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  • Fewer-than-expected people tune in to Pandora in Q3 Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    Oct 23- Pandora Media Inc reported a lower-than-expected increase in the number of people tuning in to its Internet radio in the third quarter, sending its shares down 4 percent in extended trading. The company posted an adjusted profit of 9 cents per share, on revenue of $239.6 million. Analysts on average were expecting a profit of 8 cents per share on revenue of...

  • Oct 23- Touchscreen chip maker Synaptics Inc reported lower-than-expected first-quarter revenue and adjusted profit, hurt by weak demand from smartphone makers, sending its shares down 8.5 percent in extended trading. The company, which makes fingerprint ID and touchscreen chips for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's smartphones, reported an adjusted profit...

  • UPDATE 1-Microsoft sales beat Street hopes, shares rise Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:37 PM ET

    SEATTLE, Oct 23- Microsoft Corp reported higher-than-expected revenue for its fiscal first quarter on Thursday, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for companies, while keeping its profit margins intact. "In light of recent negative earnings results from tech bellwethers Oracle, IBM, SAP, VMware, and EMC,...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 23- Amazon.com Inc's sales projections for the crucial holiday quarter disappointed, and third-quarter results missed Wall Street's targets, sending the online retailer's shares 9 percent lower. The company projected on Thursday net sales of between $27.3 billion and $30.3 billion for the holiday quarter, lagging the $30.89 billion...

  • Oct 23- Network gear maker Juniper Networks Inc reported a 5 percent fall in quarterly revenue, hurt by weak demand from customers such as AT&T Inc and Sprint Corp.. The company's revenue fell to $1.13 billion in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $1.19 billion a year earlier. Net income rose to $103.6 million, or 23 cents per share, from $99.1 million, or 19 cents per...

  • Oct 23- Qlik Technologies Inc reported a 26 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by demand for its business analytics software and an increase in license and maintenance deals. The company reported a net loss of $14.4 million, or 16 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30 from a profit of $3 million, or 3 cents per share, a year earlier as expenses rose...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 23- Amazon.com Inc's sales projections for the crucial holiday quarter disappointed and third-quarter results missed Wall Street's targets, sending the online retailer's shares 7 percent lower.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 23- Corporate earnings including Caterpillar's drove Wall Street higher on Thursday but stocks pared gains late in the session after reports that a New York City hospital is running Ebola tests on a healthcare worker who treated infected patients in West Africa.

  • Broadcasters win preliminary injunction against Aereo Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:06 PM ET

    Oct 23- A New York federal judge on Thursday officially barred embattled video streaming company Aereo, Inc from transmitting the programs of television broadcasters as they are being shown. The Supreme Court ruled on June 25 that the company had infringed broadcasters' copyrights by capturing live and recorded programs through antennas and transmitting...

  • MEXICO CITY, Oct 23- Retailer Grupo Comercial Chedraui, Mexico's No.3 supermarket chain, is exploring possible acquisitions at home, the company's chief executive said on Thursday, declining to comment on reports that the firm is seeking to acquire rival Comerci. The purchase of Comerci would turn Chedraui into Mexico's second largest supermarket chain in...

  • *Saudi Arabia increases Sept output but cuts market supply. *All eyes on OPEC November meeting. NEW YORK, Oct 23- Brent crude oil jumped nearly 3 percent on Thursday, its most in over four months, after an industry source said Saudi Arabia cut output in September following the summer's tumble in prices.

  • They are also profitable: In the third quarter, BlackRock Inc, the biggest provider of the funds, made $850 million in fees from its iShares ETFs, 30 percent of the $2.8 billion in revenue it reported. Last week, Janus Capital Group announced the acquisition of exchange-traded fund provider VelocityShares and Reuters exclusively reported last week that Goldman...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 23- U.S. stocks pared gains in the final hour of trading on Thursday following media reports that a doctor was being tested at a New York City hospital for a possible case of Ebola.

  • BOSTON, Oct 23- Janus Capital Group Inc said on Thursday that third-quarter profit rose 25 percent, but the mutual fund company posted more outflows of investor cash as the arrival of star bond manager Bill Gross came too late to reverse the trend. Best known for its equity funds, Denver- based Janus late last month hired Gross from Pacific Investment Management Co,...

  • *Poland leads objections, but is not alone. The 28 member states want to set the pace for a global pact to be agreed in Paris next year with industrial powers from Asia, North America and the rest of the world. Conflict between Ukraine and Russia, the EU's biggest energy supplier, has also focused the EU on reducing its reliance on imported fossil fuels by increasing...

  • *Industrials rally on 3 M, Caterpillar results. Shares of both Caterpillar Inc and 3 M Co rose following their results. Caterpillar, which also raised its full-year profit view, was up 4.6 percent at $98.94 while 3 M added 5 percent to $145.85.

  • LONDON/ PARIS/ FRANKFURT, Oct 23- EE, Britain's largest mobile network operator, is braced for the increasing convergence of mobile and fixed-line services in the UK market next year and the pace of consolidation is likely to pick up, Gervais Pellissier, a lead director of EE, said on Thursday. EE, formerly known as Everything Everywhere, is a joint venture of Deutsche...

  • Sears said in August it had closed 96 stores in the six months since February and planned to close a total of 130 underperforming stores during the full fiscal year. Sears spokesman Chris Brathwaite declined to comment on the number of planned closures, saying the company would provide an update when it reports quarterly earnings next month.

  • Oct 23- Hurricane Gonzalo caused between $200 million and $400 million in insured losses over the weekend on Bermuda, according to an estimate by AIR Worldwide, a Boston- based catastrophe modeling company. EQECAT, another modeling firm, estimated the insured losses at $300 million, according to a report on Monday by Insurance Journal, a trade publication.

  • FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct 23- A former senior Swiss bank executive on trial for federal tax evasion was a micro-manager intimately involved in efforts to deceive U.S. authorities, a former employee testified on Thursday. Martin Liechti, the former head of the wealth management division for the Americas at UBS, was testifying in Fort Lauderdale for a second day in...