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  • Feb 5- Yelp Inc signed up fewer subscribers and business customers in the fourth quarter, raising concerns about the consumer review website operator's slowing growth in the United States and its ability to boost revenue from overseas markets. Only 3 percent of Yelp's sales come from overseas markets, where it competes with companies such as TripAdvisor Inc, a...

  • Feb 5- Expedia Inc on Thursday posted a fourth-quarter profit below analysts' expectations and over 30 percent lower than the same quarter a year ago, due in part to currency headwinds and heavy competition in China. Expedia, which recently slipped behind The Priceline Group Inc to become the world's second largest travel services company by bookings, earned...

  • Feb 5- Action camera maker GoPro Inc said its chief operating officer was resigning and forecast first-quarter profit slightly below Wall Street's expectations, sending its shares down nearly 18 percent after the bell. Nina Richardson will leave the company effective Feb. 27, GoPro said in a regulatory filing, without giving a reason for her departure.

  • BUZZ-LinkedIn Corp: Q4 profit beats estimates Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 4:38 PM ET

    BUZZ-LINKEDIN CORP: Q4 PROFIT BEATS ESTIMATES@** Corporate networking site's shares up 6.7 pct at. **Q4 profit/share of $0.61 brats average analysts estimate of $0.53. **Q4 revenue rises 44 pct to $643.4 million, above analysts' estimate of $616.8 million.

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 5- Walt Disney Co named Thomas Staggs, the head of its theme parks and resorts unit, as chief operating officer of the company on Thursday, putting him in the lead to succeed Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger in 2018.. Disney shares rose 1.2 percent to $102.52 in afternoon trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Staggs and Chief Financial Officer Jay...

  • Feb 5- Michael Kors Holdings Ltd forecast a lower-than-expected profit for the current quarter, disappointing investors used to the luxury accessories retailer's spectacular growth over the past three years. Shares of the company, founded by fashion designer Michael Kors, fell as much as 6 percent on Thursday. Michael Kors has a history of beating estimates...

  • Feb 5- GrubHub Inc reported a 49.5 percent rise in quarterly revenue as more diners used the online food-order-and-delivery company to order meals, sending its shares up as much as 4.8 percent in premarket trading on Thursday. GrubHub, which delivers everything from expensive steaks to bento boxes, receives a commission from restaurants on orders booked...

  • Under Armour CEO is calling out Nike and Adidas Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 7:42 PM ET
    Kevin Plank, CEO of Under Armour.

    Under Armour is creating a digital health and fitness community powerhouse, CEO Kevin Plank tells CNBC.

  • Feb 5- Sprint Corp's quarterly revenue fell less than expected as the U.S. mobile provider attracted more subscribers by cutting prices and offering promotions. Shares of the company, which is 80 percent owned by Japan's SoftBank Corp, rose 3.7 percent to $4.75 in premarket trading on Thursday. Sprint's net loss more than doubled to $2.38 billion, or 60 cents per...

  • Feb 5- Shares in Rexam Plc, the world's second-largest beverage can maker by revenue, rose as much as 12 percent after two UK newspapers reported there was market chatter about U.S. private equity firms' potential interest in the company. The Independent said on Thursday there were rumors that Rexam was a potential takeover target for U.S. private equity firms.

  • BT agrees EE deal, to raise $1.5B via a placing Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 4:18 AM ET

    BT said it would raise $1.5 billion through a placing of new shares to fund its 12.5 billion pounds ($19 billion) acquisition of EE.

  • TOKYO, Feb 5- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Thursday on news of the European Central Bank's hardline stance on Greek debt and fresh falls in oil prices, but Sony Corp soared after raising its outlook. The Nikkei share average ended 1 percent lower at 17,504.62. Sony shares surged 12 percent to post their biggest daily gain in two years after the electronics...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 5- China stocks gained on Thursday after the central bank cut banks' reserve requirement ratio for the first time in over two years to tackle an economic slowdown and looming deflation. "People have been expecting an RRR cut, it's just they weren't sure exactly when it would happen," said Zhang Qi, a Shanghai- based analyst at Haitong Securities.

  • China shares up, but off highs, after after PBOC easing Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 9:22 PM ET

    SHANGHAI, Feb 5- China stocks gained on Thursday morning after the central bank cut banks' reserve requirement ratio for the first time in over two years to tackle an economic slowdown and looming deflation. "People have been expecting an RRR cut, it's just they weren't sure exactly when it would happen," said Zhang Qi, a Shanghai- based analyst at Haitong Securities.

  • Feb 4- Allstate Corp, the largest publicly traded home and auto insurer in the United States, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as it earned more premiums, and the company said it would buy back $3 billion in shares. Allstate's shares, however, fell 2.5 percent in extended trading after the company said claim frequency for auto insurances rose in...

  • Feb 4- Yum Brands Inc, owner of KFC and Pizza Hut, said on Wednesday that sales at established restaurants in its biggest market China fell less than feared in the fourth quarter as it fights to recover from a food scandal involving a minor supplier, and its shares jumped 2.1 percent. Same-restaurant sales in China, Yum's No. 1 market for revenue and profit, fell 16...

  • UPDATE 1-Keurig profit falls as brewer sales drop Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 4:51 PM ET

    Feb 4- Keurig Green Mountain Inc, maker of the K-Cup single-serve coffee pod, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit as sales of its brewers fell in the all-important holiday season. Shares of Keurig Green Mountain, whose adjusted profit forecast for the second quarter also missed the average analyst estimate, fell 6.5 percent in extended trading.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 4- U.S. stocks ended a volatile session lower on Wednesday, as oil prices pulled back sharply following four days of gains, pressuring energy shares. Crude prices sank 7.9 percent, leading to a drop of 1.6 percent in the S&P energy index. The Dow was supported by Walt Disney Co, which rose 7.6 percent to $101.28 a day after reporting strong results.

  • Alibaba gains a foothold in the US Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 2:24 PM ET
    Lending Club Founder and CEO Renaud Laplanche (L) teams up with Alibaba Group.

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and California-based LendingClub are teaming up to get more U.S. businesses to buy products from Chinese suppliers.

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 4- Grupo Mexico's quarterly profit fell 24 percent on exchange rate and financing costs, the mining and transportation conglomerate said on Wednesday, but its share price surged 6 percent as investors cheered a possible rail unit offering. Grupo Mexico said fourth-quarter profit fell to $380 million from $500.67 million in the year-earlier...