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  • UPDATE 1-Payroll processor ADP's results beat estimates Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 8:38 AM ET

    *2nd- quarter EPS from cont. ops 78 cents vs est 77 cents. Feb 5- Automatic Data Processing Inc reported better-than-expected second-quarter results due to higher revenue from its payroll-processing business as the U.S. job market recovers.

  • Feb 4- Research services provider Covance Inc reported a better-than-expected 19 percent jump in quarterly adjusted profit as it gained from higher investments in later stages of drug development by pharma companies.

  • Feb 4- Research services provider Covance Inc reported a better-than-expected 19 percent jump in quarterly adjusted profit as it gained from higher investments in later stages of drug development by pharma companies. Net income rose to $45.8 million, or 80 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $33.9 million, or 61 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Jan 30- ManpowerGroup Inc, the world's No.3 staffing company, said it expected revenue to be flat to up 2 percent in the current quarter, even after its quarterly profit doubled as hiring picked up in Europe. The company, which gets two-thirds of its revenue from Europe, said it remained "guarded" on revenue growth in the first quarter.

  • Manpower profit surges as hiring picks up in Europe Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 7:48 AM ET

    Jan 30- ManpowerGroup Inc, the world's No.3 staffing company, said its fourth-quarter profit nearly doubled, helped by improved hiring in Europe and cost-cutting measures. The company's net income jumped to $101.2 million, or $1.25 per share, in the fourth quarter, from $53.3 million, or 68 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • BEIJING, Jan 30- U.S. consultancy ICF International has won a 5- million euro contract to help the European Union advise China, the world's biggest carbon-emitting nation, on designing a national emissions trading scheme.

  • DETROIT, Jan 12- General Motors Co named a new chief executive, Ford Motor Co kept its old leader and Chrysler Group LLC's CEO averted a divisive public offering. "It's a turn of an era," Xavier Mosquet, senior partner and managing director at Boston Consulting Group, said in an interview.

  • In a hint that the relentless sell-off that sucked $62.6 billion out of municipal bond funds in 2013 is winding down, data from Lipper on Thursday showed net outflows slowed to just $18.99 million in the week ended Jan. 8. Moreover, the funds may soon see a few weeks of net inflows, said Tom Roseen, head of research services for Lipper, a Thomson Reuters company.

  • Friday's $133 to $136 price paid by beef packers surpassed the previous record of mostly $132 in late October, according to analysts and economists. Monthly retail price data showed beef last month at a record $5.41 per lb, surpassing the October record of $5.36, according to the USDA's Economic Research Service.

  • UPDATE 2-Accenture expects consulting business to pick up Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 12:13 PM ET

    Dec 19- Accenture Plc said it expected its consulting business to turn the corner this financial year as orders rise, building on strength in its outsourcing unit that helped the company report better-than-expected quarterly results. Accenture shares rose as much as 5 percent on Thursday.

  • Dec 19- Accenture Plc reported first-quarter results that beat analysts' estimates as increased demand for outsourcing services helped to offset a drop in income from its consulting business. Accenture's shares rose 3 percent to $78.01 before the bell on Thursday.

  • Accenture revenue rises as outsourcing demand grows Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 7:10 AM ET

    Dec 19- Accenture Plc reported a 2 percent rise in quarterly revenue as demand for outsourcing services helped to offset a drop in income from its bigger consulting business. Net income rose to $811.6 million, or $1.15 per share, in the first quarter ended Nov. 30 from $766 million, or $1.06 per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $7.36 billion from $7.22 billion.

  • HOUSTON, Dec 16- The U.S. Chemical Safety Board on Monday called on California officials to adopt new rules for crude oil refineries that would force owners to prove they can operate their plants at the lowest risk practicable, the federal investigative agency said.

  • BEIJING, Dec 13- A China state television investigative report accusing Starbucks of overcharging local customers for coffee triggered enormous disquiet among journalists at the network and even some soul-searching after it aired.

  • BOSTON/ WASHINGTON Dec 3- Are proxy advisory firms giving mutual funds too much help with their homework? That question is due for airing at a event in Washington on Thursday focused on the role of proxy advisers like Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass, Lewis& Co. that help funds decide how to vote at corporate annual meetings.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 2- Clients often ask financial adviser Grant Rawdin to teach their children about money before they send them off to college or to their first jobs. Rawdin now hands out a formal engagement letter to the younger generation to officially link them to his firm, Philadelphia- based Wescott Financial Advisory Group.

  • BANGKOK, Dec 2- Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Monday she would "open every door" to find a peaceful solution to a political crisis gripping Bangkok as police used rubber bullets against protesters seeking to topple her government.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 2- Clients often ask financial adviser Grant Rawdin to teach their children about money before they send them off to college or to their first jobs. Rawdin now hands out a formal engagement letter to the younger generation to officially link them to his firm, Philadelphia- based Wescott Financial Advisory Group.

  • Dec 2- Akamai Technologies Inc said it will buy cloud-based cyber security provider Prolexic Technologies Inc for about $370 million to better defend its internet content delivery services from hacker attacks.

  • Dec 2- Akamai Technologies Inc, whose products help move content quickly over the Internet, said it will buy cloud-based security provider Prolexic Technologies Inc for about $370 million.

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