Earnings growth is modest at best as companies have struggled to show rising revenue. The dollar is a big part of the problem. So is economic weakness in Europe and China.
The post-PC era does not bode well for these aging companies.
Considering all the positive indicators, the conditions for US business success are remarkable.
Pricing values the cloud computing company at nearly $4 billion. Competitors include Oracle and SAP.
Transocean upgraded to 'neutral,' Carnival downgraded to 'hold.'
Stocks are higher amid optimism that Spain may be moving closer to requesting more aid.
Apple begins selling its latest smartphone worldwide. Spain and the European Commission are reportedly discussing reforms that would lead to a bailout. McDonald's and several other companies increase their dividends.
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