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  • News Corp posts 1.9 pct rise in revenue Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 4:11 PM ET

    Feb 5- News Corp, which publishes the New York Post, reported a 1.9 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by its book publishing and real estate businesses. Net income available to shareholders fell to $142 million, or 24 cents per share, for the second quarter ended Dec. 31, from $150 million, or 26 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue at the publisher, helmed by...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 5- Apple Inc's healthcare technology is spreading quickly among major U.S. hospitals, showing early promise as a way for doctors to monitor patients remotely and lower costs. Fifteen of 23 top hospitals contacted by Reuters said they have rolled out a pilot program of Apple's HealthKit service- which acts as a repository for...

  • Twitter 4th-qarter revenue rises 97 percent Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 4:09 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 5- Twitter Inc said on Thursday its revenue in the fourth quarter grew 97 percent, surpassing Wall Street expectations, but the growth rate of its monthly users slowed significantly. Twitter said revenue in the three months ended Dec. 31 totaled $479 million, compared to $243 million in the year-ago period. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 5- Apple Inc's healthcare technology is spreading quickly among major U.S. hospitals, showing early promise as a way for doctors to monitor patients remotely and lower costs. Fifteen of 23 top hospitals contacted by Reuters said they have rolled out a pilot program of Apple's HealthKit service- which acts as a repository for...

  • LinkedIn's quarterly revenue jumps 44 pct Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 4:07 PM ET

    Feb 4- Corporate networking site LinkedIn Corp reported a 44 percent rise in quarterly revenue as more business used its services to assess candidates for employment. The company's net income fell to $3.1 million, or 2 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $3.8 million, or 3 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $643.4 million from $447.2...

  • Manufacturers like South Korea's LG Display Co Ltd and Samsung Display are eager to boost their exposure to the sector, which promises bigger and more stable margins than their mainstay mobile and TV businesses. Future cars could add transparent side-window displays and replace rearview mirrors and side mirrors with screens, according to LG Display, the...

  • HONG KONG, Feb 6- Hong Kong's stock exchange has told investors it expects them to hit the limit of shares they can buy via its trading link with Shanghai by the end of March, a development that will pressure China to lift the quota to prevent the scheme grinding to a near halt. After a slower than expected start in the days after the November 17 launch, a 53 percent...

  • *Libya violence, Nigeria tanker attack raise supply worries. NEW YORK, Feb 5- Crude prices closed up more than 4 percent on Thursday as rising violence in producer Libya and an expected boost in oil demand from China's central bank easing helped the market rebound from a sharp rout in the previous session. "It is just a changing market sentiment as more and more...

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 5- Walt Disney Co named Thomas Staggs, the head of its theme parks and resorts unit, as chief operating officer of the company on Thursday, putting him in the lead to succeed Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger in 2018.. Disney shares rose 1.2 percent to $102.52 in afternoon trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Staggs and Chief Financial Officer Jay...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- America's vast staffing industry knows it's time to jack up wages when it becomes difficult to find enough workers. While 2014 was the strongest year of job gains in the recovery from the 2007-09 recession, rising output is not yet translating into substantial wage gains for the workers Kelly Services, one of the country's largest providers of...

  • U.S. retailers' January same-store sales Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 3:09 PM ET

    Jan 8- Click on http://tmsnrt.rs/1KvEc3M for a table that compares U.S. retailers' January same-store sales with analysts' estimates as published by Thomson Reuters. **Gap Inc is yet to report same-store sales for the month. **Walgreens said it would not report monthly same-store sales results any longer.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- Connecticut and New York prosecutors reached out to No. 2 U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc on Thursday, a day after the firm said it was a victim of a cyberattack that compromised data of tens of millions of people. Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen asked Anthem Chief Executive Officer Joseph Swedish to provide detailed information about...

  • Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance on Thursday said the ring bought $700,000 worth of gift cards after fraudulently obtaining "instant credit" that Apple had offered online in conjunction with Barclays Plc's Barclaycard, and then used the cards to buy Apple products. Prosecutors said he recruited Apple store employees to misuse names, addresses, birth...

  • The SEC said former Barclays Capital analyst John Gray and his friend Christian Keller used disposable prepaid mobile phones to conduct insider trading from 2009 to 2012.. It said that in exchange for kickbacks, Keller provided tips about confidential news he learned while working as a financial analyst at the chipmaker Applied Materials Inc and in...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 5- Sprint Corp aims to expand its retail footprint with 500 stores this year and is considering troubled electronics retail chain Radioshack's prime real estate, Chief Executive Marcelo Claure told Reuters on Friday. "We're looking at RadioShack very closely, in terms of what's going to happen. Radioshack is preparing to shut down and sell...

  • Among the nominees for this year's top awards- song, record and album of the year- only British soul singer Sam Smith and R&B artist Pharrell Williams had a hit that placed among the top 10 radio songs in total plays in 2014, according to Nielsen Music. Such is the promise of streaming that Apple Inc bought headphone maker Beats for $3 billion last year, in part for its...

  • Feb 5- British drinks can maker Rexam Plc said it is in talks to be bought by U.S. rival Ball Corp for 4.3 billion pounds, a deal that would form an industry giant better equipped to withstand rising aluminium costs. Rexam said it had received a proposal from Broomfield, Colorado- based Ball valuing it at 610 pence per share. Rexam's London- traded shares closed...

  • ABUJA, Feb 5- Nigeria's state oil company said on Thursday that a forensic audit conducted by PriceWaterhouseCoopers has cleared it of the allegation that it failed to remit $20 billion owed to the state. President Goodluck Jonathan ordered an audit of the national energy company in early 2014 after former central bank governor Lamido Sanusi said an...

  • Greek radicals play it safe with debt advisers Lazard Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 2:08 PM ET

    LONDON, Feb 5- Soon after politicians from the far-left Syriza party won power in Greece they said they had hired Lazard to advise them on restructuring their debt. Lazard cemented its position as the eminence grise of debt negotiations when it secured the biggest restructuring deal in history for Athens in 2012.. Geopolitical turmoil and economic shocks keep...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- CME Group Inc will save $10 million per year in expenses after it shuts nearly all of its open-outcry futures pits in New York and Chicago in early July, a spokesman said on Thursday. That sum represents a quarter of the total cost of running its trading floors, he said, ahead of the release of the Chicago- based exchange's fourth-quarter results later...