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Chevron slashes spending as oil prices crash

America's No. 2 oil company cuts its 2015 capital spending plan by 13%. It's the latest oil company to get hit.  More

US GDP disappoints at end of 2014

The US economy only grew 2.6% in the fourth quarter last year, well below economists' expectations.  More

Jack Ma loses $1.4 billion in a day

Plunge in shares of Alibaba following disappointing sales report takes more than $1 billion off of the value of founder Jack Ma's holdings.  More

Russia slashes interest rates to avert slump

Russia slashed interest rates Friday in a surprise move aimed at preventing the economy tumbling even deeper into recession.  More

Shake Shack set to shake up Wall Street

Shake Shack is a huge success in New York. But will the 'fine casual' burger and fries joint be a big hit with investors too? It looks like Wall Street has worked up its appetite for the Shake Shack IPO.  More

Amazon stock soars after earnings beat

The online retail giant reported earnings Thursday that beat Wall Street's expectations, sending shares higher after the closing bell.  More

Visa soars and announces 4-for-1 stock split

Visa's revenues were up thanks to customer fees. The company also announced a 4-for-1 stock split.  More

Google's ad revenue continues to struggle

Google reported a quarterly profit on Thursday that rose from a year ago, but the company fell short of Wall Street's expectations.  More

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.  More

Oil crash: 'Drill, baby, drill' loses momentum

There's more oil than the world knows what to do with. That's why U.S. drilling activity is finally losing some steam.  More

Hershey just bought a beef jerky company. Stock tanks

Hershey bought a KRAVE jerky, the chocolate company's first non-sweet acquisition.  More

Close Sesame! Alibaba plunges as sales miss

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is still doing extremely well. But a 40% increase in sales wasn't enough to satisfy Wall Street. Shares fell hard on the news.  More

Oil giant Shell cuts spending by $15 billion

Royal Dutch Shell is cutting investment by $15 billion over three years, joining the ranks of energy companies who are being forced to adapt to the oil price collapse.  More

Jobless claims lowest since 2000, but...

There was a big drop off in Americans filing for unemployment last week, but that might be an anomaly.  More

Samsung needs to reinvent itself (again)

Another quarter, another set of disappointing results for Samsung. Time for a reinvention!  More

Ford promises bounce back year

Ford says problems of tough 2014 should be behind it as it promises improved results in 2015, lifting shares.  More

Billionaire Carl Icahn: Apple investment is a 'no-brainer'

Apple just posted the biggest quarterly profit in corporate history and Carl Icahn, one of its biggest investors, still believes the stock is super cheap.  More

Facebook profit soars on mobile ads

Facebook's earnings jumped 34%, as nearly all users are accessing the social network on smartphones.  More

Average 401(k) balance hits record $91,300

401(k) balances reached a record high last year, thanks to a soaring stock market and larger contributions from workers participating in the savings plans, according to Fidelity.  More

Fed stays 'patient' but rate hikes are coming

The Federal Reserve is very upbeat about the U.S. economy. Rate hikes could be come sooner rather than later.  More

Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.  More

We're on the verge of another crisis, bears warn

The global economy is heading south in the eyes of Wall Streets bearish forecasters. U.S. markets likely to follow.  More

Alibaba is a better bet than Yahoo

Shares of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba are falling on counterfeit goods concerns while Yahoo is up on spin-off plans. But Alibaba is expected to report huge increases in sales and profits.  More

Greek debt crisis: Who has most to lose?

Greece and its international lenders have embarked on a battle over the country's staggering debt. Other European countries have most to lose.  More

Apple has mind-boggling $178 billion in cash to spend

Tim Cook has a lot of money to burn. He could use Apple's cash to buy Disney. Or Amazon and Netflix combined.  More

Greek banks plunge as new government challenges bailout

Greece's banks were slammed Wednesday as the country's new anti-austerity government abandoned commitments made to its international lenders.  More

Big debate: How strong is U.S. economy?

Rove fights back on the notion that Republicans dislike the poor. He and Democrat James Carville debate the strength of the U.S. economy.  More

Apple just posted the best quarter in corporate history

Apple's record iPhone sales helped the company record the biggest corporate profit in U.S. history.  More

Shake Shack IPO heats up

The upscale burger chain now expects to sell shares at a price between $17 and $19 each, up from $14 and $16 previously.  More

Qatar buys London's banking district

Qatar has added to its bulging portfolio of prime London real estate by clinching a deal to buy Canary Wharf, home to several skyscrapers housing the city's biggest banks.  More

China issues scathing report on Alibaba

The Chinese government has released a report accusing Alibaba for failing to battle counterfeits on its shopping sites.  More

Diamonds are getting cheaper. Time to buy?

