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  • Live near Starbucks? What it does to home values Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 2:28 PM ET
    A woman walks past a Starbucks cafe in New York.

    When a Starbucks location hits a neighborhood, home values rise, according to recent Zillow data.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St gains in choppy trading Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 2:18 PM ET

    *Alibaba shares tumble after results, Yahoo follows. NEW YORK, Jan 29- U.S. stocks were up in a volatile session on Thursday as oil futures pared their losses and strong job market data helped offset weak earnings reports from companies such as Alibaba and Qualcomm. Shares in Chinese internet giant Alibaba Group dropped 9 percent to $89.46 after revenue missed...

  • Jan 29- Colgate-Palmolive Co on Thursday reported a rise in an important sales metric, sending its shares up 6 percent as investors shrugged off a lowered earnings forecast. Net sales suffered because of the strong dollar and weak demand in markets such as Brazil and Europe. Sales were down 7.5 percent in Europe and 10 percent in Africa but rose 4.5 percent in Asia.

  • Jan 29- U.S. weapons maker Raytheon Co on Thursday forecast 2015 revenue largely below average analyst expectations as orders fell, and said profit margins would drop further to just over 12 percent, sending its shares down 5 percent. Raytheon Chief Financial Officer Dave Wajsgras told Reuters he expected low single-digit revenue growth in 2016, with...

  • Potash Corp's shares rose more than 3 percent Thursday in Toronto and New York, touching their highest level since May 2012 in Toronto. Potash Corp sold 2.5 million tonnes of potash, the most ever in a fourth quarter and up 42 percent year over year. Potash Corp, the second-biggest potash producer by output after Russia's Uralkali OAO, reported fourth-quarter...

  • Harley-Davidson earnings fall but edge forecasts Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:35 AM ET
    Harley-Davidson riders reveal Project LiveWire, the first electric Harley-Davidson motorcycle, last June in New York.

    Harley-Davidson's earnings slipped as a stronger U.S. dollar hurt the motorcycle maker's bottom line, which still topped analyst expectations.

  • PARIS/ MUNICH, Jan 29- Airbus Group shook up the management and the organisation of the A400M military transport programme on Thursday after the latest in a long series of delays and technical problems to beset Europe's largest defence project. Shares in Airbus Group fell 2.3 percent. The new man in charge of Military Aircraft, Alonso, 58, has been running Airbus...

  • *Alibaba shares fall after results, Yahoo follows. Alibaba Group shares fell 8.3 percent in premarket trading after it posted revenue that missed Wall Street expectations. The decline took shares of Yahoo, which announced the spinoff of its Alibaba stake Wednesday, down 7.3 percent.

  • *Alibaba, Qualcomm shares fall after results. *Alibaba Group shares fell 6 percent in premarket trading after it posted revenue that missed Wall Street expectations. The decline took shares of Yahoo, which announced the spinoff of its Alibaba stake Wednesday, down 4.8 percent.

  • Handbag maker Coach posts better-than-expected profit Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 7:23 AM ET

    Jan 29- Coach Inc posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit as demand for its Poppy handbags rose in China, a key market, sending the company's shares up 9 percent in premarket trading. The company said sales in China rose 13 percent on a constant-currency basis in the second quarter ended Dec. 27. Net income fell to $183.5 million, or 66 cents per share, from...

  • LONDON, Jan 29- Royal Dutch Shell shares fell on Thursday after the oil company missed profit expectations and announced a three-year, $15 billion cut in spending reflecting a steep fall in oil prices. "It was a big miss in upstream," said Raymond James analyst Bertran Hodee. The $15 billion spending cut, which will involve canceling and deferring projects through...

  • 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...

  • Jan 28- Boeing Co reported a 23 percent increase in core fourth-quarter profit on Wednesday, topping analysts' estimates and sending its shares up 4.3 percent. Boeing forecast a rise in cash flow to $6.2 billion in 2015, at the top end of expectations, from $4.3 billion at the end of the year. Boeing's results showed strong year-end performances across its...

  • Jan 28- Retail currency broker FXCM Inc said it would forgive about 90 percent of its clients for negative balances after the Swiss central bank removed a cap on the value of the Swiss franc against the euro. FXCM's shares rose 8.4 percent to $2.59 in early trading. FXCM customers lost more than $200 million from the surging Swiss franc and the company was rescued...

  • Jan 28- Boeing Co reported a 23 percent rise in core quarterly profit on Wednesday, topping analysts' estimates and sending its shares up 3.4 percent. Boeing reported strong year-end performances across its defense and commercial aircraft businesses, including progress on curbing production costs for the flagship 787 Dreamliner. Boeing's deferred...

  • UPDATE 1-Boeing's profit rises on higher deliveries Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 8:04 AM ET

    Jan 28- Boeing Co, the world's biggest planemaker, reported a 19 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by booming demand for commercial aircraft. Boeing's shares rose about 4 percent in premarket trading. Boeing's net profit rose to $1.47 billion, or $2.02 per share, in the quarter from $1.23 billion, or $1.61 per share, a year earlier.

  • Greek shares hit by privatisation freeze Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:15 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 28- Shares of Greek utility PPC and Greece's biggest port, Piraeus Port Authority, fell by over 7 percent on Wednesday after the new government said it would freeze privatisation plans. Shares of Piraeus Port Authority were down 8.9 percent, at 9.83 euros, at 0902 GMT. One of the first decisions announced by the Syriza government was stopping the planned...

  • Greek shares hit by privatization freeze Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 4:15 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 28- Shares of Greek utility PPC and Greece's biggest port, Piraeus Port Authority, fell by over 7 percent on Wednesday after the new government said it would freeze privatization plans. Shares of Piraeus Port Authority were down 8.9 percent, at 9.83 euros, at 0902 GMT. One of the first decisions announced by the Syriza government was stopping the planned...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 27- Freescale Semiconductor Ltd gave a revenue forecast for the current quarter above Wall Street's expectations, and its shares rose 12 percent in extended trade as its chief executive pointed to growing demand from automobile makers for its chips. Freescale makes chips used in a broad range of markets, including consumer products,...

  • Jan 27- Network gear maker Juniper Networks Inc reported a better-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit as cost-cutting paid off, sending its shares up 4.4 pct in after-hours trading. Two of the company's largest customers, AT&T Inc and Sprint Corp, are taking time to decide whether to upgrade wired networks or shift to 4 G. Including the goodwill impairment...