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  • UPDATE 1-Verizon denies it plans to open new app store Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Aug 20- Verizon Communications Inc denied a report on Wednesday it was in talks with carriers and hardware manufacturers to open a new mobile software store. "We have no plans to do that," Verizon spokeswoman Debra Lewis said. Done that, "she added, referring to Verizon's Apps, a mobile software store the company shut down last year.

  • UPDATE 1-Hewlett-Packard posts surprise revenue gain Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 4:35 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 20- Hewlett-Packard Co posted a surprise increase in quarterly revenue after revenue from its personal computer division climbed 12 percent, but flat to declining revenue in its other units underscored the company's uphill battle to revive growth. Wall Street analysts, on average, had forecast a modest drop in revenue to $27.01 billion.

  • BOSTON, Aug 20- The FBI has warned that healthcare industry companies are being targeted by hackers, publicizing the issue following an attack on U.S. hospital group Community Health Systems Inc that resulted in the theft of millions of patient records.

  • FBI warning: Hackers targeting health care firms Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 3:36 PM ET

    The FBI has warned that health care industry companies are being targeted by hackers.

  • BOSTON, Aug 20- The FBI has warned that healthcare industry companies are being targeted by hackers, publicizing the issue following an attack on U.S. hospital group Community Health Systems Inc that resulted in the theft of millions of patient records.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 20- Verizon Communications Inc is planning to launch a mobile software store that could present a third alternative in a market long-dominated by Apple Inc and Google Inc, according to The Information, an industry website.

  • Aug 20- Hackers who stole the personal data of about 4.5 million patients of hospital group Community Health Systems Inc broke into the company's computer system by exploiting the "Heartbleed" internet bug, making it the first known large-scale cyber attack using the flaw, according to a security expert.

  • Panasonic Corp, Fujitsu Ltd and others, seeking niche business opportunities to offset a downturn in demand for their consumer electronics, are touting automated greenhouses and sensor-controlled fields that ensure constant conditions to produce high-quality vegetables all year-round.

  • BOSTON, Aug 19- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission was "successfully hacked" three times in recent years in attacks involving tainted emails, according to an internal investigation on cyber attacks at the agency, Nextgov.com reported on Tuesday.

  • Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 2:43 PM ET

    Microsoft published Ballmer's resignation letter on its website Tuesday along with a response from current CEO Satya Nadella thanking him and wishing him well. The 58- year-old says he plans to hold on to his Microsoft stock and will continue to offer feedback on products and strategy.

  • HTC makes Windows version of flagship One phone Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 11:09 AM ET

    NEW YORK— HTC will start making a version of its flagship HTC One phone with Microsoft's Windows software inside. HTC said it developed the new model at the request of Microsoft, which has been trying to boost its Windows Phone system.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- Private equity firm Apax Partners LLP is exploring a sale of U.S. healthcare information technology company TriZetto Corp, hoping to fetch as much as $3 billion including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 3:26 a.m. EDT Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 3:26 AM ET

    DART links to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, light rail station at Terminal A China's president promises to rein in' unreasonably high' pay for state industry executives McDonald's confronts its junk food image as sales flag Citing threats from hackers, US won't release security details for federal health care website Dollar General offers about $8.95 B for Family Dollar, starting bidding war with Dollar Tree Asian stocks higher after Wall Street gain, diplomatic efforts over Ukraine Get ready for sticker shock: USDA says average cost to raise a child up slightly to $245,340 Aeropostale brings back Julian Geiger, who led retailer for 12 years, as CEO as Johnson leaves Google parlays IPO to extend its empire far beyond Internet search during past 10 years Community Health says cyberattack snares information from more than 4 million patients

  • US won't reveal records on health website security Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 3:17 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— After promising not to withhold government information over "speculative or abstract fears," the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's health care website because doing so could "potentially" allow hackers to break in.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 3:17 a.m. EDT Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 3:17 AM ET

    DART links to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, light rail station at Terminal A China's president promises to rein in' unreasonably high' pay for state industry executives McDonald's confronts its junk food image as sales flag Citing threats from hackers, US won't release security details for federal health care website Dollar General offers about $8.95 B for Family Dollar, starting bidding war with Dollar Tree Asian stocks higher after Wall Street gain, diplomatic efforts over Ukraine Get ready for sticker shock: USDA says average cost to raise a child up slightly to $245,340 Aeropostale brings back Julian Geiger, who led retailer for 12 years, as CEO as Johnson leaves Google parlays IPO to extend its empire far beyond Internet search during past 10 years Community Health says cyberattack snares information from more than 4 million patients

  • A Closer Look: Do more with companion devices Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 4:16 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Apple has ways of encouraging you to buy more of its products: It offers bonus features on devices like the iPhone and iPad that work only when paired with other Apple gadgets. The devices need to communicate with each other at a deep level, and that's more easily done when a company controls the software on both ends.

  • BlackBerry concentrates star assets in new unit Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 1:10 PM ET
    John Chen, chief executive officer of BlackBerry.

    BlackBerry created a new unit to house what many consider to be among its most promising assets—cryptographic applications.

  • TORONTO, Aug 18- BlackBerry Ltd said on Monday it has created a new unit to house what many consider to be among its most promising assets- cryptographic applications, its QNX embedded software and Project Ion platform for connecting devices.

  • Community Health details attack on patient records Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    FRANKLIN, Tenn.— Hospital operator Community Health Systems said a cyberattack took information on more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year. Community Health has since removed the malware from its system and finalized "other remediation efforts" to prevent future attacks.

  • COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS SAYS DATA STOLEN IN CYBER ATTACK@. Aug 18- U.S. hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc said it suspected data of about 4.5 million clients were stolen by Chinese hackers from its computer network.