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  • Samsung buys home-automation startup SmartThings Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 7:52 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 14- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will buy SmartThings, a startup backed by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin that helps connect household devices, one of its largest U.S.-startup acquisitions to date.

  • July 25- U.S. companies are reporting sluggish financial results in Latin America, showing the risks they face in relying on Brazil and other emerging markets in the region for growth. Several companies reported tepid performance in Brazil, the biggest economy in Latin America, where some economists fear the country is on the verge of a recession.

  • The U.S. appliance maker said its sales in China plummeted 80 percent last quarter as retailers in that country, anticipating its pending merger with Hefei Rongshida Sanyo Electric Co and the new line the merged entity will produce, stopped buying Whirlpool-branded products.

  • July 23- Whirlpool Corp on Wednesday reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit as sales fell in every region except North America. The company posted second-quarter earnings of $179 million, or $2.25 a share, down from $198 million, or $2.44 a share, a year earlier.

  • July 23- Whirlpool Corp on Wednesday reported a lower quarterly profit as sales fell in every region except North America. The world's largest maker of home appliances posted a second-quarter profit of $179 million, or $2.25 a share, down from $198 million, or $2.44 a share, a year earlier.

  • Politics fade as earnings take over Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 6:30 PM ET
    Espirito Santo International is the parent company of several institutions, including Banco Espirito Santo.

    Even as traders monitor the world's hot spots, corporate earnings news could be a positive for stocks in the week ahead.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 15- Google Inc's Nest Labs on Tuesday unveiled an industry group to encourage makers of "smart" home gadgets like locks and lightbulbs to use Thread, a new standard for devices to communicate on a network.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 15- Google Inc's Nest Labs on Tuesday unveiled an industry group to encourage makers of smart home gadgets like locks and light bulbs to use Thread, a new standard for devices to communicate on a network.

  • After-hours buzz: Apollo, Sabra Software & more Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Monday: Apollo, Sabra Software & more.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1830 GMT / 2.30 PM ET Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 2:39 PM ET

    BRUSSELS/ MOSCOW- The European Union seeks to reassure Russia that a free-trade pact with Ukraine is not aimed at hurting Moscow, but rejects calls to postpone implementation, offering more talks instead.

  • *Wells Fargo falls, more banks' earnings due next week. Shares of Wells Fargo& Co., down 0.5 percent at $51.54, were in the spotlight as the biggest U.S. mortgage lender was the first major U.S. bank to report earnings. Wells Fargo's results will be followed next week by earnings from Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America.

  • *Wells Fargo falls, but revenue tops forecasts. Wells Fargo& Co reported revenue that beat expectations, though for the first time since 2009, the bank did not increase its earnings-per-share from the preceding quarter. Fastenal Co slumped 4.6 percent to $45.92 after revenue missed expectations.

  • *Wells Fargo edges lower, but revenue tops forecasts. *Fastenal reports revenue below expectations. NEW YORK, July 11- U.S. stock index futures pointed to slight gains at the open Friday in a modest rebound from recent losses, though major indexes remained on track for their biggest weekly decline since April.

  • Early movers: LO, RAI, PG, AMZN, FAST, GPS & more Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 7:35 AM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • *Fastenal reports revenue below expectations. *The S&P 500 has fallen for three of the past four sessions, dropping Thursday on concerns over the financial health of Portugal's top listed bank. *Fastenal Co reported second-quarter revenue that was below expectations.

  • July 10- Whirlpool Corp, the world's largest maker of home appliances, said it will buy 66.8 percent of voting stock of Italian white goods maker Indesit Company SpA for about 758 million euros to spur its growth in Europe.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 1- Microsoft Corp has joined Qualcomm Inc and other technology companies in a bid to establish standard ways for household devices like light bulbs and thermostats to talk to each other.

  • Google's Nest opens doors to third-party apps Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 23- Nest, the Google Inc- owned maker of smart thermostats and other home automation products, will allow other companies to create apps that communicate with its devices. Nest said that it was working with companies including washer-dryer maker Whirlpool Corp and automatic garage door opener company Chamberlain.

  • Stocks mixed, but another record close on the books Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 4:00 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks were mixed on Tuesday, with the S&P crossing 1,900 for the first time.

  • Midday movers: Microsoft, Puma, Whirlpool & More Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | 12:39 PM ET

    Tuesday's midday movers: