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LinkedIn, GoPro, Groupon, Goldcorp and Tempur Sealy International are big market movers
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:...

Japan's central bank unexpectedly expands asset purchases to shore up shaky recovery
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's central bank surprised the financial world and pleased investors Friday by intensifying its purchases of government bonds and other assets to try to revive a chronically anemic economy....

Sony says quarterly loss balloons to $1.2 billion on smartphone woes, sticks to forecasts
TOKYO (AP) -- Sony's losses ballooned to 136 billion yen ($1.2 billion) last quarter as the Japanese electronics and entertainment company's troubled mobile phone division reported huge red ink....

Exxon, Chevron post higher earnings despite low oil prices, but resilience may not last
NEW YORK (AP) -- Falling oil prices hardly seem to be bothering the two biggest U.S. oil companies, but things could get tougher in the coming months....

Slight rise in inflation little relief to European Central Bank as economy remains weak
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Inflation crept higher in the 18 countries that use the euro in October - but the rise to an annual 0.4 percent offered little relief to the European Central Bank as it tries to boost a weak economy....

Exxon posts surprise 3Q profit jump on refining, chemicals as oil price, production falls
NEW YORK (AP) -- ExxonMobil Corp.'s refining and chemical operations rescued the company's third-quarter results amid falling global oil prices and lower oil and gas production....

Russia's central bank hikes its main interest rate to 9.5 percent in response to falling ruble
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's central bank on Friday raised its main interest rate more than anticipated in its latest attempt to shore up the plummeting national currency....

Japan's $1.1 trillion public pension fund OK's plan to boost share purchases, pare bonds
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's $1.1 trillion public pension fund on Friday approved a plan to double its holdings of shares and cut back sharply on bonds to help improve investment returns and meet its obligations to a swelling number of retirees....

Q&A: Why Japan is increasing stimulus when Fed feels confident enough to withdraw it
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan is pumping more money into its lagging economy, expanding an already lavish stimulus effort. The surprise announcement Friday highlights diverging fortunes among the world's top economies. Earlier this week, the U.S. Federal Reserve ended its own unprecedented stimulus in a sign of increased confidence in economic recovery....

Judge OKs debt plan for Stockton, California, 1 of largest US cities to declare bankruptcy
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A judge on Thursday approved a plan that allows Stockton to leave bankruptcy protection by eliminating more than $2 billion in long-term debt payments without touching the city's pension obligations....

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