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Apple hails results but outlook knocks stock price
Apple hails results but outlook knocks stock price

Apple shares slid about 10 percent Wednesday after the tech giant posted record profits and sales of its iPhones and iPads but offered a disappointing forecast for the coming months.

Apple hails results but outlook knocks stock price
VW hits global sales record, still trails Toyota
VW hits global sales record, still trails Toyota

Volkswagen posted record-breaking global sales in 2012, up 11 percent at 9.07 million, but the ambitious German automaker continues to trail Japanese rival Toyota.

VW hits global sales record, still trails Toyota
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Personal computer sales slip during holiday season

Personal computer sales slipped at the end of last year, despite the holiday shopping season and the release of new Windows operating software for machines.

Personal computer sales slip during holiday season
Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle
Military vehicles up for sale in Almaty

Over 200 units of military vehicles, including trucks and several ARVs can be bought near Almaty via an advertisement on Kolesa.kz.

Military vehicles up for sale in Almaty
Toyota says to sell 9.7 mn vehicles this year, up 22%
Toyota says to sell 9.7 mn vehicles this year, up 22%

Toyota said Wednesday that it expects to sell 9.7 million vehicles globally this year, up 22 percent from 2011 as Japan's biggest automaker accelerates a recovery after last year's natural disasters.

Toyota says to sell 9.7 mn vehicles this year, up 22%
US gun sales soar as owners fear new regulations
US gun sales soar as owners fear new regulations

US firearm sales have sky-rocketed since the Newtown school massacre, as debate over gun control rages and enthusiasts fear certain assault weapons and high-capacity magazines could be banned.

US gun sales soar as owners fear new regulations
US lobby issues point-blank 'no' on gun control
US lobby issues point-blank 'no' on gun control

The most powerful gun lobby in the United States stood firm Monday against any additional restraints on firearms and ammunition sales -- despite a national outcry in the wake of the Sandy Hook school massacre.

US lobby issues point-blank 'no' on gun control
US shooting fuels bullet-proof backpack sales
US shooting fuels bullet-proof backpack sales

On the heels of the deadly shooting tragedy in Connecticut, parents' anxiety is driving a surge in sales of bullet-proof backpacks, in the hope the armored bags can give their kids a safety edge.

US shooting fuels bullet-proof backpack sales
Cyber Monday sales sizzling: survey
Cyber Monday sales sizzling: survey

Online retail sales were jumping for "Cyber Monday," the key Web shopping day following the US Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Cyber Monday sales sizzling: survey
US breaks $1bn for first time in online Black Friday shopping
US breaks $1bn for first time in online Black Friday shopping

US shoppers spent heavily online on the crucial Black Friday shopping day, for the first time topping a billion dollars in online sales in a single day.

US breaks $1bn for first time in online Black Friday shopping
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BHP sells diamond assets for $500 million

The world's largest miner BHP Billiton on Wednesday said it was exiting the diamond industry, selling its Canadian assets to retailer Harry Winston Diamond Corp. for US$500 million.

BHP sells diamond assets for $500 million
Samsung sells 3 mn Galaxy Note II smartphones since debut
Samsung sells 3 mn Galaxy Note II smartphones since debut

Samsung Electronics said Friday that global sales of its large Galaxy Note II smartphone had topped three million since its debut in late September, as archrival Apple's iPad mini hit stores.

Samsung sells 3 mn Galaxy Note II smartphones since debut
 Apple iPad mini makes low key debut
Apple iPad mini makes low key debut

The iPad mini made its low-key debut Friday when sales began in Asia, as Apple hurled the latest salvo in its battle against rivals Amazon, Google and Samsung.

Apple iPad mini makes low key debut
Microsoft woos mobile users, aims at Apple
Microsoft woos mobile users, aims at Apple

Microsoft kicked off sales of its revamped Windows 8 system and Surface tablet Friday amid mixed reviews as the tech giant ramped up efforts to compete in a market shifting rapidly from PCs to mobile devices.

Microsoft woos mobile users, aims at Apple
Japan auto giants to halve Chinese output: report
Japan auto giants to halve Chinese output: report

Japan's top three carmakers will halve production in China following a sales slump there sparked by a backlash over a territorial row between Tokyo and Beijing.

Japan auto giants to halve Chinese output: report
Tresses to treasure for Vietnamese hair trader
Tresses to treasure for Vietnamese hair trader

Hailed as a hero in his native Vietnamese village, Do Van Thu has become rich and transformed the lives of hundreds of families through the sale of a precious and unorthodox crop -- hair.

Tresses to treasure for Vietnamese hair trader
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New York sues JPMorgan over mortgage securities

The state of New York filed suit against JPMorgan Chase and its subsidiary JPMorgan Securities Monday over the allegedly fraudulent sales of mortgage-backed securities ahead of the US financial crisis.

New York sues JPMorgan over mortgage securities
Amazon under fire over Nazi death camp puzzle
Amazon under fire over Nazi death camp puzzle

Online retail giant Amazon has come under fire over the sale of a jigsaw puzzle that depicts ovens at the crematorium at the Nazi death camp of Dachau, a media report said Sunday.

Amazon under fire over Nazi death camp puzzle
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Global sales of 'smart devices' surging: study

Global sales of so-called smart connected devices -- computers, smartphones and tablets -- rose sharply in the past quarter, driven by smartphones and tablets.

Global sales of 'smart devices' surging: study
iPhone 5 sales top five million, but shy of forecasts
iPhone 5 sales top five million, but shy of forecasts

The new iPhone 5 broke records in its launch weekend with sales above five million, Apple said Monday, but the figures were below some forecasts and pressured the company's share price.

iPhone 5 sales top five million, but shy of forecasts