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Intel sets sights on the skies with drones

Intel sets sights on the skies with drones

Computer processor maker Intel is trying something different and investing in the new hot thing: drones. Intel (INTC) is branching out outside of its core competency of semiconductor chips. The firm has decided to invest in the drone…

Brazil is in a recession

Brazil is in a recession

The world's seventh-largest economy is now in a recession. And it may take years for Brazil's economy to recover. Brazil's economy entered a recession in the second quarter, contracting more than expected between…

IBM still has a lot of work to do

IBM still has a lot of work to do

Big Blue is trying to become a leader in the cloud and data services spaces. But leaving the past behind takes time. IBM (IBM) is in the midst of a major turnaround program that will take several years. The company is shifting its…

Twitter is not getting many favorites from Wall Street

Twitter is not getting many favorites from Wall Street

Twitter has been falling since April, and it recently reached a big milestone: dropping below its IPO price. It’s official: Twitter (TWTR) is sitting comfortably below its IPO price. After the markets' plunge, which started…

The Nasdaq rebounds

The Nasdaq rebounds

After several high-profile tech firms on the Nasdaq plunged on Monday, they're back up as if nothing happened.​ The Nasdaq Composite Index fell sharply on Monday, along with all the major US indices. Yesterday, the Dow Jones…

Universal Pictures is having a great year

Universal Pictures is having a great year

Consumers aren't paying for small-screen entertainment, but the big screen is a different story. Ask Universal. Traditional media, as we know it, is dead. That's the gist of the message Sanford C. Bernstein analyst Todd…

When the stock market is in the red, consider currencies

When the stock market is in the red, consider currencies

While the stock market loses money on this bleak Monday, people are flocking to money—currencies, that is.  After recouping some of the losses incurred during Monday morning trading, the stock market turned around and…

Is it wise for Nokia to try this smartphone thing again?

Is it wise for Nokia to try this smartphone thing again?

Years ago, Nokia bowed out of the smartphone market. Today the company is preparing to give it another try. Nokia (NOK) is apparently interested in re-entering the mobile phone market. If its recent hiring activities, including…

"Great Fall of China" spurs massive sell-off in world markets

"Great Fall of China" spurs massive sell-off in world markets

World markets plunge yet another day as Chinese stocks experience their biggest one-day loss in eight years. Chinese stocks erased all of their gains this year on Monday, with the Shanghai Composite Index declining 8.5 percent—its…

Symantec vs. AVG Technologies

Symantec vs. AVG Technologies

Antivirus software makers Symantec and AVG Technologies are on very different trajectories this year. Few care much about anti-virus software until a computer user catches a virus that highjacks a browser. This combined with company…

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