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Monday October 20th 2014

  

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Apple's iPhone sales beat Street but iPad volumes slide -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsApple's iPhone sales beat Street but iPad volumes slide

The leaf on the Apple symbol is tinted green at the Apple flagship store on 5th Ave in New YorkBy Christina Farr and Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc forecast a strong holiday quarter after a better-than-expected 16 percent jump in iPhone sales, and the strongest growth in Mac computer shipments in years helped the company surpass Wall Street's targets. The company on Monday projected stronger-than-expected revenue of $63.5 billion to $66.5 billion in the December quarter, when new iPads and iPhones vie with rival devices from Microsoft Corp and Amazon.com Inc for consumers' holiday outlays. Shares of Apple rose 1.3 percent to about $101.10 in after-hours trade. ...



Asian shares tread water as China GDP awaited -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsAsian shares tread water as China GDP awaited

A pedestrian uses his mobile phone as he walks past an electronic board showing the stock market indices of various countries outside a brokerage in TokyoBy Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks balked at the starting gate on Tuesday, as investors looked past solid gains on Wall Street overnight to Chinese economic growth figures due later in the session. Data due at 10 p.m. ET is expected to show that China's economy grew at its weakest pace in more than five years in the third quarter as a property downturn weighed on demand, raising the chances of more aggressive policy steps from the government. China will also release data on industrial output and retail sales for September. ...



AbbVie says $55 billion acquisition of Shire officially dead -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsAbbVie says $55 billion acquisition of Shire officially dead

A screen displays the share price for pharmaceutical maker AbbVie on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange(Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker AbbVie Inc said on Monday it has reached agreement with Shire Plc to officially call off its proposed $55 billion purchase of the Irish company, and will pay Shire a $1.64 billion breakup fee for walking away from the deal. AbbVie, which last week said its board of directors had withdrawn its recommendation to proceed with the Shire purchase, blamed the unraveling on last month's rules changes by the U.S. Treasury Department aimed at curtailing a wave of such deals in which U.S. ...



Valeant says may raise Allergan bid; beats on profit -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsValeant says may raise Allergan bid; beats on profit

The head offices of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. are seen in Laval, QuebecBy Rod Nickel and Ashutosh Pandey (Reuters) - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc VRX.TO VRX.N said on Monday that it may raise its bid for Botox maker Allergan Inc AGN.N after the Canadian company posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit. Valeant CEO Michael Pearson said a possible revised stock and cash bid would be worth more than $200 per share, assuming that Valeant's stock rises, and would include more cash. The current bid is worth about $52.7 billion or $176 per share. Shares of Laval, Quebec-based Valeant were up 3 percent at C$139.51 in Toronto on Monday. ...



Top Allergan holder Paulson urges deal with Shire: sources -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsTop Allergan holder Paulson urges deal with Shire: sources

A sample of Botox is seen at the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group at the Americana Manhasset luxury shopping destination in ManhassetBy Olivia Oran (Reuters) - Allergan Inc shareholder Paulson & Co is urging the Botox maker to merge with specialty pharmaceutical company Shire Plc as an alternative to a deal with hostile bidder Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc , according to two people familiar with the matter. The hedge fund, which earlier supported a deal with Valeant, told Allergan CEO David Pyott that it would now support a deal with Shire, the sources said. It was not immediately clear whether Allergan would pursue such a deal. Paulson had a 1. ...



UPS says U.S. rates to rise 4.9 percent as of December 29 -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsUPS says U.S. rates to rise 4.9 percent as of December 29

Woman walks past a sign bearing the UPS logo at a job fair in ChicagoCHICAGO (Reuters) - Package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc said on Monday that rates for its services within and between the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico will rise by an average of 4.9 percent as of the end of the year. The Atlanta-based company said the rate changes for its ground, air, international and freight services would start Dec. 29. Last month, the company's main rival FedEx Corp announced a similar rate increase of 4.9 percent, which also includes shipments between the United States and Mexico, plus within Mexico. FedEx's rate increase will take effect on Jan. ...



