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  • *Q2 earnings fall 15 pct. Aug 27- Tiffany& Co posted a 15 percent drop in quarterly earnings due to a strong dollar and the cost of developing and bringing out new products, sending shares of the luxury jeweler to an 18- month low. The company, known for its pale blue boxes and iconic Tiffany Diamond, also forecast a surprise 2-5 percent decline in earnings for the year...

  • Aug 26- PVH Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales, helped by higher demand for clothing and accessories under its Calvin Klein brand in North America and Europe. Shares of the company, which also makes apparel under the Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, Arrow and Speedo brands, rose about 5.5 percent in extended trading on Wednesday.

  • Syngenta tanks 18% after Monsanto walks away Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:53 PM ET
    Assistant farm manager Matt Wiggeim inspects a Syngenta AG Golden Harvest brand hybrid seed corn seedling in a field in Princeton, Illinois.

    Monsanto's $47 billion bid to buy Swiss rival Syngenta has fallen through, the U.S. company said on Wednesday.

  • Betfair and Paddy Power set for $7.8 bln tie up Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 6:32 AM ET
    A jockey celebrates victory at Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 12, 2014

    Betfair and rival Paddy Power have agreed on a £5 billion ($7.85 billion) merger to claim leadership of Britain's online gambling market.

  • Aug 25- Toll Brothers Inc, the largest U.S. luxury homebuilder, reported lower-than-expected third-quarter revenue as a lull in demand last year meant that it handed over fewer homes in the quarter, and the company narrowed its 2015 home sales forecast. Shares of Toll Brothers, which builds homes that can cost upward of $2 million, fell as much as 2.6 percent in...

  • *Best Buy to sell Apple Watch in 900 stores starting Sept. 4. Aug 25- Best Buy Co Inc, the biggest U.S. electronics chain, reported an unexpected increase in quarterly sales and said it expected consumer spending to remain strong this quarter, sending its shares up nearly 15 percent. Chief Financial Officer Sharon McCollam said the financial markets' recent...

  • European shares up 4 pct after China rate cut Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 7:56 AM ET

    *Syngenta surges on sign of sweetened Monsanto offer. LONDON, Aug 25- European shares rose more than 4 percent on Tuesday, on track for their best one-day gain since late 2011, with a rate cut from China providing added juice to a recovery from a bruising 48- hour sell-off. China's woes have led to fears of fresh deflationary pressures around the world and the...

  • Aug 21- Deere& Co reported that third-quarter profit tumbled 40 percent on weak demand for agricultural equipment and a stronger dollar, and gave a bleaker forecast for fourth-quarter equipment sales, sending shares sliding more than 8 percent. Farm and turf equipment sales, which account for more than two-thirds of total revenue, fell 24 percent to $5.31...

  • Aug 21- Deere& Co reported that third-quarter profit tumbled 40 percent on weak demand for agricultural equipment and a stronger dollar, and gave a bleaker forecast for fourth-quarter equipment sales, sending shares sliding more than 8 percent. Farm and turf equipment sales, which account for more than two-thirds of total revenue, fell 24 percent to $5.31...

  • Novartis buys remaining rights to GSK treatment Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 2:34 AM ET

    Swiss drugmaker Novartis said on Friday it had agreed to buy all remaining rights to Ofatumumab from Britain's GlaxoSmithKline.

  • TAIPEI, Aug 21- Taiwan stocks fell on Friday, as steep declines on Wall Street and tech shares in particular hit Asian markets. Tech industry bellwether Apple Inc dropped 2 percent overnight Thursday, a worrying signal for its vast Asian supply chain. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.035 to T $32.643 per U.S. dollar.

  • UPDATE 1-United Tech in talks to buy Nortek - WSJ Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    Aug 20- United Technologies Corp is in talks to buy residential products maker Nortek Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Shares of Nortek, which makes ventilation and home security products, jumped as much as 25 percent to a record high of $92.96, valuing the company at about $1.48 billion. It was unclear where talks...

  • TOKYO, Aug 20- Japanese stocks fell for a third day to a near six-week low on Thursday on worries about China's economy, while SoftBank Group Corp soared on news its president will buy the company's shares. The Nikkei share average ended 0.9 percent lower at 20,033.52, the lowest closing level since July 10. SoftBank jumped 2.2 percent and was the second most traded...

  • TOKYO, Aug 20- Japanese stocks fell for a third day to a three-week low on Thursday morning on worries about China's economy and Wall Street weakness, but SoftBank Group Corp soared on news its president will buy the company's shares. SoftBank jumped 3 percent and was the most traded stock by turnover after President Nikesh Arora said he is buying about 60 billion...

  • Wal-Mart earnings miss estimates; company cuts outlook Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 7:18 AM ET

    Aug 18- Wal-Mart Stores Inc reported weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings and lowered its full-year forecast, sending its shares down 2.6 percent in premarket trading on Tuesday. Net profit attributable to Wal-Mart fell to $3.48 billion, or $1.08 per share, in the second quarter ended July 31 from $4.1 billion, or $1.21 per share, a year earlier.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 17- U.S. stocks rose on Monday after strong economic data boosted the housing sector and as investors bought recently battered shares in biotech and media.

  • Aug 17- Cosmetics maker Estee Lauder Cos Inc reported lower-than-expected quarterly sales, hurt by less demand for Clinique and Estee Lauder skin care products and a stronger dollar. Shares of Estee Lauder, which also makes M.A.C and Bobbi Brown makeup products, fell 2 percent to $86.85 in premarket trading on Monday. Net income attributable to Estee Lauder...

  • What former US buildings in Cuba look like now Friday, 14 Aug 2015 | 12:15 PM ET
    The U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba on Aug. 12, 2015.

    More than 50 years ago, Cuba seized foreign-owned properties and put them under control of the state. Here's what they look like now.

  • US authorities probe Dean Foods-Mickelson link: Report Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | 9:16 PM ET

    U.S. authorities are investigating whether the former chairman of Dean Foods leaked inside information that made its way to golfer Phil Mickelson, the WSJ reported.

  • Packer steps down at Crown amid Macau slump Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | 8:58 PM ET

    James Packer has stepped down as Crown chair, spooking investors after the casino operator said a fall in Macau earnings pushed FY net profit down 41 percent.