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Why the market should give more credit to Caterpillar and John Deere, and the impressive technology they offer.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 22:56

The global chip supply shortage has snowballed into a major problem for companies, cutting across sectors andnecessitating ...

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14 Apr, 2021 / 21:50

Apple (AAPL) closed at $132.03 in the latest trading session, marking a -1.79% move from the prior day.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 21:45

Over a quarter of the Dow industrials companies signed a statement opposing state voting restrictions.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 21:12

The market rally had a negative day, shifting from growth and into cyclicals and financials. Coindesk stock jumped in its debut.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 21:02

Apple stock dipped on Wednesday after the consumer electronics giant announced the date for its spring product launch event. Analysts expect Apple to debut new iPads and iMacs at the event.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 20:43

Also, GameStop (NYSE: GME) announced plans to sell millions of shares of its own stock, but what will it do with the money? Jason Moser analyzes those stories, discusses the big weekend box office numbers, and previews The Masters! To catch full episodes of all The Motley Fool's free podcasts, check out our podcast center.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 20:42

Annandale Capital CEO George Seay joined Yahoo Finance Live to break down his thoughts on the tech sector and what investors can anticvipate going forward.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 20:28

Stocks faded into the close, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average managed to hold a slim gain after hitting a new high during the session.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 20:25

The Dow Jones Industrial Average remain near record highs at the end of March, as the current stock market rally continues. The best Dow Jones stocks to buy and watch in April 2021 are Apple, Boeing, Disney and Microsoft.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 20:20

The Invesco QQQ Trust Series 1 (NASDAQ: QQQ) faced marked weakness Wednesday due to an intraday tech sell-off,falling as low as ...

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14 Apr, 2021 / 20:17

The days are warming, the cherry trees are in peak bloom, and in this episode of Rule Breaker Investing, Motley Fool Co-Founder David Gardner is back with an A-list of stocks that spell out the six traits of a Rule Breaker. Find out what they are, why they are set up for success, and how you can become a better Rule Breaker investor. To catch full episodes of all The Motley Fool's free podcasts, check out our podcast center.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 20:15

In this article we will take a look at the 10 best NASDAQ stocks to buy now. You can skip our detailed analysis of these stocks and go directly to 5 Best NASDAQ Stocks to Buy Now. The stocks market has been in flux for the past few months due to uncertain investors as the […]

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14 Apr, 2021 / 20:10

Nvidia's new Grace CPU is a smart hedge is the company looses its $40 billion bid to buy ARM

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14 Apr, 2021 / 19:56

Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Five9, Inc (FIVN), where a total volume of 6,069 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 606,900 underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 87.3% of FIVN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 695,170 shares..

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14 Apr, 2021 / 19:27

Now I want to give you a lecture someone deserves about Apple and why, beyond the beyond-despair fury of the stolen watch I hope she and others learn about how much Apple means to people and why it's worth owning and not trading. About two weeks ago, March 30 to be exact, the very smart analyst from Bernstein, Toni Sacconaghi, was on CNBC being asked about whether Tesla , off 15%, or Apple, down nearly 10%, were worth holding on to.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 19:01

You may be surprised what stocks you hold if you're invested in an S&P 500 index

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14 Apr, 2021 / 18:45

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Global, Inc.(NASDAQ: COIN), which debuted on the Nasdaq through a direct listing, ...

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14 Apr, 2021 / 18:30

InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips IBM stock has gone nowhere over 5 years. IBM stock is down 12% in five years, but will rise 10% annually in next 5 using FCF yield analysis. The post Don’t Expect Much From IBM Stock Over the Next 5 Years appeared first on InvestorPlace. More From InvestorPlace Why Everyone Is Investing in 5G All WRONG It doesn’t matter if you have $500 in savings or $5 million. Do this now. Top Stock Picker Reveals His Next Potential 500% Winner Stock Prodigy Who Found NIO at $2… Says Buy THIS Now

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14 Apr, 2021 / 18:17

The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded mildly higher in today's stock market as the major indexes were mixed in early afternoon trading

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14 Apr, 2021 / 18:08

Top tickers for midday: TSLA, AAPL, PLTR, WFC, NIO, FB, GME, RIOT, AMC, MSFT, AMD, SNAP, BA, BAC, AMZN, MARA, FCX, VIAC, GS, DIS.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 17:59

It is likely the event will be used to announce new Galaxy Book laptops

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14 Apr, 2021 / 17:30

Apple is about to hold one of its major events – titled “Spring Loaded” – in which it is expected to reveal a host of new products. The most certain rumours seems to be a new update to the iPad Pro, ready for 2021. As well as improved specs, at least one version of the iPad will include miniLED display technology aimed at better contrast, colours and brightness.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 17:29

Evercore ISI's Amit Daryanani repeated his $175 target price on Apple shares, while adding the stock to the firm’s Tactical Outperform list.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 16:58

The S&P 500 is heading into first-quarter earnings season at record highs. For now, the battle rages on between momentum investors ...

