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Jan 30- Storage drive maker Fusion-io Inc forecast current-quarter revenue below analysts' estimates, sending its shares down about 21 percent after the bell. Fusion-io, whose competitors include OCZ Technology Group Inc and Stec Inc, said it expects third-quarter sales of about $80 million, much lower than the average analyst expectation of $137.2 million.
NEW YORK, Jan 30- Qualcomm Inc beat Wall Street expectations for its fiscal first-quarter earnings and raised its financial targets for 2013 due to growing demand for smartphones and high-speed wireless services.
Jan 30- Storage drive maker Fusion-io Inc forecast third-quarter revenue below analysts' estimates, sending its shares down about 20 percent after the bell. Fusion-io expects third-quarter sales of about $80 million. Shares of the company closed at $20.09 on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday.
TORONTO, Jan 30- Research In Motion sank as much as 8 percent on Wednesday as the BlackBerry maker unveiled its long-delayed line of smartphones that it says will mark the company's comeback. The stock, which fell as much as 8 percent after rising more than 6 percent earlier in the session, was down 4.4 percent, at C $15.03 in Toronto.
Boeing reported earnings that beat expectations, and said its 2013 forecast "assumes no significant financial impact" from the grounding of its 787 passenger jet.
*Earnings worries hit Saipem, Imperial Tobacco, Antofagasta. LONDON, Jan 30- European shares fell from two-year highs on Wednesday, dragged lower by concerns over earnings in the tobacco and oil services sectors, including a profit warning from Italy's Saipem.
China's Lenovo Group, on track to become the world's top maker of personal computers, reported a record quarterly profit, up by a third from a year earlier, as it gained more share in the PC market and made inroads in the smartphone business.
*Fourth-quarter net income falls to 4 cents a share from 7 cents. *Full-year sales seen at $7.05 billion to $7.35 billion. Jan 29- Boston Scientific Corp said on Tuesday that it expected to return to top-line growth this year, an outlook that cheered investors, who bid the medical device maker's shares up as much as 8 percent to a 1 1/ 2- year high.
Ford Motor reported higher-than-expected earnings and revenue Tuesday, but predicted a wider loss in Europe due to persistent weakness in the region.
HONG KONG, Jan 29- Hong Kong shares came off the previous day's 20- month high on Tuesday, as weakness in heavyweight Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, following a $1 billion stake sale by Goldman Sachs, offset strength in its smaller rivals. The China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese listings in Hong Kong fell 0.2 percent.
*MSCI Asia ex- Japan up 0.3 pct, Nikkei opens down 0.7 pct. TOKYO, Jan 29- Asian shares rose on Tuesday after solid U.S. data, but investors remained cautious ahead of more U.S. economic reports and a Federal Reserve policy decision later in the week that may offer clues to the Fed's stimulus plans.
Jan 28- Yahoo Inc reported net revenue of $1.22 billion in the fourth quarter, up 4 percent year-on-year, as an increase in search advertising revenue offset weakness in the Web portal's display ad business. Yahoo shares rose 4.5 percent to $21.22 in after hours trading on Monday.
NEW YORK, Jan 28- U.S. But caution ahead of key data on the U.S. economy and the Federal Reserve's first policy meeting of the year helped keep a lid on Wall Street stocks, although shares of bellwether manufacturer Caterpillar notched a healthy rise.
*Q4 adjusted earnings $1.40/ shr vs $1.46 view. BOSTON, Jan 28- Biogen Idec Inc said fourth-quarter net profit fell slightly due to a tax accounting error, but the company's shares rose more than 3 percent Monday on higher-than-expected drug sales and optimism over a new multiple sclerosis treatment.
SAO PAULO, Jan 28- Shares of Banco Bradesco SA fell on Monday after quarterly profit at Brazil's No. 2 private sector bank slightly missed analysts' estimates, as lower insurance-related income and higher operating expenses offset the positive impact of a decline in bad loan provisions.
LONDON, Jan 28- European shares edged lower early on Monday as multi-month highs and recent bullish fund-flow data prompts some investment banks to turn more cautious on equities in the short-term. By 0802 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 shed 0.94 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,173.87, leveling off near two-year highs.
*MSCI Asia ex- Japan down 0.1 pct, pulled lower by Kospi. TOKYO, Jan 28- Tech-heavy South Korean shares dragged down the broader Asian share index on Monday on fears of weaker earnings, but improving economic prospects in Europe and solid U.S. profit reports underpinned sentiment.
Earnings season is shifting into high gear in the final week of January, with six Dow Jones components, and more than a fifth of the S&P 500 companies reporting.
*Bain Capital had taken company private for $1.3 bln in 2008. Jan 25- Shares of Bain Capital-backed Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc rose as much as 32 percent in their market debut on the New York Stock Exchange as investors focused on the largest U.S. child-care provider's leadership in a growing niche market.