Some high profile earnings beats by General Electric, Pepsico and Morgan Stanley helped counterbalance the hangover of Wednesday's big tech earnings misses.» Read More
PARIS— Tiny nuclear power plants that could be far cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts could herald the future for an energy industry that has come under scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 16- Sony Corp sold more than 7 million PlayStation 4 units as of April 6 and is struggling to keep pace with demand for the video game console, the company said on Wednesday.
*First-quarter revenue falls 4 pct to $22.5 bln. April 16- IBM Corp reported its lowest quarterly revenue in five years on Wednesday as the company struggles with falling demand for its storage and server products. Total revenue fell 4 percent to $22.5 billion in the first quarter, below analysts' average estimate of $22.91 billion.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 16- Sony Corp has sold over 7 million Playstation 4 video game consoles as of April 6, the company said on Wednesday. In February, the Japanese company said it surpassed its full-year target of 5 million units by the end of March.
Cisco Systems Inc. rose. 6 percent to $23.03 with 30,873,300 shares traded. Comcast Corp. rose 1.6 percent to $49.17 with 20,014,400 shares traded. Facebook Inc. rose 1.1 percent to $59.72 with 76,473,700 shares traded.
NEW YORK— Even as Microsoft prepares for a future dominated by touch-screen devices, it is steering its Windows system to embrace more of the past. As sales of smartphones and tablets grow rapidly, Microsoft reshaped Windows so that PCs came to look, work and feel more like mobile devices. Microsoft responded a year later with Windows 8.1.
April 16- The troubles at BlackBerry Ltd, which fired more than half its staff and lost more than 90 percent of its market value as consumers shunned its smart phones, might have spelled disaster for the company's hometown of Waterloo, Ontario.
Matrix Asset Advisors' David Katz has simple advice for investors: don't time the market, and don't chase momentum stocks when the markets rally.
Facebook's latest moves in mobile have demonstrated how messaging is shifting from SMS texts to full-blown content sharing, including money.
The wireless industry announced a voluntary commitment to include new anti-theft technology on phones starting next year.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 15- Microsoft Corp needs a "data culture" to thrive in the new computing environment, according to Chief Executive Satya Nadella, in his third public appearance in three weeks putting his imprint on the software company.
The Nasdaq staged a more than 2 percent rally back from the brink of correction territory Tuesday in the biggest one day turnaround in five years.
NEW YORK— Intel's earnings fell in the first three months of the year amid a continued slump in the worldwide PC market, but revenue grew slightly because of solid demand for tablet processors and its data center services. Intel Corp. is the world's largest maker of microprocessors, which act as the "brains" of computers.
In the meantime, though, fund managers are buying Diebold Corp, the automated teller machine maker whose stock has underperformed bigger rival NCR Corp since 2009, on signs it may post better returns than NCR this year.
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MINNEAPOLIS— Best Buy's president of U.S. retail stores is leaving the company and his duties will be taken over by the electronics retailer's human resources officer. Best Buy confirmed the change, first reported in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
NEW YORK— Microsoft's new Windows system for smartphones addresses many of the shortcomings in previous versions. Meanwhile, Windows Phone's lack of a central hub for checking notifications from Facebook and other services has been addressed with a new Action Center. The Windows store is getting better and has many popular apps such as Facebook and Netflix.
NEW YORK— Twitter says it has bought its data partner Gnip, which provides analysis of the more than 500 million tweets its users share each day— to advertisers, academic institutions, politicians and other customers.
WASHINGTON— U.S. retail sales in March rose by the largest amount in 18 months, led by strong gains in sales of autos, furniture and a number of other products. The 1.1 percent jump reported by the Commerce Department on Monday was the best showing since September 2012. WASHINGTON— The calendar shows April 15, and you haven't even started on your federal tax return?
BlackBerry Ltd. fell 1.9 percent to $7.14 with 17,696,100 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose 1.7 percent to $22.85 with 35,296,700 shares traded. Facebook Inc. rose. 6 percent to $58.89 with 70,744,500 shares traded.