Today's Business News and Opinion
In highlights from his trading diary of the past week, Kass said he's not excited about Apple Pay, and doesn't see the U.S. economy supporting the stocks rally in 2015
The U.S. is reviewing putting North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism, President Obama said, as U.S. decides how to respond to the cyberattack on Sony.
Staples issued an update Friday on its security breach, saying 1.16 million customers may have been affected. This disclosure comes on the eve of a critical holiday shopping weekend.
Juno Therapeutics CEO Hans Bishop tells TheStreet's Jill Malandrino that the company is focused on improving cancer patients' treatment.
U.S. regulators approved a new hepatitis C therapy from Abbvie, heralding a new era of market competition with Gilead Sciences.
Sony shouldn't have pulled its film 'The Interview' despite fears that North Korea would attempt to attack a U.S. movie theater, Obama said at a year-end press conference.
The social network recently leapfrogged Twitter in number of users. Now it's also worth considerably more, says Citi Research.
Investors should expect more profits from Amazon's media sales now that it's moving back to agency pricing.
Smartphone owners are leaving themselves vulnerable to hackers by ignoring security precautions making it easier for cyber criminals to gain access to their devices.
Portfolio Manager David Peltier highlights Tompkins Financial as one of his top dividend stocks for 2015.
This Saturday could turn out to be the busiest shopping day of the holiday season. For these retailers, it may be the most important day of 2014.
Here’s how the company is dealing with low prices while relying on production from the high-cost Bakken shale formation.
HP releases two colorful, Stream notebooks that run Microsoft Windows 8.1.
Investors are running from Nike shares amid fears of slowing demand overseas. But are they overlooking strong footwear sales, particularly for basketball sneakers?
There are plenty of reasons to believe in BlackBerry even with its disappointing revenue.
Shares of Red Hat, an open-source software company, surge on Friday after earnings for its latest fiscal quarter topped analysts' estimates. Here's what analysts said.
Wall Street doesn't know what to make of BlackBerry's small adjusted third-quarter profit and disappointing revenue.
Competitors will have a tough time keeping Red Hat from its mission to control open-source technologies.
They're just self-promoting ministers of their own portfolios.
The 'Santa Claus Rally' is back on track thanks to the slow steps toward normalization of Federal Reserve monetary policy. Here are the technicals.
Nike shares tumble on Friday following Wall Street's concern that 'future orders' for the sneaker and apparel company's merchandise are slipping. Here's what analysts said.
The acquisition comes on the heels of the French group's $760 million purchase of cloud computing specialist Bull.
Samsung is starting to share its $77 billion cash hoard with investors. When Apple started increasing its dividends, the stock shot up. Will the same happen for Samsung?
The $1.5 billion deal values the canned tuna group at a forecast Ebitda multiple of 8.6 times, slighlty above the valuation in the buyout firm's 2010 purchase of the business.
Watch out, Best Buy and Target. Here comes Amazon's Prime Now one-hour delivery service.
Target has been sticking to its agreed-on deal to transact with CME and its own management.
When it comes to raising interest rates, the Fed should stay flexible rather than setting a firm date.
Good calls: Vertex, InterMune, Chelsea, Galena, Exact Sciences. The bad calls: Avanir, Amarin, Exelixis and the bursting biotech stock bubble.
After almost going bust in 2012, TrueCar has regained its footing and is poised to become the Zillow of the cary industry.
Analysts have an overwhelmingly positive opinion of JPMorgan going into 2015, handily beating number two pick Capital One Financial.
U.S. stock futures rise after the Dow sees its largest advance since November 2011; Nike beats earnings forecasts but future orders are light; MetLife is deemed 'systemically important.'
MetLife (MET) shares are down after the company was designated as 'systemically important' by U.S. regulators.
Strategists aren't cutting back their 2015 forecasts despite the Fed's signal on Wednesday that rates will be rising next year.
The enterprise IT winners and losers of 2014 aren't likely to change their stripes in 2015.
The Canadian convenience store operator pays $1.7 billion in cash and stock to acquire more than 1,500 retail locations in the U.S.
Rite Aid shares spiked more than 12% after the drugstore chain boosted its guidance for the year. Here's what analysts said.
CarMax has missed earnings estimates in three of the last four reports, but set an all-time high with overbought momentum.
Investors looking for growth prescription and potential 20% gains in the next 12 months should consider this company.
Wednesday's session featured some good moves and technical set-ups, particularly in biotech and technology.
Transocean’s dividend will come under review in March 2015, but the Swiss company’s payouts are safe, even as it operates older rigs in a down market. Here’s why.
If oil prices and Europe stabilize, rates could start rising after the April 28-29 meeting. But here's why June is still more likely as a start to higher rates.
One not-so-little reason Nike shares have lifted off in 2014? Sales of Jordan brand products have been hot.
Midtown Manhattan is Amazon's first service area for quick deliveries of diapers, smartphones, pet food and more.
Moscow's near-record gold hoarding has done nothing to defend the Ruble or prop up gold prices. Expect the buying to continue in 2015.
Oracle's accelerated growth in the cloud makes it one of the top software companies to watch out for in 2015.
Delta has again attacked American, boasting on an employee Web site that profit sharing enables it to pay its employees better than its rival does.
We shouldn't expect lasting blows from oil's decline.
Oracle shares surge Thursday after the software giant reports better-than-expected quarterly results. Here's what analysts said.
The time for the Fed to raise interest rates has come and gone and come again.
Congrats to David Schenkein of Agios and Nick Leschly of Bluebird Bio for snagging 'Best' honors, while the ignominious (dis)honor of 'Worst' goes to Martin Shkreli, formerly of Retrophin.
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