*Haier Electronics shares up 20 pct at 14- yr high. HONG KONG/ BEIJING, Dec 9- Alibaba Group will invest HK $2.82 billion in appliance maker Haier Electronics Group Ltd in a deal aimed at expanding the Chinese e-commerce giant's logistics reach to the millions of consumers in China's vast interior.» Read More
NEW YORK, July 23- Verizon Wireless, the biggest U.S. mobile service provider, on Tuesday announced three new phones under its Droid smartphone brand from Google Inc's Motorola and said that Motorola would be its exclusive Droid phone vendor going forward.
WASHINGTON/ GENEVA July 23- Shares of U.S. tobacco companies fell on Tuesday after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is considering tightening regulations on menthol cigarettes following a scientific review that showed the products are likely to be more addictive than regular cigarettes.
NEW YORK, July 23- Verizon Wireless, the biggest U.S. mobile service provider, on Tuesday announced three new phones under its Droid smartphone brand from Google Inc's Motorola.
SINGAPORE, July 23- After five years of explosive growth sales of high-end smartphones have hit a plateau and the $2 trillion industry- telecom carriers, handset makers and content providers- is buckling up for a bumpier ride as growth shifts to emerging markets, primarily in Asia.
*Elop hired in 2010 to revive Nokia. *Flurry of product launches show Nokia moving faster. HELSINKI, July 22- Nokia CEO Stephen Elop recalls a meeting in August 2011 in which the company's leadership struggled to decide on the name of its new smartphone, the first using Windows Phone software.
DAKAR, July 21- China has brought cheap consumer goods, roads and schools to many parts of Africa over the last decade but the continent's leaders are increasingly pushing for it to provide more of what many Africans want most: jobs.
CHICAGO, July 19- Home-appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp and Swedish rival Electrolux AB forecast a strong rebound in demand from Europe, suggesting consumer confidence may be turning the corner after being battered by a debt crisis and austerity measures.
CHICAGO, July 19- Home-appliance manufacturers Whirlpool Corp and Swedish rival Electrolux AB forecast a strong rebound in demand from Europe, suggesting consumer confidence may be turning the corner after being battered by a debt crisis and austerity measures.
*Sees stronger U.S. demand, expects better H2 for Europe. STOCKHOLM, July 19- Home appliances maker Electrolux forecast a rebound in demand for its products in crisis-hit Europe in 2014 and raised its outlook for the United States this year as a housing recovery takes hold.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 18- Google Inc reported second-quarter results short of Wall Street's estimates as weakening prices for the Internet company's ads and widening losses from its Motorola mobile phone business weighed on the bottom line.
Analysts said customers would effectively be paying for their smartphone twice under Verizon's plan and a similar offering announced by No. 2 U.S. mobile service provider AT&T Inc on Tuesday.
Analysts said that Verizon's plan, and a similar offering announced this week by No. 2 U.S. mobile service provider AT&T Inc, would have limited success because customers would effectively be paying for their smartphone twice.
*Nokia shares fall as much as 6 pct. HELSINKI, July 18- A disappointing set of quarterly sales figures for Nokia's smartphones and basic models raised the pressure on its chief executive on Thursday and took a bite out of the company's share price.
HELSINKI, July 18- Nokia sold fewer handset than expected in the second quarter, showing it is still far from regaining market share it has lost to rivals Samsung and Apple. Nokia said it shipped 7.4 million Lumia smartphones in the quarter, up 32 percent from the first quarter but fewer than the 8.1 million units analysts had anticipated in a Reuters poll.
A time frame agreed upon between PepsiCo and Trian Fund Management's Nelson Peltz to privately address suggestions for improving shareholder returns may be closing.
Johnson & Johnson reported higher-than-expected earnings as strong sales of prescription drugs and medical devices more than offset anemic growth of its consumer products.
As Dunkin' Donuts expands in the fast-casual restaurant segment, it is adding menu items, redesigning its look and adopting some decidedly Starbucks-like elements.
*Nokia to report second-quarter earnings. HELSINKI, July 12- Next week could be crunch time for Nokia Oyj and its Chief Executive Stephen Elop in their battle to prove the Finnish mobile phone company can survive on its own.
As it looks to steal customers away from bigger rivals Verizon Wireless and AT&T, Sprint is offering its customers unlimited data services for life.
In its latest bid to catch Samsung and Apple, Nokia announced a new smartphone, the Lumia 1020, with a 41-megapixel camera.