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*Ceasefire deal reached between Ukraine, Russia. *TripAdvisor soars on results; Expedia to buy Orbitz. NEW YORK, Feb 12- U.S. stocks ended sharply higher on Thursday, with a rally in technology stocks leading the Nasdaq to a 15- year high, while a ceasefire agreement between Russia and Ukraine also eased tensions.
*Ceasefire deal reached between Ukraine, Russia. *TripAdvisor soars on results; Expedia to buy Orbitz. Sentiment was also boosted by a ceasefire agreement between Russia and Ukraine, which soothed concerns that tensions in the region would prove a further drag on Europe's economy.
Expedia said it would buy rival Orbitz Worldwide for about $1.33 billion, as it looks to increase its customers base in a highly competitive industry.
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Feb 11- Travel review website operator TripAdvisor Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue as the company earned more from click-based advertising and subscriptions. TripAdvisor's revenue from North America, its biggest market, rose 35 percent as leisure and business travel increased in the United States. TripAdvisor's net income...
Feb 11- Travel review website operator TripAdvisor Inc reported an 80 percent jump in quarterly profit, driven by higher advertising and subscription revenue. Excluding items, TripAdvisor earned 35 cents per share. TripAdvisor's shares rose about 7 percent to $72.26 in extended trading.
U.S. stocks turned higher on Wednesday, amid continued focus on developments in Greece's negotiations with the euro zone finance ministers.
NEW YORK, Feb 11- U.S. stocks edged lower on Wednesday as investors worried about how much risk they should take on while they waited for the outcomes of major talks involving Greece and Ukraine. Adding to the market's uncertainty, the leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine began peace talks in Belarus, while in Ukraine pro- Moscow separatists tightened the...
*Apple lifts Nasdaq after solar deal. *Rite Aid to buy EnvisionRx for about $2 billion. "We all know what the big problem is- if the Greeks exit, so can others and that would throw this whole EU thing into disarray," said Kim Forrest, senior equity research analyst at Fort Pitt Capital Group in Pittsburgh.
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*Rite Aid to buy EnvisionRx for about $2 billion. NEW YORK, Feb 11- U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, a day after the S&P 500 reached its highest level of the year and ahead of a meeting of euro zone finance ministers to discuss plans for Greece's debt. "It looks like we are kind of hanging in and waiting to see if there are any fireworks," said Peter Jankovskis,...
*PepsiCo climbs in premarket after results. *Rite Aid to buy EnvisionRx for about $2 billion. "It looks like we are kind of hanging in and waiting to see if there are any fireworks," said Peter Jankovskis, co-chief investment officer at OakBrook Investments LLC in Lisle, Illinois.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a lower open on Wednesday, ahead of a crucial meeting of European finance ministers to discuss Greece's bailout.
*PepsiCo climbs in premarket after results. *Rite Aid to buy EnvisionRx for about $2 billion. *PepsiCo rose 2.6 percent to $100.50 before the opening bell after the maker of soft drinks and Tropicana beverages posted quarterly results.
Feb 5- Yelp Inc signed up fewer subscribers and business customers in the fourth quarter, raising concerns about the consumer review website operator's slowing growth in the United States and its ability to boost revenue from overseas markets. Only 3 percent of Yelp's sales come from overseas markets, where it competes with companies such as TripAdvisor Inc, a...
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