Today's Business News and Opinion
Red Hat's confidence in OpenStack middleware and its cloud platforms make this a must-watch stock for 2015.
Pivotal Research Group analyst Brian Wieser believes Twitter can grow revenue to $6.6 billion in 2019, but he isn't convinced the social network can shed its niche appeal.
As IBM continues to focus on its cloud operations, it's expanding its network around the world, announcing 48 additional cloud centers around the world dedicated for hybrid cloud computing.
Companies involved in mining, petroleum exploration, agribusiness, biotechnology and tourism may benefit.
Investors got an early Christmas present Wednesday when the Federal Reserve maintained its pledge--in slightly different wording--to keep interest rates low.
Volcano Corp. shares surged more than 50% on Wednesday after Royal Philips agreed to acquire the medical technology company for $1.2 billion.
BlackBerry's new top-of-the-line smartphone, the Classic, targets business phone users with greater functionality, better security, faster uploads and more.
Retailers like American Eagle, Express and Aeropostale are getting a boost as investors try to pinpoint the next takeover target.
With its new Microsoft partnership and timely acquisition of Reactive Media, now's the time to bet on Accenture for 2015.
The next few years for Nike look like an easy sprint toward the finish line.
Despite all the market volatility in recent weeks, Wall Street pros are apparently thinking that things will settle down in 2015.
Russia is panicking. The ruble has plummeted. Here's what you need to know about the current Russian crisis.
The Russian ruble has to win the award for the most dramatic chart of the year.
Sage Kelly, the healthcare investment banker who reportedly hosted a hallucinogenic party at his Hamptons home, is leaving Jefferies.
The Chinese e-commerce company is trying to eliminate counterfeit goods sold on its Web sites. Is it succeeding?
Oracle shares have been in a long-term uptrend since 2002 but appear to be stalling shy of their September 2000 technology bubble high of $46.46.
ConAgra's forward-looking mentality and timely investments make it a stock to watch in packaged foods in 2015.
Apple has had a banner 2014, gaining more than 30%, yet investors are wondering what the world's largest company needs to do in 2015 to repeat this year's performance.
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On Deck Capital will become the latest nontraditional lender to take on the public markets as its shares begin trading Wednesday.
The selloff in oil prices is expected to spur more energy mergers next year, as giants such as Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Royal Dutch Shell and Total snap up weaker players.
Parties agree to tear up the November agreement after a regulatory hiccup.
Plunging oil prices and the skidding ruble have wreaked havoc on the Russian economy, creating major worries in global markets.
The San Diego medical device company accepts an $18 per share offer months after Engaged Capital criticized its strategy.
The car insurance provider is buying a majority stake in home insurance provider ARX Holding for $875 million, broadening the insurance company's offerings.
To prep investors for 2015, a list of clinical trial read-outs and FDA events expected to have a significant impact on stock prices in the first half of next year.
With U.S. consumers feeling richer and more likely to spend, these companies should be some of the biggest beneficiaries.
American Airlines regional subsidiary Envoy has a complex history that made it difficult for pilots to accept a proposed contract. Now pilots are voting on a new tentative deal.
U.S. stock futures rise ahead of the Fed's policy announcement; GE sees 2015 profit pressured by decline in oil prices; Baidu confirms investment in Uber.
With a high analyst price target of $43, which suggests a premium of roughly 30%, VeriFone is a solid stock for investors looking to get paid in 2015.
Jefferies bankers will receive flat to slightly higher year-end bonuses as the firm continues to absorb the fallout of banker Sage Kelly's divorce proceedings.
Wintergreen Advisers, a minority shareholder in Coca-Cola, is calling for CEO Muhtar Kent to be replaced, alleging that strategic investments made by Kent have cost shareholders $16.3 billion.
Auspex is expected to seek U.S. approval for SD-809 next year.
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Must-see charts for FedEx show better-than-expected earnings and holiday deliveries may be priced into an overbought stock.
DataStash allows subscribers to bank data left over every month, and it starts them off with 10 GB in the bank.
JPMorgan takes a look at comScore's latest U.S. Internet data and concludes that Facebook is a lasting superpower on mobile.
Shares of the company, which is scheduled to report on Wednesday, have performed well this year.
Analysts have discussed the end of cable bundling for years, but major media companies are being much more active in preparing for the day it might actually happen.
General Mills should do well if it can extract value from Annie's, improve its margins and grow market share from its new products.
The deal reflects Repsol's drive to expand in politically stable regions following its skirmish with Argentina over YPF.
Opko gains $295 million up front for global license to develop, market long-acting HGH.
The transaction follows ADM's September agreement to sell its chocolate business to Cargill.
The Pittsburgh reverse logistics provider processes more than 600 million return items annually, generating $1.6 billion in sales.
Investor also decries soda company's acquisitions and governance.
The $430 million acquisition comes as activist investor Marcato Capital attempts to force the U.K. hotels group to put itself up for sale.
Reams of stocks make sense on a pullback. And what looks bad? Anything even remotely connected to oil and gas.
Boeing (BA) shares are up after the company upped its share repurchase program by $2 billion and raised its quarterly dividend by 25%.
The shares of the young company have tanked this year on mounting fears about its future in a down market, but investors might have underestimated this oil producer.
FactSet Research (FDS) shares are rising after the company beat analysts first quarter revenue forecasts .
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