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Tech companies shed more than $61 billion in value thanks to disappointing earnings

It’s been a bad earnings season for technology and internet companies. Google, Microsoft, Intel, eBay, SAP AG and Oracle have all missed analyst expectations, sending their stock prices down. Overall, those six companies lost more than $61 billion in market value in the day after they reported …

Markets

BofA: 'GOLD BEARS BEWARE'

If you've been betting on gold this year, watching it fall day after day - including a few spectacular crashes, like the one we've seen over the past few trading sessions - has probably not been fun.<p>Today, the price of an ounce of gold dropped below $1200 for the first time since August 2010, …

Abandoned Homes Plague Florida, Even In Midst Of Housing Boom

As Kevin Clark figures it, the feral cats that stalk the thick bamboo jungle in the backyard of the abandoned home next door should at least keep the huge rats in check. That, unfortunately, hasn't proved to be the case.<p>The rats and the cats scurry in and out of the yard of the Tampa, Fla., …

STOCKS RALLY, GOLD TANKS: Here's What You Need To Know

First, the scoreboard:<p>Dow: 15,024.2, +114.3, +0.7%<br>• S&P 500: 1,613.2, +9.9, +0.6%<br>• NASDAQ: 3,401.8, +25.6, +0.7%<p>And now, the top stories:<p>BI Intelligence, a new subscription research service from Business Insider, provides in-depth insight, data, and analysis of the mobile industry.<p>Access all reports, …

Paula Deen's Books Are Selling Like Hotcakes On Amazon Amid Scandal

Paula Deen's various endorsement and merchandise deals might be in trouble, but her book sales are skyrocketing on Amazon.com, and Random House still plans to publish her new book due out this fall.<p>Deen's new book, "Paula Deen's New Testament: 250 Recipes, All Lightened Up," was No. 1 on Amazon on …

US CEOs now earn 273 times the typical worker’s pay

CEOs: They used to be just like us. Well, at least a lot <i>more</i> like us. Thirty years ago, the average chief executive of a large public company earned less than 30-times more than the typical worker. But today they rake in between 202 and 273-times the pay, as shown in the graph below from a new …

Income Inequality

This Year's Biggest Business Victories At The Supreme Court

This was a good year for business at the U.S. Supreme Court, as the justices reined in class-action lawyers, tightened the requirements for job-discrimination lawsuits, loosened the regulations on wastewater pollution and protected the patent on Monsanto’s genetically engineered soybean seeds.<p>It’s …

Adobe Buys Marketing Manager Neolane for $600 Million

Adobe, which has made a series of acquisitions to build out its marketing and services business, has made another buy: It has spent $600 million on …

Zimmer takes a swing at Men's Wearhouse board

Open letter calls board "entrenched," claims they ignored suggestions to maximize shareholder value<p>In a scathing open letter, George Zimmer fought back against the Men's Wearhouse board of directors a week after he was ousted as its executive chairman.<p>Zimmer, who founded the retailer 40 years ago, …

Pending Home Sales Hit 6-Year High As Rising Mortgage Rates Help Propel Home Buyers

Looks like those rising mortgage interest rates are beginning to affect home buying. Pending sales of previously owned homes surged to six-year highs, according to the National Association of Realtors, as more buyers jump into the market looking to lock in on home prices and mortgage rates that …

Martha’s Favorite Recipes for Summer

Warm-weather dining calls for delicious meals made with the season’s bounty of fresh, ripe produce. Here are Martha's all-time favorite recipes for casual summer entertaining.<p>These picture-perfect muffins are studded with fresh blueberries and capped with crunchy sugar and crumb toppings. The …

Food & Dining

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …

9 Great Bikes on a Budget

1 of 9<p>Cannondale CAAD8 7 Sora<p>At one time, the CAAD8 was Cannondale’s top-end aluminum frame, and it still has desirable features: Shaped chainstays help the bike absorb bumps yet are rigid enough to feel efficient during hard pedaling. A beefed-up bottom bracket maximizes power transfer, and a tall …

Cycling

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

Federal Reserve officials clarify 'tapering'

<b>Officials at the Federal Reserve have tried to calm investors by emphasising that bond purchases will not halt until the economy strengthens.</b><p>The comments are the strongest signals yet by monetary officials following recent market turmoil.<p>Markets were rattled after chairman Ben Bernanke indicated …