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  • *Lowe's, Target shares rise after results. "The market doesn't really know how to react to this, whether it's a hawkish or dovish statement, but the reality is I think it's a truthful statement that we are in a very interesting spot with both headwinds and tailwinds facing this economy," said Burt White, managing director and chief investment officer at LPL Financial...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St edges lower following Fed minutes Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 3:07 PM ET

    *Lowe's, Target shares rise after results. The Fed minutes did nothing to change the conversation, "said Adam Sarhan, chief executive of Sarhan Capital in New York. Tech names were among the biggest drags on the market, with shares of Microsoft down 1.3 percent, weighing on both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq, and shares of Qualcomm down 2.1 percent.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    Apple Inc. fell. 7 percent to $114.67 with 41,089,700 shares traded. BlackBerry Ltd. fell 5.3 percent to $10.19 with 30,281,400 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. was unchanged at $26.59 with 19,356,600 shares traded.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St slips from record; focus shifts to Fed Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:26 PM ET

    *Lowe's, Target shares rise after results. Helping to limit losses, Target Corp rose 6.8 percent and Lowe's rose 6.3 percent, both after results. "I can understand the market being a bit jittery here after making a new high and pausing ahead of the Fed minutes," said Paul Zemsky, chief investment officer of Multi-Asset Strategies and Solutions at Voya Investment...

  • How to play this global economic turmoil: Insana Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 10:41 AM ET

    Recessions...plunging oil prices...how should investors play all of this global economic turmoil?

  • Early Movers: LOW, SPLS, PETM, DRI, DG & more Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 8:12 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • BUDAPEST, Nov 19- U.S.-Hungarian company Prezi.com, which makes online tools for creating presentations, has raised $57 million in financing from U.S. venture capital firm Spectrum capital and existing investor Accel Partners. Prezi CEO Peter Arvai told Reuters in an interview that the company, which he started five years ago in Hungary and now has 50 million...

  • WUZHEN, China, Nov 19- Chinese officials called on Wednesday for controls on the Internet to preserve stability, saying its model for cyberspace regulation can be the framework for spawning commercial successes like Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. "This place is crowded with tourists, who are perfectly orderly, and cyberspace should also be free and open, with rules...

  • Gift Guide: Dragons, aliens, heroes for the gamer Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    That's good news for holiday shoppers because it has driven Microsoft and Nintendo to offer more budget-friendly holiday deals on their consoles. Microsoft Corp.' s $350 Xbox One packages have jettisoned the Kinect motion-sensing device, which some gamers didn't find appealing because it gave them more exercise than they would have liked.

  • Asian indices mixed on Japan woes; FOMC minutes eyed Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 2:10 AM ET
    Pedestrians pass before a share prices board in Tokyo on November 17, 2014. Japan's share prices fell 453.18 points to close at 17,037.65 points at the morning session of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, after official data showed Japan's economy surprisingly slumped into a recession.

    Trading was mixed in Asia on Wednesday, as sentiment turned cautious amid concerns over the health of Japan - the world's third largest economy - and ahead of the release of the U.S. Federal Reserves' meeting minutes.

  • Microsoft cloud service partially down, MSN unavailable Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:28 PM ET

    SEATTLE, Nov 18- Microsoft Corp's Azure cloud-computing service, which hosts websites and lets customers store and manage data remotely, suffered serious outages on Tuesday taking its popular MSN web portal offline. According to Microsoft's Azure status page, the problems started around 5 pm Pacific time and have still not been fully solved.

  • Study will test survivors' blood to treat Ebola Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 10:02 PM ET

    The Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation is giving $5.7 million to scale up production of the treatments for the project in Guinea and other Ebola-affected countries in Africa. Besides helping Ebola patients now, plasma "could be a tool for a future epidemic as well" from different viruses, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said in an interview with The Associated...

  • The measure is unlikely to become law anytime soon, as Republicans will hold a majority of seats in the Senate after Jan. 1. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, the future Senate Majority Leader, came out strongly against the bill in a Senate speech on Tuesday morning, concerns matched by several hawkish Republicans including former government officials.

  • Nov 18- Microsoft Corp issued an emergency software update to fix a security glitch that affects domain privileges in all supported versions of Windows. The vulnerability could allow an attacker to upgrade unprivileged domain user account privileges to those of a domain administrator account. Microsoft said it was aware of limited, targeted attacks that...

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    Apple Inc. rose 1.3 percent to $115.47 with 41,708,500 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose. 5 percent to $26.59 with 26,839,200 shares traded. Dendreon Corp. fell 13.6 percent to$. 13 with 20,747,200 shares traded.

  • The new innovation hub: Siberia? Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 12:43 PM ET
    Tomsk, Russia

    Can a Russian innovation hub kick start its fledgling tech industry? The Global Post reports.

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    5. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB. 7. Buddyman: Kick 2, Crazylion Studios Limited. 2. Facebook Messenger, Facebook, Inc..

  • Nokia revives brand with launch of iPad lookalike Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:26 AM ET
    Nokia N1

    Nokia has unveiled a new tablet - its first device since it sold its handset unit to Microsoft - but the Finnish company is not manufacturing it.

  • Apple takes a $1 trillion time warp Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:25 AM ET
    Customer try out an Apple iPhone 6 at an Apple store in Beijing, China, Nov. 11, 2014.

    Investors ponder if Apple, the most valuable company in the S&P 500, could reach that illustrious trillion dollar mark. USA Today reports.

  • HELSINKI, Nov 18- Finland's Nokia launched a new brand-licensed tablet computer on Tuesday which is designed to rival Apple's iPad Mini, just six months after the company sold its ailing phones and devices business to Microsoft for over $7 billion. "With the agreement with Microsoft, as is customary, we have this transition and we can't do smartphones...