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Texas Instruments' revenue growth slowdown rattles investors
9 minutes ago
(Reuters) - Texas Instruments Inc on Tuesday posted the slowest revenue growth in four quarters, disappointing investors who were expecting demand for the company's automotive chips to drive strong results.
[From Reuters: Business News]
Suit alleges Motel 6 discriminated against Latino customers
10 minutes ago
PHOENIX (AP) -- A civil rights group sued Motel 6 on Tuesday, alleging it discriminated against some Latino customers at two locations in Phoenix by giving their whereabouts and personal information to U.S. immigration agents who later arrested at least seven guests....
[From AP Top Business News at 6:43 p.m. EST]
Senate approves Powell to follow Yellen as Fed chair in Feb.
19 minutes ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Tuesday approved President Donald Trump's selection of Jerome Powell to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve beginning next month....
[From AP Top Business News at 6:43 p.m. EST]
United Airlines shares tumble as it vows to match low fares, expand capacity
29 minutes ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - United Continental Holdings Inc shares fell more than 6 percent in after-hours trading on Tuesday as the airline said it plans to increase capacity even as it is locked in a price war with low-cost carriers, likely threatening its profit margin.
[From Reuters: Business News]
Job creator, or job killer? Trump angers solar installers with panel tariff
33 minutes ago
WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law a steep tariff on imported solar panels on Tuesday, a move billed as a way to protect American jobs but which the solar industry said would lead to thousands of layoffs and raise consumer prices.
[From Reuters: Business News]
Facebook buys Boston software company that authenticates IDs
42 minutes ago
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is buying a software firm that specializes in authenticating government-issued identification cards, the two companies said on Tuesday, a step that may help the social media company learn more about the people who buy ads on its network.
[From Reuters: Business News]
NAFTA negotiators open key round of talks amid upbeat signs
1 hour ago
MONTREAL (Reuters) - Officials opened a key round of negotiations to modernize NAFTA on Tuesday amidst optimistic signs, as U.S. President Donald Trump said the talks were going "pretty well" and Canada's chief negotiator said he had high hopes for progress.
[From Reuters: Business News]
SandRidge rebuffs Icahn, boosting ruckus over shale firm's fate
1 hour ago
(Reuters) - U.S. shale oil producer SandRidge Energy Inc rejected demands from activist investor Carl Icahn on Tuesday to replace two of its board members and amend its bylaws, saying any changes should be approved by a majority of shareholders.
[From Reuters: Business News]
JPMorgan sees brick-and-mortar branches pivotal to U.S. expansion
1 hour ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co sees brick-and-mortar banking as essential to expanding into more than a dozen markets over five years, even though customers do 80 percent of their transactions online or at ATMs, a bank executive said on Tuesday.
[From Reuters: Business News]
Netflix lifts S&P, Nasdaq; J&J, Procter hold Dow in check
1 hour ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks advanced on Tuesday, as strong results from Netflix helped lift the S&P and Nasdaq Composite, but the Dow Industrials were hemmed in by declines in Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble.
[From Reuters: Business News]
Tech and consumer-focused companies rise; Netflix leaps
2 hours ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Technology and consumer-focused companies led U.S. stocks to more records Tuesday. Netflix, at the center of both groups, soared after saying it gained more than 8 million subscribers at the end of 2017....
[From AP Top Business News at 6:43 p.m. EST]
Trump pick who failed to win Senate support is leaving EPA
2 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's nominee to oversee chemical safety is departing the Environmental Protection Agency a month after withdrawing his nomination in the face of concerns over his ties to the chemical industry....
[From AP Top Business News at 6:43 p.m. EST]
Johnson & Johnson loses $10.7B after sweeping US tax changes
2 hours ago
Johnson & Johnson posted a rare quarterly loss, a whopping $10.71 billion, due to a $13.6 billion charge related to last month's U.S. tax overhaul....
[From AP Top Business News at 6:43 p.m. EST]
Trump move to tax some imports creates its own risks for US
2 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's move Tuesday to tax imported solar cells and washing machines is meant to make good on his vow to reverse decades of U.S. support for free trade and to protect American jobs from foreign competition....
[From AP Top Business News at 6:43 p.m. EST]
Tesla proposes big payout if Musk meets lofty goals
3 hours ago
Elon Musk is known for his bold predictions on electric and self-driving cars. Now his pay could depend on whether those predictions come true....
[From AP Top Business News at 6:43 p.m. EST]
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