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United loses money; other airlines post 1Q profits
DALLAS (AP) -- Even with the turbulence of severe winter storms and stubbornly high fuel prices, many of the major airlines are cruising and their stock prices are soaring....

Cloud strength helps Microsoft earnings top Street
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Results from Microsoft's first quarterly earnings release under new CEO Satya Nadella offered fresh justification for his focus on cloud computing....

Visa's 2Q profit jumps 26 percent as payments grow
Visa Inc.'s profit jumped 26 percent in its fiscal second quarter from a year earlier as the company benefited from strong growth in payments volume, service revenue and a one-time tax gain....

Starbucks eyes soda and lunch as US sales climb
NEW YORK (AP) -- Starbucks keeps finding ways to squeeze more money out of people....

UPS blames winter weather for drop in 1Q profit
DALLAS (AP) -- First-quarter net income at UPS slumped 12 percent as winter storms increased costs for the shipping giant and cut into its revenue....

Amazon 1st quarter net income jumps
NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon's first-quarter profit rose 18 percent as shoppers continued to flock to the online mega retailer to buy goods....

Sands 1Q profit beats predictions thanks to Macau
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Casino giant Las Vegas Sands Corp. said its first-quarter net income rose 36 percent due to a strong performance in Macau, the world's largest gambling market....

Stocks close mostly higher on earnings; Apple up
NEW YORK (AP) -- The stock market closed mostly higher Thursday, helped by positive earnings out of several large U.S. companies including Apple and construction equipment maker Caterpillar....

Puerto Rico govt seeks to lure wealthy investors
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico hopes to persuade wealthy investors to bet on the U.S. territory at a two-day conference aimed at attracting new money amid the island's struggles to recover from a nearly eight-year recession....

Caterpillar and D.R. Horton are big market movers
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:...

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