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Wall St rallies as Fed’s Powell nods to easing inflation after rate hike

The Federal Reserve raises rates by 25 basis points Powell says for the first time disinflation has started Indices up: Dow 0.02%, S&P 1.05%, Nasdaq 2% Feb 1 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed sharply higher on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell acknowledged that inflation was starting to subside, in remarks …

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AMD revenue beats targets, Wall St relieved after Intel’s bleak outlook

Jan 31 (Reuters) – U.S. chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD.O) reported revenue above Wall Street targets on Tuesday and said it expected business to improve in the second half, giving excitement investors who saw the company win over rival Intel. The shares rose about 1.5% after hours trading. Although AMD’s predictions lagged behind expectations, …

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China smartphone sales in 2022 plunge to lowest level in a decade

SHANGHAI, Jan 30 (Reuters) – China’s smartphone sales suffered a record slump in 2022, falling 13% to their lowest level in a decade as COVID controls and a slowing economy sapped appetite of consumers, according to data from third-party research companies. The total number of devices shipped was 286 million, down from 329 million in …

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BuzzFeed Soars on Meta Deal Reports, Plans to Use OpenAI

Jan 26 (Reuters) – Shares of BuzzFeed Inc (BZFD.O) jumped on Thursday on reports of a deal with Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) and plans to use artificial intelligence to personalize and improve the digital media company’s quizzes and online content. The stock was 19% higher in extended trading, having more than doubled in value earlier …

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Musk bullish on Tesla sales as price cuts boost demand

Jan 25 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) aggressive price cuts have boosted demand for its electric vehicles, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Wednesday, downplaying fears a weak economy could strangle the buyer interest. The company slightly beat Wall Street’s fourth-quarter revenue and profit targets earlier on Wednesday despite a sharp decline in vehicle profit …

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Rupert Murdoch drops proposal to merge Fox, News Corp, considers sale of Move

Jan 24 (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch on Tuesday withdrew his proposal to bring together News Corp (NWSA.O) and Fox Corp as the company also plans to sell Move Inc, which operates the Realtor.com website, to the CoStar Group, according to to a regulatory filing and to sources familiar with the process. Three sources familiar with …

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Wall Street extends rally, propelled by tech rebound

Baker Hughes stumbles upon missing fourth-quarter earnings estimates Activist investor Elliott Management takes stake in Salesforce Tokens increase following Barclay upgrade Indices up: Dow 0.76%, S&P 1.19%, Nasdaq 2.01% NEW YORK, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Wall Street closed sharply higher on Monday, fueled by soaring tech stocks as investors kicked off a profit-rich week with …

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Microsoft to invest more in OpenAI as tech race heats up

Jan 23 (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp on Monday announced a new multi-billion dollar investment in OpenAI, deepening ties with the startup behind chatbot sensation ChatGPT and paving the way for more competition with rival Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) Google. Recently touting a revolution in artificial intelligence (AI), Microsoft is building on a bet it made on …

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Amazon’s AWS to invest $35 billion in Virginia

WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – The cloud services division of Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) said on Friday it plans to invest an additional $35 billion by 2040 to expand data centers in Virginia. Amazon Web Services (AWS) said the new investment will create 1,000 jobs. Republican Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin said AWS will establish multiple data …

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Genesis crypto lending unit files for bankruptcy in the US

Jan 20 (Reuters) – The loan unit of crypto firm Genesis filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States on Thursday, owing its creditors at least $3.4 billion, after being knocked down by a rout market with companies like FTX exchange and lender BlockFi. Genesis Global Capital, one of the largest crypto lenders, froze client …

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