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  • May 21- Shares of China's Baozun Inc, in which Alibaba holds a nearly 20 percent stake, traded erratically in their debut on Thursday, sending the e-commerce services company's valuation seesawing. It counts Haagen Dazs, Nike, Guess and Microsoft among its more than 100 clients that are competing fiercely in China's thriving online market, dominated by Alibaba...

  • May 21- Shares of China's Baozun Inc, nearly one-fifth-owned by Alibaba, rose as much as 13 percent in their debut on Thursday, valuing the e-commerce services company at up to $548.3 million. Baozun counts Haagen Dazs, Nike, Guess and Microsoft among its more than 100 clients that are competing fiercely in China's thriving online market, dominated by Alibaba...

  • May 20- Salesforce.com Inc, the subject of takeover speculation for the past few weeks, raised its revenue forecast for the full year, after the cloud software company reported a profit for the first time in seven quarters. "I think what investors will be very enthusiastic about tomorrow is how much margin upside there was," FBR Capital Markets analyst Samad Samana...

  • UPDATE 1-Salesforce raises full-year revenue forecast Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 4:50 PM ET

    May 20- Salesforce.com Inc, the subject of takeover speculation for the past few weeks, raised its revenue forecast for the full year, after the cloud software company reported a profit for the first time in seven quarters. Bloomberg reported last month that Salesforce had been approached by a potential buyer. SAP, along with Microsoft Corp, Oracle Corp and IBM,...

  • Salesforce revenue jumps 23 pct Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 4:14 PM ET

    May 20- Cloud software company Salesforce.com Inc, the subject of takeover speculation for the past few weeks, reported a 23 percent jump in quarterly revenue, helped by an increase in demand for its web-based sales and marketing software. The company reported net income of $4.1 million, or 1 cent per share, in the first quarter ended April 30, compared with a loss of...

  • Beware of bond bubble forming in ETFs Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 2:08 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Should you invest in fixed income when corporations are all too eagerly selling new bonds in staggeringly large amounts? Likely not.

  • BRUSSELS, May 20- Firms such as Google and Microsoft will face stiffer fines if they violate Europe's "right to be forgotten" online rules, according to a draft text agreed by European Union ambassadors on Wednesday, diplomatic sources said. EU member states are negotiating an overhaul of the bloc's outdated privacy laws in a bid to make them more harmonised and...

  • Bulls back Salesforce as company reports earnings Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 12:24 PM ET
    Salesforce

    There has been a lot of speculation about Salesforce as an acquisition target but bulls say to stick with the stock.

  • Traders take big bets on Salesforce.com's cloud Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 11:32 AM ET

    Salesforce.com reports earnings after the bell on Wednesday, and some are betting the stock will rise, well, to the clouds.

  • Why Tweets on Google search results benefit brands Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 10:48 AM ET

    Google is allowing tweets to appear in its mobile search results, benefiting companies and users alike.

  • Smartphones are facing extinction. Seriously! Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 10:28 AM ET
    Is the smartphone becoming extinct?

    The smartphone market is about to become extinct, and Apple could become the next BlackBerry. Seriously.

  • MANNHEIM, Germany, May 20- German software company SAP's chief executive once again ruled out any move to acquire Salesforce.com, then went further by saying that its richly valued rival is unlikely to be acquired by any other player in the industry. Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and SAP have all been touted as potentional buyers of Salesforce, which last month said it had...

  • SEATTLE, May 20- Microsoft's plan to make its new version of Windows a mobile hit by letting it accept tweaked Apple and Android apps has met an obstacle: some of the software developers the company needs to woo just aren't interested. Windows phones accounted for just 3 percent of global smartphone sales last year, compared with about 81 percent for devices with...

  • RPT-Milking it: Israel leads the way in dairy tech Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | 8:39 AM ET

    *Israel applies hi-tech methods to increase dairy yields. *China, India, other Asian countries, look to Israeli expertise. TEL AVIV, May 19- Decades ago Israeli dairy farmers confronted a quandary- how could they provide milk to a fast-growing population in a country that is two-thirds desert, with little grazing land?

  • Hedge funds are beating the S&P 500; here's how Monday, 18 May 2015 | 4:02 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stock-picking hedge funds are finally beating low-cost equity index funds this year—here's how the best did it.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed higher, with the Dow and S&P setting records, as investors shook off concerns about Greek debt and a renewed rise in bond yields.

  • CEOs love buying stock with your money, not own Monday, 18 May 2015 | 11:35 AM ET
    Senior exec stocks

    As CEOs buy a record amount of stock with shareholder money, they're keeping their wallets in their pockets when it comes to buying shares on their own.

  • For the highest-paid CEOs, the party goes on Monday, 18 May 2015 | 10:28 AM ET
    John Malone, Liberty Media Corp.

    The New York Times reports in its Equilar ranking that executive pay is at its highest since it started keeping track in 2006, NYT reports.

  • HANGZHOU, China, May 18- When it comes to fighting fakes, Alibaba's head of internet security says cooperation beats the courtroom any day. Ni Liang, who runs the Hangzhou, China- based company's anti-counterfeiting operations, was speaking to Reuters days after Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and other luxury brands owned by Paris- based Kering SA sued Alibaba in New...

  • The top 10 cities for college grads Saturday, 16 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
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    To determine the best cities for recent college graduates, Rent.com considered everything from employment rates to good restaurants. Here's its list.