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  • WhatsApp and Facebook apps on phone

    The huge price tag for Facebook's acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp is hard to justify, but there is clearly value in the app's 450 million users, Blackstone told CNBC.

  • HONG KONG, March 7- China shares ended a jittery week with a whimper on Friday, with a slip by financial and property stocks as investors braced for a possible bond default by Chinese solar equipment producer Chaori Solar. The CSI300 of the largest Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings shed 0.2 percent on the day and 0.5 percent on the week.

  • TOKYO, March 7- Asian stocks rose on Friday, buoyed by Wall Street's gains the previous day, but investors remained cautious ahead of the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report later in the session.

  • March 6- Shares of Pixelworks Inc, which makes chips for digital display, rose 54 percent a day after the company revealed that Apple Inc is among its largest customers.

  • U.S.-listed fuel cell makers, already on a tear in recent months, have surged in value since Plug Power Inc announced a contract last week to supply Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

  • March 5- Canadian Solar Inc forecast weaker-than-expected revenue for the first quarter and blamed severe winter in North America for delays in construction of power plants, sending its shares down 10 percent.

  • NEW YORK, March 5- Exxon Mobil Corp, the world's largest publicly traded oil company, expects oil and natural gas production to be flat this year as overall spending falls 6 percent to about $39.8 billion. Shares of Exxon fell more than 2 percent to $94.52 in morning trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • March 4- Chinese solar company Trina Solar Ltd forecast an up to 47 percent jump in full-year panel shipments due to growing demand from both Japan and its home market, sending its shares up about 2 percent before the bell.

  • March 4- Autozone Inc, a U.S. auto parts retailer, reported a 9.4 percent increase in second-quarter profit as an unseasonably cold winter drove up sales. Net income rose to $192.8 million, or $5.63 cents per share, from $176.3 million, or $4.78 per share, a year earlier. Autozone shares were up 1 percent in premarket trading.

  • M&A activity set to hit pre-crisis levels Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 4:48 AM ET

    Dealmaking has kicked off again, with the level of mergers and acquisitions activity in 2014 almost at the pre-financial crisis levels of 2007.

  • Chipmaker RF Micro to buy TriQuint for $1.6 billion Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Radio frequency chipmakers RF Micro Devices will buy peer TriQuint Semiconductor for about $1.6 billion in an all-stock deal to create a company that could better compete in selling chips to mobile-handset makers.

  • BlackBerry shares jump on Third Point news Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 12:33 PM ET
    Dan Loeb at 2014 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    BlackBerry shares rose after investor Daniel Loeb's Third Point hedge fund disclosed it had bought 10 million shares in the smart phone maker.

  • Rio Tinto CEO: China aiming for resource security Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 12:36 PM ET
    Conveyor belts transport copper ore at the processing plant of Rio Tinto Group's Northparkes copper and gold underground block cave mine in Parkes, New South Wales, Australia, on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012.

    Global miner Rio Tinto reported a 45 percent jump in second-half profit on Thursday, beating market forecasts.

  • Comcast in $45 billion Time Warner Cable deal Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 8:17 AM ET
    Comcast Center headquarters in Philadelphia.

    Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts said he's confident the deal to acquire Time Warner Cable will be approved.

  • Publicis CEO: Comcast-Time Warner deal 'sensible' Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 4:01 AM ET
    Omnicom CEO John Wren and Publicis CEO Maurice Levy after announcing a merger of their companies

    The CEO of French advertising agency Publicis has described the expected tie-up between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, as the "sensible" thing to do.

  • Is this the real secret to Samsung’s success? Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 6:23 AM ET

    Networking helps people progress at work and companies that build partnerships also do better, according to INSEAD academics.

  • Brawl over Apple's cash gets public and heated Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 2:38 PM ET

    As Apple's annual meeting approaches, some big investors are fighting an increasingly public fight over what the company should do with its cash.

  • FCC skeptical about Sprint, T-Mobile deal Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 10:55 AM ET
    Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

    FCC's chairman his skepticism about a potential merger between Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc in a meeting with Sprint.

  • Not all Apple shareholders want a huge buyback Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    Carl Icahn has been pushing Apple to use its $150 billion war chest to buy back company shares. Not every shareholder agrees.

  • Will Tesla's Model S succeed in China? Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 | 9:09 AM ET
    Model S displayed in a Tesla showroom in Beijing.

    Tesla Motors attempts to set itself apart from its rivals with a "fair" pricing of the Model S in China.