CBS Market Watch

Europe Markets: European stocks eas...

Europe Markets: European stocks ease; Ericsson slides after results

European stocks slip, with LM Ericsson AB among the decliners pulling the region?s benchmark index back from its hefty gain in the previous session.
U.S. sends troops near Russia as Uk...

U.S. sends troops near Russia as Ukraine tensions build

Hundreds of U.S. troops are headed for maneuvers in Eastern Europe through year?s end, in new deployments intended to reassure allies on Russia?s borders as violence takes a sinister turn in embattled Ukraine.
The Wall Street Journal: Allergan a...

The Wall Street Journal: Allergan adopts poison pill in face of Valeant bid

The Botox maker?s shareholder rights plan effectively blocks activist investor Bill Ackman, who has teamed with Valeant on the hostile advance, from growing his holding.
Matthew Lynn's London Eye: The most...

Matthew Lynn's London Eye: The most overvalued market in the world? France

No developed country is in worse shape than France, yet investors have ignored its flaws, making France the most overvalued market in the world, writes Matthew Lynn.
Economic Report: Chinese factory da...

Economic Report: Chinese factory data show mild rebound

The preliminary version of HSBC?s monthly read of China?s manufacturing sector shows its first improvement since October. Markets sink following the result, but economists are more upbeat.
Craig Stephen's This Week in China:...

Craig Stephen's This Week in China: Will China drop gold next?

While gold investors have long looked to China as a source of demand, Craig Stephen writes that some holes have appeared recently in the previously bullish China gold story.

BBC

UK government borrowing sees fall

UK government borrowing sees fall

The UK government borrowed £107.7bn in the financial year to April 2014, lower than the amount it borrowed the previous year.
Primark to open its first US stores

Primark to open its first US stores

Clothing retailer Primark is to open its first US stores, beginning with a 70,000 sq-ft shop in Boston.
Renewable energy projects approved

Renewable energy projects approved

Eight renewable energy projects, expected to support 8,500 jobs, are given the green light by the government.
Firms warned on 'ridiculous' pay

Firms warned on 'ridiculous' pay

Britain's top companies have been warned to exercise caution on executive pay by Vince Cable as they prepare to set next year's awards.
Flybe in London City Airport deal

Flybe in London City Airport deal

Flybe is to offer flights to and from London City Airport after signing a five-year deal.
RBS fined over illegal HK trades

RBS fined over illegal HK trades

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is fined HK$6m (£460,000) by Hong Kong regulators for failing to detect a series of unauthorised transactions by one of its traders.

Reuters

Obama reassures Japan, other allies...

Obama reassures Japan, other allies on China ahead of visit

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has said Washington welcomes China's rise but that engagement with Beijing would not come at the expense of its Asian allies - as Chinese state media greeted his imminent arrival in the region with a broadside accusing the United States of wanting to "cage" the emerging superpower.
Children's corpses in Korean ferry ...

Children's corpses in Korean ferry reveal desperate attempts to climb out

MOKPO/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry on Wednesday, feeling for children's bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks as they searched for hundreds of missing.
Ukraine government resumes offensiv...

Ukraine government resumes offensive, hopes for more U.S. help

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's government has formally ended an Easter truce and is relaunching the "active phase" of an "anti-terrorist operation" to eliminate armed pro-Russian separatist groups in the east, First Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Yarema said on Wednesday.
Paying for giant Nile dam itself, E...

Paying for giant Nile dam itself, Ethiopia thwarts Egypt but takes risks

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's bold decision to pay for a huge dam itself has overturned generations of Egyptian control over the Nile's waters, and may help transform one of the world's poorest countries into a regional hydropower hub.
Serendipity aids Egypt in struggle ...

Serendipity aids Egypt in struggle to recover stolen heritage

CAIRO (Reuters) - When French Egyptologist Olivier Perdu saw a fragment of a pharaonic statue on display in a Brussels gallery last year, he assumed it was a twin of an ancient masterpiece he had examined in Egypt a quarter of a century earlier.
Australia vows to keep searching to...