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14 Apr, 2021 / 16:56

Wedgewood Partners, an investment management firm, published its first quarter 2021 investor letter – a copy of which can be downloaded here. A return of +4.8% was reported by the fund for the Q1 of 2021, outperforming its Russell 1000 Growth benchmark that delivered a 1% return, but below both the S&P 500 and Russell […]

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14 Apr, 2021 / 16:54

This unusual options alert can help traders discover the next big trading opportunities. Traders will search for circumstances when the ...

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14 Apr, 2021 / 16:41

In this article, we are going to talk about the 14 best cloud computing stocks to invest in. You can skip our detailed discussion about the trends in the Cloud computing industry and go to the 5 Best Cloud Computing Stocks to Invest In. Cloud computing is one of the most in-demand and fastest-growing tech […]

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14 Apr, 2021 / 16:29

(Bloomberg) -- Facebook Inc. faces a formal probe by its main privacy regulator in the European Union following the leak of the personal data of more than half a billion users of the social media service.Ireland’s Data Protection Commission on Wednesday opened an inquiry following media reports earlier this month showing “that a collated dataset” of Facebook users’ personal data “had been made available on the internet,” the authority said in a statement.Personal information on 533 million Facebook users reemerged on a hacker website in early April. The information included phone numbers and email addresses of users, the Irish regulator said in a statement earlier this month. Facebook has said the data is old and was already reported on in 2019.Facebook said it’s “cooperating fully” with the Irish authority and that the probe “relates to features that make it easier for people to find and connect with friends on our services.” It said the features “are common to many apps and we look forward to explaining them and the protections we have put in place.”EU HubsThe EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, took effect in May 2018, paving the way for national authorities in the 27-nation bloc to levy fines on companies of as much as 4% of annual sales. Facebook is among a number of big U.S. tech giants that have set up an EU hub in Ireland.According to the Irish agency’s last annual report, the regulator has 27 open privacy probes targeting companies such as Apple Inc. and Google, nine of which focus on Facebook.The probe will determine “whether Facebook Ireland has complied with its obligations, as data controller, in connection with the processing of personal data of its users by means of the Facebook Search, Facebook Messenger Contact Importer and Instagram Contact Importer features of its service,” the regulator said in its statement said.(Updates with Facebook comment in fourth paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 16:24

Browse impressive offers from some of the biggest brands in our guide to bagging a bargain

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14 Apr, 2021 / 16:20

NEW YORK, April 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C., a nationally recognized stockholder rights law firm, has launched an investigation into whether the board members of Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) breached their fiduciary duties or violated the federal securities laws in connection with the company’s acquisition by Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT). Click here to learn more and participate in the action. On April 12, 2021, Nuance announced that it had signed an agreement to be acquired by Microsoft for approximately $19.7 billion. Pursuant to the merger agreement, Nuance stockholders will receive $56 in cash for each share of Nuance common stock owned. The deal is scheduled to close in the fourth quarter of 2021. Bragar Eagel & Squire is concerned that Nuance’s board of directors oversaw an unfair process and ultimately agreed to an inadequate merger agreement. Accordingly, the firm is investigating all relevant aspects of the deal and is committed to securing the best result possible for Nuance’s stockholders. If you own shares of Nuance and are concerned about the proposed merger, or you are interested in learning more about the investigation or your legal rights and remedies, please contact Melissa Fortunato or Alexandra Raymond by email at investigations@bespc.com or telephone at (646) 860-9157, or by filling out this contact form. There is no cost or obligation to you. About Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C.:Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. is a nationally recognized law firm with offices in New York and California. The firm represents individual and institutional investors in commercial, securities, derivative, and other complex litigation in state and federal courts across the country. For more information about the firm, please visit www.bespc.com. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes. Contact Information:Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C.Melissa Fortunato, Esq.Alexandra Raymond, Esq.investigations@bespc.comwww.bespc.com

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14 Apr, 2021 / 16:08

Tim Cook, chief executive of Apple Inc. , is among more than a dozen witnesses scheduled to speak on behalf of the company in its federal court trial next month vs. Epic Games Inc. over the 30% commission that Apple charges developers on its App Store. In addition to Cook, Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, and former marketing head Phil Schiller are on the witness list, according to a court filing by the iPhone maker Wednesday. Apple also listed professors in economics, computer science, and marketing as expert witnesses. Epic CEO Tim Sweeney is expected to testify as well.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 16:06

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied 150 points Wednesday, as earnings season kicked off. Tesla stock jumped, while the Coinbase IPO is set to debut.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 16:03

