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  • UPDATE 1-Hiring business drives LinkedIn's revenue beat Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:30 PM ET

    Oct 30- Corporate networking site LinkedIn Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue as more businesses used its services to hire staff. Revenue at LinkedIn's hiring business, called Talent Solutions, rose 45 percent in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, representing 61 percent of total revenue. LinkedIn's net loss attributable to...

  • This should bolster the case for lifting the ban by oil producers such as Pioneer Natural Resources, Anadarko Petroleum and Marathon Oil, which want an expanded market for their crude. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski from Alaska, who in January started a campaign to relax the oil export ban, said the report proves that a change in policy would be advantageous...

  • China is due to chair an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit on Nov. 10-11, and Froman said this was an opportunity for China to end a stalemate over updating the 16- year-old Information Technology Agreement, which eliminated duties on personal computers and telephones. The United States and China have begun talks about a two-way investment pact, but...

  • Oct 30- Citigroup Inc said it was setting aside an extra $600 million to cover legal expenses in the third quarter due to "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries." On a per-share basis, Citigroup adjusted its profit to 88 cents for the quarter. Bernstein Research analysts estimated before Thursday's announcement that Citigroup's remaining reserves were about...

  • New U.S. rockets include crew launch-escape systems Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 5:15 PM ET

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Oct 30- Heeding a lesson from history, designers of a new generation of U.S. rockets will include escape systems to give crew members a fighting chance of surviving launch accidents such as the one that felled an unmanned Orbital Sciences Antares rocket on Tuesday. The illusion was shattered on Jan. 28, 1986, when gas leaking from a solid-fuel...

  • Oct 30- PerkinElmer Inc on Thursday reported lower-than-expected third-quarter sales and the scientific instruments maker decreased its full-year earnings forecast, citing the impact of the stronger dollar on foreign exchange rates. PerkinElmer gets more than half of its revenue from sales outside the United States. Excluding items, PerkinElmer said it...

  • TORONTO, Oct 30- Goldcorp Inc said on Thursday it expected "very strong" fourth-quarter production after its third-quarter earnings and output fell short of market expectations, pushing its stock down to a six-year low. We expect a very strong fourth-quarter finish, "Goldcorp Chief Executive Officer Chuck Jeannes said on a conference call.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 30- Engine maker Pratt& Whitney on Thursday said it had won a contract to build an eighth batch of 48 engines for the F-35 fighter jet built by Lockheed Martin Corp, bringing the total value of the deal to $1.05 billion and lowering the cost of the engines by 3.5 to 4.5 percent.

  • TOKYO, Oct 31- The Bank of Japan is set to maintain its massive asset buying programme on Friday and keep its upbeat forecast that inflation will hit its 2 percent target next year, suggesting no further stimulus is on the horizon. But with the economy barely growing and falling oil prices threatening to push inflation below 1 percent, Governor Haruhiko Kuroda...

  • *Beijing to host APEC summit Nov. 5 to 11. *Steel output in 100- km radius of Beijing to be halted. BEIJING, Oct 31- Chinese steel mills, among the biggest in the world, are altering their production schedules to offset disruption from forced plant closures aimed at curbing choking air pollution during a summit of world leaders in Beijing next month.

  • SEOUL, Oct 30- The world's biggest TV makers, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and LG Electronics Inc, are turning to quantum dot technology for their next-generation TVs as it could still be years before OLED is affordable for the mass market. The only real challenge is securing enough quantum dot material from the small pool of suppliers, including Quantum Materials...

  • NORMAL OPERATIONS FOR NYSE'S PRIMARY DATA CENTER TO BE RESTORED FOR FRIDAY TRADING-NYSE.

  • NYSE SAYS NETWORK HARDWARE FAILURE AFFECTED THREE DATA FEEDS FROM 1:07 PM ET TO 1:34 PM ET- NYSE.

  • Oct 30- New York and federal energy regulators will hold a conference on Nov. 5 to discuss power grid capacity and infrastructure improvements that could help attract investments, the New York Public Service Commission said Thursday. Over the past year or so, several groups within New York, including the PSC, have asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission...

  • NYSE SWITCHED TO SECONDARY DATA CENTER IN CHICAGO, ALLOWING DATA FEED TO BE RESTORED.

  • BOGOTA, Oct 30- Colombia has room to take on additional debt next year to make up for a shortfall in revenue if the international price of oil continues to decline, Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas said on Thursday, adding the government would maintain its spending pace. A decline in Colombia's crude output coupled with a drop in price has raised concern in...

  • Oct 30- Western Union Co, the world's largest money-transfer company, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as the company benefited from its digital money transfer services. Western Union has cut prices and invested heavily in its online and mobile businesses to better compete with fast-growing rivals such as MoneyGram International Inc,...

  • Oct 30- Starbucks Corp on Thursday reported sales at established cafes in its U.S.-dominated Americas region that missed Wall Street expectations in the latest quarter, despite the early return of the popular Pumpkin Spice latte. The Americas region contributes the majority of Starbucks revenue. "We grew traffic, but it was at a bit of slower clip," said Troy...

  • Oct 30- GoPro Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, driven by strong demand for its wearable cameras, which are used by surfers, skydivers and other action junkies. Videos taken using GoPro cameras, which can be mounted on gear such as helmets, boards, bikes and dog harnesses, have made a big splash on the Internet. The net income...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 30- A large group of creditors of MF Global Holdings Ltd's bankrupt brokerage unit will soon receive their first payout, as $518.7 million of checks start to be mailed out on Friday, the third anniversary of the company's Chapter 11 filing. James Giddens, the trustee liquidating the MF Global Inc brokerage unit, on Thursday said the payout to unsecured...