Australia vows to keep searching to solve missing Malaysian plane mystery

PERTH, Australia (Reuters) - Australia vowed on Wednesday to keep searching for a missing Malaysian plane despite no sign of wreckage after almost seven weeks, and as bad weather again grounded aircraft and an undersea drone neared the end of its first full mission.

NewYorkTimes

Justices Skeptical of Aereo?s Busin...

Justices Skeptical of Aereo?s Business

Television broadcasters are challenging Aereo, an Internet start-up that uses arrays of small antennas to stream over-the-air signals to subscribers.
DealBook: Appeal Judges Hint at Dou...

DealBook: Appeal Judges Hint at Doubts in Insider Case

A panel signaled it might overturn the convictions of two former traders, which would represent a crack in a campaign by Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney in Manhattan, against insider trading at hedge funds.
Business Briefing: I.R.S. Gave Bonu...

Business Briefing: I.R.S. Gave Bonuses to Workers Owing Back Taxes

The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said Tuesday.
Business Briefing: McDonald?s Profi...

Business Briefing: McDonald?s Profit Declines as U.S. Sales Weaken

McDonald?s said Tuesday that its profit slipped in the first quarter as global sales remained weak for the world?s biggest hamburger chain.
Business Briefing: Amgen Posts Lowe...

Business Briefing: Amgen Posts Lower-Than-Expected Earnings

Amgen, the world?s largest biotechnology company, reported a lower-than-expected first-quarter profit on Tuesday as sales of several important products fell short of Wall Street estimates.
Business Briefing: Job Market for C...

Business Briefing: Job Market for College Graduates Improves Slightly

With college commencement ceremonies nearing, the government is offering a modest dose of good news for graduating seniors: The job market is brightening ? a bit.

ABC

Mark Cuban in the Hot Seat: 9 Littl...

Mark Cuban in the Hot Seat: 9 Little Known Facts About Him

Mark Cuban divulges about his new app and whether he picks Apple or Samsung.
How FreshDirect and Other Companies...

How FreshDirect and Other Companies Try to Avoid Over-Packaging

With a trove of companies vying for the on-demand grocery and goods delivery market -- Amazon, eBay, Peapod to name a few -- homebodies unsurprisingly run into sloppy excess packaging that would make Mother Earth shed a tear.
Meet the Lyft Driver Who Makes Cust...

Meet the Lyft Driver Who Makes Customers Cry Tears of Joy When She Pulls Up

With the proliferation of transportation apps like Uber and Lyft, it's not enough these days to provide quick and polite service. That's why there are drivers like Amanda Schrader.
Luxury Automakers Scramble to Woo Y...

Luxury Automakers Scramble to Woo Young Chinese

With competition in China growing, luxury automakers scramble to woo younger buyers
Hotel Industry Fighting Back Agains...

Hotel Industry Fighting Back Against Airbnb

Lawmakers in cities like New York, Portland and San Francisco are crying foul.
Investor Pressure Pushing Drugmaker...

Investor Pressure Pushing Drugmaker M&A Deals

In latest cycle, drugmakers use deals to narrow focus to boost prospects, satisfy shareholders

InternetNews

Tech Stocks Gain Despite HP's Plung...

Tech Stocks Gain Despite HP's Plunge

HP investors had a bad day, but the rest of the tech sector fared well.
HP CEO Hurd Quits After Harassment ...

HP CEO Hurd Quits After Harassment Investigation

As the executive who oversaw its turnaround departs, the tech titan rushes to reassure customers and shareholders.
FCC Drops Closed-Door Net Neutralit...

FCC Drops Closed-Door Net Neutrality Talks

In the wake of reported sideline talks between two rivals, the FCC says it lacks a "robust framework to preserve the openness and freedom of the Internet."
Microsoft-Salesforce Deal: Who Won?

Microsoft-Salesforce Deal: Who Won?

