Yahoo Vows to Encrypt All Its Users’ Personal Data

Yahoo is expanding its efforts to protect its users' online activities from prying eyes by encrypting all the communications and other information flowing into...

Dow Jones Industrial Average Hits 16,000 For First Time, Standard & Poor’s 500 Hits...

The Dow Jones Industrial Average cleared 16,000 for the first time, CNBC reported, as investors remained optimistic about ongoing stimulus from the Federal Reserve...

Apple Demands Samsung Pay $380 Million For Copying iPhone, iPad Features

Apple demanded Wednesday that Samsung Electronics pay it $380 million for copying vital iPhone and iPad features, as a billion-dollar patent fight between the...

What an American-US Airways Merger Means for You

American Airlines and US Airways have cleared the last major hurdle to merging, but it will be several months — if not years —...

Dow Jones Average Reaches Another Record High

The Dow Jones industrial average rose to another all-time high on Wall Street Monday. The market edged higher from Friday, when it got a lift...

Smartphones Seen Tripling to 5.6 Billion by 2019

The number of smartphones is forecast to triple to 5.6 billion globally by 2019, accounting for more than 60 percent of cellphones. Sweden's Ericsson AB,...

Twitter Stock Slides On 2nd Trading Day

Twitter's stock is retreating on its second trading day after the popular short messaging service saw a huge first-day pop in what turned out...

Stocks Sink On Fed Worries, But Twitter Surges

Twitter popped, but the rest of the market dropped. Twitter wowed investors, surging 73 percent on its first day of trading. The broader market, however,...

DIGITS: Fed Up, but Not Tuning Out

If there's one word that describes how Americans feel about politics these days, it's "negative." Majorities disapprove of Congress and the president and say...

Twitter Set for Public Stock Debut on NYSE

Twitter's public stock debut, set for Thursday morning on the New York Stock Exchange, has been carefully orchestrated to avoid the glitches and eventual...

United Allowing Wider Use of Electronic Devices

United Airlines is allowing passengers to use portable electronic devices throughout domestic flights. The move by United, the world's biggest airline, matches new policies at...

Dow And S&P 500 Indexes Are Back At Record Highs

Stocks rose in early trading Wednesday, sending major indexes back to record highs, as traders anticipated that the Federal Reserve will keep up its...

American Airlines Gets OK for Electronic Devices

American Airlines has received federal approval for passengers to use personal portable electronic devices from gate to gate. Fort Worth-based American says Tuesday was the...

T-Mobile Says Free Data Offer Applies to All

T-Mobile says its offer of free data for tablet owners is just that — free. The wireless carrier launched its free data for life offer...

Futures Rise as Blackberry Scotches Deal

U.S. stock futures rose Monday and major U.S. averages appeared ready to test record or multi-year highs again this week. Volume was muted however, with...

Poll: Twitter Faces Skeptical Investors

Twitter faces skepticism from potential investors and the broader public ahead of its initial public offering, according to an Associated Press-CNBC poll released Monday. Some...

Spirit Airlines Mulls Tying Fees to Flight Demand

The complex world of airlines fees might soon get even more confusing. The fees fliers pay to check a suitcase or pick a more desirable...

Dow Jones Industrial Average Closes at Record High

The Dow Jones industrial average is closing at a record high as investors expect the Federal Reserve to keep up its economic stimulus program. The...

Office Depot Israel in Big Debt

A court has issued a stay of proceedings against Office Depot in Israel on Friday, 21 Cheshvan 5774. The court order resulted after a...

NYSE Holds ‘Successful’ Dry Run for Twitter IPO

The New York Stock Exchange says its test run of Twitter's initial public offering on Saturday was a success, as the exchange takes pains...

Average US Rate On 30-Year Mortgage At 4.13 Percent

Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages dropped this week to their lowest levels in four months, a positive sign for the housing recovery. Mortgage buyer...

S&P 500 Index Falls After 4 Days Of Record Closes

A four-day streak of record closes ended for the Standard & Poor's 500 index Wednesday after Caterpillar reported weak earnings and falling oil prices...

Retailers Agree To Let Shoppers Know When Companies Track Their Smartphones

Eight companies have agreed to measures that will let shoppers nationwide know when retailers are using their smartphones to track their movements through a...

S&P 500 Closes at Record for Fourth Straight Day

The prospect of more economic stimulus from the Federal Reserve is pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index to a fourth consecutive record close. Whirlpool,...

Yahoo Again Tops Google In US Web Visitors In Sept

For the third month in a row, more Americans visited Yahoo’s websites than Google’s, according to comScore Inc.‘s Internet traffic data for September. The research...

S&P 500 Pushes Further Into Record Territory

Strong earnings from big U.S. companies helped push the Standard & Poor's 500 index further into record territory Friday. General Electric, Morgan Stanley and Google...

Google Stock Crosses $1,000 Mark After Earnings

Strong third-quarter results have sent Google shares past the $1,000 mark for the first time. Shortly after the markets opened Friday, Google Inc. shares jumped...

Microsoft Releases Windows 8.1 Upgrade, Addressing Some Gripes People Had With Windows 8

Microsoft released its long-awaited Windows 8.1 upgrade as a free download Thursday. It addresses some of the gripes people have had with Windows 8,...

US Stock Market Reaches All-Time High

The stock market is closing at an all-time high a day after Washington reached a deal to avoid a U.S. default. The Standard & Poor's...

Coke Exec: Diet Coke Under Pressure

Diet Coke, the country’s No. 2 soda, may be losing some of its pop. During a conference call with analysts Tuesday, a Coca-Cola executive noted...

Big U.S. Airlines Are Putting The Squeeze On Passengers By Cramming ‘Slimline’ Seats In...

It's not your imagination. There really is a tighter squeeze on many planes these days. The big U.S. airlines are taking out old, bulky seats...

Wall Street Rallies As Threat Of US Default Eases

You can almost hear Wall Street exhaling. The Dow Jones industrial average soared more than 300 points Thursday after Republican leaders and President Barack Obama...

Average US 30-Year Mortgage Rate at 4.23 Pct.

Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages were little changed this week, staying near their lowest levels in three months. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday...

JetBlue To Let Customers Pool Loyalty Points

JetBlue says it will let family members and other customers pool their frequent-flier points. The airline says it will be the only U.S. carrier to...

T-Mobile To Eliminate International Data Fees

T-Mobile is eliminating fees for using data and texting services in more than 100 countries and capping charges for international voice calls. Starting Oct. 31,...