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China's Xiaomi announces latest flagship Mi 4 smartphone

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Xiaomi unveiled on Tuesday its new flagship Mi 4 smartphone, aimed squarely at the premium handset market dominated by Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. The Mi 4 will feature a Qualcomm Inc Snapdragon 801 2.5Ghz processor and 5-inch 1080p screen, said Lei Jun, Xiaomi's chief executive, at a launch event in Beijing. Founded in 2010 by Lei, Xiaomi seeks to cut costs by eschewing brick-and-mortar stores in favor of web-based distribution and word-of-mouth marketing. (Reporting by Paul Carsten; Editing by Christopher Cushing)

Asia shares rise as Ukraine plane tensions ease

Russian President Vladimir Putin steps down upon his arrival at the airport of Samara, Russia, Monday, July 21, 2014. Putin has lambasted those who use the downing of a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine for "mercenary objectives," the Kremlin said Monday. In a statement posted on the Kremlin website, Putin again lashed out at Ukraine for ongoing violence with pro-Russian rebels in the eastern part of the country. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service) TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Tuesday as tensions over the downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine eased after pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the aircraft's black boxes.


Oil gains further on concerns over Ukraine, Gaza

The price of oil rose above $103 a barrel Tuesday on persisting jitters over the situation in Gaza and the standoff over the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine.

China food scandal spreads, drags in Starbucks, Burger King and McNuggets in Japan

By Adam Jourdan SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A toxic food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc and others, as well as McDonald's products as far away as Japan. McDonald's Corp and KFC's parent Yum Brands Inc apologized to Chinese customers on Monday after it emerged that Shanghai Husi Food Co Ltd, a unit of U.S.-based OSI Group LLC, had supplied expired meat to the two chains. On Tuesday, Starbucks said some of its cafes previously sold products containing chicken originally sourced from Shanghai Husi, a firm that was shut down on Sunday by local regulators after a TV report showed staff using expired meat and picking up meat from the floor to add to the mix.

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Detroit retirees vote in favor of pension cuts

FILE - In a May 30, 2014 file photo, Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr speaks with reporters after addressing the Mackinac Policy Conference on Mackinac Island, Mich. In the little more than a year since Orr made Detroit the largest U.S. city to seek bankruptcy protection, it has experienced a wide range of improvements that will factor into Judge Steven Rhodes' decisions during next month's bankruptcy trial. A major piece of the bankruptcy puzzle could fall into place Monday, July 21, 2014, with the expected release of the results of a vote by creditors, including more than 30,000 retired and current city workers, on whether to accept millions of dollars in cuts. (AP Photo/David Eggert, File) DETROIT (AP) — Workers and retirees approved pension cuts in Detroit's bankruptcy by a landslide, the city reported Monday, a crucial step to emerging from the largest municipal insolvency in U.S. history.


Credit Suisse says swings to second-quarter net loss on U.S. tax settlement

Credit Suisse Group AG reported its biggest quarterly loss since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, due to a 1.6 billion Swiss franc ($1.78 billion) charge taken following a May settlement with U.S. authorities over tax evasion charges. "I want to reiterate that we deeply regret the past misconduct that led to this settlement and that we take full responsibility for it," Brady Dougan, the Chief Executive of Zurich-based Credit Suisse, said in a statement on Tuesday. "The continued trust and support of our clients helped us mitigate the impact of the settlement on our business." Investors had been scrutinizing to see if any clients have pulled their money from Credit Suisse's wealth management business in the wake of the bank's guilty plea to a U.S. criminal charge as part of the settlement.

