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SYDNEY, Oct 30- Shares in Australia's Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Holdings Ltd fell as much as 4.3 percent on Wednesday as an international bidding war for the company intensified.
Oct 29- Western Union Co, the world's largest money-transfer company, reported a 20 percent fall in quarterly profit in the face of increasing competition and higher regulatory expenses, sending its shares down 13 percent after the bell.
Oct 29- Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc said it was being investigated in multiple jurisdictions, in addition to an ongoing probe by the U.S. Attorney's office for the Southern District of New York and the Los Angeles office of the Securities and Exchange Commission had joined the earlier probe.
Oct 29- Online photo-sharing service Shutterfly Inc forecast current-quarter results way below analysts' estimates, sending its shares down 10 percent in extended trading. Shutterfly, which already has apps for Apple Inc's iPhones and iPads, recently launched an app for Google Inc's Android-powered phones.
*Apple shares volatile following results, outlook. NEW YORK, Oct 29- U.S. stocks rose modestly on Tuesday, with the market's upward momentum continuing as the S&P 500 hit another record high and drug company Pfizer rallied on its results. Volatile movement by Apple Inc following its results also capped gains.
Oct 29- 3 D Systems Corp cut its earnings forecast for 2013 as it spends more on research and expanding its retail presence, sending its shares down 7 percent in premarket trading. 3 D Systems said it was also investing in developing new products and growing capacity at metal 3 D printer maker Phenix Systems, which it acquired in July.
Oct 29- Goodyear Tire& Rubber Co, the biggest U.S. tire maker, reported a 5 percent fall in quarterly revenue due to lower sales of its tire-related chemicals in North America, sending its shares down 3 percent premarket. Revenue from North America, which accounts for more than half of Goodyear's sales, fell 9 percent in the third quarter ended Sept. 30.
HELSINKI, Oct 29- Nokia gave an upbeat forecast for its telecom equipment unit Nokia Solutions and Networks, giving hope for a pickup in what will be the Finnish company's main business after the sale of its phones division to Microsoft.
SHANGHAI, Oct 29- China's primary share indexes eased on Tuesday despite strong performance by mainland banks, as an ongoing exodus from overbought small-cap stocks and Shanghai free trade zone issues dragged.
NEW YORK, Oct 28- J.C. Penney Co Inc told investors for the third time in less than five weeks that sales trends are improving and reaffirmed its forecast calling for positive comparable-store sales results coming out of the third quarter. The latest comments were made by Penney Chief Executive Officer Myron Ullman at the Women's Wear Daily conference on Monday.
NEW YORK, Oct 28- J.C. Penney Co Inc told investors for the third time in less than five weeks that sales trends are improving and reaffirmed its forecast calling for a rise in same-store sales in the third quarter. The comments by Penney CEO Myron Ullman at a conference on Monday boosted the department store chain's shares by 6 percent.
LONDON, Oct 28- European shares advanced on Monday, with a new record high for a key U.S. index on strong earnings and expectations of the U.S.
HONG KONG, Oct 28- China's CSI300 share index slipped to a fifth straight loss on Monday as investors took profit on mid-sized lenders, which outperformed last week, while some fear of a possible cash crunch lingered. The People's Bank of China did not inject funds at the last three sessions, even with demand spiking near month's end.
BEIJING, Oct 28- Shares of Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Co Ltd surged on Monday after a newspaper admitted it had not thoroughly fact-checked disparaging reports on the Chinese state-owned construction equipment maker.
HONG KONG, Oct 28- Shares of Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Co. Ltd. rose more than 9 percent on Monday after a newspaper said it had not thoroughly fact-checked a disparaging report on the Chinese state-owned construction equipment maker.
Oct 25- Eaton Corp said it expects its markets to grow between 3 and 4 percent in 2014 after the electrical and hydraulics systems maker reported strong third-quarter bookings that continued into October.
*Amazon and Microsoft rally after results, lifting Nasdaq. Microsoft Corp was the leading point gainer on the Dow, Nasdaq and S&P 500 as profit and revenue reported late Thursday exceeded expectations, sending shares up 5.9 percent to $35.72.
Shares of Tesla Motors Inc have soared more than 410 percent this year as the electric car maker, run by billionaire Elon Musk, beat Wall Street's earnings estimates and forced hedge fund managers who had shorted the stock to buy it to cover their positions.
Oct 25- Shares of Amazon.com Inc jumped 10 percent at the opening on Friday after the company reported better-than-expected sales growth in North America and indicated strong momentum going into the U.S. holiday season.
Oct 25- Shares of Amazon.com Inc were set to jump about 7 percent at the opening on Friday after the company reported better-than-expected sales growth in North America and indicated strong momentum going into the U.S. holiday season.