PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news - Oct 30

Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:26am EDT
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Oct 30 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

* Twitter, which has been built around 140-character snippets of text since its founding in 2006, has added photo and video previews to the feed of items that users see when they log onto the service from the Web or mobile applications. ()

* When Brian Sozzi, the Chief Executive of Belus Capital Advisors, visited Sears locations in New York and New Jersey this month, he said, he found barren shelves, haphazard displays and badly stained carpets. Also missing: customers.()

* The Senate voted unanimously to confirm President Obama's two picks for the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler as chairman and Michael O'Rielly as a commissioner. ()

* Samsung recorded its highest share of smartphone shipments to date in the third quarter, while Apple showed more modest gains, according to a new report from Strategy Analytics. ()   Continued...