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  • July 17- Credit card processor Alliance Data Systems Corp bumped up its full-year earnings forecast for the second time this year after posting a better-than-expected second-quarter profit, helped by strong sales in its customer loyalty programs business.

  • WASHINGTON/ MOSCOW, July 16- President Barack Obama imposed the toughest U.S. sanctions yet on Russia, striking at the heart of Vladimir Putin's powerbase by targeting companies closest to him over what Washington says is Moscow's failure to curb violence in Ukraine.

  • Twitter hit with age discrimination lawsuit Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:33 PM ET
    The Twitter logo is displayed on the facade of the company's headquarters in San Francisco.

    A former Twitter employee claims he was fired despite having received performance reviews that met or exceeded expectations, SFGate reports.

  • Microsoft poised to trump Yahoo in key area Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    Yahoo received more bad news on Tuesday on top of its worse-than expected second-quarter results with reports that it's about to be usurped by Microsoft.

  • *Vietnam coastguard says rig being moved toward China's Hainan island. *Hanoi demands China keep rigs out of Vietnamese territory. Its movement toward Hainan is also likely to be welcomed by Washington, which had criticized China's decision to put the rig in waters disputed with Vietnam, calling it a "provocative" act.

  • *JPMorgan, Goldman shares rally after earnings. NEW YORK, July 15- U.S. stocks pulled back on Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and her fellow Fed policymakers raised concerns about "substantially stretched valuations" in some sectors. Facebook shares tumbled 1.1 percent to $67.17.

  • *JPMorgan, Goldman shares rally after earnings. NEW YORK, July 15- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and her fellow Fed policymakers raised concerns about "substantially stretched valuations" in some sectors.

  • Porn sponsors & eSports not a match made in gaming Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 1:15 PM ET
    Visitors cheer for international teams during the tournament of the computer game 'League of Legends' on May 8, 2014 in Paris.

    After a streaming porn site offered to sponsor competitive gaming, many gaming groups indicated the sponsorship could violate policies.

  • YOUR MONEY-What should be in your "death" file Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 10:59 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 15- After helping a girlfriend through the messy, tangled finances left in the wake of a parent's death, John Kerecz had a message for his own mom and dad: Get your paperwork in order.

  • Microsoft to overtake Yahoo in global digital ad share Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 10:24 AM ET

    July 15- Microsoft Corp is expected to surpass Yahoo Inc for the first time in the $140.2 billion worldwide digital advertising market, according to estimates by research firm eMarketer released on Tuesday.

  • Early movers: JPM, GS, JNJ, LO, TWX, TWTR & more Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 8:09 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

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

  • AIRSHOW-Russian participants urged to quit UK air show Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 3:55 AM ET

    Unlike previous years, when Russian military displays have been some of the main attractions, Russia has no military hardware on display at Britain's Farnborough Airshow after it was dragged into an East-West diplomatic row over Ukraine. Britain snubbed Russia last week by not inviting any of its government officials to the biennial air show.

  • FIFA’s World Cup final breaks social media records Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 5:29 PM ET
    Angela Merkel celebrates with the German national team after their World Cup win

    The final World Cup match was the biggest social event ever for Facebook.

  • CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., July 14- Overcoming two months of delays, a Space Exploration Technologies' Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Monday to put six small commercial communications satellites into orbit for ORBCOMM Inc.

  • LinkedIn co-founder on next big tech to watch Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 3:04 PM ET
    Reid Hoffman, speaking on June 12, 2014.

    Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and PayPal, discusses what he thinks could soon send shockwaves through the tech sector.

  • Charles River Ventures raises $393 mln for new fund Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 12:34 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 14- Charles River Ventures, the venture firm known for backing Twitter from its earliest days, said it has raised $393 million for its latest fund. The new fund is Charles River's first raised with the bulk of its investing team based in California's Menlo Park rather than Boston, where the firm was founded, partner Jon Auerbach said in a blog post.

  • *Chinese e-commerce giant files for most anticipated IPO since Facebook. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, which powers 80 percent of all online commerce in the world's second-largest economy, is expected to raise more than $15 billion, and could top the $16 billion pulled in by Facebook Inc when it listed in 2012..

  • *Tencent, JD.com tie-up sharpens e-commerce challenge. SHANGHAI, March 17- Alibaba's dominance of online retail in China faces its biggest-ever challenge as the firm founded by Jack Ma in an apartment 15 years ago lines up a U.S. initial public offering that could value the firm at around $140 billion.

  • TAKE A LOOK-Farnborough International Airshow Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 5:21 PM ET

    July 11- Suspense over the appearance of America's newest combat jet, a diplomatic chill between the West and Russia and the re-launch of an Airbus jet with a surprise tweak in its name have made the Farnborough Airshow one of the least predictable for years. >Farnborough on tenterhooks over F-35, Airbus jet revamp.

  • Twitter's 'easy fix'     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 11:22 AM ET

    Discussing the growth outlook for both Facebook and Twitter, with Ben Schachter, Macquarie senior Internet analyst, and Aaron Kessler, Raymond James, senior Internet analyst.