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Zynga-042314.jpg Zynga Inc. (ZNGA) on Wednesday posted a loss for the first quarter from a profit last year, hurt mainly by a sharp drop in revenues as user-base continue to deteriorate. Nonetheless, loss for the quarter were in line with analysts' expectations, while revenues trumped estimates. The struggling game...

Xilinx-042314.jpg Programmable chipmaker Xilinx Inc. (XLNX) said Tuesday after the markets closed that its fourth quarter profit rose 19% from last year, as revenue increased 16%. However, the company's quarterly earnings per share came in below analysts' expectations, but its quarterly revenue topped analysts' forecast....

texas-042314.jpg Chip maker Texas Instruments reported a 35 percent jump in first-quarter profit, on strong demand for its analog chips, microcontrollers and processors. Results for the quarter topped Wall Street estimates. The company also detailed a strong guidance for the second quarter, with its shares up 2.3 percent in after-hours trade on the Nasdaq.

facebook-042314.jpg Facebook Inc. (FB) Wednesday reported a surge in profit for the first quarter, driven mainly by sharp growth in advertising revenues with both earnings and revenues trouncing Wall Street estimates. Shares of the social networking giant gained about four percent in after-hours trade, following the announcement...

apple-042314.jpg Apple Inc. said Wednesday after the markets closed that its second quarter profit rose 7% from last year, as sales surged and margins improved amid strong sales of its iPhones. The company's quarterly earnings per share also came in above analysts' expectations as did its quarterly revenue. At the same time, the company gave a slightly downbeat revenue forecast for the current quarter.

qualcomm-042314.jpg Mobile chip maker Qualcomm reported an increase in second-quarter profit, due to a 4% growth in revenues. Quarterly earnings topped Wall Street estimates, but revenues fell short of expectations as the smartphone market shows some satiety in mature markets and is weaning toward China. Moving ahead, Qualcomm provided some weak earnings outlook for the third quarter...

Wallstreet4-111212_23Apr14.jpg Stocks moved mostly lower during trading on Wednesday, giving back some ground after trending higher over the past several sessions. Selling pressure was relatively subdued, however, limiting the downside for the markets. The major averages all closed in the red, although the tech-heavy Nasdaq underperformed its counterparts by a wide margin.

Hickenlooper-042314.jpg Strong support among women and an edge among independents put Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper ahead of all four of his potential Republican challengers, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.

Oil-042512_23Apr14.jpg U.S. crude oil slipped for a second straight session to end at a more than two-week low on Wednesday, after a weekly oil report from the Energy Information Administration showed crude stockpiles in the U.S. to have risen more than expected last week. Oil prices were also impacted on some weak new home...

Gold-051612_23Apr14.jpg Gold futures snapped a three-day loss to end higher on Wednesday, as investors sought the safe haven appeal of the precious metal with rising tensions in Ukraine and some weak U.S. existing home sales in March, while global equity markets declined. In the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, Russian Foreign...

russia-ukraine-042314.jpg Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned Wednesday that Moscow would retaliate strongly if its "interests" in Ukraine are attacked. He also criticized the Ukrainian administration for relaunching its so-called anti-terrorist operation in the east of the country a day earlier. Lavrov's remarks came in an interview with Russia Today, which published excerpts of the English-language interview to

wallstreet4-103112_23Apr14.jpg While selling pressure has remained relatively subdued, stocks continue to see modest weakness in mid-day trading on Wednesday. The losses on the day come on the heels of the upward trend seen over the past several sessions. The major averages have moved roughly sideways in recent trading, lingering in the red.

Randpaul-042314.jpg While a majority of Kentucky voters approve of the way Rand Paul is handling his job as Senator, the results of New York Times/Kaiser Family Foundation poll showed that voters from the Bluegrass State have a more mixed view on Paul's potential run for president in 2016.

wallstreet1-103112_23Apr14.jpg Stocks are seeing modest weakness in early trading on Wednesday after moving notably higher over the past several sessions. The major averages have all moved to the downside, although selling pressure has remained relatively subdued.

newhomesales-042314.jpg New home sales in the U.S. unexpectedly showed a substantial decrease in the month of March, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Wednesday, with sales falling to their lowest level in eight months. The report said new home sales plunged 14.5 percent to an annual rate of 384,000 in March from the revised February rate of 449,000.