Business

  • Worst performers in Dow Jones Industrials
    Wall_street_moved_deep_into_the_red 2016-01-20 18:37:40 UTC
    Wall Street moved deep into the red on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 hitting its lowest since February 2014 and extending this year's selloff as oil prices continued to plummet unabated. The rout was across the board: all 30 Dow components and al...
  • 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' has record opening
    Starwars 2015-12-19 07:32:17 UTC
    LOS ANGELES - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" hurtled toward $120 million at the U.S. and Canadian box office on Friday and a potential record-breaking $215 million through Sunday, giving the long-awaited movie a shot at the biggest opening weekend...
  • Social media step up battle against militant propaganda
    Facebook 2015-12-06 07:57:06 UTC
    Facebook, Google and Twitter are stepping up efforts to combat online propaganda and recruiting by Islamic militants, but the Internet companies are doing it quietly to avoid the perception that they are helping the authorities police the Web. ...
  • Zuckerberg and wife to give 99 percent of shares to charity
    Facebook's_ceo_and_wife_to_give_99_percent_of_shares_to_their_new_foundation 2015-12-02 08:20:06 UTC
    Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and his wife to give 99 percent of shares to charity. In an unprecedented philanthropic gesture for their generation, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla, celebrated the birth of their daughter with the ...
  • U.S. store sales down slightly for Thanksgiving and Black Friday
    Blackfriday 2015-11-29 09:27:46 UTC
    Sales at U.S. brick-and-mortar stores on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday were down slightly from last year, but the performance was still seen as strong in a holiday shopping season where discounts spread well beyond the weekend and many shopper...
  • EU Highest Court Struck Down Data-Transfer Pact With US - Violates Privacy
    Obama_preparing_more_executive_actions_on_gun_control 2015-10-06 16:41:03 UTC
    EU Highest Court Struck Down Data-Transfer Pact With US - Violates Privacy. The court case stemmed from a complaint by Austrian law student Max Schrems, who challenged Facebook's transfers of European users' data to its American servers because...
  • Salmonella outbreak: Cucumbers sold under the Andrew & Williamson, Limited Edition label kills one in the US
    Andrew___williamson_limited_edition 2015-09-05 05:58:03 UTC
    <i><h4>Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce is voluntarily recalling all cucumbers sold under the Limited Edition label during the period from August 1, 2015 through September 3, 2015. Those who have eaten cucumbers are urged to see a doctor if th...
  • Donald Trump: Most good business negotiators were "vicious, horrible, miserable human beings"
    Donald_trump 2015-08-28 07:09:07 UTC
    Donald Trump had to do a bit of damage control on Thursday after repeatedly dropping Carl Icahn's name in a campaign speech and then saying most good business negotiators were "vicious, horrible, miserable human beings." Icahn, the billionaire ...
  • Panic: U.S. Stock Market Crash
    Panic-_u.s._stock_market_crash 2015-08-25 03:12:30 UTC
    Panic: U.S. Stock Market Crash. Dow Jones on deep worry over Beijing's economy U.S. stocks ended more than 4 percent lower on Monday, their fifth straight drop, in an unusually volatile session that confirmed the S&P 500 was formally in a corre...
  • Google installed eavesdropping tool on your computers without permission
    Google-eavesdropping-tool-installed-on-computers-without-permission 2015-06-23 16:30:56 UTC
    Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission. Privacy advocates claim always-listening component was involuntarily activated within Chromium, potentially exposing private conversations. Privacy campaigners and open source de...
  • Boeing: Potential for over 1,000 jets in mid-market
    16024_boeing 2015-06-15 08:57:40 UTC
    Boeing Co (BA.N) is exploring a potential market of over 1,000 aircraft in a niche between its single-aisle 737 and wide-body 787, but has not decided whether to invest in a new jetliner, its sales chief said on Sunday. Airlines have told the p...
  • Dow opens higher for first time in five days
    Financial-markets-wall-street 2015-06-10 16:15:16 UTC
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened higher on Wednesday for the first time in five days and returned to positive territory for the year as a selloff in the equities market took a breather. U.S. stocks ended flat on Tuesday, after three days...
  • Facebook earns 51 percent of ad revenue overseas
    Facebook-marketing-social-strategies-tobi 2015-06-09 21:02:14 UTC
    Exclusive (Reuters) - Overseas markets bring in more advertising revenue than the United States for Facebook Inc, amounting to 51 percent of global ad sales in the first quarter, with growth in Asia the fastest in the world at 57 percent, company ...
  • Apple muscles into streaming music market
    Apple 2015-06-09 06:26:48 UTC
    San Francisco (Reuters) - Apple launched Apple Music on Monday, a $9.99-a-month streaming music service that may not differ dramatically from competitors but comes with Apple&apos;s deep music roots, global brand and hundreds of millions of iTunes...
  • Up to 105,000 gallons of petroleum gushed into the Pacific: Santa Barbara
    Santa-barbara 2015-05-22 17:57:07 UTC
    Cleanup crews labored through a third day to scoop up patches of crude oil from a pipeline spill that closed two California state beaches and fouled offshore waters, shattering an environmental balance that U.S. Coast Guard officials said on Thurs...
  • Google search results:'Nigga house' takes you to White House
    Googlemap 2015-05-20 20:22:04 UTC
    Searching for "nigga house" in Google Maps takes users to the White House, in the latest vandalism and abuse to hit the mapping service, which relies on users to help make sure that it's correct. For users in Washington DC, searching for just t...
  • Microsoft targets $20 billion in annual cloud revenue by 2018
    Satya-nadella-microsoft 2015-04-30 04:05:24 UTC
    San Francisco (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is targeting $20 billion in annual revenue from its cloud-computing businesses by the end of fiscal 2018, Chief Executive Satya Nadella said on Wednesday, signaling a tripling of such revenue in three years...
  • European Union to File Antitrust Charges Against Google - The Biggest Competition Battle in Brussels
    Google 2015-04-14 20:14:21 UTC
    <strong>Brussels - Europe’s antitrust regulator has decided to file formal charges against Google Inc. for violating the bloc’s antitrust laws, stepping up a five-year investigation that is set to become one of the biggest competition battles in B...
  • Ted Cruz needs to step up his game If he wants to be sponsored by Sheldon Adelson
    Ted-cruz-sheldon-adelson 2015-04-05 22:44:30 UTC
    Washington - Earlier march the meeting room on Capitol Hill was packed, but for Ted Cruz's presidential ambitions, one person stood out. At a panel discussion sponsored by pro-Israel group This World: The Values Network on Monday afternoon, the...
  • Chrysler ordered to pay $149M for Jeep crash death of child
    Gaz_tank 2015-04-03 04:15:36 UTC
    <strong>A US jury has awarded $150m to the family of a four-year old boy that died in a crash involving a Jeep Grand Cherokee in 2012.</strong> Remington Walden died after the Jeep he was traveling in was struck from behind by a truck, which ru...
  • Google Chromebit packs an entire Chrome OS computer into an HDMI stick
    Google_chromebit_packs_an_entire_chrome_os_computer_into_an_hdmi_stick 2015-03-31 18:23:05 UTC
    Google's Chrome-flavored hardware portfolio continues to grow with even more slightly hidden but very palatable options for business users abound. Among the bevy of new Chromebooks and Chrome OS update is the new Chromebit, a thumb drive-sized ...
  • US housing starts total 897,000 in February, versus 1.05 million estimate
    House 2015-03-17 12:58:49 UTC
    U.S. housing starts plunged to their lowest level in a year in February likely as harsh weather kept builders at home, a temporary setback for the housing market recovery. Groundbreaking tumbled 17 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual pace o...