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Nintendo Reports Loss on Shaky Wii U Sales

NYT > Business - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 03:45
Nintendo Co. sank to a worse-than-expected loss for the fiscal first quarter on lagging Wii U video-game machine sales.






China Investigating Microsoft for ‘Monopolistic Behavior’

NYT > Business - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 23:27
An announcement by the state antimonopoly agency confirmed that Microsoft was under scrutiny, and said that officials had conducted surprise visits to company offices across China.






As Sanctions Pile Up, Russians’ Alarm Grows Over Putin Tactics

NYT > Business - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:28
Fears are that the festering turmoil in Ukraine and the new round of sanctions announced Tuesday will damage the economy to the extent that ordinary Russians feel it.






Asian Stocks Up

WSJ.com What's News US - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 22:23
Asian stocks were higher as investors digested earnings news from Japan and South Korea, and ahead of key data in coming sessions.

Business Briefing: Pickle-Shaped Tower Put Up for Sale in London

NYT > Business - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 21:54
The Norman Foster-designed tower nicknamed the Gherkin for its distinctive shape, is expected to generate worldwide interest.

DealBook: The New Bazaar: Online Shopping Catches On in India With Buyers and Global Investors

NYT > Business - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 21:48
E-commerce in India is attracting buyers in a society where Internet access is increasing, and international investors are starting to take note.

DealBook: As Talks Falter, Bond Default by Argentina Appears Likely

NYT > Business - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 21:47
Argentina is likely to default on billions of dollars of bonds on Wednesday as talks between both sides appeared to break down.






DealBook: Trulia Co-Founder Rows Across Ocean as Company Is Sold to Zillow

NYT > Business - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 21:27
Sami Inkinen is rowing across the Pacific Ocean with his wife, meaning that he missed most of the negotiations involving the sale of his company to Zillow.






New York City Imposes a Used-Car Repair Rule

NYT > Business - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 21:05
The city is requiring dealers that sell vehicles that have been recalled for safety defects to handle the repairs.

Economic Scene: Income Inequality And the Ills Behind It

NYT > Business - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:05
An argument can be made that the accumulation of income at the top of the success pyramid is not the nation’s main problem and little can be done about it anyway.






McGraw Hill Financial Results Top Views

WSJ.com What's News US - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 19:40
McGraw Hill Financial said growing demand for bond grades issued from its Standard & Poor's Ratings Services unit drove a 15% growth in second-quarter profit.

Business Briefing: Amgen Plans Job Cuts and Plant Closings

NYT > Business - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 19:35
The drug maker said it would cut up to 15 percent of its work force and close plants in a series of moves aimed at reallocating resources as it prepares to introduce new medicines.






Advertising: Fear Lurks in Boys & Girls Clubs Ad

NYT > Business - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 19:32
The nonprofit after-school program for children has turned from using celebrity alumni in its public service ads to a campaign that hints at the dangers they could face.






ESPN Disciplines Commentator

NYT > Business - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 19:26
Stephen A. Smith was suspended for a week for comments in the wake of Ray Rice’s suspension that suggested women should avoid provoking men into assaulting them.

Deutsche Bank, UBS in Dark-Pools Probe

WSJ.com What's News US - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 19:05
UBS and Deutsche Bank have been sucked into a widening investigation into alternative trading platforms.

More Financial Struggles for DreamWorks Animation

NYT > Business - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 19:04
The company also disclosed an inquiry by the Securities and Exchange Commission into the write-down tied to the film “Turbo.”






In Prepaid Cards, Fortune Eludes the Famous

WSJ.com What's News US - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:47
Suze Orman, Magic Johnson and Lil Wayne are among the celebrities who have shuttered or scaled back prepaid-card ventures, as they struggle to compete with plain-vanilla cards issued by big banks.

DealBook: After Insider Trading Scandal, Steven A. Cohen’s Firm Still Has Strong Gains

NYT > Business - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:39
The billionaire investor’s revamped firm, Point72 Asset Management, generated a profit of nearly $1 billion for the first half year of this year.






Square Feet: Brooks Sports Moves New Home Closer to Trails

NYT > Business - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:37
The shoe and apparel company is relocating into an energy-efficient building on Lake Union in Seattle.

4 Tricks to Boost a Credit Score

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:30
There are some creative methods we can use to boost a credit score.






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