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McDonald's picks new leader
After months of pressure at the top, McDonald's has named a new CEO. Don Thompson, 51, the current CEO and 25-year McDonald's veteran, will retire effective March 1. He will be replaced by Steve Easterbrook, 48, who was most recently senior vice ...
McDonald's Replaces CEO Thompson With Lieutenant After Slump  Bloomberg
McDonald's Shakeup: CEO Don Thompson Is Stepping Down  NBCNews.com
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Fed Raises Assessment of Economy While Staying Patient on Rates
An idled pump jack, once used to extract crude oil, on Jan. 21, 2015 near Ridgway, Illinois. Photographer: Scott Olson/Getty Images.
Fed upbeat on US economy, cites strong job gains  Reuters
Fed will stay 'patient' on interest rate increase  SFGate
Zuckerberg has his Tim Cook moment
On a conference call with Wall Street analysts on Wednesday, Zuckerberg shot back against a question related to Facebook's efforts in poor, unconnected countries.
Facebook's earnings: Internet do-gooderism and ad gobbledygook  Fortune
Facebook Says Video Is Big, as Daily Views Exceed 3 Billion  Bloomberg
Boeing Posts Strong Quarterly Results
Boeing Co. reported a 19% increase in quarterly profit, and executives predicted that orders for its fuel-efficient jets will remain strong in 2015 despite concerns that falling oil prices could hamper demand.
Boeing tops 4Q forecasts but tamps down 2015 expectations  HeraldNet
Boeing 4th-qtr profit surges; sees cash rise in 2015  Reuters
US stocks decline as energy slump, Fed overshadow Apple rally
NEW YORK - U.S. stocks fell Wednesday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to its biggest two-day loss in a year, as energy shares plunged and concern grew about international risks to the American economy and weakness in multinational ...
Market Wrap: Stocks End Lower After Fed Statement, Oil Drop  DailyFinance
Stocks fade as oil dips, Fed gives investors pause  Arizona Daily Star
US Air Force awards $383 mln launch deal to Boeing, Lockheed venture
WASHINGTON Jan 28 (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force on Wednesday awarded a $383 million contract for more launch services to United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp, bringing the total value of the contract to $4.08 ...
Boeing 747-8 selected as new presidential aircraft  TheNewsTribune.com
US Air Force Selects Boeing 747-8 as New Air Force One  Aviation International News
Samsung Boosts Dividend as Profit Beats Estimates on Chips
(Bloomberg) -- Samsung Electronics Co. raised its dividend and posted fourth-quarter profit that beat analysts' estimates as demand for memory chips softened the impact from a smartphone business losing sales to Apple Inc. and Xiaomi Corp.
Samsung Electronics fourth-quarter profit down 36 percent on year, in line ...  Reuters
Samsung's 4Q earnings drop 27 percent, beats forecast  Washington Post
FAA Declares Super Bowl XLIX A 'No Drone Zone'
Going to the Super Bowl? Enjoy the game! But leave your drone at home says the Federal Aviation Administration. In a 15-second clip posted to YouTube on Wednesday, the FAA urges Super Bowl XLIX attendees to declare the game as a ´┐ŻNo Drone Zone.
Super Bowl is a 'no drone zone'  Fortune
Leave drones at home during Super Bowl, FAA says  WXYZ
Qualcomm posts good quarter, but weaker forecast
Qualcomm President Derek Aberle displays a LG G Flex 2 smartphone that contains Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 chip at a press event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for the 2015 International CES on Jan. 5 in Las Vegas.
Chipmaker Qualcomm hit by Apple surge  Financial Times
QUALCOMM Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (QCOM)  WKRB News
Senators urge GM to extend ignition fund deadline
Washington - Two U.S. senators on Wednesday urged General Motors Co. to extend its Jan. 31 deadline to file claims for injuries and deaths linked to its delayed recall of 2.6 million Chevrolet Cobalts, Saturn Ions and other cars with faulty ignition switches.
GM Rejects Senators' Plea to Extend Deadline for Victims' Fund  Bloomberg
GM Rejects US Senators' Request to Extend Compensation Claim Deadline  Wall Street Journal