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McDonald's turns 75 and more — 5 things to watch in the week ahead

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Greece's 'war cabinet' prepares to battle EU creditors as anger mounts

The country's radical-Left leaders have concluded that there is little to be gained from any further concessions to EMU creditors<p>Greece's "war cabinet" has resolved to <b>defy the European creditor powers</b> after a nine-hour meeting on Sunday, ensuring a crescendo of brinkmanship as the increasingly …

Europe

This chart may make you less worried about U.S. stocks

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — A summer melt-up likely will be followed by a nasty correction this fall, predict strategists at Bank of America Merrill …

Projects Seek to Turn Pavement into Alternative Energy Sources

Step onto the pavement on a hot day and you might get a sense of the energy that Scott and Julie Brusaw hope to tap into.<p>The Idaho couple are thinking up a way to pave the country's roadways with solar cells, rather than asphalt or concrete. The so-called Solar Roadways are an edgy idea that the …

Roads

Venture capitalists make a big deal over education

May 29, 2014 | 2:04 PM<p><b>How to Use this Graphic:</b><p>Venture capitalists are pouring money into educational technology. If last year's numbers are any indication, the amount of spending could double to more than $2 billion in 2014.<p>The above graphic uses data from the NewSchools Venture Fund, a public …

Venture Capital

Phil Mickelson, Carl Icahn Named in Federal Insider Trading Investigation

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Federal authorities are examining a series of very well timed trades made by golfer Phil Mickelson …

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US trade deficit drops 3.6 percent in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in March as exports rebounded to the second highest level on record, led by strong gains in sales …

Twitter Tanks To New Record Lows As Hundreds Of Millions Of Its Shares Unlock

Today a massive quantity of Twitter stock unlocked, allowing shareholders in the firm that have long held stock in the social giant to sell their equity. The impact, perhaps as expected, is a bloodbath, with Twitter sinking more than 11 percent at the time of writing.<p>Twitter is trading around the …

Trading Places: United States As The New China?

We’re all familiar with the reasons why the U.S. outsources large parts of its manufacturing resources overseas. But the surprising results from two recent reports suggest the global supply chain game is about to get turned upside down. Will businesses be ready?<p>On April 25th the Boston Consulting …

Wall Street dips as Ukraine concern offsets upbeat jobs data | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks eased on Friday as concerns about more violence in Ukraine prompted profit-taking ahead of the weekend and offset optimism about the fastest job growth in more than two years.<p>Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange May 2, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan …

Profits, Not Good Intentions, Drive The Global Recycling Industry

Many people equate recycling with a fundamentally civic and moral duty. This is an area where markets fail, and government mandates and regulation combined with the good intentions of individuals are the primary drivers. While the government can in some ways help the industry run better, and the …

Dear Texas: Enjoy The Oil Boom. Just Don't Blow It This Time.

You used to see a bumper sticker from time to time on old trucks trundling down Texas highways. The top line read: “Please God, give me one more oil boom.” Underneath: “This time I promise not to piss it away.” But it’s been a long time since I’ve spotted one — for the simple reason that the Great …

Markets Are Down

The big story is the ongoing tension in Ukraine, as John Kerry warned last night that Russia was close to having additional sanctions imposed on it. Also, Ukraine says more Russian troops are being massed on its border.<p>German stocks are off 0.85%. Russian stocks are down 1%, after falling …

Associated Press News

Here's How Much Money Big Tech Companies Make In Just One Second

We all know the major tech companies have a ton of money. But just how much money do these companies bring in every day? How about every second?<p>WorldPayZinc is a website that visualizes this data, showing how their profits grow over time.<p>The above image shows how much they make in one second. In …

Stocks close mostly higher on earnings; Apple up

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market closed mostly higher Thursday, helped by positive earnings out of several large U.S. companies including Apple and …

Apple just became the world’s biggest-dividend stock

Apple is continuing its remarkably rapid transformation from the world’s premier growth story to the world’s top-value stock.<p>The company’s better-than-expected earnings report yesterday was accompanied by a seven-to-one stock split, as well as an effort to boost both the company’s buyback and …

Investing

Entrepreneurs reveal their failures en route to success

<b>Millions of people dream of starting their own company, but only some are brave enough to take the leap.</b><p>Fewer still go on to great success.<p>Talking to BBC Radio 5 live's On the Money, some of the UK's most successful entrepreneurs share their tips for business success - as well as revealing some of …

Entrepreneurship

Marissa Mayer’s genius plot to turn Apple against Google

Is Marissa Mayer about to play two of Silicon Valley’s fiercest rivals off each other?<p>Kara Swisher of Re/Code was out with a fascinating scoop on Yahoo late yesterday. According to her report, which cited sources inside the company, Yahoo is looking to convince Apple to dump Google as the default …

Advertising

Student debt holds back many would-be home buyers

Sarah Luna wants to buy a home in up-and-coming northeast Los Angeles before it's too late.<p>At 31, she has a master's degree and earns more than $70,000 as a court reporter and freelance editor. She daydreams about trading the Glendale apartment she shares for a little condo, maybe in Echo Park or …

Labor Economics

Rolex: How a 109-Year-Old Brand Thrives in the Digital Age

Last year, the decision makers at Rolex decided the time was right for a shakeup.<p>Unlike with most "shakeups," however, there wouldn't be widespread …

The downside of being Goldman Sachs

Being an elite brand with household name recognition has clear advantages for attracting talent. Goldman Sachs, for example, recently said it accepted only 4% of the people that applied for its analyst program. A new paper (paywall) confirms that the most prestigious investment banks get the best …

Goldman Sachs

Google Glass is now ‘try before you buy’

Google is trying to make “fetch” happen.<p>And by “fetch,” we mean making Glass appear like a normal fashion accessory. That’s what Google is trying to do with its new “try-on kit” program for potential Glass owners.<p>Apparently, Google is now permitting potential Glass owners to order a kit containing …

Keep calm and invest in these unknown dividend stocks

How much do you fear a stock market correction?<p>There are dire warnings, the latest from Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts Stephen Suttmeier and …

Opinion

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Goldman Sachs just rang up one of its best quarters in investment banking

It wasn’t as bad as some expected.<p>In a quarter when most banks (except for Morgan Stanley) have had some truly terrible results, Goldman Sachs beat analyst expectations for its first-quarter earnings, although its overall profit in the first quarter was down 11% to $1.95 billion. Still, as for most …

Markets

Stocks close below record highs ahead of jobs news

The stock market held close to its all-time high on Thursday amid optimism that the economy is set to strengthen.<p>Stocks are on course for their best weekly gain in seven weeks after investors got more encouraging news on the economy. A survey showed that U.S. service firms increased their business …

Stock Markets