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  • NEW YORK, Oct 20- U.S. "Both the Ebola scare and the expansion of ISIS have added jitters to the market and fear bids into the bond market," said Larry Milstein, head of government and agency trading at R.W. Pressprich& Co. in New York. "We feel the earliest is fourth quarter of next year when the Fed will take any action on rates," said Sean Simko, head of fixed-income...

  • *Portugal Telecom drops as Rioforte set for liquidation. *Nutreco, Adidas, Havas surge on M&A activity. EDINBURGH, Oct 20- European stocks fell on Monday, trimming gains made in the previous session, as a profit warning by SAP hit technology shares.

  • *Tech sector weaker with Gemalto also sliding. *Nutreco, Adidas, Havas surge on M&A activity. Dutch tech firm Gemalto fell 3.2 percent after Barclays cut the stock to underweight from overweight, joining SAP as a top faller on the STOXX 600 Technology index, which was down 2.8 percent.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 20- U.S. Wall Street shares prices opened lower and European stocks declines on disappointing results from IBM and German business software maker SAP respectively. "It's a bit of a risk-off trade today, which is supportive of Treasuries," said Larry Milstein, head of government and agency trading at R.W. Pressprich& Co. in New York.

  • *Gold ticks up after two straight sessions of losses. LONDON, Oct 20- Gold snapped two days of losses to rise on Monday as renewed weakness in European stocks boosted interest in the metal as an alternative asset, though a tentative recovery in risk appetite in other markets limited its gains. "Gold sentiment I would say has moved from negative to neutral, but as long...

  • Oct 20- IBM Corp said it would hive off its loss-making semiconductor unit to contract-chipmaker Globalfoundries Inc to focus on cloud computing and big data analytics. IBM will pay Globalfoundries $1.5 billion in cash over the next three years to take the chip operations off its hands, the companies said in a statement on Monday. IBM took a related pre-tax...

  • *Sees 5.6- 5.8 billion euro operating profit in 2014. FRANKFURT, Oct 20- German software maker SAP cut its 2014 operating profit forecast on Monday as customers shifted faster than expected to products delivered over the Internet, delaying when those orders can be booked as sales. SAP said it now expects 2014 operating profit, excluding some special items, of 5.6...

  • IBM 3Q disappoints as it sheds 'empty calories' Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 6:29 AM ET

    NEW YORK— IBM disappointed investors Monday, reporting weak revenue growth again and a big charge to shed its costly chipmaking division as the tech giant tries to steer its business toward cloud computing and social-mobile services. Is it too late for IBM? Remaking itself is something IBM has done many times through its long history.

  • *Gold ticks up after two straight sessions of losses. *Silver holds near cheapest versus gold in 5 years. LONDON, Oct 20- Gold snapped two days of losses to rise on Monday as renewed weakness in European stocks boosted interest in the metal as an alternative asset, though a tentative recovery in risk appetite on other markets limited its gains.

  • *Nutreco, Adidas, Havas surge on M&A activity. The market's losses were limited, however, by brisk M&A activity, boosting the shares of Nutreco, Adidas and Havas. German sportswear firm Adidas AG surged 5.6 percent after the Wall Street Journal reported that an investor group, that includes Jynwel Capital and funds affiliated with the Abu Dhabi government, was...

  • GE and Urban Outfitters are big market movers Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 4:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. General Electric Co., up 57 cents to $24.82. Morgan Stanley, up 69 cents to $33.22.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 17- A slowdown in stock quote updates to the trading platform of OTC Markets on Friday led brokerage watchdog the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority to halt trading for almost two hours. OTC Markets is a marketplace for about 10,000 securities, some of them foreign, that are not listed on the New York Stock Exchange or Nasdaq.

  • Getty fails to get injunction on Microsoft image widget Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 5:41 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 16- Getty Images Inc has failed to convince a federal judge to halt Microsoft Corp's Bing Image Widget, which it said enabled massive copyright infringement, because the software company had already taken it down voluntarily. The multimedia photo and video agency sued Microsoft on Sept. 4 over the widget, which it said permitted the display of images...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 16- Boston- based Battery Ventures said it hired software executive Russell Fleischer as a partner for its private-equity business amid a buyout environment that offers rich returns but hard-to-find deals. It has backed companies such as Marketo, Splunk and HighJump, which he ran until its acquisition by Accellos earlier this year.

  • BOSTON, Oct 14- Three Google Inc researchers have uncovered a security bug in widely used web encryption technology that they say could allow hackers to steal data in what they have dubbed a "Poodle" attack. It requires the attacker to have a privileged position in the network, "said Ivan Ristic, director of application security research with Qualys and an expert in...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 14- The prospect of tens of thousands of potentially racy Snapchat photos hitting the Internet has driven home a simple fact: the mobile app's core feature- delivering photos and videos that vanish seconds after viewing- is flawed. But whether this will affect the valuation of the 3- year-old Silicon Valley start-up as it seeks another round of...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 14- New York will not require digital currency software developers to obtain a "BitLicense" to operate in the state, said Benjamin Lawksy, superintendent of financial services for the state of New York, on Tuesday. His comments came after New York extended the period for virtucal currency companies to comment on a set of proposed regulations, known as...

  • Russian hackers target NATO, Ukraine and others -iSight Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    BOSTON, Oct 14- Russian hackers exploited a bug in Microsoft Windows and other software to spy on computers used by NATO, the European Union, Ukraine and companies in the energy and telecommunications sectors, according to cyber intelligence firm iSight Partners. ISight said it did not know what data had been found by the hackers, though it suspected they were...

  • Oct 13- Google Inc and other investors are planning to invest about $500 million in hardware and software developer Magic Leap Inc to deliver "cinematic reality," technology website Re/Code said, citing sources. Google is leading the funding round for the company, the website cited sources as saying. Google, Andreessen Horowitz and Magic Leap could not be reached...

  • *EU agency looking into issue with Thermo Fisher software. *Thermo Fisher says reviewing matter, no further comment. An official at the London- based European Medicines Agency told Reuters that the issue, involving Thermo Fisher Scientific's Kinetica package, would be discussed by European regulators at a meeting next week.

 

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Squawk Alley

  • will.i.am delivers a keynote speech at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce 2014 Conference at Moscone South on October 15, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

    Entertainer and entrepreneur will.i.am unveiled "The Puls" smartwatch in hopes of blending fashion and technology.

  • Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM

    Earlier Monday, IBM posted quarterly results that badly missed Wall Street expectations, which was enough to drag the entire Dow lower.

  • Watson researchers work inside IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center, in Yorktown Heights, New York, Feb. 11, 2014.

    IBM posted earnings that fell short of analysts' expectations, after seeing a "marked slowdown" in September.

Re/code

  • Co-CEO, Revere Digital; Co-Executive Editor, Re/code; and Co-Executive Producer, The Code Conference. Re/code is part of the CNBC network.

  • Co-CEO, Revere Digital; Co-Executive Editor, Re/code; and Co-Executive Producer, The Code Conference. Re/code is part of the CNBC network.