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US stock indexes fluttered up and down on Thursday - then ended the day a fraction above where they started.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Nasdaq Composite ended at a record high on Thursday, boosted by results-related gains in Comcast, PayPal and Intuit, while the S&P 500 and the Dow were little changed.
Google parent Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft and Intel all report a surge in profits.
(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc on Thursday said revenue from its cloud business, advertising and subscription services rose in the first quarter, helping it beat profit expectations and sending its share
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(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said the head of its self-driving vehicles unit, Anthony Levandowski, will step aside from his role for the remainder of the company's litigation with Waymo
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(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp on Thursday reported quarterly revenue that slightly missed Wall Street estimates as it suffered a sharp dip in sales of its Surface tablets and laptops.
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PARIS/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Thursday it had asked the U.S. Commerce Department for an investigation into alleged subsidies and unfair pricing for Canadian planemaker Bombardier's C
U.S. stock indexes fluttered up and down Thursday, then ended the day a hair above where they started. The slight gains were enough to nudge the Nasdaq composite to another record and the Standard
Dow Jones Industrials High: 21,005.80 Low: 20,935.80 Close: 20,981.33 Change: +6.24 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2388.77 +1.32 NYSE Index: 11,578.52 —14.39 Nasdaq Composite Index: 6
The founder of a German factory automation firm Tesla acquired has been pushed out as relentless CEO Elon Musk seeks to assert control in the march toward production of the all-important Model 3.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp reported quarterly sales that just missed Wall Street's expectations, hurt by a slight cooling in spending growth by customers in its core U.S. market, sending
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) _ Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $5.43 billion. The Mountain View, California-based company said it had net income of $7.73 per share.
Starbucks shares were down 3 percent in after-hours trading Thursday following second-quarter earnings that showed flat same-store sales growth and revenue that didn’t meet expectations.
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Bettors believe that the 2017 NFL Draft will begin with more teams selecting quarterbacks and running backs than the usual, with heavy money on the over for both positions.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump campaigned on an “America First” trade policy of bracing clarity: Renegotiate or abandon NAFTA and crack down on China’s trade practices. Ye
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday: Under Armour Inc., up $1.96 to $21.67 The athletic apparel maker reported higher costs but still beat Wall Street’s e
Amazon.com on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $724 million as sales climbed 23 percent to $35.7 billion.
Amazon.com on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $724 million and revenue of $35.71 billion.
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