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Applied Materials Profit Rises
Applied Materials Inc Thursday reported a surge in third-quarter profit, as the semiconductor equipment maker's sales and margins climbed.
Nikkei edges up as strong earnings offset weak industrial output
The Nikkei tacked on 0.2 percent to 15,643.55 in midmorning trade after moving in and out of negative territory.
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Tokyo Electron Declines After Report China Filing Withdrawn
Tokyo Electron Ltd. fell to the lowest in almost two months after DealReporter said a filing with China's Ministry of Commerce for its acquisition by Applied Materials Inc. has been withdrawn.
Asian Stocks Rise as U.S. Inflation Damps Rate Concerns
Asian stocks rose for a third day, with the regional benchmark index extending a six-year high, as U.S. inflation data damped concerns interest-rate increases will be brought forward.
Applied Materials shareholders OK merger with Japanese company
Gary Dickerson, CEO of Applied Materials Inc., right, shakes hands with Tetsuro Higashi, chairman of Tokyo Electron Ltd., during a Sept.