IBM ditches 2015 operating EPS target, shares slump 7 percent -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsIBM ditches 2015 operating EPS target, shares slump 7 percent

The IBM logo is seen outside the company's offices in Petah TikvaBy Marina Lopes and Anya George Tharakan (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp reported a marked slowdown in business in September and abandoned its 2015 operating earnings target on Monday, as weak client spending and a slumping software sector weighed down quarterly revenue. IBM shares fell nearly 7 percent to a three-year low, a blow for legendary investor Warren Buffett whose Berkshire Hathaway Inc is its top shareholder. The decline shaved more than $13 billion off of IBM's market cap, which stood at $182 billion at the stock market close on Friday. ...



Toyota recalls 247,000 vehicles in U.S. over Takata air bags -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsToyota recalls 247,000 vehicles in U.S. over Takata air bags

A Toyota logo is seen on a car inside a showroom at a Toyota dealership in WarsawBy Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp recalled 247,000 cars, SUVs and pickup trucks in the United States on Monday because of potentially defective front passenger air bag inflators from Japan's Takata Corp that can rupture and spray metal shrapnel, according to U.S. safety regulators. That raised the number of vehicles affected by regional recalls launched in June by several automakers due to the Takata air bags to more than 4.5 million. ...



Deaths linked to GM ignition-switch defect rise to 29 -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsDeaths linked to GM ignition-switch defect rise to 29

The General Motors logo is seen outside its headquarters at the Renaissance Center in DetroitBy Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - A program to compensate victims of a faulty ignition switch in General Motors Co vehicles has approved two new death claims, bringing the total number of deaths linked so far to the switch to 29, according to a report released on Monday by the lawyer overseeing the program. Since it began accepting claims on Aug. 1, the program has received a total of 1,517 claims for deaths and injuries, according to the report by the office of Kenneth Feinberg, who GM has tapped to run the program. The report listed all of the claims received and approved as of Friday. ...



SunEdison shares rise on report of Einhorn recommendation -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsSunEdison shares rise on report of Einhorn recommendation

Einhorn speaks at the Sohn Investment Conference in New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) - SunEdison Inc's shares shot higher on Monday and its options activity spiked up following a report that Greenlight Capital Inc's David Einhorn recommended the stock at a closed-door investor conference in New York on Monday. The solar company's shares were up 9.3 percent to$18.19 on the New York Stock Exchange. SunEdison's options were also active with 27,000 calls and about 10,000 puts traded by 1:40 p.m., according to options analytics firm Trade Alert. ...



Microsoft CEO ​Nadella: Company has no pay gap between men, women -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsMicrosoft CEO ​Nadella: Company has no pay gap between men, women

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella pitches his company's cloud services, but two-week-old comments he made about women in tech still dog him.Microsoft chief Satya Nadella pushes new services from the world's largest software maker. But his controversial comments on women in tech earlier this month remain a focus of attention.>



Man falls into sea on live TV while possibly taking selfie -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsMan falls into sea on live TV while possibly taking selfie

Man falls into sea on live TV while possibly taking selfieA man lifts his cell phone in front of his face to take the perfect shot. And then, a YouTube-worthy calamity.>



Amazon strikes new e-book deal with Simon & Schuster -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsAmazon strikes new e-book deal with Simon & Schuster

The WinnersWe debated whether to include yet another Kindle in this coveted list of winners. But here's the thing about the ad-supported $79 Kindle: black-and-white though this entry-level e-reader may be, the Kindle wins by dint of its rock-bottom price and the fact that its subtle ads--mostly in the form of Amazon deals--are so targeted they're actually useful in and of themselves. Yep. There, we said it: we actually like these ads. Read our Kindle review | Get the ad-supported Kindle | Return to the CNET 100Multi-year agreement for sales of physical and electronic books comes amid contentious talks with another book publisher.>



Pokémon teams up with manga horror legend Junji Ito to ruin your childhood -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsPokémon teams up with manga horror legend Junji Ito to ruin your childhood

The Pokémon CompanyOne of the world's finest creators of comic book horror has teamed up with The Pokémon Company for a special "scary" collaboration.>



Tomorrow Daily 071: Ashes in space, a big 'Avengers' prop for RDJ, and nuclear fusion reactors -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsTomorrow Daily 071: Ashes in space, a big 'Avengers' prop for RDJ, and nuclear fusion reactors

Tomorrow Daily 071: Ashes in space, a big 'Avengers' prop for RDJ, and nuclear fusion reactorsOn today's show, we're discussing a new, 17-mile-high way to scatter your loved one's ashes, how Robert Downey, Jr. ended up with a huge "Avengers" prop, and Lockheed Martin's progress on compact nuclear fusion.>



Could robots aid in the Ebola fight? -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsCould robots aid in the Ebola fight?

