Daily Intel

Stock gains fizzle; Indexes still near records
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is ending the day pretty much it started, leaving indexes near record highs. Investors were weighing an upward revision in U.S. economic growth Tuesday against a drop in consumer confidence.
Nov 26, 2014 | 8:26 AM
US economy posts even stronger growth in Q3
The gross domestic product, the country's total output of goods and services, expanded at a healthy 3.9 percent annual rate in the July-September period, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. Fueling third-quarter growth was consumer spending,...
Nov 26, 2014 | 7:26 AM
Guessing game: What are OPEC nations thinking?
NEW YORK (AP) — Does Saudi Arabia have it out for frackers in the U.S.? Or Iran? Or Russia? Will low oil prices make it easier to fight the Islamic State? Or harder? Trying to guess what OPEC members are thinking in the run-up to Thursday's...
Nov 26, 2014 | 7:26 AM
How much do you know about how the Internet works?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most people can recognize Microsoft founder Bill Gates and know that hashtags belong in tweets, but are confused about whether having a privacy policy means that a company actually keeps consumer information confidential, according...
Nov 26, 2014 | 7:26 AM
Greek bailout talks resume in Paris
The two sides are trying to overcome differences over a feared budget shortfall next year and the future of painful cost-cutting reforms. Since coming to the brink of bankruptcy and losing market access in 2010, Greece has survived on bailout...
Nov 26, 2014 | 7:26 AM
US economy posts even stronger growth in Q3
The U.S. economy grew even faster in the third quarter than initially thought, posting the strongest six months of growth in more than a decade and pulling further ahead of other big economies of the world.
Nov 26, 2014 | 7:26 AM
US bank earnings up 7.3 percent in 3Q
The data issued Tuesday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. showed that the banking industry continues to recover from the financial crisis that struck six years ago. Banks loan balances rose by $50.2 billion to $8.2 trillion in the quarter,...
Nov 26, 2014 | 6:26 AM
Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals
[...] there are a total of 86 laptops and tablets deeply discounted as door buster deals at Best Buy, Wal-Mart and others on the holiday compared with just nine on Black Friday, according to an analysis of promotions for The Associated Press by...
Nov 26, 2014 | 6:26 AM
Space station’s 3-D printer makes own replacement part
NASA hopes to one day use 3-D printing to make parts for broken equipment in space — “an on-demand machine shop,” according to its project manager.
Nov 26, 2014 | 3:26 AM
Thanksgiving shopping frenzy teaches lesson about America’s class divide
The seasonal shopping surge has become a window on the consumer economy, in which high earners have benefited from a booming stock market and rising home prices as many others still grapple with stagnant incomes and lingering financial anxiety.
Nov 26, 2014 | 2:26 AM