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  • TOKYO, April 25- Japanese consumer electronics firm Sony Corp has raised its operating profit estimate for fiscal 2015 to 300 billion yen, or four times its previous estimate, the Nikkei reported on Saturday. Expectations for higher sales of display sensors used in mobile phones and the Playstation gaming console were the reason Sony raised its forecast, the...

  • *Fifty line up at one Tokyo store, more in Berlin. NEW YORK/ TOKYO, April 24- The Apple Watch launched quietly around the world on Friday without the usual frenzy or fanfare for an Apple Inc rollout, as a handful of boutiques in major cities like Tokyo and Paris sold the timepiece- but not for purchase at its own stores. Shops included The Corner in Berlin, Colette in Paris,...

  • *Fifty line up at one Tokyo store, more in Berlin. TOKYO, April 24- A small group of Japanese tech-addicts lined up in Tokyo to become the first consumers to buy the Apple Watch from selected stores on Friday, but there was no sign of the frenzy that usually accompanies Apple Inc product rollouts. They include The Corner in Berlin, Colette in Paris, Maxfield in Los...

  • TOKYO, April 24- A group of former top Sony Corp executives has delivered an unusually blunt critique to the firm's chief executive Kazuo Hirai, accusing him of losing sight of innovation by focusing on cost-cutting. At a meeting at Sony's Tokyo headquarters last Thursday, five former executives, including PlayStation creator Ken Kutaragi, took Hirai to task...

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage decreases Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 1:24 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. HNI Corp. fell 11.0 percent to $51.27. MarineMax Inc. fell 8.6 percent to $24.40.

  • UPDATE 2-U.S. House passes cyber-threat information bill Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 6:14 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 22- The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday that would make it easier for private companies to share information about cybersecurity threats with each other and the government without fear of lawsuits. "At some point, we need to stop talking about the next Sony, the next Anthem, the next Target, the next JP Morgan Chase and the...

  • House passes bill designed to thwart cyberattacks Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 12:47 PM ET

    In a statement, the White House praised the bill that passed Wednesday while also expressing concerns, arguing that the liability protections in some cases went too far and could ultimately reduce the incentive for companies to report breaches. The White House also called for language ensuring that data is not shared by businesses to thwart competition.

  • Early movers: BA, KO, TMO, NLSN, AN & more Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 7:58 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Sony raises earnings outlook   Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 6:33 AM ET
    Sony raises earnings outlook

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell on Sony's shifting fortunes.

  • TOKYO, April 22- Japanese consumer electronics firm Sony Corp on Wednesday raised its earnings estimates for the second time in three months, citing higher-than-expected sales of camera sensors and videogames. Sony said it probably made an operating profit of 68 billion yen in the year ended March 31, compared with 26.5 billion yen a year earlier.

  • House could pass cyberthreat bill Wednesday Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 6:49 PM ET
    A pedestrian carries an umbrella while walking past the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington.

    The House is expected to pass a long-awaited bill that would make it easier for companies to share information about cybersecurity threats.

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to consider, and pass, on Wednesday a long-awaited bill that would make it easier for companies to share information about cybersecurity threats with the government without fear of lawsuits. The Senate Intelligence Committee passed its version of the legislation 14-1 in March and aides said...

  • Will Verizon 'skinny' bundle help cut TV costs? Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 2:21 PM ET
    Football on TV

    Slimming your TV bill may be tougher than you think. Providers' new slim bundles don't always cut your costs.

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to consider, and pass, on Wednesday a long-awaited bill that would make it easier for companies to share information about cybersecurity threats with the government without fear of lawsuits. The Senate Intelligence Committee passed its version of the legislation 14-1 in March and aides said...

  • Asian stocks join China stimulus-led global rally Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 4:10 AM ET
    A board of stock indicators shows upward momentum on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Asian stocks jumped on Tuesday, joining the global rally induced by China's move over the weekend to stimulate its cooling economy.

  • Box Office Top 20: 'Furious 7' nears $300 million Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 5:40 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Newcomers "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" and "Unfriended" were still no match for "Furious 7" in its third week in release. Despite lackluster reviews, Sony's "Paul Blart" sequel opened stronger than expected with $23.8 million on a $30 million budget, while Universal and Blumhouse's micro-budget horror film "Unfriended" well surpassed its $1 million production...

  • *Raytheon to pay about $1.6 bln, including debt. April 20- U.S. arms maker Raytheon Co is buying network security provider Websense Inc from private equity firm Vista Equity Partners LLC in a $1.9 billion deal, the latest in the fast-growing cybersecurity market. "We're seeing an exponential increase in the number of attacks by ultra-sophisticated attackers,"...

  • Early movers: MS, HAS, HAL, STI, NOK & more Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 7:46 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Sony unveils flagship phone despite mobile pain Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 3:31 AM ET

    Sony has unveiled a flagship smartphone, marking a commitment to its mobile unit despite scaling back operations in the struggling business.

  • TOKYO, April 20- Sony Corp on Monday unveiled a new high-end Xperia handset featuring an aluminum frame and a 5.2- inch screen, showing it is still in the smartphone race even as it scales down its struggling mobile operations. Sony said the Xperia Z4 would be available in Japan around the middle of the year, though it did not provide a launch date, details on carrier...