Plunges, Broadcom Soars

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  • After reporting fourth-quarter earnings, (NAS: AMZN) leaves shareholders wanting more. The e-retailer's profit fell 57% on high operating costs.

  • Chip maker Broadcom (NAS: BRCM) had better-than-expected earnings and increased its dividend, despite drops in net income and revenue. A bright spot was its new deal with Nokia (NYS: NOK) , which will include Broadcom chips in its new 3G phones.

  • Revenue from AOL's (NYS: AOL) dial-up services continued to fall. However, sales from display ads increased by 10% during the period.

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