MasterCard, the world's second-largest credit card network, reported a higher fourth-quarter profit as more people choose card payments over cash.
United Parcel Service reported fourth-quarter earnings below analysts' estimates and set a weaker-than-expected profit forecast for 2013.
Dow Chemical reported a quarterly net loss on Thursday due to large restructuring charges and falling sales of specialty plastics and chlorine.
Disastrous cyber-war attacks that could be life threatening are not far off if the government and businesses do not take action soon.
Even after Canada-based Blackberry launched it's anticipated line-up of revamped smartphones and their surprise name change, investors were unimpressed as its stock slumped 12 percent.
For the last four months, Chinese hackers have persistently attacked The New York Times, infiltrating its computer systems and getting passwords for its reporters and other employees. The New York Times reports.
In 2012, more people used Facebook on their mobile devices than on the desktop, a challenging transition that CEO Mark Zuckerberg navigated through successfully.
The social media giant reported earnings and revenue that beat expectations but its operating margin fell sharply. The stock bobbed between positive and negative after-hours.
Americans now owe an average of $27,253 in student loans as the delinquency rate has increased by more than 47 percent since 2005, according to a new report.
The average secondary market Super Bowl XLVII ticket price is $2,800. Two days ago, it was $2960, and yesterday it was $2,795. The only consistent thing about the ticket price is its volatility.
Banking analyst Dick Bove may have changed firms but he hasn't altered his rosy view of the banking industry.
The Federal Reserve, saying economic growth had "paused" in recent months, announced Wednesday it will continue its $85 billion monthly bond buying and hold interest rates near zero until unemployment falls to at least 6.5 percent.
A mortgage analyst says, "The thought is that there are a bunch of homeowners on the fence who haven't refi'd who will all jump in thinking they will miss out. The theory is 100 percent nonsense."
RIM's Hail Mary pass, its bet-the-farm phone, is finally here. And guess what? It's lovely, fast and efficient, bristling with fresh, useful ideas, says the NYT's David Pogue.
Relying on the wealthiest taxpayers can turn into budget turmoil when the market slides, according to analysts.
Every year the Super Bowl is always just as much about ads as it is about football, but this year half the Super Bowl ads will include Twitter hashtags in their game-time spots.
RIM introduced its Blackberry 10 operating system on two new handsets Wednesday and it announced it changed its name to Blackberry.
Boeing reported earnings that beat expectations, and said its 2013 forecast "assumes no significant financial impact" from the grounding of its 787 passenger jet.
Negative economic growth in the fourth quarter provided a scary headline to start Wednesday's trading but probably little else in market impact.
The cast of voting members on the Fed's policy committee is changing, but Ben Bernanke will likely retain a solid majority for his drive to keep interest rates low well into the future despite critics who worry about the risks.