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Pinnacle Foods Profit Matches Estimate, Sales Fall Short

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 8:33am
Pinnacle Foods said Tuesday it had net profit of $36.1 million, or 31 cents a share, in the fourth quarter, down from $55.7 million, or 48 cents a share, in the year-earlier period.
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Gallup: 2014 uninsured rate was lowest in 7 years; states embracing Obama's law set the pace

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 8:14am
The share of Americans without health insurance dropped to its lowest level in seven years in 2014 as President Barack Obama's overhaul took full effect, according to an extensive survey released Tuesday.
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Office Depot's Stock Gains As Profit Beat Offsets Sales Miss

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 8:07am
Shares of Office Depot Inc. rose 1.8% in premarket trade Tuesday, as the office supply retailer beat fourth-quater profit expectations, but came up a bit short on sales.
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US consumer confidence likely slipped this month from strong January reading

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:31am
The Conference Board releases its February index on U.S. consumer confidence Tuesday at 10 a.m. Eastern.
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Marijuana becomes legal in Alaska, but backers hope for low-key celebrations

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:31am
Alaska on Tuesday became the third U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, but organizers don't expect any public celebrations since it remains illegal to smoke marijuana in public.
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Court battle could be uphill fight for Wisconsin unions should lawmakers pass right-to-work

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:31am
Wisconsin union leaders may not get much help from judges if they file a legal challenge to Republicans' right-to-work provisions, as courts have done little to weaken similar measures in other states.
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Home Depot Earnings Beat Forecasts; Warns Of Strong Dollar Impact

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:27am
Home Depot Inc. reported better-than-expected results on Tuesday as it also announced around $4.5 billion worth of share buybacks.
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What to know: Study finds that giving infants peanut foods may help prevent peanut allergies

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:19am
Children at high risk of developing peanut allergies are far less likely to do so if they are given peanut-containing foods before they turn 1, finds a major study that is expected to quickly change dietary advice to many parents.
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Comcast net income edges up nearly 1 percent in 4Q on higher revenue from customers

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:18am
Comcast Corp.'s fourth-quarter net income edged up less than 1 percent as revenue from its video and Internet services increased.
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FIFA Urged To Move Qatar World Cup To November/December

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:04am
A FIFA task force recommended on Tuesday that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar should be played in November or December, months later than when the tournament usual takes place.
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Home Depot approves $18 billion buyback; increases quarterly dividend by 26 percent

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 6:30am
Home Depot is announcing an $18 billion share repurchase program and boosting its quarterly dividend by 26 percent.
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Toll Brothers Posts Better-than-expected Quarterly Profit, Sales

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 6:21am
Home builder Toll Brothers Inc. on Tuesday said first-quarter net earnings were $81.3 million, or 44 cents a share, climbing from $45.6 million, or 25 cents a share, in the year-earlier period.
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Mideast's biggest airline Emirates to restart Baghdad flights next week after shooting

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 5:31am
The Mideast's biggest airline says it plans to resume flights to Baghdad after halting them last month after an incoming passenger plane came under fire.
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What Time Does Draghi Speak On Tuesday?

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 4:27am
In a busy day for comments from central bankers, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on Tuesday unveils the €20 banknote in Frankfurt.
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California tax agency to vote on reducing gas tax by 7.5 cents; consumers may not see change

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 4:19am
California officials are considering reducing the state's gas tax by 7.5 cents, although consumers may not see a difference at the pump.
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World stocks advance ahead of Yellen remarks, Greek reforms for loan extension

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 4:16am
World stocks were mostly higher and the dollar strengthened Tuesday as investors awaited remarks from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and the Greek government prepared to unveil reforms aimed at winning final approval for extended rescue loans.
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Greece Has Sent List Of Reforms To Lenders: Juncker Spokesman

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 3:57am
Greece has sent a list of reform measures to its creditors on time, Margaritis Schinas, a spokesman for European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, said in a post to Twitter on Tuesday.
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Millions of German industrial workers set to get 3.4 percent pay raise, even as prices sink

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 3:46am
Millions of German industrial workers are set to get a 3.4 percent pay increase this year following a deal between employers and a major union.
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Bias or poor work? Trial begins in high-profile Silicon Valley sexual discrimination lawsuit

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 3:17am
A high-profile sex bias case captivating Silicon Valley has sparked debate over the treatment of women in the high technology and venture capitalist arenas.
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Merck gives free license allowing cheap versions of its HIV drug for children in poor nations

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 3:17am
Drugmaker Merck has granted a free license allowing one of its HIV medicines to be made and sold inexpensively for use in young children in poor countries hard hit by the AIDS virus.
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