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Study finds Verizon is the best in the business at banking on your data plans

Study finds Verizon is the best in the business at banking on your data plans Over the past few years, the two top wireless carriers in the United States have been working tirelessly to push subscribers away from unlimited data plans and onto capped plans that provide a certain amount of data each month, after which overages are charged. The reasons for the shift are fairly obvious — as more data hungry mobile services proliferate, carriers make more money. Which carrier has been the best so far when it comes to monetizing data and shifting subscribers over to tiered data plans? According to a new study by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, Verizon is the leader by a fairly substantial margin. CIRP conducted a survey of 500 U.S. wireless subscribers in early July and determined that as of


China orders nationwide probe of meat supplier

In this photo taken Saturday, May 21, 2011, a giant logo of fast food restaurant McDonald's is displayed at a train station in Shenyang in northern China's Liaoning province. McDonald’s and KFC in China faced a new food safety scare Monday, July 21, 2014 after a Shanghai television station reported a supplier sold them expired beef and chicken. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) BEIJING (AP) — China's food safety agency on Tuesday announced a nationwide inspection of processing factories and meat suppliers used by a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald's and KFC.


Fund managers unconvinced by Apple rebound as firm readies results

The Apple logo is pictured at a retail store in the Marina neighborhood in San Francisco By David Randall and Edwin Chan NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple, once a can't-miss stock, is finding it tough to persuade portfolio managers to come back into the fold. Yet the company remains one of the most significantly underweighted stocks among large cap fund managers, according to a Goldman Sachs report. Part of the reason for a lack of portfolio manager enthusiasm is that Apple Inc no longer seems to be the hot growth company of old, fund managers say. Apple reports results for its fiscal third quarter on Tuesday, July 22.


Fund managers unconvinced by Apple rebound as firm readies results

The Apple logo is pictured at a retail store in the Marina neighborhood in San Francisco By David Randall and Edwin Chan NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple, once a can't-miss stock, is finding it tough to persuade portfolio managers to come back into the fold. Yet the company remains one of the most significantly underweighted stocks among large cap fund managers, according to a Goldman Sachs report. Part of the reason for a lack of portfolio manager enthusiasm is that Apple Inc no longer seems to be the hot growth company of old, fund managers say. Apple reports results for its fiscal third quarter on Tuesday, July 22.


Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet

A Malaysian investigator takes a black box from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 as it is handed over from Donetsk People's Republic officials to Malaysian representatives in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Bowing to international pressure Monday, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky) HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.


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The Nexus 9 isn’t the only tablet HTC is working on

The Nexus 9 isn’t the only tablet HTC is working on HTC is widely expected to make Google’s next Nexus tablet – an 8.9-inch premium device that was already spotted in internal Google code, and which is referred to Nexus 8 or Nexus 9 in various reports – but the company may launch two other tablets of its own, @evleaks has learned. “Besides the T1 Volantis/Flounder/Nexus 9, HTC is developing two other tablets: the T7 and T12,” the leaker wrote, without revealing any details about the T7 and T12. HTC has not launched a new Android tablet in years – the company had two such devices in stores in 2011, including the Flyer (pictured above) and Jetstream that few Android users may remember – but it’s apparently planning a big comeback.


Apple asks suppliers to produce up to 80 million large-screen iPhones: WSJ

A worker wipes a poster advertisement for Apple's iPhone 5C on a wall of Japan's biggest mobile phone operator NTT Docomo Inc shop before its launch ceremony for the start of the selling of Apple's iPhone 5S and 5C at its shop in Tokyo (Reuters) - Apple Inc has asked suppliers to manufacture between 70 million and 80 million of its two forthcoming large-screen iPhones by the end of the year, its largest initial production run of iPhones, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Its forecast for the iPhones with 4.7-inch (11.9-cm) and 5.5-inch (14-cm) displays is much larger than the initial order last year of between 50 million and 60 million for iPhone 5S and 5C models, the people told the Journal. Foxconn and Pegatron Corp plan to start mass producing the 4.7-inch iPhone model next month, and Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, whose parent is Foxconn, will begin making the 5.5-inch version exclusively in September, the people said.


Apple asks suppliers to produce up to 80 million large-screen iPhones: WSJ

A worker wipes a poster advertisement for Apple's iPhone 5C on a wall of Japan's biggest mobile phone operator NTT Docomo Inc shop before its launch ceremony for the start of the selling of Apple's iPhone 5S and 5C at its shop in Tokyo (Reuters) - Apple Inc has asked suppliers to manufacture between 70 million and 80 million of its two forthcoming large-screen iPhones by the end of the year, its largest initial production run of iPhones, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Its forecast for the iPhones with 4.7-inch (11.9-cm) and 5.5-inch (14-cm) displays is much larger than the initial order last year of between 50 million and 60 million for iPhone 5S and 5C models, the people told the Journal. Foxconn and Pegatron Corp plan to start mass producing the 4.7-inch iPhone model next month, and Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, whose parent is Foxconn, will begin making the 5.5-inch version exclusively in September, the people said.