Prices for rough diamonds are losing their sparkle as a liquidity squeeze starves the industry of much-needed capital. At the same time the souring global economy is putting pressure on spending in the luxury sector.  More

Warning sign: Stocks take nosedive

Big companies are giving big red flags about their profit and sales outlooks for 2015.  More

Yahoo soars on Alibaba spinoff

Shares are up 6% after Yahoo says it will spin off its remaining 15% stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba.  More

Lousy Caterpillar earnings drag market down

Oil's fall is hitting housing and industrial companies like Caterpillar hard, a concerning sign for America's recovery.  More

Winklevoss twins: Bitcoin will explode beyond $1 trillion

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss aren't worried about Bitcoin's recent struggles. They believe the cryptocurrency is the Visa and Mastercard of the future.  More

Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.  More

Bond king: Oil won't go back to $90 this year

Jeffrey Gundlach thinks energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens is wrong about oil rebounding in the coming months.  More

Natural gas prices bounce as blizzard blows

Prices for natural gas are bouncing this morning in New York as a blizzard blasts through the northeastern United States.  More

Europe is on sale for American travelers

Many parts of Europe are on sale now that the euro is at an 11-year low against the U.S. dollar.  More

Can Apple live up to the iHype?

Apple's earnings are expected to be so good that they are distorting the estimated growth rate for the entire S&P 500.  More

Home prices grow at slower pace

The Case-Shiller index of home prices in major U.S. cities shows a continued slowdown, raising concerns about the housing market for 2015.  More

Stock set to open significantly lower

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.  More

S&P cuts Russia's credit rating to junk

The credit ratings agency says Russian bonds are speculative, or junk, as the nation's economy slips towards recession.  More

This Chinese brand is worth more than Alibaba

Sorry, Alibaba. Internet portal Tencent is the most valuable brand in China.  More

Microsoft sales soar for all its non-Windows products

Sales of nearly every non-Windows product were up, helping Microsoft's revenue grow 8%.  More

What blizzard? Stock market stays open

The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq both plan on staying open Monday and Tuesday, despite the massive snowstorm set to slam into the Northeast.  More

4 stocks popping thanks to Snowmageddon

Shares of a generator company, snow plow manufacturer and a salt maker are enjoying the Blizzard of 2015.  More

This money manager is not a fan of Carl Icahn

Ebay and Gannett are two companies that Carl Icahn has targeted. Is it really good for long-term investors?  More

Best dividend stocks to buy now

Philip Morris used to be a 'go to' dividend stock. Not anymore. Here are three better buys.  More

Syriza won, so what's next for Greece?

Syriza's victory in Greek elections has sent a charge of worry through Europe, and puts Greece's economic future in doubt. So what happens next?  More

Barbie-maker Mattel CEO out as sales falter

The struggling toy maker says CEO Bryan Stockton will be replaced by long-time board member Christopher Sinclair.  More

Europe plays it tough with new Greek leaders

Europe's top officials are playing it tough with the new leaders of Greece, saying the country must follow the rules agreed by all countries using the euro.  More

Greek elections: Faces of austerity

Severe spending cuts designed to repair the Greek economy have dealt a heavy blow to its citizens.  More

U.S.-based Bitcoin exchange set to open

Coinbase, which has served as a platform for merchants and Bitcoin users to transact business, set to open first U.S.-based exchange Monday.  More

Greece's new anti-austerity government worries markets

Greek stocks and bonds fall, and the euro dips, after anti-austerity party Syriza sweeps to victory, setting the stage for a clash with its international lenders.  More

Look out: Big week ahead for stock market

Investors get to check Corporate America's pulse as over 140 S&P 500 companies report earnings this week.  More

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day.  More

Is your target-date fund ripping you off?

Target-date funds have become a wildly popular option among those seeking a hands-off approach to retirement investing. But not all of these funds are created equally.  More

Indiana church sues JPMorgan for millions

While the cathedral's money declined, America's biggest bank got rich, the lawsuit claims.  More

2015: The global economy's 'sink or swim' moment

Let's be blunt: The central banks have done all they can, and now it's 'sink or swim' time for the global economy.  More

Oil crash may kill the Texas housing boom

The oil price meltdown is costing thousands of jobs. That means people won't be looking for new homes.  More

McDead? More lousy results from McDonald's

McDonald's sorely needs a turnaround. Look for a simpler and healthier menu soon.  More
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