Centers for Disease ControlThe White House will co-host a November workshop exploring the use of robots to help minimize human contact with the fast-spreading virus.>



Apple's role reversal: 'Mature' Mac outpaces iPad in revenue -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsApple's role reversal: 'Mature' Mac outpaces iPad in revenue

Apple's role reversal: 'Mature' Mac outpaces iPad in revenueThe Mac laptop and desktop business takes over as Apple's second-biggest revenue generator, as iPad sales struggle.>



Guy says his iPhone 6 bent -- and caught on fire -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsGuy says his iPhone 6 bent -- and caught on fire

Guy says his iPhone 6 bent -- and caught on fireWhat happens when an iPhone bends too much? One man says his bent so much it punctured the battery and caught fire, causing second-degree burns to his leg.>



Readers' reactions: Why are cell phone batteries so behind the times? -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsReaders' reactions: Why are cell phone batteries so behind the times?

Readers' reactions: Why are cell phone batteries so behind the times?CNET members respond with why they think cell phone batteries are still lacking.>



How to get started with Apple Pay -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsHow to get started with Apple Pay

How to get started with Apple PayFind out how to use your iPhone as your new digital wallet.>



iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus may be tough to find through the holidays -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsiPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus may be tough to find through the holidays

CNETWhen asked whether supply will start to reach demand, Apple CEO Tim Cook says, "We're not even on the same planet.">



Facebook sues lawyers of man who claimed to own the social network -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsFacebook sues lawyers of man who claimed to own the social network

Facebook CEO Mark ZuckerbergThe world's largest social network claims DLA Piper and other law firms knew Paul Ceglia was lying about his ownership stake in Facebook -- but went forward with the case anyway.>



Zombie-proof log cabin has 10-year anti-zombie guarantee -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsZombie-proof log cabin has 10-year anti-zombie guarantee

Zombie-proof log cabin has 10-year anti-zombie guaranteeIf the zombie apocalypse ever arrives, you'll be happy you dropped a ton of cash for a cabin designed to fortify you against attacks by the undead.>



As Apple Pay launches, others reimagine the credit card -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsAs Apple Pay launches, others reimagine the credit card

As Apple Pay launches, others reimagine the credit cardApple's payment system rolls out at some retailers and promises more protection from hackers. But Zwipe and Plastc have other ideas for changing the way we pay.>



Zombie versus bear: Which beast wins? -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsZombie versus bear: Which beast wins?

PicasaThe National Wildlife Federation believes humans wouldn't be alone in the battle against zombies. Bears might end up being our best friends.>



Want superfast speeds on your Samsung Galaxy Note 4? Head to Singapore -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsWant superfast speeds on your Samsung Galaxy Note 4? Head to Singapore

Want superfast speeds on your Samsung Galaxy Note 4? Head to SingaporeThe latest Samsung phablet comes packing LTE-Advanced capabilities, but you may have to move to enjoy the top speeds. Be aware, however, that you'll easily bust your measly small data cap.>



The 404 Show 1,568: Oculus XXX, smart street corners, the wrath of Comic Sans continues (podcast) -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsThe 404 Show 1,568: Oculus XXX, smart street corners, the wrath of Comic Sans continues (podcast)

The 404 Show 1,568: Oculus XXX, smart street corners, the wrath of Comic Sans continues (podcast)On today's show we'll discuss Chicago's planned "smart corners" project, gasp at a Comic Sans typewriter, wonder why speedometers list illegal speeds and usher in the future of porn with Oculus Rift.>



