Friday, August 22, 2014
Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday reported that its quarterly revenue rose for the first time in three years, nudged by improved computer sales everywhere except Russia and China.
Target Wednesday reported a big earnings drop and lowered its forecast as the slumping chain again felt the weight of poor sales in Canada, a huge customer data breach and heavy discounting.
Uber teamed up with dining and travel smartphone applications Wednesday as the controversial Internet-age car-hailing service moved to park itself at the heart of mobile lifestyles.
U.S. antitrust officials have fined Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway US$896,000 for failing to notify regulators ahead of a large securities acquisition in December 2013.
German semi-conductors giant Infineon said late Wednesday it will acquire its U.S. rival International Rectifier for US$3.0 billion (2.3 billion euro).
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Shares of Motech Industries Inc. (茂迪), one of Taiwan's leading solar cell suppliers, extended their gains for a second day Wednesday following the reduction of an anti-dumping tariff imposed on the company by the U.S. Commerce Department, dealers said.
AT&T Inc., the second-biggest U.S. wireless carrier, confirmed Wednesday it will sell the Windows version of the HTC One M8, a day after its bigger rival Verizon Wireless began selling the new flagship phone.
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, closing a chapter on 34 years with the software giant.
BHP Billiton's shares closed almost four percent lower in Australia Wednesday, as investors fled over the lack of a stock buyback and the global mining giant's demerger plans.
New York State's banking regulator hit Standard Chartered Bank with a US$300 million fine and restrictions on its dollar-clearing business Tuesday for not detecting possible money laundering.