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  • Sept 15- Sidecar, a ride-sharing startup which competes with on-demand car services such as Uber and Lyft, said it raised $15 million from existing and new investors, including Virgin Group founder Richard Branson. Existing investors Avalon Ventures and Union Square Ventures also participated in the funding round, the company wrote in a blog post.

  • Risk in start-ups is 'excessive' now, says VC Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    Yet another high-profile Silicon Valley venture capitalist is warning investment in the tech world could be getting a bit ahead of itself.

  • Risky investments for Silicon Valley?     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    Michael Santoli, Yahoo! Finance Senior Columnist, and the "Squawk Alley" team discuss comments by venture capitalist Bill Gurley that the VC community is taking on an excessive amount of risk right now.

  • General Motors Co, Honda Motor Co, which owns Acura, and other automakers are working with traditional suppliers and startup firms. Tech giants Google, with its pioneering work on driverless cars, and Apple, which is working with automakers to embed greater connectivity in their cars, are accelerating the change.

  • AMSTERDAM, Sept 15- Beneath the low beams of a converted warehouse in Amsterdam lives a company with many of the attributes of a Silicon Valley startup, except that at less than a year old it has zero venture capital and says it is already making enough money to sustain itself.

  • General Motors Co, Honda Motor Co, which owns Acura, and other automakers are working with traditional suppliers and startup firms. Tech giants Google, with its pioneering work on driverless cars, and Apple, which is working with automakers to embed greater connectivity in their cars, are accelerating the change.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8:20 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 8:20 AM ET

    Scotland faces range of options, risks if it breaks from UK Dollar General launches hostile, $9.1 billion bid for rival discounter Family Dollar China's Li promises more open economy amid complaints about anti-monopoly crackdown US stockpiles at wholesale level likely to show gain in July, reflecting stronger sales Britain and France get top economic portfolios in new EU Commission, Dane as antitrust chief Lufthansa cancels 140 flights in latest pilots' strike; more than 15,000 passengers affected Former Danish economy minister Vestager to take over as Europe's powerful antitrust chief Merkel: Germany favors going ahead with implementing new EU sanctions against Russia German startup incubator Rocket Internet announces public listing this year

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 8 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:57 AM ET

    Scotland faces range of options, risks if it breaks from UK Dollar General launches hostile, $9.1 billion bid for rival discounter Family Dollar China's Li promises more open economy amid complaints about anti-monopoly crackdown US stockpiles at wholesale level likely to show gain in July, reflecting stronger sales Lufthansa cancels 140 flights in latest pilots' strike; more than 15,000 passengers affected Former Danish economy minister Vestager to take over as Europe's powerful antitrust chief Merkel: Germany favors going ahead with implementing new EU sanctions against Russia German startup incubator Rocket Internet announces public listing this year Spanish banking titan Emilio Botin dies of heart attack, led financial group Banco Santander

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 7:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:45 AM ET

    Scotland faces range of options, risks if it breaks from UK Dollar General launches hostile, $9.1 billion bid for rival discounter Family Dollar China's Li promises more open economy amid complaints about anti-monopoly crackdown US stockpiles at wholesale level likely to show gain in July, reflecting stronger sales Lufthansa cancels 140 flights in latest pilots' strike; more than 15,000 passengers affected Former Danish economy minister Vestager to take over as Europe's powerful antitrust chief Merkel: Germany favors going ahead with implementing new EU sanctions against Russia German startup incubator Rocket Internet announces public listing this year Spanish banking titan Emilio Botin dies of heart attack, led financial group Banco Santander

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 7:33 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:33 AM ET

    Scotland faces range of options, risks if it breaks from UK Dollar General launches hostile, $9.1 billion bid for rival discounter Family Dollar China's Li promises more open economy amid complaints about anti-monopoly crackdown US stockpiles at wholesale level likely to show gain in July, reflecting stronger sales Lufthansa cancels 140 flights in latest pilots' strike; more than 15,000 passengers affected Former Danish economy minister Vestager to take over as Europe's powerful antitrust chief Merkel: Germany favors going ahead with implementing new EU sanctions against Russia German startup incubator Rocket Internet announces public listing this year Spanish banking titan Emilio Botin dies of heart attack, led financial group Banco Santander

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 7:23 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:23 AM ET

    Scotland faces range of options, risks if it breaks from UK Dollar General launches hostile, $9.1 billion bid for rival discounter Family Dollar China's Li promises more open economy amid complaints about anti-monopoly crackdown US stockpiles at wholesale level likely to show gain in July, reflecting stronger sales Lufthansa cancels 140 flights in latest pilots' strike; more than 15,000 passengers affected Former Danish economy minister Vestager to take over as Europe's powerful antitrust chief German startup incubator Rocket Internet announces public listing this year Spanish banking titan Emilio Botin dies of heart attack, led financial group Banco Santander Venezuelan annual inflation reaches 63 pct in August as currency troubles make goods scarce

