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American Realty Capital Properties Inc Earnings: Massive Change Is Underway

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:30
American Realty Capital Properties Inc Earnings beat the expectations of Wall Street and the results reveal the dramatic transition the company has undergone.






3 Reasons American International Group Stock Could Rise

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:27
Here's why AIG shares may continue to trudge higher in 2014.






5 Things Chesapeake Energy Corporation’s Management Wants You to Know

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:25
Everything you need to know from Chesapeake Energy Corporation’s second quarter conference call.






StanChart Could Face U.A.E. Legal Action

WSJ.com What's News US - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:16
Standard Chartered may face legal action in the U.A.E. brought by clients whose accounts will be closed by the bank after it was fined for alleged lapses in anti-money-laundering controls, the U.A.E. central bank said.

ConAgra Foods Earnings: A Shifting Market and Elevated Costs Combine to Weigh on Results

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:15
ConAgra's earnings were dealt a pair of body blows from sagging sales in its key segment, as well as bloated costs resulting from its huge acquisition.






Family Dollar Rejects Dollar General Bid

WSJ.com What's News US - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:05
Family Dollar rejected a $9 billion takeover offer from rival Dollar General, pointing to antitrust concerns and reaffirmed its support for its deal with Dollar Tree.

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Serves Up Solid Results

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:04
Popeyes' revenue may have come in light, but its long-term story still holds.






U.S. Jobless Claims Fall, Bolster Labor Market Outlook

NYT > Business - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:02
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell slightly more than expected last week, pointing to a sustained improvement in labor market conditions.






The Coming Social Security Crisis Explained in Plain English

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:02
According to current projections, the main Social Security trust fund is likely to be depleted sometime between 2029 and 2059.






5 Things Herbalife Ltd.'s Management Wants You to Know

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:01
Five of the most important quotes from Herbalife's most recent earnings call.






U.S. Jobless Claims Fall

WSJ.com What's News US - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:01
New applications for unemployment benefits fell last week to levels that haven't been seen regularly in eight years, the latest sign of an improving labor market.

DealBook: Family Dollar Rejects Takeover Bid by Dollar General

NYT > Business - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:00
Instead, Family Dollar Stores is holding firm to its earlier $8.5 billion merger deal with Dollar Tree, arguing that it poses far less antitrust risk.






3 Reasons BHP Billiton Ltd Stock Could Rise

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:00
BHP Billiton is among the world's largest miners, providing the raw materials that make modern life possible — and it's getting better every day.






Disney Unveils New ‘Star Wars’ Game for Mobile Devices

NYT > Business - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:00
In addition to the game, Star Wars: Commander, the company plans to roll out a new animated television movie and a related TV series in October.

Is It Time to Buy CSX Stock?

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 08:48
The railroad company has done a good job, but it has also lagged behind its competition. Will CSX bounce back?






Hyundai Union Workers to Stage Partial Strike

WSJ.com What's News US - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 08:44
Unionized workers at Hyundai Motor decided to partially walk off the job Friday, threatening to disrupt output at South Korea's largest auto maker for a third straight year.

Fresh Data Reflect Anemic Growth in Eurozone

NYT > Business - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 08:20
A survey from Markit Economics of purchasing managers showed that the bloc’s output barely edged up this month in both services and manufacturing.






You’re the Boss Blog: The True Price of Customer Service

NYT > Business - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 08:01
With business getting better, the stress level from working overtime has increased, and I am starting to experience something I might call “value conflict.” We want to give the customers great service, but we also don’t want to burn out our people.

Sears Posts Loss as Sales Fall Again

NYT > Business - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:50
Sears Holdings Corp., owner of Sears department stores and the Kmart discount chain, reported its ninth straight quarterly loss as sales continued to shrink.

Can the Apple, Inc iWatch or Moto 360 Make Smartwatches a Success?

Today's top headlines from The Motley Fool - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 07:30
Despite a lot of buzz from the media, is there really a big enough market for smartwatches to warrant all the hype?






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