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  • Aug 11- Norton antivirus software maker Symantec Corp has agreed to sell its data storage unit, Veritas, for $8 billion to a group led by Carlyle Group LP as it seeks cash to turn around its core security software business. The deal, the biggest U.S. leveraged buyout this year, will give Symantec much-needed cash to compete better in the fast-growing cybersecurity...

  • Symantec selling assets Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Symantec selling assets

    Symantec misses with Q2 earnings; sells Veritas information management business.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock index futures indicated a sharply lower open on Tuesday after the PBoC allowed the yuan to depreciate 2 percent against the U.S. dollar.

  • *Commodities fall as cheaper yuan boosts dollar. *China uncertainty weighs on Apple stock. Aug 11- Wall Street was set to open lower on Tuesday after China's surprise devaluation of the yuan increased unease about the health of the world's second-largest economy and pushed the dollar higher.

  • Early movers: GOOG, SYMC, GPS, SHAK, FB & more Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 7:54 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Aug 11- Norton antivirus maker Symantec Corp said it would sell its data storage business, Veritas, for $8 billion in cash to a group including Carlyle Group LP and Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC. Symantec's shares rose about 7 percent in premarket trading on Tuesday. Symantec said it expected to receive about $6.3 billion in net cash proceeds from the...

  • US STOCKS-Futures lower after China devalues yuan Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 7:20 AM ET

    Aug 11- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Tuesday after China's surprise devaluation of the yuan increased unease about the health of the world's second-largest economy and pushed the dollar higher. *U.S. stocks had climbed on Monday, giving the S&P 500 its biggest increase since May, buoyed by gains in commodity-related shares and optimism over Warren...

  • Aug 11- Antivirus maker Symantec Corp said it would sell its data storage business, Veritas, for $8 billion in cash to a group that includes Carlyle Group LP and Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC.

  • Symantec to sell Veritas unit to The Carlyle Group Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 6:59 AM ET
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    Symantec on Tuesday announced plans to sell its information management business, to an investor group led by The Carlyle Group for $8 billion.

  • Aug 11- Software security company Symantec Corp has agreed to sell its data storage business Veritas to private equity firm Carlyle Group LP, according to a person familiar with the matter. A deal could be announced as soon as Tuesday, when Symantec is due to report its quarterly earnings, the person said, asking not to be named because the matter is private.

  • Investors eye positive catalysts in oil, Google Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 6:38 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Growth will be the focus as investors look for a continued bounce in equities amid minor reports, oil prices, earnings and news out of Google.

  • Stocks put to the test in week ahead Friday, 7 Aug 2015 | 6:02 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks closed out the past week with losses, and look set for another week of choppiness, as oil moves closer to its 2015 lows.

  • Growing cyberthreat means more jobs in US Friday, 7 Aug 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
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    The need to secure the data cybercriminals are after will create 6 million cybersecurity jobs by 2019, says Symantec.

  • According to new research from the largest U.S. security software vendor, Symantec Corp, the group appears to be among the few that display significant talent without backing from a national government. "They are very focused, wanting everything valuable from the top companies of the world," said Vikram Thakur, a Symantec senior manager. Thakur said Symantec and...

  • Early movers: HOG, TSLA, WWE, MSFT, BCS & more Wednesday, 8 Jul 2015 | 7:42 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • July 7- Software security company Symantec Corp is in talks to sell its Veritas data storage business to private equity firm Carlyle Group LP, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Bloomberg News reported earlier that Symantec was nearing a deal to sell Veritas to Carlyle for between $7 billion and $8 billion, citing people with knowledge of the...

  • July 7- Software security company Symantec Corp is in talks to sell its Veritas data storage business to private equity firm Carlyle Group LP, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Bloomberg News reported earlier that Symantec was nearing a deal to sell Veritas to Carlyle for between $7 billion and $8 billion, citing people with knowledge of the...

  • Smileyface? Emojis could replace your bank PIN Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 9:39 AM ET

    Emoji’s could soon replace numbers on your bank PIN, thanks to a system launched by financial technology company Intelligent Environment.

  • Companies caught in ‘cat-and-mouse’ game: Symantec Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 6:55 AM ET
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    Companies are failing to adequately invest in cyber security, despite industry innovation that could help curb attacks, Symantec's CEO told CNBC.

  • Hackers are becoming more sophisticated: CEO Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 5:10 AM ET
    Hackers are becoming more sophisticated: CEO

    Michael Brown, CEO of Symantec, says that to avoid hack attacks, companies must spend even more on protection by keeping up-to-date with the technology that they're deploying.