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Google is making moves towards mobile-first search (GOOG, GOOGL)

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 12:01pm

Google’s mobile-first indexing strategy went live for a few select sites last week, over a year after it was first announced, according to a Google blog post. It has been deployed for a “handful of sites” and will be monitored by Google’s search team as they roll it out to more websites. Websites that adequately employ responsive web design or dynamic serving — practices that modify how a website looks and acts based on the device it’s being loaded on — won’t have to change their websites for mobile-first indexing.

The worst company of 2017, according to Yahoo Finance readers

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 10:39am

One company stood out among the rest, dominating the vote for the worst company of 2017: General Electric.

President Trump Mocks Global Warming Fears Because of Frigid Forecasts Across the U.S.

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 10:39am

President Trump Mocks Global Warming Fears Because of Frigid Forecasts Across the U.S.

Yahoo Finance reporters talk honestly about their money goals for 2018

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 10:27am

Our Yahoo Finance team shares some of their own money goals this year and next.

Goldman to take one-time $5 billion hit to profit from new tax law

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 10:06am

Around two-thirds of the $5 billion decrease is due to repatriation tax, the cost of moving money from foreign countries to the U.S., Goldman said in a statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Congress' U.S. tax overhaul bill, which President Donald Trump signed into law last week, significantly cuts the corporate tax rate to 21 percent from 35 percent. Apple Inc is likely to be a big beneficiary of the overhaul since it allows the company bring back its $252.3 billion foreign cash pile without a major tax hit.

Digital currency ripple soars nearly 56 percent, becomes second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 9:29am

Ripple surges nearly 56 percent to an all-time high above $2, surpassing ethereum as the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization.

Aflac (AFL) to Invest $250 Million Post Tax Bill Enactment

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 9:27am

Aflac (AFL) commits to invest $25 million for growth led by favorable impact of the new tax regime.

Trump Insists Border Wall Funding Must Be Part of Any DACA Deal

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 9:26am

President Donald Trump said he would insist legislation extending deportation protection to those brought to the U.S. illegally as children include funding for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Donald Trump wants to bring inflation back

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 9:22am

Donald Trump is going after Amazon again, this time by suggesting that the USPS raise its prices for shipping.

7 Amazing Dividend Stocks to Buy for Steady Income in 2018

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 9:04am

With markets trading at all-time highs, it's better to trade with caution. We give you seven stocks which will generate steady income for investors next year and beyond.

ETHEREUM FOUNDER: 'I won't stop or slow working on crypto just because price memes and stupid jokes exist'

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 8:53am

Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum, clarified a tweet in which he threatened to leave crypto if communities in the space didn't grow up. Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum, has clarified a tweet from Wednesday in which he threatened to leave crypto if communities in the space didn't grow up. Originally, he said he would leave crypto if all people in the space did was post memes about how much money they had.

Trump blasts 'Fake News' and the Postal Service in morning tweet spree

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 8:45am

President Trump takes to Twitter to tout achievements from his first year in office and rip "Fake News" and the U.S. Postal Service.

Trump's push to slash foreign aid will be next big win for the GOP

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 8:29am

President Trump and the Republicans should focus on cutting foreign aid if they want a politically winning issue to kick off 2018, says Jake Novak.

Fluor (FLR) Finishes Puerto Rico's Priority Power Line Work

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 8:27am

Fluor (FLR) completes work on portions of three priority 38kv power lines located in urban areas of San Juan and a fourth priority 38kv line close to Caguas.

Ripple briefly overtakes Ethereum as the No. 2 crypto

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 7:43am

Ripple's XRP briefly passed Ethereum on Friday as the No. 2 cryptocurrency by market cap. XRP's market cap reached $73.65 billion before the digital coin pared its gains. A red-hot close to 2017 briefly caused Ripple's XRP to overtake Ethereum as the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap.

Apple apologizes for secretly slowing older iPhones

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 7:29am

Apple apologized for secretly slowing down older iPhones, a move it said was necessary to avoid unexpected shutdowns related to battery fatigue. Many customers had interpreted the move as a way to for ...

Airbus sprints from behind in bid to upset Boeing order lead

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 7:23am

Airbus is pulling out the stops to try and take the lead in its annual order contest with Boeing, lining up a spree of billion dollar deals to close a traumatic year dominated by management upheaval and corruption investigations. Deals announced this week include confirmation of a record 430-jet order brokered by U.S.-based private equity firm Indigo Partners on behalf of four airlines. The Indigo deal and up to 275 other last-minute orders are seen as a swan song for Airbus sales chief John Leahy, who is due to retire in January after roughly trebling Airbus's market share in his 23 years at the helm.

Why Gilead Sciences Stock Should Be Avoided in 2018

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 7:00am

Gilead's foray into the adoptive cell-therapy space doesn't bode well for its prospects next year.

Will tax reform cause a blue state backlash?

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 6:50am

Conservative columnist Dr. Gina Loudon on tax reform, the Mueller investigation and calls to investigate the Department of Justice and FBI.

Ford F-Series Sales Could Reach 900,000

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 6:40am

After decades as the top-selling vehicle in the United States, the Ford F-Series will keep that crown with ease this year.