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KL shares finish higher

KUALA LUMPUR: Upbeat sentiment from Wall Street's overnight gains drove Bursa Malaysia to close higher today, with all indices recording positive movement.

Starbucks Americas sales disappoint on softer traffic

Pedestrians walk past a Starbucks store in the Manhattan borough of New York(Reuters) - Starbucks Corp's early re-launch of its popular Pumpkin Spice latte drink failed to heat up business at its U.S. cafes, disappointing Wall Street and sending the company's shares down almost 5 percent. The world's biggest coffee chain said a 1 percent increase in traffic contributed to a 5 percent gain in sales for Americas-region cafes open at least 13 months. But that result fell short of the 6.2 percent same-store sales gain expected by analysts polled by Consensus Metrix. The U.S.-dominated Americas region contributes the majority of Starbucks revenue. ...


Japan shares soar, yen skids after BOJ stuns with more easing steps

By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese stocks jumped and the yen skidded to six-year lows against the dollar on Friday after the Bank of Japan surprised markets with fresh easing steps - a move aimed at stoking inflation and recharging a fragile economic recovery. The Nikkei stock average rallied 3.9 percent after Japan's central bank said it would purchase more shares of exchange-traded funds and real estate investment trusts, and extend the duration of its portfolio of Japanese government bonds, to "pre-empt manifestation" of risks. Data released early on Friday showed Japan's annual core consumer inflation slowed for a second straight month in September, adding to evidence the BOJ is likely to miss its price goal. Before the BOJ's surprise, markets were chered by Wall Street's surge late in the session on Thursday, after data showed surprisingly strong third-quarter U.S.

Titan shares slump after earnings

Reuters Market Eye - Watches and jewellery maker Titan Company Ltd on slumps as much as 6.8 percent. Heads towards biggest single-day fall since Sept. 2013. July-Sept. earnings lagged some estimates. Profit rose 28.6 percent to 2.4 billion rupees ($39.12 million) and sales rose by 55.7 percent to 35.65 billion rupees. Strong sales growth driven by one-off jewellery sales led by the foreclosure of advance purchase schemes, says analysts. Shares down 6.1 percent at 10:00 a.m. ($1 = 61.3500 rupees) (Reporting by Abhishek Vishnoi)

Bursa extends gains mid-morning

KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia extended its gains at mid-morning today as the overnight rise in Wall Street fuelled optimism in the local equities market.

KL shares open higher, tracking Wall Street’s gains

KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia opened higher in line with regional bourses, after overnight gains on Wall Street.

Wall Street up on GDP, earnings

NEW YORK: US stocks rose on Thursday, boosted by a strong reading on quarterly economic growth and by another round of upbeat earnings reports including Visa, which accounted for nearly 140 points in the Dow industrials. Despite the bullish data and the Federal Reserve's Wednesday statement indicating the economy is strengthening, gains on the S&P 500 were led by healthcare and utilities, traditionally defensive sectors. Analysts cited mutual funds purchases of the best performing stocks for the run in those sectors, as funds close their books for the year at the end of this month.

Samsung Electronics shares rally on earnings, shareholder returns hopes

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics shares extended sharp gains into a second-straight day, buoyed by hopes that the tech giant will turn its fortunes around in the fourth quarter ...

Android co-founder Andy Rubin to leave Google

By Devika Krishna Kumar (Reuters) - Google Inc said on Thursday that Andy Rubin, co-founder of its Android mobile business and head of its nascent robotics effort is leaving the company. Rubin will start a company to support startups interested in building technology-hardware products, Google said in an emailed response for comment on a Wall Street Journal report about his move. James Kuffner, a research scientist at Google and a member of the robotics group, will replace Rubin, the company added. ...

Expedia's third-quarter profit soars 50 percent

The world's largest online travel company by bookings posted net income of $257.1 million and earned $1.94 per diluted share, well ahead of Wall Street's average estimate of $1.74, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Despite heavy competition abroad and concern that the Ebola virus would discourage travelers from planning vacations, the volume of Expedia Inc's bookings grew by 29 percent to nearly $13.5 billion in the quarter. Revenue from hotel bookings, which accounts for 73 percent of Expedia's business, jumped by 21 percent to buoy these results. "These results were pretty encouraging," said S&P Capital IQ analyst Tuna Amobi, noting that the company reaffirmed its guidance for the year.

Technology

Will a Breakthrough Solar Technology See the Light of Day? - MIT Technology Review


MIT Technology Review

Will a Breakthrough Solar Technology See the Light of Day?
MIT Technology Review
The technology originated in the lab of John Rogers, a professor of chemistry and materials science and engineering at the University of Illinois. Semprius has raised $45 million from investors including Siemens, and has set records for solar-cell ...

