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  • Oct 5- DuPont said on Monday Chief Executive Ellen Kullman is to retire this month and will be replaced temporarily by board member and veteran U.S. executive Edward Breen, who oversaw the break-up of conglomerate Tyco International. Shares of DuPont, officially known as E.I. du Pont de Nemours& Co, rose 4.9 percent to $53.79 in extended trading.

  • Oct 5- Shares of Alphabet Inc, the new umbrella company for Google Inc, rose slightly in their first few minutes of trading on Monday. Alphabet's Class A shares were up 0.1 percent at $657.74, while the Class C shares were up 0.27 percent at $628.79 after about five minutes of trading. Alphabet is identical to Google from a stock market perspective.

  • Oct 5- Spark Therapeutics Inc said its experimental gene therapy helped improve vision in patients with a type of inherited eye disorder in a late-stage study, sending its shares up more than 50 percent in premarket trading. Spark, whose shares were trading at $69.51 before the opening bell, said it would file for marketing approval in the United States in 2016..

  • UPDATE 1-Twitter names Jack Dorsey permanent CEO Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | 8:15 AM ET

    Oct 5- Twitter Inc named co-founder and interim Chief Executive Jack Dorsey as its permanent CEO, ending months of speculation about who would take the reins at the company. Dorsey has served as interim CEO of the microblogging service since former CEO Dick Costolo stepped down on July 1. Twitter's shares were up 3 percent at $27.10 in premarket trading.

  • HONG KONG, Oct 5- Hong Kong shares rose 1.6 percent on Monday, with technology and financial stocks leading the way, as expectations of a United States interest rate hike this year diminished on weaker-than-forecast jobs data. Shares of Galaxy Entertainment jumped 5.3 percent, Wynn Macau gained 2.7 percent and Sands China rose 3.4 percent.

  • Norway's Telenor to sell $2.4B stake in VimpelCom Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | 2:16 AM ET

    Telenor Group will sell its 33 percent stake in VimpelCom for close to $2.4B, to focus on its core operations.

  • HONG KONG, Oct 5- Hong Kong shares rose nearly 2 percent early Monday, led by financials and Macau gambling stocks, lifted by a wave of short covering and hopes for China policy moves, though gains may be limited around a key level. One broker credited better-than-expected tourist arrivals n Macau during China's Golden Week holidays. Shares of Galaxy...

  • HONG KONG, Oct 2- Hong Kong shares rose more than 3 percent on Friday, pulling further away from two-year lows hit earlier in the week, as investors cheered moves by China to prop up its sluggish property market and cooling economy. Shares of Galaxy Entertainment surged 10 percent, Wynn Macau gained 7.4 percent, Sands China rose 6 percent and SJM Holdings climbed 6.4...

  • Oct 1- Chipmaker PMC-Sierra Inc is looking to sell itself and has hired a financial adviser, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Shares of PMC-Sierra, which has a market value of about $1.30 billion, were down 6.6 percent at $6.77 in extended trading on Thursday. MediaTek Inc and other companies looking at entering the solid state drives...

  • Oct 1- Memory chipmaker Micron Technology Inc reported quarterly revenue and profit above estimates, sending its shares up 3.8 percent in after-hours trading. Micron is being pursued by China's state-backed Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd, according to reports. Tsinghua, whose unit bought a 15 percent stake in Western Digital Corp for $3.8 billion on Wednesday, has...

  • Dunkin' Donuts to shut 100 U.S. stores, shares tumble Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 | 10:28 AM ET

    Oct 1- Dunkin' Brands Group Inc said it would shut 100 Dunkin' Donuts stores in the United States in 2015 and 2016, sending the company's shares down almost 13 percent on Thursday. The company also maintained its full-year forecast of adjusted earnings of $1.87- $1.91 per share, according to an investor day presentation. Analysts on average were expecting...

  • Sept 30- U.S. data storage company Western Digital Corp said Chinese state-backed Unisplendour Corp Ltd would invest $3.78 billion in the company for a 15 percent stake. Western Digital shares rose about 10 percent to $75.99 in premarket trading on Wednesday. Unisplendour, owned by Tsinghua Holdings, will have the right to nominate one representative to...

  • Sept 29- Apparel retailer Aeropostale Inc said the New York Stock Exchange has warned that the average price of its shares had fallen below $1 for 30 trading days and it was considering a reverse stock split to return to compliance.

  • Sept 29- Yahoo Inc shares rose as much as 6 percent on Tuesday after the company said it would proceed with the spinoff of its stake in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd despite the risk that the deal might not be tax-free. Shares of Yahoo, which have fallen about 45 percent this year, touched a high of $29.23 on the Nasdaq on Tuesday.

  • Sept 29- Yahoo Inc shares opened 3.5 percent higher on Tuesday after the company said it would proceed with the spinoff of its stake in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd despite the risk that the deal might not be tax-free. If the IRS denies the tax-free status later, Yahoo's shareholders may have to pay some $9 billion in taxes.

  • Sept 29- U.S. stocks open higher on Tuesday, recovering some of their previous day's losses stemming from a selloff in shares of biotechs and raw materials producers.

  • Sept 29- Yahoo Inc shares rose on Tuesday after the company said it would go ahead with the planned spinoff of its stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd despite the risk that the deal might not be tax free. Shares of Yahoo, which said this month that the U.S. Internal Revenue Service had denied its request for a private letter ruling on a possible tax-free deal, rose 3.6...

  • *Asia shares hit 3-1/ 2- year lows on China anxiety. SINGAPORE, Sept 29- Oil prices edged up on a tightening U.S. market on Tuesday but the outlook remained weak as concerns over Asia's economic health mounted and production remained high. Shares in commodity trading firms, such as Glencore and Noble Group, were hit hard and a Japanese shipper filed for bankruptcy, in...

  • Sept 28- Yahoo Inc said on Monday it would proceed with the planned spinoff of its stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd even though the IRS has declined to rule on whether the transaction would be tax free. Yahoo's shares rose 4 percent to $28.71 in extended trading. Based on Alibaba's Monday close of $59.24, Yahoo's 384 million shares of Alibaba are worth $22.75...

  • Sept 28- Yahoo Inc said it would proceed with the planned spinoff of its stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd even though the IRS has declined to rule on whether the transaction will be tax free. Yahoo's shares rose 4 percent to $28.71 in extended trading. The company said earlier this month the IRS had denied Yahoo's request for a private letter ruling on whether the...