Despite concerns, a federal law passed last year has paved the way for commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles and made it easier for government agencies to obtain them.
There's no danger of 2012 DA14 hitting Earth but satellite companies will be keeping a watchful eye on it.
AB InBev is upgraded to 'buy,' and Colgate-Palmolive is initiated with a 'sell.'
Industry-focused regulations are a bigger driver of IT spending than executive orders.
Automatic spending cuts known as sequestration will hit March 1 unless Congress and the White House can agree on a new spending plan. Markets are betting the cuts won't take place -- and could be rattled if they do.
Stocks manage to withstand a disappointment from the biggest name in technology on the strength of some other encouraging earnings reports.
McDonald's, Starbucks and defense industry mainstays report earnings. December home sales likely move homebuilders. Chipotle shakes off weak pre-announcement.
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Even when they have a plan for their refund check from Uncle Sam, Americans often don't realize how they actually spend the windfall.
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