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  • NEW YORK, March 26- U.S. stocks fell for a fourth straight session on Thursday, but indexes ended well off session lows with support from economic data and earnings, including Accenture's.

  • *SanDisk tumbles after outlook cut, hits chipmakers. Semiconductor stocks were under pressure for a fourth straight session as SanDisk tumbled 18.1 percent to $66.47 after cutting its revenue outlook. The headwinds for SanDisk are company-specific according to King Lip, chief investment officer at Baker Avenue Asset Management in San Francisco.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St lower in wake of air strikes on Yemen Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 9:42 AM ET

    *SanDisk tumbles in premarket after outlook cut. NEW YORK, March 26- U.S. stocks fell at the open on Thursday to put the S&P 500 on track for a fourth straight decline, after Saudi Arabia and its allies launched air strikes on Yemen. "Obviously the situation in Yemen is being used as the excuse for this pullback, which is a continuation of yesterday," said Peter Cardillo,...

  • *SanDisk tumbles in premarket after outlook cut. NEW YORK, March 26- U.S. stocks were poised for a lower open on Thursday to put the S&P 500 on track for a fourth straight decline, after Saudi Arabia and its allies launched air strikes on Yemen. Obviously the situation in Yemen is being used as the excuse for this pullback, which is a continuation of yesterday, "said Peter...

  • March 26- Consulting and outsourcing company Accenture Plc raised its full-year revenue growth forecast for the second time as it won more business, mainly in its outsourcing unit, from companies looking to cut costs. Accenture's shares rose 3 percent in premarket trading on Thursday. Accenture, which gets a little more than half of its revenue from outside...

  • US STOCKS-Futures down after Saudi air strikes on Yemen Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 7:38 AM ET

    *SanDisk tumbles in premarket after outlook cut. NEW YORK, March 26- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Thursday to put the S&P 500 on track for a fourth straight decline, after Saudi Arabia and its allies launched air strikes on Yemen. *Oil prices spiked, with Brent crude up 3.4 percent to $58.40 and U.S. crude up 3.5 percent to $50.93 after warplanes from Saudi...

  • Outsourcing company Accenture's revenue rises 5 pct Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 7:12 AM ET

    March 26- Consulting and outsourcing company Accenture Plc's quarterly net revenue rose 5 percent, helped by growth in its outsourcing business as North American companies look to cut costs. Accenture's net income rose to $743.2 million, or $1.08 per share, from $722.3 million, or $1.03 per share, a year earlier. Net revenue rose to $7.49 billion from $7.13...

  • Accenture tops Street 2Q forecasts Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 7:09 AM ET

    DUBLIN _ Accenture PLC on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $731.8 million. Ten analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $7.35 billion. For the current quarter ending in May, Accenture said it expects revenue in the range of $7.35 billion to $7.6 billion.

  • LONDON, March 26- From the shabby streets of east London, some of the brightest minds in technology and banking are plotting a revolution. Investment in fintech firms in Britain and Ireland swelled to $623 million last year, more than double the $264 million seen in 2013 and representing 42 percent of fintech investment in Europe, according to research by...

  • *Sberbank, Santander, BBVA set up $100 mln fintech funds. *Banks step up investments, partnerships with tech start-ups. LONDON, March 17- Hoping to link with tech entrepreneurs and get ahead of a wave of digital innovation, Europe's top banks are setting up multi-million dollar investment funds, hiring scouts in Silicon Valley and hosting "speed dating" sessions.

  • *China and the United States pose challenges. PARIS, Feb 9- Alexandre Ricard becomes head of Pernod Ricard on Wednesday, putting the founding family back in charge of the world's second-largest spirits maker when growth in its two key markets has slowed. To live up to those hopes, Ricard must pep up the performance in the United States and China and has only limited...

  • Pernod scion inherits China, U.S. growth challenges Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 10:12 AM ET

    *China and the United States pose challenges. PARIS, Feb 9- Alexandre Ricard becomes head of Pernod Ricard on Wednesday, putting the founding family back in charge of the world's second-largest spirits maker when growth in its two key markets has slowed. To live up to those hopes, Ricard must pep up the performance in the United States and China and has only limited...

  • PARIS, Feb 2- In the final year of his turnaround plan, Alcatel-Lucent's boss is pushing the telecom network gear maker to diversify its customer base by selling Internet equipment to large technology companies and multinational corporations. Since it was formed in a merger 2006, Alcatel-Lucent has never been free cash flow positive and has only posted a...

  • Orange County, Ca. Jan 27- Welcome to the utility industry's future- or at least that's what Southern California Edison is hoping. Here in a non-descript, 53,500- square-foot building, the $12 billion utility's research team is testing everything from charging electronic vehicles via cell phone to devices that smooth out the power created by rooftop solar...

  • Orange County, Ca. Jan 27- Welcome to the utility industry's future- or at least that's what Southern California Edison is hoping. Here in a non-descript, 53,500- square-foot building, the $12 billion utility's research team is testing everything from charging electronic vehicles via cell phone to devices that smooth out the power created by rooftop solar...

  • The company is working with banks including Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan and Credit Suisse on the offering, which could come later this year, those people said this week. Representatives for Apigee, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse declined to comment. Some of the customers it lists on its website include Walgreens, eBay Inc, Shell, Live Nation...

  • Dec 30- Inovalon Holdings Inc, an analytics and data-based technology service provider to the healthcare sector, filed with U.S. regulators on Tuesday to raise up to $500 million in an initial public offering of Class A common stock. Goldman, Sachs& Co, Morgan Stanley& Co LLC and Citigroup Global Markets Inc are the lead underwriters of the IPO, the company told the...

  • Accenture raises revenue outlook after strong 1Q Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 12:02 PM ET

    Accenture raised its revenue forecast for fiscal 2015 after contract wins helped it post better-than-expected first-quarter earnings and revenue.

  • *Delivery delays in UK after "Black Friday" surge. BERLIN/ PARIS, Dec 18- The Christmas rush is exposing the limitations of internet-only retailers as surging orders cause delivery delays, allowing Europe's shops to fight back with "click and collect" services and more in-store theatre. Britain's biggest department store group John Lewis, which was early to...

  • Dec 18- Consulting and outsourcing company Accenture Plc raised its revenue forecast for fiscal 2015 after contract wins helped the company post better-than-expected first-quarter earnings and revenue. Accenture's shares rose 3.5 percent to $88.25 in premarket trading on Thursday. Accenture, which gets about 56 percent of its revenue from outside North...