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CNBC's Jon Fortt digs into the rumors of a China Mobile-Apple deal and what that means to Apple's pricing and revenue.
*China Mobile signs deal with Apple- report. *Dollar General leads S&P 500 after earnings, sales results. "The big top line number probably will be looked at very carefully and probably not create as big a market reaction as one would expect from the size of the adjustment," said Fred Dickson, chief market strategist at D.A. Davidson& Co. Lake Oswego, Oreogon.
The key to understanding Apple's 2014 strategy is its cohesive cross-device operating ecosystem that is driving sales and product development. Jason Stein, of Laundry Service, shares his predictions.
Will the arms race in baseball finally come to a breaking point? Will the NFL regain its mojo? What lies ahead in sports is not a sure bet. CNBC's Dominic Chu offers his insights.
Rana Foroohar, Time assistant managing editor, discusses her interview with investor Carl Icahn. Foroohar says Icahn is "persistent and aggressive", but is "super smart" so she hopes investors are listening.
Brian White, Cantor Fitzgerald managing director discusses the China Mobile - Apple deal and Carl Icahn's impact on the stock.
*China Mobile signs deal with Apple- report. NEW YORK, Dec 5- U.S. stocks were set to open lower on Thursday, as investors ruminated over whether healthy data on the labor market and economic growth may prompt the Federal Reserve to accelerate its timetable to wind down its monetary stimulus.
*China Mobile says still in negotiations with Apple on iPhones. HONG KONG, Dec 5- China Mobile Ltd, the country's largest mobile operator, said it is still negotiating with Apple Inc to offer iPhones on its network, commenting on a media report saying that a long-awaited agreement had been reached.
The "Squawk on the Street" news team discuss investor Carl Icahn's buyback proposal for Apple. David Faber says Apple needs stock to go up to be a competitive employer.
Apple and China Mobile have signed a deal to distribute Apple's iPhone, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
U.S. President Barack Obama said he is not allowed to have an iPhone for "security reasons," though he does have an iPad.
*China Mobile signs deal with Apple- report. NEW YORK, Dec 5- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday, ahead of data on the labor market and economic growth that may help investors assess whether the Federal Reserve may accelerate its timetable to wind down its monetary stimulus.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Indian shares outperformed on Thursday while the rest of region declined on uncertainty over when the Federal Reserve may taper its stimulus program.
SHANGHAI, Dec 5- China's state television accused foreign carmakers of charging domestic customers more for repair costs than in other markets, singling out Audi, Subaru and Jaguar Land Rover Ltd in the latest of a series of programmes targeting foreign firms.
Tablet computer sales have been on fire this year, but a shift in consumer preferences is set to douse demand in the coming years, according to IDC.
*China Mobile outshines rivals after reported Apple iPhone deal. HONG KONG, Dec 5- China shares slipped from multi-week highs early on Thursday led by telecom equipment maker ZTE Corp as investors took profits after Beijing issued long-awaited 4 G licenses to China's three biggest mobile operators.
Keith Fitz-Gerald, Chief Investment Strategist at Money Map Press, describes what impact the long-awaited Apple distribution deal could have on China Mobile's revenues.
HONG KONG, Dec 5- China Mobile Ltd, the country's largest mobile operator, has signed a long-awaited deal with Apple Inc to offer iPhones on its network, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing an anonymous source familiar with the matter.
Apple has had a busy year on the M&A hunt. CNBC's Technology Reporter Julia Wood takes you through the tech giant's 10 acquisitions that are public knowledge.