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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...

  • With Z3, Sony brings phones to US faster Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 2:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Sony is launching its new Xperia Z3 waterproof smartphone through Verizon and T-Mobile. The phones are hitting U.S. stores on the heels of their unveiling last month at a trade show in Berlin, as Sony ramps up efforts to expand its tiny market share by getting to the American market faster. For the Verizon model, dubbed Z3v, Sony is adding the ability to...

  • 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.