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LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- Google Inc.'s (GOOG) YouTube unit has struck a deal to buy Twitch, a privately held video-streaming service for gamers, for more than $1 billion, according to a report Sunday in Variety.
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SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) plans to spin off its $3 billion automotive-interiors business into a new company majority-owned by a Chinese partner, in a major step to refocus on higher-margin nonauto businesses, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.
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$7.5 billion joint venture creates largest automotive interiors supplier globally SHANGHAI , May 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls, (NYSE: JCI) , a global multi-industrial company, and Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Huayu Automotive Systems Co., Ltd.
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NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Darden Restaurants Inc. shares (DRI) fell more than 2.5% in premarket trade after the company posted weaker-than-expected profit and sales for its fiscal fourth quarter.
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NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- CarMax Inc. shares (KMX) surged more than 8% in premarket trade Friday after the company reported stronger-than-expected profit and revenue for its fiscal first quarter.
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