Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock, raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent and split its stock for the first time in nine years....
Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook's earnings and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue....
Russian social media CEO quits, flees country
MOSCOW (AP) -- The founder of Russia's leading social media network - a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg - has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made steady inroads into the company's ownership....
US stocks edge lower after a six-day rise
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks edged mostly lower Wednesday, breaking a six-day winning streak, as investors were disappointed by the latest round of earnings from U.S. companies....
Wellness programs grow more popular with employers
That little voice nagging you to put down the cake and lace up the running shoes is increasingly coming from your employer and is likely to grow louder with a looming change under the federal health care overhaul....
Q&A: A French economist's grim view of wealth gap
NEW YORK (AP) -- If you'd like to live in Downton Abbey, the good news is that our economy has entered a second Gilded Age of opulence and elegance....
Spy plane outlasts Cold War, but not defense cuts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and proved crucial a half-century ago when two superpowers were on the brink of nuclear war....
Gay business owners still face challenges
NEW YORK (AP) -- It happens a few times a year: A customer refuses to work with Dave Greenbaum because he's gay....
In an election year memo, James Carville and other political strategists tell Democratic candidates to avoid talking about the economic recovery. The advice comes at a time Democrats are working to maximize turnout, particularly among women, for the fall elections. The strategists say using the economy as a message was tested and beaten by a Republican strategy championed by Karl Rove.
Do you think the Administration decision to delay the pipeline indefinitely was due to environmental concerns or politically motivated concerns?