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  • Canada Stocks to Watch: Metro, First Quantum and Rock Energy @ The Wall Street Journal - 7 minutes ago

    Metro Inc., First Quantum and Rock Energy are a few stocks we're watching today.

  • Freeport-McMoRan Swings to Loss on Commodity Weakness @ The Wall Street Journal - 15 minutes ago

    Freeport-McMoRan Inc. said Tuesday that it has slashed its capital budget for the year and is searching for outside funding for its oil and gas business as the mining company looks to shield itself from ...

  • Caterpillar Slips Off Its Upward Profit Path Again @ The Wall Street Journal - 17 minutes ago

    Caterpillar gave a disappointing outlook for 2015, citing plummeting commodity prices, as the heavy-machinery maker also reported earnings for the fourth quarter that missed expectations.

  • Peabody Energy Cuts Dividend, Forecasts Wide Loss @ The Wall Street Journal - 20 minutes ago

    Peabody Energy Corp. slashed its quarterly dividend and the coal producer projected a much wider-than-expected loss for the current quarter.

  • Siemens Sees U.S. As Strongest Region for Growth @ The Wall Street Journal - 23 minutes ago

    The U.S. “will remain the strongest and most attractive economic region” for growth in the near future for Siemens, Chief Executive Joe Kaeser said at the company’s annual shareholders meeting.

  • Marriott to Buy Delta Hotels and Resorts @ The Wall Street Journal - 27 minutes ago

    Marriott International said Tuesday that it reached a deal to buy Canada’s Delta Hotels and Resorts for about $135 million.

  • Ericsson Hurt by North American Slowdown @ The Wall Street Journal - 33 minutes ago

    Sweden’s Ericsson reported a weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter net profit and said sales growth had stalled, after Norther American network operators curbed investment in new high-speed wireless networks....

  • Bain Capital to Buy TI Automotive @ The Wall Street Journal - 36 minutes ago

    Private-equity firm Bain Capital LLC signed a definitive agreement to buy TI Automotive, the latest in a series of deals in the automotive supply chain.

  • Twitter Bolsters Private Messaging With Group Chats @ The Wall Street Journal - 37 minutes ago

    Twitter users will now be able to hold private group chats with as many as 20 friends and strangers who follow them.

  • U.S. Stock Futures Tumble @ The Wall Street Journal - 41 minutes ago

    U.S. stock futures declined Tuesday, dragged down by disappointing quarterly results from several blue-chip companies, including Microsoft Corp. and Procter & Gamble Co.

  • Twitter Users Can Now Shoot, Edit and Post 30-Second Videos @ The Wall Street Journal - 43 minutes ago

    Twitter users will now be able to capture and share homemade videos directly on the site.

  • Lockheed Martin Outlook Below Expectations @ The Wall Street Journal - 46 minutes ago

    Lockheed Martin Corp. offered a downbeat profit outlook for the year while the defense contractor posted growth in profit and revenue.

  • Illinois Tool Works Sales Hit by Currency Pressures @ The Wall Street Journal - 49 minutes ago

    Illinois Tool Works Inc. said foreign currency pressures weighed on its sales in the most recent quarter, although its profit increased as costs declined.

  • Oil Slump Seen Crimping Near-Term Helicopter Demand @ The Wall Street Journal - 49 minutes ago

    Sharp cuts in oil and gas exploration budgets at companies from BP PLC to Royal Dutch Shell PLC are expected to crimp near-term helicopter demand as providers of these reassess operational priorities in ...

  • American Airlines Lifted by Lower Fuel Prices @ The Wall Street Journal - 56 minutes ago

    American Airlines Group said Tuesday that lower fuel prices led to better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings, but noted that results were hurt by costs related to repatriating funds in Venezuela.

  • Mitsubishi, Renault Scrap Car-Making Tie-Up @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 5 minutes ago

    The Japanese and French auto makers have scrapped a cost-saving partnership to make cars together for the U.S. market.

