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Lenovo Group, the world's biggest personal computer maker, says its latest quarterly profit rose 23 percent on strong growth in sales of smartphones and other mobile devices.
Here are the latest trading levels for Asia's major stock markets: Tokyo (Nikkei Average) up 0.5% ; Hong Kong (Hang Seng Index) down 0.1% ; Shanghai (Shanghai Composite Index) down 0.3% ; Sydney (S&P/ASX 200) up 0.4% ; Seoul (Kospi) up 0.2% Taipei (Taiex) up 0.3% Copyright © 2014 MarketWatch, Inc.
After holding its policy unchanged for more than a year, the Bank of Korea cut its benchmark interest rate Thursday by a quarter point to 2.25%, the lowest since late 2010.
Australian stocks gained ground early Thursday, with the S&P/ASX 200 0.4% higher, getting an assist from some upbeat earnings reports and analyst notes.
Japanese stocks bobbed higher in early Thursday trade, with techs advancing after a 1% gain for the Nasdaq overnight, though some industrials took a hit following weaker-than-expected Japanese machine-order data.
The U.S. Justice Department says two attorneys representing the son of a prominent Russian lawmaker may face a conflict of interest because other attorneys in their firm have represented victims of a hacking scheme he's accused of running.
The lead producers behind the 1940s song-and-dance Broadway revival of "On the Town" are offering a modern twist for its financing: accredited folk can buy a part of it for as little as $10,000.
A federal judge has granted final approval of a $48.1 million class-action settlement for Louisiana residents affected by a 37-acre sinkhole that opened two years ago has been swallowing land ever since.
A 19-year-old mastermind of armed robberies at a recycling center and three Oahu banks used part of the nearly $41,000 stolen on dental work, according to an FBI affidavit filed in federal court.
Apple is banning the use of two potentially hazardous chemicals during in the final assembly of iPhones and iPads as part of the company's latest commitment to protect factory workers who build its trendy devices.
A teenager lived undetected for two days at a 24-hour Wal-Mart in Texas after running away from his aunt's home, police said Wednesday.
A group of people whose families, homes and pets came under a cloud of herbicides meant for neighboring timberlands is challenging the constitutionality of the Oregon Right to Farm and Forest Act.
A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Art's-Way Manufacturing Co. : Approximately 69,400 shares changed hands, a 1,086.8 percent increase over its 65-day average volume.
A look at the 10 biggest volume decliners on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Donegal Group B : Approximately shares changed hands, a 99.9 decrease from its 65-day average volume.
A look at Nasdaq 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading: Apple Inc. rose 1.3 percent to $97.24 with 31,054,700 shares traded.
A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading: Advanced Micro Devices Inc. rose .7 percent to $4.11 with 30,297,300 shares traded.
Shares of some top telecom companies were up at the close of trading: AT&T Inc. rose $.05 or .1 percent, to $34.69.
Shares of some top utilities companies were mixed at the close of trading: American Electric Power Co. rose $.36 or .7 percent, to $50.77.
Shares of some top restaurant companies were mixed at the close of trading: Brinker International Inc. rose $.39 or .8 percent, to $46.54.
Shares of some top machinery companies were mixed at the close of trading: Caterpillar rose $.83 or .8 percent, to $105.16.