List/Grid Monthly Archives: April 2015

How old does Microsoft think these executives are?

How old does Microsoft think these executives are?

On Wednesday, Microsoft MSFT, -0.86% created a site showing off its new face detection application. Users can search for a photo or upload a picture of themselves and then have… Read more »

T. Rowe Price dips a toe into high-speed trading

T. Rowe Price dips a toe into high-speed trading

Every day for the past several months, one of the biggest asset managers in the U.S. has quietly sent a portion of its orders to a high-frequency trading firm for… Read more »

Currencies: Dollar falls against euro, rises against pound, yen

Currencies: Dollar falls against euro, rises against pound, yen

U.S. wages grow at a faster-than-expected clip in the first quarter, pushing the dollar higher against the pound and yen. The dollar traded higher against some rivals, but extended its… Read more »

NewsWatch: Video: Jon Stewart tears into Judith Miller over Iraq reporting

NewsWatch: Video: Jon Stewart tears into Judith Miller over Iraq reporting

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE Jon Stewart grills Judith Miller over her reporting of Iraq’s alleged weapons of mass destruction, a narrative that would help fuel momentum for war. See full story…. Read more »

Bond Report: Treasurys record longest losing streak since February

Bond Report: Treasurys record longest losing streak since February

Jobless claims fell to lowest level in 15 years in the week of April 25, 2015. The Treasury market recorded Thursday its longest streak of losses since February, as jobless… Read more »

Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks end April with a whimper

Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks end April with a whimper

U.S. stocks limped out of April, managing to eke out marginal gains in the month after a sharp selloff Thursday. Losses in the technology and biotechnology sectors, led the main… Read more »

ETF Investing: Will this mark the top for airlines and activist investors?

ETF Investing: Will this mark the top for airlines and activist investors?

This week’s new ETFs include one tracking airlines and another mimicking activist investors like Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman. Contrarians could argue these ETF launches show too much exuberance about… Read more »

Capitol Report: Obama needs trade power ‘pretty soon’ to close Pacific deal, Democrat says

Capitol Report: Obama needs trade power ‘pretty soon’ to close Pacific deal, Democrat says

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — A House Democrat who supports President Obama’s trade agenda says the battle over “fast track” authority is threatening Obama’s ability to close a major proposed deal with… Read more »

The Tell: Home builder Ryland shares tumble after earnings report

The Tell: Home builder Ryland shares tumble after earnings report

Shares of home builder Ryland Group dropped almost 6% Thursday after executives reported quarterly earnings that beat Wall Street’s estimates, but also slimmer gross margins. For its first quarter, Ryland… Read more »

Silicon Valley looks to ‘disrupt’ elder care

Silicon Valley looks to ‘disrupt’ elder care

Apple CEO Tim Cook and IBM CEO Virginia Rometty announced a partnership to allow check-ins on the elderly population in Japan. As Apple and IBM use technology to check on… Read more »

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