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Stocks H & R Block Inc

  • Oct 10- U.S. tax preparer H&R Block Inc said it was exploring strategic alternatives for its banking unit to avoid heavy costs associated with stricter supervision under the Dodd-Frank Act. H&R Block, like other companies with small banking units, is under pressure to get out of the business to escape costly oversight by the U.S.

  • Oct 10- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services today said its ratings and outlook on H&R Block Inc. remain unchanged following the company's disclosure that it may cease to be a savings and loan holding company because of Federal Reserve capital requirements. At this point, we are expanding the scope of our negative outlook on H&R Block to include these risks.

  • Oct 10- U.S. tax preparer H&R Block Inc said it was exploring strategic alternatives for its banking unit to avoid heavy costs associated with stricter supervision under the Dodd-Frank Act. H&R Block, like other companies with small banking units, is under pressure to get out of the business to escape costly oversight by the U.S.

  • Oct 10- U.S. tax preparer H&R Block Inc said it is exploring strategic alternatives for H&R Block Bank, which could result in the company no longer being regulated by the Federal Reserve as a savings and loan holding company. H&R Block said it does not expect any material impact on its earnings for fiscal 2013..

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  • Oct 10- H&R Block Inc:. *Exploring strategic alternatives for H&R Block Bank. *Utlizing Goldman, Sachs& co. to advise on strategic alternatives for H&R Block Bank.

  • Oct 10- H&R Block Inc, the biggest U.S. tax preparer, said it is exploring strategic alternatives for its small banking operation to avoid a looming sharp rise in costs associated with the introduction of stricter supervision under the Dodd-Frank Act.

  • Chief Executive Tim Cook apologized Friday to customers frustrated with glaring errors in its new Maps service and, in an unusual move for the consumer giant, directed them to rival services such as Google Inc's Maps instead. **GOOGLE INC, Friday close $754.50, up 0.6 pct premarket.

  • Chief Executive Tim Cook apologized Friday to customers frustrated with glaring errors in its new Maps service and, in an unusual move for the consumer giant, directed them to rival services such as Google Inc's Maps instead. **GOOGLE INC, Friday close $754.50, up 0.6 pct premarket.

  • Chief Executive Tim Cook apologized Friday to customers frustrated with glaring errors in its new Maps service and, in an unusual move for the consumer giant, directed them to rival services such as Google Inc's Maps instead. **MICROSOFT CORP, Friday close $29.76, down 0.20 pct premarket. RBC and Jefferies& Co both reduced their price targets on Microsoft's stock.

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  • Stocks closed near their best level in thin trading Thursday, with the S&P rallying to 1,400, as hopes for further stimulus from the Federal Reserve seemed to overshadow worries over the jobs market and some tepid earnings reports.

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  • Stocks logged a gain for the second session Thursday as investors were optimistic Greece will likely clear a key hurdle with private creditors to avoid a disorderly default and ahead of a key government jobs report on Friday.

  • U.S. stock futures held their early gains Thursday, even after a gain in weekly jobless claims and as investors remained hopeful that Greece will complete its bond swap.

  • Stocks ended higher Wednesday, recovering a portion of the previous session's steep decline, buoyed by some better-than-expected economic reports and amid optimism over Greece's bond swap offer.