Microsoft Jumps Into the Growing Market for Wearable Fitness Technology - New York Times


BBC News

Microsoft Jumps Into the Growing Market for Wearable Fitness Technology
New York Times
Now, like many other big technology companies, Microsoft believes it belongs on wrists. The company has created a wrist-worn fitness device, Microsoft Band, and a related online service, Microsoft Health, that will analyze the data from the band and ...
Microsoft unveils $199 wearable fitness deviceBBC News
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Apple Pay Rival MCX Open to Other Technology - New York Times


AppAdvice

Apple Pay Rival MCX Open to Other Technology
New York Times
The group of retailers, known as the Merchant Customer Exchange, said that it could yet decide to use Near Field Communication capability, the technology that Apple Pay relies on to process transactions. But the chief executive of the group said the ...
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Wilde pitch to Series MVP wins with technology and stuff - Chicago Tribune


USA TODAY

Wilde pitch to Series MVP wins with technology and stuff
Chicago Tribune
But people also were talking about the Wilde pitch from the Kansas City-area regional zone manager for Chevy who handed Bumgarner the keys to "the latest and greatest, uh, technology in our truck lineup which is the all-new 2015, uh, Chevy Colorado" ...
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Travel

This week's best travel deals - Washington Post


This week's best travel deals
Washington Post
The deal starts at $185 double, plus about 10 percent tax, and includes one night at the inn (normally from $139); $50 meal credit for breakfast, lunch or dinner in the Dan'l Webster Restaurant or the Tavern at the Inn; in-room sparkling cider; and a ...

European tours, cruises and more travel deals - Newsday


European tours, cruises and more travel deals
Newsday
The Dec. 21 departure of the 36-passenger motor yacht Corals and the Dec.22 departure of the 100-passenger Galapagos Legend expedition ship now cost $3,499 a person double, plus $360 taxes and fees. Both ships travel round-trip from Baltra Island.

Seven tips to score travel deals on social media - USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Seven tips to score travel deals on social media
USA TODAY
Travel providers lure social media stars with special perks, discounts and freebies nowadays. Check-ins on Foursquare or Facebook, tweets, retweets and Instagram posts are traded as currency in exchange for loyalty points or discounted rates. In most ...

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Weekend tourism fair hopes to draw local tourists with special travel deals - The Tico Times


The Tico Times

Weekend tourism fair hopes to draw local tourists with special travel deals
The Tico Times
The event will feature over 100 tourism businesses including hotels, travel agencies, tour operators and car rental agencies, among others. This year 100 small and medium-sized businesses focused on souvenir and artisanal products will participate. The ...

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Halloween Costumes Banned on Beijing Subway by China Police - NBCNews.com
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:18:47 +0000


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Halloween Costumes Banned on Beijing Subway by China Police
NBCNews.com
BEIJING — Zombies take note. Officials spooked Halloween revelers Friday by warning commuters they face arrest if they entered Beijing subway stations in costume. “In order to avoid mass panic, Beijing subway passengers will be prohibited from wearing ...
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Suspected Pennsylvania cop-killer Eric Frein captured after 7-week manhunt ... - New York Daily News
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:18:28 +0000


New York Daily News

Suspected Pennsylvania cop-killer Eric Frein captured after 7-week manhunt ...
New York Daily News
A 48-day manhunt ended Thursday with Pennsylvania survivalist Eric Frein shackled with the handcuffs of the state trooper cops say he killed. Frein, 31, was run to ground near an abandoned airport hanger. He surrendered without a fight when he realized he ...
Capture of Accused Cop Killer Eric Frein Saves HalloweenNBCNews.com
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The Numbers Behind Halloween In The United States [Infographic] - Forbes
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:13:35 +0000


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The Numbers Behind Halloween In The United States [Infographic]
Forbes
As you prepare your costume and carve out your pumpkin, have you ever stopped to ponder about the frightening numbers behind Halloween? According to the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend $7.4 billion on Halloween products in 2014.
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Burkina Faso General: Military Still Subordinate to Government - Voice of America
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:07:49 +0000


Voice of America

Burkina Faso General: Military Still Subordinate to Government
Voice of America
A top Burkina Faso general denied a military coup has taken place, telling VOA that unless the president steps down, the military will remain subordinate to the government. In an interview with VOA's French to Africa news service, General Kouame Lougue ...
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Afghan leader references Taliban at Beijing
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:05:01 +0000

Malaysia Airlines sued by 2 boys over Flight 370
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:05:01 +0000

New artifacts found in 2,000-year-old tunnel
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:05:01 +0000

Maine gov vows legal fight vs. defiant Ebola nurse - VIDEO: Showdown looms for nurse, officials - N.Korea to quarantine foreigners for 21 days - Sales of Hazmat suits surge - TRACKING EBOLA
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:05:01 +0000

Terrorist, Ebola costumes reach new low, critics claim
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:05:01 +0000

Two Anglo politicians to debate on TV in Spanish
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:05:01 +0000

