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    - Microsoft Corp on Thursday reported revenue and profit above Wall Street expectations, as sales of its hardware and cloud-computing services helped to offset a decline in the company's core Windows business. Shares rose 3.1 percent to $44.70 in after-hours trading. "The company beat across the board," said FBR Capital markets analyst Daniel Ives.

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    - Google Inc reported higher quarterly revenue and profit as rising online ad volume offset a hit from the strong dollar, sending the Internet company's shares higher in after-hours trading. Shares of the world's No. 1 Internet search engine rose after the results were released, climbing 3.5 percent on Thursday to $577.

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    Oil prices diverged on Friday, with Brent hitting 4-1/2 month highs on continued fighting in Yemen while U.S. crude fell on concerns of another upcoming stock build, though both benchmarks headed toward weekly gains.

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    Juniper Networks Inc.' s profit fell in the first quarter, but the company reported better-than-expected results and guidance. The year-ago period was bolstered by an investment gain. Shares, down 3% over the past 12 months, rose 8% in recent after-hours trading on the better-than-expected results and guidance.

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    - Starbucks Corp (SBUX) said on Thursday sales at its coffee shops in the Americas region grew more than expected, boosted by sales of breakfast sandwiches, lunch and new drinks, such as Flat White. The strong quarterly results from the world's biggest coffee chain helped quiet nagging worries that its growth was cooling, and shares jumped 5.4 percent to $52.12 in after-hours trading.

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    Microsoft Corp (MSFT) on Thursday reported revenue and profit above Wall Street expectations, as sales of its hardware and cloud-computing products helped to offset a decline in the company's core Windows business. Shares rose 2.8 percent to $44.55 in after-hours trading. "The company beat across the board," said FBR Capital markets analyst Daniel Ives.

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    - Microsoft Corp on Thursday reported revenue and profit above Wall Street expectations, as sales of its hardware and cloud-computing services helped to offset a decline in the company's core Windows business. Shares rose 3.1 percent to $44.70 in after-hours trading. "The company beat across the board," said FBR Capital markets analyst Daniel Ives.

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    The number of listeners tuning in to Pandora Media Inc's (P) online music streaming service fell short of expectations as the company faces stiff competition from Spotify and Apple Inc's Beats. Shares of Pandora, which streams music by predicting listener's preferences, fell 4.6 pct in extended trading.

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    Xilinx (XLNX) shares closed trading down 1.37% to $43.76 on Thursday after the programmable device technology maker reported its fourth quarter earnings results.The San Jose, CA-based company reported a fourth quarter profit of $134.6 million, or 58 cents per share when adjusted for restructuring costs, on revenue of $566.9 million, that fell 8.2% from the same period last year.Analysts on average exp...

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    The Briton blamed for contributing to the May 2010 Wall Street flash crash maintained frenetic relationships with a series of brokers, banks and software firms that appear to mirror his rapid-fire trading activity, court documents showed.

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    Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (MXIM) shares fell in the extended session Thursday after the integrated circuit maker's revenue for the quarter and outlook fell below Wall Street expectations. Maxim shares fell 7.2% to $32.25 on moderate volume. The company reported adjusted fiscal third-quarter earnings of 40 cents a share on revenue of $577 million.

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     Altria Group shares closed trading up 0.44% to $52.35 on Thursday after the parent company of Marlboro cigarettes reported first quarter earnings that topped analysts expectations for the period.The Richmond, VA-based company reported that its first quarter net income fell by 13.4% to $1.02 billion, or 63 cents per share on revenue that increased 5.2% to $4.27 billion on an adjusted basis.

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    Starbucks Corp (SBUX) said on Thursday sales at its coffee shops in the Americas region grew more than expected, boosted by sales of breakfast sandwiches, lunch and new drinks, such as Flat White. The strong quarterly results from the world's biggest coffee chain helped quiet nagging worries that its growth was cooling, and shares jumped 5.4 percent to $52.12 in after-hours trading.

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    Juniper Networks Inc. (JNPR) shares surged 6.9% in after-hours trade Thursday, after the networking company reported better-than-expected first-quarter profit and sales. The company said net earnings fell to $80.2 million, or 19 cents a share, from $110.6 million, or 22 cents a share, in the same period a year ago. Excluding non-recurring items, such as acquisition-related charges, adjusted earnings per share were 32 cents, beating the FactSet consensus of 31 cents.