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Earnings in focus as Apple weighs; Boeing lifts Dow

Quarterly results were the main driver for Wall Street on Wednesday as a decline in Apple shares weighed on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq, while the price-weighted Dow Industrials was buoyed by gains in Boeing. | Video

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Chinese courier ZTO raises $1.4 billion in U.S. IPO

Chinese package delivery company ZTO Express raised $1.4 billion in the biggest U.S. initial public offering of the year on Wednesday as early backers cashed in on China's booming online-shopping industry, a source familiar with the deal said.

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Samsung Electronics vows mobile rebound after third-quarter Note 7 shock

SEOUL Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said it aims to recover quickly from the disastrous withdrawal of the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 that dragged third-quarter mobile earnings to their lowest in nearly eight years.

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Media companies want U.S. to force AT&T-Time Warner to share customer data

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON Media companies plan to ask U.S. regulators to force AT&T Inc and Time Warner Inc to share their trove of customer data if the telecom and content companies merge, fearing the combined behemoth would have an unfair advantage selling targeted mobile advertising, a handful of media executives told Reuters this week.

Tech, Deals, U.S. 5:23pm EDT

Salesforce CEO speaks of failed efforts to buy Twitter, LinkedIn

Salesforce.com Inc Chief Executive Officer Marc Benioff spoke on Wednesday about a pair of key acquisitions that got away, suggesting his vision for LinkedIn Corp was different from Microsoft Corp's and that he would have pursued Twitter Inc if shareholders had not learned of his plans.

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Microsoft launches first desktop, Windows update with 3D features

NEW YORK Microsoft Corp on Wednesday unveiled its first-ever desktop computer and a free update to its Windows operating system that allows edits using 3D simulations, in hopes of reinvigorating its computing business. | Video

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