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  • Nov 25- Nuance Communications Inc, maker of the software that runs the Siri feature on Apple Inc's iPhones, reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue, sending its shares down 5 percent after the bell. The company reported a net loss of $32.3 million, or 10 cents per share, in the fourth quarter.

  • The FDA had requested an additional trial. "The interim analysis of the Light study clearly achieved the goal set by the FDA," Chief Executive Michael Narachi said in a statement. Vivus Inc and Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc already have their obesity pills approved by the FDA.

  • Nov 25- Orexigen Therapeutics Inc said study data showed its experimental obesity drug did not increase heart-related risks, sending its shares up 28 percent in premarket trading. The drug, Contrave, was previously denied approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which cited potential heart risks. The FDA had requested an additional trial.

  • HONG KONG, Nov 25- China shares ended a choppy session a touch lower on Monday as strength in defence-related stocks countered a dip in index heavyweight Sinopec Corp after a pipeline explosion at its Qingdao terminals.

  • Nov 22- Shares of 500. com Ltd and Sungy Mobile Ltd, surged in their U.S. debuts on Friday, as investors bet on Chinese technology companies backed by marquee underwriters. Deutsche Bank led the offering of online sports-lottery operator 500. com, while Credit Suisse and JP Morgan were the lead underwriters for the IPO of mobile applications maker Sungy Mobile.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 22- U.S. stocks rose on Friday, led by healthcare stocks, putting the Dow and S&P 500 on track for a seventh straight week of gains. Shares of Biogen shot up 11.9 percent on heavy volume to $282.37 after the company won 10 years of exclusivity protection for its multiple sclerosis drug, Tecfidera, from regulators in Europe.

  • Nov 22- Herbalife Ltd shares rallied as much as 7 percent on Friday as investors rejected the latest salvo from hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, who insisted the company is nothing but a pyramid scheme, even though his short position based on that view has cost up to $500 million.

  • Nov 22- Shares of Pretium Resources Inc nearly doubled after the Canadian miner said output from an ore sampling program at its flagship gold exploration project topped its target. Strathcona is best known for its role in exposing problems at miner Bre-X in the late 1990 s, where investors lost billions after a massive gold find in Indonesia was found to be fake.

  • Nov 22- Shares of two Chinese companies, 500. com Ltd and Sungy Mobile Ltd, surged in their U.S. debuts on Friday, as investors bet on China- based technology companies backed by marquee underwriters.

  • *Oil rises above $110 a barrel as market eyes Iran talks. "The Fed will not start to taper until the economy is able to walk on its own; that's a positive," said Phil Orlando, chief equity market strategist at Federated Investors, in New York. MSCI's all-country world equity index, which tracks shares in 45 countries, rose 0.31 percent.

  • Nov 22- Shares of Vince Holding Corp, controlled by private equity firm Sun Capital Partners Inc, rose about 50 percent in their market debut, valuing the luxury apparel company at about $1.08 billion.

  • Nov 22- Shares of Pretium Resources Inc nearly doubled after the Canadian miner said gold output from its 10,000- tonne bulk sample program at Brucejack in British Columbia topped its target of 4,000 ounces.

  • Nov 22- Shares of Vince Holding Corp, controlled by private equity firm Sun Capital Partners Inc, rose about 50 percent in their market debut, valuing the luxury apparel company at about $1.08 billion.

  • Nov 22- Women's apparel retailer Ann Inc forecast weaker-than-expected sales for the holiday selling season, and said it expects margin erosion in what the company called "a highly promotional retail environment".

  • Nov 22- Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc said European regulators recommended the approval of its leukemia drug, Iclusig, whose U.S. sale has been suspended due to safety concerns, sending the company's shares up 24 percent in premarket trading.

  • HONG KONG/SHANGHAI, Nov 22- Chinese shares listed in Hong Kong outperformed markets in the mainland and most of Asia ex- Japan on Friday, as strength in growth-sensitive stocks helped the H-share index have its biggest weekly gain in nearly two years.

  • Nov 21- Data analytics software maker Splunk Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly results due to the addition of more corporate and government customers, and raised its full-year revenue forecast. Splunk shares rose 9 percent in extended trading. Splunk won 207 deals worth more than $100,000 each in the quarter, including a deal from Intuit Inc..

  • CANADA STOCKS-Energy gains, U.S. data take TSX higher Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 4:30 PM ET

    *Gold- mining shares hit a four-month low. TORONTO, Nov 21- Canada's main stock index advanced on Thursday as a jump in the price of oil pushed up shares of energy companies and positive U.S. economic data drove gains across most of the other major sectors. "Sentiment is quite bullish," said Elvis Picardo, strategist at Global Securities in Vancouver.

  • Nov 21- Data analytics software maker Splunk Inc reported a 51 percent rise in revenue for the third quarter as the company added more customers. Splunk shares rose 11 percent in extended trading. Splunk has reported a quarterly profit only once since going public in April last year.

  • Nov 21- Activist investor Carl Icahn disclosed a 12.63 percent stake in medical device maker Hologic Inc, prompting the company to adopt a shareholder rights plan to protect itself from hostile takeovers. Shares of Hologic, which makes screening tests for cancer and other diseases, rose 3 percent in late morning trading.

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