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European benchmarks had seen a solid session a short time ahead of the close Wednesday after receiving a boost from a number of corporate earnings winners and renewed M&A activity.
Bank and commodity stocks dragged European benchmarks lower Tuesday as mining stocks pared Monday's gains and the second-quarter earnings season got underway.
The company has laid off thousands of employees every year for the past several years.
European stocks closed higher Wednesday after mixed session.
Microsoft could be shedding thousands of employees as it moves to dominate the enterprise cloud.
Nokia and smartphone maker Xiaomi will also share infrastructure equipment and data centers.
The networking giant sees hardware pressures offsetting much of its software growth.
The networking giant is forecasting limited sales and earnings growth for the next few years, as hardware pressures offset software and services growth.
Intel is partnering with a company that builds startups that are designed to take on cybersecurity.