• In a letter to China's top cybersecurity policy group dated Jan. 28, the American Chamber of Commerce in China and 17 other U.S. business lobbies urged Beijing to postpone the implementation of the new policies. U.S. tech vendors such as Cisco and Microsoft Corp are facing increased pressure from Chinese authorities to accept rigorous security checks before...

  • Las Vegas Sands' profits were 'deceiving': Fitch  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 10:44 PM ET

    Michael Paladino, Senior Director of Gaming, Lodging & Leisure at Fitch Ratings, explains why the results of Singapore's Marina Bay Sands need to be "normalized for luck and tax benefits."

  • GRAINS-Wheat eases for 7th session, corn hits 3-month low Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 10:19 PM ET

    *Wheat falls for 7th day, trades near 3- month low. *Corn falls to almost 3- month low as crude oil weakens. Corn slid to an almost three-month low on the lack of demand for making grain-based fuel ethanol as crude oil prices hover near their weakest in six years.

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 29- China's stock regulator will inspect the stock margin trading business of 46 companies, the official Xinhua news agency said, amid concerns that the country's stock markets are becoming over-leveraged and vulnerable to a crash which could strain the financial system. "The inspection belongs to normal regular supervision and should not be...

  • GRAINS-Wheat falls for 7th session, corn near 3-month low Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 8:44 PM ET

    *Chicago Board of Trade wheat for March delivery was down 0.3 percent at $5.04 a bushel by 0123 GMT, near a 3-1/ 2 month low of $5.03 touched on Wednesday. *Wheat tumbled 2.6 percent the session before, its deepest single-day drop in more than a month, as funds sold the contract on worries over rising supplies. *Corn dropped 0.3 percent to $3.72-1/ 4 per bushel, its weakest...

  • Behind the 25% rise in Las Vegas Sands Q4 profit  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 8:35 PM ET

    Jonathan Galaviz, Partner at Global Market Advisors, says Las Vegas Sands is doing a good job in controlling expenses and deploying strategies to counter anti-graft activities in Macau.

  • Jan 29- China will force companies which sell computer equipment to banks to hand over secret source code, undergo sensitive audits and set up research and development centers in the country, the New York Times reported on Thursday. Beijing wants 75 percent of technology products used by China's financial institutions "secure and controllable" by 2019, the...

  • Cramer: Why Apple's gonna roll higher this year Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:38 PM ET
    Workers prepare for the opening of an Apple store in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, January 23, 2015.

    There may be plenty of skeptics saying Apple can't keep going higher, but Jim Cramer isn't one of them.

  • Cramer: Dump SanDisk, and buy Skyworks—room to run Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:27 PM ET

    Jim Cramer thinks it's time to lose the SanDisk dead wood, and snap up Skyworks while you can.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Oil under $45  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. The fact that crude settled under $45, traders say, means that it will likely fall even further.

  • The US measles threat: Now at 'critical point' Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 3:42 PM ET
    People visit Disneyland on Jan. 22, 2015 in Anaheim, California.

    Cases of measles are still rising among the unvaccinated, whom officials warn will almost certainly be infected if they are exposed to the disease.

  • Apple blowout only the beginning: Analysts Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 2:47 PM ET
    A customer poses with an iPhone 6 Plus and an iPhone 6 at the Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan, New York.

    Apple's blowout first quarter earnings may just be the beginning of a big year, analysts tell CNBC.

  • What Wall Street says about Apple's huge beat Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 12:31 PM ET
    Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California.

    Here's what analysts, investors and some techies are saying about the tech behemoth's latest beat.

  • New rules in China upset western tech companies Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 12:15 PM ET

    The Chinese government has adopted new regulations for companies that sell computer equipment to Chinese banks, The New York Times reports.

  • HONG KONG, Jan 28- China's Hunan TV& Broadcast Intermediary Co Ltd has agreed a deal with U.S. studio Lions Gate Entertainment Corp that will see the two firms invest a combined $1.5 billion in film making, marking the latest inroad by a Chinese firm into Hollywood. Lions Gate, known for producing movies such as "The Hunger Games", and Hunan TV plan to invest the $1.5...

  • China agency slams Alibaba for fakes Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 8:13 AM ET

    A rare public clash has broken out between Alibaba and Chinese authorities over the authenticity of the goods sold on the e-commerce giant's sites.

  • BEIJING, Jan 28- Chinese regulators will launch a fresh investigation into stock margin trading, and banks have been told to tighten lending supervision to avoid loans being funnelled into stock markets, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The China Securities Regulatory Commission and the China Banking Regulatory Commission...

  • *Sale of stake in Greece's biggest utility halted. ATHENS, Jan 28- Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras promised "radical" change on Wednesday as his new government swiftly moved to roll back key parts of Greece's international bailout, prompting a third day of losses on financial markets. Even before the first meeting of the new cabinet, ministers had hit the airwaves to...

  • SHANGHAI, Jan 28- Apple Inc is steering clear of Chinese rival Xiaomi Inc's low-price online strategy, ramping up store openings in China to harness its premium edge and fend off the fast-growing No.3 global smartphone maker. "In the long run Xiaomi is more of a threat to Apple than say Samsung," said Ben Thompson, analyst at Stratechery.com. Instead, Apple plans to...

  • Apple defied everyone's expectations: Pro  Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 5:20 AM ET

    Recommending the Apple stock to investors; Anil Doradla, analyst at William Blair, says a a number of factors helped Apple's earnings, including its new products in China.