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Source: Courtesy of AlibabaWith the filing of the first documents for its initial public offering (IPO) behind it, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. offered the first view of its size, finances and...
With April finished, it is time to ask which of those two darlings of volatility -- Apple and Amazon.com -- offers interested shareholders a better value now.
The NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index fell nearly 9% between a peak on Jan. 22 and a low on Feb. 5. It jumped 23% over the next three weeks, and then gave it all back and then some through April 15.
Source: courtesy of American AirlinesInvestors like the airlines. First-quarter results, for the most part, were strong, and the stocks are mostly higher for the year. All are up quite a bit from...
The futures price of coffee has basically doubled since early November, leaving one to ask how long can, say, Starbucks go on until it has to boost retail prices. Or Keurig Green Mountain or J.M....
Quarterly results for Abercrombie & Fitch, Bed Bath & Beyond, Family Dollar Stores and Staples suggest they face increasingly difficult business environments. Here is a look at these four...
Source: ThinkstockAround this time of the year, all of us start to wonder if this is the year the Internal Revenue Service will come to audit. Most of us don’t have to worry, really, because we are...
Source: ThinkstockThis is a million-dollar question, literally. Maybe even a billion-dollar question, given all the lobbying money being spent on the debate. The United States has a top corporate...
Source: ThinkstockApril 15 is coming. That means it is tax crunch time. Everybody, short of accountants and CPAs, just loves to hate the U.S tax code. There are many myths about taxes, many of which...
No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. Google was really trading at $581 on Thursday. But don't worry. The stock split into two share classes after Wednesday's close.
It's just not CBS Sports that is a loser if Tiger Woods does not play in the Masters Golf Tournament, though without him ratings will be merely pedestrian. Also losing out are Woods's sponsors.
Mining giant BHP Billiton is working on a plan to spin off its underperforming assets. Shares of some of its competitors were higher Tuesday, as investors speculated the spin-off might prove...
Elon Musk's dream is for Tesla Motors to build about 500,000 cars a year by the year 2020, all powered by lithium ion batteries produced at what is called its Gigafactory. But is that too ambitious?
Tesla Motors won a victory Friday when the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration closed a probe into two fires in its Model S. But the company faces other challenges.
Source: ThinkstockWhen Chinese Internet company Alibaba announced it would hold an initial public offering, the betting in markets around the world was that the IPO would be the most valuable ever,...