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  • Jan 27- Apple Inc quarterly results smashed Wall Street expectations with record sales of big-screen iPhones in the holiday shopping season and a 70 percent rise in China sales, powering the company to the largest profit in corporate history. Apple's cash pile is now $178 billion, enough to buy IBM or the equivalent to $556 for every American.

  • *Apple bucks the trend by beating estimates, shares jump. SYDNEY, Jan 28- Asian stock markets followed Wall Street into the red early on Wednesday, while the euro managed a rare rally on speculation the Federal Reserve could take a dovish turn in its post-meeting statement later in the session. Apple Inc provided some relief after the bell as record sales of its...

  • Jan 27- Electronic Arts Inc, publisher of the "FIFA" and "Madden NFL" video games, posted better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, helped by growth in digital revenue and strong sales of its sports titles. Consumers lapped up heavily discounted older generation version of consoles such as Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3 in the holiday...

  • *Apple, P&G, Stryker also see headwinds. NEW YORK, Jan 27- A slew of U.S. multinational companies, from DuPont to Procter& Gamble, showed that a strong U.S. dollar hurt their earnings, and several blue-chip exporters said the situation will get worse if the greenback holds its strength. The pain is hitting multiple sectors, including industrial companies such as 3 M Co,...

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Tuesday Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 5:36 PM ET

    U.S. stocks closed lower on Tuesday after disappointing outlooks from Caterpillar and Microsoft raised worries about future profit growth at companies. An unexpected drop in U.S. orders of long-lasting goods also weighed on the markets. The Dow dropped 291.49 points, or 1.7 percent, to 17,387.21.

  • *U.S. stocks fall on disappointing earnings; MSCI global index slips. NEW YORK, Jan 27- World stock indexes fell on Tuesday following disappointing company earnings, while the dollar retreated after an unexpected decline in U.S. durable goods orders. All three major U.S. stock indexes ended more than 1 percent lower, with shares of Microsoft, down 9.3 percent, and...

  • *Caterpillar, Microsoft shares slide after results. The group lost 3.3 percent in its biggest one-day drop since November 2011, in the wake of results from industry bellwether Microsoft. Industrial shares fell, led by Caterpillar.

  • Record iPhone sales drive blowout quarter for Apple Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 4:34 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Apple had another blowout quarter thanks to its new plus-sized iPhones, which helped the company smash sales records for the holiday season. Apple said Tuesday that it sold 74.5 million iPhones during the three months that ended Dec. 31, beating analysts' expectations for the latest models of Apple's most popular gadget, introduced in September.

  • Caterpillar and Microsoft are big market movers Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 4:32 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Caterpillar Inc., down $6.18 to $79.85. Freeport-McMoRan Inc., down $1.18 to $18.38.

  • *Caterpillar, Microsoft shares slide after results. The group lost 3.3 percent in its biggest one-day drop since November 2011, in the wake of results from industry bellwether Microsoft. Industrial shares fell, led by Caterpillar.

  • U.S. stocks are closing lower after disappointing outlooks from Caterpillar and Microsoft raised worries about future profit growth at companies. Microsoft shares slid 9 percent, the biggest fall among S&P 500 stocks. Caterpillar's stock fell 7 percent after the heavy equipment maker was hurt in the fourth quarter by restructuring costs, and issued a weak...

  • Stocks end lower; Caterpillar, Microsoft disappoint Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 4:09 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks dropped sharply on Tuesday, as earnings disappointed as did durable-goods data.

  • Why the Fed won't hike rates this year: Insana Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 3:49 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve wants to see inflation tick up, but Ron Insana sees the U.S. and other countries missing inflation targets this year. Here's why.

  • Jan 27- Procter& Gamble Co, the world's largest household products maker, said it no longer expects sales and core earnings growth this year, joining a host of companies in blaming a strong dollar for disappointing results and outlooks. P&G, which derives roughly two-thirds of revenue outside the United States, also reported lower-than-expected quarterly...

  • Can Microsoft come back? The debate is on Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 2:54 PM ET
    The Microsoft logo appears on screen prior a meeting in Beijing, Dec. 3, 2014.

    Analyst differ on whether Microsoft can climb back out of the hole following its stock's latest plummet.

  • *Caterpillar, Microsoft shares slide after results. Industrial shares also underperformed, led by a decline in Caterpillar. Heavy machinery marker Caterpillar gave an outlook below expectations, warning that the recent plunge in oil prices would hurt its energy equipment business.

  • *Apple also at risk; Microsoft shares plummet on currency concern. NEW YORK, Jan 27- A slew of U.S. multinational companies from DuPont to Microsoft Corp showed that a strong U.S. dollar is hammering their earnings, with several blue chip exporters predicting the situation will get worse if the greenback holds its strength. The pain is hitting multiple sectors...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Microsoft shares plunged more than 10 percent Tuesday after the software giant reported quarterly revenue that beat expectations but warned that a weak PC market and a strong dollar will curb growth this year. Microsoft showed promising signs of growth in new businesses, such as cloud computing, but Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood forecast...

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:51 PM ET

    4. Five Nights at Freddy's 2, Scott Cawthon. 5. Five Nights at Freddy's, Scott Cawthon. 2. Facebook Messenger, Facebook, Inc..

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    Staar Surgical Co. fell 21.5 percent to $5.78. J&J Snack Foods Corp. fell 14.0 percent to $98.53. Epirus Biopharmaceuticals Inc. fell 11.3 percent to $5.72.