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Royals even World Series as benches clear in 7-2 victory

Tempers flared. The benches cleared. A fight nearly broke out. And a World Series with little verve finally got the jolt it needed Wednesday.

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Safran says third-quarter revenue rises 6.8 percent

PARIS (Reuters) - France's Safran on Thursday reported third-quarter revenue up 6.8 percent and reaffirmed its profitability target for the year, while expressing concerns over "significant uncertainty" in the pace of revenue payments from governments.

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Exclusive: U.S. plans to plug coal royalty loophole padding export profits

By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is drafting rules designed to close an accounting loophole that in recent years has helped coal companies boost export profits and likely cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, people familiar with the plan said. American taxpayers by law are due a 12.5 percent royalty on the sales of millions of tons of coal pulled each year from federal land that mining companies lease. ...

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Hyundai Motor third-quarter profit down 29 percent, misses forecasts

SEOUL (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor Co posted a 29 percent year-on-year fall in its quarterly net profit, missing analysts' estimates, hit by a strong local currency and slowing sales growth in its key U.S. and South Korean markets.

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Bond funds stock up on Treasuries in prep for market shock

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBy Tim McLaughlin BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. corporate bond funds this year are adding Treasuries to their holdings at more than twice the rate of corporate debt amid concern that the struggling European economy and potential changes in Federal Reserve policy will drag down profits at U.S. corporations. Through September, corporate bond portfolios boosted their holdings of U.S.

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Credit Suisse third-quarter profit beats views, outlook cautious

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss bank Credit Suisse was cautiously optimistic for the year-end, as it posted third-quarter profit that beat expectations on Thursday.

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Support group of Japan's new trade minister spent funds at S&M bar

Japan's newly-appointed Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Miyazawa speaks during a news conference at his ministry in TokyoTOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's new trade minister, installed this week to replace a minister caught in a funding scandal, said on Thursday a political support group of his spent money at a racy bar, a potential new headache for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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Asia shares slip on profit-taking

Workers load goods in a port in Lianyungang, east China's Jiangsu province on July 1, 2014. Chinese manufacturing picked up slightly in SeptemberAsian markets slipped on profit-taking Thursday following the previous day's hefty gains but losses were limited after a closely watched indicator showed a slight pick-up in Chinese manufacturing activity.

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Asia bourses unmoved by China PMI reading

Markets barely react to solid manufacturing growth figures

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Fight for iPhone users hurts AT&T

Second-largest US mobile carrier lowers revenue outlook

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