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  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 12:15 p.m. EDT Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    US stocks slide for second day as earnings reports loom; AbbVie falls after raising Shire bid US employers post most jobs in 7 years in May; more Americans also quit in sign of confidence US drug maker AbbVie lifts its offer for British counterpart Shire to about $51.3 billion Shares lackluster after key US indexes pull back from record highs Fight in Bay Area; San Francisco, Berkeley try to become first US cities to impose soda tax Ford issues 6 recalls of 100,566 vehicles for safety defects Struggling cupcake shop operator Crumbs says its shuttering all its stores Countries' defiance of EU ban on gas pipeline highlights Russia's energy clout in Europe EU governments at odds over allowing more debt-financed spending to boost economy, create jobs Samsung's operating profit hits 2- year low in 2 Q on strong won, weak smartphone sales in China

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At Noon EDT Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    US stocks slide for second day as earnings reports loom; AbbVie falls after raising Shire bid US employers post most jobs in 7 years in May; more Americans also quit in sign of confidence US drug maker AbbVie lifts its offer for British counterpart Shire to about $51.3 billion Fight in Bay Area; San Francisco, Berkeley try to become first US cities to impose soda tax Ford issues 6 recalls of 100,566 vehicles for safety defects Struggling cupcake shop operator Crumbs says its shuttering all its stores Countries' defiance of EU ban on gas pipeline highlights Russia's energy clout in Europe Samsung's operating profit hits 2- year low in 2 Q on strong won, weak smartphone sales in China Chinese tourist attraction that features in' Transformers' plans to sue producer Paramount On a roll: Sales of super-expensive Rolls-Royce cars are up 33 percent globally

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:38 a.m. EDT Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 6:38 AM ET

    US consumer borrowing likely rose in May, but gains potentially smaller than in April Countries' defiance of EU ban on gas pipeline highlights Russia's energy clout in Europe New India rail minister proposes foreign investment to modernize rail network GM ignition switch redesign at heart of recalls started as move to address customer complaints Samsung's operating profit hits 2- year low in 2 Q on strong won, weak smartphone sales in China Shares lackluster after key US indexes pull back from record highs Chinese tourist attraction that features in' Transformers' plans to sue producer Paramount Global trade talks begin on almost $1 trillion of environmental goods like solar panels Archer Daniels Midland to buy natural-flavoring maker Wild Flavors for $3 billion On a roll: Sales of super-expensive Rolls-Royce cars are up 33 percent globally

  • 4 in 10 US households use cellphones only Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 6:02 AM ET
    Students on the campus of UCLA

    More American households are ditching their old telephones: 4 out of 10 only use cellphones, a government survey shows.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:07 a.m. EDT Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 5:07 AM ET

    New India rail minister proposes foreign investment to modernize rail network GM ignition switch redesign at heart of recalls started as move to address customer complaints Samsung's operating profit hits 2- year low in 2 Q on strong won, weak smartphone sales in China Global trade talks begin on almost $1 trillion of environmental goods like solar panels Chinese tourist attraction that features in' Transformers' plans to sue producer Paramount Stocks pull back, bringing the Dow Jones industrial average back near 17,000; Airlines fall Archer Daniels Midland to buy natural-flavoring maker Wild Flavors for $3 billion Italian finance minister says key goals are structural reforms, not easing debt rules Lovers Charlize Theron and Sean Penn electrify Dior's couture show, as fashion gets political Shares lackluster after key US indexes pull back from record highs

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:11 a.m. EDT Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 4:11 AM ET

    New India rail minister proposes foreign investment to modernize rail network Lovers Charlize Theron and Sean Penn electrify Dior's couture show, as fashion gets political GM ignition switch redesign at heart of recalls started as move to address customer complaints Samsung's operating profit hits 2- year low in 2 Q on strong won, weak smartphone sales in China Chinese tourist attraction that features in' Transformers' plans to sue producer Paramount Stocks pull back, bringing the Dow Jones industrial average back near 17,000; Airlines fall Archer Daniels Midland to buy natural-flavoring maker Wild Flavors for $3 billion Asian stock markets lackluster after key US indexes pull back from record highs US-China strategic, economic talks face test: Can they produce agreements or just chatter?

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 3:21 a.m. EDT Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 3:21 AM ET

    Lovers Charlize Theron and Sean Penn electrify Dior's couture show, as fashion gets political GM ignition switch redesign at heart of recalls started as move to address customer complaints Samsung's operating profit hits 2- year low in 2 Q on strong won, weak smartphone sales in China Stocks pull back, bringing the Dow Jones industrial average back near 17,000; Airlines fall Archer Daniels Midland to buy natural-flavoring maker Wild Flavors for $3 billion Asian stock markets lackluster after key US indexes pull back from record highs US-China strategic, economic talks face test: Can they produce agreements or just chatter?

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 2:54 a.m. EDT Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 2:54 AM ET

    Lovers Charlize Theron and Sean Penn electrify Dior's couture show, as fashion gets political GM ignition switch redesign at heart of recalls started as move to address customer complaints Samsung's operating profit hits 2- year low in 2 Q on strong won, weak smartphone sales in China Stocks pull back, bringing the Dow Jones industrial average back near 17,000; Airlines fall Archer Daniels Midland to buy natural-flavoring maker Wild Flavors for $3 billion Asian stock markets lackluster after key US indexes pull back from record highs US-China strategic, economic talks face test: Can they produce agreements or just chatter?

