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Market Wrap: U.S. Stocks Have Best Week in Nearly 2 Years

Graham Crouch/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesMicrosoft CEO Satya Nadella in New Delhi last month, spoke about plans to build more data centers in India to support cloud-based computing. Its cloud offerings are a big reason Microsoft beatShow More Summary

ZeekRewards Founder Charged in $850 Million Scam

AP file/Chuck BurtonIn this Feb. 28, 2013 photo, the closed office of Zeekler Corporation is shown in Lexington, N.C. CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A North Carolina man that prosecutors say masterminded an $850 million Internet-based Ponzi scheme...Show More Summary

FTC Bans Diet Pill Seller from the Weight-Loss Business

kurhan/Shutterstock The maker of a line of diet supplements sold at the nation's largest pharmacies with the false promise that the pills would magically make users slender (they didn't) was banned -- at least, for now -- from selling...Show More Summary

Amazon Quarterly Earnings: By the Numbers

AP/Ross D. Franklin Amazon's (AMZN) growth ambitions led to a big operating loss in the quarter that ended Sept. 30. Despite a 20 percent jump in revenue to $20.6 billion, Amazon's spending on product development, original video content,...Show More Summary

Nokia Quarterly Earnings: By the Numbers

Shutterstock Nokia (NOK) swung to a profit in the third quarter as Networks revenue jumped 13 percent. Profits from July through September more than quadrupled from a year ago, soaring to $959 million, mostly due to a one-time tax-related gain. Show More Summary

UPS May Hike Charges for Holiday Package Surges

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images By Nick Carey CHICAGO -- United Parcel Service (UPS) may charge major customers more for a surge in late, unplanned packages or turn down the business if it threatens disruptions during the peak holiday season,...Show More Summary

As Multiplexes Slump, IMAX Thinks Big, and Grows Bigger Americans aren't going to the movies the way we used to. There were 1.34 billion multiplex tickets sold in this country last year. That's a big number, but attendance has generally been shrinking since peaking at 1.58 billion in 2002. Show More Summary

New Home Sales Rise in September, but August Pace Cut

Keith Srakocic/AP By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- Sales of new U.S. single-family homes rose to a six-year high in September, but a sharp downward revision to August's sales pace indicated that the housing recovery remains fragile. The...Show More Summary

Evenflo Recalls Infant Car Seats to Fix Sticky Buckles

Getty Images DETROIT -- Evenflo is recalling more than 202,000 rear-facing infant seats because the buckles can become difficult to unlatch. The recall affects Embrace 35/9999 models with an AmSafe QT1 buckle. Documents posted by U.S. Show More Summary

Ford 3Q Earnings Lower, but Still Beat Street Estimates

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images By Bernie Woodall and Ben Klayman DETROIT -- Ford Motor's third-quarter earnings fell 34 percent but beat Wall Street expectations on a strong showing in North America even as revenue fell due to the cost...Show More Summary

How Much Billionaires Really Spend Each Month

Kathy Willens/APTexas entrepreneur Sam Wyly at U.S. District Court in New York last May. By Robert Frank | @robtfrank Being rich is getting expensive. Just ask Sam Wyly and Anne Dias Griffin. Court filings related to different cases involving Wyly and Griffin offer a rare look into the real spending habits of billionaire families. Show More Summary

Ebola in New York: Will U.S. Stocks Follow Europe Lower?

Bryan Thomas/Getty ImagesA health alert is displayed Thursday at the entrance to Bellevue Hospital in New York City. By Leslie Shaffer | @LeslieShaffer1 The diagnosis of an Ebola case in New York sent U.S. futures into a tizzy, spurring...Show More Summary

Amazon's Huge Loss Makes Holidays a Question Mark

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images By MAE ANDERSON NEW YORK -- Amazon's trademark smile icon is becoming more of a grimace. The world's largest online retailer reported a wider third-quarter loss than analysts expected and gaveShow More Summary

BlackBerry's New Phone Is Square, Hip and Surprisingly Hot

Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty ImagesBlackBerry executive Sunil Lalvani shows off the new Passport. A new smartphone was launched on the market to much fanfare recently. It promised a host of new features, came in a new size and was powered...Show More Summary

Will Rising Profits Help GM Cruise Past Its Recall Fiasco?

General MotorsThe 2014 Chevrolet Silverado was a strong seller for GM, without the incentives that the model has needed in recent years. General Motors (GM) reported a third-quarter profit that beat estimates Thursday, thanks in part to strong U.S. Show More Summary

AT&T Quarterly Earnings: By the Numbers

Richard Levine/Alamy Although AT&T's (T) revenue was up for the quarter that ended Sept. 30, 2014, it was up less than analysts expected, as subscribers opted to plug into the network with their own phones. Analysts have worried that AT&T's option to allow consumers to bring their own devices might result in a glut of phones in the market. Show More Summary

How to Salvage Shrunken T-Shirts and More -- Savings Experiment

#fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-739636{display:none;}.cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-739636, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-739636{width:570px;display:block;} Sometimes we waste money by assuming used or worn items should be tossed. Show More Summary

Boeing Quarterly Earnings: By the Numbers

Lisa Werner/Alamy The earnings trend for Boeing (BA), North America's largest jet manufacturer, continued its upward climb Thursday, beating analysts' estimates on earnings per share. Revenues grew by 7 percent and earnings by 17 percent...Show More Summary

One Simple Act Can Protect You From Credit Card Fraud

Eric Audras/PhotoAlto By Matt Schultz Fourteen times a day. That's how often the average Facebook (FB) user with a smartphone checks the social network, according to a 2013 International Data Corp. study commissioned by Facebook. Add...Show More Summary

Mortgage Rates Continue Slide for Fifth Straight Week

Keith Srakocic/AP WASHINGTON -- Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates continued to slide this week, raising prospects of a wave of consumers refinancing their loans. The 30-year mortgage fell further below 4 percent. Mortgage company...Show More Summary

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