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.
Tiffany is downgraded to 'neutral,' and ConAgra is upgraded to 'buy.'
Aeropostale is downgraded to 'neutral,' and Yahoo is upgraded to 'conviction buy' at Goldman.
Jobless claims are being blamed on Sandy, but more pink slips could be coming -- and not because of the weather.
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For years, Todd Mills pushed Frito-Lay to make taco shells from Doritos. He died from a brain tumor on Thanksgiving.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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The IRS is struggling to combat identify thieves who file fraudulent tax returns in the names of older residents who don't need to file.