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  • The company also announced a plan to buy back up to an additional $1 billion in shares through the end of 2015 after completing a $1 billion program announced last October.

  • July 23- A rise in margins has raised hopes that Apple Inc may be able to hold the line on pricing ahead of the launch of new iPhones later this year. Apple's shares rose 3.3 percent to a 22- month high of $97.88 on the Nasdaq on Wednesday.

  • Apple margin concerns fade, focus shifts to iPhone launch Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 9:23 AM ET

    July 23- A rise in margins has raised hopes that Apple Inc may be able to hold the line on pricing ahead of the launch of new iPhones later this year.

  • Microsoft CEO sees 'bold' plan as 4Q tops Street Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:46 PM ET

    REDMOND, Wash.— Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella painted an upbeat vision of the future Tuesday, saying that the next version of Windows will be unified across screens of all sizes and that two money-losing units— Nokia phones and Bing search— would become profitable in 2016..

  • July 21- CBS Outdoor Americas Inc said Monday it would buy the billboard business from Van Wagner Communications LLC, a privately held company with outdoor advertising in New York's Times Square and on buses on the Las Vegas strip, for $690 million in cash.

  • *Shire rejects AbbVie offer valued at 46.26 pounds a share. LONDON, June 20- British drugmaker Shire has rejected a 27 billion-pound takeover offer from AbbVie, the latest attempt by a U.S. healthcare firm to tap into lower tax rates abroad via an acquisition.

  • LONDON, June 20- British drugmaker Shire has rejected a 27 billion-pound takeover offer from AbbVie, the latest attempt by a U.S. healthcare firm to tap into the London- listed group's low tax rate. Abbvie's takeover offer proposed creating a new U.S.-listed holding company with a UK tax domicile in a so-called "inversion" move.

  • Squawking Rick Perry in the hotseat on gay remarks Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 1:49 PM ET
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the final day of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 31, 2014 in New Orleans.

    In our Talking Squawk blog, Joe appears on "The Daily Show" in a clip of his Rick Perry interview; Becky loses her breath on TV; and Andrew talks cocktails.

  • June 18- Red Hat Inc, the world's largest commercial distributor of the Linux operating system, raised its full-year revenue forecast, helped by strong growth in subscription revenue. Shares of Red Hat rose 4.5 percent in extended trading. Red Hat cut its full-year adjusted profit forecast to $1.52- $1.54 per share from $1.54- $1.56.

  • June 18- Red Hat Inc, the world's largest commercial distributor of the Linux operating system, raised its full-year adjusted profit and revenue forecast, helped by strong growth in subscription revenue. Shares of Red Hat rose 4.5 percent in extended trading. Red Hat raised its full-year adjusted earnings forecast to $1.59- $1.61 per share from $1.54- $1.56.

  • June 18- Red Hat Inc, the world's largest commercial distributor of the Linux operating system, reported better-than-expected adjusted profit and revenue for the first quarter, helped by growth in subscriptions.

  • June 16- Star Bulk Carriers Corp said it would buy Oceanbulk Shipping LLC and Oceanbulk Carriers LLC in an all-stock deal to create the largest U.S.-listed dry bulk shipper.

  • *Deal for $40.86 per share in cash and stock. June 16- Telecommunications services company Level 3 Communications Inc said it would buy internet services provider tw telecom Inc for $40.86 per share in cash and stock to expand its commercial fiber network in the United States.

  • June 16- Telecommunications services company Level 3 Communications Inc said it would buy internet services provider tw telecom Inc for $40.86 per share in a cash and stock deal to expand its commercial fiber network in the United States.

  • *To pay minority shareholders $14 in cash for each PetroLogistics unit. May 28- A Koch Industries Inc unit will take PetroLogistics LP private in a deal worth $2.1 billion, including debt, gaining control of a plant that can convert cheap U.S. shale gas into propylene, a key petrochemical used to make plastics.

  • May 28- Propylene producer PetroLogistics LP said it would be taken private by a unit of Koch Industries Inc in a deal worth $2.1 billion, including debt. The unit, Flint Hills Resources LLC, will pay $14 in cash for each PetroLogistics unit to minority shareholders who own 27 percent of the company.

  • Five brokerages start auto-lender Ally with top rating Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 3:13 PM ET

    May 20- Eleven of the 19 brokerages, which underwrote Ally Financial Inc's $2.38 billion initial public offering, began coverage of the auto lender's stock on Tuesday, with five of them giving their top rating. The average price target for the stock is $27.80, with lead underwriters JP Morgan Securities and Morgan Stanley setting the highest price target of $30.

  • LONDON, May 20- Bankers advising pharmaceuticals companies Pfizer and Britain's AstraZeneca are likely to miss out on $260- 340 million in fees after the U.S. company's final takeover bid was rejected on Monday.

  • *Russia courts cautious Asia, banks with franchises. LONDON, May 19- Most Western banks are shunning Russia's syndicated loan market as a result of the Ukraine crisis and could stay away for a year or more, despite the potential loss of more than $45 billion in business.

  • *1st- qtr adj profit/shr $1.04 vs est $1.16. May 8- Cable TV broadcaster AMC Networks Inc said it expects slower advertising growth this quarter as its latest series, "Turn", draws fewer viewers than its older hits, sending its shares down nearly 18 percent.