UPDATE 3-China regulator announces anti-monopoly probe of Microsoft

BEIJING, July 29 - A Chinese regulator is conducting an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft Corp over its Windows operating system, in the latest of a growing number of competition probes that have unnerved Western firms in China.

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US STOCKS-Wall Street ends down; Twitter rallies after-hours

* Merck up as results beat expectations, but Pfizer slips

Twitter's active users increase 24 percent to 271 million

SAN FRANCISCO, July 29 - Twitter Inc's monthly active users rose 24 percent to 271 million in the second quarter, as the online messaging service struggles to accelerate its pace of growth.

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DreamWorks revenue dives; "How to Train Your Dragon 2" flies low

July 29 - DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc's quarterly revenue almost halved as moviegoers gave a tepid reception to its dragon movie, "How to Train Your Dragon 2", released in June.

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Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

(Adds Pfizer, Nobel Biocare, Edison, Millhouse Capital, Bank of Cyprus)

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ARM Holdings PLC 842.00p -0.47%
The Sage Group PLC 371.80p +0.46%
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