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Yahoo shares jump; company to spin off Alibaba
LOS ANGELES - Yahoo shares rallied 7% after the company said it would spin off its remaining $40 billion stake in Alibaba into a separate entity.
Yahoo sets Alibaba stake spinoff plan, shares jump  Reuters
Investors Cheer Yahoo's Spinoff Of Alibaba Stake Into New Investment Company  Forbes
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Wall Street falls 1 percent on earnings; Apple rallies late
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed more than 1 percent lower on Tuesday as disappointing results from a number of bellwether companies pointed to weakening conditions, while an unexpected decline in durable goods orders also weighed on ...
US company outlooks worry investors  Charlotte Observer
US company outlooks worry investors, sending stocks lower  The Seattle Times
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
AT&T CEO hints at over-the-top mobile video service  CNET
Caterpillar Hurt By Low Prices
5 Shares dived 7% after weakness in sales to miners and oil drillers outweighed construction gains. Caterpillar's (NYSE:CAT) EPS fell 14.6% to $1.35 on a 1% fall in Q4 sales.
Caterpillar CEO: Lower oil hits earnings, outlook  CNBC
UPDATE 4-Caterpillar warns of 2015 sales hit from falling oil price  Reuters
US says 9.5 million people enroll for 2015 Obamacare insurance
(Reuters) - More than 9.5 million people have signed up for 2015 individual health insurance on the new exchanges created under the national healthcare reform law, the U.S.
Obama Administration on Track to Surpass Health Care Goal  ABC News
HHS says 9.5 million are enrolled in Obamacare, more than its November estimate (blog)
Local home prices rose 6 percent over the year
Home prices in the Seattle area were down in November for the third month in a row, but they remained up for the year, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city index released Tuesday.
Case-Shiller: Home prices in Dallas show strong gains  Dallas Business Journal
Home prices in 20 US cities rose 4.3% in Nov, S&P/Case-Shiller data shows  America Herald
Virginia's jobless rate falls to lowest since October 2008
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia's jobless rate fell to 4.8 percent in December, marking the state's lowest unemployment rate since October 2008, state and federal officials said Tuesday.
Westchester County Has One of the Lowest Unemployment Rates in the Hudson ...
Consumers start 2015 confident!
WASHINGTON - A closely watched index of consumer confidence soared in January, rising to its highest reading in more than seven years, the Conference Board reported Tuesday.
consumer confidence jumps to 7 �-year high  CNBC
US consumer confidence jumps to 7 �-year high in January  Coos Bay World
UPDATE 1-Amgen profit tops expectations on Enbrel sales, tax credit
(Adds analyst comment, 2015 forecast, sales details). By Bill Berkrot. Jan 27 (Reuters) - Amgen Inc on Tuesday reported higher-than-expected fourth-quarter profit, driven by strong sales of its blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug Enbrel and a tax credit.
Amgen profit tops expectations on Enbrel sales, tax credit  CNBC
Amgen beats 4Q net income and revenue expectations  Greenfield Daily Reporter
VMware adjusted profit beats Street for eighth quarter in a row
(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 Sales Forecast Misses Estimates in Move to Cloud Software  Bloomberg
VMware profit falls despite higher sales  MarketWatch