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Peter Costa works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Stock futures edged higher as more companies reported first quarter earnings. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Peter Costa works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. Stock futures edged higher as more companies reported first quarter earnings. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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Earnings and Corporate Deals Lift US Stocks

Stocks rose Tuesday as more companies reported solid first-quarter earnings. The market also got a lift from deal news. Netflix rose after announcing a big jump in its profit and Botox maker Allergan rose sharply on a takeover bid.

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CVO Deluxe Harley-Davidson at the South East Harley-Davidson in Bedford, Ohio. Harley Davidson reports quarterly earnings on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
CVO Deluxe Harley-Davidson at the South East Harley-Davidson in Bedford, Ohio. Harley Davidson reports quarterly earnings on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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Harley-Davidson Q1 Earnings Roar Ahead

Shares of Harley-Davidson jumped almost 7 percent in premarket trading after the company reported first-quarter earnings that were 18.7 percent higher than a year ago.

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A home for sale in Shaker Heights, Ohio. The National Association of Realtors reports on existing-home sales in March on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
A home for sale in Shaker Heights, Ohio. The National Association of Realtors reports on existing-home sales in March on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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US Home Sales Slip to 20-Month Low

Sales of existing U.S. homes slipped in March to their lowest level since July 2012 as rising prices and a tight supply of available homes discouraged many would-be buyers.

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Americans Lose Confidence Over Debts [AUDIO]

With many Americans refinancing and consolidating their debt, the past year has seen people take a positive attitude toward financial security. However, April showed Americans feeling less comfortable about their debt compared to the same time last year -- only the second time that's happened in the last seven months.

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McDonald's restaurant's golden arches in Robinson Township, Pa. McDonald’s reports quarterly earnings on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
McDonald's restaurant's golden arches in Robinson Township, Pa. McDonald’s reports quarterly earnings on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
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McDonald’s Profit Slips Amid Weak Sales

McDonald's said that its profit slipped in the first quarter as global sales remained weak for the world's biggest hamburger chain.

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Online Gambling Attracts Out-of-State Gamers [AUDIO]

While online gambling is picking up steam in New Jersey, it's also building a solid following from out-of-state players who would rather just cross the border into North Jersey to play.

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Unemployment Rate Remains At 7.6 Percent
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Will Spring Bring Uptick for NJ Economy? [AUDIO]

It is no secret the brutal winter took a toll on the economy, but business is expected to pick up now that the worst of the harsh weather is over, according to a new survey by the National Association for Business Economics.

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Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Wendy Cutler, left, shakes hands with Japan's deputy chief negotiator Hiroshi Oe ahead of their meeting in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, Pool)
Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Wendy Cutler, left, shakes hands with Japan's deputy chief negotiator Hiroshi Oe ahead of their meeting in Tokyo, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, Pool)
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US, Japan Negotiate Toward Freer Trade

Japanese and U.S. negotiators are struggling to reach a preliminary agreement on a free trade pact that might have served as a centerpiece for President Barack Obama's visit to Tokyo this week.

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Novartis CEO Joseph Jimenez as he arrives for the annual balance press conference in Basel, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Keystone, Steffen Schmidt)
Novartis CEO Joseph Jimenez as he arrives for the annual balance press conference in Basel, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Keystone, Steffen Schmidt)
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Novartis, GSK, Lilly in Multibillion-Dollar Deals

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG announced a series of multibillion-dollar deals Tuesday with other major pharmaceutical companies that it said would reduce sales but boost profitability, while affecting some 15,000 of its employees globally.

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Anthony Zingale wires blender motors at the Vitamix manufacturing facility in Strongsville, Ohio. The U.S. economy's health rose in March after a harsh winter. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
Anthony Zingale wires blender motors at the Vitamix manufacturing facility in Strongsville, Ohio. The U.S. economy's health rose in March after a harsh winter. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
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Warmer Weather Lifting US Economy

Spring's thaw is reviving the economy, too. A recent batch of government and business reports show a U.S. economy emerging from winter's deep freeze.

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