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  • LONDON, Jan 28- Stocks and the dollar retrenched on Wednesday amid speculation the Federal Reserve will take a dovish turn in its post-meeting statement later as signs emerge that the greenback's strength is hurting company profits. Worries that Greece's new government is heading for clashes with the rest of the euro zone over its debts saw European shares...

  • Dollar climbs, but caution reigns before Fed statement Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 6:07 AM ET

    The dollar rose against a basket of currencies on Wednesday, recouping some of the previous day's sharp losses.

  • TOKYO/ OSAKA, Jan 28- Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co on Wednesday issued a profit warning with a silver lining- even as it sells fewer consoles, the sharp weakening of the yen means overseas sales will inflate its net income this fiscal year. While operating profit still grew nearly 50 percent in October-December from a year earlier, the third quarter is...

  • Yahoo Inc gained more than 6 percent in after-hours trading on its plans to spin off its 15 percent stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, responding to pressure to hand its prized e-commerce investment over to shareholders. European shares were expected to keep their bullish tone since the European Central Bank unveiled quantitative easing last week,...

  • Tiger fight: China and Alibaba face off over fake goods Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 12:57 AM ET

    Regulators on Wednesday issued a scathing report against one of the country's biggest stars, accusing e-commerce giant Alibaba of failing to do enough to prevent fake goods from being sold on its websites. Uncowed, Alibaba fired back with charges of bias and misconduct by a named Chinese official. The State Administration of Industry and Commerce wrote the...

  • Microsoft stock punished as concerns multiply Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 9:40 PM ET

    SEATTLE, Jan 27- Investors wiped $35 billion off Microsoft Corp's market value on Tuesday without any clear-cut, single explanation. The panoply of Microsoft's problems included an unexpectedly soggy PC market after a buying rush sparked by the end of Windows XP, an ongoing dip in companies' spending on Office software, problems in Japan and China and a strong...

  • *Apple bucks the trend by beating estimates, shares jump. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, Jan 28- Asian stock markets followed Wall Street into the red on Wednesday, while the dollar was on edge following 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...

  • *Sony rises after report it will cut about 1,000 jobs. *Komatsu, Hitachi Construction off on Caterpillar earnings. TOKYO, Jan 28- Japan's Nikkei share average retreated from a one-month high on Wednesday morning as disappointing U.S. earnings and weak U.S. economic data triggered profit-taking, while Sony Corp outperformed after sources said it will cut about...

  • Cramer Remix: I've never seen anything like this Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 7:13 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    In more than 30 years around Wall Street, “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer has seen a lot, but not this.

  • 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.

  • Cramer: Super Bowl stock face-off—Seahawks or NE? Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:43 PM ET

    Seattle or New England? Jim Cramer goes off the charts with 4 companies.

  • *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...

  • Cramer: Avoid the whiners, Apple wasn't crying! Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 6:12 PM ET

    Wine is for drinking! Not for companies to complain. Jim Cramer advises sticking with domestic winners.

  • *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.

  • Blowout: Apple crushes Wall St estimates Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 5:31 PM ET
    Shoppers in an Apple store in New York City.

    The company blew past even the most optimistic of Wall Street estimates for both revenue and earnings.

  • *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.