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  • June 1- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Monday, after closing down the previous week, as investors focused on the bright spots in China's factory activity data and ahead of a string of domestic economic data. *Intel shares were up 0.6 percent at $34.68 in premarket trading on reports that the company was nearing a deal to buy programmable-chip maker Altera.

  • On Friday, a Korean man was confirmed as China's first case after traveling to the country via Hong Kong with Asiana Airlines Inc. None of 64 people quarantined after contact with the man tested positive, state media reported. In Hong Kong, 299 people died from SARS and tourism dropped almost 90 percent during the worst-hit months. Korean Air Lines Co Ltd closed...

  • *Greece's ongoing woes, downbeat U.S. data hit sentiment. TOKYO, June 1- Asian shares slipped early on Monday as persistent fears about Greece's precarious financial situation and downbeat U.S. data sapped confidence. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down about 0.5 percent in early trading, while Japan's Nikkei stock index gave up...

  • *Broadcom, Avago shares slip after big rise on Wednesday. May 28- Avago Technologies Ltd agreed on Thursday to buy Broadcom Corp for $37 billion in the largest merger of chipmakers ever, turning a lesser known company run by a ferocious dealmaker into one of the biggest industry players. Avago, which serves the wireless and industrial markets, is offering Broadcom...

  • GameStop profit beats on sales of Mortal Kombat X Friday, 29 May 2015 | 7:09 AM ET
    Pedestrians pass in front of a GameStop store in New York

    GameStop reported better-than-expected profit, helped by sales of new releases such as "Mortal Kombat X" and "Evolve" and an increase in downloads.

  • May 28- Heron Therapeutics Inc said its experimental drug for treating chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting met its main goal in a late-stage trial. The company had filed for marketing application for Sustol twice but the FDA had sought additional data. Heron shares had closed at $12.35 on the Nasdaq on Thursday.

  • May 28- GameStop Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, helped by strong sales of new releases such as "Evolve" and "Mortal Kombat X" as well as an increase in mobile game downloads. GameStop's shares rose 5.3 percent in extended trading after the company also forecast a second-quarter profit largely above analysts' average estimate.

  • *Broadcom, Avago shares slip after big rise on Wednesday. May 28- Avago Technologies Ltd agreed to buy Broadcom Corp for $37 billion in the biggest chip industry deal ever, creating a company that will be able to supply chips used in everything from iPhones to servers used in data centers. Avago, a maker of chips for the wireless and industrial markets, is offering...

  • *Vague hopes of deal for Greece underpin shares. *Investors still cautious amid uncertainty on Greece. TOKYO, May 28- Asian shares edged up on Thursday on vague hopes of a rescue deal for Greece while the dollar was at the helm in currency markets on expectations that the U.S.

  • Broadcom in advanced talks to be bought by Avago - WSJ Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 2:19 PM ET

    May 27- Chipmaker Broadcom Corp is in talks to be bought by Avago Technologies Ltd, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The report said the terms and timing the companies were discussing for a potential deal were not clear. Broadcom's shares rose 17 percent to $55.10 and Avago's shares rose more than 7 percent to $140.73 in afternoon trading on the news.

  • May 27- Toll Brothers Inc, the largest U.S. luxury homebuilder, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by a lower tax provision. The market consists of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada and Washington. The company's shares fell as much as 3.7 percent to $35.63 on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday.

  • May 27- Drug developer GlobeImmune Inc said its experimental hepatitis B drug did not reduce infection in patients after 24 weeks of treatment in a mid-stage study, sending the company's shares down as much as 60 percent to a record low. GlobeImmune, which is developing the drug with Gilead Sciences Inc, is among several drugmakers looking to tap the demand for...

  • HONG KONG, May 27- Hong Kong stocks fell on Wednesday, taking cues from downbeat overseas markets, but losses were limited by expectations that Beijing will guide more money from the mainland to Hong Kong. China's official Securities Times reported on Tuesday that Beijing will soon launch a new pilot scheme, dubbed QDII2, in six cities allowing individuals to...

  • *Time Warner Cable's shares up 3.7 pct, Charter off 1 pct. May 26- Charter Communications Inc, controlled by cable industry pioneer John Malone, offered to buy Time Warner Cable Inc for $56 billion, seeking to combine the No. 3 and No. 2 U.S. cable operators to compete against market leader Comcast Corp.. The partners, who said on Tuesday the deal would mean better access...

  • Charter-TWC will be 'relatively small': Rutledge Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 10:42 AM ET

    Charter CEO Thomas Rutledge explains why his company's bid for Time Warner Cable will succeed where Comcast's failed.

  • *Time Warner Cable's shares up 7.8 pct at $184.59. May 26- John Malone's Charter Communications Inc struck a $56 billion deal to buy Time Warner Cable Inc, seeking to combine the third and second largest U.S. cable operators to better compete against market leader Comcast Corp.. Charter, in which Malone-chaired Liberty Broadband Corp owns about 26 percent, is...

  • May 26- Travel websites operator Priceline Group Inc will invest an additional $250 million in Chinese online travel company Ctrip.com International Ltd to tap the fast-growing China market. Ctrip will issue convertible bonds to Priceline for the investment, the two companies said in a joint statement on Tuesday. Ctrip's shares rose 4.5 percent to $88.45 in...

  • Charter agrees to buy Time Warner Cable for $55B Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 9:13 AM ET
    The headquarters for Charter Communications Inc., in St. Louis, Mo., is shown.

    Charter Communications says it will buy Time Warner Cable in a cash-and-stock deal worth $55 billion.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares slip, dollar stands tall Monday, 25 May 2015 | 8:28 PM ET

    *Monday's holiday in U.S., UK, much of Europe kept trading thin. TOKYO, May 26- Asian shares fell in early trading on Tuesday, while the dollar held near highs scaled in holiday-thinned trading in the previous session. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.2 percent in early trade, after eking out a late gain in the previous session.

  • May 22- Microsoft Corp and Salesforce.com Inc held "significant talks" this spring but could not reach a deal over pricing, CNBC reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Microsoft was willing to offer about $55 billion for the world's biggest maker of online sales software. Microsoft shares fell 0.6 percent to $47.11 and were the biggest drag on the...