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China

China shares down despite news that government will ease rules on private sector investments in infrastructure projects - @CNBCWorld

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China

China court says it has released detained Japanese ship after payment - statement via @Reuters

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South Korea

South Korean shares open higher after 1st-quarter GDP grows 0.9% - @Reuters

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South Korea

South Korea' Hynix reports 1st quarter operating profit up sharply on DRAM chips growth - @Reuters

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South Korea

South Korea posts seasonally adjusted 1st quarter growth of 0.9%, slightly topping estimates - @Reuters

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New Zealand

New Zealand central bank hikes interest rate for 2nd consecutive month to 3% - @MarketWatch

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General Electric

Report: GE in talks to acquire Alstom for about $13 billion - @BloombergNews

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Facebook

Facebook passes 1 billion monthly active users on mobile devices - @mashable

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Apple

In the last quarter, Apple sold 43.7 million iPhones, 16.35 million iPads, 4.1 million Macs and 2.76 million iPods - @CNBCnow

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San Francisco, CA, US

San Francisco city attorney sues landlords who allegedly evicted tenants to market rooms through Airbnb, other sites - @SFBusinessTimes

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Apple

Apple increases stock buyback program to $90 billion, raises dividend as revenue growth slows - @AP

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Apple

Apple reports 2nd quarter earnings of $11.62 per share, beating an estimated $10.17; company announces 7 for 1 stock split - @BloombergNews

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Google Glass

Google Glass executive calls continual criticism of product a 'necessary symptom' - @NBCNews

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Zynga

Zynga co-founder Mark Pincus relinquishes last of operational duties; company reports drop in 1st quarter revenue - @Reuters

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earnings

Qualcomm posts 2nd quarter earnings of $1.31 per share compared to estimated $1.22 - @CNBC

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Austria

Carlos Slim, Austrian government sign deal to pool stakes in Telekom Austria - @Reuters

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David Ebersman

Facebook reports 1st quarter earnings of $0.34 per share, beating estimates by dime; CFO David Ebersman to step down later this year - @BloombergNews

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markets

Stocks slip on earnings, home sales; S&P 500, Nasdaq 6-day winning streak ends - @CNBC

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Coca-Cola

Warren Buffett says he thinks Coca-Cola's equity compensation plan was excessive, but that he abstained in shareholders vote - @Reuters

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US net neutrality debate

Source: FCC plans rules that would allow content companies to pay service providers for special access - @WSJbreakingnews

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