making it the latest U.S. retailer to become a possible victim of a cyberattack.

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Coca-Cola Co Profit Falls; Company Expands Cost-Cutting

 -Reuters picCOCA-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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China's Growth Slowest Since Global Crisis, Annual Target At Risk

CHINA grew at its slowest pace since the global financial crisis in the September quarter and risks missing its official target for the first time in 15 years, adding to concerns the world's second-largest economy is becoming a drag on global growth.

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Total CEO De Margerie Killed In Moscow As Jet Hits Snow Plough

Christophe de Margerie   -Reuters picTHE chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when his private jet collided with a snow plough as it was taking off from Moscow's Vnukovo airport on Monday night.

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Brighter China Data Fails To Lift Stocks, Dollar Sags

 -Reuters picA two-day rebound in global shares slowed and the dollar edged lower on Tuesday, as slightly above forecast Chinese growth data failed to erase concerns that the world's second-biggest economy is losing momentum.

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Diwali Sales In India Brings Shine Back To Gold

 Gold necklaces are a hot shopping item as India celebrates Diwali. — Reuters pic MUMBAI: Shweta Anand took half a day off work to get a jump on India’s jewelry shopping spree before the Hindu festival of Diwali, and she was looking for bargains.

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Amazon Spreads Christmas Cheer And Improves Pay For Temporary Staff

 Amazon fulfilment centre in Swansea. The online retailer is hiring 13,000 seasonal workers to process millions of daily orders in the runup to Christmas. Photograph: Rex THE GMB union has given a guarded welcome to improved terms offered by Amazon as the online retailer prepares to hire 13,000 seasonal workers to process millions of daily orders before Christmas.

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Apple Sells Nearly 40m iPhones In Three Months Of Year 'For The Record Books'

 Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘Our fiscal 2014 was one for the record books.’ Photograph: Jeff Chiu/AP APPLE sold a record 39.3m iPhones in the last three months, the company said on Monday, helping the tech giant win its highest revenues of the year.

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Highway Toll Rebates On Deepavali

Pic: BERNAMA/TRPKUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM) is offering discounts of between 5% and 37.5% on toll rates and toll rebate of 20% to motorists in conjunction with Deepavali tomorrow.

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Bursa Posts Highest 9M Net Profit In 5 Years

Pic: bursa.listedcompany.comPETALING JAYA: Bursa Malaysia Bhd's net profit for the nine months ended Sept 30, 2014 (9M 2014) rose 4.20% to RM145.09 million from RM139.23 million a year ago, the highest for the period achieved since 2008.

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