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  • April 20- International Business Machines Corp reported a 12 percent fall in first-quarter revenue as the technology company continues to shed unprofitable businesses to focus on cloud-computing initiatives. IBM's revenue has been shrinking for three years now as the company sheds low-profit businesses such as cash registers, low-end servers and...

  • *Hasbro reports surprise revenue rise, shares jump. *Royal Caribbean falls as strong dollar hurts onboard spending. Other corporations expected to report earnings this week include major technology names Facebook, Google, Qualcomm, Microsoft, and Amazon.com.

  • *Hasbro reports surprise revenue rise, shares jump. Royal Caribbean falls as strong dollar hurts onboard spending. *IBM to report after the bell.

  • April 20- Groupon Inc said it would sell a 46 percent stake in Ticket Monster, its South Korean e-commerce business, for $360 million amid efforts to turn itself around. Shares of Groupon, which raised its current-quarter adjusted profit forecast and approved a new $300 million share repurchase program, rose 4.7 percent in early trading. Groupon will receive...

  • Japan's biggest ecommerce group ventures into China Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 12:06 AM ET
    Pedestrians walk past the Rakuten Cafe, operated by Rakuten Inc., in Tokyo, Japan.

    Rakuten said on Monday it bought a stake of less than 10 percent in Chinese online discount provider Fanli, as it continues a push overseas.

  • Equities lost ground after industrials Honeywell International and General Electric took hits from the strong dollar, while concerns over new trading regulations in China and Greece's place in the euro zone dented sentiment. "Our markets will get kind of quiet again as we wait for some of those earnings and what is going to happen on the 24th with Greece," said...

  • A line of bike hooks that can unexpectedly detach from their mounting are among this week's recalled consumer products. Other recalls include mattresses that failed flammability standards and truck and motorcycle toys with excessive amounts of lead. They were sold at Home Depot stores nationwide from April 2011 to March 2015.

  • Earnings next test for stocks after market wipeout Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 4:29 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks could chop around and rack up more losses in the week ahead, with the next wave of corporate earnings reports.

  • Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed sharply lower, following negative news that sent overseas stocks lower, as investors looked ahead to a heavy week of earnings.

  • Why those fuel surcharges will never go away Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 1:57 PM ET
    A UPS truck in San Francisco

    If fuel prices have fallen so much, why are shippers like UPS still charging customers a fuel surcharge?

  • What Wall Street's looking for in FB, GOOG, AMZN Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 12:22 PM ET
    Facebook on a mobile tablet.

    Tech earnings kick off in a big way next week.

  • Google's EU showdown offers openings to competitors Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    That appears to be the European Union's strategy to pursue Google in a competition dispute by choosing to push a narrow set of charges around its shopping service, while opening another investigation of Google's Android mobile phone software. In accusing Google of anti-competitive practices against rival shopping sites, the EU competition authority said...

  • First Google, then Facebook, then...who? Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 11:43 AM ET
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, left, and Google CEO Larry Page

    Who comes after Google and Facebook? That's what marketers are trying to determine as ad dollars move to the web and mobile.

  • Verizon slices up the bundle, lets customers choose Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 7:59 AM ET

    Verizon said Friday that it would let customers pick groups of channels that interest them, a plan that is separate from the traditional bundle that has been offered to customers for years. More and more people, fed up with large cable bundles with dozens of channels they don't watch and hate to pay for, are signing up for cheaper streaming services like Netflix.

  • NEW YORK— Apple Inc.' s cooperation with efforts to improve its compliance with antitrust laws after a federal judge concluded it colluded with electronic book publishers to raise prices five years ago took on an "adversarial tone" recently, a court-appointed monitor says. The monitor, Michael Bromwich, said in a report made public Thursday that the technology...

  • China's DJI drones flying high among U.S. companies Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 5:18 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 16- Chinese drone maker SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd has established a strong early lead in the U.S. commercial market as companies turn to its inexpensive, light-weight flying devices for a host of uses from shooting films to mapping and site inspections. Shenzhen- based DJI, whose best-selling Phantom 2 Vision+ drone retails for around $1,200 in...

  • NEW YORK, April 16- Apple Inc's cooperation with a court-appointed monitor has "sharply declined" as he reviews the iPad maker's antitrust compliance policies, the monitor wrote in a report to a judge. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan. Justice Department inspector general, was appointed by Cote in October 2013 after she found the company liable in the...

  • Netflix model can go international and work: Analyst Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 12:45 PM ET
    Netflix

    Netflix has gotten permission to expand internationally from the markets as its stock climbs, an analyst at RBC Capital Markets said.

  • April 16- Shares of Etsy Inc, an online marketplace for handmade goods and crafts, more than doubled in their debut on Thursday, valuing the company at about $4 billion. Brean Capital started with a "buy" rating, citing Etsy's "differentiated products" and popularity on social networks such as Facebook. Etsy, whose larger rivals include Amazon.com Inc, eBay Inc and...

  • April 16- Shares of Etsy Inc, an online marketplace for handmade goods and craft supplies, more than doubled in their debut on Thursday, valuing the company at about $3.88 billion. New York- based Etsy sold 13.3 million shares in the offering, while stockholders including venture capital firms Accel Partners, Index Ventures, Union Square Ventures and Acton...