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  • BJ's Restaurants beats 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:54 PM ET

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. _ BJ's Restaurants Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $6.5 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 13 cents per share. Analysts expected $208.4 million, according to Zacks.

  • Alcoa sells stake in South Carolina smelter Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:50 PM ET

    Alcoa is selling its stake in a South Carolina aluminum smelter to Century Aluminum Co. for $67.5 million. New York- based Alcoa said in a statement that while Mt. Chicago- based Century Aluminum said Thursday that buying Alcoa's 50.3- percent stake makes it the full owner of the smelter.

  • Netgear posts 3Q profit Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:48 PM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Netgear Inc. on Thursday reported earnings of $20 million in its third quarter. For the current quarter ending in December, Netgear said it expects revenue in the range of $335 million to $350 million. Netgear shares have fallen roughly 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Pandora reports 3Q loss Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:48 PM ET

    OAKLAND, Calif. _ Pandora Media Inc. on Thursday reported a third-quarter loss of $2 million. Analysts expected $238.4 million, according to Zacks. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected revenue of $274.2 million.

  • Riverbed meets 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:48 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO _ Riverbed Technology Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $11.5 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 30 cents per share. Analysts expected $279.2 million, according to Zacks.

  • DeVry tops Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:48 PM ET

    DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. _ DeVry Education Group Inc. on Thursday reported profit of $20.4 million in its fiscal first quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 32 cents per share. Analysts expected $455.4 million, according to Zacks.

  • FOREX-Dollar rises on return to riskier assets Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:48 PM ET

    *Dollar's gains cut on reports of Ebola-like symptoms in New York doctor. NEW YORK, Oct 23- The dollar rallied on Thursday as investors plowed cash back into riskier asset classes, underpinned by promising U.S. data and stronger-than-expected manufacturing reports in Europe and China. However, the dollar trimmed gains in late trading as the U.S. stock rally...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 23- Rengan Rajaratnam, who was cleared of criminal insider trading charges following the conviction of his older brother, Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam, has agreed to pay more than $841,000 to resolve civil claims by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The settlement was filed on Thursday by the SEC in New York federal court, three...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 23- New York City's program to create a nearly uniform taxi fleet with cabs from Nissan Motor Co will face a renewed challenge, after fleet operators opposing the "Taxi of Tomorrow" plan won permission to take their case to the state's highest court. In a brief order on Thursday, the state appeals court in Manhattan that had in June authorized the plan...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 23- Johnson& Johnson was found not liable by a Texas jury on Thursday in the first case to go to trial over whether Pinnacle hip implants made by the company's DePuy Orthopaedics unit were defective. The Dallas federal jury ruled unanimously against the plaintiff Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli, who said the two metal-on-metal Pinnacle hips she received...

  • Stericycle tops Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. _ Stericycle Inc. on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $82.8 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.06 per share. Analysts expected $663.3 million, according to Zacks.

  • Principal Financial beats 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:42 PM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa _ Principal Financial Group Inc. on Thursday reported net income of $240.7 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.06 per share. Principal Financial shares have risen nearly 3 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has...

  • Edwards Lifesciences beats Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    IRVINE, Calif. _ Edwards Lifesciences Corp. on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $94.6 million. For the current quarter ending in December, Edwards Lifesciences expects its per-share earnings to range from 89 cents to 95 cents. Edwards Lifesciences expects full-year earnings in the range of $3.33 to $3.39 per share, with revenue ranging from $2.05...

  • Compuware posts 2Q profit Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    DETROIT _ Compuware Corp. on Thursday reported net income of $9.2 million in its fiscal second quarter. The Detroit- based company said it had profit of 4 cents per share. Compuware shares have declined 11 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • KLA-Tencor beats Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    MILPITAS, Calif. _ KLA-Tencor Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $72.2 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 46 cents per share. Analysts expected $621.5 million, according to Zacks.

  • Microsoft beats Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:36 PM ET

    REDMOND, Wash. _ Microsoft Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $4.54 billion. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 49 cents per share. Analysts expected $21.86 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Figures on government spending and debt Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:35 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Figures on government spending and debt.

  • Pfizer approves $11B stock repurchase plan Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Drugmaker Pfizer says it approved the repurchase of $11 billion in company stock. Pfizer has $1.3 billion remaining from its latest stock repurchase program. Pfizer Inc. is the world's second-largest drugmaker, and its products include the vaccine Prevnar and pain and fibromyalgia treatment Lyrica.

  • Cloud business lifts Microsoft's quarterly results Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— CEO Satya Nadella is making progress in his push to embrace cloud computing. Microsoft's revenue from cloud services, including software delivered over the Internet, more than doubled in the last quarter at a time when some of its better-known segments are slowing. Microsoft reported net income of $4.54 billion, or 54 cents per share, for its...

  • Yelp and Caterpillar are big market movers Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Yelp Inc., down $13.06 to $57.17. Caterpillar Inc., up $4.70 to $99.27.