- Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down
Daily Oklahoman, Wednesday - 04/23/2014 - 05:02 PM
Facebook's first-quarter earnings and revenue grew sharply, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue. The social network said Wednesday that it earned $642 million, or 25 cents per share, in the January-March quarter, up from $219 million, or 9 cents per share, in the same period a year ago.
- Apple increases stock buyback, raises dividend
Miami Herald, Wednesday - 04/23/2014 - 04:42 PM
Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock and raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent amid a slowdown in revenue growth.
- Buffett disapproves of Coca-Cola's pay plan
Associated Press, Wednesday - 04/23/2014 - 04:37 PM
Warren Buffett says he disapproves of Coca-Cola's highly contested pay plan for its executives.
- Labor Dept. cuts levels of allowable coal dust
Associated Press, Wednesday - 04/23/2014 - 11:46 AM
The Obama administration said Wednesday it is cutting the amount of coal dust allowed in coal mines in an effort to help reduce black lung disease.
- Wellness programs grow more popular with employers
Kansas City Star, Wednesday - 04/23/2014 - 11:27 AM
That little voice nagging you to put down the cake and lace up the running shoes is increasingly coming from your employer and is likely to grow louder with a looming change under the federal health care overhaul.
- Sales of new US homes plunge 14.5 percent in March
Daily Oklahoman, Wednesday - 04/23/2014 - 11:02 AM
The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in seven months, a sign that real estate's spring buying season is off to a weak start. The Commerce Department says sales of new homes declined 14.5 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000.
- Delta navigates nasty winter, tops profit forecast
Daily Oklahoman, Wednesday - 04/23/2014 - 07:58 AM
Delta is making more money by filling more seats on its planes and fuel costs inch downward from last year. Delta Air Lines Inc.
- Faster production brings Boeing $965M 1Q profit
Associated Press, Wednesday - 04/23/2014 - 07:50 AM
Boeing's increased rate of commercial jet manufacturing is starting to pay off for shareholders.
- Finalists named in Bloomberg European city contest
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 04/23/2014 - 12:01 AM
Amsterdam wants to create an online game to get unemployed young people engaged in finding jobs across Europe. Schaerbeek, Belgium, envisions using geothermal mapping to give households personalized rundowns of steps to save energy. Gdansk, Poland, is proposing to require officials to debate ideas from citizens.
- Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Tuesday - 04/22/2014 - 05:17 PM
Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches
- Sub records detailed images of WWII wreck
Daily Oklahoman, Tuesday - 04/22/2014 - 04:48 PM
An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to mark the disaster's 70th anniversary. Bourne, Mass.-based Hydroid says they are the first high-definition sonar images of two ships sunk by German forces during Exercise Tiger, a rehearsal for the D-Day invasion.
- Bloomberg invests $5M in solar-powered lamp
Daily Oklahoman, Tuesday - 04/22/2014 - 11:53 AM
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation has announced a $5 million investment in an artsy-looking solar-powered lamp designed for use in off-grid populations in Africa. The announcement was made Tuesday by Bloomberg Philanthropies. It says the lamp, called Little Sun, will provide clear, affordable energy to places dependent on costly and toxic kerosene lighting in Sub-Saharan Africa. The foundation will provide a low-interest rate loan to help the business grow. The portable lamp is created by Danish artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen.