futures were up this morning.
and Hong Kong's
both closed higher overnight in thin trading. London's
surged at the open while action at most other European bourses was flat.
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AXP:NYSE) announced plans to launch a brokerage firm in Japan next year.
HAL:NYSE) said it will cut 2,750 more jobs from its
Energy Services Group
. The company had already announced 8,100 layoffs earlier this year.
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
will keep paying its California members' use of Viagra under a settlement with state regulators.
EGRP:NYSE) soared Monday after the company boasted 500,000 members on its
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SPW:NYSE) will take a restructuring charge of up to $250 million to close 25
offices and cut 1,000 jobs.
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After six years and five drafts, China finally approved legislation regulating its securities markets Tuesday.
Continuing its search for a major partner, the U.K.'s
General Electric Co.
is in preliminary merger talks with
will sell as much as 80% of its pay-TV channel to
Economic Planning Agency
blamed the nation's economic woes on the country's failure to deal quickly with bad loans left by the collapse of the 1980s "bubble" economy.
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AAPL:Nasdaq) is set to roll out its new Yosemite desktop systems at the
next week in San Francisco.
AOL:NYSE) is filing another lawsuit seeking monetary damages for spam email circulated on its network, this time against a 21-year old Southern California man.
has raised its IPO to 3 million shares from 2.5 million shares amid high demand.
said it will start selling super-slim hard disk drives for laptops in January.
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leaders apologized for atrocities committed during the 1970s and asked Cambodians to "let bygones be bygones."
announced it will update its encryption policy by the end of the year with new rules allowing 56-bit encryption technology to be freely exported to "non-terrorist" countries.
China will commemorate the 105th anniversary of
Chairman Mao Zedong's
birth by issuing a "Little Red Disc" CD-ROM.
National Football League
began its postseason purge with the firings of