Zynga ( ZNGA) Chief Operating Officer John Schappert, an industry executive who came from Electronic Arts ( EA), is resigning, effectively immediately, according to an 8-K filing from the San Francisco-based social gaming company. Schappert also resigned from Zynga's board. He was a member of the mergers and acquisitions committee of the board. Words With Friends: Zynga COO Says 'I Quit'
Sirius XM ( SIRI) shares jumped 7.6% Wednesday to $2.48 on news that Liberty Media will spin off the Starz cable network into a separate company, providing Liberty with more cash to pursue the satellite radio company. Liberty Media owns more than 40% of Sirius' common shares. Sirius also announced plans Wednesday to sell $400 million of debt, due in 2022. Liberty Media May Pursue Sirius: Tech Winners & Losers
Retailer Kohl's ( KSS) is expected by analysts Thursday to post quarterly earnings of 96 cents a share on revenue of $4.21 billion.
Wendy's ( WEN), the fast-food chain, is expected by analysts to earn 5 cents a share in its latest quarter on sales of $647.9 million.
Brinker ( EAT), the restaurant company, is expected by analysts to post fiscal-fourth quarter earnings of 58 cents a share on revenue of $734.3 million.
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