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Check out which companies are making headlines before the bell on Wednesday:
Joy Global - The mining equipment company reported fiscal third quarter profit of $1.70 per share, excluding certain items, 33 cents above estimates, with revenue also beating analyst forecasts. However, the company said it expects its order rate to be slower than previously thought, due to a demand and pricing slump.
Chico's FAS - The apparel retailer earned 27 cents per share for the second quarter, missing estimates by five cents, with revenue short of consensus as well. Comparable store sales fell 2.6 percent.
Express - The retailer matched Street estimates by earning 20 cents per share for the second quarter, with revenue beating consensus. Same store sales rose six percent during the quarter, and the company has also raised its full year guidance to reflect improving sales and customer traffic.
TiVo - the digital video recorder company reporting a second quarter loss of 9 cents per share, a cent smaller than the Street had been expecting. Overall, TiVo reported a profit due to gains from litigation.
New York Times - The newspaper's web site was shut down by hackers Tuesday, with a group calling itself the "Syrian Electronic Army" claiming responsibility for the problem.
Apple - Judge Denise Cote will issue a court ruling in the case involving e-book sales next week. Her planned ruling on remedies follows the court's finding that Apple conspired with publishers over e-book prices in 2010.
Avago Technologies - Avago earned 67 cents per share, excluding certain items, for its fiscal third quarter, five cents above estimates, with revenue also beating consensus. The company, whose chips are used in Apple products, is also predicting better than expected revenue for the current quarter.
Las Vegas Sands - Las Vegas Sands will pay $47.4 million to end a federal probe into the casino operator's anti-money laundering practices. The case centered around suspicious deposits by a high-rolling gambler, with the government claiming the company had failed to alert authorities about those deposits.
JPMorgan Chase - The mega bank may have to pay at least $6 billion to settle lawsuits over bonds backed by subprime mortgages, according to Reuters. The FHFA is reportedly seeking that amount after suing the bank over those bonds two years ago.
U.S. Airways - The government has requested a trial date of March 3, 2014, in its case opposing the merger of U.S. Airways and American Airlines. The airlines want a November trial date, with American calling the request for a March date "entirely unreasonable" since the Department of Justice has been investigating the proposed deal for more than 16 months.
Groupon - Groupon is planning to put together a North American warehouse network for its physical goods business, according to the Wall Street Journal. That would put it in more direction competition with online retail giant Amazon.com.
Wet Seal - The women's apparel retailer matched estimates with second quarter profit of one cent per share, but also reported improved profit margins and lower expenses.
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—By CNBC's Peter Schacknow
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