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Last Updated Oct 23, 2014 12:40PM

Albany, N.Y. • The state’s highest court sided Thursday with EMI in the music publisher’s dispute with Duke Ellington’s heirs, but acknowledged global industry consolidation has made contracts like hi …

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  • FILE - This Jan. 26, 2010 file photo shows the 3M Co. logo on some of the company's products, in Philadelphia. 3M reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) 3M’s net income rose 6 percent in third quarter
    St. Paul • Diversified manufacturer 3M’s third-quarter net income rose 6 percent on higher revenue across all divisions. The maker of Post-it notes, i …
    Updated Oct 23 2014 12:30 pm   |     Share
  • FILE - In this April 23, 2013 file photo, a United Airlines jet departs Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. United Continental Holdings Inc. reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File) Cheaper fuel helps United’s 3Q profit take off
    Chicago • United Airlines appears to be hitting its stride after struggling to make a 2010 merger pay off. The airline’s formula is lower fuel prices …
    Updated Oct 23 2014 12:27 pm   |     Share
  • In this Friday, March 28, 2014 photo, Lou Severino moves dirt with a Caterpillar dozer around a home under construction in Pepper Pike, Ohio. Caterpillar reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) Caterpillar beats Wall Street’s quarterly forecasts
    PEORIA, Ill. • Caterpillar’s belt-tightening paid off in the third quarter as the manufacturer easily beat Wall Street expectations and raised its out …
    Updated Oct 23 2014 12:24 pm   |     Share
  • Coke names new marketing chief amid struggles
    New York • Coca-Cola is replacing its chief marketing officer as the world’s biggest beverage maker fights to boost flat soda sales. The Atlanta-based …
    Updated Oct 23 2014 12:18 pm   |     Share


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  • FILE - In this June 6, 2014 photo, a train operator, left, dismounts a Union Pacific locomotive, while another operator climbs up, at a rail yard in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Union Pacific reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File) Union Pacific 3Q profit chugs ahead 19 percent
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  • Gauge of U.S. economy posts solid 0.8 percent gain
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