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Microsoft sees end to Nokia losses, shares rise after hours

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The world's largest software company reported a 7 percent dip in quarterly profit last week

Apple margin concerns fade, focus shifts to iPhone launch

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Apple's shares rose 3.3 percent to a 22-month high of $97.88 on the Nasdaq last week

Facebook says SEC's IPO probe ends, extending WhatsApp closing date

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The launch had been tarnished by technology problems that delayed trading

Professional or trader can avail all 80C tax benefits

Q I am a government employee with a monthly salary of `30,000. I want to purchase a four-wheeler costing `10-12 lakh. How much loan am I eligible for?

Deepal Trivedi Bengaluru

Don’t get into ill-liquid trap

People often ask me about what is wrong in investing in small company stocks? By small, I mean ‘small’ in terms of market capitalisation.

It’s time to plan

Mrs radha Iyer watched from the bench her husband swing and perfect a put on the golf course. Her thoughts went back 32 years when they had just come back from an exciting honeymoon.

Despite being a hack for more than three decades, I am yet to be invited for any political iftar party. Thereby, no one can accuse me of holding a grouse against any leader for not marking an invite to me. Throughout his 13 years as the chief minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi never hosted one, breaking a tradition that his predecessor Keshubhai Patel followed.

Rarely in a diplomat’s career is one lucky enough to have a posting that is important and interesting, combining the elements of classic diplomacy with the new tools of development diplomacy, new media and social networks. Israel and India established full diplomatic relations just 22 years ago during the time of P.V. Narasimha Rao.