What's behind the settlement between a rising power in the cloud and software-as-a-service and software colossus Microsoft, which is trying to make its own inroads into the area?
Say What? The Week's Top Five IT Qu...

Say What? The Week's Top Five IT Quotes

Google Wave crashes, fighting to keep mainframe skills alive, beware the Outernet and more.
Android Passes RIM as Top Mobile OS...

Android Passes RIM as Top Mobile OS in 2Q

Google's Android operating systems hustled past RIM's BlackBerry OS in the second quarter, a byproduct of the release of several new 4G smartphones and wider carrier coverage for the devices.

FoxNews

Golden State Warriors purchase site...

Golden State Warriors purchase site to build new arena

Golden State Warriors purchase site to build new arena

Warriors score new arena

Ford CEO Alan Mulally to retire bef...

Ford CEO Alan Mulally to retire before end of 2014?

Ford CEO Alan Mulally to retire before end of 2014?

GM sales not hurt by recalls?

Facebook, Google more a threat to i...

Facebook, Google more a threat to individuals than the NSA?

Facebook, Google more a threat to individuals than the NSA?

The power of tech giants

Hospitals now offering ObamaCare al...

Hospitals now offering ObamaCare alternatives

Hospitals now offering ObamaCare alternatives

Alternatives to ObamaCare

Making solar power more accessible

Making solar power more accessible

Making solar power more accessible

Portable solar power

Get a personal matchmaker with eHar...

Get a personal matchmaker with eHarmony

Get a personal matchmaker with eHarmony

Finding love and a job

CNN

Meet the kings of Alibaba's retail ...

Meet the kings of Alibaba's retail empire

Alibaba's shopping sites account for up to 80% of online retail in China.
China factories extend slump

China factories extend slump

China's factories continued to struggle in April, according to an early gauge of activity in the country's all-important manufacturing sector.
Airbnb in a big-market face-off

Airbnb in a big-market face-off

New York AG presses for identities of users he thinks may be violating state housing laws.
High court quizzes Aereo

High court quizzes Aereo

Read full story for latest details.
Delinquent IRS employees paid bonus...

Delinquent IRS employees paid bonuses

Read full story for latest details.
AT&T set sights on streaming video

AT&T set sights on streaming video

With $500 million, the companies will seek to invest in video-on-demand channels and streaming video services.

WallStreet Journal

JetBlue Pilots Vote to Unionize

JetBlue Pilots Vote to Unionize

The pilots at JetBlue Airways voted to unionize, ending the carrier's status as one of the last nonunion airlines in the U.S.
Global Drug Industry Does About-Fac...

Global Drug Industry Does About-Face

After decades of broadening their drug portfolios through acquisitions, pharmaceutical companies are reversing course to focus more narrowly on what they think they can do best.
Ericsson's Revenue Falls Sharply

Ericsson's Revenue Falls Sharply

Sweden's Ericsson reported an unexpectedly sharp decline in revenue for the first quarter, blaming lower revenue in North America and Japan which was only partly offset by growth in China, the Middle East and Latin America.
Activists Wept for There Were No Mo...

Activists Wept for There Were No More Worlds to Conquer

WSJ columnist Dennis Berman says that by persistent menace and frequent success, the activist investing agenda?buybacks and dividends, cost-cutting and tax gambits?has hardened into the default boardroom agenda, too.
Justices Wrestle With Aereo TV Suit

Justices Wrestle With Aereo TV Suit

Supreme Court justices expressed unease with online-video startup Aereo, but they also voiced concerns about the consequences of ruling for the broadcasters that are challenging the legality of the service.
WH Group Seeks May 8 Listing

WH Group Seeks May 8 Listing

Chinese pork producer WH Group, which has delayed its Hong Kong IPO and slashed its size, will seek to list May 8 and raise $1.34 billion to $1.88 billion.

Washington Post

Justices test Aereo on copyright is...

Justices test Aereo on copyright issue but raise concern about harming cloud services

Several Supreme Court justices appeared skeptical of Internet streaming start-up Aereo during oral arguments Tuesday, questioning whether the company was created as a technical work-around of copyright laws to bypass license payments.

