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AP Photo/Charlie Riedel The Super Bowl was terrible. One team had more...
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Imagination Technologies Group PLC announced the resignation of its long-standing Chief Executive Hossein Yassaie as the semiconductor designer warned it will report a loss for the full year....
AP/STR CCTV footage released by the Somali National Intelligence Agency (NISA) on Monday appears to show two airport workers inside the terminal of Mogadishu airport handing a suspected suicide bomber a laptop stuffed...
Alex Janu / Flickr In Italy, people eat a lentil dish on New Year's Eve in hopes of bringing good fortune. In Japan, people carry an origami frog to bring wealth.  Today is Chinese New Year...
REGINA – The Saskatchewan government is proposing to have oil and gas workers who have lost their jobs clean up abandoned wells. Premier Brad Wall says the program would help stimulate employment in the...
Wikimedia Commons I firmly believed that the Bank of Japan would augment its quantitative easing stance sometime this spring. Inflation has not come close to its target, and the country’s growth is dismal, to say...
OTTAWA – The Bank of Canada says its trend-setting interest rate should not be considered the primary tool responsible for shoring up the country’s financial system. In prepared remarks of a speech today,...
Advertising services provider Omnicom Group Inc. OMC is scheduled to report fourth-quarter 2015 results before the opening bell on Feb 9. Omnicom’s earnings track record has been remarkable...
Getty Images/Franco Origlia Papal visits are a magnet for the Roman Catholic faithful. But public health officials are hoping that when Pope Francis visits Mexico  later this week a specific segment of American...
Coca-Cola will announce fourth-quarter 2015 earnings on Tuesday and is expected to offer 2016 outlook....
Staffing company Kforce Inc . KFRC is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter 2015 results after the market closes on Feb 9. In the last reported quarter, Kforce posted a positive earnings surprise of...

Business

Chesapeake Energy insists it's not plotting a bankruptcy filing....
Deleting the Facebook app from your smartphone, whether it's an Android or iPhone, could significantly improve your device's battery life. It could boost your Android's battery by as much as 20 percent , according...
The University of Phoenix lost 50,500 students last year, and now its parent company is selling....
Reuters/Mick Tsikas Hedge fund manager Anthony Bozza, founder of $3 billion Lakewood Capital, is long Comcast. He also doesn't think so-called "cord-cutting" will be an issue for the the largest US cable operator. In a...

Finance

Editor’s Note: This post is part of a series on the 2015 Financial and Digital Inclusion Project (FDIP) Report and Scorecard , which were launched at a Brookings public event in August. Previous posts have...
For the first time in nearly a decade, the Federal Reserve is considering raising its target interest rate, which would end a long period of near-zero rates. Like the cessation of large-scale asset purchases in October...
Editor’s note: This commentary is based on research and analysis from the October 2015 update of Tracking Indexes for the Global Economic Recovery (TIGER) interactive map, which appears on the Financial Times Web...
Editor's Note: In collaboration with the Financial Times (FT), Eswar Prasad and Karim Foda of Brookings have developed a set of composite indexes which track the global economic recovery. The Financial Times also...

Marketplace

(Reuters) - Shares of companies offering data analytics and cloud services, including Tableau Software Inc, fell sharply again on Monday amid worries that their customers were cutting spending. Tableau shares fell...
The verdict is in. Sweden's extreme negative interest rate policy has failed, serving only to inflate a housing bubble. The country's central bank, the Riksbank, has had an interest rate of -0.35 since...
Monday's ugly open is turning into an especially horrible experience for billionaire investor Carl Icahn. Icahn holds 73 million shares of Chesapeake Energy, which fell more than 50% on a news report that it has...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An increasingly important gauge of U.S. inflation tumbled last month to its lowest level since the Federal Reserve Bank of New York began the survey in mid-2013, in what could be taken as another...

Stock Markets

Stocks are off to a brutal start in 2016. Experts say we'll be 'lucky' to have stocks gain 4% to 5% this year....
Chesapeake Energy said it currently has no plans to file for bankruptcy. The oil and natural gas company was forced to respond to concerns about a possible restructuring due to the plunge in energy prices....
Jason Pride, director of investment strategy at Glenmede, used a Super Bowl football analogy to sum up the U.S. stock market's current state: "The U.S. is facing 3rd down and long," he told clients in a...
Ironically, however, another problem for stocks is coming from rising wages. Higher wages are ultimately a positive for the consumer, but they put pressure on companies' margins. In January, hourly wages were up...

Earnings

NewStar Financial logo NewStar Financial Inc (NASDAQ:NEWS) is set to post its Q415 quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 10th. Analysts expect NewStar Financial to post earnings of $0.12 per share and...
Lynch really cashed in then, signing a four-year, $30 million extension with the Seahawks prior to the 2012 season, and he just finished the first year of a two-year, $24 million contract, bringing his career earnings...
Merchants Financial Group on Friday announced the best financial year in the group's history, reporting $13.4 million in earnings . The record year, according to preliminary numbers Merchants released Friday, is...
LinkedIn dropped 43.6 percent to $108.38, a day after the company's revenue forecast missed estimates. Business analytics company Tableau Software lost half its market value and its shares hit an all-time low a day...

Companies/Leaders

Chesapeake Energy said it currently has no plans to file for bankruptcy. The oil and natural gas company was forced to respond to concerns about a possible restructuring due to the plunge in energy prices....
Moe's Southwest Grill is hoping to sell more burritos while Chipotle tried to recover from an E. coli outbreak that left it reeling....
In our study of more than 30 pilots in early-adopter companies , we found five common business processes improved by machine-reengineering. The chart shows the proportion of companies targeting a business process...
European regulators could soon start forcing big international companies to reveal their earnings and tax bills in each of the 28 European Union countries....

Economy

Paris (AFP) - Stocks across Europe were sharply lower at the close on Monday in a global rout prompted by banking sector worries, the Chinese economic slowdown and slumping oil prices....
Central bank policy cannot take the primary responsibility for maintaining financial stability, with interest rates being too blunt an instrument to address an imbalance in one part of the economy, Bank of Canada Deputy...
A Cyprus-based budget airline said Monday it has secured investment from a wealthy Hong Kong group that brings it closer to launching flights and replacing the island's shuttered national carrier. "This...
Volkswagen said its head of quality assurance will leave the company, as Chief Executive Matthias Müller continues to shake up the car maker’s management in the wake of its emissions-cheating scandal....

Personal Finance

Predicting the future is impossible, but accepting that reality can be difficult for some, a financial planner writes....
Con victim says SEC told him Madoff's company was a "safe place" to invest money....
When calling cable and phone providers to negotiate better deals, employees of BillFixers impersonate their clients. Whatever the ethics of this approach, their negotiating tactics have much to teach....
When I was in my early 20s, I was living in a mouse-infested apartment and counting every penny. If you're young and in a similar situation, let me tell you from experience: There's hope! Your diet, one day, will...