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Twitter shares plunge on revenue miss
SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter shares plunged after the company reported first-quarter revenue far below Wall Street estimates and issued a disappointing outlook for the current quarter and for the year.
Twitter Unveils Mixed 1Q Results, Shares Halted After 'Leak'  Fox Business
This Tweet Just Made Twitter's Stock Crash Hard  TIME
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20% of oil supply travels waters where ship seized
The markets shuddered on Tuesday morning on reports that Iranian troops had fired upon and boarded a U.S. oil tanker traveling through the Strait of Hormuz, a strip of water separating Iran from the Arabian Peninsula.
First on CNN: US-flagged ship intercepted by Iranian patrol  CNN
UPDATE 4-Iranian Revolutionary Guards seize cargo ship in Gulf  Reuters
Earnings Suggest Apple (AAPL) is Back to the Glory Days
)'s earnings for the calendar Q1 (Apple's second quarter) were released. At a time when businesses throughout the world were still struggling through the after-effects of the recession, Apple once again blew it out of the water.
Apple Cash Pile Hits Record $194 billion  ABC News
Apple adds yet another title: Largest dividend payer in S&P
Stocks close mostly higher as Fed meets
Stocks cut early losses and closed mostly higher Tuesday as the Federal Reserve began a two-day policy meeting to discuss the economy and interest rates.
U.S. Stocks Advance as Merck, IBM Shares Gain Before Fed Meeting  Bloomberg
Dow, S&P 500 end higher; Nasdaq down with Apple  Reuters
Ford's Profits Dip - but a 'Breakthrough' Is Still Promised
Earns Ford Chris O'Meara/AP Ford (F) is still promising that 2015 will be a "breakthrough year" for profits, but that breakthrough hasn't come quite yet.
Ford Raises North American Forecast Citing F-150 Progress  Bloomberg
Ford Motor Company (F) Earnings Report: Q1 2015 Conference Call Transcript
Confidence in U.S. Ebbs, Catching Up With Spending Slowdown
Ever since December, the collision between cooling consumer spending and buoyant consumer confidence has puzzled economists and investors.
Consumer confidence plunges in April  Pensacola News Journal
US consumer confidence slides in April  Columbia Daily Tribune
US Home Prices Accelerate as Sales Rise
WASHINGTON - Home prices in the United States climbed at a faster pace in February than the previous month, a Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller index found, driven by higher sales and a limited supply of available houses.
Home prices accelerated as sales rise  Finance and Commerce
S&P/Case-Shiller: February 2015  Seeking Alpha
Dollar set to weaken for fifth straight session ahead of Fed, GDP
The U.S. dollar was on track to weaken against the euro and a host of other rivals for a fifth straight session on Tuesday, a day before a widely anticipated reading on gross domestic product, and an updated statement from Federal Reserve policy makers.
Dollar Falls Ahead of Fed Statement  Nasdaq
With economy uncertain, no Fed rate hike is seen before fall  Columbia Daily Tribune
UPDATE 1-US consumer bureau fines Regions Bank for overdraft practices
(Adds comments from CFPB director, Regions spokeswoman). By Sarah N. Lynch. WASHINGTON, April 28 (Reuters) - The U.S. consumer financial regulator on Tuesday fined Regions Bank $7.5 million for charging overdraft fees to customers who had not ...
Regions to pay $7.5M in fine, $49M in refunds for overdraft fees  Birmingham Business Journal
CFPB fines Regions Bank $7.5 million for overdraft fees  Washington Post
This new Amazon store really means business
The retail giant launches Amazon Business, posing a new challenge to chains such as Staples and promising hard-to-find goods ranging from antibodies to industrial deep fryers.
Amazon Launches Amazon Business Marketplace, Will Close AmazonSupply  Forbes
Amazon to expand business-to-business marketplace  Financial Times