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Boston, Sept 11- EMC Corp plans to keep its majority stake in software maker VMware Inc despite pressure from activist hedge fund Elliott Management, a person familiar with EMC's thinking told Reuters on Thursday.
Sept 11- Data storage products maker EMC Corp has decided to explore selling its stake in its software unit, VMware Inc, giving into pressure from Paul Singer- run activist hedge fund Elliott Management Corp, the New York Post reported, citing sources familiar with the matter.
Ciena Corp and Finisar Corp last week joined their peers in forecasting a weak current quarter, citing delays on closing sales to customers in North America. AT&T is set to buy DirecTV for $48.5 billion and Deutsche Telekom AG is seeking buyers for T-Mobile US Inc after the collapse of a sale to Sprint- which itself was bought last year by Japan's Softbank Corp..
BOSTON, Aug 20- The FBI has warned that healthcare industry companies are being targeted by hackers, publicizing the issue following an attack on U.S. hospital group Community Health Systems Inc that resulted in the theft of millions of patient records.
Aug 20- Hackers who stole the personal data of about 4.5 million patients of hospital group Community Health Systems Inc broke into the company's computer system by exploiting the "Heartbleed" internet bug, making it the first known large-scale cyber attack using the flaw, according to a security expert.
Aug 14- Network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc said on Thursday its plan to slash 6,000 jobs will result in restructuring charges of $700 million in cash in the year ending July 2015. Shares in Cisco, still the world's largest networking equipment maker, were down 2.7 percent at $24.52 on the Nasdaq.
Aug 14- Network equipment maker Cisco Systems Inc said it would take restructuring charges of $700 million in cash in the year ending July 2015 related to its plan to cut 6,000 jobs. Cisco shares were down 1.5 percent at $24.82 in premarket trading on the Nasdaq.
BOSTON, July 29- Hedge fund Elliott Management told investors that it added to its stake in Juniper Networks last quarter and sees opportunities in real estate securities in Europe, but it said little about two positions making headlines-- Argentina and EMC Corp..
*Sees Q3 earnings $0.35- $0.40/ shr vs est $0.44. *Sees Q3 revenue $1.15 bln- $1.2 bln vs est $1.26 bln. Juniper, whose clients include Verizon Communications Inc and AT&T Inc, forecast adjusted profit of 35- 40 cents per share on revenue of $1.15 billion- $1.2 billion.
July 22- Network gear maker Juniper Networks Inc reported a 7 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by higher spending by telecom carriers to ramp up networks. Net income rose to $190.3 million, or 40 cents per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from $142.6 million, or 29 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $1.23 billion from $1.15 billion.
July 21- Activist investor Elliott Management Corp has taken a $1 billion stake in EMC Corp and plans to push it to spin off virtualization software unit VMware Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
NEW YORK, June 26- Wickr, a startup founded by privacy advocates, said it has raised $30 million from investors including CME Group Inc to help develop self-destructing messaging technology for use by financial services firms and gaming companies.
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*Hillshire jumps, Tyson's bid outshines Pilgrim's Pride's. "The headline figure was weaker than expected, but it was mainly due to slower inventory growth, which bodes well for future growth, future orders, new orders," said Jeffrey Saut, chief investment strategist at Raymond James Financial in St. Petersburg, Florida.
*Hillshire jumps, Tyson's bid outshines Pilgrim's Pride's. "Personal consumption was actually revised up, it was a big number and it held," said Phil Orlando, chief equity market strategist at Federated Investors in New York, referring to details in the gross domestic product data released earlier in the day.
*Hillshire shares jump as Tyson bids more than Pilgrim's Pride. NEW YORK, May 29- U.S. stocks rose at the open on Thursday on expectations of strong growth in the second quarter, even as data showed the world's largest economy contracted in the first quarter.
NEW YORK, May 29- U.S. stock index futures ticked up in low volume on Thursday ahead of data on the labor market and economic growth, with the S&P 500 poised to challenge its record high after falling a couple of points the previous session.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
*Expects 4th- qtr adj profit/shr $0.10- $0.11 vs est $0.10. May 28- Cyber security software maker Palo Alto Networks Inc reported a better-than-expected 49 percent jump in quarterly revenue as it added more customers, and said it settled patent litigation with network gear maker Juniper Networks Inc..
Apple's move to buy Beats Electronics is among the headlines after the bell Wednesday.