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*China's factories expand at best pace in seven months. *Wall St up as mixed earnings offset by China data, Fed hopes. Boosting investors' appetite for risky assets was data showing growth in China's vast factory sector reached a seven-month high this month, easing concerns about a slowdown in Chinese exports, which would point to weakening global demand.
Oct 24- Xerox Corp warned that operating margins in what is now its biggest business, outsourcing services, would remain low in the current quarter due to the loss earlier this year of a high-margin federal contract to handle student loans.
*Ford rallies after results; AT&T, Dow Chemical lower. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stocks edged higher on Thursday, continuing the market's recent upward trend as expectations for steady accommodative monetary policy for the foreseeable future offset a mixed batch of earnings and economic data.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher open on Thursday, with markets still boosted by raised hopes the Federal Reserve will not start tapering off its asset purchases until next year.
Oct 24- Xerox Corp forecast adjusted earnings for the current quarter below analysts' estimates as the company expects to take charges related to restructuring in its outsourcing business, sending its shares down 4 percent before the bell.
The stocks moving before the bell.
Oct 24- Xerox Corp reported a quarterly profit that beat analysts' average estimates due to a 3 percent rise in revenue from its services business, its biggest. Net income from continuing operations attributable to Xerox rose to 26 cents per share in the third quarter, from 25 cents per share a year earlier.
With stocks near record highs, strategists are recommending investors focus on stock-picking select names and sectors, rather than the broader market.
It was a "Who's Who" of guests on "Squawk Box"—everybody from Buffett to Bowles, Tepper to Cooperman, and McCain to Corker. "Talking Squawk," the official show blog, covers them all.
NEW YORK, Oct 15- Petco Animal Supplies Inc and restaurant operator DineEquity Inc, the parent of Applebee's and IHOP, are among 33 companies moving medical coverage for their employees to a private exchange starting in 2014, a new sign of corporate America's shift away from directly providing benefits.
The sluggish federal Obamacare website could be getting a partial rebuild and has a new tool to help users view prices.
NEW YORK, Oct 8- U.S. stocks slid on Tuesday as traders cashed in gains in some of the year's best performers amid little progress to end a political crisis in Washington that could affect the U.S. fiscal standing and economic recovery. Shares of LinkedIn lost 5.9 percent to $223.14, and Netflix fell 4.7 percent to $303.06.
Oct 8- Xerox Corp said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was investigating some accounting practices at Affiliated Computer Services, an IT outsourcing firm it bought in 2010 for $5.5 billion.
Xerox said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating certain accounting practices at Affiliated Computer Services.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Oct 8- Xerox Corp said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating certain accounting practices at Affiliated Computer Services, which it bought in 2010 for $5.5 billion. Xerox said the president of its services division had received a "Wells notice" from SEC staff.
Notre Dame ranks No. 1 off the field with fans, according to Harris Interactive. Its popularity is helping drive higher ticket, retail and advertising sales.
It’s time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.
3-D printing is no longer limited to prototypes and futuristic dreams. Additive manufacturing already can be found in everything from teeth aligners to jet engine parts.
3-D printing could reshape patent and intellectual property laws. Get ready for a patent land grab of intellectual property not seen since the dot-com boom.