Wii U update lets you shop without the gamepad, enables system transfer

Asian shares tentative on lingering geopolitical tensions

Pedestrians walk past at an electronic board outside a brokerage in Tokyo Malaysia has reached an agreement with the leader of the separatist group to retrieve the bodies of the victims from last week's downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet as well as the plane's two black boxes, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Tuesday. Meanwhile, in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian death toll jumped to more than 500 and Israeli losses mounted as well, as the United States stepped up efforts to secure a ceasefire.


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Mexico telecoms overhaul starts to drag on America Movil

The logo of America Movil is seen on the wall of the reception area in the company's corporate offices in Mexico City By Christine Murray MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Carlos Slim's America Movil, Latin America's biggest telecoms company, said on Monday that new regulation in its core Mexico market was beginning to weigh on its performance. In Mexico, where the company makes almost two-thirds of its core profit, tough new regulations that force it to share infrastructure, stop national roaming charges and slash what it charges competitors to use its network, began to take effect. Mobile voice revenues in Mexico were down 8.7 percent year- on-year due to the new rules, the company said, though data revenue growth on mobile and fixed-line slightly outweighed the fall in fixed-line and voice revenue. Earlier this month, as the new regulations were being finalized, America Movil surprised the market by saying it aimed to avoid the new rules by selling a chunk of Mexico assets to a new, probably foreign, competitor.


This is what AT&T, Verizon and Comcast told the FCC about net neutrality

This is what AT&T, Verizon and Comcast told the FCC about net neutrality After a last minute extension last week, the FCC has finally stopped taking comments regarding the controversial net neutrality proposal. We don’t know what effect over 1 million comments will have on the decision, but we do know what the public is saying: fast lanes are not acceptable and corporations shouldn’t control access to the Internet. But those corporations are fighting back. With “comments” stretching over 100 pages long in some cases, several major companies, including AT&T, Verizon and Comcast, all had their say on the FCC website. Kate Cox at Consumerist collected some of the key quotes from their novel-length comments regarding net neutrality and Title II regulation which you can read below. AT&T “Calls to use this proceeding to impose


Amazon's new games show what only the Fire Phone can do

Apple has ordered over 70 million new iPhones ahead of launch: WSJ

Apple has ordered over 70 million new iPhones ahead of launch: WSJ Apple's reportedly put in its biggest order yet for new iPhones, says The Wall Street Journal. While numerous reports have said production of Apple's next iPhone models is set for August, The Journal now says it's going to the largest ever, with somewhere between 70 to 80 million units. That number will be split up between two models, the report claims — a 4.7-inch model, as well as a 5.5-inch model, both of which would come in well above the iPhone 5 and 5S' 4-inch display. To put the figures in perspective, The Journal notes that Apple ordered somewhere in the ballpark of 50 to 60 million units for last year's iPhone 5S and 5C. Apple's next iPhone, which is expected to be called the iPhone 6, is rumored to include a number of new hardware features. The Journal's report comes on the eve of when Apple announces its third-quarter earnings, where the iPhone continues to play a key role, historically bringing in more than half of the company's revenues.


JetBlue pilot among 6 arrested in Boston drug bust

Jet Blue pilot John Manwaring stands as he is arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on a heroin possession charge Monday, July 21, 2014, in Boston. Manwaring, who listed his home as Maitland, Fla., was among six people arrested Sunday during an investigation into drug dealing near the Boston Common, Boston police said. (AP Photo/The Boston Globe, Aram Boghosian, Pool) A JetBlue pilot from Florida is among six people arrested by Boston police over the weekend in an investigation of drug dealing incidents near the Boston Common.


