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Yahoo shares jump; company to spin off Alibaba stake

Yahoo shares rallied 7% late Tuesday after the company said it would spin off its remaining $40 billion stake in Alibaba into a separate entity.vStock in the new investment company

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Stocks end up, Dow flat after Greek vote

Stocks ended higher Monday, with the Dow basically flat, as investors grappled with the consequences of a victory for Greece’s anti-austerity Syriza party in general elections. Both the S&P 500

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Halliburton profit up but warns on oil price drop

Oilfield services giant Halliburton posted stronger fourth quarter revenue and earnings Tuesday, but warned that slumping crude oil prices had weakened its outlook for 2015. The company said revenue rose

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China Economic Growth Is Slowest in Decades

China’s economic growth slowed to 7.4% in 2014, downshifting to a level not seen in a quarter century and firmly marking the end of a high-growth heyday that buoyed global

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Verizon earnings up off ‘healthy’ demand

Verizon shares dipped slightly after its third-quarter earnings per share missed estimates. However, the telecommunications giant reported double-digit growth off “healthy” demand for broadband and wireless services. The company reported

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China shares plunge 8% on margin trade curbs

Chinese shares plunged about 8% Monday after the country’s securities regulator imposed margin trading curbs on several major brokerages, a sign that authorities are trying to rein in the market’s

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Chipmaker Intel posted fourth-quarter earnings per share Thursday

Earnings per share of 74 cents surpassed estimates of 66 cents, according to S&P Capital IQ. Its sales of $14.7 billion were in line with expectations and up 6% over

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Apple patent approval sends GoPro stock sliding

GoPro shares dove Tuesday after Apple received a slew of patents, including one suggesting it could get into the sports camera business. Included among several patents granted by the U.S.

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Copper’s collapse tarnishing mining, metals stocks

Crude oil isn’t the only commodity getting trashed these days.  A collapse in copper prices on the London Metal Exchange

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By one measure, stock valuations at ‘post-war high’

Is the high-flying U.S. stock market more expensive than you think? You bet it is — if you measure it

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Facebook, China and dividend payers boost global tech

Yet Facebook’s significant move up wasn’t the biggest stock-market hit among the world’s 20 most valuable tech firms. Year-end stock

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Dow up about 200: S&P 500 looks to end skid

Stock prices are up sharply Wednesday following the worst-three session start to a new year since 2008 amid rising hopes

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