Today's Business News and Opinion
IBM continues to talk up Watson, although the cognitive computing platform isn't really contributing to the company's overall revenue growth.
The Federal Reserve will most likely hike short-term interest rates in September, said Moody's Analytics chief economist Mark Zandi.
Comcast calls on Congress to pass legislation to supersede its landmark rules supporting net neutrality.
BlackBerry announced a new candybar design and a future "slider" model, but new hardware may not be enough to return the company to relevance in the smartphone business.
Investor relations executives at GE have been poking fun at an analyst report that says CFO Jeff Bornstein could replace Jeff Immelt within a year.
General Electric is one of the 'Dogs of the Dow' after declining 9.8% in 2014 and having a dividend yield of 3.5%.
The shares have been strong of late.
Nutrisystem's shares have underperformed the market, but it's a solid dividend payer with a strong business outlook.
Despite what some investors believe, Immelt is being pushed to fall on his sword too soon.
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Smartphone sales had a record year, and Apple led the way in the fourth quarter, thanks to huge demand for its new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models.
Could General Electric GE CEO Jeff Immelt's days be numbered? Barclays analyst Scott Davis believes there will be change in the $260 billion market cap company's C-Suite 'within a year.'
Obese Americans taking Contrave to lose weight cut their risk of having a heart attack, stroke or dying from heart disease by almost half compared to people taking a placebo.
The sale to Springleaf comes as CEO Michael Corbat faces pressure to hike capital distributions.
Best Buy delivered a host of positive news on Tuesday. But investors didn't react as positively as expected.
First Apple debuted Apple Pay, then Google bought a piece of Softcard, and Samsung bought LoopPay. Naturally, PayPal had to act, and buying Paydiant was the deal it needed.
Ikea is going to help consumers who have become tired of constantly looking for an outlet to charge their phones, thanks to smart furniture.
The maker of natural and organic food and consumer products wants to double the size of its personal care products portfolio to up to $400 million in sales.
The Supreme Court should take this chance to nix Obamacare's subsidies. If it does so, the whole ACA-inspired health care reform would be upended -- but it needs to be.
Here are some trading guidelines for Bank America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo.
The Brazilian oil giant needs cash to fund operations and reduce debt amid a corruption probe that risks scaring off lenders.
U.S. stock futures are sagging after Monday brought new market highs and the Nasdaq crossed the 5,000 threshold, its highest level in 15 years.
China has long been a catalyst of consumer product scares. Lumber Liquidators is just the latest in a string of companies to take heat.
The slow commercial launch of the inhaled insulin Afrezza coupled with growing downward pricing pressure for all diabetes products compels Goldman Sachs to slap a 'sell' rating on MannKind.
The company, whose stock has been historically volatile, reports earnings on Wednesday.
Here's a technical look at five of the best breakout setups in the health care sector right now.
After getting axed by NBC, 'Community' comes to Yahoo! and joins a small but notable group of TV shows resurrected by online streaming services.
Even though mobile payments are lagging in consumer adoption, Google and Apple are putting up a strong fight for consumers' digital wallets.
Amazon is continuously innovating in the delivery space, and traditional retailers should take note.
Others in the shallow water market or in the most expensive shale plays are sure to follow Hercules and SandRidge, as the second phase of the shale bust lingers.
Tesla stumbles on three new concerns regarding the way the electric car maker accounts for its business. NXP Semiconductors and Freescale Semiconductor soar on merger announcement.
With both quarterly and full-year earnings growing at more than twice the rate of revenue, PetSmart is finding the right profit formula to return value to investors.
The three companies are testing a concept car that offers new methods for ordering and paying for goods.
Sale of the cardiac device company is part of Johnson & Johnson's strategy of trimming its portfolio.
When the Nasdaq last hit 5,000 back in 2000, stocks crashed soon after, but one strategist says history won't repeat itself this time around.
The stock's decade run shows no signs of slowing down.
The hit messaging app is a point of tension between the social network and the telecommunications providers it hopes to partner with on Internet.org.
Toxic chemicals may or may not be terribly hazardous to your health in small doses, but even a little too much formaldehyde is definitely poisoning profits for Lumber Liquidators' shareholders.
We believe both portfolio holdings have a chance to build upon today's gains.
For a fan of Warren Buffett, 48 year-old hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson sure picked an odd way to get attention.
Almost 15 years to the day in which the Nasdaq Composite hit a record high, the index hit the 5,000-mark on Monday -- the first time since its bust.
Here's how to trade some of the most active tech stocks on the market right now.
Stratasys is now positioning itself as a 3-D printing leader.
The NXP-Freescale merger is about having scale in a maturing market, according to analysts.
There's plenty of room for the stock to run.
The stock's decline will continue until the court of public opinion comes to verdict.
Samsung, HTC, Microsoft and Sony announce new smartphones at the 2015 Mobile World Congress, Xiaomi stuns with a GoPro camera rival, and microSD memory cards hit a new milestone.
Dick's is the leading pure-play sporting goods retailer and should gain as sector sales increase.
The bid of $24.67 per share marks a discount to Friday's close, sending the target's shares lower in early trading.
Gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson has beaten the market soundly in recent months, but investors' profits could disappear quickly unless the company hits its targets Tuesday.
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