  • Another Win for Starboard at MeadWestvaco @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 15 minutes ago

    Chalk up the $16 billion merger between packaging companies Rock-Tenn Co. and MeadWestvaco Corp. as yet another win for the activist hedge fund Starboard Value Partners LP.

  • Maruti Suzuki Profit Misses Estimate @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 18 minutes ago

    Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., the country’s largest car maker, reported an 18% increase in fiscal third-quarter net profit as demand for the recently-launched Alto hatchback and Ciaz sedan helped drive sales....

  • P&G's Revenue Declines on Currency Hits @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 23 minutes ago

    Procter & Gamble warned Tuesday that its efforts to slim down and speed sales growth by shedding brands are being overshadowed by “unprecedented currency devaluations.”

  • Corning Sales Grow on LCD Glass Demand @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 25 minutes ago

    Corning said that continued demand for its specialty materials, along with revenue growth from its acquisition of a Korean LCD-glass manufacturer, drove stronger-than-expected results for the fourth quarter....

  • Deals of the Day: Are Lingus Deal Closer @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 26 minutes ago

    Deals of the Day is your one-stop-shop for the morning’s biggest news from the finance beat, including M&A, IPOs, banks, hedge funds and private equity.

  • 3M Sales Grow Across Business Segments @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 31 minutes ago

    3M said its sales grew in the most recent period, driven by positive performance across the consumer and industrial goods maker’s business.

  • Crucial Questions to Ask Before Buying Into a Franchise @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    The biggest mistake made when looking into a franchise is to imagine in your mind one that is perfect, and then "decide" that you'll get one just like it.

  • Microsoft's acquisition of Revolution Analytics is an effort to help companies better scale Big Data for enterprise use.

  • Indonesian Navy to End AirAsia Recovery @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 53 minutes ago

    The Indonesian navy has announced that it would end its role in AirAsia Flight 8501 recovery operations, a decision that could mean the aircraft’s fuselage and other wreckage would remain on the ocean ...

  • Cancer Drugs Boost Bristol-Myers Sales @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 54 minutes ago

    Bristol-Myers reported stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue, boosted by strong sales of its key cancer drugs.

  • Pfizer Hit by Stronger Dollar, Patent Losses @ The Wall Street Journal - 1 hour 58 minutes ago

    Pfizer issued downbeat guidance for the new year, citing the stronger U.S. dollar and recent drug-patent losses, and reported declining sales in the most recent period.

  • CIT Group's Profit Soars @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 19 minutes ago

    CIT Group Inc. said its profit nearly doubled in the most recent quarter as the firm reported an increase in net finance margin and continued growth of its consumer business.

  • Indian Fighter Jet Crashes @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 21 minutes ago

    An Indian Air Force fighter jet crashed Tuesday, a day after the country’s military paraded its might in front of the nation and U.S. President Barack Obama during Republic Day celebrations.

  • DuPont Warns of Currency Headwinds @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    DuPont gave a disappointing outlook for 2015, saying its earnings would take a significant hit from the strengthening dollar, though the chemicals company indicated it would hit its goal to cut $1 billion ...

  • Trian Trims Stake in Family Dollar @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 36 minutes ago

    Trian, the firm controlled by activist investor Nelson Peltz, trimmed its stake in Family Dollar, days after the discount chain’s shareholders approved a deal to be acquired by Dollar Tree.

  • Lattice to Buy Silicon Image for $600 Million @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 36 minutes ago

    Lattice Semiconductor has agreed to buy fellow semiconductor producer Silicon Image Inc. in a deal with an equity value of about $600 million, the companies said Tuesday morning.

  • The Morning Ledger: Revenue-Recognition Revolution on the Horizon @ The Wall Street Journal - 2 hours 54 minutes ago

    Sweeping changes in the rules that determine when companies can recognize revenue are afoot, but questions remain as to how they should be implemented—250 questions, according to the SEC.

