3rd American listed among dead in German plane crash Fight for NFL team(s) in Los Angeles heats up Science Just Got Closer to Elephant-Mammoth Hybrid Durable goods orders tumble 1.4% in February Heinz, Kraft merge to form 5th-largest food company Food stocks rise after Kraft-Heinz merger disclosure
3rd American listed among dead in German plane crash

3rd American listed among dead in German plane crash

A third American was listed Wednesday among the 150 people killed in the crash of a German airliner in the French Alps, where investigators are still searching through five acres… Read more »

Fight for NFL team(s) in Los Angeles heats up

Fight for NFL team(s) in Los Angeles heats up

Tumbleweeds might as well have rolled down the 405 freeway that runs through this city as far as the NFL was concerned for the last two decades. But suddenly the… Read more »

Science Just Got Closer to Elephant-Mammoth Hybrid

Science Just Got Closer to Elephant-Mammoth Hybrid

For the first time since the woolly mammoth went extinct, its genes are working again, Popular Science reports. Sure, it’s only in a lab; woolly mammoths haven’t wandered the planet… Read more »

Facebook opens up Messenger to apps

Facebook opens up Messenger to apps

Facebook is opening up Messenger to third-party apps. CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement at F8, Facebook’s conference for software developers. Zuckerberg called it an “exciting, big new area and… Read more »

Durable goods orders tumble 1.4% in February

Durable goods orders tumble 1.4% in February

Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell in February for the third time in the past four months, while a key investment category fell for a sixth month…. Read more »

Huge update for PlayStation 4 out soon

Huge update for PlayStation 4 out soon

Sony will launch a significant update to its PlayStation 4 video game console introducing several features including the ability to suspend and quickly resume games. Complete details of the update… Read more »

Heinz, Kraft merge to form 5th-largest food company

Heinz, Kraft merge to form 5th-largest food company

In a jolt certain to be felt in food pantries across the globe, H.J. Heinz and Kraft Foods Group will merge into a single food behemoth — forming the world’s… Read more »

Food stocks rise after Kraft-Heinz merger disclosure

Food stocks rise after Kraft-Heinz merger disclosure

The mega-merger announced Wednesday between Kraft Food Group and H.J. Heinz may be helping the financial fortunes of other major food producers. Shares of 11 of the 17 companies Kraft… Read more »

Stocks drop for 3rd day: Dow down about 230

Stocks drop for 3rd day: Dow down about 230

Stocks fell for a third straight day Wednesday as the Dow plunged about 230 points and turned negative for the year. The drop comes amid a disappointing manufacturing report and… Read more »

Upside to dollar fears: Lowers bar for 1st-quarter profits

Upside to dollar fears: Lowers bar for 1st-quarter profits

A stronger dollar means weaker earnings for big U.S. companies that do a lot of business abroad. But there’s a chance analysts slashed profit estimates too much — which could… Read more »

U.K. on Brink of Falling Prices as Inflation Rate Drops to Zero

U.K. on Brink of Falling Prices as Inflation Rate Drops to Zero

Inflation slumped to zero in February, putting Britain on course for its first period of falling consumer prices in more than half a century. The slowdown from 0.3 percent in… Read more »

Fed’s Bullard: It no longer makes sense to keeps interest rates at 0%

Fed’s Bullard: It no longer makes sense to keeps interest rates at 0%

Federal Reserve policymaker James Bullard said on Tuesday that zero percent interest rates were no longing appropriate in the United States and that a rate hike in the “summer” would… Read more »

Feb. new home sales soar to 7-year high

Feb. new home sales soar to 7-year high

New home sales soared almost 8% in February as a snowy winter month failed to deter as buyers as expected. Sales of single-family homes rose to a seasonally adjusted annual… Read more »

Consumer prices show first increase in 4 months

Consumer prices show first increase in 4 months

Consumer prices in February posted their first increase in four months as gasoline costs edged up after a series of declines. The consumer price index increased 0.2%, the Labor Department… Read more »

$1.1 billion in dividends just vanished

$1.1 billion in dividends just vanished

Freeport-McMoRan stunned investors Tuesday by slashing its dividend 84% – erasing a lucrative income stream for investors and serving up a big reminder these payments aren’t guaranteed. The company, which… Read more »

Stocks fall as consumer prices, home sales rise

Stocks fall as consumer prices, home sales rise

Stocks turned lower in afternoon trading Tuesday as investors digested economic reports showing an uptick in inflation and a big jump in new-home sales in February. The drop comes as… Read more »

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