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Intel is close to buying fellow chip maker Altera for more than $15 billion, a...
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The U.S. economy should get better after a sputtering first quarter, but how much better? It''s complicated....
CAMBRIDGE, – Research on a new instrument to more accurately detect radiation on board the International Space Station is just one of several dozen projects that will be funded under a Canadian Space Agency...
The U.S. tried to attack North Korea’s nuclear weapons program using a version of the Stuxnet computer virus about five years ago, but failed....
The 10 most-popular national parks for camping in 2014....
It was the last day of trading for the month of May and the markets closed the day in the red, but are higher for the second month in a row....
A little-known research group inside the search giant is working on ways to allow textiles to respond to touch and send information and is teaming up with Levi Strauss to explore the technology....
Some analysts say sensationalism and obsessive coverage have made the negotiations more difficult....
A prototype of the massive solar-powered drone Google Inc. plans to build as a platform for delivering Internet service from the sky was destroyed in a crash at a New Mexico test site....
The government of Mexico recently slashed its planned expenditure from $10 billion to $7 billion for the proposed deployment of nationwide wholesale mobile network over the next 10 years. In 2014, the government had...
France-based global telecommunications service provider, Orange SA ORAN recently received green signal from the Spanish Securities Commission (CNMV) for its proposed takeover of Jazztel Plc., a leading...


Business

For the first time, China is promising to knock out its booming trade in ivory products In a move applauded by wildlife conservationists, Chinese government officials announced Friday morning that it will begin phasing...
Back from a three-game rehabilitation assignment with triple-A Oklahoma City, Yasmani Grandal shook his head and laughed as he recalled what he saw this week from top prospect Corey Seager....
While much of the U.S. orchestra world has gathered in Cleveland this week to fret about the future and listen to Richard Strauss at the annual League of American Orchestras conference, the Los Angeles Philharmonic is...
The president of American Express Co. AXP -0.46 % , who was viewed as a likely successor to Chief Executive Kenneth Chenault, collapsed and died on the way home from a business trip Friday. His death sent shock waves...

Companies/Leaders

On Friday, Cowen & Co. analyst Colby Synesael published highlights from its 43rd Annual Telecom, Media and Technology Conference. The companies making presentations included: Latest Ratings for DLR Date Firm Action...
Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ: TRIP ) is out with a new survey that may make fans of "National Lampoon''s Vacation" cringe....
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG ) loyalists could breathe a sigh of relief as Brian Sozzi of Belus Capital Advisors confirmed the company could be a few short months away from re-introducing carnitas to its...
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA ) is not only a car manufacturer anymore; with the Giga factory, it’s also trying to change the way electricity is stored. The company has partnered with AES...

Earnings

Bank of Cyprus, the east Mediterranean island's largest lender, on Friday posted a 29-million-euro ($32-million) post-tax profit in the first quarter. BoC said it had reduced emergency liquidity assistance (ELA) in...
All six of the country's biggest banks beat earnings estimates this week, but only Bank of Nova Scotia shares made gains by mid-morning, up 0.9 percent at C$65.15, as the No. 3 lender outlined a share buyback plan....
Hamilton, Bermuda, May 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hamilton, Bermuda, May 29, 2015. Ship Finance International Limited ("Ship Finance " or the "Company") today announced its preliminary financial...
TORONTO (Reuters) - Bank of Nova Scotia reported a quarterly profit that came in ahead of market expectations on Friday, supported by gains in its global banking and markets division, and said it planned to buy back...

Economy

By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell on Friday, with heavyweight banks tipping the scales to the downside amid broad pessimism about domestic economic growth and the uncertain...
US stocks fell modestly Friday as a key consumer confidence measure came in lower and the government confirmed that the economy contracted in the first quarter. The broad-based S&P 500 shed 13.40 points (0.63...
A jailhouse that costs taxpayers $1.2 million a month is a hard-enough sell. But the city of Detroit is in an even stickier predicament: It has to justify that cost for an unfinished prison that was abandoned two years...
Make no mistake: There is no substantial progress in the so-called negotiations between the Greek government and its creditors. The ruling Syriza party feels pretty uncomfortable with them, and, thus, by trying to kick...

Finance

It certainly seems that way, judging by recent developments. Capital increases for the World Bank, for the Asian Development Bank (AsDB), for the African Development Bank (AsDB), and for the Inter-American Development...
The Dodd-Frank law is now five years old, but the struggle over how to implement financial reform continues unabated–and there is a danger that sensible policymaking is losing out.  Ben Bernanke recently...
Editor''s note: This post  originally appeared in RealClear Markets on May 28, 2015. Things are - and have been for decades - changing among the "Big Four" banks. And policymakers should pay attention to what it...
The case that the Federal Reserve''s quantitative easing widened the gap between rich and poor is appealingly simple: The Fed bought a lot of bonds, that pushed investors into stocks, real estate and other assets. The...

Marketplace

A 31-year-old former Eagle Scout  got life in prison Friday for running the world''s biggest illegal marketplace, and his parents have stood by his side during the entire trial. Ross Ulbricht  was convicted In...
Today: Redwood City data center company keeps the wave of tech merger money rolling with a $3.6 billion purchase of a British rival, and an Intel-Altera deal could be next....
A judge in New York hands down a life sentence for the 31-year-old founder of the online illegal-drug marketplace....
The documentary "Deep Web" gives the inside story of Ross William Ulbricht , the convicted mastermind  behind Silk Road. "Deep Web"   was funded through a successful campaign on Kickstarter and will premiere on Epix...

Personal Finance

American Express said president Ed Gilligan died Friday after falling ill while flying on a corporate plane to New York....
The indictment of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert raises questions about what consumers can and can''t do with their money and what kinds of withdrawals and other transactions might trigger attention from the...
Source: iStock Attempting to fix an incorrect entry on a credit report can be a long and arduous process. Thankfully, the recent overhaul of the credit reporting industry will help alleviate some of the pain. The...
Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images In May 2015, the Los Angeles City Council voted to increase the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 . That move followed successful efforts in Seattle and San Francisco to...

Stock Markets

By Lauren Tara LaCapra and Jessica Toonkel (Reuters) - Investment bank Stifel Financial Corp is in advanced negotiations to acquire Barclays Plc''s U.S wealth management unit, according to three people familiar with the...
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co is recalling about 375,000 heavy duty pickup trucks equipped with passenger-side air bag inflators made by Takata Corp , the U.S. automaker said. The trucks are 2007 and 2008 model...
The documentary "Deep Web" gives the inside story of Ross William Ulbricht , the convicted mastermind  behind Silk Road. "Deep Web"   was funded through a successful campaign on Kickstarter and will premiere on Epix...
(Reuters) - Bank of America Corp agreed with U.S. regulators to improve its compliance practices and pay a fine for violations in lending rules toward military personnel. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency...