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  • Shanghai shares hit 5-year highs on stimulus hopes Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 3:08 AM ET

    Chinese shares led gains in Asia on Monday, touching a five-year high on rising stimulus bets.

  • Seinfeld to stream? Yada, yada   Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 5:23 PM ET
    Seinfeld to stream?

    Sony Pictures Television is in talks to sell the streaming rights to Seinfeld shows. CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 13- Apple Inc's new smartwatch may be a tough sell, with 69 percent of Americans indicating they are not interested in buying the gadget, according to a Reuters/ Ipsos poll. Apple will sell various versions, from a $349' sport' edition to a $17,000 18- karat gold timepiece. Ipsos surveyed 1,245 Americans online between March 9 and March 13.

  • 11 CEOs who need to do more to earn their millions Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Depressed businessman

    They may get paid a ton, but they also take a beating. We profile 11 CEOs on the hot seat and reveal the valuable lessons they learned.

  • WASHINGTON, March 12- The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee voted 14-1 on Thursday to approve a bill intended to enhance information sharing between private companies and intelligence agencies about cybersecurity threats. The panel's approval cleared the way for a vote in the full Senate on the measure, which would extend some legal liability protection...

  • Noble's concession gives clout to maverick researchers Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 3:40 AM ET

    *Investors struggle to force change in Asia. SINGAPORE, March 12- Noble Group's vow to be more open after a blogger attacked its accounting is a testament to the growing clout of independent researchers, who have shaken up Asian corporate practices in a way investors and brokerage analysts never could. Activist investors such as Oasis Management and Third Point...

  • How Wal-Mart just changed the game for retailers Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 10:58 AM ET
    An employee arranges frozen turkeys displayed for sale at a Walmart Store in Los Angeles.

    Beyond raising wages in retail, Wal-Mart's latest move will have an even bigger impact on the future of retail.

  • Tokyo bucks regional slump; rest of Asia track US losses Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 5:32 AM ET

    Asian equities were lower across the board on Wednesday, pressured by a plunge on Wall Street overnight and as a string of China data fell short of expectations.

  • UPDATE 2-Bain to buy Blue Coat for about $2.4 billion Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 10:54 AM ET

    March 10- Bain Capital LLC will acquire Blue Coat Systems Inc from fellow private equity firm Thoma Bravo LLC in a deal that the network security company said on Tuesday would value it at about $2.4 billion, including debt. The deal comes amid strong demand for cybersecurity technology following a spate of high-profile breaches that have crippled businesses...

  • China inflation data weigh on Asian stocks Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 3:21 AM ET

    Key bourses in Asia nursed losses on Tuesday, as a mixed bag of Chinese inflation data offset a positive lead from Wall Street.

  • Something stinks in that jobs report Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 12:24 PM ET
    Skunk

    Something's not quite right in the that rosy jobs report, says NYSE floor trader Kenny Polcari.

  • Fears that an interest rate hike in the United States is imminent drove Asian stock markets outside Shanghai lower on Monday.

  • Fresh off Oscar wins, these films are flying high Sunday, 8 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, winner of Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Motion Picture for 'Birdman' attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

    Despite declining viewership, the Academy Awards still stands as one of Hollywood's most effective box office tools.

  • LOS ANGELES, March 8- Neill Blomkamp's "Chappie" and "Unfinished Business" with Vince Vaughn added up to a weekend to forget at the U.S. box office. Going into the weekend, Sony Pictures was aiming for a debut of roughly $15 million and some analysts expected the film could hit $20 million. "There's been a glut of R-rated movies starting from the first of the year," said Rory...

  • LOS ANGELES, March 8- Neill Blomkamp's "Chappie" and "Unfinished Business" with Vince Vaughn added up to a weekend to forget at the U.S. box office. Going into the weekend, Sony Pictures was aiming for a debut of roughly $15 million and some analysts expected the film could hit $20 million. "There's been a glut of R-rated movies starting from the first of the year," said Rory...

  • WASHINGTON/ BOSTON, March 6- Two Vietnamese citizens and a Canadian have been charged with running a massive cyberfraud ring that stole 1 billion email addresses, then sent spam offering knockoff software products, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday. That high-profile 2011 attack was followed by a wave of customer notifications from Epsilon clients,...

  • Watch out! 7 Household items that may spy on you Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 10:52 AM ET
    Hello Barbie

    Privacy experts warn that with so many microphones and cameras in homes, outsiders could have more insight into your life than you know.

  • *Japan Display confirms new plant, source says for Apple. TOKYO, March 6- Loss-making Sharp Corp has asked a domestic corporate turnaround fund to invest up to $250 million in capital- aid which would come on top of plans to tap its two main lenders for a second major bailout, a source said on Friday. Weak sales of smartphone screens in China, aggravated by an unexpected...

  • TOKYO, March 6- Loss-making Sharp Corp has asked a domestic corporate turnaround fund to invest up to $250 million in capital- aid which would come on top of plans to tap its two main lenders for a second major bailout, the Nikkei business daily reported. Hit by a supply glut of smartphone screens in China and fierce competition from rival Japan Display Inc that...

  • Short seller bets against GoPro as market heats up Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 2:48 PM ET
    A GoPro Hero 4 camera is displayed at the 2015 International CES in January.

    John Fichthorn says its time to short GoPro as competitors begin to undercut the market leader by offering products for "a fraction of the price."