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  • 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.

  • 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
    Rupert Murdoch

    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.