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Facebook to Join S&P 500

Facebook to Join S&P 500

Facebook will join the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index, replacing technology supplier Teradyne Inc.,... Read »

Dec 11, 2013

Google's Most Searched Throughout the Years

Google's most searched terms from 2006 until today. View »

Dec 10, 2013
American, US Airways Complete Merger, Creating World's Biggest Airline

American, US Airways Complete Merger, Creating World's Biggest Airline

American Airlines has emerged from bankruptcy protection and US Airways culminated its long pursuit of a... Watch »

Dec 9, 2013
Wal-Mart Agrees to Contribute $25M to Settle Gas Can Lawsuits

Wal-Mart Agrees to Contribute $25M to Settle Gas Can Lawsuits

Wal-Mart has agreed to contribute about $25 million to settle unresolved lawsuits filed on behalf of... Read »

Dec 9, 2013
Twitter Names 1st Woman to Board of Directors

Twitter Names 1st Woman to Board of Directors

Twitter's board of directors — much criticized for being all white and all male — has gotten its first... Read »

Dec 5, 2013
Unemployment Rate May Be Larger Than We Think

Unemployment Rate May Be Larger Than We Think

The unemployment number is often thought of as an important economic barometers. However, Americans may not... Watch »

Dec 5, 2013
Cyber Monday Nets Record $1.74B

Cyber Monday Nets Record $1.74B

Shoppers bought online at the heaviest rate ever Monday, according to research firm comScore Inc., The... Read »

Dec 4, 2013
Record Crowds Over Weekend, But Spending Declined

Record Crowds Over Weekend, But Spending Declined

Retailers drew crowds with early discounts, however they failed to motivate shoppers to Read »

Dec 2, 2013
Stocks Surge, Dow Closes Above 16,000 for 1st Time

Stocks Surge, Dow Closes Above 16,000 for 1st Time

The Dow Jones industrial average has closed above 16,000 on Thursday for the first time ever, with stocks buoyed to... Read »

Nov 22, 2013
JPMorgan Inks $4.5 Billion Settlement with Investors

JPMorgan Inks $4.5 Billion Settlement with Investors

JPMorgan has reached a $4.5 billion settlement with a raft of institutional investors who lost money... Read »

Nov 15, 2013
Dow, S&P Log Record Highs on Investors' Holiday Cheer

Dow, S&P Log Record Highs on Investors' Holiday Cheer

The Dow and the S&P 500 closed at new record highs Wednesday as the strong holiday outlook from Macy's... Read »

Nov 13, 2013
Starbucks to Pay Kraft $2.76 Billion After Contract Dispute

Starbucks to Pay Kraft $2.76 Billion After Contract Dispute

Starbucks now owes Kraft Foods $2.76 billion after it ended the companies' grocery deal at least three years early... Read »

Nov 12, 2013
SAC Capital Pleads Guilty in Insider Trading Probe

SAC Capital Pleads Guilty in Insider Trading Probe

SAC Capital pleaded guilty Friday as part of its mammoth $1.8 billion plea deal with the feds, marking a key step in... Read »

Nov 8, 2013
Twitter Goes Public

Twitter Goes Public

Trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TWTR at a starting price of $26 a share, Twitter is... Watch »

Nov 7, 2013
Twitter's $2 Billion Test: Turning Profits for Wall St.

Twitter's $2 Billion Test: Turning Profits for Wall St.

In the seven years since its creation, Twitter has been used to spark revolutions, allow fans to chat... Watch »

Nov 7, 2013
Twitter Prices IPO at $26 a Share

Twitter Prices IPO at $26 a Share

Twitter has set a price of $26 for its initial public offering of stock, which means the company's shares can begin... Read »

Nov 6, 2013
Starbucks to Recruit 10,000 Veterans, Spouses

Starbucks to Recruit 10,000 Veterans, Spouses

Starbucks says it plans to hire at least 10,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years. Read »

Nov 6, 2013
Wall St. Thinks Fed Will Keep Up Stimulus Until April: Survey

Wall St. Thinks Fed Will Keep Up Stimulus Until April: Survey

Wall Street thinks the Fed won't end its stimulus program until the end of next year and won't stop buying... Read »

Oct 29, 2013
LivingSocial Says Customer Accounts Hacked

LivingSocial Says Customer Accounts Hacked

LivingSocial, the D.C.-based daily deals site, says more than 50 million customer accounts may have been compromised... Read »

Apr 26, 2013
Stocks Close Higher on Belief Fed Stimulus Will Continue

Stocks Close Higher on Belief Fed Stimulus Will Continue

Stocks closed higher Tuesday with the S&P 500 hitting a new high above 1,750 after a tepid September jobs report... Read »

Oct 22, 2013
Join the Ride to Conquer Cancer
Join the Ride To Conquer Cancer, Sept. 13 and 14, to raise money for cancer research and treatment. Read more
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