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  • Google's 1Q earnings disappoint as ad prices slip

    Google's 1Q earnings disappoint as ad prices slip

    Google's first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet company dealt with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire more employees and invest in daring ideas.
    Google's first-quarter earnings growth faltered as the Internet's most influential company grappled with a persistent downturn in advertising prices while spending more money to hire employees and invest in daring...
  • PepsiCo's profit rises on snack sales, price hikes

    PepsiCo's profit rises on snack sales, price hikes

    PepsiCo reported a stronger-than-expected first-quarter profit as the company slashed costs and sold more snacks around the world.
    PepsiCo reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit as the company sold more snacks around the world and hiked prices, including on its drinks.
  • Wal-Mart jumps into the money transfer biz, loudly

    Wal-Mart jumps into the money transfer biz, loudly

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:10:33 GMT
    Wal-Mart is offering another incentive to its customers to spend more time at its stores.
    Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business.
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