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*Stronger than expected UK growth supports risk-on trade. *Treasury sells $29 billion in seven-year notes. ``Today's auction was pretty lackluster,'' said Kim Rupert, managing director of global fixed income analysis at Action Economics in San Francisco.
*McKesson reports Q2 adj EPS $1.92 vs est $1.78. Oct 25- U.S. drug wholesaler McKesson Corp struck a deal to buy medical products distributor PSS World Medical for $1.46 billion to boost scale and margins in its surgical devices supply business as medical procedure volumes fall.
SAN FRANCISCO-- Diamond Foods Inc. said Thursday that it will restate two additional quarters of financial data as the snack food company tries to clean up the fallout from its improper accounting of payments to walnut growers.
The latest numbers show that young adults 25-29 are the primary out-of-state movers; they had the biggest gain in 13 years as they struck out on their own to test the job market in urban, high-tech meccas such as Washington, D.C.; Denver; Portland, Ore.; Seattle; and Austin, Texas.
CHICAGO-- People who collapse from cardiac arrest in poor black neighborhoods are half as likely to get CPR from family members at home or bystanders on the street as those in better-off white neighborhoods, according to a study that found the reasons go beyond race. The findings suggest a big need for more knowledge and training, the researchers said.
NEW YORK-- Prescription drug distributor McKesson Corp. is expanding its medical supplies business by buying PSS World Medical Inc. for about $1.46 billion. McKesson said Thursday it will pay $29 per share for PSS World, a 34.3 percent premium over Wednesday's closing price.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 24- Amid the fanfare accompanying the noisy launch of the iPad mini this week, Apple Inc also took the wraps off new Mac computers.
Equity Residential, whose chairman is Sam Zell, and AvalonBay Communities Inc on Wednesday both reported an increase in rents, but they were the smallest increases in at least three quarters.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 24- Zynga Inc raised the lower end of its 2012 earnings outlook after quarterly revenue beat Wall Street's rock-bottom expectations, driving its shares 13 percent higher.
SEATTLE, Oct 24- Firm sales numbers for Microsoft Corp's Windows 8 and its new Surface tablet will not be available for three months, but it may be clear long before then if it has a hit on its hands.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 24- Zynga Inc raised the lower end of its 2012 earnings outlook after quarterly revenue beat Wall Street's rock-bottom expectations, driving its shares 12 percent higher. The news proved a rare bright spot for Zynga, which is trying to stave off user losses that prompted it to slash its 2012 outlook twice in recent months.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 24- Billionaire hedge fund manager Tom Steyer says he will focus on pushing California toward an alternative energy future when he steps down from the company he founded, Farallon Capital.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 24- Zynga Inc raised the lower end of its 2012 earnings outlook on Wednesday as the company reported a slight uptick in revenue that beat Wall Street's rock-bottom expectations. Shares of Zynga jumped 16 percent to $2.47 in after-hours trade. The news was a bright spot after Zynga slashed its 2012 outlook earlier this month.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 24- Zynga Inc raised the lower end of its 2012 earnings outlook on Wednesday as the company reported a slight uptick in revenue that beat the Street's rock-bottom expectations.
*SAN FRANCISCO FED PRESIDENT JOHN WILLIAMS, Oct. 15 ``In no way has our commitment to price stability wavered.''.
Oct 24- Visa Inc said Charles Scharf, a former head of JPMorgan Chase& Co's retail financial services division, will succeed Joseph Saunders as chief executive, effective Nov. 1. Scharf worked closely with Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan, when the two men were at Citigroup Inc in the 1990 s.
LOS ANGELES-- An audit of the U.S. Department of Education's division overseeing hundreds of millions of dollars in charter school funding has criticized the office for failing to properly monitor how states spend the money.
CNBC.com presents a list of the 10 states with the most ultra-high net worth individuals on a per capita basis.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 23- Facebook Inc grew mobile advertising revenue several times in the third quarter, a faster-than-expected pace that helped drive shares in the world's No. 1 social network nearly 13 percent higher.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 23- Zynga Inc laid off 5 percent of its full-time workforce and shut its Boston office on Tuesday as it embarked on a sweeping cost-cutting campaign that may eventually see the ``FarmVille'' game creator close its Japanese and British studios as well.