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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.
Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board
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.
  
  
  
  
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