Loading

 

Wall Street

Oracle posts stronger-than-expected Q2 earnings, revenue results

Oracle posts stronger-than-expected Q2 earnings, revenue resultsIn response, Oracle shares immediately rallied by 3.6 percent initially in after-hours trading.


Asian markets gain as Fed promises patience

Asian markets rallied on December 18 with investors rushing back after a recent sell-off, spurred by a Wall Street recovery, with Tokyo climbing 2.32%Asian markets mostly rallied on Thursday, with investors reversing a recent sell-off spurred by a Wall Street recovery and indications the Federal Reserve will keep rates on hold until mid-2015. In Asian trade Thursday, the greenback was at 118.60 yen.


Oracle revenue rises 3.5 pct on strong growth in cloud

Company logo shown at headquarters for Oracle Corp shown in Redwood CityREUTERS - Oracle Corp reported a 3.5 percent increase in quarterly revenue on Wednesday, beating Wall Street's expectations, as sales at its closely watched cloud services business rose 45 percent. Shares of Oracles, whose report was the first since co-founder Larry Ellison stepped down as chief executive, rose 2.5 percent to $42.20 in after-market trading. Investors have been carefully watching how Oracle beefs up its cloud divisions, which deliver software over the Internet. ...


Oracle revenue rises 3.5 percent on strong growth in cloud

People gather prior to keynote speech at the All Things Oracle OpenWorld Summit in San Francisco(Reuters) - Oracle Corp reported a 3.5 percent increase in quarterly revenue on Wednesday, beating Wall Street's expectations, as sales at its closely watched cloud services business rose 45 percent. Shares of Oracles, whose report was the first since co-founder Larry Ellison stepped down as chief executive, rose 2.5 percent to $42.20 in after-market trading. Investors have been carefully watching how Oracle beefs up its cloud divisions, which deliver software over the Internet. ...


Wall St. rallies after Fed, energy gains; S&P 500 posts best day since 2013

A trader watches a news conference on television by the Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeNEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 scored its best day since October 2013 on Wednesday as the Federal Reserve gave an upbeat assessment of the U.S. economy and said it would take a patient approach toward raising interest rates.


Asia comforted by strong Wall Street, confident Fed

An employee of Tokyo Stock Exchange touches his face as he works at the bourse at TSE in TokyoBy Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares rallied on Thursday after U.S. stocks enjoyed their strongest session this year when the Federal Reserve sounded upbeat on the economy and promised to be patient in removing policy stimulus. The jitters of recent days also calmed a touch as Russia managed to stabilise its rouble, if only for now, and oil prices eked out a rare bounce. As risk aversion ebbed, U.S. bond yields rose and the dollar regained some lost ground. In Asia, Nikkei futures were pointing to an opening increase of at least 1 percent, while stocks in Australia climbed 1. ...


Stocks gain most in more than a year on Fed, oil

Fed rate wording boosts Asian stock marketsThe U.S. stock market had its best day in more than a year after the Federal Reserve said it would to remain "patient" in its approach to raising interest rates. Stocks rose from the open on ...


Some big stock market winners emerge from Obama move on Cuba

By Dan Burns and David Randall NEW YORK (Reuters) - A tiny mutual fund based in Miami, a clutch of cruise line operators and a Canadian natural resources company rank among the early winners in the Obama administration's surprise move on Wednesday to thaw relations with Cuba. After more than five decades of frosty relations and U.S.-imposed economic embargoes, President Barack Obama unveiled plans to relax some aspects of commerce and transportation between the two countries. An outright end to the longstanding trade embargo, however, is not in the cards for now. ...

TSX closes up 352 points in strongest day this year

The Toronto stock market soared 352 points on Wednesday, its largest one-day jump this year, after the U.S. Federal Reserve calmed fears on interest rates.

Wall Street rallies, dollar gains after Fed policy statement

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBy Michael Connor NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock averages posted their best day this year and the dollar strengthened on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve signaled America's economy was strong enough to handle interest rate hikes in 2015, though it emphasized that shifts in policy would be gradual. The dollar rose against most other currencies, but declined sharply against the Russian rouble, whose dramatic drop in recent weeks has caused a national economic crisis. ...


