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10/29/2020 | 12:16am
Marvell Nears Deal to Buy Inphi 
 

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. is nearing a deal to buy Inphi, according to people familiar with the matter, in what would be the second big semiconductor tie-up this week as the industry rapidly consolidates.

 
Standard Chartered's Pretax Underlying Profit Falls 40% 
 

Standard Chartered's third-quarter pretax underlying profit slumped 40%, as credit impairments continued to rise sharply due to the pandemic, albeit at a slower pace than in previous quarters.

 
Samsung Posts Profit Increase as Pandemic Fuels Tech Demand 
 

Samsung Electronics reported its largest profit in more than 18 months, fueled by a bounceback in smartphone sales and demand for memory chips.

 
Etsy Sales Lifted by Demand for Face Masks 
 

Face masks, which represented 11% of overall gross merchandise sales, pushed the online marketplace's revenue to more than double.

 
U.S. Car Business Vrooms Back From Pandemic Nadir 
 

The U.S. auto industry, hobbled this spring by the Covid-19 crisis, has bounced back stronger and faster than many expected with some companies reporting record profits in the third quarter.

 
Gilead Quarterly Revenue Rises on Remdesivir Sales 
 

Gilead Sciences' revenue rose 17%, helped by sales of its antiviral drug Remdesivir that has become a standard treatment for hospitalized Covid-19 patients.

 
Tech CEOs Square Off With Senators Over Online Speech 
 

A Senate hearing in which lawmakers tangled with leaders of the largest social-media companies reflected deep discontent with their power to shape political discourse-and equally deep divisions over how to address it.

 
Pinterest's Revenue Soars as Pandemic Boosts Engagement 
 

Pinterest posted strong revenue and user growth in the third quarter, as the social-media company saw significantly greater pandemic-fueled engagement than it did in the spring.

 
Yum China's Profit Nearly Doubles 
 

Yum China's third-quarter net profit nearly doubled as business activity improved in China and the company booked a noncash gain following an acquisition.

 
Bed Bath & Beyond Picks the Low-Hanging Fruit 
 

Many of the retailer's issues have straightforward fixes, but its long-term goals are ambitious.

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

10-29-20 0115ET

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