List/Grid Monthly Archives: March 2015

Retail Stocks: Amazon’s San Francisco store doesn’t actually sell anything

Retail Stocks: Amazon’s San Francisco store doesn’t actually sell anything

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Amazon’s store in downtown San Francisco is filled with comfy couches, funky lamps, computers and tons of food, ranging from fresh cupcakes to beer on tap…. Read more »

Slide Show: Here’s what drove markets in 2015’s volatile first quarter

Slide Show: Here’s what drove markets in 2015’s volatile first quarter

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — As the first three months come to a close, few can say that 2015 has been ho-hum. The European Central Bank finally launched quantitative easing, the… Read more »

The Wall Street Journal: Tikrit taken back from ISIS: Iraq prime minister

The Wall Street Journal: Tikrit taken back from ISIS: Iraq prime minister

Iraq’s prime minister said Tuesday that security forces have recaptured the strategic city of Tikrit after a monthlong battle. However U.S. military officials said they were unable to confirm the… Read more »

Sprinklr joins unicorn club as latest funding round values company at $1.17 billion

Sprinklr joins unicorn club as latest funding round values company at $1.17 billion

Sprinklr has raised a total of $123.5 million in funding. NEW YORK (MarketWatch)—Sprinklr sounds like it could be the name of a unicorn, and in the startup world, it is…. Read more »

The Tell: Netflix axes Friday the 13th, chops Karate Kid from April offerings

The Tell: Netflix axes Friday the 13th, chops Karate Kid from April offerings

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Netflix Inc. is hacking away a number of 80s classics from its lineup beginning Wednesday, so unless you’re willing to dust off the old VCR and… Read more »

Capitol Report: Latest data show consumers upbeat, companies less so

Capitol Report: Latest data show consumers upbeat, companies less so

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Consumers feel pretty confident these days. But businesses are not quite as optimistic. A pair of surveys on Tuesday reveal once again the chasm between how individuals… Read more »

The breakfast wars: How McDonald’s plans to compete with the Waffle Taco

The breakfast wars: How McDonald’s plans to compete with the Waffle Taco

By Personal finance reporter Breakfast, the fastest-growing segment of the fast food business, may soon be available all day at McDonald’s. McDonald’s Corp. MCD, +0.08%   announced on Monday that… Read more »

Outside the Box: Pacific trade deal won’t close massive tax loophole that kills American jobs

Outside the Box: Pacific trade deal won’t close massive tax loophole that kills American jobs

As a majority of U.S. senators and House members have warned, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal would be worse than useless for America without enforceable prohibitions on currency manipulation…. Read more »

Diana Furchtgott-Roth: Here’s what an almost perfect tax-reform plan looks like

Diana Furchtgott-Roth: Here’s what an almost perfect tax-reform plan looks like

As April 15 approaches, many Americans would welcome a simpler tax plan. Sen. Mike Lee, a Republican from Utah, and Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, who is about… Read more »

Slide Show: 8 must-see sites for fans of Nikola Tesla

Slide Show: 8 must-see sites for fans of Nikola Tesla

Tesla’s Wardenclyffe lab on Long Island This is the site of what is probably Tesla’s biggest scientific and financial bust. By 1901, this lab and tower were under construction on… Read more »

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