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Blackberry-BBRY-032715.jpg Canadian smart phone maker BlackBerry Ltd. on Friday reported a turnaround to profit in the fourth quarter, helped by cost-cutting efforts that more than offset a decline in revenues. Adjusted earnings per share beat analysts' expectations, while revenues missed their estimates. Looking ahead, the company continues to target sustainable profitability on an adjusted basis during fiscal 2016.

GDP-032715.jpg Economic activity in the U.S. grew at an unrevised rate in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to the final estimate released by the Commerce Department on Friday. The report said gross domestic product increased by 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter.

wallstreet1-121214_27Mar15.jpg Stocks may move to the downside in early trading on Friday, adding to the losses posted in the four previous sessions. The major index futures are currently pointing to a lower open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by 26 points.

Dow-Olin-032715.jpg Dow Chemical Co. (DOW) and Olin Corp. (OLN) Friday said their boards of directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement for Dow to separate a significant portion of its chlorine value chain and merge that new entity with Olin in a transaction valued at $5 billion.

Wallstreet-013013_27Mar15.jpg Trading in the U.S. index futures suggests that Wall Street stocks may open Friday's session lower, continuing losses into the fifth straight session as investors fret over looming rate hikes and geopolitical tensions. Global cues are mixed, with Asian stocks ending on a mixed note, while the European...

UKHousePrice-032715.jpg U.K. house price growth softened for the seventh consecutive month to an 18-month low in March, the Nationwide Building Society reported Friday. House prices advanced 5.1 percent year-on-year in March, slower than February's 5.7 percent increase and a 5.3 percent rise forecast by economists. This was the slowest rate of growth since September 2013.

OxfordIndustries-032715.jpg Here is a quick summary of the earnings reported after the bell Mar. 26. 1.Canterbury Park Holding Corporation (CPHC) Fourth quarter net income was $939,000, or $.22 per share, an increase of 259% from $362,000, or $.09 per share a year ago. Net revenues in the fourth quarter were $10.26 mln,...

Asian-Markets1_27Mar15.jpg European stocks are seen opening slightly higher on Friday as investors veer around to the view that the ongoing conflict in Yemen would have little effect on oil supplies as the market is well-supplied and Yemen is a very small producer, with an output of around 145,000 barrels per day in 2014. U.S....

tinder-032615.jpg A hacker on the Online dating app Tinder has tricked several hundreds of guys into unknowingly flirt with each other. A California-based anonymous programmer has tweaked the app's application program interface or API, to create a bot account that has tricked men into flirting with each other, thinking...

Bigmacfashion-032615.jpg Hot on the heels of Burger King's preposterous new fragrance, fast food rival McDonald's is out with its own stab at unconventional marketing. The company launched a clothing and lifestyle line in Sweden on Tuesday, which includes thermal tops and bottoms, raincoats, wallpaper and sheets. All the...

dietsoda-032615.jpg PepsiCo Inc.'s Pepsi-Cola has replaced Coca-Cola Co.'s Diet Coke as the No. 2 soda brand in the U.S. in 2014 as diet sodas continue to lose popularity, according to an annual industry report published Thursday. Meanwhile, overall soda consumption by Americans declined for the tenth straight year, but at a more modest pace compared to the preceding year.

carnival-032615.jpg Carnival Corp. (CCL), the world's largest cruise-line operator, said Thursday that it has entered into two strategic partnerships to add nine new cruise ships to its fleet over a four-year period starting in 2019. Under the deals, Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri S.p.A will develop and construct five...

Cockpit-032715.jpg The Germanwings plane crash has spurred European airlines to implement stringent cockpit rules widely followed in the U.S., after it emerged a lone co-pilot forced the plane into its fatal descent, reports said on Thursday.

ushouseprice-032615.jpg Home price appreciation outpaced wage growth in 76% of U.S. housing markets during the housing recovery of the past two years, according to a new report released Thursday by real estate data firm RealtyTrac. The report also found home price appreciation across the U.S. outpaced wage growth by a 13:1...

gamestop-032615.jpg Video-game retailer GameStop Corp. said Thursday after the markets closed that its fourth quarter profit rose 11% from last year, as better cost control helped offset a 5.6% decrease in sales. However, the company's quarterly earnings per share, excluding item, came in below analysts' expectations as did its quarterly sales.

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