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  • March 17- Photoshop maker Adobe Systems Inc reported a lower-than-expected rise in subscriptions for its Creative Cloud software suite and forecast a second-quarter profit that missed the average analyst estimate. The company forecast an adjusted profit of 41- 47 cents per share for the second quarter, below the average analyst estimate of 48 cents,...

  • SEATTLE, March 17- Oracle Corp posted flat third-quarter revenue and slightly lower profit as the U.S. dollar strengthened, but the business software maker on Tuesday raised its quarterly dividend 25 percent to 15 cents a share. Shares of Oracle, often a barometer for the technology sector, initially fell but quickly rose 3.3 percent in after-hours trading to...

  • UPDATE 1-Oracle revenue flat, hurt by strong dollar Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 4:28 PM ET

    March 17- Oracle Corp reported flat revenue for its fiscal third-quarter on Tuesday, held back by the recent rise in the U.S. dollar, but increased its quarterly dividend 25 percent to 15 cents a share. Shares of Oracle, often a barometer for the technology sector, initially fell but quickly rose 0.8 percent in after-hours trading to $43.20. "Although currency...

  • *American Airlines shares up; oil prices fall. The Nasdaq was up slightly, boosted by shares of Apple, up 1.7 percent at $127.03, and Facebook, up 1.7 percent at $79.36. "People are waiting for the Fed to provide some degree of clarity going forward," said Michael O'Rourke, chief market strategist at JonesTrading in Greenwich, Connecticut.

  • European shares slip from highs, automakers weigh Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 1:35 PM ET

    *Peugeot falls as car sales growth lower than sector. The STOXX Europe Automobiles and Parts index fell 2.5 percent, hit by a 5.9 percent fall in Peugeot after the automaker's vehicle sales rose less than the sector in February. Peugeot underperformed the European auto market in February with an increase limited at 1.1 percent, "a Paris- based trader said.

  • March 17- Fuel cell maker Plug Power Inc reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss as costs and expenses more than doubled, sending its shares down nearly 11 percent in premarket trading. Plug Power, whose fuel cells offer a pollution-free alternative to power forklifts, said revenue more than doubled to $21.5 million for the fourth quarter.

  • March 17- Fuel cell maker Plug Power Inc reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss as costs and expenses more than doubled, sending its shares down 11 percent in premarket trading.

  • March 17- Molycorp Inc's shares were set to open lower on Tuesday after the rare earths miner's auditor raised doubts about its ability to continue as a "going concern" and the company posted a net loss for the twelfth quarter in a row. Molycorp said it had engaged financial and other advisers to restructure its debt, but may not have enough money to stay afloat if the...

  • March 17- Hong Kong shares slipped on Tuesday, as lingering worries over anticipated monetary tightening in the United States offset bullish sentiment about China on mainland markets. Analysts say Premier Li Keqiang's remarks over the weekend have improved China's economic outlook, and boosted market confidence, but gains in Hong Kong shares have been...

  • How more maternity leave could save firms billions Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 2:10 PM ET

    An executive at Vodafone talks to CNBC about the drivers behind the mobile giant's radical new global maternity leave policy.

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, March 16- Canada's Legumex Walker Inc, which operates a canola-crushing plant in Washington State, said on Monday that it might sell itself or make other strategic moves, sending its shares up as much as 16 percent. The Winnipeg- based company posted a loss of C $13.1 million for the first nine months of 2014 and had C $82.2 million in long-term...

  • LONDON, March 12- Short interest in shares of European utilities has risen in past weeks, as investors become bearish on the stocks because of poor earnings outlooks and pressure on their dividend payouts. But expectations rates will rise in the United States and the United Kingdom have boosted bond yields, making utilities less attractive after a recent share...

  • March 12- Shares of cement maker Summit Materials Inc, controlled by Blackstone Group LP, rose as much as 12.5 percent in their trading debut on Thursday, valuing the company at $1.87 billion. The stock opened at $20.16 and touched a high of $20.25, valuing the company at about $1.87 billion. Citigroup and Goldman Sachs& Co are the lead underwriters of the offering.

  • March 12- Shares of Summit Materials Inc, a cement maker controlled by Blackstone Group LP, rose as much as 12.5 percent in their trading debut on Thursday, valuing the company at $1.87 billion. The offering was priced at $18 each, the midpoint of the expected range of $17- $19. Summit Materials' valuation takes into account 92.26 million outstanding shares, if all...

  • March 12- U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday, rebounding after two days of declines, though shares of Intel Corp weighed on Nasdaq after the company warned that first-quarter revenue would be weaker than expected.

  • The U.S. government announced the infection of highly pathogenic H5N2 avian flu in turkeys in Arkansas-- home to Tyson Foods Inc, the world's biggest chicken company. Shares in producers Tyson, Pilgrim's Pride Corp and Sanderson Farms Inc tumbled on Wednesday, with Tyson's stock price hitting its lowest point in five months and the stock price for JBS SA unit...

  • March 11- Cloud storage provider Box Inc posted a bigger loss due to higher operating expenses, in its first quarterly report as a public company. Founded in 2005 by Levie, a University of Southern California dropout, and his friend Dylan Smith, Box competes with privately-held Dropbox, Google Inc's Drive and Microsoft Corp's OneDrive. Box, whose customers...

  • *European stocks rally, but Wall Street closes lower. NEW YORK, March 11- The euro slumped to a 12- year low against the dollar on Wednesday, driving European stocks higher as shares of big exporters gained, while U.S. stocks slipped on concern over when the Federal Reserve would begin to raise U.S. interest rates. The drop in euro zone yields helped lift Germany's DAX...

  • March 11- Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc said it delayed the submission of a U.S. application to market its lead drug, nuplazid, and that its chief executive was retiring. The company's shares fell about 22 percent in extended trading. Separately, Acadia said Uli Hacksell had retired as chief executive and board member, and Chief Financial Officer Steve Davis would...

  • BEIJING, March 11- Shares in five Chinese state-owned firms rose by their daily limit last week ahead of the companies filing potentially market-moving news, raising questions over whether Beijing's plans to restructure the state sector are reaching some investors ahead of them being made public. Securities regulators have struggled for years to restore...