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  • 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.

  • Wall Street's upbeat performance overnight, helped by a subside in geopolitical tensions, elevated Asian bourses to fresh closing highs on Tuesday.

  • TOKYO, Aug 19- Japan's Nikkei share average hit a two-week high on Tuesday as robust U.S. housing data boosted sentiment, while the weaker yen increased risk appetite in index-heavy stocks and exporters such as SoftBank Corp and Panasonic Corp. Receding tensions in Ukraine also brightened the mood, after Russia said on Monday all objections to it sending a humanitarian convoy to Ukraine had been resolved.

  • *Skymark soars on report that AirAsia is considering aid.

  • Sprint cuts rates, CEO says more new plans to come Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 7:12 PM ET

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan./ WASHINGTON, Aug 18- Sprint Corp on Monday unveiled a new pricing plan that offers customers 20 gigabytes of data and up to 10 lines for $100, doubling its data offerings, the latest in a string of price cuts and promotions sweeping the wireless industry.

  • Google execs: Where are they now? Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    Ten years after the search giant's IPO, CNBC looks at where some high-ranking Googlers have landed in the tech industry and beyond.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 12- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd overhauled its pact with the parent of fast-growing payments affiliate Alipay, boosting the Chinese e-commerce giant's potential gains if that company is sold or goes public. That move spurred protests from major shareholders Yahoo Inc and Softbank Corp and led to a framework agreement in 2011..

  • Rupert Murdoch triggered M&A shockwave Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 10:52 AM ET
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    When Rupert Murdoch and Masayoshi Son walked away from their deals last week, the moguls created a shock wave on Wall Street.

  • TOKYO, Aug 8- SoftBank Corp's billionaire CEO said he chose a "streetfighter" to turn around U.S. carrier Sprint Corp, which faces an uphill battle for growth after abandoning plans to acquire rival T-Mobile US Inc.

  • Asian stocks were mostly lower on Friday after the U.S. authorized targeted airstrikes on Iraq but strong Chinese data helped to boost sentiment.

  • TOKYO, Aug 8- Japanese wireless operator SoftBank Corp said its first-quarter operating profit fell 15.6 percent, pulling back after a large one-off gain in the same period a year earlier related to the acquisition of an online game company.

  • TOKYO, Aug 8- Japanese wireless operator SoftBank Corp said its first-quarter operating profit fell 15.6 percent, pulling back after a large one-off gain in the same period a year earlier related to the acquisition of an online game company.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 7- T-Mobile US will overtake Sprint Corp as the No. 3 wireless U.S. carrier in subscribers by the end of the year, Chief Executive John Legere tweeted on Thursday. The figures put T-Mobile, which calls itself the "uncarrier," well ahead of rivals AT&T and Verizon in the prepaid market.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 7- T-Mobile US plans to overtake Sprint Corp as the No. 3 wireless U.S. carrier in subscribers by the end of the year, Chief Executive Officer John Legere, tweeted on Thursday. The figures put T-Mobile, which calls itself the "uncarrier," well ahead of rivals AT&T and Verizon, in the prepaid market.

  • Asian equities ended mostly lower on Thursday ahead of a raft of global central bank meetings.

  • UPDATE 5-Sprint drops bid to buy T-Mobile, changes CEO Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    Aug 5- Sprint Corp has dropped its bid to acquire No. 4 U.S. carrier T-Mobile U.S. Inc after regulatory resistance showed no signs of softening despite months of lobbying, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Sprint's shares plunged 19 percent to $5.90, while T-Mobile fell 10 percent to $30.38 on Wednesday.

  • Sprint names Marcelo Claure as CEO Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    Aug 6- Sprint Corp, the No. 3 U.S. mobile carrier, named Marcelo Claure as its new chief executive, effective Aug. 11. Claure, 43, will replace Dan Hesse, who has been CEO since 2007, Sprint said in a statement on Wednesday. Claure founded mobile phone distributor Brightstar Corp, which was acquired last year by Sprint's Japanese parent, SoftBank Corp..

  • Asian equities followed their U.S. peers lower on Wednesday on worries that Russia-Ukraine tensions could escalate into a military conflict.

  • TOKYO, Aug 6- Japanese shares dropped to a six-week closing low on Wednesday as tensions over Ukraine hit global equities, and SoftBank Corp tumbled after its U.S. subsidiary Sprint Corp abandoned its bid to acquire T-Mobile U.S. Inc. The Nikkei average fell 1.1 percent to 15,159.79, its lowest close since June 27, logging its fifth consecutive day of losses.

  • *Sprint to name Brightstar's Marcelo Claure as CEO- source. Aug 5- Sprint Corp has dropped its bid to acquire No. 4 U.S. carrier T-Mobile U.S. Inc after regulatory resistance showed no signs of softening despite months of lobbying, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.