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  • Sept 7- When Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding revealed plans earlier this year to go public on a U.S. stock exchange, financial advisers like Bob Mecca in Hoffman Estate, Illinois braced themselves for a wave of frantic calls from retail investors wanting to get in on the action.

  • Alibaba files for biggest US IPO in history Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 3:46 PM ET
    An employee walks past the Alibaba logo during a media tour organized by government officials at the company’s headquarters outside of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China.

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba on Friday filed to sell up to $24.3 billion in stock, making it the biggest U.S. initial public offering ever.

  • Early movers: TOL, CVS, NFLX, VOD, X, HELE & more Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 7:43 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

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

  • *Mobile is weak link in Sony's struggling electronics division. TOKYO, Aug 29- Japan's SoftBank Corp and its U.S. mobile carrier Sprint Corp will offer a Sony smartphone for the first time, sources with knowledge of the matter said, as the two technology titans confront daunting challenges in the U.S. market.

  • *Mobile is weakest link in Sony's struggling electronics division. TOKYO, Aug 29- Japanese wireless operator SoftBank Corp will offer a Sony smartphone for the first time, selling a soon-to-be-launched Xperia in Japan, and in the United States via its unit Sprint, sources with knowledge of the matter said.

  • TOKYO, Aug 29- SoftBank Corp is to offer a Sony Corp smartphone for the first time, selling the upcoming Xperia handset both in Japan and through subsidiary Sprint Corp in the United States, sources with knowledge of the matter said.

  • IPO to rekindle 'bromance' behind Alibaba's rise Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:34 PM ET
    Alibaba Group chairman and CEO Jack Ma Yun.

    Son's nose for an investment has turned Alibaba into a stake worth $50 billion as the Chinese e-commerce giant heads for the biggest U.S. tech IPO.

  • BEIJING, Aug 28- Masayoshi Son's nose for an investment has turned a $20 million start-up punt on Alibaba into a stake worth maybe $50 billion or more as the Chinese e-commerce giant co-founded and led by Jack Ma heads to what could be the biggest U.S. tech IPO of all time.

  • BUZZ-Alibaba Group Holding Ltd: Revenue up ahead of IPO Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    **Q1 net income attributable to ordinary shareholders nearly triples to $1.99 billion, or 84 cents per share. **Revenue from China commerce retail business up about 46 pct to $2.15 billion. **Chairman Jack Ma owned 8.8 pct of Alibaba's ordinary shares and Softbank Corp had a 34.1 pct stake, as of June 30.

  • UPDATE 1-Alibaba revenue soars ahead of IPO Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    Aug 27- China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, which is expected to go public in New York as early as next month, reported a 46 percent jump in quarterly revenue as growth in the world's largest e-commerce market showed no signs of slowing.

  • Alibaba revenue jumps on strong China demand Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 9:31 AM ET

    Aug 27- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Inc's quarterly revenue jumped 46.3 percent to $2.54 billion due to a rise in domestic sales. Net income attributable to ordinary shareholders nearly tripled to $1.99 billion, or 84 cents per share, for the first quarter ended June 30.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Aug 26- Investors are looking over portfolios to make room for Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Inc's market debut next month- and that means some less attractive stocks that funds are holding might be shown the door.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Aug 26- Investors are looking over portfolios to make room for Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Inc's market debut next month- and that means some less attractive stocks that funds are holding might be shown the door.

  • Asian equity markets were mostly lower on Tuesday as tensions over Ukraine took the shine off Wall Street's overnight gains.

  • TOKYO, Aug 26- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Tuesday in thin trade as profit-taking accelerated in late trade after the weak yen trend paused, taking a toll on exporters and index-heavyweight stocks such as Honda Motor Co and SoftBank Corp. The Nikkei shed 0.6 percent to 15,521.22.

  • TOKYO, Aug 26- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Tuesday in thin trade as profit-taking accelerated in late trade after the weak yen trend paused, taking a toll on exporters and index-heavyweight stocks such as Honda Motor Co and SoftBank Corp. The Nikkei shed 0.6 percent to 15,521.22.

  • IPO VIEW-Fund managers look to make room for Alibaba Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Aug 26- Investors are looking over portfolios to make room for Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holdings Inc's market debut next month- and that means some less attractive stocks that funds are holding might be shown the door.

  • Asian equities reverse losses ahead of Fed minutes Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 3:04 AM ET
    A board of stock indicators shows upward momentum on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Most Asian stocks reversed losses on late Wednesday as traders await the release of the U.S. Federal Reserve's meeting minutes due later in the day.

  • TOKYO, Aug 20- Japan's Nikkei share average rose for an eighth day on Wednesday morning as the yen weakened, but gains were subdued as many investors stuck to the sidelines ahead of the U.S.

  • Sprint doubles down on data with new price plans Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 7:54 AM ET

    Sprint unveiled a new pricing plan that offers customers 20 gigabytes of data and up to 10 lines for $100, doubling its data offerings.