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  • Feb 5- Expedia Inc on Thursday posted a fourth-quarter profit below analysts' expectations and over 30 percent lower than the same quarter a year ago, due in part to currency headwinds and heavy competition in China. Expedia, which recently slipped behind The Priceline Group Inc to become the world's second largest travel services company by bookings, earned...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- U.S. business lobbies called on the White House this week for help to overturn new Chinese cybersecurity regulations they say would hurt market opportunities abroad and jobs in the U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on Feb. 4, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and 16 other U.S. business lobbies said the new rules raised questions about China's...

  • Feb 5- Videogame maker Activision Blizzard Inc, known for its "Call of Duty" and "Destiny" titles, forecast revenue for the first quarter below market estimates, factoring in the impact of a strengthening dollar. Shares of Activision Blizzard, also known for its "World of Warcraft," "Skylanders" and "Diablo" games, were down 8.3 percent in extended trading on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- A former SAC Capital Advisors LP portfolio manager avoided prison on Thursday after helping federal authorities win a guilty plea and $1.8 billion in financial penalties from the hedge fund run by billionaire Steven A. Cohen. Freeman was one of eight SAC Capital employees charged with insider trading who either pleaded guilty or were convicted...

  • Feb 5- News Corp, owner of the Wall Street Journal and HarperCollins, reported quarterly revenue and a profit just above analysts' consensus forecast as its book publishing and real estate businesses offset dwindling print revenue. News Corp's revenue is largely dependent on its newspaper holdings in the United States, Australia and Great Britain.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- William Gerber, chief financial officer of TD Ameritrade Holding Corp for the last eight years, will receive a $2.5 million retirement package when he leaves the discount brokerage firm at the end of September, the company said in a quarterly regulatory filing on Thursday. Gerber, 56, began his career at TD Ameritrade in 1999 as director of finance...

  • BUZZ-GoPro Inc: Profit forecast may miss estimate Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 6:24 PM ET

    **Richardson will leave the company effective Feb. 27, GoPro said in a regulatory filing, without giving a reason for her exit. **Company expects Q1 profit/share of $0.15- $0.17 on sales of $330- $340 million. **Up to Thursday's close GoPro's stock had more than doubled since its IPO in June last year.

  • Feb 5- Click on http://tmsnrt.rs/1Icbvgj for a table that compares U.S. retailers' January same-store sales with analysts' estimates as published by Thomson Reuters.

  • Feb 4- Corporate networking site LinkedIn Corp reported a higher-than-expected 44 percent jump in quarterly revenue as more businesses used its services to assess candidates for employment. "In the fourth-quarter, more than 75 percent of new members came to LinkedIn from outside the United States," Chief Executive Jeff Weiner said on a post-earnings call.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- Sikorsky Aircraft, a unit of United Technologies Corp, is seeing a big spike in demand for its UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from Eastern Europe, a top company executive said on Thursday. Several Eastern European countries have already submitted a formal request for the aircraft to the U.S. government, Samir Mehta, president of Sikorsky Defense...

  • Feb 5- Online music streaming service Pandora Media Inc's quarterly sales fell short of market estimates amid slowing advertising revenue growth and the company forecast lower-than-expected revenue for the current quarter. Pandora is facing stiff competition from Spotify, Apple Inc's Beats online streaming service, Google Inc, and Amazon.com Inc in the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- The United States is pressing Cuba to allow the opening of its embassy in Havana by April, U.S. officials told Reuters, despite the Communist island's demand that it first be removed from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. A refusal by Cuba to allow the United States to quickly establish an official embassy for the first time in half a...

  • Feb 5- Action camera maker GoPro Inc said its chief operating officer was resigning and forecast first-quarter profit slightly below Wall Street's expectations, sending its shares down nearly 18 percent after the bell. Nina Richardson will leave the company effective Feb. 27, GoPro said in a regulatory filing, without giving a reason for her departure.

  • Feb 5- Chief executives of the three largest U.S. airlines said they want the U.S. government to modify or terminate air treaties with two Persian Gulf nations, the Wall Street Journal reported. In a joint interview, the CEOs of American Airlines Group Inc, United Continental Holdings Inc and Delta Air Lines Inc said subsidies and government policies for three...

  • Feb 5- Electronics retailer RadioShack Corp filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection on Thursday and said it had a deal in place to sell as many as 2,400 stores to Sprint and an affiliate of hedge fund Standard General, its lender and largest shareholder. RadioShack listed $1.2 billion of assets and $1.39 billion of debts in its Chapter 11 filing in U.S. Bankruptcy...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- U.S. business lobbies have called on the White House for help to overturn new Chinese cybersecurity regulations they say would hurt market opportunities and U.S jobs. Trade Representative Michael Froman on Feb. 4, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and 16 other U.S. business lobbies said the new rules raised questions about China's international...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- Several U.S. states are investigating a massive cyberattack on No. 2 U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc that is being looked at for possible ties to China, according to a source familiar with the probe. Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen asked Anthem Chief Executive Joseph Swedish to provide by March 4 detailed information about the...

  • TECHNOLOGY GROUPS SAY CHINESE POLICIES RAISE SERIOUS QUESTIONS ABOUT CHINA'S INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMITMENTS.

  • TECHNOLOGY GROUPS SAY "TROUBLING" NEW CHINESE POLICIES WILL HAVE SIGNIFICANT NEGATIVE IMPACT MARKET OPPORTUNITIES IN CHINA.