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Twitter's User Growth Picks Up

WSJ.com What's News US - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 17:06
Twitter said its second-quarter revenue more than doubled and the company saw an uptick in user growth, signaling its efforts to make the short messaging service more appealing to the masses may be bearing fruit.

Twitter Stock Jumps on Soaring Revenue, but Growth Remains a Concern

NYT > Business - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:53
Twitter has demonstrated an ability to extract more ad revenue from each user, and it is adding products that let it sell ads in other companies’ apps.






Amgen Plans Job Cuts

WSJ.com What's News US - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:41
Amgen announced plans to reduce its workforce by up to 15% as part of a restructuring that aims to focus the company's resources on developing new drugs and reducing the number of its locations.

AmEx Posts Higher Earnings

WSJ.com What's News US - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:25
American Express Co.'s second-quarter earnings rose 9%, in part due to a gain on the sale of half of its corporate-travel business, in a quarter that also saw higher spending by card members.

DealBook: Proposed Rules Expose Rifts Among Bitcoin Enthusiasts

NYT > Business - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:18
Bitcoin supporters have had a mixed reaction on whether New York’s planned rules will help legitimize the virtual currency or thwart innovation.






McDonald's to Contest Labor Decision

WSJ.com What's News US - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 15:31
The NLRB told McDonald's it will start allowing workers filing labor complaints to treat the fast-food giant as a "joint employer" with its franchisees.

N.L.R.B. Ruling Holds McDonald’s, Not Just Franchisees, Liable for Worker Treatment

NYT > Business - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 15:25
If upheld, the decision by the National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel could upend employment practices in the fast-food industry and invite unionization.






McDonald’s Says Regulator Rules It Is a ‘Joint Employer’

NYT > Business - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 15:19
McDonald’s Corp. says it has been notified by the National Labor Relations Board that it can be named as a “joint employer” for workers in its franchise-owned restaurants.






U.S.-China Solar Trade War Continues to Escalate

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 15:06
New tariffs handed down by the Department of Commerce will have a big impact on the solar industry.






If Apple Ditches Gorilla Glass, Here's What Happens to Corning

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 15:00
Hint: It wouldn't be as bad as you might think.






IPO Alert: The Company Behind Tesla Motors, Inc.'s Self-Driving Efforts?

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 14:34
Talk about a hot initial public offering storyline! This business partner of Tesla that is about to go public has all the characteristics you need to convince the Street to pay up a pricey valuation.






Financial Frauds: Why Can’t the Banking Industry Solve Its Ethics Problems?

NYT > Business - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 14:22
Scandals keep occurring, even after the financial crisis, raising the uncomfortable possibility that the industry is fundamentally flawed.

3 Key Takeaways From the 2014 Social Security Trustees Report

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 14:05
The latest report from the Social Security program's trustees has some must-know elements for your finances.






Paccar CEO: No Merger Talks With Volkswagen

WSJ.com What's News US - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:58
Paccar Inc. Chief Executive Ron Armstrong dismissed rumors that the maker of Peterbilt and Kenworth-brand commercial trucks in the U.S. is engaged in merger talks with Germany's Volkswagen AG.

Bits Blog: The ‘Sharing Economy’ Goes White-Collar

NYT > Business - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:36
In some ways, the new focus Uber and Airbnb are putting on business professionals is a risky maneuver as regulators have grown increasingly interested in how the services operate.






Ancient Burmese Beauty Balm vs. Modern Cosmetics

NYT > Business - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:35
Thanakha, a paste long prized in Myanmar for its sunblock and aesthetic qualities, is facing a challenge from multinational cosmetic corporations.

Regulator Wants Monitors at Deutsche Bank, Barclays

WSJ.com What's News US - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:34
New York's Department of Financial Services is pushing to install monitors inside the U.S. offices of Deutsche Bank and Barclays as part of an investigation into possible manipulation in the foreign-exchange market.

NSA Concerns Boost Chinese Server Maker

WSJ.com What's News US - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:31
Inspur, a Chinese server maker, is seeking to rival IBM in China, helped in part by Chinese worries about using U.S. gear in the wake of the NSA controversy.

Will Microsoft’s Deals with China Telecom and JD.com Boost Xbox One Sales?

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:50
Microsoft just signed deals with China Telecom and JD.com to launch the Xbox One across China.






European Officials Approve Tougher Sanctions on Moscow

NYT > Business - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:44
The move comes after an agreement with the United States to sharply escalate sanctions, but the measures worried some companies that have major investments in Russia.

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