5 features an Amazon phone might offer
NEW YORK (AP) — A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to Fri 6:45pm NEW YORK (AP) — A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer.
Providence, RI, sues firms over stock trades
Fri 5:04pm Providence, R.I., is suing dozens of Wall Street banks and other financial companies over high-frequency trading.
Exchanges, brokerages hit with high-speed trading class action ...
Fri 4:43pm Dozens of the largest U.S. stock exchanges, brokerages and high-frequency trading firms were hit with a class action lawsuit by the capital of the state of Rhode Island, accusing them of manipulating the U.S. securities markets. The lawsuit was filed on Friday in Manhattan federal district court, as the high-speed trading industry came under greater scrutiny following the publication last month of author Michael Lewis' book "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt." A number of regulators have said they are probing the industry, including the Justice Department, Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodities Futures Exchange Commission. The proposed securities class action was brought by the city of Providence, Rhode Island, on behalf of investors who bought stock in the United States from April 2009 to present. The lawsuit targets stock exchanges operated by BATS Global Markets Inc, Chicago Board Options Exchange, NASDAQ OMX Group Inc and Intercontinental Exchange's New York Stock Exchange, accusing them of engaging in a fraud designed to manipulate the markets.
Nikkei hits 10-day closing high on upbeat U.S. earnings, data ...
TOKYO (Reuters) - REUTERS - Japan's Nikkei stock average rose 0.7 percent on Friday to its Fri 12:02am TOKYO (Reuters) - REUTERS - Japan's Nikkei stock average rose 0.7 percent on Friday to its highest close in 10 days, buoyed by upbeat U.S. economic data and corporate earnings, though trading volume hit its lowest in almost 1-1/2 years as many overseas markets were closed for Easter. The Nikkei finished at 14,516.27, chalking up a weekly gains of 4 percent, its biggest since November, although that came after it had suffered its biggest loss in three years in the previous week. The broader Topix rose 0.6 percent to 1,173.37. The JPX-Nikkei Index 400 advanced 0.6 percent to 10,677.80. ...
Asian stocks mostly higher after mixed US earnings
Thu 8:40pm BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Friday despite mixed U.S. earnings reports with many of the region's exchanges closed for Good Friday.
Nikkei gains on upbeat U.S. corporate earnings, data
By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average advanced on Friday after upbeat Thu 6:57pm By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average advanced on Friday after upbeat U.S. economic data and corporate earnings bolstered investors' risk appetite. The Nikkei was up 0.4 percent at 14,474.83 in midmorning trade after ending flat at 14,417.53 the previous day.
Strategizing Your Career Change: What You Need to Know
While some economic experts profess that class change in the United States is Thu 6:26pm While some economic experts profess that class change in the United States is limited, people are becoming more apt to take action to become upwardly mobile. According to the Wall Street Journal, nearly 40 percent of all people seeking new jobs are also trying to change careers. Changing careers, however, is not always a simple...
Wall Street Weekahead - Spring fever brings hope for U.S. earnings ...
Thu 4:54pm By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - Earnings season shifts into high gear next week, and with nearly one-third of S&P 500 names set to post results, investors hope the news provides a catalyst to buy stocks and leave the market's recent weakness in the dust. Several behemoths, including Apple, the largest U.S. company by market value, as well as Microsoft, McDonald's and AT&T , are due to report earnings. They'll be accompanied by highfliers like Netflix and Facebook, giving the first real cross-section of the state of corporate America as temperatures rise across the country and investors hope to put the cold weather behind them. Strategists will also be looking for clues on how badly China's slowdown hits U.S. corporate results.
Mt. Gox suitors seek creditor support to save bitcoin exchange ...
Thu 4:50pm (Reuters) - A group of investors, which is seeking to buy Mt. Gox, has launched a website to garner support from creditors of the bankrupt bitcoin exchange to prevent a liquidation of its assets. The investor group, which offered to take over the assets of Mt. Gox and revive it, has received backing from many creditors and hopes to convince the court to reconsider their rehabilitation proposal, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
US stock market ends higher as earnings pour in
Corporate earnings pushed U.S. stocks mostly higher on Thursday, but it wasn't an easy ride Thu 2:57pm Corporate earnings pushed U.S. stocks mostly higher on Thursday, but it wasn't an easy ride up.
Earnings lift S&P 500, Nasdaq; S&P's best week since July
By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended a holiday-shortened week with mostlyThu 2:02pm By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended a holiday-shortened week with mostly modest gains on Thursday, though the S&P 500 notched its biggest weekly advance since July as Morgan Stanley and General Electric rallied after strong results. The two were the latest to post earnings that topped expectations, helping to lift the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq to their fourth straight daily advance. Tech bellwethers Google and IBM fell on disappointing figures and limited the broader market's gain. IBM's slide pushed the Dow into slightly negative territory at the close.
Earnings lift S&P 500, Nasdaq; S&P's best week since July
Thu 1:58pm U.S. stocks ended a holiday-shortened week with mostly modest gains on Thursday, though the S&P 500 notched its biggest weekly advance since July as Morgan Stanley and General Electric rallied after strong ...