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Fed’s QE1, QE2 Failed. So Will QE3

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:25am
The cure for what ails the economy is a sense of teamwork that's seldom seen in the "us-against-them" environment that's fast becoming the theme of this decade, says Todd Schoenberger of The BlackBay Group.

Hacking Experts Find New Ways to Attack Android Phones

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:25am
Hacking experts have demonstrated ways to attack Android smartphones using methods they said work on virtually all such devices in use today.

Contracts To Buy Homes Falls Slightly in June

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 11:25am
Americans signed fewer contracts to buy previously occupied homes last month, the latest sign the housing market recovery is uneven.

Sandy Weill, Welcome to ‘Team Break Up the Big Banks’

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 10:20am
"I don't think we should be punishing [Weill] for recognizing that he was part of a problem that caused a tremendous amount of damage," says Neil Barofsky, former special inspector general in charge of oversight of the Troubled Asset Relief Program

Banks Discover Profits in Card Rules They Sought to Kill

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 10:20am
Card issuers are sheepishly, if quietly, admitting that they're seeing a surprising benefit from the conservative lending the law was designed to promote,

Is it Time to Take on the Shorts and Skeptics in Consumer Stocks?

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 10:20am
From a contrarian point of view, if you look at the price action, a lot of these restaurants and retailers and housing names, those are the ones leading us higher," says Ryan Detrick, senior technical strategist at Schaeffer's Investment Research.

Wall Street Decathletes Get $100,000 Incentive to Break Records

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 10:20am
Jason Price, a former All-American college sprinter, and his more than 100 rivals have a $100,000 incentive to run the fastest 400 meters in the four-year history of the Wall Street Decathlon.

Exxon Mobil Profit Rises 49%

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 10:20am
Exxon Mobil, the world's largest publicly traded oil company, said quarterly profit rose 49%, helped by a gain related to divestments and tax items.

Hershey Raises Outlook as Price Hikes Boost Earnings

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 10:20am
Hershey lifted its profit outlook for the year after raising prices had boosted second-quarter net income 4%.

3M Income Gains Despite Lower Sales

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 10:20am
3M, the iconic maker of Post-Its and Scotch Tape, said it managed a slim increase in second-quarter earnings as cost-cutting offset a revenue shortfall.

Facebook Earnings: Forget EPS, It’s All About the User Base

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 8:20am
What does a win look like for Mark Zuckerberg & Co.? Zachary Karabell of RiverTwice Research says it may have less to do with EPS and revenue and more to do with their user base.

Soda Companies Racing for a New Sweet Spot

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 8:20am
Coke and Pepsi are chasing after the sweet spot: a soda with no calories, no artificial sweeteners and no funny aftertaste.

Sprint Loss Widens, but Revenue Beats Estimates

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 8:20am
Sprint Nextel's loss widened in the second quarter as the country's third-largest wireless carrier wrote down the value of its moribund Nextel network.

Dow Chemical Profit Drops 34%

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 8:20am
Dow Chemical, the largest U.S. chemical maker by sales, reported a 34% drop in quarterly profit on Thursday as sales plunged around the globe.

Small Firms Seek Skilled Workers but Can't Find Any

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 6:30am
It isn't the just big manufacturers, oil companies and railroad operators that are struggling to hire skilled workers. The "Help Wanted" sign is also a regular fixture at small firms.

More Than $100 Million in Attack Ads Fails to Move Voters

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 6:30am
After spending more than $100 million airing mostly negative ads in the last three months, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney haven't been able to move the public-opinion.

Stock Futures Dip as Investors Await Raft of Earnings

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 6:30am
Stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street on Thursday.

Apple's New System For Mac Borrows From iPhone

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 6:30am
With the release Wednesday of Apple's newest operating system, Mountain Lion, shifting between PCs and mobile devices has become more natural.

EBay to Target Under-18 Set

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 6:30am
EBay is exploring ways to harness an untapped class of buyers: Kids.

Nokia Scraps New Mass-Market Phone Software

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 6:30am
Struggling Finnish cellphone maker Nokia has scrapped a software project which it had hoped would compete with mass-market Google Android phones.

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