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Wall St. higher as bank stocks gain after GDP data

(Reuters) – U.S. stocks were higher in morning trading on Thursday as bank stocks gained after data showed that the domestic economy grew at a faster pace in the fourth-quarter than previously estimated.

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McDonald’s Quarter Pounders to be made with fresh beef

(Reuters) – Fast food giant McDonald’s Corp said on Thursday it would make its Quarter Pounder burgers with fresh beef, prepared when ordered, by mid-2018 in most of its restaurants.

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U.S. awards AT&T contract to build wireless network for first responders

(Reuters) – The United States on Thursday awarded a contract to AT&T Inc to build a nationwide wireless broadband network to better equip first responders, years after a federal commission recommended setting up such a system following the 9/11 attacks.

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Lululemon shares tumble after disappointing sales forecast

TORONTO (Reuters) – Shares of Lululemon Athletica Inc sank to their lowest in more than a year on Thursday, after the Canadian yogawear apparel maker warned that first-quarter sales would fall.

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Mester sees more Fed hikes as economy rebounds from first quarter

(Reuters) – A Federal Reserve policymaker on Thursday repeated her call for further rate hikes and a trimming of the central bank’s balance sheet later this year, as the U.S. economy is expected to rebound from what looks like a weak first quarter.

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Fourth-quarter economic growth revised higher, boosted by consumer spending

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. economic growth slowed less than previously reported in the fourth quarter as robust consumer spending spurred the largest increase in imports in two years.

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After sale to Intel, Mobileye’s founder raises sights on IPO for OrCam

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – With the ink barely dry on the $15 billion sale of his autonomous driving technology firm Mobileye to Intel , inventive Israeli entrepreneur Amnon Shashua now has his sights set on taking another start-up public by the end of next year.

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Exclusive: Trump’s ‘big data’ consultant to meet Australian government

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The big data company credited with helping Donald Trump win the U.S. presidency has registered a company in Australia and plans to meet the country’s ruling conservative Liberal Party next week, according to documents and a government official.

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Toyota recalls 2.9 million vehicles globally over airbags

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp on Thursday said it was recalling a total of about 2.9 million vehicles in Japan, China, Oceania and other regions including its Corolla Axio sedan and RAV4 SUV crossover due to potentially faulty airbag inflators.

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Toshiba shareholders agree to split off chip unit, paving way for sale

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp’s shareholders on Thursday approved a proposal to split off the Japanese company’s prized NAND flash memory unit, paving the way for a sale of a majority stake or even all of the business.

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Toshiba’s shareholders approve chip unit split off, paves way for sale

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp’s shareholders on Thursday approved a proposal to split off the Japanese company’s NAND flash memory unit, paving the way for the sale of most of its prized business.

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Asia shares retreat from nearly two-year peak, dollar firms

TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares turned lower on Thursday after earlier briefly nudging up to near two-year highs, while the dollar benefited from waning expectations that the European Central Bank was poised to end its easy policy.

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Volkswagen says U.S. approves sale of modified diesel vehicles

(Reuters) – Volkswagen AG said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved its request to sell up to 67,000 diesel vehicles from the 2015 model year, including about 12,000 currently in dealer inventory with approved emissions modifications.

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