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Facebook Shares Sink to New Low on Earnings

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 12:25pm
Facebook's stock has hit a new low after it reported second-quarter results that disappointed investors.

The Questionable Value of Olympic Ads

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 9:50am
Jack Ablin, chief investment officer of Harris Private Bank, considers if there's a payoff for the sponsors or is it all just a giant boondoggle disguised as a marketing opportunity?

Amazon’s New Worker Education Program: Good Business or PR Stunt?

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 9:50am
The largest U.S. online retailer plans to reimburse its full-time hourly workers for vocational training at an accredited school.

Economic Growth Slows to 1.5%, Tops Estimates

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 9:50am
The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of just 1.5% from April through June, as Americans cut back sharply on spending.

Chevron Profit Slips 7%

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 9:50am
Chevron says its net income fell nearly 7% in the second quarter as oil prices and production declined.

Economic Growth Slows to 1.5%, Consumer Spending Weakens

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 8:50am
U.S. economic growth slows to 1.5% annual rate from April to June while consumer spending weakens.

ECB May Take Losses in Second Greek Debt Restructuring

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 8:50am
European policymakers are working on "last chance" options to bring Greece's debts down and keep it in the euro zone.

Why Growth Stocks are a Coiled Spring

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 8:50am
Scott Mullinix, co-manager of the Nuveen Large Cap Growth Opportunities Fund, believes growth stocks are a cheap buy right now.

Apple to Buy AuthenTec for $356 Million

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 8:50am
AuthenTec, which makes fingerprint sensor chips used in personal computers, said it agreed to be bought by Apple for about $356 million.

Germany Stands with ECB to Safeguard Euro

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 7:50am
Germany said on Friday it stood ready, just like the European Central Bank, to do all in its power to ensure the survival of the euro.

Merck's Earnings Fall on Charges, but Sales Rise

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 7:50am
Merck says its second-quarter net income fell 11.4% as slightly higher sales were offset by acquisition and restructuring costs.

BP Ordered to Pay TNK-BP $3.1 Billion Over Failed Rosneft Deal

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 7:50am
A Russian court ordered BP to pay TNK-BP, its venture with a group of billionaires, $3.1 billion in damages over the U.K. company's failed tie-up with OAO Rosneft.

U.S. Economy Probably Expanded at Slowest Pace in a Year

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 6:45am
The U.S. economy probably expanded in the second quarter at the slowest pace in a year as as oftening labor market caused Americans to cut back on spending.

Large Asia Markets Unloved, but For How Long?

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 6:45am
Within Asia, large equity markets appear to have taken the brunt of investor concerns about Europe and global growth recently, perhaps to an excessive degree.

Galaxy Phones Drive Samsung to Record Profit

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 6:45am
Samsung, the world's largest technology company by revenue, reported another record-high quarterly profit as customers flocked to Galaxy smartphones.

Lawsuit Forces General Mills to Defend the Accuracy of Its ‘Natural’ Labeling

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 6:45am
A plaintiff said her main goal was to make other parents aware that the company’s Nature Valley products are not all-natural.

Spanish Unemployment Hits Fresh All-Time High

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 6:45am
Unemployment in Spain rises to a fresh all-time high in the second quarter, as a recession in the euro zone’s fourth largest economy led to further job losses.

Wall St. to Netflix: Never Again

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 6:45am
Never again will Wall Street give Netflix the benefit of the doubt, predicts media columnist Jon Friedman.

40-year mortgage? That’s a lot of interest

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 6:45am
A 40-year loan does have some advantages. The main drawback, of course, is that over 40 years, you’d pay a whale of a lot more interest, Lew Sichelman writes.

Shale Writedowns Begin as Lower Prices Follow Record M&A

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 6:45am
The record slump in natural-gasprices signals companies from BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP) to UltraPetroleum Corp. (UPL) are at risk of writing off billions of dollarsof assets following a bubble in U.S. shale-gas ...