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Qualcomm CEO vows to return 75 percent of free cash flow

SAN FRANCISCO Qualcomm Inc CEO Paul Jacobs promised on Wednesday to return 75 percent of free cash flow to shareholders through stock buybacks and increased dividends, a new commitment that was lower than some investors hoped for following record returns last year.

ICE eyes Euronext IPO by summer; to wind down NYSE Technologies

NEW YORK IntercontinentalExchange Group Inc said on Tuesday, less than a week after closing its $11 billion takeover of NYSE Euronext, that it plans to spin off Euronext by next summer and to wind down the Big Board parent's technology business.

Twitter shares soar in frenzied NYSE debut

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO Twitter Inc shares jumped 73 percent in a frenzied trading debut that drove the seven-year-old company's market value to around $25 billion and evoked the heady days of the dot-com bubble.

Wal-Mart in projects to make shoes, curtains, jars in U.S.

WASHINGTON The world's largest retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Thursday announced three new manufacturing projects by suppliers in the United States to produce footwear, curtains and glassware as part of a broader commitment to "buy American."

U.S. FDA outlines plan to combat drug shortages

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a strategic plan for preventing drug shortages on Thursday and proposed a rule to require drug and biotechnology companies to promptly notify the agency of potential disruptions to the supply of medically important drugs.

Hon Hai says to focus on content creation to drive value

KAOHSIUNG The world's largest electronics assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry said on Thursday it will turn new software development centers in southern Taiwan into a data and cloud power base to focus on content creation.

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Clinton server tech told FBI of colleagues' worries about system

NEW YORK A technician hired by Hillary Clinton to run the private email system she used while U.S. secretary of state told investigators he tried to pass on colleagues' concerns that the system might not comply with records laws, FBI interview summaries show.