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  • Brooks' music coming to digital via his own site Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 9:29 AM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Garth Brooks is finally embracing digital music, but he's doing it his own way. The 52- year-old country star remains one of music's top-selling artists, with 134 million albums sold, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. The first city on his tour will be announced on July 15, according to Sony.

  • July 10- Online music sharing service SoundCloud Ltd is close to a deal with Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner Music Group for licenses to continue playing their songs and avoid potential legal disputes, Bloomberg reported citing people with knowledge of the matter.

  • Brooks' music coming to digital via his own site Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 12:53 PM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Garth Brooks is finally embracing digital music, but he's doing it his own way. The 52- year-old country star remains one of music's top-selling artists, with 134 million albums sold, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. The first city on his tour will be announced on July 15, according to Sony.

  • Nikkei flat as poor machinery data offsets Fed optimism Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 9:43 PM ET

    *Benesse dives to 2-1/ 2- month low after data leak. TOKYO, July 10- Japan's Nikkei share average was flat on Thursday in choppy trade as worse-than-expected machinery data soured sentiment after minutes from the U.S. It had dropped 0.1 percent to 15,302.65 on Wednesday, its lowest closing level since June 30.

  • Box Office Top 20: 'Transformers' tops 'Tammy' Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 4:33 PM ET

    2. "Tammy," Warner Bros., $21,577,049, 3,465 locations, $6,227 average, $33,306,589, 1 week. 3. " 22 Jump Street," Sony, $9,803,332, 3,324 locations, $2,949 average, $159,269,625, 4 weeks. 4. "Deliver Us From Evil," Sony, $9,740,471, 3,049 locations, $3,195 average, $15,252,323, 1 week.

  • SEOUL, July 7- Smartphone leader Samsung Electronics Co Ltd faces a third straight quarter of profit decline that could become a fourth as cheaper models grab a bigger share of a slowing market and Apple Inc readies the launch of its iPhone 6..

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, July 6- "Transformers: Age of Extinction" collected $36.4 million in ticket sales over the three-day July 4 weekend, storming ahead of new films "Tammy," "Deliver Us From Evil" and "Earth to Echo" to lead the U.S. and Canadian box office for a second consecutive weekend.

  • 'Transformers' tops 'Tammy' on weak July 4 weekend Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 11:58 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The Fourth of July went off like a dud at the box office, as the Michael Bay sequel "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and the Melisa McCarthy comedy "Tammy" led the weakest summer holiday weekend in at least a decade. "This ranks as one of the lowest Fourth of Julys ever," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, July 6- "Transformers: Age of Extinction" collected $36.4 million in ticket sales over the three-day July 4 weekend, storming ahead of new films "Tammy," "Deliver Us From Evil" and "Earth to Echo" to lead the U.S. and Canadian box office for a second consecutive weekend.

  • *Seven& i rises to 6- month high on strong earnings. TOKYO, July 4- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a 5-1/ 2- month high on Friday as a much-stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs report fueled investors' appetite for riskier assets, while the weak yen lifted exporters.

  • Recalls this week: Snow throwers, computers Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 3:36 PM ET

    A line of snow throwers with the potential for leaking fuel are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include computers with batteries that can overheat and fireworks. They were sold at Menards Stores and independent hardware retailers from September 2012 through December 2013.

  • *Toshiba soars after Nikkei reports Westinghouse in talks to win nuclear deal. TOKYO, July 3- Japanese stocks were flat in a choppy early session on Thursday as investors took time out ahead of the U.S. jobs data later in the day, while Toshiba Corp soared on a report that its U.S. subsidiary is expected to win a deal in Bulgaria.

  • *Japan shares valuations attractive- traders. TOKYO, July 2- Tokyo's Nikkei share average rose to a five-month peak on Wednesday morning after Wall Street scored record-closing highs thanks to strong manufacturing activity in the U.S., Japan's biggest export market.

  • Review: Android Wear is about simplifying future Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 10:38 AM ET

    NEW YORK— In its first iteration, Google's Android Wear software for computerized wristwatches isn't so much about innovation as it is an effort at simplification. Available in two smartwatches out within the next week, Android Wear is rather limited in what it can do.

  • *Retail investors buy Mixi, Kenedix- trader. TOKYO, July 1- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Tuesday as upbeat China factory reports offset some weak spots in the Bank of Japan tankan survey.

  • 'Transformers' dominates box office with $100M Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 4:53 PM ET

    1. "Transformers: Age Of Extinction," Paramount, $100,038,390, 4,233 locations, $23,633 average, $100,038,390, 1 week. 2. " 22 Jump Street," Sony, $15,842,375, 3,426 locations, $4,624 average, $140,279,267, 3 weeks. 3. "How To Train Your Dragon 2," 20th Century Fox, $13,237,697, 3,750 locations, $3,530 average, $121,952,229, 3 weeks.

  • TOKYO, June 30- Only a "natural disaster" could keep Sony Corp's TV division from returning to profit this year, the head of the newly independent business said on Monday, after a decade in the red and repeated missed promises of a turnaround.

  • *Sony target to boost 2014/ 15 TV sales to 16 mln from 13.5 mln' achievable'- exec. TOKYO, June 30- Sony Corp is confident its TV division will move into the black this financial year after a decade in the red, even if it falls short of its volume sales target, the head of the newly independent division said on Monday.

  • TOKYO, June 30- Sony Corp is confident its struggling TV division will move into the black in the current financial year, even if it falls short of its volume sales target, the head of the TV unit said on Monday.

  • Google courts the business phone market Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 11:13 AM ET

    To make the Android system more business friendly, Google is developing a means for separating personal and business phone data. Re/code reports.