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Lenovo Group, the world's biggest personal computer maker, says its latest quarterly profit rose 19 percent, driven by sales growth outside its home China market.
China plans to allow limited access to Facebook , BBC News and other banned websites when foreign leaders gather for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit on Nov. 10-11, Singapore's Chinese-language Lianhe Zaobao newspaper reported on its website Wednesday.
A new private sector initiative announced Wednesday will provide at least $450 million in commercial financing to the three West African countries hardest hit by Ebola to promote trade, investment and employment.
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average) up 0.4% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index) down 0.2% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index) flat ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) down 0.2% ; Seoul (Kospi) up 0.3% Taipei (Taiex) down 0.2% Copyright © 2014 MarketWatch, Inc.
The University of Minnesota on Wednesday sued the four largest wireless carriers in the U.S. over alleged patent infringement.
Hong Kong stocks enjoyed some slim gains in early Thursday trading, with the Hang Seng Index up 0.1%, rubbing out a little of its 0.6% loss in the previous session.
Japanese stocks held to their winning ways in early Thursday action, with the Nikkei Average sporting a 0.5% gain to add to its 0.4% advance the previous day, while the broader Topix shifted 0.4% higher.
Palo Alto Networks Inc. said late Wednesday it has discovered an "unprecedented" type of malware that attacks Apple Inc. computers and mobile devices.
Australian stocks jogged uphill Thursday morning, as strength in media and energy stocks helped carry the S&P/ASX 200 to a 0.4% gain in early trading.
American Capital Ltd. said Wednesday that it plans to split into three companies and cut an unspecified number of jobs.
The space tourism company that suffered a tragic setback when its experimental rocket-powered spaceship broke apart over the California desert could resume test flights as early as next summer if it can finish building a replacement craft, its CEO said Wednesday.
Money that was loaned to Montana's Yellowstone Club for the ultra-rich and then largely diverted to the luxury resort's founder, Tim Blixseth, should be counted as income, a state tax board ruled.
Shares of some top media companies were mixed at the close of trading: Comcast Corp. rose $.46 or .8 percent, to $55.09.
News Corp. (NWSA) on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $65 million.
Prudential Financial Inc. (PRU) on Wednesday reported third-quarter earnings of $465 million.
Shares of some top drug benefits companies were up at the close of trading: CVSCaremark rose $2.03 or 2.4 percent, to $87.50.
Shares of some top silver companies were down at the close of trading: Hecla Mining Co. fell $.13 or 6.0 percent, to $2.04.
Shares of some top biotechnology companies were down at the close of trading: Amgen Inc. fell $1.47 or .9 percent, to $158.94.
Shares of some top beverages companies were mixed at the close of trading: Anheuser-Busch Inbev ADR rose $.50 or .5 percent, to $109.90.
A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading: AllianceBernstein Income Fund Inc. : Approximately 3,306,300 shares changed hands, a 546.8 percent increase over its 65-day average volume.