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  • *Alibaba shares, Qualcomm shares tumble after results. NEW YORK, Jan 29- U.S. stocks enjoyed a late afternoon rally and closed higher on Thursday as an upturn in oil prices and a rally in Apple and Boeing shares helped offset some disappointing earnings and lingering questions over U.S. monetary policy. While the afternoon rise in crude was not huge, it was enough to...

  • *Wall St rallies as Apple, Boeing lead in late-day surge. Major Wall Street indexes surged almost 1 percent or more as Apple Inc and Boeing Co extended gains following their strong earnings reports earlier this week. Amazon.com and Google Inc reported earnings after the bell, with Amazon shares gaining as much as 8.5 percent, but Google fell almost 5 percent.

  • Smartphone Snapshot: Samsung getting squeezed Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 3:01 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— The runaway success of Apple's newest iPhone has fueled a dramatic shift in the global market: the California tech giant is now neck-and-neck with South Korea's Samsung for the title of world's leading seller of smartphones. Apple set the standard for modern smartphones when it released the first iPhone in 2007, but Samsung has been the market...

  • Apple shows rest of US how to crush it in China Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:50 PM ET
    Employees and customers cheer during the Apple store opening at Hang Lung Plaza on August 2, 2014 in Wuxi, China.

    Apple had strong sales and earnings results in China, and its methods can teach other American firms how to succeed there.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:23 PM ET

    Apple Inc. rose 3.1 percent to $118.90 with 82,494,000 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose 1.5 percent to $27.22 with 27,648,600 shares traded. Facebook Inc. rose 2.3 percent to $78.00 with 58,366,900 shares traded.

  • Midday Glance: Computer companies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 1:23 PM ET

    Apple Inc s rose $1.96 or 1.7 percent, to $117.27. Hewlett Packard Co. rose$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $37.24. International Business Machines Corp. rose$. 90 or. 6 percent, to $152.45.

  • What the tech industry really looks like for women Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 12:14 PM ET
    A woman walks by at Google's Washington headquarters, in Washington, DC.

    Tech companies like Facebook and Google have released diversity figures to show a gender breakdown of their workforce.

  • This is the gift of choice among wealthy Chinese Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 11:48 AM ET
    A poem by traditional Chinese poet Su Shih is displayed on the outside of an Apple store in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China.

    In the wake of China's crackdown on corruption, there is one luxury product that seems immune to the country's new asceticism: Apple products.

  • Early Glance: Computer companies Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    Apple Inc s rose $1.45 or 1.3 percent, to $116.76. Hewlett Packard Co. fell$. 01 or percent, to $37.15. International Business Machines Corp. fell$. 44 or. 3 percent, to $151.11.

  • Facebook becomes new darling of the retail trader Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 10:12 AM ET
    People are silhouetted as they pose with mobile devices in front of a screen projected with a Facebook logo in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Oct. 29, 2014.

    The retail investor really loves Facebook's stock, continuing to pile into the shares in the new year, according to a look at retail accounts with TD Ameritrade.

  • BEIJING— For years, Alibaba faced complaints it failed to stamp out sales of counterfeit goods on its e-commerce websites. Given the company's expanding role in China's state-dominated economy, "It's not a surprise that Alibaba finds itself under the spotlight in much the same way that many foreign firms have," said analyst Ben Cavender of the China Market...

  • Strongest economy in the world? Apple Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Apple has a lot of extra cash now but where will it put its money next.

    Apple smashed Wall Street records during its quarterly earnings report and showed that the Tech juggernaut has more dry powder than anyone else.

  • US earnings: 'Tech to the rescue'  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 5:00 AM ET

    Caterpillar and 3Ms' poor earnings performance "spooked investors", however tech and healthcare are expected to save the earnings season, says Christine Short, senior vice president at Estimize.

  • Apple takes top gifting spot in China - report Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 4:58 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, Jan 29- Apple Inc has taken the number one luxury gifting spot in China from designer goods maker Hermes International SCA, according to a Hurun luxury report on Thursday, reflecting the iPhone maker's recent hot streak in the country. The U.S. tech firm's focus on glitzy stores and high prices helped it post a 70 percent rise in sales in China in the last...

  • The new releases are the latest gambits in Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella's attempt to wrest back the initiative in the battle for mobile users, where Microsoft has fallen behind Apple and Google Inc.. By giving away its industry-standard Office apps on Apple's popular iOS and Google's Android operating systems, Microsoft is looking to build up a base...

  • SEOUL, South Korea— LG Electronics Inc. said Thursday it has lost money in the fourth quarter as costs from the closure of its plasma TV operations offset a recovery in its mobile phone business. Operating income, which is a measure of profit before tax, interest and one-time expenses are deducted, rose 28 percent to 275 billion won on revenue of 15.3 trillion won.

  • SEOUL, South Korea— Samsung lost the battle of the big phones last quarter as Apple's copycat large iPhone lured buyers in the crucial Chinese market. Apple Inc. contributed to Samsung's latest reversal in fortune, launching iPhones with bigger screens that robbed Samsung's Galaxy phones of a key selling point. "And now with Apple being competitive in larger...

  • Clock is ticking for 'radical' move from Samsung Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 12:19 AM ET

    The key takeaway from Samsung's latest earnings report is the need for something "radical" to turn around its fortunes, say analysts.

  • SEOUL, Jan 29- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is closer to losing its crown as global smartphone leader after posting a plunge in quarterly mobile earnings on Thursday, a day after rival Apple Inc reported the biggest profit in corporate history. It was the mobile division's fifth consecutive quarter of decline, in contrast to Apple's record-breaking 74.5 million...

  • Samsung posts first profit decline in 3 years Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 7:46 PM ET

    Samsung reported its first annual earnings decline in three years, as strong chip earnings failed to make up for weakness in the smartphone business.