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  • TOKYO, Jan 28- Japanese stocks rose to a fresh one-month high on Wednesday as expectations of strong corporate earnings and a weaker yen boosted investor sentiment. Market participants were also buying on expectations that Wall Street shares would recover Tuesday's losses on Wednesday, as U.S. stock futures rebounded during Asian hours.

  • *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...

  • TOKYO, Jan 28- Sony Corp plans to cut around 1,000 additional jobs in its struggling smartphone division as it tries to bring its electronics business back into the black, sources said on Wednesday. Sony, which has cut its earnings forecasts six times on Hirai's watch, has forecast a 230 billion yen net loss for the business year to March, suspending dividend...

  • 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...

  • Sony to cut 1,000 jobs in smartphone business - Nikkei Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 2:28 PM ET

    Jan 27- Sony Corp plans to cut another 1,000 jobs in its smartphone division, mainly in Europe and China, the Nikkei business daily reported. The cuts are in addition to the 1,000 jobs Sony said it would eliminate in its mobile unit in October, the Nikkei said. Overall, Sony's mobile division workforce will shrink by about 30 percent to 5,000 by the end of the fiscal...

  • Jan 27- Corning Inc said it expects strong demand for its Gorilla glass, which is used by Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, to boost sales at its specialty materials business by 10 percent in the first quarter. The top brands, Samsung and Apple, both of which use Gorilla glass, shipped 518 million units. Corning, which also supplies LCD panels to consumer...

  • The Navy SEAL marksman drama starring Bradley Cooper stayed in first place in its second weekend in wide release, earning $64.6 million. 1. "American Sniper," Warner Bros., $64,628,304, 3,705 locations, $17,444 average, $200,400,417, 5 weeks. 2. "The Boy Next Door," Universal, $14,910,105, 2,602 locations, $5,730 average, $14,910,105, 1 week.

  • HONG KONG— Hackers defaced the website of Malaysia Airlines on Monday and threatened to dump stolen information online after posting a glimpse of customer data obtained in the attack. The airline's site was down for at least seven hours, replaced by a message from the Lizard Squad hacker group, before the company brought it back online by mid-afternoon in...

  • HONG KONG— Malaysia Airlines officials were struggling Monday to restore the embattled carrier's website after it was hacked by a group proclaiming support for Islamic State group. The Lizard Squad group last year claimed it was behind attacks on Sony's online PlayStation network and Microsoft's Xbox site. In August, it also tweeted to American Airlines...

  • The film, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper as a Navy Seal sharpshooter, has now taken in more than $200 million in U.S. and Canadian theaters since opening wide on Jan. 16. But audiences continued to flock to see Eastwood's big hit, "American Sniper," which Warner Bros, the Time Warner Inc unit that released the film, has called a "...

  • 'American Sniper' holds top spot at weekend box office Sunday, 25 Jan 2015 | 12:48 PM ET

    The total haul for the Warner Bros. film now stands at $200.1 million. "American Sniper" also earned an additional $17.6 million in 16 international territories, including Australia, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. "We've never quite seen anything like this at this time of year," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at box-office tracker Rentrak.

  • *Internet governance hot topic at World Economic Forum. The issue is a hot topic at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, and the forum is seeking to provide a platform for debate over ways to maintain an open, cross-border Web in the face of pressures for national regulation. A 2014 report by the Boston Consulting Group estimated the Internet economy will be...

  • Early movers: GE, BK, SBUX, LULU, DWA & more Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 8:11 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Sony to delay Q3 results after hacking Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 3:39 AM ET

    Sony Corp said it was delaying the official submission of its third-quarter results due to the massive cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment

  • TOKYO, Jan 23- Sony Corp said it was delaying the official submission of its third-quarter results due to the massive cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, which debilitated network systems at the Hollywood studio. Sony said it will still hold a news conference on Feb. 4, the originally scheduled date of its results announcement, to give updated financial...

  • *Yaskawa jumps after raising profit, dividend forecasts. TOKYO, Jan 23- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a near three-week high on Friday morning as risk sentiment was buoyed after the European Central Bank unveiled a bond-buying scheme to help revive the region's economy and stave off deflation. ECB President Mario Draghi said the central bank would...

  • These are the days traders live for: Kenny Polcari Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:15 AM ET
    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi addresses an ECB news conference in Frankfurt January 22, 2015.

    So Draghi and the ECB finally delivered on "Whatever it takes." These are the kind of days traders live for!, says NYSE floor trader Kenny Polcari.

  • Asian stocks rose amid a choppy session on Thursday as the market digested hopes that the ECB will launch an aggressive stimulus package today.

  • These stocks are big State of the Union winners Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 9:55 AM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address on January 20, 2015 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

    While most of the initiatives mentioned in the State of the Union speech face large partisan headwinds, both parties should rally behind one statement.

  • Box office top 20: 'American Sniper' hits $107 million Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 6:16 PM ET

    1. "American Sniper," Warner Bros., $107,007,215, 3,555 locations, $30,100 average, $110,431,993, 4 weeks. 2. "Paddington," The Weinstein Co., $25,494,139, 3,303 locations, $7,718 average, $25,494,139, 1 week. 3. "The Wedding Ringer," Sony, $24,042,152, 3,003 locations, $8,006 average, $24,042,152, 1 week.