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    T-Mobile US Inc. (TMUS) shares climbed 5.6% in premarket trade Thursday, after the company blew past estimates for its second quarter. The company reported net income of $361 million, or 42 cents a share, in the quarter, down from $391 million, or 48 cents a share, in the year-earlier period. Revenue climbed 14% to $8.2 billion.

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    Shares of Facebook Inc (FB) were slipping, down 2.06% to $94.99 in pre-market trading Thursday, after the social media giant released its latest quarterly earnings results late yesterday. Shares fell following the release despite topping estimates on both the top and bottom line. For the second-quarter, the company earned 50 cents a share on revenue of $4.04 billion.

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    * Shares up more than 3 percent. * Quarterly results largely in line with expectations. By Thomas Atkins. Deutsche Bank's new boss hit out at staff in a memo on Thursday saying performance was "nowhere good enough" after Germany's largest bank warned that its turnaround was at risk from heavy legal charges. New chief executive John Cryan said "wasteful" cost increases had gobbled up revenue.

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    * Q2 Business net income up 4.2 percent, above expectations. * Analyst says Toujeo sales "underwhelming" * CEO Brandicourt to unveil strategic plan on Nov.6, open to M&A. * Shares down 0.45 percent. By Matthias Blamont and Noëlle Mennella.

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    Chinese Internet search provider Baidu Inc. (BIDU) said Thursday that its board of of directors has authorized a share buyback program worth $1 billion, which will take place over the next 12 months. The news comes on the heels of reported earlier in the week that took a toll on shares. The company's revenue forecast for the third quarter also fell short of expectations.

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    Baidu Inc (BIDU), China's biggest internet search engine company, said on Thursday it will buy back shares worth $1 billion after the company's stock price slid following a weak earnings report earlier this week. The repurchases will take place over the next 12 months and be funded from the company's existing cash balance, New York-listed Baidu (BIDU) said in a statement.

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    Bethesda, Md.-based Marriott (MAR) reported a 25 percent jump in second-quarter profit Wednesday, as the hotel chain’s expansion plans have begun to pay off.Marriott (MAR) has added nearly 230 properties to its chain of more than 4,000 hotels over the past year. Big hotel chains have boomed in the years since the Great Recession because of growing demand for hotel rooms and easier access to financing that has helped fuel its expansion.“We are taking [market] share in terms of the number of hotels in our system, and taking share in a big way,” said Laura Paugh, Marriott’s senior vice president for investor relations. “Really, just a few brands are accounting for the bulk of that new growth.”Marriott (MAR) said it made $240 million, or 87 cents per share, in its second quarter. The company’s revenue grew more gradually, rising 6 percent, to $3.7 billion.In addition to buying smaller hotel chains, Marriott (MAR) has grown because of high-end hotels abroad and cheaper properties in the United States, Paugh said.Paugh said the Marriott Marquis near the Walter E. Washington Convention Center has done better than expected since it opened last year, with occupancy rates around 80 percent. The company’s growth in the United States has been driven by its franchise-dominated model. Franchise fees were the fastest-growing part of the company’s revenue this quarter, rising 14 percent.The industry has also gotten a boost from rising occupancy rates, which allow higher prices. In a statement, Marriott (MAR) chief executive Arne Sorenson said he expects that trend to continue and prices to keep going up.“The industry itself is doing quite well, and Marriott (MAR) in particular,” said Patrick Scholes, an analyst at SunTrust.Still, analysts say the industry’s growth is decelerating, and that’s made investors skittish.“Overall, industry revenue growth rates this year are not as strong as last year, and investors tend to move on when that happens,” Scholes said.Adjusted for one-time gains such as real estate sales, Marriott’s earnings narrowly exceeded Wall Street expectations, but the company’s stock slipped in after-hours trading.Marriott (MAR) shares lost nearly 1 percent following the closing bell after rising more than 3 percent, to $77, in anticipation of the earnings release.






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    Oops! Samsung experienced "supply difficulties from higher-than-expected market demand for the Galaxy S6 Edge," the company said in a statement released alongside their second quarter financial results. The company also saw fewer shipments of older, middle and low-end phones. Investors weren't too impressed, sending shares down by about 2.5% in early Seoul trading on Thursday.

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    Oil prices extended gains in Asian trade on Thursday, after a larger than expected draw in U.S. crude and gasoline stocks strengthened the outlook for oil demand. But gains were capped by a stronger dollar and despite the drop in oil stocks some commentators warn of a global supply glut, with OPEC members producing 3 million barrels per day more than demand in the second quarter.

