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Alibaba plunges off quarterly revenue miss
Shares of Alibaba sunk more than 8% in morning trading after the e-commerce giant reported revenue for the December quarter that missed Wall Street estimates.
So Alibaba, How Do You Monetize Mobile, Asks Bank That Guided Its IPO  Bloomberg
Alibaba's Lesson in Government Relations  New York Times  
Consumer Sentiment Climbs as U.S. Jobless Claims Plunge: Economy
Jobless claims plunged by 43,000 to 265,000 in the week ended Jan. 24, the lowest since April 2000, a Labor Department report showed Thursday in Washington.
US jobless claims tumble to unexpected 15-year low (+video)  Christian Science Monitor
US jobless claims fall to lowest level since 2000  Fox News Latino
Ford Ends 2014 With A Thud As Profits Fall 98 Percent; Why 2015 Looks Stronger
percent to $52 million, or 1 cent a share, down from $3.04 billion, or 74 cents, a year earlier. Still, the results were better than expected, considering all the automaker was coping with, including lost production of its best-selling model, the F-150 pickup, during ...
Ford Motor CEO: F-Series pickup trucks having best January since 2004  Reuters
Ford's profit beats estimates, but its European outlook dims  Fortune
McDonald's in US vs. UK: How New British CEO May Transform the Burger Chain
Get ready, America: McDonald's new CEO is British and he's bringing his fast food turnaround experience from across the pond.
Five burgers that are giving McDonald's headaches  MarketWatch
5 Problems That'll Challenge McDonald's No Matter Who's CEO  TIME
Facebook revenue, profit beat expectations
For the seventh quarter in a row Facebook beat profit and revenue forecasts, continuing to win more mobile advertising revenue as most users shift to using the site on smartphones and other portable devices.
5 things we learned about Facebook's mobile strategy this week  Silicon Valley Business Journal
745 Million People Use Mobile Phones to Go on Facebook Each Day  Headlines & Global News
Time Warner Cable loses fewer video subscribers
Jan 29 (Reuters) - Time Warner Cable Inc, the second-largest U.S. cable TV operator, reported a 3.8 percent rise in revenue as residential customers bought more service bundles, leading to fewer-than-expected video cancellations.
Time Warner Cable Posts Decline in Video Subs  Television Week
Time Warner Cable Misses Estimates as TV Customers Decline  Bloomberg
In China, US tech firms turn to domestic rivals for survival
BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. technology companies in China are forming alliances with domestic firms, hoping that having a local partner will make it easier to operate in the increasingly tough environment for foreign businesses in the world's second-biggest ...
US tech firms ask China to postpone 'intrusive' rules  BBC News
US firms don't want to hand over source code and provide backdoors to ...  BetaNews
U.S. pending home sales fall 3.7% in December - Pending home sales in the U.S. fell unexpectedly in December, raising concerns over the health of the housing sector, industry data showed on Thursday.
Pending Home Sales Slow In December, Says NAR  Forbes
US pending home sales tumble in December
Hershey just bought a beef jerky company
The chocolate company now owns KRAVE., the maker of artisanal beef jerky. The deal was announced Thursday and marks Hershey's (HSY) first purchase outside of candy.
Hershey To Acquire Krave Jerky, Positioning For The Protein Snacks Channel  Vending Times
Hershey Just Made Its First Acquisition That Isn't Candy  Business Insider
U.S. Stocks Fluctuate Amid Corporate Earnings as Energy Slumps
(Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks fluctuated, with the Standard & Poor's 500 Index heading for its biggest monthly drop in a year, as investors scrutinized earnings amid concern over the impact of plunging oil and a stronger dollar.
Wall Street eases in choppy trading  Hindu Business Line
Wall St. dips in choppy trading after two-day losses  Buenos Aires Herald