Italy tells Google it has 18 months to change how it handles your data

Accused Android app pirates face criminal charges

A reporter uses a cell phone to take a photograph of Android device on February 2, 2011 in Mountain View, California US prosecutors on Monday unsealed indictments against six people suspected of collectively pirating millions of applications tailored for Android-powered mobile devices. Criminal charges were leveled at leading members of "piracy groups" SnappzMarket, Appbucket, and Applanet, according to the US Department of Justice. "Copyright infringement discourages smart people from doing innovative things," US attorney Sally Quillian Yates of the Northern District of Georgia said in a release. "This problem is especially acute when it comes to rapidly developing technologies, like apps for smart phones, and these defendants are now being held accountable for the intellectual property they stole."


Verizon’s new loyalty program will reward subscribers with big discounts

Verizon’s new loyalty program will reward subscribers with big discounts Verizon announced on Monday that it would be initiating a loyalty program dubbed Smart Rewards later this month. With Smart Rewards, Verizon subscribers will be able to earn points by completing various actions, such as logging into their online account, paying their bills, using the Verizon Trade-In program and choosing paperless billing. All customers who sign up for Smart Rewards will be gifted 10,000 points to start with. Customers can use these points to receive “discounts and savings of up to 40 percent on brand-name merchandise from more than 200 well-known brands, offers on local shopping and dining redeemable directly from a customer’s wireless device, and travel including discounts at more than 26,000 hotels.” Shipping is free on any rewards customers


Netflix profit doubles on U.S., foreign subscriber growth

Cast members Laura Prepon and Taylor Schilling attend the season two premiere of "Orange is the New Black" in New York Netflix Inc said on Monday its quarterly profit more than doubled, boosted by strong growth in U.S. and international subscribers as a price increase for its most popular U.S. video streaming plan did not deter new users. Netflix added 570,000 U.S. customers in the second fiscal quarter ended June 30, passing 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time. The company suffered a consumer exodus and stock plunge after it announced an unpopular price increase in July 2011. Netflix executives also said they were contemplating an eventual move into China, the world's most populous country.


Netflix profit doubles on U.S., foreign subscriber growth

Cast members Laura Prepon and Taylor Schilling attend the season two premiere of "Orange is the New Black" in New York Netflix Inc said on Monday its quarterly profit more than doubled, boosted by strong growth in U.S. and international subscribers as a price increase for its most popular U.S. video streaming plan did not deter new users. Netflix added 570,000 U.S. customers in the second fiscal quarter ended June 30, passing 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time. The company suffered a consumer exodus and stock plunge after it announced an unpopular price increase in July 2011. Netflix executives also said they were contemplating an eventual move into China, the world's most populous country.


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Mexico's America Movil says second-quarter profit up 32.7 percent

The logo of America Movil is seen on the wall of the reception area in the company's corporate offices in Mexico City America Movil said on Monday that its profit in the second quarter rose 32.7 percent from a year earlier on lower financial and exchange-rate costs but missed analysts' expectations. The telecommunications company, controlled by the world's richest man Carlos Slim, said that profit rose to 18.83 billion pesos ($1.45 billion) from 14.19 billion pesos in the April-June period last year. America Movil had been expected to report a net profit of 20.74 billion pesos ($1.6 billion), according to a Reuters poll of five analysts. The company had a net exchange-rate gain of 3.08 billion pesos in the quarter, helped by a stronger peso.


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Senate panel to debate wave of corporate tax-avoidance deals

A screen displays the share price for pharmaceutical maker AbbVie on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange By Kevin Drawbaugh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As more U.S. corporations do deals to cut taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas, the Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday focused on these transactions known as inversions. Nine such deals have been agreed to this year by companies ranging from banana distributor Chiquita Brands International, Inc to drugmaker AbbVie Inc and more are being considered. Witnesses at the Senate Finance Committee's hearing will include government officials and academics. Chairman Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, is expected to call for stand-alone legislation to respond to the flurry of inversions that has Washington on edge.


