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Google Hit by Expired R&D Tax Credit

WSJ.com What's News US - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 17:57
First-quarter corporate earnings are getting clipped after Congress allowed a key tax credit to expire at year-end. Google is among the latest to cite the expired research-and-development tax credit for affecting its financial results.

Lawsuits Over Lululemon Pants Are Deemed Too Flimsy

WSJ.com What's News US - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 17:49
A U.S. judge has dismissed lawsuits that accused Lululemon Athletica Inc. and some executives of defrauding shareholders by concealing quality issues of yoga pants that were deemed too transparent.

Three Beam Executives to Resign Ahead of Suntory Takeover

WSJ.com What's News US - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 17:21
Beam Inc. disclosed Friday its chief financial officer and two other executives have announced their intention to resign as the company nears its merger with Suntory Holding.

Your Money: The Re-education of a Brash Young Stock Picker

NYT > Business - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 17:12
Despite all his success picking stocks, Randy Kurtz now mostly buys index and exchange-traded funds for his clients.






3 Dividend Paying Stocks: Let’s Go Shopping For Malls

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 16:52
CBL Properties (CBL) owns a mall close to my home. It’s not my favorite mall (like Phipps in Atlants) but it’s convenient. The problem with this CBL mall though is it’s a dud.






Why Fox Might Not See an Immediate Payoff From ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 16:06
Amid a new trailer for “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” three Fools take to the Internet to assess the business prospects for Fox’s mutant franchise.






Rite Aid Is on the Right Track

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 16:00
After struggling for years to keep up with major rivals Walgreen and CVS Caremark, Rite Aid seems to have found a formula that works.






Why PepsiCo Is Better as a Single, Diversified Company Rather Than Two Separate Companies

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 15:55
There is no hard and fast rule when it comes to deciding between diversification and focus. I find PepsiCo a better company as a diversified one.






3 Dow Dividends That Shouldn't Go Overlooked

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 15:30
AT&T, Verizon, and Chevron provide high dividend yields and have businesses that will be around for decades.






U.S. Delays Decision on Keystone XL Pipeline

NYT > Business - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 15:24
The State Department will wait to decide whether to allow construction of the pipeline until it has a clearer idea how legal challenges to the route through Nebraska will be settled, sources said.

3 Easy Ways to Spring Clean Your Finances

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 15:03
Spring is an ideal time to clean your closets, your garden beds, and, yes, your financial clutter.






For Soda Makers, Sales of Soft Drinks Continue to Lose Their Fizz

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 15:00
Soda makers are busy managing their declining sales of soft drinks as consumers continue to associate better health with lower soft-drink consumption.






Which Retailer Will Win the Battle for Frugal Consumers?

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 15:00
While the recent financial results of dollar-store operators have been outstanding, don’t be fooled. Wal-Mart will remain the king of retail, as dollar stores don’t boast economic moats that competitors can't breach.






The Latest Turnaround in Teen Retail Could Be Underway

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 14:51
The teen apparel market remains a tough market to navigate for investors, but this company is headed in the right direction.






Barnes & Noble Is Doomed, Even Its Chairman Is Abandoning Ship

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 14:50
On Wednesday, Barnes & Noble reported that its chairman cut his stake in the company by 3.7 million shares. Here's why you'd be wise to follow suit.






McDonald's Corporation Earnings: Will the Golden Arches Ever Grow Again?

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 14:47
The fast-food giant has been under pressure for a long time. Can it recover?






Judge Says AMR Can't Cut Retiree Benefits

WSJ.com What's News US - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 14:38
A bankruptcy judge ruled that former American Airlines parent AMR Corp. doesn't have the unilateral right to terminate benefits to about 46,930 retirees.

Travelers Companies Earnings: Are Storm Clouds Looming?

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 14:28
The insurance company has had a great year, but could the good times be coming to an end?






AT&T Inc. Earnings: Will Price Wars Crush Growth?

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 14:21
Fears of a devastating price war could spell trouble for AT&T. Find out more here.






In Case You Missed It: GlaxoSmithKline Just Had a Phenomenal Week!

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 14:15
Marred by bribery claims, GlaxoSmithKline shareholders may not be aware of how impressive of a week the company had from a regulatory and clinical standpoint.






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