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Lockheed Martin?s sales drop 4 perc...

Lockheed Martin?s sales drop 4 percent, but profit up 23 percent

Lockheed Martin?s sales declined 3.6 percent in the first quarter, compared with a year ago, even as profit continued to build, the Bethesda-based defense giant reported Tuesday.

The decline in sales is probably the result of automatic federal spending cuts, known as the ?sequester,? Bruce Tanner, executive vice president and chief financial officer, said during a conference call with analysts. The cutbacks could continue to affect sales throughout the year, he said.

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Navy to award contract for Marine O...

Navy to award contract for Marine One helicopter fleet in shadow of previous failure

The last time the Pentagon tried to upgrade the president?s coolest ride ? the fleet of helicopters that drop him at his doorstep on the South Lawn of the White House ? it didn?t go well. Costs doubled. Delays sparked ridicule, then outrage. And President Obama, then just a few weeks in office, said it was ?an example of the procurement process gone amok? before defense officials killed the program outright.

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Watch the guy Newsweek thinks creat...

Watch the guy Newsweek thinks created Bitcoin thank the community for their bitcoins

A pretty adorable video featuring Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, the engineer fingered by Newsweek as the likely founder of Bitcoin, popped up on YouTube on Tuesday.

In the video, Satoshi holds up a copy of the magazine that turned his life upside down and appears with Andreas Antonopoulos, a bitcoin user who raised more than $20,000 in donations for Nakamoto from other cryptocurrency enthusiasts -- in bitcoins, obviously. Nakamoto thanks bitcoiners for their support in the wake of the Newsweek story and says he plans to keep his Bitcoin account for "many, many years."

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Sales of existing homes slowed in M...

Sales of existing homes slowed in March

Sales of previously owned homes fell in March, dropping to the lowest level since July 2012 as higher interest rates, soaring prices and a tight inventory discouraged potential buyers, according to industry data released Tuesday.

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Apx Labs collects $10M from New Ent...

Apx Labs collects $10M from New Enterprise Associates for its digital eyewear software

New Enterprise Associates sees a future in computerized eyewear for the office.

The Chevy Chase venture capital firm has funneled $10 million into Herndon-based Apx Labs, the maker of software that turns Google Glass and other digital specks into useful tools for the workplace.

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CBS Stock Market

Stocks to Watch: McDonald?s, Gilead...

Stocks to Watch: McDonald?s, Gilead, Yum, AT&T are stocks to watch

Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Tuesday?s session are McDonald?s, Yum Brands, Gilead and AT&T.
Stocks to Watch: Netflix, Halliburt...

Stocks to Watch: Netflix, Halliburton, Hasbro are stocks to watch

Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Monday?s session are Netflix, Halliburton, and Hasbro.
Stocks to Watch: Goldman Sachs, GE,...

Stocks to Watch: Goldman Sachs, GE, Chipotle are stocks to watch

Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Thursday?s session are Goldman Sachs, General Electric, and Chipotle Mexican Grill.
Stocks to Watch: Bank of America, G...

Stocks to Watch: Bank of America, Google, IBM are stocks to watch

Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Wednesday?s session are Bank of America, Google, International Business Machines, and American Express.
Stocks to Watch: Coca-Cola, Intel, ...

Stocks to Watch: Coca-Cola, Intel, Yahoo are Tuesday?s stocks to watch

Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Tuesday?s session are Coca-Cola, Intel, and Yahoo.
Stocks to Watch: Herbalife, Citigro...

Stocks to Watch: Herbalife, Citigroup, M&T Bank are stocks to watch

Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Monday?s session are Herbalife, Citigroup, and M&T Bank.