The legendary value investor and Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett has an unmatched track record of market-beating returns for more than half a century. The 90 year’s old billionaire, who held $279 billion in stocks says, "The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient." He adds further that investing is very simple. “You don’t need to be a rocket scientist. Investing is not a game where the guy with a 160 IQ always beats the guy with a 130 IQ. Rationality is essential. You need a stable personality” He used a basic value investing strategy to generate a 20.0% average annual return since Berkshire’s inception in 1965, almost double compared to the S&P 500 returns of 10.2%. Buffett, who is worth nearly $100 billion according to Forbes, Portfolio Insider & Bloomberg, has been using a concentrated portfolio strategy instead of diversification. The legendary investor held 84.29% of the stake in three sectors and his top ten holdings weighted around 88% of the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-B) portfolio. These three sectors include information technology, finance, and consumer staples. What’s more, Buffett’s concentrated portfolio strategy worked even in the most volatile and unpredictable year. His investment holding earned $26.7 billion in net unrealized gains from its existing stock positions during the pandemic year while realized gains came in at $4.5 billion. “In aggregate, we expect our share of the huge pile of earnings retained by Berkshire’s non-controlled businesses (what others would label our equity portfolio) to eventually deliver us an equal or greater amount of capital gains. Over our 56-year tenure, that expectation has been met,” Buffett said in an investor letter. Let’s start digging into stocks from three sectors Warren Buffett like the most: Information Technology: 44.25% Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) represents 44.25% of Berkshire’s portfolio, valued at around $117 billion. While Warren Buffett is a value investor and he strictly follows his stock selection criteria, he has now moved his portfolio focus towards growth stocks, thanks to his fund managers Todd Combs and Ted Weschler. Nevertheless, Apple’s strong business model played a big role in enhancing Buffett’s confidence. “I don’t think of Apple as a stock. I think of it as our third business,” Buffett said. “It’s probably the best business I know in the world. And that is a bigger commitment than we have in any business except insurance and the railroad,” he added. Fortunately, the legendary investor’s stock-picking strategy worked in the case of the iPhone maker. Shares of the world’s largest tech giant rallied 380% since Berkshire first initiated a position in Apple in 2016. Apple’s dividend-paying strategy is further adding to shareholders' returns. Berkshire collected more than $770 million in dividend income from Apple. The cloud-based data platform Snowflake Inc. (NYSE: SNOW) represented only a small portion of Buffett's portfolio at the end of the latest quarter. Snowflake is ranked at 21st spot in Buffett’s portfolio and weighted around 0.66%, according to the latest 13F filings. Financial Sector: 27% The financial sector is one of Buffett’s most favorite areas of investment. Although the legendary investors sold out his Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and a few other financial stocks positions during the pandemic year, he still holds a big position in several banking and financial services stocks. The financial sector accounted for 27% of Berkshire Hathaway's stock portfolio at the end of 2020, down from 43% in the prior year. Four out of his top ten positions belong to the financial sector. Bank of America is Buffett’s largest financial stock holding followed by American Express Company (NYSE: AXP), Moody’s Corporation (NYSE: MCO), and U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB). In total, Berkshire Hathaway held 14 financial-sector stocks positions at the end of 2020. Buffett likes to invest in well-established financial companies due to two main reasons: share price appreciation and dividends. Consumer Staples: 12.73% Warren Buffett’s Berkshire has long been holding positions in consumer staples companies amid their steady growth potential. Further bolstering investment thesis in consumer staples companies is their predictable nature of cash generation potential. Dividends play a big role in enhancing shareholder's overall returns. Warren Buffett expects to receive $3.8 billion in dividends this year from its portfolio holdings. Berkshire’s third-largest stock holding Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO) has lifted dividends in the past 58 straight years. Buffett also held a big stake in Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ: KHC) since 2015. Despite the latest rally, the shares of the consumer staples company plunged sharply in the last five years, pulling Berkshire's initial $13.8 billion investment in Kraft Heinz to around $11.2 billion at present. Nevertheless, the company’s dividend payments helped to offset the impact of share price loss. The company currently offers a dividend yield of just over 4%. All data compiled by PortfolioInsider.com in partnership with Nasdaq.com See more from BenzingaClick here for options trades from BenzingaWedbush Adds Alphabet Stock To Best Ideas List: What You Need To KnowIndian Merchants Protest Against Amazon's Alleged Preferential Treatment: Bloomberg© 2021 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 15:59

If you're in your 20s, you should be focusing on quality and growth over yield. High-quality stocks growing their profits and dividends at very high rates should provide for outstanding long-term returns and a ton of aggregate dividend income.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 15:21

InvestorsObserver issues critical PriceWatch Alerts for AAPL, T, GE, MARA, and BAC.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 15:17

Hundreds of major U.S. companies and executives signed a statement opposing laws restricting voter rights, released Wednesday as an ad in major newspapers under the heading “We stand for democracy.” Here's the full text.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 15:10

Using sector-based investment strategies can help you capitalize on changing business cycles. So far this week the Technology Services, ...

