Yahoo tries to steal Apple's thunder. Big tech news today. First, Yahoo shares jumped in after-hours trading after the company announced it would spin off its remaining holdings in Alibaba.
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.
Some 9.5 million people have already signed up for 2015 coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law, and the administration is on track to surpass its nationwide enrollment target set last year.
The Nasdaq suffered another distribution Tuesday, as investors gave a thumbs down to earnings reports from Dow components Microsoft (MSFT) and Caterpillar (CAT).
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.