MARKET PULSE-BlackBerry, Perry Ellis, Aixtron, Apollo Investment

Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:20am EST
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(For more market insights, including options activity, click on ; for the Day Ahead newsletter; for the Morning News Call newsletter, U.S. stock index futures trimmed losses after home prices data on Tuesday. Dow Jones industrial average futures were up 0.02 percent at 16,189, S&P 500 futures were down 0.04 percent at 1,845.2 and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.01 percent at 3,688.5.

** LINKEDIN CORP, Monday close $199.59, +3.71 pct premarket

The professional social networking website launched a Chinese language version of its website on Monday, a move that could jumpstart its expansion into the world's largest Internet market by users even as the company acknowledged it will have to police what some of them say on its website.

** BLACKBERRY LTD, Monday close $9.83, +6.10 pct premarket

The handset maker unveiled a cheaper smartphone as it tries to stem losses in emerging economies where customers are gravitating toward devices powered by Google's Android operating system.

BlackBerry also plans to launch a new tool for business and government customers to manage mobile devices on their networks, part of a drive by the smartphone pioneer to focus on its profitable enterprise or services business.

** GOOGLE INC, Monday close $1,212.51, +0.32 pct premarket   Continued...