• Harvard professor apologizes to Chinese restaurant Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    BOSTON— A Harvard Business School instructor who blasted a Boston- area Chinese restaurant for overcharging him by $4 on a takeout order apologized Wednesday for a lengthy and widely publicized email exchange with restaurant management. Associate professor Benjamin Edelman had threatened legal action and demanded the Sichuan Garden in Brookline...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 19- Nearly a decade after losing a bidding war for device maker Guidant to Boston Scientific Corp, Johnson& Johnson finally has a chance for payback at a multibillion-dollar trial set to begin on Thursday. A federal court judge in New York will hear the case without a jury and decide whether Guidant, through its successor Boston Scientific, should be...

  • The measure is unlikely to become law anytime soon, as Republicans will hold a majority of seats in the Senate after Jan. 1. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, the future Senate Majority Leader, came out strongly against the bill in a Senate speech on Tuesday morning, concerns matched by several hawkish Republicans including former government officials.

  • Nov 14- Activist investor Starboard Value LP disclosed stakes in Yahoo Inc and AOL Inc on Friday, nearly two months after it urged the two companies to merge. Starboard disclosed a 7.7 million share stake in Yahoo and a 1.9 million share stake in AOL. This translates to a 0.8 percent stake in Yahoo and a 2.5 percent stake in AOL, according to Thomson Reuters data.

  • Forget AOL, Yahoo’s real value is in dodging taxes Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 1:56 PM ET
    Yahoo! President and CEO Marissa Mayer delivers a keynote address at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, Jan. 7, 2014.

    Frustration with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is as high ever. Not all of the gripes rank equally.

  • BrightRoll takes Yahoo deal over risky IPO Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 11:05 AM ET
    Tod Sacerdoti, co-founder and CEO of BrightRoll

    Being a publicly traded video ad company is no fun. Just look at Tremor Video and YuMe. That helps explain why BrightRoll took Yahoo's cash offer.

  • Early Movers: BZH, YHOO, AOL, SEAS, AGN, WMT & more Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 8:27 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    These are the stocks posting the largest moves before the bell: BZH, YHOO, AOL, SEAS, AGN, WMT & more.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 12- At least two top-10 Yahoo Inc shareholders are so unhappy with Chief Executive Marissa Mayer's turnaround efforts that they are making a direct plea to AOL Inc CEO Tim Armstrong to explore a merger and run the combined company. Their move follows an activist campaign by hedge fund Starboard Value LP, which is pushing Yahoo to consider a deal with...

  • UPDATE 2-Strong advertising sales boost AOL revenue Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 11:19 AM ET

    Nov 6- AOL Inc reported stronger-than-expected revenue growth as advertisers used the digital media company's automated platforms to buy and sell digital ads. Advertising revenue jumped 18 percent to $473.4 million largely due to a huge uptick in third-party platform sales, where AOL helps advertisers place their dollars on other digital properties.

  • Strong advertising sales boost AOL revenue Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 9:39 AM ET
    Tim Armstrong, chief executive officer of AOL Inc.

    Digital media and entertainment company AOL reported an 11.7 percent rise in quarterly revenue, propelled by strong ad sales.

  • Stock futures turn higher amid US data, Draghi Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 8:56 AM ET

    Wall Street looked set to open lower on Thursday, as caution over the ECB's forthcoming announcement overshadowed record gains on Wednesday.

  • Nov 6- Digital media company AOL Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue as more advertisers used its real-time bidding platform to place ads on third-party websites. AOL, whose businesses include the Huffington Post news website and the TechCrunch blog, is trying to become a hub of digital media buying, which is quickly becoming automated,...

  • Early Movers: GNRC, PRGO, AOL, LB, WEN & more Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 7:57 AM ET

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

  • AOL ad revenue jumps: CEO  Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    Tim Armstrong, AOL chairman & CEO, breaks down AOL's third quarter earnings and discusses the company's fight for ad revenue and focus on growth.

  • Strong advertising sales boost AOL revenue Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 7:05 AM ET

    Nov 6- Digital media and entertainment company AOL Inc reported an 11.7 percent rise in quarterly revenue, propelled by strong advertising sales. Net income attributable to AOL rose to $28.5 million, or 35 cents per share, for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, from $2 million, or 2 cents per share, a year earlier. The company, whose businesses include the Huffington...

  • Why investors will gobble up 1% Apple bonds Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    Here's why investors are going to snap up 1% Apple bonds, says Michael Yoshikami.

  • Growing pains for Time Warner's latest spinoff Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 2:03 PM ET
    Joseph Ripp

    After setting free both AOL and Time Warner Cable, it appeared Time Warner was a master of spinoffs. Time Inc. is proving more difficult.

  • Ad tech firm Simulmedia ties TV spots to purchases Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 5:14 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 31- Advertising company Simulmedia said it can now tie TV commercials to purchases by using data from set-top boxes to help marketers reach specific, more defined audiences. "There is a tremendous appetite in the industry to make your TV advertising smarter and data is a part of that," said Melissa Keller, executive vice president integrated...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 28- It's not often that a White House official gets mocked on both Saturday Night Live and a major daily newspaper before he makes his first public appearance. But Ron Klain's low-profile first week as President Barack Obama's behind-the-scenes Ebola "czar" has become another attack point for a White House struggling to show it's on top of the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 21- Yahoo Inc's CEO is trying to steer investor focus away from the tech company's stagnant revenue and toward achievements and growth prospects that have been flying below the radar. Chief Executive Marissa Mayer spent much of Tuesday's earnings call highlighting improvements in Yahoo's mobile business, the benefits from acquisitions...