Technology

China is Planning to Purge Foreign Technology and Replace With Homegrown ... - Bloomberg


Bloomberg

China is Planning to Purge Foreign Technology and Replace With Homegrown ...
Bloomberg
China is aiming to purge most foreign technology from banks, the military, state-owned enterprises and key government agencies by 2020, stepping up efforts to shift to Chinese suppliers, according to people familiar with the effort. The push comes ...

and more »

Technology firms - The Economist


The Economist

Technology firms
The Economist
Bankers and lawyers are being priced out of office space in downtown San Francisco; all of the space in eight tower blocks being built has been taken by technology firms. In 2013 around a fifth of graduates from America's leading MBA schools joined ...

Phononic Raises a Cool $44.5M for Refrigerator Technology - Xconomy


Greentech Media

Phononic Raises a Cool $44.5M for Refrigerator Technology
Xconomy
Phononic, a startup that's trying to shake up the refrigerator industry with a semiconductor cooling technology, has raised $44.5 million to help the company expand into more cooling applications. Eastwood Capital Corp. and the Wellcome Trust led the ...
Phononic's Solid-State Thermal Cooling Technology Wins $44.5M in VCGreentech Media

all 10 news articles »

Chip-Making Tools Produce Ultra-Efficient Solar Cells - MIT Technology Review (blog)


MIT Technology Review (blog)

Chip-Making Tools Produce Ultra-Efficient Solar Cells
MIT Technology Review (blog)
The company isn't providing specific estimates for the cost per kilowatt of solar power using its technology, saying the numbers depend on location. Other companies are vying to be the first to reach 50 percent efficiency. This year the startup ...

Travel

As Russian economy tanks, Brits stand to benefit from great travel deals - The Independent


The Independent

As Russian economy tanks, Brits stand to benefit from great travel deals
The Independent
The decline in tourists travelling from Russia is also affecting high-end European resorts and mass-market Middle East and Asian destinations. While the price of oil was high and the economy was doing relatively well, Russian tourists tended to outbid ...

and more »

10 (almost) free travel deals - USA TODAY


10 (almost) free travel deals
USA TODAY
"Free." It's everyone's favorite four-letter word, and one especially dear to travelers the world over. Want to get something for nothing? Check out these 10 no-strings-attached travel offers. Third-day free at Universal Studios. Buy a two-day ...

Grab these great Cyber Monday travel deals now - Detroit Free Press


Detroit Free Press

Grab these great Cyber Monday travel deals now
Detroit Free Press
Vacations, Europe rail passes and resorts have announced deals for travelers, too. Cyber Monday overall is expected to rake in $2.6 billion for retailers, and travel deals are part of that. Check your favorite travel site to see what's offered; here ...
Cheapest Cyber Monday 2014 Travel Deals: Best Discounts On Hotels (Marriott ...KDramaStars

all 3 news articles »

Airfare forecast: How to get the best deals in 2015 - USA TODAY


USA TODAY

Airfare forecast: How to get the best deals in 2015
USA TODAY
Airlines were caught flat-footed by people saying "no" to travel twice in the past dozen years or so (the post-9/11 slump and the recession of 2008), but the industry quickly got its act together as the survival instinct cut capacity to the point that ...

and more »

Top stories of the hour


Death Sentences and Executions at a 20-Year Low - Apex Tribune
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:58:59 +0000


Apex Tribune

Death Sentences and Executions at a 20-Year Low
Apex Tribune
Executions in the US have reached a 20 year low in 2014. Botched procedures leading to a horde of legal challenges coupled by a shortage of lethal injections have caused this fall in number of executions. In 2013, thirty five executions were conducted, the ...
US executions at record 20-year low in wake of botched inmate deathsDaily Mail
Executions in the US Dropped to 40 year low in 2014Bio & Tech Insights
Executions, new death sentences continue to fallFOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com

all 63 news articles »

Expert: '90 percent' sure North Korea behind cyberattack on Sony - Fox News
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:57:18 +0000


Fox News

Expert: '90 percent' sure North Korea behind cyberattack on Sony
Fox News
Leading North Korea expert Andrei Lankov tells Fox News he is “90 percent sure” Pyongyang was behind the hacking attack on Sony for its production of “The Interview.” "It is in their style," the Seoul-based scholar said. ADVERTISEMENT. ADVERTISEMENT.
US Says North Korea Behind Sony CyberattackVoice of America
A look at North Korea's cyberwar capabilitiesSan Francisco Chronicle
North Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest everWABC-TV
CNN -Mirror.co.uk
all 7,219 news articles »

Peshawar: Taliban attackers engaged in sadistic games with students - Times of India
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:56:51 +0000


