UPDATE 3-Japanese airbag maker Takata files for bankruptcy, gets U.S. sponsor
* Honda says no final agreement on recall liabilities (Updates with details, comments; edits throughout)
Oct 18 Intuitive Surgical Inc on Tuesday reported higher third-quarter profit on increased sales of its da Vinci surgical robots and double-digit growth in procedures using the pricey equipment.
The company posted a net profit of $211 million, or $5.31 per share, compared with a profit of $167.3 million, or $4.40, a year ago.
Excluding items, Intuitive said it earned $6.19 per share, helped by a 77 cent tax gain. Analysts on average expected $5.14 per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Revenue for the quarter rose about 16 percent to $683 million, topping analyst expectations for sales of $650.5 million. (Reporting by Bill Berkrot in New York; Editing by Matthew Lewis)
(Corrects first bullet point to "high", not "low", and last bullet point to "this week", not "next week") BENGALURU, June 26 Gold prices were little changed on Monday as the market waited for a flurry of key U.S. economic data this week, with a weaker dollar offering some support. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold was nearly flat at $1,256.06 per ounce at 0050 GMT, staying near a one-week high hit on Friday. * U.S. gold futures for August delivery
June 25 Walt Disney's "presentation map," which the late animation entrepreneur drew in the 1950s to attract investors to the idea for his legendary theme park "Disneyland," sold for $708,000 at an auction of Disney memorabilia on Sunday.