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 1:06 a.m. EDT Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 1:06 AM ET

    Lovers Charlize Theron and Sean Penn electrify Dior's couture show, as fashion gets political GM ignition switch redesign at heart of recalls started as move to address customer complaints Samsung's operating profit hits 2- year low in 2 Q on strong won, weak smartphone sales in China Stocks pull back, bringing the Dow Jones industrial average back near 17,000; Airlines fall Archer Daniels Midland to buy natural-flavoring maker Wild Flavors for $3 billion Asian stock markets lackluster after key US indexes pull back from record highs Truckers picket at ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach; wider disruption of trade possible Report: Homeowners have gotten $3.1 B cash under US settlement over mortgages with 13 banks Thieves raid Samsung plant in Brazil, make off with millions worth of electronics Second investor Longview pushes for pet food retailer PetSmart to sell itself

  • Samsung earnings hit by slowing China sales Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Samsung Electronics Co. said operating profit declined to a two-year low in the second quarter, hit by the strong local currency and slowing demand for smartphones in China. The South Korean electronics giant said Tuesday its operating income was 7.2 trillion won for the three months ended June 30, down 24 percent from a year earlier.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At Midnight EDT Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    Lovers Charlize Theron and Sean Penn electrify Dior's couture show, as fashion gets political GM engineer: Effort to fix ignition switches touched off GM recall problems Samsung's operating profit hits 2- year low in 2 Q on strong won, weak smartphone sales in China Stocks pull back, bringing the Dow Jones industrial average back near 17,000; Airlines fall Archer Daniels Midland to buy natural-flavoring maker Wild Flavors for $3 billion Asian stock markets lackluster after key US indices pull back from record highs Truckers picket at ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach; wider disruption of trade possible Report: Homeowners have gotten $3.1 B cash under US settlement over mortgages with 13 banks Thieves raid Samsung plant in Brazil, make off with millions worth of electronics Second investor Longview pushes for pet food retailer PetSmart to sell itself

  • SEOUL, July 8- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday issued unexpectedly weak quarterly earnings guidance which put it on track for its worst results in two years and cast doubt on the smartphone leader's strategy against cheaper Chinese rivals.

  • Lovers Charlize Theron and Sean Penn electrify Dior's couture show, as fashion gets political GM engineer: Effort to fix ignition switches touched off GM recall problems Stocks pull back, bringing the Dow Jones industrial average back near 17,000; Airlines fall Archer Daniels Midland to buy natural-flavoring maker Wild Flavors for $3 billion Asian stock markets lackluster after key US indices pull back from record highs Truckers picket at ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach; wider disruption of trade possible Samsung's operating profit hits 2- year low in Q2 on strong won, weak smartphone sales Report: Homeowners have gotten $3.1 B cash under US settlement over mortgages with 13 banks Thieves raid Samsung plant in Brazil, make off with millions worth of electronics Second investor Longview pushes for pet food retailer PetSmart to sell itself

  • Lovers Charlize Theron and Sean Penn electrify Dior's couture show, as fashion gets political GM engineer: Effort to fix ignition switches touched off GM recall problems Stocks pull back, bringing the Dow Jones industrial average back near 17,000; Airlines fall Archer Daniels Midland to buy natural-flavoring maker Wild Flavors for $3 billion Truckers picket at ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach; wider disruption of trade possible Samsung's operating profit hits 2- year low in Q2 on strong won, weak smartphone sales Report: Homeowners have gotten $3.1 B cash under US settlement over mortgages with 13 banks Thieves raid Samsung plant in Brazil, make off with millions worth of electronics Second investor Longview pushes for pet food retailer PetSmart to sell itself Pershing Square names its 6 planned nominees for Allergan board as it pushes takeover bid

  • SEOUL, July 8- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday said operating profit likely fell 24.5 percent in April-June, its lowest in two years due to slowing growth in the company's cash cow smartphone business and the strength of the South Korean won. The South Korean company said operating profit likely fell to 7.2 trillion won during the quarter.

  • Samsung's Q2 operating profit hits 2-year low Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 7:51 PM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Samsung Electronics Co. said its second-quarter operating income has declined to a two-year low hit by the strong local currency and slowing demand for smartphones in China. The South Korean company said Tuesday in its earnings preview its operating income was 7.2 trillion won for the three months ending June 30.

  • Google debuts smartwatches from Samsung, LG Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 3:38 PM ET
    Attendees view new Samsung Electronics Co. Gear Live watches running the latest edition of Android software during the Google I/O Annual Developers Conference in San Francisco, California.

    Hoping to get the jump on Apple, Google is offering two smartwatches from LG and Samsung through the Google Play store.

  • TAIPEI, July 7- Investors wanting a slice of the crazy demand expected for Apple Inc's next version of the iPhone are rushing for what they believe is more profitable than investing in the U.S. smartphone maker: Taiwanese Apple component suppliers.

  • Samsung to build $1B display factory in Vietnam Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 3:59 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— The display manufacturing unit of Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it secured approval from Vietnam to build a $1 billion factory in the Southeast Asian country. Samsung Display Co. said that the plant in northern Vietnam will supply small displays for Samsung smartphones and tablet computers starting sometime next year.

  • From big to giant: Behemoth TVs start to take off Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 6:47 AM ET
    Sony TVs

    Americans increasingly are replacing their once-enviable 50-inch TVs with even bigger screens. Think: 65-inches and up.