SoftBank's Humanoid Robot Lands Job As Nescafe Salesman

Nestle SA will enlist a thousand humanoid robots to help sell its coffee makers at electronics stores across Japan, becoming the first corporate customer for the chatty, bug-eyed androids unveiled in June by tech conglomerate SoftBank Corp.

A bird flies past the logo at the headquarters of world food giant Nestle in Vevey October 16, 2014.

Wall St. Declines After Fed Ends Bond-Buying Program

U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday, adding to their earlier declines after the Federal Reserve ended its monthly bond purchase program, as had been expected.

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange October 28, 2014.

Fed Ends Bond Buying, Exhibits Confidence In U.S. Recovery

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday ended its monthly bond purchase program and dropped a characterization of U.S. labor market slack as "significant" in a show of confidence in the economy's prospects.

The United States Federal Reserve Board building is shown behind security barriers in Washington October 28, 2014.



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Microsoft Cuts 3,000 Jobs, Rounding Out July Plan

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks during a Microsoft cloud briefing event in San Francisco, California October 20, 2014.

Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) said on Wednesday it cut about 3,000 jobs, effectively completing its plan to reduce its workforce by 18,000, or 14 percent of total staff, announced in July.

Samsung Heir Apparent Moves To Tighten Grip On Group Firms

Jay Y. Lee, son of Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-hee arrives at the company's headquarters in Seoul December 1, 2010.

Samsung Group heir apparent Jay Y. Lee is moving to acquire small stakes in two of the group's financial firms, which analysts say will help the scion solidify control of South Korea's largest conglomerate as a succession looms.

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Italy Strikes Against Renzi Labour Reforms, Cuts

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi

Striking workers took to the streets in cities across Italy on Friday to protest against cuts to public services and labour reforms proposed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

U.S. Jobless Claims Data Point To Firming Labor Market

Richard O'Driscoll and his guide dog Maxwell leave the fourth Annual Job Fair for Individuals with Visual Impairments in Cambridge, Massachusetts October 16, 2014.

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend firmly pointed to strengthening labor market conditions.

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna Beach, California October 27, 2014.

Apple CEO Fires Back As Retailers Block Pay

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) CEO Tim Cook fired back at CVS (CVS.N) and Rite Aid (RAD.N) on Monday after the drugstore chains blocked the iPhone maker's mobile payments service, saying there were plenty of other retailers around the world to sign up.

The Pfizer logo is seen at their world headquarters in New York April 28, 2014.

Pfizer Beats Sales And Profit Forecasts, Mum On Future Deals

Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) reported stronger-than-expected quarterly results, helped by growing sales of its cancer drugs and demand for its medicines in emerging markets, but did not signal any acquisition plans following its recent failed efforts to buy rival British drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc (AZN.L).

The fresh produce section is seen at a Walmart Supercenter in Rogers, Arkansas June 6, 2013.

U.S. Consumer Confidence Jumps In October

U.S. consumer confidence rose in October to its highest level since October 2007 as views on the job market improved, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday.

The head offices of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. are seen in Laval, Quebec May 20, 2014.

Valeant Ready To Raise Allergan Bid To At Least $200/Share

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc (VRX.TO) (VRX.N) on Monday said in a letter to Allergan Inc's (AGN.N) board of directors that it was prepared to raise its offer to at least $200 per share but stopped short of doing so.

General view of the headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt October 26, 2014.

Europe's Bank Test Celebrations Mask Mounting Challenges

Investors were spared immediate pain on Sunday after the European Central Bank's landmark banking health check did not force massive capital hikes amongst the euro zone's top lenders.

A woman takes a picture outside the Samsung stand at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona February 24, 2014.

Samsung Scales Down LED Lighting As Outlook Dims

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) said on Monday that it will cease its light emitting diode (LED) lighting business outside of South Korea, scaling back what was identified as a key growth business just four years ago.

Workers install the chassis along a production line at a truck factory of Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. Ltd (JAC Motors) in Hefei, Anhui province May 5, 2014.

China Says Unemployment Rate Steady At 4.07 Pct At End-Sept

China's urban registered unemployment rate was 4.07 percent at the end of September, down slightly from 4.08 percent at the end of the second quarter, the labour ministry said on Friday.

Members of the media react as New York City Police Department officers enter the building where Dr. Craig Spencer lives in New York October 24, 2014.

Doctor With Ebola In NY Hospital, Nurse Declared Virus-Free

A doctor who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients was in an isolation unit in New York City on Friday after testing positive for the virus, becoming the fourth person diagnosed with the disease in the United States and the first in its largest city.

Sturdy U.S. services, factory data boost growth picture

U.S. Factory Activity Growth Slips In October

The U.S. manufacturing sector slowed in October to its lowest rate of growth since July, while a gauge of new orders hit its lowest level since January, an industry report showed on Thursday.

 Barbara Smith, a registered nurse with Mount Sinai Medical Health Systems, St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals in New York, demonstrates putting on personal protective equipment (PPE) during an Ebola educational session for healthcare workers at the Jacob

Some U.S. Hospitals Weigh Withholding Care To Ebola Patients

The Ebola crisis is forcing the American healthcare system to consider the previously unthinkable: withholding some medical interventions because they are too dangerous to doctors and nurses and unlikely to help a patient.

Current gas prices are shown at a Shell gas station in Encinitas, California October 10, 2014.

U.S. Consumer Prices Rise On Shelter Costs, But Inflation Muted

U.S. consumer prices rose marginally in September, painting a weak inflation picture that should give the Federal Reserve ample room to keep interest rates low for a while.

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