Daily Intel

From sharp plunge to sharp rise; market ends strong week
Volatility and sell-offs seen last week often provide a base for another move higher in stocks, market observers say.
Oct 24, 2014 | 11:24 PM
Chiquita shareholders reject tax-inversion deal
The vote against Chiquita’s plan to acquire Fyffes comes after a monthslong effort in which the banana producer tried to strike a tax-inversion deal, only to be foiled by the emergence of an unusual group of Brazilian bidders.
Oct 24, 2014 | 10:24 PM
Consider better ways to back up your files
Patrick Marshall offers advice on backup services and the pros and cons that come with them, and also answers a question about what may be a “trivial” issue or a malware problem.
Oct 24, 2014 | 9:24 PM
Chiquita holders reject plans to merge with Fyffes
Chiquita shareholders have rejected plans to merge with Irish fruit importer Fyffes that would have made the world's largest banana supplier.
Oct 24, 2014 | 8:24 PM
Microsoft results top forecasts, helped by cloud, consumer hardware
Microsoft handily beat Wall Street expectations in its fiscal first-quarter earnings, reported Thursday.
Oct 24, 2014 | 8:24 PM
Amazon’s stock tanks with weak earnings, holiday forecast
Shares in the Seattle online-retail giant slid nearly 11 percent in after-hours trading Thursday, to the lowest level since July 2013.
Oct 24, 2014 | 8:24 PM
Europe’s economic woes are bound to hit home
What happens in Europe can’t stay there, even in the Asian Century, because of the EU’s huge size and influence on the global economy.
Oct 24, 2014 | 8:24 PM
‘Silicon Beach’ brings tech boom to Los Angeles
Entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing.
Oct 24, 2014 | 8:24 PM
US new-home sales close to flat in September
U.S. sales of new homes were nearly flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying.
Oct 24, 2014 | 5:24 PM