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14 Apr, 2021 / 14:52

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd(NYSE:TSM) confirmed the power restoration following an outage at a south Taiwan ...

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14 Apr, 2021 / 14:48

On Wednesday, shares of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) saw unusual options activity. After the option alert, the stock price moved down to ...

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InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips If you've been waiting to buy shares of Alibaba, there's no time like the present to purchase a hedged collar strategy on BABA stock. The post Why the Wait Is Over in Alibaba Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace. More From InvestorPlace Why Everyone Is Investing in 5G All WRONG It doesn’t matter if you have $500 in savings or $5 million. Do this now. Top Stock Picker Reveals His Next Potential 500% Winner Stock Prodigy Who Found NIO at $2… Says Buy THIS Now

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InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips When constructing retirement portfolios, investors ought to consider these 10 foundational stocks. They are the bedrock of any plan. The post 10 Stocks at the Heart of Good Retirement Portfolios appeared first on InvestorPlace. More From InvestorPlace Why Everyone Is Investing in 5G All WRONG It doesn’t matter if you have $500 in savings or $5 million. Do this now. Top Stock Picker Reveals His Next Potential 500% Winner Stock Prodigy Who Found NIO at $2… Says Buy THIS Now

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14 Apr, 2021 / 14:18

Each day, Benzinga takes a look back at a notable market-related moment that occurred on this date. What Happened? On this day 21 ...

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14 Apr, 2021 / 14:15

Cathie Wood is arguably the hottest name in investing today as all of her ARK Invest exchange-traded funds have more than doubled their investors' money in the past year. While the eight ARK Invest funds hold stakes in dozens of companies, Wood isn't afraid to make some big bets on specific stocks either. Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com, for example, is held in four ARK ETFs for a total investment of $415 million, yet she has invested over $1 billion in nine separate companies.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 14:08

Sometimes earnings throw investors a curveball. Not today. The first wave of Q1 big bank results looked pretty much as strong as most ...

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14 Apr, 2021 / 13:57

Apple is one of the great companies of the 21st century, with huge product successes like iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Can it continue its run of success?

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14 Apr, 2021 / 13:34

InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips MicroVision is up for sale, but MVIS stock won’t rise until MicroVision actually produces its long-range Lidar sample. The post MicroVision Stock Has Limited Upside Until it Has a Product in Hand appeared first on InvestorPlace. More From InvestorPlace Why Everyone Is Investing in 5G All WRONG It doesn’t matter if you have $500 in savings or $5 million. Do this now. Top Stock Picker Reveals His Next Potential 500% Winner Stock Prodigy Who Found NIO at $2… Says Buy THIS Now

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14 Apr, 2021 / 12:57

InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Electric vehicle stocks are on fire at the moment. But you need to have a multipronged approach to judging companies in the space. The post Grading 7 of the Hottest Electric Vehicle Stocks Making Waves appeared first on InvestorPlace. More From InvestorPlace Why Everyone Is Investing in 5G All WRONG It doesn’t matter if you have $500 in savings or $5 million. Do this now. Top Stock Picker Reveals His Next Potential 500% Winner Stock Prodigy Who Found NIO at $2… Says Buy THIS Now

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14 Apr, 2021 / 12:52

Meme cryptocurrency Dogecoin (CRYPTO: DOGE)ran upnearly 80% in a 24-hour period and is trading above the psychologically ...

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14 Apr, 2021 / 12:40

Worldwide PC shipments see fastest year-over-year growth in more than two decades as pandemic-induced work-and-learn-from-home fuels demand for PCs.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 12:32

Here are three companies, which are constantly gaining traction from the trend of e-learning methods and tools amid the deadly pandemic.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 12:31

Coinbase isn’t the only company going public this week, what to know about the J&J vaccine blood clot scare, Apple expected to introduce new iPads, and other news to start your day.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 12:24

Apple (AAPL) is rumored to unveil iPad Pro in the virtual event, along with providing a glimpse into a host of other products, including AirTags, iMacs and Apple TV.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 12:23

Tesla led the Nasdaq, while Goldman Sachs Q1 results boosted the Dow and stock futures edged up ahead of comments from Fed Chief Powell.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 12:09

Technology stocks are showing they may not be done leading the S&P 500. And that comes following a rough start to the year.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 12:00

Check out the latest news and performance numbers from the top technology stocks, including Microsoft, PayPal, Shopify, and more.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 11:20

