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A Plan to Make Chromebooks More Secure Could Change the Industry

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 20:00
Changes to the underlying code for Chrome OS reveal a plan to use physical security to users’ benefit.






NLRB to Review Northwestern's Appeal of Student-Athletes' Union Decision

WSJ.com What's News US - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:59
The National Labor Relations Board has agreed to review Northwestern University's request to overturn a decision that declared its scholarship football players employees who can unionize.

Microsoft Corporation Crushes Fourth-Quarter Earnings Targets; Shares Rise

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:56
Microsoft is getting traction for its cloud computing and consumer products operations, leading to strong fourth-quarter earnings. Shares rose 2.5% on the news.






United Stumbles as Others Soar

WSJ.com What's News US - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:29
First-quarter results for American Airlines and Southwest soared, while JetBlue's profit narrowed sharply and United delivered a wider loss.

Bank of America Names President of Strategic Initiatives

WSJ.com What's News US - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:25
Bank of America Corp. named its chief risk officer, Terry Laughlin, to the newly created role of president of strategic initiatives, overseeing efforts to simplify work flow and reduce complexity at the bank.

Plug Power Offering Shows Demand for Tech

WSJ.com What's News US - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:14
Fuel-cell maker Plug Power sold more shares than planned in a stock sale Thursday, showing continuing investor demand for some smaller technology companies despite recent turbulent trading.

Mining Companies Conserve Cash

WSJ.com What's News US - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:12
A slump in spending by mining companies is running longer and deeper than expected, hitting hard equipment suppliers like Caterpillar.

Foreclosure Errors Top Reported Rate

WSJ.com What's News US - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:09
A consulting firm that scoured major U.S. banks' foreclosure files was finding far higher rates of error than regulators reported when they abruptly ended the review last year.

Big Changes for the 2015 Toyota Camry

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:05
The Motley Fool reports from New York on the changes to Toyota's top-selling sedan.






Why McDonald's Stabilization Plan Will Boost Sales

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:00
McDonald's reported another lackluster quarter this week. But management's current approach may gain traction later this year.






Polaris Industries Sales Soar, but This Stock Is Still No Harley-Davidson

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:00
Fast sales growth can't make up for low quality of earnings and a high stock price.






FDA Approves HPV Test That Could Be Used Instead of Pap Smear

WSJ.com What's News US - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:48
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the first DNA test for human papillomavirus, or HPV, that could be used instead of the Pap test in a cervical-cancer screening program.

MSA Safety's Dividend Announcement Will Tell You the Real Story

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:45
Cold, hard cash tells a story that management may not be able to verbalize.






2 Corporate Titans Resisting Definition: Will Tomorrow's Mega-Companies "Do Everything?"

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:34
Wal-Mart and Amazon.com used to have straightforward business models -- not anymore. Supervalu shares retreat after Wednesday's surge






Inside Valeant Pharmaceuticals' Bid for Allergan

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:30
Here’s why this pharmaceutical megamerger seems like a good deal for both companies.






Why Shares of Penn National Gaming, Inc Plunged Today

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:30
Is this meaningful or just another movement?






Get Ready for E-Cigarettes to Light a Fire

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:30
The FDA surprises the industry with level-headed proposed regulations that should benefit the e-cigarette segments of Lorillard, Reynolds American, and Altria -- though e-cig opponents are sure to be fired up.






Earnings Roundup: Aetna, Inc. Continues the Medicaid Winning Steak

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:30
Aetna (AET) joined United Healthcare (UNH) and Centene (CNC) in reporting robust first quarter sales and profit growth tied to rising Medicaid enrollment.






Sarepta's Still a Gamble, Even With FDA Reversal

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:30
Will Sarepta finally get approval for eteplirsen?






What You Should Know About Gilead's Sovaldi And Johnson & Johnson's Olysio

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 18:30
Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) Olysio and Gilead's (GILD) Sovaldi posted blockbuster run rates in the first quarter, but sales could soon be challenged by AbbVie (ABBV), Bristol-Myers (BMY), and Merck (MRK).






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