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UPS profit rises on strong demand, beats analysts' expectations

Yahoo Business - 38 mins 48 segs ago

CHICAGO (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday, driven by growing demand, improving margins in the United States and strong growth in Asia and Europe. UPS, the world's largest shipping company, reported earnings per share of $1.32, up 14 percent from $1.16 a year earlier. Analysts expected $1.28 per share. Atlanta-based UPS posted revenue of $14.29 billion for the quarter, up 6 percent from $13.52 billion in the same quarter in 2013. That came in slightly above analysts' estimates of $14.2 billion. ...


Futures fall on weak Amazon results, Ebola worries

Yahoo Business - 46 mins 39 segs ago

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures dipped on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to trim its weekly gain, following disappointing results from Amazon and as the first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York City raised concerns about the spread of the virus. * Amazon plunged 10.9 percent to $279.15 in premarket trade after the online retailer's sales projections for the crucial holiday quarter disappointed Wall Street and third-quarter results missed forecasts. * Microsoft , up 2.7 percent at $46. ...


Ford profit beats Street; sales down on F-150 launch

Yahoo Business - 52 mins 34 segs ago

By Bernie Woodall and Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co's third-quarter earnings beat Wall Street expectations on a strong showing in North America and China even as revenue fell due to the cost of introducing the F-150 pickup truck. Ford's launch of its F-150 made with an aluminum body is on track, the company said on Friday. A 3 percent drop in third-quarter revenue to $34.9 billion is largely linked to the shutdown of the F-150 plant in Dearborn, Michigan. Ford net profit of $835 million, or 21 cents per share, was down 34 percent from $1. ...


P&G to split off Duracell battery business

Yahoo Business - 1 hora 13 mins ago

(Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co said it would split off its Duracell battery business into a separate company as it looks to focus on its faster-growing brands. The world's largest household products maker also reported a slight fall in quarterly sales. Net income attributable to Procter & Gamble fell to $1.99 billion, or 69 cents per share, in the first quarter ended Sept. 30 from $3.03 billion, or $1.04 per share, a year earlier. The maker of Pampers diapers and Tide detergent said net sales fell to $20.79 billion from $20.83 billion. ...


iMessage spam deluge traced to knock-offs in China

Yahoo Business - 1 hora 40 mins ago

Text message spam is best ignored, but when a security researcher followed a trail of deception laid out on Apple's iMessage he became the proud owner of cheap designer accessories from China.>


Microsoft Lumia device 'coming soon', but cheap phones keep Nokia name

Yahoo Business - 1 hora 58 mins ago

Microsoft is a step closer to ditching the Nokia name from its Lumia Windows Phones, but will keep the name for entry-level devices.>


Tomorrow Daily 074: VR moon tours, an 'Avengers 2' trailer analysis, and a real-life Transformer

Yahoo Business - 2 horas 23 mins ago

On today's show, we discuss virtual reality tours of the moon using Oculus Rift, all the crazy things we spotted in the "Avengers 2: Age of Ultron" trailer, and a real-life Transformer that changes from humanoid to car (just like Optimus Prime).>


Stagnating euro zone seeks to persuade Germany to shift

Yahoo Business - 2 horas 37 mins ago

By Francesco Guarascio and Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone leaders sought on Friday to bridge stark differences over how to avoid economic stagnation and deflation in the bloc, with Germany facing fresh calls to soften its budget rigor and spend more. With a U.S.-style bond-buying plan by the European Central Bank off the table for now, the bloc has few options, leaving other euro zone leaders to tread a careful line between the opposing growth and austerity camps. ...


Amazon takes $170M charge on Fire Phone

Yahoo Business - 3 horas 1 min ago

The company discloses that it had $83 million worth of unsold Fire Phones at the end of the third quarter.>


Stress tests, Ebola cool global stocks after best week of year

Yahoo Business - 3 horas 18 mins ago

By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks dipped on Friday, as European bank stress test results due at the weekend and New York City's first case of Ebola prompted investors to lock in profits after the best week for shares in well over a year. A doctor who treated Ebola patients in West Africa became the first person to test positive for the virus in America's largest city, raising fresh fears about its spread. Europe's main bourses in London, Frankfurt and Paris all opened 0.5 percent in the red and U.S. ...