Bitcoin reached the milestone in 12 years, while it took Apple 42 years and Amazon 24.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 10:08

InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Here's why FSR stock could be an intriguing speculative buy for investors interested in the long-term upside the EV space has to offer. The post Fisker Is an High-Risk, High-Reward EV Play appeared first on InvestorPlace. More From InvestorPlace Why Everyone Is Investing in 5G All WRONG It doesn’t matter if you have $500 in savings or $5 million. Do this now. Top Stock Picker Reveals His Next Potential 500% Winner Stock Prodigy Who Found NIO at $2… Says Buy THIS Now

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14 Apr, 2021 / 10:00

There'll be a downturn at some point. These five moves will help you prepare.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 09:35

General Motor Co’s (NYSE: GM) Spring Hill Assembly facility that makes the GMC Acadia and Cadillac XT5 and XT6 crossovers, will ...

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14 Apr, 2021 / 09:14

It's only natural that many investors, especially those who are new to the game, prefer to buy shares in 'sexy' stocks...

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14 Apr, 2021 / 08:58

(Bloomberg) -- Shares of SAP SE hit a six-month high in early trading after the company released preliminary first-quarter results that showed customers are beginning to pick up information technology spending after cutting back during the pandemic.The Walldorf, Germany-based software company said late Tuesday it saw a 7% rise in first-quarter cloud revenue and raised the lower end of its full-year forecast for cloud sales. Adjusted cloud revenue was 2.15 billion euros ($2.57 billion) in the period ended March 31.SAP rose 3.8% to 116.46 euros in Frankfurt trading at 9:41 a.m., their highest level since October.Key Items“The results are likely to alleviate some pessimism,” Jefferies analysts wrote in a note, adding that investors will want to know the pace of customers’ cloud transition and extent of growth in new bookings for the business.Cloud and software sales increased 1% to 5.43 billion euros from a year earlier, the company said.Full-year adjusted cloud sales will be 9.2 billion to 9.5 billion euros, based on “the strong new cloud business performance” the company said in the statement. The new forecast raises the lower end of the guidance from the previous 9.1 billion euros.Concur, its expenses unit, continued to struggle due to the lack of business travel.First-quarter adjusted operating profit increased 17% to 1.74 billion euros.Get MoreChief Executive Officer Christian Klein is attempting to overhaul SAP, focusing on making it easier for customers to move to a newer suite of products and ramping up competition with rivals such as Salesforce.com Inc.The European firm has also been pushing to integrate its products with other tech platforms, to allow clients to run programs on Microsoft Corp.’s Azure or Amazon.com Inc.’s AWS.SAP said on Tuesday it was moving its businesses for the financial services industry into a venture with Dediq GmbH.SAP is scheduled to report formal quarterly earnings on April 22.Read MoreSAP CEO’s Comeback Plan Rankles Investors of European Tech GiantSAP Recovery Seems Far as Clients Cut Spending: Company OutlookSAP Shares Climb to Near Six-Month High as Update Reassures: Analysts (Updates throughout with shares, analyst commentary)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 07:57

Pegatron Corp has chosen a site in El Paso Texas, Texas to build a facility that will supply components for Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc ...

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14 Apr, 2021 / 07:56

The two largest cryptocurrencies by market capitalization, Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), hit all-time highs on Tuesday, but that ...

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14 Apr, 2021 / 07:14

The market capitalization of cryptocurrencies, as tracked by CoinMarketCap, has exceeded that of the world’s most valuable company ...

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14 Apr, 2021 / 05:14

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) shares closed 8.6% higher on Tuesday. What Happened: The Elon Musk-led company got caught in an updraft, ...

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14 Apr, 2021 / 03:01

Stocks moved higher today, mostly thanks to Apple and Tesla, which accounted for a majority of the broader S&P 500 gain of about 30 bps, to finish around 4,140.