Potato Salad backers, here’s the project you really should be funding

Potato Salad backers, here’s the project you really should be funding Potato Salad took Kickstarter by storm a few days ago when the project to create a salad went viral, convincing many people to donate a lot more money for this particular Kickstarter listing than it actually needed. However, there are more interesting and useful projects out there, such as the pd.id stick that’s currently looking to raise $100,000 by August 29 on Indiegogo. What the pd.id can do is to quickly test a beverage for traces of drugs that are sometimes used to coerce some people into doing things they otherwise wouldn’t – in other words, pd.id is a date rape drug test capable of quickly recognizing many types of drugs. Also known as the personal drink id, the pd.id is a device that


YouTube star sued for copyright infringement over music in her videos

YouTube star sued for copyright infringement over music in her videos YouTube sensation Michelle Phan, whose beauty and style videos have earned her 6.7 million subscribers, is being sued for copyright infringement over the music in some of those clips. Ultra Records — which has been home to popular EDM acts like Kaskade, Deadmau5, and Calvin Harris — says Phan has regularly used (and profited from) music performed by its DJs without permission. Ultra hit Phan with a lawsuit last week, claiming that the YouTube star has repeatedly been told she doesn't possess the necessary rights to use tracks like Kaskade's "4 AM" in her videos, but apparently those warnings have fallen on deaf ears.


Time Warner moves to bar shareholders from calling meetings

A woman walks past the Time Warner Center near Columbus Circle in Manhattan, New York (Reuters) - Time Warner Inc's board moved to prevent its shareholders from calling special meetings, effectively throwing up a hurdle to any quick move to approve a potential takeover by Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox. Fox made an offer for Time Warner for about $80 billion or about $85 per share in a mix of stock and cash that Time Warner rebuffed, both companies disclosed last week. Time Warner previously allowed as few as 15 percent of its shareholders to call a special meeting, factors that could help a takeover bid. The move, revealed in a regulatory filing on Monday, was not preempted by any particular investor buying large amounts of Time Warner shares but rather to give the board the ability to defend itself from an unsolicited bid, two sources close to the matter said.


Netflix tops 50M subscribers as 2Q earnings soar

FILE - This image released by Netflix shows Taylor Schilling, left, and Uzo Aduba in a scene from "Orange Is the New Black." Netflix reports quarterly earnings on Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Netflix, Paul Schiraldi, File) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix's second-quarter earnings more than doubled as new episodes from a hit series helped the Internet video service surpass 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time.


Netflix tops 50M subscribers as 2Q earnings soar

FILE - This image released by Netflix shows Taylor Schilling, left, and Uzo Aduba in a scene from "Orange Is the New Black." Netflix reports quarterly earnings on Monday, July 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Netflix, Paul Schiraldi, File) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix's second-quarter earnings more than doubled as new episodes from a hit series helped the Internet video service surpass 50 million worldwide subscribers for the first time.


Argentina asks U.S. judge to put debt payment order on hold

The Economy Ministry building is seen in Buenos Aires By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Argentina asked a U.S. judge on Monday to put on hold an order requiring it to pay bondholders who did not participate in debt restructurings following the country's 2002 default, while it seeks a "global resolution." Ahead of a July 30 deadline to reach a deal or face a new default, Argentina filed papers asking a New York federal judge to stay a ruling that it pay the holdout investors $1.33 billion plus interest. Argentina, which has been in settlement talks, said any deal must take into account other bondholders and factor in a clause in its restructured bonds that could open it up to further liability. "As those risks remain, so does the necessity and appropriateness of a stay," Argentina's lawyers wrote. The request is not the first time Argentina has asked for a stay, which U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa has previously denied.


12-year-old scientist helps prove invasive lionfish can survive in nearly fresh water

12-year-old scientist helps prove invasive lionfish can survive in nearly fresh water Up until recently, it was thought that lionfish could only survive in water with high levels of salt. It took a sixth-grade student's science project to prove otherwise, as the Sun Sentinel reported. Back in 2012, then 12-year-old Floridian student Lauren Arrington, the daughter of two biologists, decided that for her school science fair project, she would find out the lowest level of salinity that lionfish could thrive in. Her straightforward experiment entailed catching lionfish from the local lagoon, putting them in separate aquariums, then gradually lowering the levels of salinity in some of the tanks.


