SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc has approved another $30 billion in share buybacks till the end of 2015 and authorized a rarely seen seven-for-one stock split, addressing calls to share more of its cash hoard while broadening the stock's appeal to individual investors.
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WASHINGTON - U.S. regulators are expected to vote on May 15 on a new set of so-called "net neutrality" rules aimed at making certain that broadband providers do not slow down or block consumers' access to legal Internet content.
WASHINGTON - The top U.S. telecommunications regulator on Wednesday said he was unconvinced by AT&T Inc's threat to sit out next year's major auction of wireless spectrum over proposed restrictions on its participation.
- ServiceNow Inc , which makes software to automate and manage IT services, forecast second-quarter and full-year revenue above Wall Street estimates.
- Xilinx Inc , a maker of programmable chips, forecast current-quarter revenue largely below analysts' estimates, sending the company's shares down 6 percent in extended trading.
SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon.com Inc's quarterly results on Thursday may heighten worries that its edge over online and even traditional brick-and-mortar rivals is narrowing as it charges sales tax in more states, curtailing growth in its core business.
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- Facebook first quarter revenue grows 72 percent on rising mobile ads
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- UK inflation expectations fall to lowest since late 2009 - YouGov
- Boeing cash register rings again, sending shares higher
- Carlos Slim and Austria sign Telekom Austria deal
- Berkshire's Buffett says would buy few tech stocks currently - BBG TV
- Union willing to enter negotiations to aid Etihad-Alitalia talks
SINGAPORE - The next hacker playground: the open seas - and the oil tankers and container vessels that ship 90 percent of the goods moved around the planet.