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  • More earnings gains send US stocks higher Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 9:36 AM ET

    UPS and Microsoft were among the early winners Friday. Procter& Gamble also rose after saying it would make its Duracell battery business a stand-alone company. Crude oil fell $1.16 to $80.93 a barrel in New York.

  • *Amazon tumbles, Microsoft climbs after earnings. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stocks were set for a slightly lower open on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to cut its weekly advance, following disappointing earnings from Amazon and as the first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York City raised concerns about the spread of the virus. Microsoft, up 4.6 percent at $47.09...

  • Digital River to be taken private for $840 million Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Digital River Inc. plans to become a private company. The investor group, led by private equity firm Siris Capital Group, is paying $26 per share in cash for Minneapolis- based Digital River. Shares of Digital River jumped 47.6 percent to $25.66 in premarket trading Friday.

  • *Equities fall on confirmed case of Ebola in New York. *Commerzbank cuts price forecast on bearish OPEC signals. LONDON, Oct 24- Brent crude fell below $86 a barrel on Friday on news of strong supply from Middle Eastern OPEC producers and as a confirmed case of Ebola in New York spooked global equities markets.

  • *Amazon tumbles, Microsoft climbs after earnings. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stock index futures fell on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to trim its weekly advance, following disappointing earnings from Amazon and as the first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York City raised concerns about the spread of the virus. Microsoft, up 2.6 percent at $46.17 before the opening...

  • *Amazon tumbles, Microsoft climbs after earnings. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stock index futures dipped on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to trim its weekly gain, following disappointing results from Amazon and as the first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York City raised concerns about the spread of the virus. *Microsoft, up 2.7 percent at $46.25 before the opening...

  • Bristol-Myers tops Street 3Q forecasts Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 7:39 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. on Friday reported third-quarter profit of $721 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 41 cents per share. Analysts expected $3.79 billion, according to Zacks.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 24- Transatlantic exchange operator Nasdaq OMX Group Inc on Friday reported a higher third-quarter profit, as lower expenses helped offset a decline in revenues driven in part by the impact of foreign exchange rates. Net income attributable to Nasdaq totaled $123 million, or 71 cents per share, up from $113 million, or 66 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Procter & Gamble taking out its batteries Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 7:29 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Procter& Gamble is removing its batteries and making Duracell a stand-alone company. The Procter& Gamble Co., based in Cincinnati, said Friday it is also considering a spinoff, sale or other options for Duracell. The decision to sell or discontinue 90 to 100 brands— many of them smaller, regional products— comes as Procter& Gamble fights to boost sluggish...

  • Nasdaq OMX beats 3Q profit forecasts Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 7:24 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. on Friday reported third-quarter net income of $123 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 70 cents per share. Analysts expected $513.1 million, according to Zacks.

  • Colgate-Palmolive beats 3Q profit forecasts Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 7:07 AM ET

    NEW YORK _ Colgate-Palmolive Co. on Friday reported earnings of $542 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 75 cents per share. Analysts expected $4.44 billion, according to Zacks.

  • NYC doctor tests positive for Ebola     Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 7:05 AM ET

    Dr. Craig Spencer has tested positive for the Ebola virus, reports CNBC's Meg Tirrell.

  • Shakira to release baby toys with Fisher-Price Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shakira is partnering with Fisher-Price to launch a line of baby toys as well as a Web series for moms. The Mattel, Inc.- owned company announced Friday that the First Steps collection of toys and baby gear would be available in November. All of the proceeds will benefit her Barefoot Foundation, which provides education and nutrition to children in...

  • Burns' series gives PBS a ratings milestone Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 7:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Ken Burns' series "The Roosevelts" earned PBS its biggest audience in two decades, making it the documentary maker's third most popular film after "The Civil War" and "Lewis& Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery." PBS said the seven, two-hour episodes that aired last month had an average audience of 9.2 million viewers. PBS went wall-to-wall with the...

  • *BASF retreats after cutting 2015 earnings forecast. *Luxury goods group Kering falls after lower Gucci sales. LONDON, Oct 24- European shares pared early losses on Friday as investors bet the fallout for the banking sector from stress test results due on Sunday should be contained, and took a more measured view of New York's first case of Ebola.

  • LONDON, Oct 24- Gold inched up on Friday as European shares fell but was set to snap a two-week winning streak on a firm dollar and robust economic data that dented demand for the metal as an insurance against risk. Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,232.10 an ounce by 0956 GMT, after slipping more than 1 percent in the previous two sessions. "A better run of U.S. data has...

  • Containing Ebola in New York City     Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 6:07 AM ET

    Tevi Troy, former deputy HHS secretary, discusses the outbreak of Ebola in New York City, and what the medical community must do to contain the virus and protect Americans.

  • Paul Allen donates $100M to fight Ebola     Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 6:06 AM ET
    Paul Allen

    Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen has ramped up his commitment to fight Ebola in a big way, reports "Squawk Box's" Joe Kernen.

  • Ebola case confirmed in NYC     Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 6:01 AM ET
    Dr. Craig Spencer working with Doctors Without Borders treating ebola patients in West Africa.

    A New York City doctor has tested positive for the Ebola virus, reports CNBC's Meg Tirrell.

  • LONDON, Oct 24- World stocks dipped on Friday, as European bank stress test results due at the weekend and New York City's first case of Ebola prompted investors to lock in profits after the best week for shares in well over a year. A doctor who treated Ebola patients in West Africa became the first person to test positive for the virus in America's largest city,...