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Diageo-012915.jpgBritish beverages giant Diageo Plc reported Thursday lower profit in its first half even as sales were benefited by strong volume growth mainly with continued strong performance of reserve brands. Chief Executive Ivan Menezes said, "We have already taken action to improve the performance of those brands and markets that have not performed as well as we would expect."
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Here's How Green Tea Ingredient Kills Oral Cancer Cells



The promise of green tea as a potential chemopreventive agent of mouth cancers in high-risk patient population has been known for quite some time now, and it has been credited to epigallocatechin-3-gallate, or EGCG, a compound found in green tea.
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PotashCorp Q4 Profit Surges, Guides Q1, 2015 EPS In Line



Canadian fertilizer giant Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, Inc. reported Thursday a profit for the fourth quarter that surged from last year, boosted sales growth and improved margins amid contributions from all three nutrient segments. Both earnings per share and quarterly sales topped analysts' expectations.
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U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Tumble To Fourteen-Year Low



Providing an encouraging sign for the labor market, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped to their lowest level in over fourteen years in the week ended January 24th.

Canadian Average Weekly Employee Earnings Little Changed In November

U.S. Initial Jobless Claims Drop To 265,000 In Week Ended 1/24

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Apco Completes Merger With Pluspetrol Black River



Apco Oil and Gas International Inc. (APAGF) said that it had completed its merger with Pluspetrol Black River Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pluspetrol Resources Corporation, in an all-cash transaction with an equity value of about $427 million. In connection with the transaction, Apco...

Apco Oil And Gas Completes Merger With Pluspetrol Black River Corp.

3TL Technologies Corp. To Acquire RewardStream

Smart Employee Benefits Acquires Paradigm Consulting Group

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National Oilwell Varco (NOV) Dropped To A New Low After Downgrade



Credit Suisse downgraded its rating on shares of National Oilwell Varco (NOV) Wednesday morning to "Underperform" from "Neutral." National Oilwell Varco traded to the downside throughout Wednesday's session and closed lower by 4.17 at $53.53 on the highest volume of the year. The stock dropped below...
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Entellus Medical Prices IPO At $17 Per Share



Entellus Medical, Inc., a medical technology company, Wednesday announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 4.60 million shares of its common stock at an initial public offering price of $17.00 per share, before underwriting discounts and commissions. In addition, Entellus Medical has...
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Xcel Energy Q4 14 Earnings Conference Call At 10:00 AM ET



Xcel Energy Inc (XEL) will host a conference call at 10:00 AM ET on January 29, 2015, to discuss its Q4 14 earnings results. To access the live webcast log on to http://investors.xcelenergy.com/calendar.aspx?iid=4025308 To listen to the live call, dial 1-888-812-8569 and referencing reservation...
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01/29/15 8:30Avg Weekly EarningsNOV Canada
01/29/15 8:30Non-Farm Payroll (M-o-M)NOV Canada
01/29/15 8:30Continuing ClaimsJAN 17 United States
01/29/15 8:30Continuing Claims - 4 Wk AverageJAN 17 United States
01/29/15 8:30Initial Jobless ClaimsJAN 24 United States
01/29/15 8:30Initial Jobless Claims - 4 Wk AverageJAN 24 United States
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