Social media companies beware: Washington is watching you

Social media may be too new to know this, but you need to tread lightly when Washington, DC, is looking. While President Trump has expanded his vocabulary to include “fake...

Google and Mastercard reportedly teamed up to track offline sales (update)

Last year, Google launched a tool called "store sales measurement" that can tell whether an online ad is effective based on real-world purchases in the US. The tech giant...

Amazon shares blow past $2K as market cap nears $1T

Amazon shares surged past $2,000 for the first time on Thursday, putting the e-commerce titan within arm’s reach of a $1 trillion valuation. The Seattle-based company’s stock hit...

US Open’s fun seasonal jobs might net you a full-time gig

When Audrey Simon begins her junior year in high school this summer, she will be able to add a new gig to her resume: that of US...

Campbell’s Loeb rejection could set off ugly proxy fight

The soup is about to hit the fan at Campbell’s. The struggling canned-food giant is expected to announce this week that it doesn’t plan to sell itself to...

Alibaba continues to gain cloud momentum

When Alibaba reported its earnings yesterday, the cloud data got a bit buried in other stories, but it’s worth pointing out that its cloud business grew 93 percent in the...

Apple’s Tim Cook is about to get a $120 million payday

Tim Cook is about to get even richer.The Apple CEO is set to collect about $120 million in stock tied to the company's performance.Cook was given a restricted...

Target posts its strongest sales gains in a decade

You go, shoppers! Target on Wednesday joined a growing list of brick-and-mortar retailers reporting flush second-quarter results — on the backs of a rejuvenated consumer base. The cheap chic...

Market milestone: This is the longest bull run in history

The bull market turns 3,453 days old on Wednesday. It's the longest period of uninterrupted gains in American history. The remarkable run began on March 9, 2009, in the...

Why Bitcoin supporters are desperate to keep prices high

Bitcoin — the fake, bitcon currency — is falling again. Last week, it dipped below $6,000, but one or more entities seem to have come and added some...

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