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Stock futures stepped up to moderate gains Wednesday after data showed U.S....
The website U.S. safety regulators are urging 4.7 million people to check to...
Midcap stock mutual funds, like their small-cap cousins, have lagged large-cap...
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Google is leading a $542 million investment in a little-known firm called Magic Leap, in an investment that is said to value the start-up at about $2 billion....
Apple estimates there are 220,000 retailers or restaurants that accept contactless payments. That sounds like a lot until you realize that there are some 3.7 million retailers....
Today: Apple's record quarterly revenues and projections for a huge holiday season push stock near new highs. Also: Yahoo, VMware and Intuitive Surgical announce earnings....
A veterinary medicine company, Ouro Fino Saúde Animal Participações, made its debut on Tuesday amid a weak economy and political uncertainty in Brazil....

Companies/Leaders

Solar companies financed by billionaire entrepreneurs Tom Steyer and Elon Musk remain under investigation by the U.S. Treasury Department more than two years after subpoenas were served reportedly seeking evidence the...
John Hughes is president and co-founder of Tempe technology firm Base Commerce, which provides software companies with specialized services for developing payment systems. (Photo: Linxiao Li/Cronkite News...
“Most companies would not be left flat-footed in this situation,” said Donna Dabney, the executive director of the governance center at The Conference Board and a former chief governance officer for metals giant...
CNH Industrial N.V. has been awarded with a position on The A List: The CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014. The company's inclusion within the A-band ranking is the result of its being identified as...

Earnings

The company behind the Triple M and 2DayFM radio networks is bracing for even steeper falls in its underlying earnings amid a tough advertising market. Southern Cross Austereo chief executive Rhys Holleran told...
Looking forward as "headwinds start to abate," Philips' pre-tax earnings for the second quarter is expected to be just below 2013 year-on-year "and we remained committed to our 2016 financial...
U.S. corporate earnings season will ramp up this week, with nearly 130 S&P 500 companies scheduled to report. Apple Inc (AAPL.O) posted a better-than-expected 12 percent jump in revenue after Monday's close ....
By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese stocks led a rally in Asia on Monday, after solid U.S. data and earnings calmed tumult in global financial markets and reassured investors worried about the health of the...

Economy

Lawmakers in several states have voted to increase the fees or the interest rates that lenders can charge on personal loans used by millions of poor or financially struggling borrowers....
The new regulations aim to strengthen the vast market for bonds that are backed with mortgages and other loans....
Russia and Ukraine failed to strike an interim gas deal in Brussels on Tuesday, with both sides holding out for guarantees on payment and price. European Union negotiators, however, are hoping for an agreement next...
Morocco has announced that its first solar energy plant will begin operating next year. Part of a multi-billion dollar project aimed at satisfying growing energy needs in the North African kingdom, the Nour 1...

Finance

NEW YORK - US stocks ended higher on Monday on investor hopes for a strong earnings season, but IBM's disappointing results limited gains....
NEW YORK - U.S. stocks were mixed on Monday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq posting modest gains, but the Dow falling as quarterly results from IBM disappointed....
It is a tossup whether the market found a bottom this week, but bulls could find some support as corporations, mostly on the sidelines as the market tumbled, step up their stock purchases in the coming weeks....
Long-term foreign investors are growing more optimistic about Brazil no matter who wins this month's presidential election but they say an opposition victory could unleash a flood of new money. The tight and...

Marketplace

Yahoo turned in a third quarter earnings report Tuesday that beat Wall Street’s expectations, and gives CEO Marissa Mayer some bottom line results to back up her strategy of acquisitions, and emphasis on mobile...
Today: Apple's record quarterly revenues and projections for a huge holiday season push stock near new highs. Also: Yahoo, VMware and Intuitive Surgical announce earnings....
BOSTON (Reuters) - Billionaire investor William Ackman, whose fund is the largest shareholder in Allergan Inc., and Valeant Pharmaceuticals said the botox maker's Chief Executive Officer David Pyott tried to discredit...
By Brenda Goh SHANGHAI (Reuters) - State-backed China CNR Corporation is making a pitch to sell its high-speed trains to California, signaling China's growing export ambitions for such technology after building the...

Personal Finance

Source: Thinkstock Buying a home is a huge step. As the single largest purchase we make in our lives, it takes time, research, assistance from professional entities, and, of course, money. According to Zillow , the...
Source: Thinkstock With all of the debate over marijuana legalization, both sides have brought to light some valid points. Law enforcement costs have been a topic of discussion in many of these debates, as proponents of...
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Is your 401(k) plan the most important job perk? Retirement once included company pension plans that offered peace of mind to workers, but those days are numbered. More responsibility is...
Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images We all realize money doesn’t grow on trees, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at Apple ( NASDAQ:AAPL ). The world’s most valuable company reported its latest...

Stock Markets

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp, the Pentagon's No. 1 supplier, on Tuesday reported a five percent increase in third quarter profit despite a continuing drop in revenues, but its largest division -...
(Reuters) - Harley-Davidson Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly financial results on Tuesday, lifted by strong sales of its products in key markets, including the United States. The Milwaukee-based company, the...
By Julie Gordon VANCOUVER (Reuters) - A Western Canadian pipeline once seen as the best near-term hope for sending more of the country's controversial tar sands crude to Asia has hit another snag: aboriginal communities...
By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were higher on Tuesday, pointing to a fourth straight session of gains, with technology shares especially poised for outperformance following strong...