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  • BOSTON, Oct 21- Hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb told investors on Tuesday he urged U.S. biotechnology company Amgen Inc to split into two separate businesses, a move he said could boost its share price by more than 80 percent. "Our own extensive diligence suggests that a breakup of Amgen is feasible and that purported constraints such as tax strategy and supply...

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Oct 19- Brad Pitt's gritty World War Two drama "Fury" conquered all box office foes over the weekend, ringing up $23.5 million in ticket sales at theaters in the United States and Canada. The thriller starring Ben Affleck collected $17.8 million from Friday through Sunday, according to data from tracking firm Rentrak. Shia LaBeouf, Jon Bernthal,...

  • 'Fury' blasts 'Gone Girl' from top of box office Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 12:09 PM ET

    Sony's "Fury" captured $23.5 million in ticket sales during its opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. "The fall movie season is all about making the transition from the PG-13 world of summer to the R-rated, edgier world of the fall and awards season," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Oct 19- Brad Pitt's gritty World War Two drama "Fury" conquered all box office foes over the weekend, ringing up $23.5 million in ticket sales at theaters in the United States and Canada. "Fury" kicked two-time box office leader "Gone Girl" into second place, with the thriller, which stars Ben Affleck, collecting $17.8 million from Friday through...

  • *Other major listings in Tokyo this year have flopped. TOKYO, Oct 16- Staffing firm Recruit Holdings Co Ltd surged in its market debut in Tokyo on Thursday, with investors leaping at a rare opportunity to grab part of a big Japanese company with strong online growth prospects. It values the company at around $18 billion- on par with Sony Corp and more than...

  • HANGZHOU, China, Oct 15- Liu Chunming almost died after a car crash in July in Taihe, a remote county in China's southeast Jiangxi province, but survived serious abdominal injuries thanks to specialist doctors who led his treatment from 1,000 kms away. Liu's case- one of a growing number of distance healthcare cases in China- reflects the rise in digital healthcare,...

  • PlayStation TV - Sony's savior?     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 9:47 PM ET

    Amir Anvarzadeh, Director of Japan Equity Sales at BGC Securities, explains why gaming consoles remain the key product for Sony's turnaround strategy, instead of the latest PlayStation TV.

  • 'Gone Girl' tops box office for second weekend Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 12:03 PM ET

    The Fox thriller starring Ben Affleck as a man whose wife goes missing is poised to top the box office for a second week with $26.8 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. "There's a mystery that's surrounding this movie," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak. Two Warner Bros. films round out the top...

  • Japan aims to turn robotics into profit Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 8:01 PM ET
    Models demonstrate a robot assistant to support people walking and standing up from a bed and moving to the toilet, during a press preview hosted by Japan's Panasonic in Tokyo.

    Panasonic and other Japanese manufacturers are hoping to turn their knack for robotics into commercial reality. The Financial Times reports.

  • No slowdown in payments as Boku buys mopay Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    In a lesser-known corner of the online payments industry, called carrier billing, Boku announces that it's acquiring mopay.

  • What rich Chinese are investing in next Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 9:22 AM ET

    As U.S. box-office receipts decline, some Chinese investors and U.S. media execs are pairing up to make big bets on China's film industry.

  • *Fast Retailing bucks weakness with strong Sept sales. TOKYO, Oct 3- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Friday after a sharp drop in European shares curbed risk appetite and as China data hurt sentiment, but index-heavy Fast Retailing Co rose after reporting strong monthly sales. Fast Retailing, which operates Uniqlo clothing stores, rose 1.2 percent and...

  • Asia stocks kick off Q4 mixed; Hong Kong weighs Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 6:38 AM ET

    Asian stocks were mixed on the first day of the fourth-quarter as investors focused on political unrest in Hong Kong and key Chinese data.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 30- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is considering a change in how it regulates Internet TV, potentially putting it on the same footing as traditional cable and satellite television, an FCC official familiar with the idea said on Tuesday.

  • Next from Hollywood? Tetris: The Motion Picture Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    Threshold Entertainment has announced plans to develop a feature film based on Tetris, the shape matching arcade game that launched 30 years ago.

  • Intel's smartwatch for the fitness-minded Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 1:49 PM ET
    Peak wearable tech by Intel.

    Intel's new Basis Peak is a smartwatch that is targeted specifically at fitness, says Mike Bell, vice president of the company's new devices group.

  • District Judge William Pauley III in Manhattan cut a punitive damages award to $750,000 from $7.5 million, and additional aspects of the ruling could reduce the total amount further, according to an attorney for ex-MP3tunes Chief Executive Officer Michael Robertson.

  • SoftBank in talks to buy DreamWorks: Source Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 | 5:43 AM ET

    Japan's SoftBank is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation, the Hollywood studio behind the "Shrek" and "Madagascar" movie hits, a source said.

  • Next big step for Abenomics: Merit-based pay Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 1:31 AM ET

    Seniority and lifelong employment are synonymous with Japan's employment system, but Hitachi could change that.

  • China's Fosun Group to invest $200 mln in Studio 8 - WSJ Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    Sept 24- Chinese conglomerate Fosun Group is investing $200 million in U.S. media company Studio 8, a startup led by former Warner Bros executive Jeff Robinov, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources familiar with the matter.