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  • WASHINGTON, Jan 22- The Obama administration on Wednesday argued against expanding a program that allows some borrowers with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans to lower their interest rates even if they owe more than their homes are worth.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 16- Intel Corp's earnings missed expectations by a penny in the fourth quarter due to weak spending on servers, and the chipmaker gave a lukewarm forecast for first-quarter revenue that did little to dispel concerns about a slowing PC industry.

  • Vegas always the big winner for Super Bowl weekend Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 3:09 PM ET

    No matter where the Super Bowl is played, Las Vegas is always a winner. "Vegas is the mecca for Super Bowl shenanigans," said one repeat fan.

  • *Operating profit at 28.6 bln to 29.4 bln yuan vs 2012' s audited 19.96 billion yuan. *2013 revenue 238 bln yuan to 240 bln yuan, up 8 percent, boosted by smartphones.

  • Adult movie studios look for a better year Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Steve Hirsch, Vivid Entertainment

    2013 couldn't have gone much worse for the porn industry.

  • HONG KONG, Jan 14- Shanghai shares halted a four-day losing streak on Tuesday, lifted by strong gains for home appliance firms that launched new products at the just-concluded Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The CSI300 of the largest Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings also rose 0.9 percent.

  • LAS VEGAS/ SINGAPORE, Jan 9- Despite the hoopla, wearable gadgets like wristwatches for checking your text messages or eyeglasses that capture video are unlikely to make a splash with consumers anytime soon, given the clumsy designs, high prices and technological constraints of many of the current offerings.

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 8- Qualcomm's CEO Paul Jacobs said on Wednesday that the U.S. mobile chipmaker still has not been notified about why it has come under antitrust scrutiny in China since late last year. In November, Qualcomm announced that China's National Development and Reform Commission had launched an antitrust probe into the company.

  • LAS VEGAS/ NEW YORK, Jan 8- T-Mobile US on Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter boost in customer growth and offered to pay customers to switch from rival services, escalating already intense competition in the U.S. wireless market. The offer came just days after AT&T Inc promised a $200 credit to T-Mobile customers who switch.

  • Automakers show off new tech at CES 2014 Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 3:59 PM ET
    The Audi A7 Autonomous on display at the 2014 Audi CES keynote presentation at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Monday.

    Audi, BMW, Ford and other automakers show what they have to offer tech geeks at CES 2014.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 7- Sprint Corp on Tuesday unveiled a new option called "framily" plans that give up to 10 family members or friends big service discounts if they sign up as a group, the latest move in an increasingly competitive market.

  • LAS VEGAS/ SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 7- Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Marissa Mayer unveiled a handful of new products, including a competitor to Google Inc's predictive search technology for smartphones, in a debut appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show that drew a big crowd.

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 7- Sony Corp will begin testing a new television service that combines traditional viewing with on-demand content through its PlayStation gaming system, a cloud-based service could possibly change long-established cable and media industry relationships.

  • BOSTON, Jan 7- John McAfee, the flamboyant millionaire who founded a pioneering anti-virus software company that Intel Corp bought for $7.7 billion, says he is glad that the chipmaker plans to drop his name from its products.

  • Sprint unveils "framily" plans for up to 10 people Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 4:34 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 7- Sprint Corp announced a new option for customers on Tuesday called the "framily" plan that allows up to 10 family members or friends to discounts if they sign up for service as a group.

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 7 (Reuters)- Sony Corp, making a big bet on cloud-based TV and media, will begin testing a new PlayStation-based service that combines traditional television viewing with on-demand content.

  • AT&T kicks T-Mobile CEO out of its CES party Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    Jan 7- The escalating battle between No. 2 U.S. mobile service provider AT&T Inc and smaller rival T-Mobile US got personal on Monday night when the bigger operator kicked T-Mobile's outspoken Chief Executive John Legere out of its party at the Consumer Electronics Show, according to Cnet.com.

  • BOSTON, Jan 7- John McAfee, the flamboyant millionaire who founded the eponymous anti-virus software pioneer that Intel Corp bought for $7.7 billion, says he is glad that the chipmaker plans to drop his name from the product.

  • Jan 7- Comcast Corp slightly expanded its video customer base during the last three months of 2013, the first quarterly growth in more than six years, Comcast Chief Executive Brian Roberts said on Tuesday. Comcast's cable unit reported 21.6 million video customers at the end of September, the largest number of any U.S. cable company.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 7- A deal that reduces the U.S. mobile market to three national operators from four could raise eyebrows at regulators and require the merging parties to sell spectrum, according to Verizon Communications Chief Executive Lowell McAdam.

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