Lear Earnings Rise 24%

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Lear Corp. said its third-quarter profit rose 24% as the automotive-seating and electric-systems company posted sales growth in most of its geographies, with particularly strong increases in China and North America.

Shire Raises Guidance After Record Sales Growth

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Dublin-based drug maker Shire revised its earnings guidance after record sales growth, only a week after U.S. peer AbbVie pulled out of a $54 billion takeover.

Colgate-Palmolive Earnings Fall as Foreign Exchange Weighs

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Colgate-Palmolive Co. said its third-quarter earnings fell 17%, warning that deteriorating foreign exchange rates are weighing on its results.

BASF Lowers 2015 Forecast

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German chemical company reported a 4.8% decline in third-quarter profit, hurt by the slowing global economy and weaker demand in Europe.

Will Free Data Become The Next Free Shipping?

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Services that offer users data or pay data costs for visiting websites, signing up for free trials or watching movie trailers from smartphones or tablets are gaining traction.

Amazon Stumbles on Spending

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Amazon’s soaring ambitions are coming at a steep cost, dragging the e-commerce giant to its largest quarterly loss in 14 years.

Gucci Finds Luxury a Tougher Sell

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The travails at Gucci are emblematic of the problems afflicting fashion’s big power houses.

Fallout Grows From Faulty Air Bags

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The spotlight on defective air bags intensified, with one of Germany’s largest auto makers issuing a recall and Honda imposing pay cuts on executives.

U.K. Growth Slows in Third Quarter

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U.K. economic growth slowed in the third quarter, official data showed, in the latest sign the global recovery may be losing steam.

Ericsson Beats Forecasts

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Ericsson’s revenue grew more than expected in the third quarter, but uncertainty about North American operators’ mobile network spending threw a wet blanket over the Swedish company’s earnings.

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