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*Ceasefire deal reached between Ukraine, Russia. *TripAdvisor soars on results; Expedia to buy Orbitz. NEW YORK, Feb 12- U.S. stocks ended sharply higher on Thursday, with a rally in technology stocks leading the Nasdaq to a 15- year high, while a ceasefire agreement between Russia and Ukraine also eased tensions.
Stocks closed sharply higher as investors cheered a deal between Russia and Ukraine, amid firming oil prices and strong earnings reports.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs provides insight to the $1.3 billion deal between Expedia and Orbitz.
*Ceasefire deal reached between Ukraine, Russia. *TripAdvisor soars on results; Expedia to buy Orbitz. Sentiment was also boosted by a ceasefire agreement between Russia and Ukraine, which soothed concerns that tensions in the region would prove a further drag on Europe's economy.
Ortbitz has found a buyer. Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, discusses his company's deal to buy the Orbitz brand, and competition with Google.
Expedia said it would buy rival Orbitz Worldwide for about $1.33 billion, as it looks to increase its customers base in a highly competitive industry.
*Ceasefire deal reached between Ukraine, Russia. NEW YORK, Feb 12- U.S. stocks were poised to open higher on Thursday, following a ceasefire agreement between Russia and Ukraine and surprising stimulus measures by Sweden's central bank, although soft economic data may keep gains in check. Leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine agreed a deal to end fighting...
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Feb 5- Expedia Inc on Thursday posted a fourth-quarter profit below analysts' expectations and over 30 percent lower than the same quarter a year ago, due in part to currency headwinds and heavy competition in China. Expedia, which recently slipped behind The Priceline Group Inc to become the world's second largest travel services company by bookings, earned...
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Jan 23- Expedia Inc has acquired online travel agency Travelocity from technology company Saber Corp for $280 million in cash, the companies said in a statement on Friday, as consolidation in the online booking industry continues. The deal follows a 2013 marketing agreement in which Expedia Inc's technology powered platforms for Travelocity's U.S. and...
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