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Stock Swings Unsettle Investors
When the blizzard blew past Wall Street on Tuesday, the stock market kicked up a storm of its own. U.S. stocks fell Tuesday after disappointing results at blue-chip companies like Microsoft and Caterpillar sparked concerns about the strong dollar's drag on ...
US company outlooks worry investors, sending stocks lower  The Seattle Times
You love a strong dollar and cheap oil. But they're bringing big ...  Washington Post
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Yahoo to Spin Off Its Stake in Alibaba
SAN FRANCISCO - Marissa Mayer, chief executive of Yahoo, said on Tuesday that the Internet company would spin off its 15.4 percent stake in Alibaba, China's leading e-commerce company, into a separate company.
Yahoo sets Alibaba stake spinoff plan, shares jump  Reuters
Will Yahoo's Spin of Its Alibaba Stake Satisfy Starboard?  Wall Street Journal
Consumer confidence up sharply, at highest point since before Great Recession hit
Shoppers, including Kathy Pappas, left, and Alyssa Pappas of West Springfield, look for bargains at the Holyoke Mall on the day after Christmas, December 26, 2014.
Consumers start 2015 confident  News & Observer
Consumer Confidence in U.S. Rises More Than Forecast on Jobs  Bloomberg
AT&T posts $4B loss on expenses, wireless sales up
AT&T, one of the largest U.S. telecom companies, said Tuesday its wireless sales grew nearly 8% in the 2014 fourth quarter but reported a net loss of $4 billion as operating expenses rose.
AT&T results beat Wall Street, shares rise after hours  Fortune
Big Costs Drag AT&T to 4Q Loss, but Revenue up 4 Percent  ABC News
Strong US dollar drags down earnings of key multinational firms
The surging U.S. dollar is inflicting damage on some of the world's biggest multinationals, sending the Dow to a triple-digit loss and raising fresh doubts about the momentum of sales growth for the year ahead.
Dow Jones industrial average falls 291 points after companies report ...
11 stocks pummel the Dow  USA TODAY
The Stock Market's Shock is Surprising
China's slowdown is expected to hit construction-equipment sales at Caterpillar, but that shouldn't come as a surprise. Photo: Reuters.
Caterpillar Hurt By Low Prices  Investor's Business Daily
Caterpillar CEO: Lower oil hits earnings, outlook  CNBC
Obama fires first in coming 'battle royal' over Atlantic drilling
A jogger gets in some exercise on the Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Strand is a 60-mile stretch of coastline. Store.
Obama administration proposes offshore Atlantic drilling  Baltimore Sun
Obama proposes Atlantic oil drilling; parts of Alaska kept off-limits  Los Angeles Times
VMware adj profit beats Street for 8th qtr in a row
Jan 27 (Reuters) - Virtualization software maker VMware Inc's adjusted profit beat the average analyst estimate for the eighth straight quarter due to strong demand for its products that help cut the cost of moving data to the cloud.
VMware's New Tech Shows Promise During Q4, But Shift To Cloud Could ...  CRN
VMware Sales Forecast Misses Estimates in Move to Cloud Software  Businessweek
Amgen profit, sales rise above expectations
Amgen Inc. said fourth-quarter earnings rose about 27%, as sales growth was again driven by key drugs such as cancer therapy Kyprolis and osteoporosis treatment Prolia.
Amgen profit tops expectations on Enbrel sales, tax credit  Reuters
Amgen tops Street 4Q forecasts  Ocala
Juniper Networks profit beats as cost cuts bear fruit
Jan 27 (Reuters) - Network gear maker Juniper Networks Inc reported a better-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit as cost-cutting paid off, sending its shares up 4.4 pct in after-hours trading.
Juniper Shares Jump More Than 5% On Earnings Surprise  Business Insider
Juniper revenue falls on weak demand from telecom companies  Reuters