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14 Apr, 2021 / 02:14

(Bloomberg) -- Just last year, the world’s most valuable startup, ByteDance Ltd., was being squeezed from all sides.The Trump administration wanted the Chinese firm, which owns the ubiquitous TikTok video-sharing platform, to get rid of assets. Beijing was cracking down on tech businesses, and India blacklisted some of its social-media apps.For all the obstacles, ByteDance kept growing. Now its founder, 38-year-old Zhang Yiming, is among the world’s richest people -- a distinction that lately has carried increased risks in China.Shares of the company trade in the private market at a valuation of more than $250 billion, people familiar with the dealings have said. At that level, Zhang, who owns about a quarter of ByteDance, could be worth more than $60 billion, placing him alongside Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s Pony Ma, bottled-water king Zhong Shanshan and members of the Walton and Koch families in the U.S., according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.ByteDance, famous for its short-video apps and news aggregator Toutiao, more than doubled revenue last year after expanding beyond its core advertising business into areas such as e-commerce and online gaming. It’s now weighing options for the initial public offering of some businesses.“Zhang is someone who’s known for thinking long-term and not easily dissuaded by short-term setbacks,” said Ma Rui, partner at venture-capital firm Synaptic Ventures. “He is set on building an enduring, global business.”Surging ValuationDuring its last fundraising round, ByteDance reached a $180 billion valuation, a person with knowledge of the matter said. That’s up from $20 billion about three years ago, according to CB Insights. But in the private market, some investors recently were asking for the equivalent of a $350 billion valuation to part with their shares, people familiar have said. The company’s value for private-equity investors is approaching $400 billion, the South China Morning Post reported. That would mean an even bigger fortune for Zhang.ByteDance representatives didn’t respond to requests for comment.It’s a tough time to be wealthy in China as the government seeks to rein in the country’s most powerful corporations and their billionaire founders. Just ask Jack Ma: After opening an antitrust probe, regulators fined Alibaba a record $2.8 billion and the central bank ordered an overhaul of his Ant Group Co. fintech empire so it’d be supervised more like a bank. On Tuesday, China ordered 34 internet companies to rectify their anti-competitive practices in the coming month.While ByteDance hasn’t been singled out as a target, its dominance in social media and war chest for deal-making are sensitive areas the government is looking into.“There are no more silly games in the U.S. with Trump and potential bans or forced asset sales,” said Kirk Boodry, founder of investment research firm Redex Holdings. “But the pressure on tech-share prices and China in particular might make $250 billion a tough sell,” he added, referring to ByteDance’s value in private transactions.Born in the southern Chinese city of Longyan, Zhang, the only son of civil servants, studied programming at Tianjin’s Nankai University, where he built a following on the school’s online forum by fixing classmates’ computers. He joined Microsoft Corp. for a brief stint after graduating, later calling the job so boring he often “worked half of the day and read books in the other half,” according to an interview with Chinese media. He went on to develop several ventures, including a real estate search portal.His breakthrough came in 2012, when working in a four-bedroom apartment in Beijing he created ByteDance’s first hit -- a joke-sharing app later shut down by censors. It then turned to news aggregation before winning over more than 1 billion global users with its short-video platforms TikTok and Chinese twin app, Douyin. In the process, it attracted big-name investors such as SoftBank Group Corp., Sequoia Capital and proprietary-trading firm Susquehanna International Group, making it a rarity among Chinese internet startups that usually get absorbed into the wider ecosystems of Tencent and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.Novel ConceptOne of Zhang’s earliest supporters, Susquehanna has become ByteDance’s largest outside backer with a 15% stake, according to a Wall Street Journal story in October. The initial bet was made at the start of 2012, when ByteDance’s news app Toutiao was just a concept that Zhang had drawn up on napkins, according to a 2016 blog post by Joan Wang, who led that investment for Susquehanna’s Chinese venture-capital unit.With TikTok facing scrutiny in the U.S. and India, Zhang has put more effort into ByteDance’s nascent and fast-growing Chinese businesses, which range from gaming to education to e-commerce. That helped it increase sales to about $35 billion last year and operating profit to $7 billion, a person familiar with the results said.Investors are eyeing the IPO of some of ByteDance’s businesses after Chinese competitor Kuaishou Technology raised $5.4 billion in February in the biggest internet listing since Uber Technologies Inc., with its market value now nearing $140 billion. Last month, ByteDance hired former Xiaomi Corp. executive Chew Shou Zi as its chief financial officer, filling a long vacant position that will be crucial for its eventual market offering.But for Zhang, it’s not all about immediate payoffs. The affable founder is known for his business philosophy of “delaying satisfactions” as he puts the focus on long-term growth -- a message he stressed again during his spiel to employees at the company’s ninth anniversary celebration last month.“Keep an ordinary mind, that’s something that sounds easy but important to do,” he said. “Put in the plainest words, when hungry, eat, when tired, sleep.”(Adds latest on China crackdown in ninth paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.

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(Bloomberg) -- Evercore Inc. was lead adviser on a pair of back-to-back technology deals this week worth up to $60 billion that helped it jump a spot in the league tables.The boutique investment bank was lead financial adviser to Singapore-based Grab Holdings Inc. on its $40 billion merger Tuesday with the blank-check company Altimeter Growth Corp., a statement showed. It also helped the special purpose acquisition company raise equity to support the deal.Neil Shah, a senior managing director, said in an interview that the firm had been working with Grab for years, and that his Singapore-based colleague, Keith Magnus, the co-chairman of Asia, was important in landing the deal. The firm’s special purpose acquisition company practice was also involved, which helped the firm end up on both sides of the transaction.“We have continued to invest in our SPAC advisory business aggressively,” Shah said.Nuance DealA day earlier, it was “exclusive financial adviser” to Nuance Communications Inc. on its sale to Microsoft Corp., according to a press release. That deal, with an equity value of $19.6 billion, was led out of Evercore’s New York office, and worked on by both technology and health-care bankers.While other banks were involved in the deals, the sell-side advisers typically pocket the most fees. JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Morgan Stanley also advised Grab while Goldman Sachs Group Inc. advised Microsoft.Evercore is now the No. 6 ranked global M&A adviser this year, advising on 50 deals worth about $132 billion, up from seventh a week ago, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Goldman Sachs is No. 1 followed by JPMorgan Chase.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.

