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Diversified business conglomerate United Technologies Corp. ( UTX ) recently...
Lear Corp. ( LEA ) has signed an agreement to purchase Eagle Ottawa, the...
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JPMorgan Chase this year will spend $250 million and dedicate 1,000 people to protecting itself from cybercrime — and it still might not be completely successful, CEO Jamie Dimon warned in April. "Cyberattacks...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged lower on Thursday after the latest spark of tensions between Ukraine and Russian forces, snapping investors' focus back on the volatile region, but the latest batch of U.S....
Lending Club, a San Francisco-based peer-to-peer lending start-up, filed for an IPO  yesterday, hoping to raise half a billion dollars at a $5 billion valuation. The company’s original focus was personal lending –...
Samsung’s new Gear S smart watch , introduced yesterday, is ravishing. The sexy, curved screen, the fact it’s a 3G phone, the 4GB of storage. It may well inspire that techlust that periodically sends...

Companies/Leaders

Bankruptcy Court judge late on Thursday removed allegations made by one of Detroit's remaining hold-out creditors against mediators in the city's historic municipal bankruptcy case. Judge Steven Rhodes...
The heads of 200 companies representing about 10 percent of Scotland's workforce have backed Scottish independence over staying with the UK. Similar to the pro-unity bloc's letter on Wednesday, all the bosses...
Fundamental people practices in modern companies were forged in an era when control and conformity were thought useful. Today, we know they stifle creativity and customer focus at a time when companies fail on less. As...
There have already been some high-profile acquisitions in the Web space this year, including Priceline.com Inc.'s PCLN, -1.31% purchase of online restaurant reservation company OpenTable Inc. in June for $2.6...

Earnings

Todd Gordon of Tradinganalysis.com said the stock could lose another 12 percent of its value in the coming months. “Abercrombie is interesting,” he noted. “The stock has spent the last year recovering from that 20...
1. Stock Research Center: This tool is the most comprehensive, go-to page on Yahoo! Finance for investors. From here, investors can click on links to get information related to company earnings (dates, surprises, etc.),...
Just weeks ahead of its expected debut on the New York Stock Exchange, Chinese Internet colossus Alibaba reported that its quarterly profit nearly tripled on surging revenue. Alibaba Group made a profit of nearly $2...
South African auto dealer and logistics group Imperial Holdings reported a 7 percent drop in full-year profit on Wednesday, as a weakening rand currency weighed on its auto importing business. Shares of Imperial fell...

Economy

Source: Thinkstock The housing recovery is still on the path to sustainability. After a decline in June, pending home sales in the United States rebounded in July to reach their best level in nearly a year. The Pending...
Source: Thinkstock Doves — those who, to some degree, prioritize unemployment concerns over inflation concerns — have ruled the roost at the U.S. Federal Reserve for the past several years. This is important to note...
Source: Thinkstock In spite of all of the data indicating consumers receiving public assistance spend significantly less money on food, clothing, housing, transportation, entertainment, and healthcare than those who are...
David McNew/Getty Images The latest indications from Silicon Valley are a bit disheartening for entrepreneurs looking to disrupt the status quo. It appears that many of the startups that have sprung up over the last...

Finance

Worldwide stock indexes rose modestly on Tuesday and European bond yields fell on expectations of more stimulus from the European Central Bank, while strong U.S. data on durable goods and consumer confidence underpinned...
US stock index futures pointed to very slight gains at the open on Tuesday, with investors finding few reasons to buy after a rally in the previous session that took the S&P 500 index above 2,000 for the first time....
NEW YORK - The S&P 500 was unable to hold the 2,000 mark after moving above the milestone level for the first time on Monday, but still managed to close at a record high, buoyed by financials and biotechnology...
NEW YORK - The S&P 500 rose to a new record on Monday, crossing 2,000 for the first time in a broad rally in which financials and biotechnology stocks led the market....

Marketplace

An online marketplace that celebrates and sells creations by homeless and disabled artists has turned to Kickstarter for help expanding its do-good reach.>...
Image via Reissued If you have yet to try Cali-based interior designer Jennifer Delonge's newish social marketplace app, Reissued, perhaps a serious sale will entice you to jump on the bandwagon. Now through this...
Good morning, there's a bunch of bad news! Here's a really quick skim: Ukraine's Prime Minister says that Russian troops have officially invaded his country . There's more bad economic data out of Europe . Confidence is...
Russian troops fighting on the side of separatists in Ukraine are advancing in the southeast region of the country, Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday. "I have made a decision to cancel my working visit...

Personal Finance

Source: Thinkstock The housing recovery is still on the path to sustainability. After a decline in June, pending home sales in the United States rebounded in July to reach their best level in nearly a year. The Pending...
Making a budget generally the easiest part of getting (and keeping) your finances on track. It’s sticking to the budget you created that can be tricky. Remember: the whole point of setting up a budget in the first...
Source: Thinkstock In spite of all of the data indicating consumers receiving public assistance spend significantly less money on food, clothing, housing, transportation, entertainment, and healthcare than those who are...
Source: Thinkstock We spend a great deal of time at work. According to the  Bureau of Labor Statistics’  time use surveys, we spend an average of 7.6 hours working each and every work day. After a short period...

Stock Markets

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans signed more contracts in July to buy previously-owned homes than in any month in almost a year, suggesting the housing market was pulling out of its slump more quickly than expected. The...
Pending home sales jumped 3.3% in July after falling by 1.3% in June. Economists were expecting a modest 0.5% pace of growth. “Interest rates are lower than they were a year ago, price growth continues to moderate and...
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AIG's Bob Benmosche told Bloomberg Television's Betty Liu that because his cancer has worsened, he has decided to step down from his role as CEO earlier than he originally planned.  Benmosche, 70, said his cancer...