  • Philips Profit Plunges @ The Wall Street Journal - 3 hours ago

    Philips warned that it has fallen behind its financial targets following a number of setbacks that contributed to a 67% drop in fourth-quarter net profit.

  • Great Wall Motor Shifts to a Lower Profit Gear @ The Wall Street Journal - 3 hours ago

    Margins at China’s top local SUV maker are falling, as slowing growth and rising costs catch up with it.

  • Wealth Adviser: The Big Brokerages Stay Dominant @ The Wall Street Journal - 3 hours ago

    Client assets swelled by billions of dollars at the so-called wirehouses last year, and industry-watcher Cerulli Associates is not just scaling back their projections of future market-share declines. They've also revised their figures for past years, Wealth Adviser at WSJ.com reports.

  • Inauspicious: Tesla's December Record Spells Trouble in China @ The Wall Street Journal - 4 hours ago

    Let’s hope Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk isn’t superstitious.

  • Cheung Kong, Hutchison Whampoa Seek $7.1 Billion Loan @ The Wall Street Journal - 4 hours ago

    Bankers have been asked to commit to the huge loan to finance Li Ka-shing’s spinoff of his real-estate assets from the two companies, people with knowledge of the deal said.

  • SNB Still Prepared to Intervene, Official Says @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    The Swiss franc fell after a senior official at the Swiss National Bank was quoted as saying the central bank was still prepared to intervene to keep the currency relatively weak.

  • 'Lizard Squad' Claims Facebook Attack @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    A hacker group claimed responsibility for a brief disruption to Facebook and Instagram, though the world’s biggest social network denied it had been hit, saying the disruption occurred after a change was ...

  • China's Top 100 Brands: The Private Sector Reigns Supreme @ The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    China’s top brand is no longer a state-owned company, nor is it e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. It’s technology player Tencent Holdings.

  • Corporate Health Care Costs Surge @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago

    Corporate health-care costs are expected to rise more than 10% for at least the third year in a row in 2015, as cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes cases surge in an aging global workforce.

  • Aer Lingus Set to Recommend IAG Takeover @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago

    British Airways parent International Consolidated Airlines Group said the board of Aer Lingus is ready to recommend a sweetened takeover offer for the Irish carrier.

  • For New Revenue-Recognition Rules, It's Ready vs. Not @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago

    Call it the $360 billion question: whether to delay one of the biggest accounting changes in decades--involving longstanding revenue-recognition rules. The answer isn’t expected until early in the second ...

  • Ranbaxy Loses Exclusive Rights to Produce Generic Nexium @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago

    Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. said that U.S. regulators withdrew the company’s rights to produce a generic version of the blockbuster heartburn drug Nexium.

  • EasyJet Sales Rise @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago

    EasyJet said first-quarter sales grew 3.8% and that revenue-per-seat sold will be stronger in the first six months than expected as the budget airline also benefits from lower than projected fuel costs....

  • Novartis Upbeat Despite Weaker Profit @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago

    Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis reported a fall in fourth-quarter profit but said it expects its business to gain momentum this year despite uncertainty spawned by the strengthened Swiss franc.

  • AGL Halts Gas Project @ The Wall Street Journal - 6 hours ago

    AGL Energy Ltd. suspended a coal seam-gas project in Australia’s New South Wales state after detecting potentially hazardous levels of chemicals in surrounding groundwater.

  • Greece Sets Stage for European Drama @ The Wall Street Journal - 9 hours ago

    Alexis Tsipras’ victory in Greece points to politics again being a defining force in 2015 for European markets.

  • Zions Posts Profit, Slashes CDO Holdings @ The Wall Street Journal - 9 hours ago

    Zions Bancorp swung to a profit in the fourth quarter as the regional lender continued to slash its exposure to a type of investment that had hurt the bank’s stress-test results last year.

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