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Thomson Reuters profit beats but currency weighs on revenue

Yahoo Business - 18 mins 52 segs ago

Currency weighed on revenues, however, and the news and information company said volatile currencies would have a bigger impact on this year's results than usual. "The quarter and the first half just confirms the momentum that is building inside the business," Chief Executive Jim Smith said in an interview. Analysts, on average, were looking for 50 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Afineur's first batch of fermented coffee is available through Kickstarter

Yahoo Business - 20 mins 14 segs ago
Back in October, we told you about Afineur's goal of replicating the process of civet coffee without all the pooping. To create a flavor profile similar to the pricey Kopi Luwak beans, and bypass the bowel ...

GSK flags up pipeline as HIV drugs help it beat profit forecasts

Yahoo Business - 20 mins 36 segs ago

GlaxoSmithKline moved to reclaim its prowess as a research powerhouse on Wednesday by flagging up dozens of new drugs and vaccines in development, as demand for new HIV medicines helped it beat quarterly profit forecasts. Strong sales of Tivicay and Triumeq validated GSK's decision in May to keep its HIV business, rather than spinning it off, and offset a further slide in revenue from lung drug Advair and lower group profit margins following a major business overhaul. The drugmaker recently sold its marketed cancer drugs to Novartis and bought the Swiss group's vaccines, while increasing its consumer health business through a joint venture.

MasterCard's revenue misses estimates on higher incentives

Yahoo Business - 22 mins 1 seg ago

Shares of MasterCard, which operates the world's second largest payment network, fell about 3 percent in premarket trading on Wednesday. MasterCard charges companies using its payment network for transactions on cards that carry its brands. The company usually pays higher incentives to its partners than larger rival Visa Inc .

ICYMI: VR to improve London's tube, lego arm and more

Yahoo Business - 27 mins 14 segs ago
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Wall St. set to open little changed ahead of Fed statement

Yahoo Business - 30 mins 41 segs ago

Investors are focused on the outcome of the Fed's two-day policy meeting with markets divided on whether it will take a hawkish or dovish stance. In a recent congressional testimony, Fed Chair Janet Yellen neither ruled out a September interest rate hike nor guided the market toward thinking it was a done deal. "If the Fed continues to be relatively neutral in its tone by not dropping any hints of an imminent rate hike probably markets will continue to stabilize," Societe Generale strategist Alvin Tan said.

Carlyle's second-quarter earnings drop as energy funds suffer

Yahoo Business - 31 mins 55 segs ago

Carlyle's private equity portfolio appreciated 5 percent in the second quarter, roughly in line with last year. As a result, Carlyle said economic net income (ENI), an earnings metric that factors in the mark-to-market value of its portfolio, dropped to $180 million in the second quarter from $289 million a year earlier. Like its major peers, Carlyle has diversified beyond corporate buyouts into alternative credit, real estate and funds of funds.

Greece's Tsipras, hounded by left, vows 'thus far and no further'

Yahoo Business - 54 mins 23 segs ago

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, struggling to contain a revolt in his left-wing Syriza party, said on Wednesday that his government would not implement reform measures beyond those agreed with lenders at a euro zone summit this month. Tsipras faces a tough Syriza central committee session on Thursday with many activists angered by his acceptance of bailout terms more stringent than those voters rejected in a July 5 referendum. In a clear warning to party rebels, Tsipras said he could be forced to call early elections if he no longer had a parliamentary majority, and suggested an emergency party congress could be held in early September.

Mars Orbiter gets ready for InSight Lander's touchdown

Yahoo Business - 59 mins 14 segs ago
NASA's InSight Lander won't be reaching the red planet until 2016, but the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is already preparing for its welcome party. In order to make sure that it's at the right place to ...

Health insurer Anthem's profit beats as Medicaid memberships rise

Yahoo Business - 1 hora 32 mins ago

(Reuters) - Health insurer Anthem Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, driven by strong enrollments in its government business, particularly Medicaid. Managed care companies that sell government-sponsored plans for the under-insured or uninsured have benefited from the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare, boosting revenue in that business. Revenue from the government business rose 25.7 percent during the second quarter ended June 30, helped by an 11 percent rise in Medicaid membership.

Microsoft has a trick for making holograms from live video

Yahoo Business - 1 hora 32 mins ago
We've seen Microsoft's HoloLens do an awful lot of different things so far, but Halo, Minecraft and even medical applications are just scratching the surface of what the augmented reality headset is capable ...

GAME to host its own UK gaming tournament in stores

Yahoo Business - 1 hora 42 mins ago
It's not quite Evo or The International, but today British video game retailer GAME has taken its first tentative steps into the eSports scene. The company is holding a gaming competition called "The ...

Microsoft launches Windows 10 with an eye on mobile market

Yahoo Business - 1 hora 44 mins ago

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp launched its much-awaited Windows 10 operating system at midnight on Wednesday. Windows 10, which comes almost three years after the launch of the company's last operating system, will be available in 190 countries as a free upgrade for users of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. The new operating system is designed to work across laptops, desktop and smartphones and is part of Chief Executive Satya Nadella's push toward breaking Apple Inc and Google Inc's stranglehold in the mobile arena.

Greek PM says will not implement measures beyond those set at summit

Yahoo Business - 2 horas 1 min ago

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday that his government would not implement reform measures beyond what was agreed with lenders at a euro zone summit earlier this month. "I know well the framework of the deal we signed at the euro zone summit on July 12," Tsipras told Sto Kokkino radio. Nothing beyond that." Tsipras also said the country would report a primary budget balance that breaks even or registers a deficit this year, depending on the financial situation.

U.S. mortgage applications edged up last week: MBA

Yahoo Business - 2 horas 4 mins ago

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Applications for U.S. home mortgages edged up last week while borrowing rates moved lower, an industry group said on Wednesday.

Open source: Free as in speech, beer - or puppy?

Yahoo Business - 2 horas 6 mins ago

It's hard to give developers more control over how their work is used and still keep it open source.

The case against SSDs

Yahoo Business - 2 horas 15 mins ago

Flash-based SSDs have revolutionized enterprise storage. But SATA SSDs have serious problems that show that after more than 50 years of disk-based storage, our ancient I/O stack must be rebuilt. Here's why.

Before there were drones, there was Skycam

Yahoo Business - 2 horas 18 mins ago

The suspended camera system, known to all fans of stadium sports, receives an upgrade.

Lexus will officially unveil its hoverboard on August 5th

Yahoo Business - 2 horas 22 mins ago
On August 5th, Lexus will finally reveal its hoverboard, which has been in development for the past 18+ months, to the public. Let that sink in for a bit: Lexus has created a working hoverboard in 2015, ...

Belgium's Solvay to buy U.S. peer Cytec for $5.5 billion

Yahoo Business - 2 horas 32 mins ago

Belgian chemical group Solvay has agreed to buy U.S. peer Cytec for $5.5 billion, giving it a bigger presence in the lightweight materials business where demand from the aerospace industry is booming. Solvay said in a statement on Wednesday it would pay $75.25 per share for Cytec, which closed at $58.39 on Tuesday. Solvay Chief Executive Jean-Pierre Clamadieu said the acquisition was justified by Cytec's growth potential in aerospace markets.