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Nintendo Shares New Details on Super Smash Bros. for WiiU

Posted: 10/24/2014 - In less than a month, Nintendo will release one of its most anticipated games just in time for Black Friday and the holidays. Thursday, the video game giant revealed new details on Super Smash Bros. for the WiiU.
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  • Daimler, VW dampen speculation about imminent CEO succession

    The Volkswagen logo is seen on a Volkswagen XL Sport car during the media day at the Paris Mondial de l'AutomobileMUNICH (Reuters) - Succession is not an imminent topic at Daimler or Volkswagen, the chief executives of both carmakers said on Thursday, adding that any potential candidates would most likely come from within their respective companies. Daimler chief Dieter Zetsche and Martin Winterkorn, who heads up Volkswagen, were both asked during a panel discussion in Munich whether succession was imminent and whether a suitable candidate had emerged. ...


  • Trade, defense buoy U.S. economy, but some weakness creeps in

    Thanksgiving Day holiday shopper carries a discounted television to the checkout at the Target retail store in ChicagoBy Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A smaller trade deficit and surge in defense spending buoyed U.S. economic growth in the third quarter, but domestic demand slipped, hinting at some loss of momentum. Gross domestic product grew at a 3.5 percent annual pace, the Commerce Department said on Thursday. However, the pace of growth in business investment, housing and consumer spending slowed from the second quarter. ...


  • U.S. jobless claims rise, but underlying labor market trends firming

    Man holds a leaflet at a military veterans' job fair in CarsonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose for a second straight week last week, but remained at levels consistent with a firming labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 for the week ended Oct. 25, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The four-week moving average of claims, considered a better measure of labor market trends as it irons out week-to-week volatility, fell 250 to 281,000. Claims at these levels indicate a strengthening in labor market conditions. ...


  • Visa gives big boost to Dow, but GDP doesn't excite

    The Nasdaq logo is seen on the exterior of the Nasdaq MarketSite in New YorkBy Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks mostly edged higher on Thursday, as a strong read on third-quarter economic growth raised new questions about monetary policy, while results at Visa single-handedly put the Dow in solidly higher territory. Gross domestic product grew at a 3.5 percent annual rate in the third quarter, beating expectations, though down from the 4.6 percent rate in the second quarter. The data came a day after the Federal Reserve ended its stimulative bond-buying program, leading investors to look to when the central bank will begin raising interest rates. ...


  • Efforts to replace Fed hawks Plosser, Fisher pick up speed

    Philadelphia Federal Reserve President Charles Plosser speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations in New YorkBy Jonathan Spicer and Ann Saphir (Reuters) - Two regional Federal Reserve banks have taken steps to replace their hawkish presidents, Charles Plosser and Richard Fisher, whose departures early next year could change the tenor of debate within the U.S. central bank's policy-setting committee. The Philadelphia Fed said on Thursday it had hired executive search firm Korn Ferry to find a successor to Plosser, 66, who will retire on March 1 after more than eight years at the helm. ...


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