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  • Juniper reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 4:21 PM ET

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. _ Juniper Networks Inc. on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $769.6 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 31 cents per share. Analysts expected $1.05 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Yahoo to spin off Alibaba stake into separate company Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 4:20 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer is spinning off the company's prized stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding in a move that will avoid paying billions in future taxes. Tuesday's much-anticipated announcement about the management of Yahoo's 15 percent stake in Alibaba overshadowed Yahoo's results for the final three months of last year.

  • *Caterpillar, Microsoft shares slide after results. The group lost 3.3 percent in its biggest one-day drop since November 2011, in the wake of results from industry bellwether Microsoft. Industrial shares fell, led by Caterpillar.

  • Yahoo beats 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 4:18 PM ET

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. _ Yahoo Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $166.3 million. After subtracting Yahoo's advertising commissions, revenue was $1.18 billion, matching Street forecasts. Yahoo shares have decreased 5 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has declined slightly more than 1 percent.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- U.S. states for years have asked Congress for federal legislation easing the way for them to collect sales taxes on Internet purchases, but now that a bill has been drafted, state lawmakers are putting up resistance. The National Conference of State Legislatures on Tuesday released a letter it sent to House of Representatives Speaker John...

  • Figures on government spending and debt Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 4:15 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Figures on government spending and debt.

  • AT&T reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 4:11 PM ET

    DALLAS _ AT&T Inc. on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $3.98 billion, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 55 cents per share. Analysts expected $34.26 billion, according to Zacks.

  • The FAA said that United twice improperly accepted hazardous material for air shipments. The FAA said the violations were found during 2013 inspections in Boston, San Francisco, Denver and Chicago. He said United was reviewing a letter from the FAA and would cooperate with the agency.

  • Correction: Earns-Citizens Financial Services story Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 4:03 PM ET

    MANSFIELD, Pa.— In a story about Citizens Financial Services' earnings, The Associated Press reported erroneously, in a report generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research, the bank's 2013 earnings per share. Citizens Financial Services posts 4th- quarter profit of $3.5 million. MANSFIELD, Pa.— Citizens Financial Services Inc. on...

  • Treasury debt prices ended mixed on Tuesday after 30- year yields touched record lows amid data-driven worries about sputtering world growth and a sharp sell-off on Wall Street. "The idea that lower oil costs are nothing but a tax rebate or a decline in tax on consumption is running into the first wave of hard economic data indicating business investment is...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- Supermarket chains Albertsons and Safeway agreed to sell 168 stores in eight states to win U.S. antitrust approval for their $9.2 billion merger, the Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday. Albertsons, which has 630 supermarkets under various brand names, and Safeway, which has 1,332 stores, will divest stores in Arizona, California, Montana,...

  • *Coming up: API weekly oil data at 2130 GMT. NEW YORK, Jan 27- Oil prices jumped as much 3 percent on Tuesday as a weaker dollar propped up commodities priced in the currency, prompting short-covering in a market that has sold off with little pause over the past seven months. The American Petroleum Institute, an industry group, will release its weekly inventory report...

  • WILMINGTON, Del, Jan 27- The operating unit of Caesars Entertainment Corp will learn Wednesday whether its bankruptcy will proceed in Chicago, where the casino company filed for Chapter 11 this month, or in Delaware, a U.S. bankruptcy judge in Delaware said on Tuesday. Allowing the case to proceed in Chicago would be a victory for Caesars private equity backers,...

  • Snapchat to show content from big media brands Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 3:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Popular disappearing-message app Snapchat is introducing content from media companies such as Vice, CNN and People to its service as it works to broaden its audience. Snapchat said in a blog post Tuesday that the "Discover" feature is a new way for users to explore content from different media outlets. When users visit the Discover section, they can watch...

  • American Express plans to start operations in Cuba Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 3:17 PM ET

    Jan 27- American Express Co said it would launch operations in Cuba following President Barack Obama's decision this month to ease sanctions against the communist-ruled island. MasterCard Inc said last week it would allow its cards issued in the United States to be used in Cuba from March 1 as Washington eases restrictions on travel, trade and financial...

  • OTTAWA, Jan 27- If Canada's opposition Liberals win the election set for this October they would be able to boost spending on their priorities without necessarily running a budget deficit, party leader Justin Trudeau told Reuters on Tuesday. Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives, who have been in power since early 2006, portray management of the...

  • Nielsen's top programs for Jan. 19-25 Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 3:15 PM ET

    1. "Scorpion," CBS, 12.08 million. 2. "NCIS," CBS, 11.98 million. 4. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 11.52 million.

  • FTC clears Albertsons' purchase of Safeway Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 3:14 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Supermarket chain Albertsons says U.S. regulators have approved its purchase of competitor Safeway Inc.. Albertsons, which privately held and part-owned by Cerberus Capital Management, agreed to buy Safeway in March for $7.64 billion in cash. Excluding the stores that are being sold, Safeway had about 1,300 locations under names including Safeway,...

  • Fox's 'Empire' moving up the charts Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 3:07 PM ET

    The new series logged more than 11 million viewers last week, and has achieved the rare feat of growing its audience for each of its three weeks on the air, the Nielsen company said. The CBS show "Scorpion" was the most-watched program among all viewers for the first time ever, taking advantage of a slow week where the normally popular "NCIS" and "The Big Bang Theory" aired...

  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said that it had signed up or automatically enrolled more than 7.1 million people on its HealthCare.gov website through Jan. 16. That data is through Jan. 18 for California and through Jan. 17 for the District and the other states. While setting the 9.1 million enrollee target last year, U.S. Health and Human Services...