Apple surpassed even the most bullish Wall Street expectations for its holiday quarter with an improbable trifecta: selling more iPhones at higher prices�and earning more on each sale.
... * Regulator says met Alibaba in July to discuss illegal business. * Alibaba did not do enough to fight counterfeits -SAIC. * Meeting contents delayed to avoid affecting Alibaba IPO- SAIC (Adds details from the report, context, analyst quote).
BERLIN Jan 28 (Reuters) - German consumer sentiment surged to its highest level in more than 13 years heading into February, a survey showed on Wednesday, as lower oil prices meant shoppers in Europe's largest economy had more spare cash.
(Bloomberg) -- Bonds fell across Europe and U.S. equity-index futures advanced on record Apple Inc. sales before the U.S. Federal Reserve decides monetary policy.
Rattling the market were Microsoft, Caterpillar, and Procter & Gamble, among others. Some companies also forecast weaker results in months ahead.