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13 Apr, 2021 / 23:29

The White House has warned companies that are using a Microsoft database to update their software immediately, after the technology giant warned of new vulnerabilities that could leave businesses open to hackers. The flaws, found in Microsoft Exchange Server versions 2013, 2016 and 2019, could be used by an attacker to gain access, snoop on a victim and potentially steal data without raising attention, Microsoft said on Tuesday. It added that the vulnerabilities are different from those disclosed by Microsoft in the same software in March, and require a completely new software update. Anne Neuberger, President Joe Biden’s deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technology, said: “Microsoft released a set of Exchange patches today that are critical. We urge all owners and operators of Microsoft Exchange to apply these latest patches immediately. "The US government will lead by example – we are requiring all agencies to immediately patch their Exchange servers as well.” With the powerful privileges that Exchange servers manage, and the sheer amount of sensitive information stored in these servers, government agencies were rushing to secure the databases. Microsoft said it is yet to find any evidence that hackers had exploited the flaws, but the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (Cisa) said in an emergency notice that they posed “an unacceptable risk” to government computers and required emergency action. The agency said: “This determination is based on the likelihood of the vulnerabilities being weaponised, combined with the widespread use of the affected software across the executive branch and high potential for a compromise of integrity and confidentiality of agency information.” Microsoft said that the concerns were raised by an unnamed "security partner" and recommended that customers install the updates immediately. Exchange Online customers were already protected and do not need to take any action, it added. It is the latest security bungle for the Seattle-based technology company, which just last month revealed that a state-sponsored group had broken into Exchange to steal data from governments and businesses. Estimates suggested that private data from almost 8,000 servers in the UK may have been exposed, out of a total of 125,000 globally, according to US cybersecurity business Palo Alto Networks. Although Microsoft has since patched the issue, it is feared that entire email databases may have already been compromised and in the hands of criminals who could use it to extort businesses or civil servants.

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13 Apr, 2021 / 23:13

The top cybersecurity official in the White House on Tuesday directed all government agencies to urgently apply new patches for Microsoft Corp Exchange email servers to head off exploitation by hackers. The rare directive applies to software fixes for four flaws discovered by the U.S. National Security Agency and reported to Microsoft. "We recognize when vulnerabilities may pose such a systemic risk that they require expedited disclosure," Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber & Emerging Technologies Anne Neuberger said in a statement.

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The top cybersecurity official in the White House on Tuesday directed all government agencies to urgently apply new patches for Microsoft Corp Exchange email servers to head off exploitation by hackers. The rare directive applies to software fixes for four flaws discovered by the U.S. National Security Agency and reported to Microsoft. "We recognize when vulnerabilities may pose such a systemic risk that they require expedited disclosure," Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber & Emerging Technologies Anne Neuberger said in a statement.

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13 Apr, 2021 / 22:44

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Microsoft (MSFT) closed at $258.49 in the latest trading session, marking a +1.01% move from the prior day.

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The Dow closed 68 points lower today. The Nasdaq ended the day with triple-digit gains.

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Yahoo Finance tech editor Dan Howley preveiwed what products Apple might unveil on April 20.

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Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced this week an agreement to acquire Nuance Communications (NASDAQ: NUAN) for $56 per share in cash. Taking into account Nuance's debt, the deal represents an enterprise value of $19.7 billion. The tech giant agreed to pay this steep price to complete its second-largest acquisition ever, behind the $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn in 2016, but the long-term benefits of the deal appear to be significant.

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13 Apr, 2021 / 20:57

Tesla, Nvidia and Adobe are among actionable stocks while Bitcoin hit a record high ahead of the Coinbase IPO. JPMorgan earnings are on tap.

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The Invesco QQQ Trust Series 1 (NASDAQ: QQQ) raced higher Tuesday to an intraday all-time high of $341.08 before finishing higher by ...

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Key market indexes closed near session highs Tuesday, as the S&P 500 hit a new high and the Dow Jones Industrial Average erased most of a 200-point loss.

