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Hitlist, A Smart Flight Finder That Saves You Money By Telling You When To Fly, Exits Beta

Thanks to Google Now, other virtual assistants, and mobile applications that can tap into our location to feed us information at will, consumers are being conditioned to think of information-gathering as more of a passive process, these days. One company tapping into that larger trend is Hitlist, a …

Fed should plan to lift interest rates this year

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — There are lots of numbers to focus on in the jobs report, but the Federal Reserve should be focusing on the one former …

Federal Reserve

Time To Buy Social Networks? Twitter, LinkedIn Down But Not Out

This week, two social network wunderkinds, Twitter and LinkedIn, saw their stock crash after Wall Street didn’t like what it heard of quarterly earnings. Twitter, in its first earnings report as a public company, surprised investors with slowed user growth. Meanwhile, LinkedIn gave an unexpectedly …

GoPro files for confidential IPO

The maker of the small, rugged action camera wants to be a media company<p>Extreme sports camera-maker GoPro's remarkable ascent from niche startup to video juggernaut continues: today, the company announced it filed for a confidential initial public offering (IPO). The process lets companies keep …

The United States Makes It Clear That It Sides With Japan Over China

After a meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, Secretary of State John Kerry emphasized the importance of the U.S.-Japan relationship, which both countries say remains robust in spite of a bump after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited a controversial war shrine in …