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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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  • Japan shares soar, yen skids after BOJ stuns with new easing steps

    A pedestrian uses his mobile phone as he walks past an electronic board showing the stock market indices of various countries outside a brokerage in TokyoBy Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese stocks soared 4.8 percent to their highest close since November 2007 and the yen skidded to near seven-year lows against the dollar on Friday, after the Bank of Japan surprised markets with fresh easing steps it called a pre-emptive move to stoke inflation. ...


  • Citigroup sets aside $600 million more to cover legal costs

    A Citi sign is seen at the Citigroup stall on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBy David Henry and Ankur Banerjee (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc said it was setting aside an extra $600 million to cover legal expenses in the third quarter due to "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries," while also disclosing that it was subject to foreign exchange market probes. Citigroup is one of six major banks that are expected to settle with Britain's Financial Conduct Authority by mid-November over allegations that the banks manipulated foreign exchange markets. The banks are aiming to settle for a total of around 1.5 billion pounds sterling, or $2.42 billion, sources have told Reuters. ...


  • Wal-Mart to expand discounts as retail price war heats up

    A Wal-Mart Stores Inc company distribution center in Bentonville(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it will expand its offering of discounted products during the holiday season and may broaden a price-matching scheme to include online rivals, in the latest sign of an escalating price war among big U.S. retailers. Wal-Mart said it was bracing for competition to be as tough or tougher than in 2013, when heavy discounting depressed earnings across the industry. Wal-Mart's profits dropped in the holiday quarter last year and it has posted six straight quarters of flat or declining same-store sales. ...


  • Starbucks Americas sales disappoint on softer traffic

    Pedestrians walk past a Starbucks store in the Manhattan borough of New York(Reuters) - Starbucks Corp's early re-launch of its popular Pumpkin Spice latte drink failed to heat up business at its U.S. cafes, disappointing Wall Street and sending the company's shares down almost 5 percent. The world's biggest coffee chain said a 1 percent increase in traffic contributed to a 5 percent gain in sales for Americas-region cafes open at least 13 months. But that result fell short of the 6.2 percent same-store sales gain expected by analysts polled by Consensus Metrix. The U.S.-dominated Americas region contributes the majority of Starbucks revenue. ...


  • Hiring business drives LinkedIn's revenue beat

    The logo for LinkedIn Corporation, a social networking networking website for people in professional occupations, is shown in Mountain ViewBy Arathy S Nair and Lehar Maan (Reuters) - Corporate networking site LinkedIn Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue as more businesses used its services to hire staff. The company's hiring business has been thriving as employers find its services more helpful in assessing a candidate's suitability for a role. Strong growth in the hiring business and rapid expansion in international markets such as China are considered by analysts to be the main growth drivers for the company in the next few quarters. ...


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