• Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    American Realty Capital Properties Inc. fell. 2 percent to $13.13 with 12,325,600 shares traded. Apple Inc. rose. 1 percent to $102.25 with 65,878,700 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose. 2 percent to $24.85 with 15,423,100 shares traded.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. fell 2.6 percent to $11.45 with 13,290,700 shares traded. Apple Inc. rose 1.2 percent to $102.13 with 46,357,900 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. was unchanged at $24.80 with 15,324,700 shares traded.

  • UPDATE 5-Alibaba revenue accelerates ahead of IPO Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 5:20 PM ET

    Aug 27- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's revenue accelerated in the second quarter on strong gains in its mobile business, providing investors with what may be the final glimpse of the Chinese e-commerce company's financials before its expected landmark market debut.

  • Alibaba's revenue growth surges in latest quarter Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 2:56 PM ET

    Alibaba's latest quarter ending June 30 was highlighted by revenue of $2.54 billion, a 46 percent increase from last year based on current exchange rates for the yuan. Alibaba Holding Group Ltd. earned nearly $2 billion in the latest quarter, including a one-time gain of $1 billion generated by a reassessment of the company's investment portfolio.

  • VCs 'partying like it's 1999,' says McNamee Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 1:42 PM ET
    Roger McNamee, Elevation Partners

    The sky-high valuations of some tech start-ups have yet to be justified, says investor Roger McNamee.

  • Midday movers: Best Buy, Smith & Wesson & more Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 12:38 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of Wednesday's midday movers:

  • Facebook downgraded     Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    Tony Wible, Janney Capital Markets, has downgraded Facebook citing valuation headwinds, but maintains his price target at $82.50. Wible says Facebook's payments opportunity is unappreciated and could be as big as its ad market.

  • Early movers: TIF, AAPL, T, AGN, PFE, TIVO & more Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 8:13 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Friday.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Square heads for $6 billion valuation: Sources Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 6:28 PM ET
    Twitter Chairman Jack Dorsey

    Payments provider Square is in the process of raising capital at a $6 billion valuation, according to sources familiar with the matter.

  • How Burger King can avoid a brand backlash Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 2:14 PM ET
    A Burger King restaurant in San Francisco.

    Here are key things Burger King needs to focus on to avoid a customer backlash over its proposed Tim Hortons merger, says brand expert Leeann Leahy.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. rose 9.0 percent to $11.75 with 18,098,400 shares traded. Apple Inc. fell. 6 percent to $100.89 with 32,310,800 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose. 4 percent to $24.81 with 16,479,500 shares traded.

  • Here's how you stop a BK from going to Canada Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    Here's how you incentivize companies to do business in the US, not head to Canada like BK, says Michael Yoshikami.

  • 'Madden' scores touchdown...with viral video Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:08 PM ET
    A still image from the "Madden NFL 15: Madden Season" video, by Electronic Arts

    Electronic Arts' latest version of its hit "Madden" football video game launches Tuesday, and it's breaking records for views of its promotional video.

  • Ice to... rice? India's twist to the bucket challenge Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 11:17 PM ET

    First came the Ice Bucket Challenge, and now there's the Rice Bucket Challenge – India's twist on the fundraising campaign that has taken the internet by storm.

  • Balmy Singapore contends with rising protests Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 6:53 PM ET
    A man holds up a placard during the 'Return Our CPF' protest at the Speakers' Corner at Hong Lim Park in Singapore.

    Singapore is synonymous with efficiency and order but rising discontent raises questions about social stability in the tightly controlled city-state.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 6:24 PM ET

    Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc. rose 10.5 percent to $10.78 with 14,301,300 shares traded. Apple Inc. rose. 2 percent to $101.54 with 39,098,300 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose. 2 percent to $24.70 with 18,918,400 shares traded.

  • You'll NEVER believe what Facebook's doing now Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 2:40 PM ET
    The Facebook "Like" sign outside headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

    Facebook makes the announcement via a blog post that it will be cracking down on click-bait on its news feeds, NBCNews reports.

  • Cash in on the lottery with these apps Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 3:48 PM ET
    Screens from the LottoLotto app

    Several new apps such as LottoLotto help lottery ticket holders keep track of winnings and reduce the number of unclaimed tickets.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Apple Inc. rose. 7 percent to $101.32 with 43,141,300 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell 1.0 percent to $24.65 with 22,216,700 shares traded. Facebook Inc. was unchanged at $74.57 with 20,568,200 shares traded.

  • Think mobile sales are hot now? Wait for Christmas Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    Despite the growing importance of e-commerce, digital sales will likely play a larger role over the holiday season than back-to-school.