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  • Sanders, top opposition member on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, released a report decrying what he called "legalized tax fraud." Using the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and other tax havens, these companies have saved more than $280 billion in tax liabilities, Sanders concluded in the report. The senator from Vermont delivered his broadside a day ahead of a media...

  • Early movers: HLT, HOT, ACT, FOSL, CAT & more Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 7:50 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Buffett's Berkshire builds Deere stake, dumps Exxon Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 7:19 AM ET
    A John Deere 8600 tractor is displayed on opening day of the World Ag Expo on February 10, 2015 in Tulare, Calif.

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway disclosed a 5 percent stake in Deere & Co. and said it shed a $3.74 billion investment in Exxon Mobil.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 17- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Tuesday disclosed a 5 percent stake in agricultural equipment maker Deere& Co and said it shed a $3.74 billion investment in oil company Exxon Mobil Corp as oil prices plunged. The changes were among several that Berkshire made in its common stock investments in the fourth quarter, according to a U.S....

  • NEW YORK, Feb 17- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Tuesday disclosed a new stake in agricultural and construction equipment maker Deere& Co, one of a handful of changes in its stock holdings during the fourth quarter. Berkshire reported a 17.1 million-share stake, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing that detailed its...

  • Microsoft is now making nice with its rivals Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 2:35 PM ET
    Laptops computers running Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 8.1 operating system.

    Microsoft's radical transformation into an industry collaborator continues as the company announces deals with Salesforce.com, Citrix and Box.

  • Feb 17- British mobile-banking software maker Monitise Plc said it was in constructive discussions after putting itself up for sale last month, sending its shares up more that 11 percent. Monitise said in January that it had received "a number of expressions of interest" as part of an "all encompassing" strategic review, including "corporate transactions and...

  • Feb 17- Monitise Plc, a British mobile-banking software maker, said first-half group EBITDA loss widened, hurt by its switch last year to a subscription model from one based on licences. Monitise, which put itself up for sale last month, said interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation loss widened to 30.8 million pounds for the six months ended Dec. 31, from 10.2...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 16- The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world's computers, according to cyber researchers and former operatives. That long-sought and closely...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 16- The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world's computers, according to cyber researchers and former operatives. That long-sought and closely...

  • Did Japanese experts build an artificial brain? Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 6:55 PM ET

    By turning human embryonic stem cells into a cerebellum, Japanese researchers constructed a part of an "artificial brain," Discovery.com reported.

  • 7 companies getting hammered by rising dollar Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 1:32 PM ET
    A clerk counts U.S. dollar banknotes at a currency exchange office in Jakarta, Indonesia.

    The strengthening greenback is taking its toll on many companies. Here are seven hard-hit ones.

  • Online dating soars as paid Tinder nears launch Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    With Tinder taking off like a "rocketship," it is ready to launch its paid version, expected to come out next month.

  • Looking for love? Just avoid these dating scams Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 7:00 AM ET

    The use of mobile dating apps is exploding, but experts say security is lagging. Here's how consumers can protect themselves against fraudsters.

  • BEIJING, Feb 13- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd Executive Chairman Jack Ma urged employees to relax about U.S. lawsuits against the firm over possible failure to disclose information to investors, in a letter to staff posted on his official microblog on Friday. A series of lawsuits have been filed in the United States after an unusually public fracas with a Chinese...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 11- Nvidia Corp on Wednesday posted higher quarterly results that beat Wall Street expectations, sending its shares higher as the graphics chipmaker sought to sharpen its focus on high-end automobiles. Nvidia is trying to expand its graphics technology beyond the sluggish personal computer industry with its Tegra line of chips for mobile...

  • UPDATE 1-Icahn values Apple at more than $1 trillion Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 4:18 PM ET

    Feb 11- Activist investor and major Apple Inc shareholder Carl Icahn said the iPhone maker's stock should be trading at $216, far above its record high of $124.92 hit on Wednesday. At $216 per share, Apple- already the world's most valuable company- would be worth about $1.3 trillion, or about the size of South Korea's gross domestic product. Icahn said Apple should...

  • Feb 11- The millions of people using dating apps on company smartphones could be exposing themselves and their employers to hacking, spying and theft, according to a study by International Business Machines Corp.. IBM did not name the vulnerable apps but said it had alerted the app publishers to problems. IBM found employees used vulnerable dating apps in...

  • Your dating app may pose a danger to your employer Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 6:16 AM ET

    Dating apps on company smartphones could be exposing individuals and their employers to hacking, spying and theft, according to a study by IBM.

  • Dating apps pose U.S. corporate security risk, says IBM Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    Feb 11- The millions of people using dating apps on company smartphones could be exposing themselves and their employers to hacking, spying and theft, according to a study by International Business Machines Corp.. IBM did not name the vulnerable apps but said it had alerted the app publishers to problems. IBM found employees used vulnerable dating apps in...