BBC Stock Market

GM seeks to bar some ignition cases

GM seeks to bar some ignition cases

General Motors asks a US court to bar some lawsuits relating to its recall over faulty ignition switches.
Primark to open its first US stores

Primark to open its first US stores

Clothing retailer Primark is to open its first US stores, beginning with a 70,000 sq-ft shop in Boston.
KFC owner's profits get China boost

KFC owner's profits get China boost

Yum Brands, the owner of fast food chains KFC and Pizza Hut, reports an 18% jump in first quarter profit, helped by a rebound in sales in China.
Australia to buy 58 new F-35 jets

Australia to buy 58 new F-35 jets

Australia approves the purchase of 58 new F-35 fighter jets worth 12.4bn Australian dollars ($11.5bn; £6.8bn).
UK government borrowing sees fall

UK government borrowing sees fall

The UK government borrowed £107.7bn in the financial year to April 2014, lower than the amount it borrowed the previous year.
RBS fined over illegal HK trades

RBS fined over illegal HK trades

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is fined HK$6m ($770,000) by Hong Kong regulators for failing to detect a series of unauthorised transactions by one of its traders.

Reuters Stock Market

Apps link people with new places in...

Apps link people with new places in real world

(Reuters) - Tired of the same restaurants and clubs? Not sure if friends would want to venture to a new cafe or bar? New apps show where people want to go, rather than where they have been.
Mobile payment startup Square plans...

Mobile payment startup Square plans sale as losses widen: WSJ

(Reuters) - Square Inc has been in talks with several rivals for a possible sale as the mobile payments startup looks to stem widening losses and dwindling cash, the Wall Street Journal reported,...
Spanish banks face tough rivalry in...

Spanish banks face tough rivalry in small companies bet

MADRID (Reuters) - Across Spain, the message is hard to miss in office windows showcasing offers: banks want to lend to small companies again.
BlackBerry's meltdown sparks start-...

BlackBerry's meltdown sparks start-up boom in Canada's Silicon Valley

(Reuters) - The troubles at BlackBerry Ltd, which fired more than half its staff and lost more than 90 percent of its market value as consumers shunned its smart phones, might have spelled disaster...
Airbnb asks New York to change law ...

Airbnb asks New York to change law it says costs $21 million in lost taxes

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Airbnb, the start-up accommodation service that investors value at billions of dollars, called on the state of New York to change a law it says is preventing it from...
U.S. small business borrowing slows...

U.S. small business borrowing slows in February

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. small businesses borrowing hit a five month low in February, in the latest indication of slower economic growth in the first quarter after an unusually harsh winter.

NewYorkTimes Stock Market

Steady PMIs, Sluggish China Puts Br...

Steady PMIs, Sluggish China Puts Brakes on European Shares

European shares edged down on Wednesday after three days of gains as data showing China's economy was still stuttering offset some broadly reassuring European purchasing manager index (PMI) numbers.
DealBook: Appeal Judges Hint at Dou...

DealBook: Appeal Judges Hint at Doubts in Insider Case

A panel signaled it might overturn the convictions of two former traders, which would represent a crack in a campaign by Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney in Manhattan, against insider trading at hedge funds.
Business Briefing: McDonald?s Profi...

Business Briefing: McDonald?s Profit Declines as U.S. Sales Weaken

McDonald?s said Tuesday that its profit slipped in the first quarter as global sales remained weak for the world?s biggest hamburger chain.
DealBook: Seeking the Right Chemist...

DealBook: Seeking the Right Chemistry, Drug Makers Hunt for Mergers

The offer for Allergan by William A. Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals marks an unusual pairing of activist investor and corporate buyer that could reshape the deal landscape.
DealBook: Top Italian Banks Tap Pri...

DealBook: Top Italian Banks Tap Private Equity for Help With Troubled Loans

UniCredit and Intesa Sanpaolo have signed a memorandum of understanding ?to optimize the performance and maximize the value? of a portfolio of corporate loans facing restructuring.
Sherpas Move to Shut Everest in Lab...

Sherpas Move to Shut Everest in Labor Fight

Last week?s deadly avalanche has prompted Mount Everest?s Sherpas to threaten to cancel the season unless the government shares proceeds from what has become a profitable industry.

