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MOSCOW, July 17- Moscow shares fell on Thursday after Washington imposed its toughest economic sanctions on Russia yet, sending shares in its largest oil producer Rosneft tumbling and hitting other energy, financial and defence firms.
MOSCOW, July 17- Moscow shares fell on Thursday following the announcement of new U.S. economic sanctions on Russia, sending shares in its largest oil producer Rosneft tumbling and hitting other energy, financial and defense firms. The rouble-traded MICEX dropped 2.5 percent in early trading.
*Spreadbetters expect lower opening for Europe. Spreadbetters expected European stock markets to follow suit, forecasting Britain's FTSE 100 would open as much as 0.25 percent lower, Germany's DAX down 0.15 percent and France's CAC 40 off 0.3 percent.
*Qualcomm has already placed orders with Samsung- newspapers. TAIPEI, July 17- Shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd fell as much as 6 percent on Thursday after an analyst and Taiwanese media reported the likely loss of orders for next-generation chips from Apple Inc and Qualcomm Inc..
July 16- SanDisk Corp gave a current-quarter revenue forecast that was below Wall Street's estimate, warning that it would be unable to the meet the booming demand for solid-state drives and memory chips, and its shares fell 9 percent in extended trading.
July 16- Specialty mattress maker Select Comfort Corp's quarterly net sales and profit beat analysts' expectations as company-controlled same-store sales rose 7 percent. Select Comfort shares rose 16 percent in extended trading. This was the second straight quarter when Select Comfort beat erstimates after missing them five times in a row.
NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Time Warner Inc., up $12.12 to $83.13. International Game Technology, up $1.42 to $16.92.
July 16- Specialty mattress maker Select Comfort Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly net sales and profit, helped by a 7 percent rise in company-controlled same-store sales, sending shares up 16 percent in extended trading.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 36 or. 3 percent, to $118.18. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 15 or. 2 percent, to $76.99.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 44 or 2.4 percent, to $18.77. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 76 or 3.1 percent, to $25.45.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top chemicals companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Dow Chemical Co. rose$. 36 or. 7 percent, to $51.90. DuPont Co. rose$. 33 or. 5 percent, to $64.91.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top construction companies are up at 1 p.m.:. Foster Wheeler rose$. 14 or. 4 percent, to $34.03. Quanta Services Inc. rose$. 10 or. 3 percent, to $34.98.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top drug benefits companies are down at 1 p.m.:. CVSCaremark fell$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $77.33. Express Scripts Holding Co. fell $2.25 or 3.3 percent, to $65.82.
Apple Inc. rose 1.0 percent to $96.26 with 29,512,200 shares traded. 21st Century Fox Inc. class A fell 4.0 percent to $33.79 with 54,027,000 shares traded. 21st Century Fox Inc. class B fell 2.9 percent to $33.18 with 21,374,300 shares traded.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top telecom companies are up at 1 p.m.:. AT&T Inc. rose$. 24 or. 6 percent, to $36.48. Verizon Communications Inc. rose$. 28 or. 6 percent, to $50.99.
NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.:. AbbVie fell. 6 percent to $53.14 with 13,607,100 shares traded. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. rose 2.7 percent to $4.65 with 46,059,000 shares traded.
*Time Warner shares up 16.9 percent. NEW YORK, July 16- Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox Inc said on Wednesday that Time Warner Inc had rebuffed its offer to buy the company, but people familiar with his thinking say he is determined to bring the U.S. media conglomerate into his empire.
*Intel climbs on earnings, outlook. *Time Warner rebuffs $80 bln bid from 21st Century Fox. Time Warner shares jumped 16.4 percent to $82.63 as the best performer on the S&P 500 after Twenty-First Century Fox confirmed it made an $80 billion takeover offer for the company that was turned down.
Investors drove up shares in Time Warner 17 percent on news that Twenty-First Century Fox made a takeover bid for the media giant. Momentum from Intel's strong second-quarter earnings late Tuesday and news that Apple and IBM are teaming up to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers helped lift major stock indexes in premarket trading.
NEW YORK— Shares of some top big-box retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.:. Costco Wholesale Corp. rose$. 19 or. 2 percent, to $118.01. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $76.88.