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*Crisis in Ukraine limits gains. TOKYO, April 15- Japanese stocks rebounded from six-month lows on Tuesday morning after strong U.S. retail sales data helped calm nerves amid the backdrop of an escalating crisis in Ukraine.
2. "Rio 2," 20th Century Fox, $39,327,869, 3,948 locations, $9,961 average, $39,327,869, 1 week. 3. "Oculus," Relativity Media, $12,005,402, 2,648 locations, $4,534 average, $12,005,402, 1 week. 4. "Draft Day," Lionsgate, $9,783,603, 2,781 locations, $3,518 average, $9,783,603, 1 week.
Wireless Internet access in the sky is taking off, promising better connections for travelers and a bonanza for companies that sell the systems.
NEW YORK/ HAMBURG, April 14- Wi-Fi in the sky is taking off, promising much better connections for travelers and a bonanza for the companies that sell the systems.
NEW YORK— "Captain America" continued to flex its Marvel muscle at the global box office, as "The Winter Soldier" took in $41.4 million domestically and $60.6 million overseas. The strong second-week performance for the Walt Disney release in North America was enough to narrowly edge 20th Century Fox's "Rio 2" in a springtime battle of sequels.
NEW YORK— Sony is recalling some of its VAIO laptop computers, saying that it's possible that its non-removable battery pack could overheat. The packs included in some of Sony's Vaio Fit 11 A models, which were released in February, were provided by a third-party supplier. If the packs overheat, it could cause burns to the laptop's housing, Sony said Friday.
TOKYO, April 11- Sony Corp on Friday urged customers to stop using a model of its Vaio computers launched in February, saying there was a risk that the battery would catch fire. Sony said in a statement it had shipped 25,905 of the Vaio Fit 11 A in 52 countries since its launch.
NEW YORK, April 10- Four music labels filed a copyright infringement lawsuit on Thursday against the file-sharing website Megaupload and its founder Kim Dotcom, three days after several major movie studios did the same.
Despite Facebook's $2 billion deal for Oculus, there are still plenty of hurdles virtual reality must clear.
“Silicon Allee” may not have the same ring as Silicon Valley, but California’s success has spawned would-be “Silicons” across Europe.
*Toyota falters on recall of vehicles, BoFA Merrill cuts rating. Federal Reserve eased worries over the timing of rate hikes, though Toyota Motor extended losses as investors punished it for its latest global recall of vehicles.
April 4- Apple Inc has agreed to settle a year-old patent infringement lawsuit with Intertrust Technologies Corp, a software firm owned by a group that includes Sony Corp and Philips, according to court filings. Intertrust filed a lawsuit against Apple in March 2013 saying the iPhone maker infringed 15 patents relating to security.
MOSCOW, April 3- Three of the world's top record companies are suing Russia's biggest social network VKontakte for facilitating copyright piracy, a London- based industry federation said on Thursday.
Hollywood will pack 13 sequels into theaters over the next 20 weeks. "When you can say, here's' Avatar 2,' and you've got six billion people ready to see it, it doesn't take a lot of marketing to get them into the theater," said Jim Gianopulos, chairman and chief executive of Fox Filmed Entertainment.
It's time for the Lightning Round. Cramer makes the call on viewer favorites.
Asian shares were mostly higher on Monday as traders closed out of positions before the end of the quarter.
March 28- Shares of CBS Outdoor Americas Inc rose 9 percent in their trading debut, valuing the company carved out of broadcaster CBS Corp at $3.65 billion as it steps up its efforts to grab more advertising dollars for its billboards. The offering, which raised $560 million, reduced CBS Corp's stake in CBS Outdoor to 83 percent.
*Yahoo Japan tumbles on eAccess buy.
March 27- Video game retailer GameStop Corp, forecast full-year earnings below market expectations as it is yet to see an uptick in sagging video game software sales, despite robust hardware sales driven by the launches of Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4 consoles.
GameStop shares fell as much as 9.3 percent in morning trading on Thursday, making the stock one of the top percentage losers on the New York Stock Exchange.