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Viacom expands stock buyback plan
Earnings tripled in the third quarter for media giant Viacom
Adobe admits defeat
Flash technology for mobile devices is officially dead. Adobe Systems
Caterpillar confirms Chinese deal
The largest maker of construction and mining equipment, Caterpillar
Holiday outlook good for Kohl's
Gross margins were also up for the quarter, topping a decline in margins for rival retailer Macy's
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