Police found no threat at Boeing Everett plant
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:05:01 +0000

Suspect charged after Oklahoma man nearly beheaded
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:05:01 +0000

3 die when train strikes SUV in southern Illinois
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:05:01 +0000

Chinese official allegedly hides $33M in bribes
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:05:01 +0000

Shelters fill up after deadly Sri Lanka mudslide
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:05:01 +0000

SLIDESHOW: Photographer's 21,000-mile journey to document lives of Anne Frank's friends who lived
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:05:01 +0000

Crews to begin work to recover Kansas victims - Small plane hits Kansas airport, at least 4 dead
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:05:01 +0000

Longest-serving Boston mayor Tom Menino dies
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:05:01 +0000

Calif. official probed for alleged child porn searches
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:05:01 +0000

Dead bobcat found hanging from high school goalpost
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:05:01 +0000

Holder regrets ‘subpoena’ to Fox News reporter
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:05:01 +0000

Lawmakers want GIitmo transfers suspended - Former Gitmo detainees suspected of joining ISIS
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:05:01 +0000

Man slashes 3 schoolchildren in China, official says - Court upholds death verdicts in slashing attack
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:05:01 +0000

NJ Gov. Christie argues with Sandy heckler - VIDEO: Is Christie president material?
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:05:01 +0000

Ill woman who intends to end her life posts new video
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KURTZ: The Playbook Against Hillary: Can Obama operatives inoculate her?
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:05:01 +0000

Vet-led group still helping families rebuild from Sandy
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:05:01 +0000

Trade, defense spending lift 3Q economic growth - US jobless claims rise, labor market firms - ELIZABETH MacDONALD: 'Zombie' firms on rise
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:05:01 +0000

Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:05:01 +0000

Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:05:01 +0000

CONTROVERSIAL LESSON Ex-Marine banned from school over Islam teaching
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:04:57 +0000

Manhunt ends with suspect in targeted officer's handcuffs
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:04:57 +0000

ROAD RAGE ARREST SWAT team nabs suspect in killing of mom of four
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:04:57 +0000

PLAYING RACE CARD? Sen. Landrieu takes heat for dig on Southern voters
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POWERFUL WORDS Beyonce song inspires Iraqi youth peace
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Life Goes On for Nurse in Standoff over Ebola - KAALtv.com
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:04:16 +0000


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Life Goes On for Nurse in Standoff over Ebola
KAALtv.com
In between going on a bike ride and taking delivery of a pizza, nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend did chores and watched a movie while state officials struggled to reach a compromise in a standoff that has become the nation's most closely watched clash ...
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UN warns of 'unprecedented' number of foreign jihadists - DAWN.com
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:50:42 +0000


DAWN.com

UN warns of 'unprecedented' number of foreign jihadists
DAWN.com
LONDON: Foreign jihadists from more than 80 countries have flocked to fight in Iraq and Syria on an “unprecedented scale”, according to extracts of a UN report published by Britain's Guardian newspaper on Friday. Around 15,000 people have travelled to ...
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Contested Holy Site in Jerusalem Reopens for Muslim Worship - New York Times
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:42:49 +0000


Haaretz

Contested Holy Site in Jerusalem Reopens for Muslim Worship
New York Times
JERUSALEM — This city's most contested sacred site reopened for Muslim worship Friday morning after an extremely rare daylong closing that the Israeli authorities said was to prevent further unrest amid escalating hostilities. Israeli police officers were out in ...
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Russia, Ukraine end gas dispute, averting EU supply crisis - Fortune
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:42:24 +0000


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Russia, Ukraine end gas dispute, averting EU supply crisis
Fortune
Russia agreed to resume gas sales to Ukraine, lifting the threat of a disruption to this winter's energy supplies to the E.U. in what officials said could mark the start of a turnaround in diplomatic relations between the sides. “This is perhaps the first sign of a wise ...
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Boston Residents Remember Menino's Impact - NECN
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:35:28 +0000


NECN

Boston Residents Remember Menino's Impact
NECN
Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino passed away Thursday at the age of 71 after his battle with cancer. (Published Friday, Oct 31, 2014). Friday, Oct 31, 2014 • Updated at 6:26 AM EDT. Tears streamed down Melisha McCollim's face. "I'm so lost for words I ...
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Divers unearth ancient wreck
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Google Glass cinema ban
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'Perfect Body' ad uproar
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Shaheen, Brown Press Their Cases In Final Debate - New Hampshire Public Radio
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:19:24 +0000


SFGate

Shaheen, Brown Press Their Cases In Final Debate
New Hampshire Public Radio
The candidates split on key issues from the start. Asked to identify the greatest threat facing America, Scott brown was unequivocal: radical Islamic Jihadists. Listen. Listening... /. It something that's real, that's serious. Obviously we have Boko Haram in Afirica, ...
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