Amazon beat expectations, showed a quarterly profit, and just may have quelled some of the impatience of its largest shareholders.
SAN FRANCISCO - Google is still trying to tune its advertising machine for an audience on mobile devices. The company on Thursday reported revenue of $18.1 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014, a 15 percent increase from the same period last year.
Stocks staged a strong afternoon rally and closed higher Thursday as the major indexes broke a two-day losing streak. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 226 points, or 1.3%, to 17,417, with Boeing (BA) and McDonald's (MCD) leading the gains.
Visa Inc.'s earnings for the December quarter exceeded Wall Street expectations as the company posted growth in payment volume and announced a four-for-one stock split.
Jan 29 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co has two big challenges in 2015 - narrowing its loss in Europe where it trails key rivals, and rebuilding North American margins which drive overall profits.