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TOKYO, Jan 30- Canon Inc expects a 26.6 percent rise in operating profit this year as it cuts costs and gets a boost to revenues from a weakening yen, although the rise fell short of analysts' expectations.
Following is a list of nominations thus far along with some Cabinet members who the White House has confirmed are staying on, and some important positions that are vacant or may soon become vacant.
Jan 24- Xerox Corp reported quarterly earnings slightly above expectations on Thursday and reiterated its full-year targets as it restructures parts of its business. Xerox stock gained 2.9 percent to $7.86 in premarket trading. For the first three month of 2013, Xerox expects earnings to be in a range of 23 cents to 25 cents per share.
U.S. stock index futures continued to trade mixed Thursday despite a better-than-expected jobless claims report, as disappointing Apple earnings weighed on technology stocks.
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Jan 24- Xerox Corp reported fourth-quarter revenue and earnings in line with expectations on Thursday and reiterated its full- year targets as it restructures parts its business. For the first three month of 2013, Xerox expects earnings to be in a range of 23 cents to 25 cents per share.
Jan 24- Xerox Corp on Thursday reported fourth-quarter revenue in line with expectations. The company said revenue was flat at $5.9 billion and earnings per share, excluding items, were 30 cents. Analysts looked for revenue of $5.88 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Jan 24- Xerox Corp on Thursday reported fourth-quarter revenue in line with expectations. The company said revenue was flat at $5.9 billion and earnings per share, excluding items, were 33 cents, up 14 percent. Analysts looked for revenue of $5.88 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
*Top candidate Froman could stay in White House job.
A flood of earnings reports, including major technology and industrial companies, could make or break the stock market’s surprise January rally in the week ahead.
*Raises stakes with White House news conference. At a White House news conference called to promote his position on the budget, Obama vowed not to trade cuts in government spending sought by Republicans in exchange for raising the borrowing limit.
*Xerox says on track to meet 4th- qtr earnings forecast. Jan 11- Xerox Corp said Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri will leave the company in February to join Apple Inc as corporate controller.
Jan 11- Xerox Corp said Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri will leave the company in February to join Apple Inc as corporate controller. Xerox said it had started an external search for a new CFO. Maestri joined Xerox as CFO in February 2011 after serving as chief financial officer of Nokia Siemens Networks since 2008..
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Ursula Burns, Xerox chairman & CEO, told CNBC's Brian Sullivan that she expects a resolution to the fiscal cliff.
Xerox will take a fourth-quarter restructuring charge of about $100 million, but plans to raise its quarterly dividend next year.
"We are focusing hard on driving our business, particularly in the fourth quarter towards stronger earnings," said Ursula Burns, Chairman and CEO of Xerox, discussing the 2013 outlook for her company, although the stock is down about twenty percent this year.
Take Taiwan's E Ink Holdings Inc, which makes most of the monochrome displays for devices such as Amazon.com Inc's Kindle and Barnes& Noble Inc's Nook. ``The bottom fell out of the market,'' says E Ink Chief Marketing Officer Sriram Peruvemba.