Yahoo to hold off on Alibaba spinoff

Struggling Web media company Yahoo has decided to forego its spin-off of its $30 billion-plus stake in Chinese e-tailing giant Alibaba, according to a report by CNBC. As a result

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Firearm stocks jump amid gun control talk

Talk of tighter gun control rules is giving a boost to gun stocks. Following the recent spate of mass shootings in California, Paris and other areas, firearms are back in

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Chinese stocks fall 5.5%, other Asian markets down

China’s main stock market index fell more than 5% on Friday after two securities firms said they are under investigation for possible misconduct. The Shanghai composite index closed 5.5% lower

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Post-split HP 2016 forecast on tap

Wall Street is interested to hear from executives Tuesday of both companies that emerged from last month’s split of Hewlett-Packard, when its fiscal year financials are released after the market

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Mega pharma deal boosts biotech shares, but pharma shares trade mixes

The biggest marriage in the drug industry’s history hasn’t provided the type of booster shot to shares of deal participants Pfizer and Allergan, nor has the merger provided a major

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Stocks’ win streak hits six weeks

Stocks ended mostly higher Friday and bond yields spiked after a robust October jobs report increased the odds that the Federal Reserve will finally pull the trigger and raise interest

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Stocks mostly higher as rally rolls on

Stocks are basically higher Friday as the post-correction rally rolls on amid signs U.S. companies will top low third-quarter earnings estimates and the growing belief the Federal Reserve will hold

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Wall Street to give Fed minutes a once-over

The Federal Reserve’s September meeting was notable for what the Fed did not do: raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade, a decision that at the

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SEC accuses NY trading firm of “spoofing”

A New York trading firm and its co-founder have agreed to a more than $1 million Securities and Exchange Commission settlement over profiting from alleged financial market manipulation known as

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Nasdaq turns red for 2015; Dow off 77 points

Stocks climbed out of a deep dive Thursday, but the Nasdaq slid into negative territory for the calendar year as stocks posted their third straight down day. The blue-chip Dow

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Ralph Lauren shares soar as founder steps aside

Shares of Ralph Lauren (RL) soared in Wednesday morning trading, the day after the fashion industry icon announced he was giving up the CEO title at the company that bears

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Tim Cook: Apple is killing it in China

At $116, Apple stock may not be the same buying opportunity it was in late August when shares traded close to $100, but about $19 below its all-time high, and

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Buying Google stocks is a good idea

Google stock has delivered massive gains for investors over the long term, and our contributors believe the online search giant still offers big upside potential. Google stock has delivered massively

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BlackBerry acquires Good Technology for $425M

A string of acquisitions are giving some technology stocks a push, most notably BlackBerry after it scooped up a company specializing in mobile security.  BlackBerry. Shares are up 2.5% in

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Television rises while TV stocks sink

The other day, a senior Facebook executive sent me a link to a New York Times story about the precipitous drop in TV stocks, saying that while he didn’t necessarily

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Apple stock implosion shreds $113.4B

Apple (AAPL) shares are down significantly for the second day Tuesday – bringing investors’ paper losses staggering levels and putting the stock further into correction territory. It’s the stock’s third

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