Internet Stock Market News

Microsoft Inks UC Deal With Polycom

Microsoft Inks UC Deal With Polycom

Under a multi-year agreement unveiled Monday, Polycom will begin shipping integrated unified communications solutions built on Microsoft's Communications Server 14.
IT Earnings Way Up at Job Site Elan...

IT Earnings Way Up at Job Site Elance

Google App Engine, HTML5, search engine optimization and social media marketing are among the fastest movers on Elance's list of hot job opportunities available online.
Google, Verizon Posit Net Neutralit...

Google, Verizon Posit Net Neutrality Accord

The two Internet and communications giants have put aside their differences to hammer what could be a palatable legislative solution to the net neutrality brouhaha.
Tech Stocks Gain Despite HP's Plung...

Tech Stocks Gain Despite HP's Plunge

HP investors had a bad day, but the rest of the tech sector fared well.
New Federal Data Breach Bill Debuts...

New Federal Data Breach Bill Debuts in Senate

The new bill is getting early support from prominent Democrats and could require enterprises meet tighter security measures and new notification rules.
Cisco Unveils Top 10 Web Malware Th...

Cisco Unveils Top 10 Web Malware Threats

Contaminated websites are still a threat, but Cisco's latest security report suggests that are plenty of other Web-borne malware scams that can cost you or your company dearly.

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CNN Stock Market

Stocks: Another Tuesday surge

Stocks: Another Tuesday surge

Investors welcome good results from Netflix, Harley and Comcast and a big pharma merger
Harley-Davidson stock is as hot as ...

Harley-Davidson stock is as hot as the bikes

Harley-Davidson stock is up 7% today after a strong sales and profit report
China factories extend slump

China factories extend slump

China's factories continued to struggle in April, according to an early gauge of activity in the country's all-important manufacturing sector.
Meet four kings of Alibaba's online...

Meet four kings of Alibaba's online retail empire

Alibaba's shopping sites account for 80% of online retail in China. Meet four successful merchants.
5 reasons to care about Ackman's Bo...

5 reasons to care about Ackman's Botox bet

Bill Ackman's tag-team effort to acquire the company behind Botox is raising eyebrows in financial circles.
Meet CNNMoney's new Tech 30 stock i...

Meet CNNMoney's new Tech 30 stock index

CNNMoney has created a portfolio of the 30 most important technology stocks on the planet that you can track every day.

WallStreet Journal

JetBlue Pilots Vote to Unionize

JetBlue Pilots Vote to Unionize

The pilots at JetBlue Airways voted to unionize, ending the carrier's status as one of the last nonunion airlines in the U.S.
Global Drug Industry Does About-Fac...

Global Drug Industry Does About-Face

After decades of broadening their drug portfolios through acquisitions, pharmaceutical companies are reversing course to focus more narrowly on what they think they can do best.
Ericsson's Revenue Falls Sharply

Ericsson's Revenue Falls Sharply

Sweden's Ericsson reported an unexpectedly sharp decline in revenue for the first quarter, blaming lower revenue in North America and Japan which was only partly offset by growth in China, the Middle East and Latin America.
Activists Wept for There Were No Mo...

Activists Wept for There Were No More Worlds to Conquer

WSJ columnist Dennis Berman says that by persistent menace and frequent success, the activist investing agenda?buybacks and dividends, cost-cutting and tax gambits?has hardened into the default boardroom agenda, too.
Justices Wrestle With Aereo TV Suit

Justices Wrestle With Aereo TV Suit

Supreme Court justices expressed unease with online-video startup Aereo, but they also voiced concerns about the consequences of ruling for the broadcasters that are challenging the legality of the service.
WH Group Seeks May 8 Listing

WH Group Seeks May 8 Listing

Chinese pork producer WH Group, which has delayed its Hong Kong IPO and slashed its size, will seek to list May 8 and raise $1.34 billion to $1.88 billion.

Washington Post

Asia stocks inch higher despite wor...

