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Startup investments totaled $9.47 billion in the first three months of the year, up from $6.01 billion in the first quarter of 2013. It was the highest since the second quarter of 2001, when investments reached $11.5 billion. Since March, shares of companies such as Netflix, Twitter and Facebook have sagged.
Several behemoths, including Apple, the largest U.S. company by market value, as well as Microsoft, McDonald's and AT&T, are due to report earnings.
NEW YORK— The future of Aereo, an online service that provides over-the-air TV channels, hinges on a battle with broadcasters that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court next week. For as little as $8 a month, Aereo subscribers in New York and 10 other markets can watch shows live or record them using Aereo's online digital video recorder.
Netflix was upgraded to "buy" at Pacific Crest. Analyst Andy Hargreaves, says the stock pulled back and the company's earnings potential has gone up.
The $9.4 billion Fidelity Select Biotechnology Fund plunged 11.75 percent during the first 14 days of April. That put the fund near the bottom among nearly 3,800 U.S. mutual funds tracked by Lipper Inc. Only six funds performed worse, but they had less than $100 million in assets each.
Headlines after the bell Wednesday: GOOG, AMEX, IBM
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*Coca-Cola and Johnson& Johnson rally after results. *Tesla and Netflix slide, but Twitter jumps after deal. NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. stocks ended a volatile session higher on Tuesday, lifted by gains in such blue-chip names as Coca-Cola and Johnson& Johnson, though persistent weakness in momentum names limited the Nasdaq's advance.
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, April 15- U.S. stocks ended higher after a volatile session on Tuesday, lifted by gains in Coca-Cola and Johnson& Johnson, though weakness in Apple, Tesla and Netflix limited the Nasdaq's advance. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 89.32 points or 0.55 percent, to end unofficially at 16,262.56.
NEW YORK— Stocks managed to close with modest gains on Wall Street after a day of up-and-down trading. Johnson& Johnson rose 2 percent after its income rose. Toll Brothers and other homebuilders fell after a measure of the industry's confidence in the housing market remained low.
April 15- Calling the stock market downdraft a correction contained to technology may be both optimistic and premature. Last week was the worst for the tech-heavy Nasdaq index since June 2012, and though all major U.S. indices finished the week lower the most striking losses were among shares which had enjoyed very strong upward momentum.
Stocks jump, fall, then rise. The whipsaw action has recently become commonplace among major indices.
NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday as early gains evaporated when momentum shares once again lost ground, overshadowing a jump in Coca-Cola and Johnson& Johnson after their quarterly earnings. Tesla Motors Inc fell 5.5 percent to $187.25 and NetFlix Inc dropped 4.5 percent to $316.82 to rank among the worst performers in the Nasdaq 100 index.
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.
Although pay-TV industry was down in 2013, it is expected to rebound throughout the next five years. Subscriptions are expected to grow annually.
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