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    The Carlyle Group (CG) on Wednesday reported a second consecutive quarterly decline in one key measure of performance while its respected investment guru said the company is taking a cautious approach based on roiling world markets.However, Carlyle said it will give shareholders a quarterly dividend of 89 cents per share, which is a whopping 9 percent yield. The company said it also had one of its best quarters since going public three years ago.Even with the dividend, Carlyle’s executives said uncertain markets are slowing its pace of investing. In a conference call with analysts, Carlyle co-chief executive William E. Conway, Jr. said the firm is being cautious in part due to the unrest in Greece, fluctuations in the Chinese stock markets, and sharp declines in energy prices.“Also, with corporations struggling to find growth, they have turned to [mergers and acquisitions] to meet revenue targets while private equity activity has remained relatively muted,” Conway said. The District-based private equity giant said profits rose 55 percent against the same period one year ago, although its economic net income, a closely watched indicator, declined for the second straight quarter when compared with last year.Economic net income for the second quarter of 2015 was $180 million, down from $289 million a year ago.The big driver of the company continues to be its large buyout fund and mid-sized deals as Carlyle continues to take advantage of an improving economy and a seller’s market.“It is clearly an easier time to sell than as to buy,” said Conway, whose actions are closely followed by fellow investors.Conway said Carlyle’s army of 750 investment professionals are scouring the planet for places to put money to work. “Maybe things are little better and little more active than we have been. But it is still a very, very tough environment,” he said.Earlier in the week, the Wall Street Journal, citing anonymous sources, reported that an influential consultant had advised clients to redeem their money in Carlyle’s ailing $4.9 billion hedge-fund firm, Claren Road Asset Management LLC.Carlyle owns 55 percent of Claren Road. “We are working closely with them to sustain and restore the confidence that their investors have had with them for more than a decade,” Conway said. The company raised $4.7 billion from investors in its fund in the quarter, increasing the amount raised from investors so far this year to $9.1 billion. Carlyle currently has $192.8 billion in assets under management. That number is down from $202.7 billion one year ago.The private equity firm, one of the biggest in the world as measured by the amount of assets it has under management, saw change in the executive suites during the second quarter.Mike Cavanagh, a high-profile “steal” Carlyle made a year ago from JPMorgan Chase (JPM), resigned after only a year to join Comcast (CMCSA), where he is the chief financial officer.Longtime Carlyle investment expert Peter Clare was named deputy chief investment officer for the company’s flagship buyout funds, positioning him to possibly one day run all investments.The company continued to deploy capital around the world, especially in health care, where it bought the largest hospital group in Brazil. It also bought a Hong Kong-based satellite company, multi-family housing, technology and storage assets and a U.K.-based collision repair service.Carlyle also sold several investments during the quarter, including stock in Nielsen, CommScope (COMM), Axalta, Applus and Coresite.In June, two co-founders of the Carlyle Group (CG) sold 2 percent of their respective shares in the publicly traded asset management firm, pocketing about $31 million each.It is only the second time since the firm went public that Carlyle has lifted a self-imposed restriction on partners selling their ownership stakes.Carlyle Chairman Daniel A. D’Aniello and Conway Jr. each sold about 1 million shares, or about 2 percent of their respective holdings. They each own about 45 million shares. Co-chief executive David M. Rubenstein did not sell shares.The District-based private-equity firm also increased the number of shares available for trade from 71 million to 78 million. Carlyle has 322 million shares in all.






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    By Wallace Witkowski and Sue Chang, MarketWatch. AMC shares slip after earnings miss. Facebook Inc. shares declined in the extended session Wednesday even after the social media network topped Wall Street expectations for the quarter.

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    Sports shoe maker and retailer Skechers USA Inc (SKX) reported a better-than-expected 36 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by pent-up demand following the end of labor disruptions at U.S. West Coast ports that had held up imports, as well as increased shipments of back-to-school items.

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    Toshiba Corp's years-long practice of inflating its profits has raised questions among accounting experts about whether low fees paid by Japan-listed companies to their auditors mean they do not spend enough time scrutinizing company accounts.

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    - Selling itself could be one of the few options left for Yelp Inc (YELP) , which is struggling to win advertising dollars in an increasingly crowded market that already includes Google Inc , TripAdvisor Inc (TRIP) and GrubHub Inc (GRUB) . Yelp, owner of consumer review website Yelp.com, reported a second-quarter loss on Tuesday and forecast revenue for the current quarter that was...