Times of India

Peshawar: Taliban attackers engaged in sadistic games with students
Times of India
PESHAWAR: Taliban gunmen who stormed a school in northwest Pakistan toyed with captive students by suggesting some could be let go before lining them up and gunning them down in front of their classmates, according to a new account by survivors.
Between the Taliban and ghost schools, an entire generation in Pakistan is ...Quartz
Anger and grief as Pakistan buries students massacred at schoolReuters
'We have killed all the children - what do we do now?' asked Peshawar attackersThe Times (subscription)
Washington Post -The News International -NDTV
all 8,631 news articles »

Merry Christmas, Mr. Putin - Businessweek
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:55:20 +0000


Businessweek

Merry Christmas, Mr. Putin
Businessweek
Euphoria, by definition, is short-lived. In the days after Russia's annexation of Crimea in February, Russian President Vladimir Putin could be forgiven for thinking he'd secured himself a resounding victory: He'd outmaneuvered the liberal West, which was ...
Putin reassures Russians ruble will rise againReuters
Russian President Vladimir Putin Seeks to Reassure on EconomyWall Street Journal
Vladimir Putin's annual press conference: liveTelegraph.co.uk
Washington Post -ABC News -NBCNews.com
all 5,079 news articles »

Congressional critics ready to block Obama push to normalize Cuban relations - Fox News
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:45:38 +0000


Fox News

Congressional critics ready to block Obama push to normalize Cuban relations
Fox News
The historic plan announced by President Obama on Wednesday to normalize relations with Cuba was met with heavy bipartisan resistance on Capitol Hill, raising questions of whether Congress will even consider easing a more than 50-year trade embargo ...
Obama Announces Historic Revamp of US-Cuba RelationsVoice of America
Cuba deal reveals new clues in case of Ana Montes, 'the most important spy you ...Washington Post
Can Congress block Obama's efforts to normalize Cuba relations?CBS News
Wall Street Journal -Telegraph.co.uk -Bloomberg
all 7,060 news articles »

Wilders Prosecuted in Netherlands Over Anti-Moroccan Chanting - Businessweek
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:39:54 +0000


The Guardian

Wilders Prosecuted in Netherlands Over Anti-Moroccan Chanting
Businessweek
Geert Wilders, the leader of the Dutch Freedom Party, will be prosecuted over an election rally he led in March that involved anti-Moroccan chants. The Public Prosecution Service in The Hague decided to prosecute Wilders on “suspicion of insulting a group of ...
Dutch Far-Right Politician Geert Wilders Charged Over 'Fewer Moroccans' SpeechWall Street Journal
Dutch populist Wilders to be tried for incitementThe Daily Star
Dutch lawmaker to be prosecuted for hate speechWJAC Johnstown
euronews
all 46 news articles »

New York bans fracking after health report - Reuters
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:19:41 +0000


Reuters

New York bans fracking after health report
Reuters
ALBANY, NY/NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state will ban hydraulic fracturing after a long-awaited report concluded that the oil and gas extraction method poses health risks, Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration said on Wednesday. New York ...
New York Bans FrackingChinatopix
State bans fracking, citing health and environmental concernsBuffalo News
New York state bans frackingTimesLedger
Fortune -Public News Service -Fox News
all 628 news articles »

TEXAS TERROR TRUCK Plumber's car resurfaces in Syria with terrorists' guns
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:17:40 +0000

Congressional critics ready to block Obama’s plan for new Cuban relations
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:17:40 +0000

FILM RELEASE HALTED FBI links North Korea to Sony cyberattack
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:17:40 +0000

MUMMIFIED GROUNDS Egypt cemetery home to million 'mummies'
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:17:40 +0000

WEATHERMAN AMBUSH Police seek gunman after TV meteorologist shot
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:17:40 +0000

The Conflict With Boko Haram Could Derail Nigeria's 2015 Presidential Election - VICE News
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:15:39 +0000


CHANNELS TELEVISION

The Conflict With Boko Haram Could Derail Nigeria's 2015 Presidential Election
VICE News
Nigerian election officials say more than a million voters in the country's besieged northeast may not be able to cast ballots in the presidential elections scheduled for February — a pivotal vote that observers say already has the potential for violence. Nigeria's ...
Islamists kill 32, kidnap scores in Nigeria: Officials, witnessZee News
Boko Haram kills dozens in northeast NigeriaAljazeera.com
Boko Haram Kill At Least 32, Abduct Scores Women And GirlsNAIJ.COM
AllAfrica.com -Nigerian Bulletin
all 225 news articles »

Police hunt Oregon man suspected of throwing pipe bombs during chase
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:04:26 +0000