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 5:08 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 5:08 AM ET

    Venezuelan annual inflation reaches 63 pct in August as currency troubles make goods scarce Patriot Coal Corp. warns hundreds of mine workers in W.Va. layoffs could occur Apple unveils smartwatch, mobile payment system in biggest expansion since death of Steve Jobs Global gloom: Pew survey finds widespread dissatisfaction with economic performance Global stocks lower amid worries about possible US rate hike, weak Chinese growth and Scotland US job openings remained near a 13- year high in July, while total hiring jumps Owner of Trump casinos in Atlantic City files for Chapter 11, threatens to close Taj Mahal Spanish banking titan Emilio Botin dies of heart attack, led financial group Banco Santander German startup incubator Rocket Internet announces public listing this year TransUnion: US auto loan debt per borrower, late-payment rate increased in 2 Q

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:38 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 4:38 AM ET

    Venezuelan annual inflation reaches 63 pct in August as currency troubles make goods scarce Patriot Coal Corp. warns hundreds of mine workers in W.Va. layoffs could occur Apple unveils smartwatch, mobile payment system in biggest expansion since death of Steve Jobs Global gloom: Pew survey finds widespread dissatisfaction with economic performance Global stocks lower amid worries about possible US rate hike, weak Chinese growth and Scotland US job openings remained near a 13- year high in July, while total hiring jumps Owner of Trump casinos in Atlantic City files for Chapter 11, threatens to close Taj Mahal Spanish banking titan Emilio Botin dies of heart attack, led financial group Banco Santander German startup incubator Rocket Internet announces public listing this year TransUnion: US auto loan debt per borrower, late-payment rate increased in 2 Q

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 4:29 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 4:29 AM ET

    Patriot Coal Corp. warns hundreds of mine workers in W.Va. layoffs could occur Apple unveils smartwatch, mobile payment system in biggest expansion since death of Steve Jobs Global gloom: Pew survey finds widespread dissatisfaction with economic performance Asian stock markets sink after Wall Street decline, fall in Japanese machinery orders Venezuelan annual inflation reaches 63 pct in August as currency troubles make goods scarce US job openings remained near a 13- year high in July, while total hiring jumps Owner of Trump casinos in Atlantic City files for Chapter 11, threatens to close Taj Mahal Spanish banking titan Emilio Botin dies of heart attack, led financial group Banco Santander German startup incubator Rocket Internet announces public listing this year TransUnion: US auto loan debt per borrower, late-payment rate increased in 2 Q

  • Can the 'sharing economy' boost local tax revenue? Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    A Favor Delivery worker

    Critics say disruptive new services like Uber and Lyft can hurt tax revenues, but one start-up says it's creating jobs and boosting local sales tax.

  • Future of headphones & wireless audio     Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 11:23 AM ET

    Kevin Lee, Sol Republic CEO, discusses the next wave in music services and the launch of their new campaign with Olympian Michael Phelps called "Music Made Me Do It."

  • Meet fashion's 'bow-wonder'     Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 6:43 AM ET
    Moziah Bridges

    Moziah Bridges, Mo's Bows founder, and Daymond John, "Shark Tank" co-star, discuss how the twelve-year old built his successful business, starting at the tender age of nine.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:07 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    Reports of cease-fire deal in Ukraine lift global markets, but tech tugs down US Federal Reserve survey finds economy expanding at moderate pace across US in past 2 months Despite higher joblessness, Europe surpasses US in keeping prime-age adults in the workforce Behind Big Macs, a hidden drama over corporate control and franchising Booming crossover SUV, truck sales bring deals on cars as auto sales rise again in August CVS changes corporate name, stops tobacco sales in drugstores nearly a month early Samsung launches 2 new phones, virtual reality headset ahead of Apple announcement Shares of iPhone maker Apple fall after rival Samsung unveils new phones Regulators require more high-quality assets at banks to help avoid another market crisis Google's ambitious health startup Calico teams with biotech drugmaker AbbVie in R&D venture

  • AP Top Financial News At 6:07 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    Tech stocks drag Wall Street lower Fed survey finds moderate growth across the US Europe's job market has strengths the US doesn't Behind Big Macs, a drama over corporate control Booming crossover SUV sales trigger car discounts CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early Samsung kicks off battle for holiday spending Apple shares fall after Samsung unveils new phones Regulators set rules meant to ward off bank crisis Google's health startup forges venture with AbbVie

  • AP Top Financial News At 6 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 5:58 PM ET

    Tech stocks drag Wall Street lower Fed survey finds moderate growth across the US Europe's job market has strengths the US doesn't Behind Big Macs, a drama over corporate control Booming crossover SUV sales trigger car discounts CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early Samsung kicks off battle for holiday spending Apple shares fall after Samsung unveils new phones Regulators set rules meant to ward off bank crisis Google's health startup forges venture with AbbVie