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  • Realty Income Corp. reports 3Q results Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    ESCONDIDO, Calif. _ Realty Income Corp. on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 65 cents per share. Realty Income Corp. expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $2.66 to $2.71 per share.

  • Stockton seeks to exit from bankruptcy Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 3:46 AM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Stockton residents will likely learn Thursday if they can put more than two years of financial uncertainty behind them. Marking a critical moment in the bankrupt city's financial recovery, Stockton will ask U.S. An inland port city 80 miles east of San Francisco, Stockton filed for Chapter 9 protection in 2012, making it the nation's largest...

  • BEIJING Oct 29- China's dominant search engine Baidu Inc said it would continue to invest significantly to adapt its business to the mobile era, a transition that has tripped up other Internet peers born in the desktop PC era like Google Inc.. Sometimes known as the " Google of China," Baidu reported lower-than-expected 52 percent increase in third quarter...

  • A handful of the Nov. 4 races such as the dead heat in Illinois, possibly the most fiscally dysfunctional state, shape up as de facto referendums on reform and their results could make municipal bond investors alter their bets. "People are not so much voting for governor in some of these states but how they want the pensions addressed," said Craig Brandon, Co-Director...

  • LOS ANGELES, Oct 30- A push to reform Phoenix's retirement system has become the latest front in a battle between union-backed groups and a Texas hedge fund billionaire over the future of America's public pensions. Hundreds of thousands of dollars, much of it anonymous out-of-state money, has been flowing to backers of a November 4 ballot initiative in Phoenix...

  • SGI posts 1Q loss Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:36 AM ET

    MILPITAS, Calif. _ Silicon Graphics International Corp. on Wednesday reported a loss of $10.3 million in its fiscal first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Milpitas, California- based company said it had a loss of 30 cents. The company expects a full-year loss of- 79 cents to -43 cents per share, with revenue ranging from $525 million to $575 million.

  • For-profit colleges face 'gainful employment' rule Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— For-profit colleges that don't produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government. The Education Department estimates that about 1,400 programs serving 840,000 students won't pass. Ninety-nine percent of these programs are offered by for-profit schools, although affected career...

  • Atmel meets 3Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:09 PM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Atmel Corp. on Wednesday reported third-quarter profit of $17.3 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 12 cents per share. Analysts expected $373.1 million, according to Zacks.

  • International Rectifier posts 1Q profit Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:03 PM ET

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. _ International Rectifier Corp. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $25.9 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 33 cents per share. Analysts expected $294.8 million, according to Zacks.

  • On Assignment meets 3Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:54 PM ET

    CALABASAS, Calif. _ On Assignment Inc. on Wednesday reported third-quarter profit of $22 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 57 cents per share. Analysts expected $480 million, according to Zacks.

  • WhatsApp founders own nearly $9B in Facebook stock Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:50 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— WhatsApp founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton received 116 million shares of Facebook stock currently worth nearly $9 billion when they sold their unprofitable messaging service to the social networking leader earlier this month. The breakdown of the big winners in Facebook Inc.' s $22 billion acquisition emerged Wednesday in a regulatory...

  • JDS Uniphase reports 1Q loss Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:36 PM ET

    MILPITAS, Calif. _ JDS Uniphase Corp. on Wednesday reported a loss of $9.7 million in its fiscal first quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 10 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in December, JDS Uniphase expects its per-share earnings to range from 12 cents to 18 cents.

  • Cavium tops Street 3Q forecasts Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:21 PM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Cavium Inc. on Wednesday reported third-quarter profit of $5.4 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 39 cents per share. Analysts expected $97.1 million, according to Zacks.

  • Equinix misses 3Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. _ Equinix Inc. on Wednesday reported third-quarter earnings of $43.7 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 88 cents per share. Equinix expects full-year revenue in the range of $2.43 billion to $2.44 billion.

  • Oracle tells lawmakers lawsuit is a waste of money Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    SALEM, Ore.— Oracle Corp. is appealing to Oregon legislative leaders in the legal fight over the failed Cover Oregon health insurance website. In a letter sent last week to Senate President Peter Courtney and House Speaker Tina Kotek, Oracle CEO Safra Catz hints that the Legislature should pull funding for the lawsuit. "We are flabbergasted by Oracle's back-door...

  • QuickLogic posts 3Q loss Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 5:51 PM ET

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. _ QuickLogic Corp. on Wednesday reported a loss of $3.9 million in its third quarter. The Sunnyvale, California- based company said it had a loss of 7 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Trulia meets 3Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 5:48 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO _ Trulia Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $24 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for a loss of 8 cents per share. Analysts expected $69.5 million, according to Zacks.

  • CBRE tops Street 3Q forecasts Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 5:27 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES _ CBRE Group Inc. on Wednesday reported net income of $107.1 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 36 cents per share. CBRE expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.65 to $1.70 per share.

  • Alliance Fiber Optic Products posts 3Q profit Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 5:09 PM ET

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. _ Alliance Fiber Optic Products Inc. on Wednesday reported earnings of $4.3 million in its third quarter. For the current quarter ending in December, Alliance Fiber Optic Products said it expects revenue in the range of $19 million to $20 million. Alliance Fiber Optic Products shares have dropped 14 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Oct 29- Baidu Inc posted a less-than-expected 52 percent surge in third-quarter revenue, even as mobile traffic for China's dominant Internet search engine continued to grow. On Wednesday, the company referred to as " China's Google" forecast a 45.4 to 49.6 percent rise in revenue this quarter, generally in line with Wall Street projections but a marginal...