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  • Microsoft launches first desktop, Windows update with 3D features October 26, 2016
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp on Wednesday unveiled its first-ever desktop computer and a free update to its Windows operating system that allows edits using 3D simulations, in hopes of reinvigorating its computing business.
  • Media companies want U.S. to force AT&T-Time Warner to share customer data October 26, 2016
    NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Media companies plan to ask U.S. regulators to force AT&T Inc and Time Warner Inc to share their trove of customer data if the telecom and content companies merge, fearing the combined behemoth would have an unfair advantage selling targeted mobile advertising, a handful of media executives told Reuters this week.
  • Salesforce CEO speaks of failed efforts to buy Twitter, LinkedIn October 26, 2016
    (Reuters) - Inc Chief Executive Marc Benioff spoke on Wednesday about a pair of key acquisitions that got away, suggesting his vision for LinkedIn was different from Microsoft's and that he would have pursued Twitter if shareholders had not learned of his plans
  • Morgan Stanley to keep commission-based IRAs for wealth management customers October 26, 2016
    (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley said on Wednesday it would allow its wealth management clients to choose the way they pay the firm for retirement accounts covered by a new fiduciary rule.
  • Chevron increases quarterly dividend by a penny October 26, 2016
    (Reuters) - Chevron Corp will increase its quarterly dividend by a penny, to $1.08, payable on Dec. 12 to shareholders of record on Nov. 18, the company said on Wednesday. Its shares rose 0.4 percent to close Wednesday trading at $101.19.
  • Tesla reports first quarterly profit in more than three years October 26, 2016
    (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc reported its first quarterly net profit in more than three years on Wednesday as record deliveries helped to offset rising expenses related to next year's roll-out of the company's mass-market Model 3 sedan.
  • Whole Foods eyes millennials with Purple Carrot meal kit test October 26, 2016
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Whole Foods Market Inc began testing sales of Purple Carrot's vegan meal kits on Wednesday, joining forces with one of many startups that threaten mainstream grocers by delivering boxed, cook-at-home meals.
  • Earnings in focus as Apple weighs; Boeing lifts Dow October 26, 2016
    (Reuters) - Quarterly results were the main driver for Wall Street on Wednesday as a decline in Apple shares weighed on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq, while the price-weighted Dow Industrials was buoyed by gains in Boeing.
  • Boeing sees cash growth even if sales, production slow October 26, 2016
    (Reuters) - Boeing Co on Wednesday beat profit expectations in the third quarter as cost-cutting offset declining revenue at the world's biggest planemaker. Boeing also said it would deliver more commercial planes than originally planned for the year and that cash flow will keep rising through the end of the decade.
  • U.S. housing, trade data boost third quarter GDP growth prospects October 26, 2016
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. single-family home sales unexpectedly rose in September, pointing to sustained demand for housing even as data for the prior three months were revised lower.