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Is Weaker Alibaba Growth a Sign of More Bad Things Ahead?

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) reported third-quarter fiscal 2015 results before markets opened Thursday. The China-based Internet giant reported adjusted diluted earnings per American depositary share (ADS) of $0.81 ...
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How Much Did Apple Sales Hurt Samsung?

In a note published on Tuesday, research firm Canalys said that for the first time ever Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) became the leading smartphone seller in China in the fourth ...
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Did Apple Sell 70 Million iPhones?

Analysts up and down the Street expect Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) to report big numbers on Tuesday when the company reveals its first fiscal-quarter results. There are two main reasons ...
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China’s Economy Still Troubled, Based on PMI

China announced its gross domestic product (GDP) grew at 7.4% last year, which was a quarter of a percent low based on analysis by economists and journalists. Some fear the growth ...
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Toyota Expects Slump in 2015 Sales

Car industry sales have recovered from the recession in almost every large market around the world. However, Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM) has trimmed its sales expectations for its next ...
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Why China’s President Just Got a 62% Pay Hike

Chinese President Xi Jinping just got a salary increase from 7,020 yuan per month (about $1,130) to 11,385 yuan (a little less than $1,850 a month). We would advise Xi ...
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GM Plans to Pour $12 Billion Into Cadillac Brand

Over the next five years, General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) plans to spend more than $12 billion developing its luxury Cadillac brand, with high hopes of creating new sales in ...
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VW Delivers 10 Million Vehicles, 3.7 Million in China

Volkswagen's parent has released its sales delivery figures for 2014, and it was all China. While the company delivered 10 million cars and light trucks, more than a third of ...
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Chinese Gamers Will Wait Longer for Sony PlayStation 4 Intro

Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE) said in a statement Thursday that the scheduled January 11 launch of the company’s PlayStation 4 in China has been delayed. A new date has not ...
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Casino Stocks Hammered on Macau Data

On Friday, the gambling control board of Macau released its report on the island’s gambling revenues for December and all of 2014, and the news beat down casino stock prices ...
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What Terminating Licenses Will Mean for Ballard Power

Ballard Power Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: BLDP) announced on the first trading day of 2015 that it has given termination notice on two licensing agreements in the China market. This was ...
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Can a Stock Buyback Really Save NQ Mobile?

When all else fails, try a share buyback. That seems to be the latest plan from Chinese mobile Internet services provider NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ). The company said Tuesday ...
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Oregon Lost Most Jobs to China

The state with the most jobs lost to China on a percentage basis? Oregon at 3.67% between 2001 and 2013, according to the Economic Policy Institute. But the carnage does ...
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Issues in China Still Weighing on Yum!

Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) announced its estimates for earnings per share growth. The company expects that growth will be in the mid-single-digit range for 2014 and that there will ...
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What to Expect From Costco Earnings

Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) will report its fiscal first-quarter earnings Wednesday before the market open. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $1.09 in earnings per share and $26.92 billion ...
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