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  • TOKYO, Oct 31- Sony Corp posted a smaller than expected operating second-quarter operating loss on Friday, hailed by its finance chief as proof that the Japanese group's restructuring program is paying off. Sales of the image sensors, used in Apple's iPhones and increasingly in Chinese-made handsets, made the devices unit the biggest earner within Sony's...

  • TOKYO, Oct 31- Japan's Sony Corp reported a second-quarter operating loss on Friday that was narrower than analysts had estimated, as blockbuster sales of its PlayStation 4 games console reduced the impact of a sluggish smartphone division. The result- unexpected after Sony took an impairment charge of 176 billion yen on its mobile division- indicates...

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    American Realty Capital Properties Inc. fell 5.8 percent to $9.42 with 77,395,700 shares traded. Apple Inc. fell. 3 percent to $106.98 with 39,880,800 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 1 percent to $24.08 with 31,912,400 shares traded.

  • Ebola fears infect Louisiana medical conference Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 11:49 AM ET

    Louisiana state health officials told thousands of doctors planning to attend a tropical diseases meeting this weekend in New Orleans to stay away if they have been to certain African countries or have had contact with an Ebola patient in the last 21 days. State officials said a similar letter will go to organizers of the American Public Health Association,...

  • Microsoft unveils fitness gadget, health tracking Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your email and even pays for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market for wearable devices. The Microsoft Band will work with the company's new Microsoft Health system for consolidating health and fitness data from various gadgets and...

  • Early movers: TWC, V, DWA, MO, AVP, TWTR & more Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 8:09 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Microsoft launches wearable fitness device for $199 Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 1:25 AM ET

    Oct 30- Microsoft Corp launched a device called " Microsoft Band" that will allow users to monitor their fitness and exercise regime, marking the world's largest software company's debut into the wearable technology market. Microsoft said the device will be available in the United States in limited quantities from Thursday for $199. Microsoft also launched a...

  • Cramer: Fed bubble has burst, but don’t worry! Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:11 PM ET

    Don't worry, be happy. Jim Cramer says these stocks are not affected by the Federal Reserve's announcement to end its bond buying program.

  • Oct 29- Akamai Technologies Inc, whose service helps speed up delivery of Web content, reported higher-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, helped by strong demand for its media and security products. Akamai and rivals Level 3 Communications Inc and Limelight Networks Inc are benefiting from a surge in consumption and transfer of online media and...

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    American Realty Capital Properties Inc. fell 19.2 percent to $10.00 with 210,299,000 shares traded. Apple Inc. rose. 6 percent to $107.34 with 49,534,400 shares traded. DryShips Inc. fell 8.7 percent to $1.47 with 27,831,800 shares traded.

  • HP unveils 3-D printer, new 'immersive' computer Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    Image from video showing Sprout by HP

    Hewlett-Packard has finally revealed a 3-D printer, along with a new "immersive" computer called Sprout.

  • HP tries something new with 3D scanning computer Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct 29- Hewlett-Packard Co has taken a modest step toward re-imagining the venerable personal computer, merging a 3 D scanner and projector with an all-in-one PC to create a $1,899 ensemble it hopes can rekindle industry interest. The new desktop computer, called Sprout, goes on sale online Wednesday. Sprout sits atop Microsoft's Windows 8 and...

  • Stocks slip after Fed statement; Dollar gains Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:58 AM ET

    NEW YORK— An optimistic statement from the Federal Reserve sent the dollar up and gold prices down Wednesday as traders prepared for rising interest rates. At the end of a two-day meeting, the Fed said that it had ended its $4 trillion bond-buying program, known as quantitative easing, or QE for short, as a result of "underlying strength in the broader economy."

  • Bill Gates, aka Secret Santa?

    Bill Gates is now worth $81.2 billion, according to Forbes. But how well do you really know the world's richest man?

  • After final negotiations over a sushi breakfast earlier this month, Snapdeal on Tuesday unveiled a $627 million investment from Japan's SoftBank, one of the high-profile early backers-- and now major shareholder-- in China's Alibaba. For Bahl, who has often said he aims to lead " India's Alibaba," it is a stamp of approval for Snapdeal's strategy and its decision to...

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    Apple Inc. rose 1.6 percent to $106.74 with 43,873,100 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose 1.3 percent to $24.07 with 17,317,800 shares traded. DryShips Inc. rose 4.5 percent to $1.61 with 18,153,600 shares traded.

  • MSG stock surges on decision to explore spinoff Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    Big investors cheer MSG's decision to explore a possible spinoff that would separate entertainment from its media and sports businesses.

  • Wal-Mart takes big plunge into used game business Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    Wal-Mart, which took the plunge into the used video game business in March, is leveling up.

  • Apple hops on board Obama program to wire up schools Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 8:19 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 27- Apple Inc plans to dole out $100 million in grants to U.S. schools as part of the Obama administration's "ConnectED" program, targeting those that lack access to education technology and reliable broadband Internet. Apple will divide the funds between 114 schools in 29 states, CEO Tim Cook said on Monday after being inducted into the Alabama...

  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks declined Monday as crude dropped below $80 a barrel and Merck & Co. narrowed its 2014 outlook.