Asia economic growth to languish as China slows: poll

Yahoo Business - 3 horas 27 mins ago

By Sumanta Dey BANGALORE (Reuters) - Emerging Asia will contribute less to the global economy in 2015 than was expected just months ago as a slowdown in China drags on growth in the region, partially offset by acceleration in the United States, Reuters polls showed. Until recently the primary engine of global growth, most Asian economies have slowed, hamstrung by erratic exports, sluggish domestic demand, capital outflows and political and policy uncertainty. ...


Three major nations absent as China launches World Bank rival in Asia

Yahoo Business - 4 horas 3 mins ago

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launch of a China-backed Asian infrastructure bank on Friday as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders. China's $50 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is seen as a challenge to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, both of which count Washington and its allies as their biggest financial backers. ...


Pfizer's $11 billion buyback plan deflates AstraZeneca bid hopes

Yahoo Business - 4 horas 29 mins ago

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Pfizer is to continue buying back stock, with the board authorizing a new $11 billion share repurchase plan, deflating expectations that it will make a new bid for AstraZeneca. Shares in AstraZeneca fell 1.2 percent by 0800 GMT on Friday following the news. The largest American pharmaceuticals company, whose shares gained more than 1 percent after the announcement late on Thursday, said the move was in addition to the $1.3 billion remaining on its current share buyback program. ...


Special Report: Why Madrid's poor fear Goldman Sachs and Blackstone

Yahoo Business - 5 horas 8 mins ago

By Sonya Dowsett Madrid (Reuters) - Last year Madrid’s city and regional governments sold almost 5,000 rent-controlled flats to private equity investors including Goldman Sachs and Blackstone. At the time, the tenants were told their rental conditions would remain the same. But as old contracts expire, dozens of people have received demands for higher rent, been told their rents will increase dramatically, been threatened with eviction or moved out to escape the insecurity. Thousands of Spain’s poor now depend for their homes on the generosity of private equity. Jamila Bouzelmat is one of ...


Friday Poll: How do you like Apple Pay so far?

Yahoo Business - 6 horas 40 mins ago

Apple Pay has arrived and Touch ID-device owners have had a shot at trying it out. Let us know if you're loving it, hating it or feeling totally indifferent.>


This is what a 'Star Wars' blaster bolt would look like in real life

Yahoo Business - 7 horas 20 mins ago

A team of physicists has created a film that shows what a real-life "laser bullet" would look like in action. Hint: it's not like in "Star Wars.">


Exclusive: Port squeeze threatens U.S. retailers' holiday stocking plans

Yahoo Business - 7 horas 26 mins ago

By Nandita Bose and Lisa Baertlein CHICAGO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A shortage of transportation equipment and possible labor disruptions at ​the Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex, ​the nation's busiest, is delaying shipping containers for up to three weeks, threatening timely delivery to retailers for the holiday season. The delays are affecting retailers including JC Penney Co , Macy's Inc , Kohl's Corp Nordstrom Inc , American Eagle , Ralph Lauren and Carter's , according to three people with direct knowledge of the situation. ...


Specter of no-inflation world looms over Fed's return to normal

Yahoo Business - 7 horas 34 mins ago

By Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After months of focus on slack in U.S. labor markets, the Federal Reserve faces a new challenge: the possibility that weak inflation may be so firmly entrenched it upends the return to normal monetary policy. The soft global inflation backdrop, from sliding oil prices to stagnant wages in advanced economies, has triggered debate over whether the Fed and its peers merely need to wait for a slow-motion business cycle to improve, or face a shift in the underlying nature of inflation after the global recession. ...


This is what a Star Wars blaster bolt would look like in real life

Yahoo Business - Jue, 23/10/2014 - 21:08

A team of physicists has created a film that shows what a real-life "laser bullet" would look like in action. Hint: it's not like Star Wars.>


LG G3 Screen powered by in-house 'NUCLUN' AP launches in Korea

Yahoo Business - Jue, 23/10/2014 - 20:58

LG Electronics has launched its new G3 Screen phablet, powered by its long-awaited, self-designed "NUCLUN" application processor in South Korea.>