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  • SAN FRANCISCO— Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining a long list of magnates promising to give away most of the wealth that they amass during their careers. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett and Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison are among more than 120 wealthy people and families who have announced they will give away their fortunes.

  • March 26- Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook is joining the roster of the very rich who are giving away their wealth. Fortune magazine cited the head of the world's largest technology corporation as saying he planned to donate his estimated $785 million fortune to charity- after paying for his 10- year-old nephew's college education. Billionaire financier...

  • FUNDVIEW-Pre-IPO tech fund returns 28 pct in first year Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 4:14 PM ET

    March 26- The first mutual fund giving mom-and-pop investors easy access to the private market for tech startups turned a year old this week, capping a year of big gains and raising the question for would-be buyers: Is this a good deal or a danger? For $2,500, anyone can buy into the $32 million SharesPost 100 Fund, and get a portfolio of roughly 20 tech companies three...

  • Heinz Co, which is controlled by 3 G Capital and Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. His larder already included everything from Burger King's Triple Whopper burgers, Coca-Cola soft drinks and Tim Horton donuts to See's Candies and Dairy Queen icecream Blizzards, as well as such Heinz brands as Tomato Ketchup, Ore-Ida fries, bagel bites and T.G.I. Friday's...

  • March 25- Red Hat Inc, the world's largest commercial distributor of the Linux operating system, reported revenue and profit that beat estimates, as the company benefits from higher demand for open-source software and its cloud-based products. Shares of Red Hat, whose customers include Adobe Systems Inc and Verizon Communications Inc, rose 4.5 percent in...

  • Top CEOs reaped billions from stock market rally Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:56 AM ET
    Howard Schultz, chairman and CEO of Starbucks

    These CEOs saw their annual compensations soar after the financial crisis thanks to stock gains, a Reuters analysis said.

  • BOSTON, March 25- CEOs at large U.S. companies collectively realized at least $6 billion more in compensation than initially estimated in annual disclosures in the five years after the financial crisis first hit, according to a Reuters analysis. About 300 CEOs who served throughout the 2009-2013 period at S&P 500 companies together realized about $22 billion...

  • Beware of technology's 'black ice': Analyst Saturday, 21 Mar 2015 | 11:03 AM ET
     Icy sidewalk

    UBS senior analyst Brent Thill says some hot tech names look good on the surface but could see slippery roads ahead.

  • Cramer: Nike handles strong dollar like a champ Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 6:35 PM ET
    Shopper carrying a Nike shopping bag in New York.

    Jim Cramer highlights why Nike is the model for success in dealing with currency issues.

  • UPDATE 2-SAP sees 2015 profit windfall from weak euro Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 11:32 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, March 20- SAP, Europe's largest software maker, said on Friday it expected the weak euro boost to operating profit growth by up to 14 percentage points, upping its forecast after the currency weakened further in recent weeks. A weak euro makes the German business software maker's products and services more competitive in markets outside Europe.

  • Apigee's filing on Friday comes nearly two months after the successful listing of online storage company Box Inc and a day after Web-hosting company GoDaddy Inc's proposed IPO valued it at up to $2.87 billion. Apigee, whose customers include AT&T Inc, eBay Inc and Adobe Systems Inc, acquired predictive analytics company InsightsOne in January last year.

  • *Indexes up: Dow 1.3 pct, S&P 1.2 pct, Nasdaq 0.9 pct. NEW YORK, March 18- U.S. stocks rallied on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve suggested a less aggressive timeline for raising interest rates even as it opened the door for the first hike in almost a decade. "By lowering its expectations for the pace at which rates will rise, it sent a clear signal that it is in no hurry to...

  • Oracle and Adobe are big market movers Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 4:25 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Oracle Corp., up $1.26 to $44.13. FedEx Corp., down $2.41 to $173.30.

  • US stocks rebound on dovish Fed, with Dow topping 18K Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed sharply higher as investors cheered the Fed's statement that indicated a rate hike would come later rather than sooner.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St surges as Fed statement offers relief Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 3:31 PM ET

    *Indexes up: Dow 1.3 pct, S&P 1.4 pct, Nasdaq 1.2 pct. NEW YORK, March 18- U.S. stocks rallied on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve cut its expected pace of growth and inflation, suggesting a less aggressive timeline for raising interest rates even as it opened the door for the first rate hike in almost a decade. "By eliminating' patient' from its guidance it removed an...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St jumps as Fed statement relieves worries Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 2:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 18- U.S. stocks climbed on Wednesday, reversing course as the Federal Reserve moved a step closer to its much-anticipated first rate hike since 2006 by removing "patient" from its language. "Some may have been fearing a more hawkish Fed, and that explains the rally we're seeing right now," said John Carey, portfolio manager at Pioneer Investment...

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 2:23 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.:. AT&T Inc. fell. 5 percent to $32.75 with 11,356,100 shares traded. Alcoa Inc. fell. 1 percent to $13.05 with 22,015,700 shares traded.

  • *Alibaba shares little changed as lockup expires. *FedEx falls after lower outlook. NEW YORK, March 18- U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday ahead of a highly anticipated statement and news conference by the Federal Reserve later in the session, with the Fed seen giving clearer clues on how soon it plans to tighten monetary policy.

  • NEW YORK— Stocks are falling again in midday trading as traders try to guess when U.S. interest rates will rise. Oracle rose 2 percent after reporting that its software and cloud businesses got stronger. Oil dropped $1.18 to $42.28 a barrel.

  • NEW YORK— The Federal Reserve surprised financial markets on Wednesday with a cautious outlook on the economy, pushing stocks and bonds sharply higher. Investors judged that the tentative tone stuck by the Fed following a two-day meeting meant that interest rates may soon be heading higher, but the pace of any increases will be more moderate than they...