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BBC News Thursday, 29 October 2020
Latest sales and profit figures from America's big tech companies exceed Wall Street expectations.
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U.S. stocks recovered on Thursday some of the steep losses seen the day before as investors gobbled up high-flying tech names in anticipation of strong quarterly results after the close, which Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google's parent Alphabet each delivered. Conway G. Gittens reports.

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