• AT&T/Time Warner antitrust hearing to focus on trial date

    9 days ago - By Reuters

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Justice and AT&T Inc will meet in court for the first time on Thursday as the antitrust regulator attempts to stop the U.S. No. 2 wireless company's $85 billion purchase of media company Time Warner Inc .
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  • Apple's top U.S. apps of 2017: Snap nabs top 2 spots, Google and Facebook dominate

    Apple's top U.S. apps of 2017: Snap nabs top 2 spots, Google and Facebook dominate

    9 days ago - By Venture Beat

    It may not have been the best of years for Snap , but Snapchat's parent company has at least a couple of reasons to celebrate today after it grabbed the top two positions on Apple's 2017 “most popular apps” list in the U.S.
    Snapchat took pole position in the most downloaded apps of 2016, but a year later Snap's personalized emoji app Bitmoji elbowed Snapchat into second place. Snap had procured Bitmoji as a result of its $100 million acquisition of Bitstrips early last year.
    Elsewhere in Apple's top 20, Google and Facebook constituted nearly half of the most popular apps of 2017. In third...
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  • Dollar hits two-week high on U.S. tax reform optimism, world shares climb

    9 days ago - By Reuters

    LONDON - The dollar rose to its highest level in two weeks on Thursday over optimism the United States would successfully push through tax reforms, while world shares rebounded after two straight days of losses.
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  • Global shares mostly calm as investors focus on US tax, jobs

    9 days ago - By Chron

    SEOUL, South Korea - European stocks were higher while some Asian markets recovered from the previous day's losses on Thursday as investors focused on the U.S. tax reform and an upcoming U.S. jobs report.
    KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 200 rose 0.3 percent to 7,366.77 while France's CAC 40 added 0.2 percent to 5,383.07. Germany's DAX gained 0.2 percent to 13,028.86. Futures augured flat opening on Wall Street. Dow futures remained unchanged while S&P futures added 0.1 percent.
    ASIA'S DAY: Asia closed mixed. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 jumped 1.5 percent to 22,498.03 and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose...
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  • Asian share prices mixed after US markets regain equilibrium

    9 days ago - By Chron

    SEOUL, South Korea - Share prices were mixed in Asia on Thursday, with Japan and Australia leading gains after U.S. indexes stabilized overnight.
    KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 jumped 1.5 percent to 22,498.03 and Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.5 percent to 5,977.70. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index reversed earlier losses, adding 0.2 percent to 28,283.07. Most other regional benchmarks fell. The Shanghai Composite index slipped 0.7 percent to 3,272.05 and South Korea's Kospi lost 0.5 percent to 2,462.98. Stocks in Southeast Asia were mixed.
    WALL STREET: On Wednesday, U.S. stocks closed...
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  • Asia shares creep above 2-month lows, but growth, U.S. policy risks weigh

    9 days ago - By Reuters

    TOKYO - Asian shares hovered above two-month lows on Thursday as some high-tech bellwethers bounced back after a searing sell-off although softer oil and copper prices and uncertainty over U.S. policy kept many investors cautious.
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