Talk on cracking Internet anonymity service Tor canceled

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A highly anticipated talk on how to identify users of the Internet privacy service Tor was withdrawn from the upcoming Black Hat security conference, a spokeswoman for the event said on Monday. The talk was canceled at the request of attorneys for Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where the speakers work as researchers, the spokeswoman, Meredith Corley, told Reuters. The Black Hat conference, one of the longest-running and best-attended security trade shows in the world, is scheduled for Las Vegas August 6-7. Corley said a Carnegie Mellon attorney informed Black Hat that one of the speakers could not give the Tor talk because the materials he would discuss have not been approved for public release by the university or the Software Engineering Institute (SEI).

Companies have a tricky new way to track your movement across the web

Companies have a tricky new way to track your movement across the web Researchers at Princeton have uncovered a new web-tracking method that's nearly impossible to block. It's called "canvas fingerprinting," and can potentially follow users between sites even if they've disabled more conventional methods like cookies and aren't logged into Facebook. Instead, the tactic works by asking the browser to draw a hidden image, and using that image to track the unique properties of the browser. Researchers found the tactic being used on five percent of the top 1000 sites on the internet, including Whitehouse. ...


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Verizon calls out Netflix partner for ‘selective amnesia’ on streaming issues

Verizon calls out Netflix partner for ‘selective amnesia’ on streaming issues The heated back and forth between Netflix and Verizon has gone on for long enough that other companies are beginning to throw their hats into the ring. Level 3, a Netflix network operator, came forward with evidence last week which seemed to indicate that Verizon had the capacity to cheaply and quickly upgrade its network to improve streaming quality for customers, but was consciously deciding not to do so. Verizon, unwilling let these accusations go unaccounted for, has responded with a snippy blog post of its own. In the post, Verizon Regulatory Affairs VP David Young attempts to make the same argument that Level 3 made last week — the Netflix partner has accidentally revealed that it is in fact responsible for


Chipotle traffic jumps even after price hike

The sign for Chipotle Mexican Grill's restaurant is seen in Westminster, Colorado (Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc, one of the top-performing U.S. restaurant operators, on Monday reported a nearly 26 percent jump in quarterly profit after traffic to the burrito chain surged despite a menu price increase. The better-than-expected results prompted the company to boost a key sales forecast, and Chipotle shares soared almost 10 percent in after-hours trading to $646.71. Chipotle's stock, which was trading around $400 a year ago, is at all-time highs as many other established restaurant chains struggle to increase sales amid tepid economic growth and a move toward fresher and less-processed food.


U.S. panel rules Seagate, Avago's LSI do not violate Realtek patent

By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Avago Technologies Ltd's LSI and Seagate Technology do not violate patented technology owned by Realtek Semiconductor Corp, the U.S. International Trade Commission said on Monday. Taiwan-based Realtek accused the companies of violating a patent to make an integrated circuit with high frequency and low noise. The commission found that Seagate and LSI, which was purchased by Avago this year, used the same technology as in the patent. The ITC can rule that a patent has been violated if the accused company infringes the patent and if the patent owner uses the patent in the United States.

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One Put, One Call Option To Know About for Costco Wholesale

Consistently, one of the more popular stocks people enter into their stock options watchlist at Stock Options Channel is Costco Wholesale Corp (NASD: COST). So this week we highlight one interesting put contract, and one interesting call contract, from the September expiration for COST.

Yahoo to buy analytics startup Flurry to bolster mobile ad business

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer delivers her keynote address at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas Yahoo Inc will buy mobile analytics startup Flurry to beef up a fast-growing mobile advertising business that still lags Google Inc's and Facebook Inc's in scale. Six-year-old Flurry uses analytics to help target ads at consumers by monitoring activity on more than half a million apps on some 1.4 billion mobile devices around the world, Yahoo said in a statement on Monday. The startup provides information to help marketers and brands more easily reach their desired audiences, Yahoo said. Yahoo did not cite a price tag, but a source familiar with the matter said the Internet company is paying several hundred million dollars.


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