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Microsoft Corp. will publish fiscal year 2021 third-quarter financial results after the close of the market on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, on the Microsoft Investor Relations website at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Investor/. A live webcast of the earnings conference call will be made available at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

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Johnson & Johnson's corporate bonds are trading lower across the board Tuesday, after two leading U.S. health agencies recommended a pause on its one-shot COVID-19 vaccine after six vaccinated women developed blood clotting.

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InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips No one expects Viacom to catch up to Netflix. But the company doesn’t have to catch up. It just needs to start running faster. And that's why VIAC stock is still worth a look today. The post The ViacomCBS Revival Is the Turnaround Story You Can’t Ignore appeared first on InvestorPlace. More From InvestorPlace Why Everyone Is Investing in 5G All WRONG It doesn’t matter if you have $500 in savings or $5 million. Do this now. Top Stock Picker Reveals His Next Potential 500% Winner Stock Prodigy Who Found NIO at $2… Says Buy THIS Now

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13 Apr, 2021 / 18:29

The Dow is off more than 100 points. The S&P 500 notched a new intraday high.

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Apple Inc(NASDAQ:AAPL) will showcase its first product for 2021 on April 20 at the “Spring Loaded” event, ...

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13 Apr, 2021 / 17:52

The Dow Jones lagged in afternoon trading Tuesday, but Apple stock was a bright spot. JNJ stock lagged in the Dow over concerns about its Covid vaccine.

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13 Apr, 2021 / 17:37

A new business series called Unicorn Hunters that spotlights up-and-coming growth companies looking to hit the $1 billion “unicorn” valuation is set to debut on May 10.

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The Dow Jones fell as a key inflation gauge rose. Johnson & Johnson fell on clotting concerns with its Covid vaccine. Apple stock rose. Boeing stock rallied.

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Comparing units outstanding versus one week ago at the coverage universe of ETFs at ETF Channel, the biggest inflow was seen in the SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Short Term High Yield Bond ETF, which added 13,200,000 units, or a 9.0% increase week over week. And on a percentage change basis, the ETF with the biggest increase in inflows was the First Trust Hedged BuyWrite Income ETF, which added 100,000 units, for a 40.0% increase in outstanding units.

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United Airlines will partner with Nike, Siemens and others to create an ‘Eco-Skies Alliance’ to finance the use of about 3.4 million gallons this year of low-carbon aviation fuel created from trash.

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Microsoft is following a strong upward trend in recent months, which has been strengthened after the breakdown of the triangle at the beginning of this month of April, which has led it to set new all-time highs.

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Telos Corp(NASDAQ:TLS)announced the availabilityof its Xacta solution to support everyMicrosoft ...

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InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Microsoft announced it will buy voice-recognition leader Nuance for $16 billion. Buy MSFT stock before the market figures out the real story. The post Microsoft’s $16 Billion Nuance Bid Is About to Beat Google and Amazon at Their Own Game appeared first on InvestorPlace. More From InvestorPlace Why Everyone Is Investing in 5G All WRONG It doesn’t matter if you have $500 in savings or $5 million. Do this now. Top Stock Picker Reveals His Next Potential 500% Winner Stock Prodigy Who Found NIO at $2… Says Buy THIS Now

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U.S. Republican Senator and harsh Big Tech critic Josh Hawleypresented a billthat would prohibit every merger and ...

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The enterprise software juggernaut is expanding aggressively in healthcare.

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Stay cautious on this rare quantum computing pure-play for now.

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Gainers Celcuity Inc. (NASDAQ: CELC) jumped 29.4% to settle at $27.94. Celcuity shares climbed 51% on Friday after the company ...

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A tech titan is acquiring the AI software specialist.

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WeissLaw LLP is investigating possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of law by the board of directors of Nuance Communications, Inc. ("Nuance" or the "Company") (NASDAQ; NUAN) in connection with the proposed merger acquisition of the Company by Microsoft Corporation ("Microsoft") (NASDAQ; MSFT). Under the terms of the merger agreement, the Company's shareholders will receive only $56.00 per share in cash for each share of Nuance common stock that they hold.  The all-cash transaction is valued at $19.7 billion.

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Toward the end of trading Monday, the Dow traded down 0.32% to 33,691.74while the NASDAQ fell 0.52% to 13,828.15. The S&P also fell, ...

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GameStop Corp (NYSE: GME) is reportedly looking to oust CEO George Sherman and bring in a new corporate leader. What Happened: The ...

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The Nasdaq gave up a bit of ground despite some gains in key stocks.

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Microsoft Corp. is making a big healthcare push with its purchase of speech-recognition software maker Nuance Communications—and the company could be getting a bargain.

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Nvidia Corp. is stepping up its artificial-intelligence competition with Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. by introducing a new central processing unit to crunch reams of data, with technology based on acquisition target Arm Holdings PLC.

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