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Man United’s brand strength softens blow of slump

This Saturday, April 5, 2014 file photo shows Manchester United's manager David Moyes during their English Premier League soccer match against Newcastle United at St James' Park, Newcastle, England. Moyes was fired as Manchester United manager on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, paying the price for the club's spectacular and sudden decline in his 10 months in charge since replacing Alex Ferguson.(AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)

LONDON (AP) — Manchester United’s owners will be relying on the strength of the club’s brand to soften the impact of a sudden downturn on the field this season.

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Job market for college grads better but still weak

In this May 20, 2013 file photo, graduates pose for photographs during commencement at Yale University in New Haven, Conn.  The job market for new college graduates is brightening but remains weaker than before the Great Recession began. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — With college commencement ceremonies nearing, the government is offering a modest dose of good news for graduating seniors: The job market is brightening for new grads — a bit.

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Comcast 1Q earns surge on upbeat NBC results

In this Feb. 17, 2014 file photo provided by NBC, Jimmy Fallon appears during his "The Tonight Show" debut, in New York. Comcast's first-quarter net income rose by nearly a third as ad revenue surged at broadcast network NBC, helped by the Winter Olympics in Sochi and Fallon's elevation as host of "The Tonight Show." (AP Photo/NBC, Lloyd Bishop, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Comcast Corp. said Tuesday that its first-quarter net income rose by 30 percent as ad revenue surged at broadcast network NBC, helped by the Winter Olympics in Sochi and Jimmy Fallon’s elevation as host of “The Tonight Show.”

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US stock futures edge higher, busy earnings week

In this Friday, April 11, 2014 file photo, trader Joseph Lawler, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stocks were mixed Monday, April 21, 2014, in light trading after Japan reported a record annual trade deficit and investors looked ahead to economic data this week from China and South Korea. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market logged its longest winning streak in six months Monday as another big week for company earnings began.

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Mostly positive US earnings send stock futures up

In this Friday, April 11, 2014 file photo, trader Anthony Carannante, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Major U.S. stock indexes rose in afternoon trading Thursday, April 17, 2014,  as investors reacted to quarterly results from a batch of U.S, companies. Google, IBM and insurer UnitedHealth were among the biggest decliners, while General Electric and Morgan Stanley were among the largest gainers. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Corporate earnings pushed U.S. stocks mostly higher on Thursday, but it wasn’t an easy ride up.

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