Monthly Archives: Июнь 2015

Global stocks slip, dollar firms as Fed minutes back taper

TOKYO — Asian stocks languished in early trade on Thursday and the dollar firmed, after minutes of the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting showed it remained on track to taper its stimulus despite a recent spate of downbeat U.S. economic data.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS edged 0.1 percent lower, though Australia’s main index .AXJO pushed 0.3 percent higher.

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U.S. profits could bounce in 2014 if economy gains steam

U.S. profits could bounce in 2014 if economy gains steam

NEW YORK — A more robust U.S. economy could lift 2014 profits and boost corporate spending, giving some comfort to investors worried about bloated stock prices.

Faster economic growth should translate into better sales growth for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, and that has investors watching the coming fourth-quarter earnings reports to see if chief executives sound more optimistic — and if they plan on spending the gigantic pile of cash they are hoarding.

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Wal-Mart outlook hit by store closings, food stamp cuts

Wal-Mart outlook hit by store closings, food stamp cuts

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) cut its quarterly profit outlook because of a host of issues, including reduced food stamp benefits for millions of Americans, the restructuring of Sam’s Club unit in the United States and the closure of stores in Brazil and China.

The announcement comes the day before Doug McMillon, who had been chief executive officer of the Walmart International unit, becomes president and CEO of the Bentonville, Arkansas-based company.

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Apple did not violate Google patent, says U.S. appeals court

Apple did not violate Google patent, says U.S. appeals court

WASHINGTON — Apple Inc does not use patented technology owned by Google unit Motorola Mobility in making its iPhones, an appeals court said on Friday.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a decision by the International Trade Commission in April that Apple did not violate a Google patent to make the popular iPhone.

The smartphone industry has seen dozens of lawsuits on several continents as Apple vies for market share with companies that make smartphones using Google’s Android software.

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