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  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 1- Microsoft Corp has joined Qualcomm Inc and other technology companies in a bid to establish standard ways for household devices like light bulbs and thermostats to talk to each other.

  • TOKYO, June 30- Only a "natural disaster" could keep Sony Corp's TV division from returning to profit this year, the head of the newly independent business said on Monday, after a decade in the red and repeated missed promises of a turnaround.

  • Nikkei falls on U.S. growth concerns; exporters weak Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 10:18 PM ET

    *Engineering shares extend gains on Toyota's fuel cell announcement. TOKYO, June 27- Japan's Nikkei share average slipped on Friday as concerns about U.S. economic growth hurt sentiment and as the stronger yen pulled down exporters.

  • *Rakuten soars on report it is entering low-cost carries business. TOKYO, June 26- Japan's Nikkei share average crawled back up from a one-week low on Thursday, and Rakuten Inc soared on a report it is preparing to enter the low-cost carrier business.

  • TOKYO, June 25- Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Wednesday morning as investors took profits from recent rallies, hit by weakness in Wall Street, while the government's widely-anticipated growth strategy met a muted market reaction.

  • Asia stocks mixed before Fed meeting; Iraq in focus Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 8:10 AM ET

    Asian stock markets were mixed on Wednesday as investors looked ahead to the Federal Reserve's policy decision.

  • TOKYO, June 18- Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Wednesday morning, benefitting from gains on Wall Street and a weaker yen which drove exporters higher. Exporters were stronger after the dollar reached a one-week high of 102.25, with Panasonic Corp soaring 2.9 percent, Nissan Motor Co adding 0.5 percent and Tokyo Electron Ltd gaining 1.2 percent.

  • TOKYO, June 12- Japan's Nikkei share average fell to a 1 1/ 2- week low on Thursday morning after the World Bank's downward revision of its global growth forecast soured sentiment, while a stronger yen pulled down exporters.

  • Tax break tug-of-war tightens across the Hudson Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 2:34 PM ET
    Jersey City, NJ with New York City financial district and Battery Park city reflected on Hudson River.

    New York and New Jersey are attempting to use tax incentives and corporate subsidies to lure businesses to their side of the Hudson.

  • *Shares bought back after MSCI keeps rival South Korea, Taiwan shares in EM Market cautious after Nikkei trades above 15,000- analyst.

  • Asian stocks kicked off the week with gains following positive data releases from the region's two biggest economies and a strong U.S. lead.

  • *Japan govt aims for' robotic revolution' under growth strategy. TOKYO, June 5- Japan's SoftBank Corp said on Thursday it will start selling human-like robots for personal use by February, expanding into a sector seen key to addressing labour shortages in one of the world's fastest ageing societies.

  • TOKYO, June 5- Japan's SoftBank Corp is developing human-like robots which it will use to staff its cellphone stores, two people with knowledge of the matter said, in a move aimed at expanding the mobile phone and Internet conglomerate's technological reach.

  • The benchmark has risen nearly 7 percent in the past two and half weeks, supported by improving manufacturing data in China and an extended rally in U.S. stocks thanks to optimistic signs for the world's biggest economy. Early Thursday, however, investors were greeted by a weak services sector survey in China.

  • Tesla expands search for U.S. battery factory -CEO Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 5:48 PM ET

    DETROIT, June 3- Tesla Motors Inc is now looking at three sites, instead of two, to begin construction for its lithium-ion battery plant in the United States, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Tuesday.

  • Nikkei snaps 5-day winning streak on falling U.S. shares Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 9:41 PM ET

    TOKYO, May 29- Japan's Nikkei share average snapped a five-day winning streak on Thursday morning as investors took profits on the recent gains after sentiment was soured by a pullback in U.S. shares. The benchmark index had gained for five straight sessions as investors' appetite for equities has been buoyed by strong U.S. economic data and China figures.

  • *Unitika tumbles after requesting capital infusion. Index heavyweights surged, with SoftBank Corp rising 1.7 percent and Fanuc Corp gaining 1.2 percent. Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd, the maker of Subaru cars, jumped 2 percent after the Nikkei business daily reported that the company expects to beat its own medium-term earnings projection.

  • Reuters Business News Schedule at 0430 GMT/12.30AM ET Monday, 26 May 2014 | 12:34 AM ET

    SYDNEY- Australian private equity firm Pacific Equity Partners offers up to A $1.1 billion to take standards compliance business SAI Global Ltd private, the latest in a flurry of deal activity in the country sparked by surging stock prices.

  • *Wall Street rise, solid U.S. housing data support sentiment. TOKYO, May 26- Japanese shares climbed to a one-month high on Monday morning, extending its winning streak to a third day, helped by the yen's retreat and a closing record-high for Wall Street on upbeat U.S. housing data.

  • OSAKA, Japan, May 23- Panasonic Corp wants to be the exclusive producer of lithium-ion battery cells at U.S. electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc's planned multibillion-dollar battery factory, a senior executive of the Japanese company said on Friday.