Today's Business News and Opinion
Twitter investors were cheering after the company was able to accelerate user growth, following strong results from Facebook.
Twitter's forecast is much higher than expected -- and it's investing to push sales even higher. Janet Yellen, this is why we value tech stocks so highly.
How natural disaster preparedness will contribute to Home Depot as a significant sales growth driver.
Twitter shares are rising in after-hours trading after the company reported quarterly earnings that were much better than expectations.
The Blackstone Group and Skadden tried to advise the U.S. Treasury Department on its stake in mortgage giants Fannie and Freddie in 2011, according to court documents.
Allstate (ALL) shares are down on Tuesday after being downgraded to 'market perform' by analysts at William Blair.
Restaurant chain is in a long-term free-fall and may have trouble attracting a top executive
Microsoft could already be following Sony's lead into the world of cloud gaming.
Cliffs Natural Resources shareholders have voted in favor of a majority slate of directors proposed by fledgling activist hedge fund Casablanca Capital.
MeetMe (MEET) is gaining Tuesday after announcing a new mobile traffic milestone.
Housing sector equities could begin a trend lower as economic data continues to signal weakness.
Even as Amazon reduces overall costs for Betcoin, the high-payout dice platform is ramping up its security measures and optimizing returns on investment for Skype investor Massive Luck.
IBM (IBM) announced a $1.10 quarterly dividend today.
Several software companies' share prices jumped on strong quarterly earnings, while Oracle shares rose slightly after cutting CEO Larry Ellison's stock compensation.
Arkansas telecom will spin off its fiber and copper network assets into a new REIT, others may follow suit.
The growth of Accountable Care Organizations in the general insurance market is benefiting big health insurers. Here's how.
Long-term care industry insurance carriers each have different ways to calculate costs and fees, and that makes getting a good policy hard to do alone.
TheStreet live blogs Herbalife's second quarter earnings, amid Ackman's pressure.
Boston buyout shop will halve its stake in the Japanese call center operator.
A new sew survey shows users, worldwide, are opting for handheld devices with screens 4-inches and larger.
Restaurant operator offers to relinquish three seats on 12-person board, but the activist investor is not appeased.
The earnings calendar is crowded after the closing bell today as Amgen, Express Scripts, Trinity Industries and U.S. Steel join the headliners.
Allstate (ALL) shares were downgraded to 'market perform' by analysts at William Blair on Monday.
Changing your position on a company or stock -- even frequently -- makes more sense than marrying yourself to emotional arguments.
Your age, sex and whether you smoke can hike your insurance costs more than you might guess. But there are ways to lower those costs too.
A 14-year ban on console sales has effectively been lifted.
There's something wrong when a leading music-related publication thinks Tim Westergren is Pandora's CEO.
Brewer Gordon Biersch has pubs around the globe, garlic fries that are a major league staple and beer that's held up for 25 years. It's a tough blueprint to follow.
Both AMZN and AAPL likely have tons of upside, but, if you consider each company's situation without blinders, filters or bias, Amazon probably deserves a slight edge.
Ahead of Twitter's second-quarter earnings release, analysts are largely bullish, and investors are watching several metrics closely, especially user growth.
U.S. stock futures looked optimistic Tuesday as investors prepped for a deluge of earnings and applauded Monday's merger news.
United Airlines' second quarter results convinced many analysts that the carrier has turned the corner after a difficult merger. But United pilots remain skeptical.
Keep these tech stocks rising on unusual volume on your radar.
Cisco shares fell following a downgrade from Pacific Crest Securities, as a result of the risk in the coming battle for cloud computing could lessen Cisco's multiple and margin expansion.
Dollar General remains a better buyer of Family Dollar, even after the latter said on Monday it would merge with Dollar Tree in a $8.5 billion cash and stock deal.
The giant online retailer sells hardware, software - nearly everything you can think of and more. But, has Amazon lost its focus?
Technical analysis of intraday Microsoft stock chart reveals professional traders front run high frequency trading.
Part-time employment for economic reasons remains historically high relative to the unemployment rate, which could weigh on future economic growth.
Investors would be wise to get out now while there's still time.
On June 30, someone purchased 5,000 Oct $55 calls for $1.29-$1.39 each ($670,000 bet).
Trulia shares rose after the company announced it would be acquired by Zillow, while xG shares jumped on a new US Army contract and Ceragon shares fell on disappointing earnings.
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Challenging market leaders Nissan, GM and Mitsubishi, BMW launches the buildout of a free supercharging network for its electric cars.
On the basis of improving cash flow and positive clinical trial data, these shares should reach $135 in the next six to 12 months.
Hammered by recent earnings announcement, Tupperware Brands shares are now on sale.
Here's a look at some technical levels that should help you decide if and how to trade these three stocks.
Family Dollar sold out to Dollar Tree because it is getting beaten by Dollar General. So why not buy Dollar General?
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American Airlines (AAL) shares are down after having its price target lowered to $48 by analysts at CRT Capital on Monday.
Monday’s deal comes amid widespread underperformance across Family Dollar’s operations.
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