Think patent wars are only being fought – and won – by consumer technologies like Vringo, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNG) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)? Think again. While the Vringo patent war with Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) and the Apple infringement case against Samsung may have been the world’s highest-profile patent litigation conflicts (and most covered by the media), patent infringement....more>>>
After reporting a record quarterly profit of $5.2 billion, Well Fargo’s (NYSE: WFC ) CEO John Stumpf and CFO Tim Sloan walked investors through the bank’s various segments and answered several questions.
While Wells Fargo’s management team doesn’t receive the same level of press as the executives at Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase, Stumpf and Sloan....more>>>
The euro took a knock after the German constitutional court said the European Central Bank’s plan to buy bonds of struggling eurozone states appeared to breach EU law.
LONDON (CNNMoney) Six German judges cast doubt Friday on the legality of one of Europe’s main weapons in its battle to save the euro.
Germany’s constitutional court, in a split ruling, said....more>>>
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If you like rollercoasters, you’ve probably loved the past month on the stock market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI ) has climbed to a new peak, fallen off a cliff, gone round and round, and finished just about where it started.
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Today the ride continued, with the Dow and S&P 500 (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC ) rising....more>>>
The S&P 500 entered this week on a six-day winning streak. Now the benchmark index has lost ground for two consecutive days for the first time since the last two days of October. Does this statistically irrelevant losing streak portend doom?
The S&P 500 fell 0.2% to 1,787.87 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 0.1% to 15,967.03, ending....more>>>
The stock market has been partying. As we move into the New Year, the market is still celebrating the Fed’s modest tapering move, notes Mary Anne and Pamela Aden, editors of The Aden Forecast.
More important, it means the Fed’s not removing the punch bowl…The easy money party will continue and the stock market likes that.
This suggests the economy is indeed improving....more>>>
Latin America’s soccer obsession slowed June business travel, fueling a decline in airline stocks.
Delta Air Lines (DAL) is leading the pack after reporting traffic figures for the past month; its shares are down 5.5%. American Airlines (AAL) also is off 5%, and United Continental Holdings (UAL) is off 6.4%. Domestically-oriented airlines fared better, but....more>>>
With shares of Boeing (NYSE:BA) trading around $129, is BA an OUTPERFORM, WAIT AND SEE, or STAY AWAY? Let’s analyze the stock with the relevant sections of our CHEAT SHEET investing framework:
T = Trends for a Stock’s Movement
Boeing is an aerospace company. It focuses primarily on engineering, information technology, research and development, test and evaluation, technology....more>>>
Deere (NYSE: DE ) reported earnings last week, but it was the guidance for the rest of the year that drove the stock down about 7%. The company reported record earnings and 9% sales growth, but it lowered guidance for the full year from 6% sales growth to just 5%. As my colleague Rick Munarriz notes, if you read between the lines, it seems that management is predicting a gradual slowdown....more>>>
DELAFIELD, Wis. (Stockpickr) — Short-sellers hate being caught short a stock that reports a blowout quarter. When this happens, we often see a tradable short squeeze develop as the bears rush to cover their positions to avoid big losses. Even the best short-sellers know that it’s never a great idea to stay short once a bullish earnings report sparks a big short-covering rally.
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Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant wants more cities to adopt her hometown’s new $15 minimum wage. SEATTLE (CNNMoney) Kshama Sawant has gone from Occupy Wall Street to occupying Seattle City Council.
Now, fresh off Seattle’s historic passage of a $15 minimum wage, the self-described Marxist is ready to make it a national fight.
Sawant — whose full....more>>>
Comfort is the main criterion for an athlete before choosing any apparel. So, the athletic-apparel giants are constantly innovating more and more new products to create a niche in customers’ hearts. Founded in 1996 by Kevin Plank, Under Armour Inc. (UA) is an American sports clothing and accessories company. This Baltimore-based company develops sportswear, casual apparel, footwear and a number....more>>>
Raymond James (RJFS) says wealth management guru Sallie Krawcheck will be the keynote speaker at its 20th annual Women’s Symposium set for mid-October in St. Petersburg, Fla.
“Sallie Krawcheck is an extraordinary woman, and we value her leadership in the financial services industry,” said Nicole Spinelli, director of Raymond James’ Network for Women Advisors, in an....more>>>