Love, American Style: Iraq's Kurds fans of all things US, Bush - Kurdish forces move to retake ISIS-held town
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:04:26 +0000

Uber vows larger focus on safety - Mass. Uber driver accused of rape
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:04:26 +0000

14 charged in deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:04:26 +0000

AP Poll: Russians back Putin despite ruble's fall - Jailed Russian tycoon released from house arrest
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:04:26 +0000

Palestinians buck US, present UN resolution to Security Council, demand Israel from West Bank - Startups look to expand Israeli tech sector
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:04:26 +0000

New York Gov. Cuomo moves to ban fracking
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:04:26 +0000

KURTZ: Jeb Bush, praised by liberals, already drawing flak from the GOP
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:04:26 +0000

Gov. Nixon ends state of emergency for Ferguson protests
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:04:26 +0000

One pedestrian killed, several injured in Southern California crash - 3 shot, suspect on the loose in Los Angeles
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:04:26 +0000

Sydney siege may have been preventable, Australian PM says
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:04:26 +0000

Radar 'blimps' to monitor Washington-area skies
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:04:26 +0000

Arizona's McSally wins House race in recount, adds to GOP's historic majority
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:04:26 +0000

Ind. cop asked to stop selling 'Breathe easy' shirts
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:04:26 +0000

One ISIS thug suspected of killing 150 girls, women - VIDEO: Holocaust survivor warns of dangers from ISIS - Texas plumber's old truck resurfaces in Syria
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:04:26 +0000

Pakistan mourns death of 148 killed in Taliban attack - Report: Blasts near women's college in Pakistan - VIDEO: Massacre at Pakistan school - GRAPHIC CONTENT: Inside Pakistan school
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:04:26 +0000

Billionaire investor steps in to save Atlantic City casino - Catskills hope to revive region with casinos
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:04:26 +0000

Texas ex-official sentenced to death for murder of prosecutor's wife in apparent revenge plot
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:04:26 +0000

Obama making record use of presidential memos - Fed judge: Obama immigration actions 'unconstitutional'
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:04:26 +0000

School punishes blind child by replacing cane with pool toy
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:04:26 +0000

Circus disputes citation for hair-hanging accident
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:04:26 +0000

California storms spark huge mudslide
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:04:26 +0000

Montana man convicted in German exchange student's death
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:04:26 +0000

Man finds woman with ex-girlfriend's name for a free trip around the world
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:04:26 +0000

Uber Exploring Ways To Make Cab Service Safer - Huffington Post India
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:19:51 +0000


Uber Exploring Ways To Make Cab Service Safer
Huffington Post India
The Uber app is seen on a smartphone past cabs passing on Paseo de Gracia in Barcelona, on December 9, 2014. QUIQUE GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images | QUIQUE GARCIA via Getty Images. Share · Tweet. Email. Comment. Dec 18 (Reuters) - Online taxi ...

and more »

Car Plows Through Crowd Outside Christmas Concert In Redondo Beach, Calif. - Huffington Post
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:55:32 +0000


CBS News

Car Plows Through Crowd Outside Christmas Concert In Redondo Beach, Calif.
Huffington Post
One person is dead and up to a dozen others injured, including at least one child, after a suspected drunken driver plowed through a crosswalk outside a church in Redondo Beach, Calif. on Wednesday night. "We have as many as 12 victims," Lt. Joe Hoffman ...
Police: 1 dead, several hurt in California crashWAND

all 121 news articles »

Puppy gets 3D-printed legs
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:52:59 +0000

Home to a million 'mummies'?
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:52:59 +0000

Lost pics found 2 years later
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:52:59 +0000

Randy Quaid stranded abroad
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:52:59 +0000

Swift: Country music ban
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:52:59 +0000

Worst ‘Millionaire’ fail EVER
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:52:59 +0000

Tires of the future?
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:52:59 +0000

Seymour: thankful for her mom
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:52:59 +0000

World's most popular beers?
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:52:59 +0000

Collins admits to molestation
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:52:59 +0000

Drew: I'm NOT like Gwyn
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:52:59 +0000

Aldean shows off fiancée
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:52:59 +0000

E-cigarette health benefit?
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:52:59 +0000

2014's biggest tech fails
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:52:59 +0000

Categories

Home
US
World
Business
Stock Market
Startups
Agriculture
Politics
Elections
The Opinion
Real Estate
Technology
Health
Entertainment
Celebrity News
Fashion
Immigration
Sports
Travel
Science
Movies




Copyright 2009 - 2012 Market Bulletin | All Rights Reserved.