It's Not Just About the Bagels: Building Employee Engagement (Pt. 4): Nine Tips to Keep in Mind When Developing Employee Engagement Programs -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsIt's Not Just About the Bagels: Building Employee Engagement (Pt. 4): Nine Tips to Keep in Mind When Developing Employee Engagement Programs

It's Not Just About the Bagels: Building Employee Engagement (Pt. 4): Nine Tips to Keep in Mind When Developing Employee Engagement ProgramsThis week I had the opportunity to spend time with peers from such countries as Lebanon, Egypt, Israel, Malta, Slovakia, Azerbaijan, France, Germany, the UK and more. No it wasn't a UN meeting but rather a conference of HR Professionals in Barcelona. Over the two days, a variety of presentations focused primarily on talent management and...



This Entrepreneur Wants You to Celebrate Your Mortality -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsThis Entrepreneur Wants You to Celebrate Your Mortality

This Entrepreneur Wants You to Celebrate Your MortalityAlthough life's path is different for everyone, every path meets the same end eventually. This is the only true certainty we have in life. But Irina Jordan, founder of customized memorial item marketplace Artisurn, understands death as an inevitable part of the cycle of life, and because of that, she finds beauty and peace in it. As an...



Handy chart helps you plan your life around superhero films -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsHandy chart helps you plan your life around superhero films

Handy chart helps you plan your life around superhero filmsGet your calendars out! The next six years will be full of superhero cinema, and this infographic helps you plan for every action-packed minute.>



Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsMonica Lewinsky joins Twitter

Monica Lewinsky joins TwitterDescribing herself as a social activist, public speaker and contributor to Vanity Fair, Lewinsky decides now is the time to enter the fray of immediacy.>



The Lost Art of Underthinking -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsThe Lost Art of Underthinking
I was in a meeting about a month ago. Actually, it does me no good to pinpoint the date of this meeting because I was in the same meeting two months ago. Two years ago. 5 years ago. And 10 years ago.You know the kind of meeting.A dozen of the agency's top minds gathered to share their opinions, ply their office politics and grandstand on a...
EU drops investigation into Chinese telecoms -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsEU drops investigation into Chinese telecoms

Imports of Chinese telecom equipment into the EU are worth over 1 billion euros a year, according to the EU.European Union and Chinese government strike a deal to end an investigation into whether Chinese telecom equipment makers, including Huawei and ZTE, received illegal subsidies.>



Get an iSmartAlarm home security system for $124.99 -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsGet an iSmartAlarm home security system for $124.99

iSmartAlarmThat's $75 off list and the lowest price around by at least $50. Plus: a killer tablet bonus deal!>



NASA orbiters hide behind Mars to avoid comet debris -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsNASA orbiters hide behind Mars to avoid comet debris

An artist's concept of the orbiters hiding from the comet.A rare close flyby of a comet near Mars put NASA's orbiters in a potentially dangerous situation, but also allowed them to study the moving space object.>



This Halloween, go as a poop emoji -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsThis Halloween, go as a poop emoji

Yes, you can dress up as emoji for halloween, because ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.Emoji are changing the way we communicate. What better way to celebrate Halloween than by dressing up as your favorite one?>



Apple Pay unlikely to take off right away -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsApple Pay unlikely to take off right away

Apple Pay unlikely to take off right awaySome retailers have shied away from Apple's mobile payments service, and the equipment needed by supported industry players won't pop up overnight.>



Everything you want to know about Apple Pay -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsEverything you want to know about Apple Pay

Apple Pay has arrived.Have questions about Apple Pay? We've got answers.>



Dropbox iOS app now supports Apple's Touch ID -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsDropbox iOS app now supports Apple's Touch ID

Dropbox iOS app now supports Apple's Touch IDUsers of the iPhone 5S and the latest iPhones and iPads can now secure and access their Dropbox documents via Apple's fingerprint sensor.>



What can we learn from netbooks? -  Prudential Jennison 20/20 Focus A(PTWAX) newsWhat can we learn from netbooks?

What can we learn from netbooks?From 2007 to 2009, we saw the rise of the low-powered, dirt-cheap netbook. Today these clunky computers are frequently mocked -- but they did teach us a lesson.>



  

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