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Riggio Reduces Barnes & Noble Stake

WSJ.com What's News US - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:41
Barnes & Noble's chairman and largest shareholder, Leonard Riggio, again trimmed his holdings in the struggling book retailer, selling about $64 million in the stock Wednesday.

Wall Street Is Choppy on Mixed Earnings Reports

NYT > Business - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:40
Positive economic data was seen in the number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits; however company earnings failed to inspire investors.






These 3 Tech Stocks are Plunging

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:39
Shares of Google, IBM, and Travelzoo are disappointing investors on Thursday.






Why SanDisk Corporation Shares Soared

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:38
Is this meaningful or just another movement?






Ukraine Tensions May Benefit Commodities Bulls

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:28
Recent tensions Ukraine have faded from the headlines in the last few weeks, but these events should not disappear from the radar of investors, as there is little reason to expect a clear resolution anytime soon.






Pepsi Earnings Beat Expectations

WSJ.com What's News US - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:21
Pepsi's said its first-quarter profit climbed 13% as growth in the snack-foods operations and lower costs masked another weak period from its beverage business.

Why Brookfield Infrastructure Partners Is a Better Investment Than Duke Energy

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:20
Duke Energy is one of the largest, safest, and best utilities in America, yet in most key metrics investors care about, Brookfield Infrastructure Partners has it beat.






Initial Jobless Claims Up 0.7%, Still Near Pre-Recession Levels

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:18
After the previous week's stellar report, the latest data continue to point to longer-term labor-market improvements.






Is Electronic Arts Inc. Ready to Be Crowned The King of Games?

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:05
One huge hit won't make EA the dominant gaming company, but it can't hurt.






Wynn Resorts Ltd. Earnings: How Now, Macau?

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:02
Macau has kept Wynn climbing, but how long can the good times in the Asian gaming capital last?






App Makes It Easier to Spot and Dispute Questionable Payment Transactions

NYT > Business - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:01
BillGuard helps users track activity across all their credit and debit card accounts and makes approving or contesting a charge as simple as a swipe.

Earnings Storm Leaves Dow Flat as UnitedHealth Group, IBM Plunge

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:01
Earnings season continued to have a big impact on the Dow, with crosscurrents leaving the stock market only modestly lower.






Why KFC is Bringing Back the Double Down

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:00
The chicken chain is taking a page from the McDonald's playbook and bringing back one of its most hyped sandwiches back for a limited time.






Can Natural Gas Help Intrexon Take the Lead in Isobutanol Development?

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:00
Synthetic biology is tackling low-cost natural gas as a feedstock for chemical production. What are the risks associated with such an approach?






Walmart to Offer Customers New Way to Transfer Money Between Stores

NYT > Business - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:59
Fees for the service will be $4.50 for up to $50 transferred and $9.50 for amounts above that, up to $900.






The Blackstone Group L.P. Watches Net Income Jump 30% to $814 Million

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:52
Blackstone Group reported its net income rose $186 million year-over-year in the first quarter of this year thanks to impressive results from its private equity line of business.

DuPont Profit Tumbles Despite Growth

WSJ.com What's News US - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:50
DuPont Co. said its first-quarter earnings fell 57% as the chemicals and agricultural-products company reported that growth in most of its businesses was offset by harsh weather and shifts in agriculture.

General Electric's Revenue and Profit Fall After NBCUniversal Sale

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:48
On the surface, General Electric's results look disappointing, but after the sale of NBCUniversal the business looks stronger than ever.






Stocks Turn Mostly Higher

WSJ.com What's News US - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:46
Most stocks erased early declines and turned higher Thursday after upbeat manufacturing data.

Why SolarCity Corp. Is Ready to Rebound

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:45
Does this analyst make a good case? Or from is it just more noise Wall Street?






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