Larry Ellison of Team Oracle USA escaped that fate by narrowly winning the America's Cup, but New Zealand's entry suffered just such an indignity.
With its open-source cloud computing platform gaining traction, and revenue and earnings trending in the right direction, green is the only color Red Hat is looking at.
Oracle's results aren't being hurt by a single competitor, but rather by the insects and microbes of the new cloud-based computing world.
The Federal Reserve surprised markets by keeping its stimulus measures intact.
While the Fed announcement is dominating the news, concern mounts over the US debt and budget debates in Washington.
There aren't enough data right now to suggest that Adobe should go any higher.
The central bank's decision on whether to trim its bond buying may dictate if the market has a good week. Oracle and FedEx earnings are on tap.
If Federal Reserve forecasts point toward full employment and price stability, policymakers at the upcoming FOMC meeting will have a hard time getting Wall Street to reconcile that outlook with a 1% Fed funds rate.
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