IBM says its first-quarter earnings fell because of a large charge related to reorganizing its work force. Revenue fell amid an ongoing decline in its hardware business.
Registrations in March jumped 10 percent to 1.49 million vehicles, the Brussels-based European Automobile Manufacturer's Association, or ACEA, said today.
(Recasts, adds fresh quotes, changes DATELINE). * Sterling strong near 4-1/2 year high vs dollar. * Trading activity winding down ahead of Easter holidays.
Asian stocks ended mostly higher on Thursday following reassuring comments from the Federal Reserve chief. Gains, however, were modest on growing concerns about military activity in Ukraine and amid caution ahead of a long weekend.
Internet users are migrating to mobile devices, but ads on phones and tablets still do not have the familiarity and appeal they do on bigger computers.