Asia stocks inch higher despite world woes

BANGKOK -- Most Asian markets took cues from Wall Street on Thursday and edged higher despite serious challenges to the global economy, including Japan's struggle to contain an earthquake-spawned nuclear crisis, Portugal's unresolved financial problems and uprisings in the Middle East.
Toyota to curb N. America productio...

Toyota to curb N. America production after quake

TOKYO -- Toyota Motor Corp., the world's biggest automaker, said Thursday it expects to halt production at some of its factories in North America due to shortages of parts from Japan following a devastating earthquake.
Boeing: US gets the tanker it wante...

Boeing: US gets the tanker it wanted, nothing more

-- A Boeing executive said on Wednesday that the Air Force will get the tanker it ordered - and no more.
Watchdog: FAA improves for-hire air...

Watchdog: FAA improves for-hire aircraft oversight

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Aviation Administration has significantly improved its safety oversight of for-hire aircraft companies but hasn't followed through on recommendations regarding air tours and illegal operators, a government watchdog said Wednesday.
Big BMW sedan adds hybrid

Big BMW sedan adds hybrid

-- Gasoline-electric hybrid versions of BMW's big, 2011 BMW 7-Series sedans come with the federal government's lowest fuel economy rating of all regular-production hybrids.
Asia stocks mixed amid uncertainty ...

Asia stocks mixed amid uncertainty in Japan, Libya

BANGKOK -- Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday following a retreat on Wall Street as the staggering toll exacted by Japan's worst-ever earthquake came into sharper focus and uncertainties grew about the outcome of Western military action against Libya.

ABC Stock Market

Mark Cuban in the Hot Seat: 9 Littl...

Mark Cuban in the Hot Seat: 9 Little Known Facts About Him

Mark Cuban divulges about his new app and whether he picks Apple or Samsung.
How FreshDirect and Other Companies...

How FreshDirect and Other Companies Try to Avoid Over-Packaging

With a trove of companies vying for the on-demand grocery and goods delivery market -- Amazon, eBay, Peapod to name a few -- homebodies unsurprisingly run into sloppy excess packaging that would make Mother Earth shed a tear.
Meet the Lyft Driver Who Makes Cust...

Meet the Lyft Driver Who Makes Customers Cry Tears of Joy When She Pulls Up

With the proliferation of transportation apps like Uber and Lyft, it's not enough these days to provide quick and polite service. That's why there are drivers like Amanda Schrader.
Luxury Automakers Scramble to Woo Y...

Luxury Automakers Scramble to Woo Young Chinese

With competition in China growing, luxury automakers scramble to woo younger buyers
Hotel Industry Fighting Back Agains...

Hotel Industry Fighting Back Against Airbnb

Lawmakers in cities like New York, Portland and San Francisco are crying foul.
Investor Pressure Pushing Drugmaker...

Investor Pressure Pushing Drugmaker M&A Deals

In latest cycle, drugmakers use deals to narrow focus to boost prospects, satisfy shareholders

Financial Times

Deals fever grips pharma industry

Deals fever grips pharma industry

Near $50bn takeover battle for the maker of Botox and a multibillion-dollar asset swap between Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline intensifies M&A in sector
Activist urges ?fix? for Silicon Va...

Activist urges ?fix? for Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley?s approach to shareholder rights and to pay puts it out of line with governance practices elsewhere in corporate America, says Ubben
Kiev accuses separatists of torture

Kiev accuses separatists of torture

Ukraine?s acting president accused Russian pro-separatist groups of ?torture? after two dead bodies were discovered near Slavyansk
Quindell rattled by short-sellers

Quindell rattled by short-sellers

Latest assault by US hedge funds on fast-growing tech companies, following a similar barrage against online video platform Blinkx
Numericable eyes record ?8.5bn junk...

Numericable eyes record ?8.5bn junk sale

Demand for offering was said to be strong enough for telecoms operator to increase the size of the sale from ?6bn, say people familiar with the matter
Moyes caught offside by PR game

Moyes caught offside by PR game

The challenge facing the Premier League club after brief and troubled reign of David Moyes to compete at the highest level in Europe
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