• CNBCIntel shares rise 3% after earnings beat estimates

    Intel reported per-share earnings of 72 cents or the second quarter, passing analysts’ expectations. Intel’s newest server chip line could drive future growth, one analyst says. Intel stock jumped as high as 4 percent in after-hours trading on Thursday after it reported better-than-expected earnings for the second quarter. EPS: Excluding certain items, EPS of… Read more on CNBC.

  • ReutersStarbucks signals U.S. caution on lower profit; closing Teavana stores

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Starbucks Corp on Thursday posted lower quarterly profit, tempered expectations for the current quarter amid softness in the U.S. retail and restaurant industries, and announced plans to close all 379 of its Teavana stores. Read the story on Reuters.

  • MashableGoogle writes a $50 million check to prep the world's workers for the rise of its robots

    Google’s philanthropic arm is launching a multimillion-dollar effort to aid workers impacted by some of the tech championed by its parent company. Google.org said Wednesday that it’s set aside $50 million to fund nonprofits focused on teaching new job skills and supporting low-wage earners in preparation for advances in automation and artificial intelligence that could upend many of the world’s Read more...

  • CNNNorth Korea promises nuclear strike on US if regime is threatened

    Washington (CNN)North Korea threatened a nuclear strike on “the heart of the US” if it attempts to remove Kim Jong Un as Supreme Leader, Pyongyang’s state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Tuesday.The threat was in response to comments from CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who said last week that the Trump administration needed to find a way to separate Kim Read more...

  • CNBCHere are the two top places where WPP will be putting ad dollars this year, according to CEO Sorrell

    Tech and pharma are the few sectors driving the market rally, says WPP CEO, Sir Martin Sorrell Chinese tech firms are dominating China’s economy, he says Chinese companies with focused strategies will win in international expansion Despite the stock market rally, technology and pharmaceuticals are the main sectors actually chalking up growth, said advertising and public relations company WPP’s CEO, Read more...

  • USA TodayApple iPhone supplier Foxconn could get huge tax deal for U.S. plant

    MADISON – A plan to bring a massive Foxconn Technology Group plant to Wisconsin could cost $1 billion to $3 billion in local, state and federal incentives over coming years — a stunning sum for a project that backers say could transform the state’s economy.An incentive package of that size would be unlike anything Wisconsin has offered in the past and Read more...

  • The Wall Street JournalU.S. Readies Sanctions Against Chinese Entities Over North Korea

    WASHINGTON—The U.S. soon will issue new sanctions against Chinese entities for violating United Nations sanctions against North Korea, a senior State Department official said Tuesday. Susan Thornton, acting assistant secretary of the State Department’s East Asian bureau, told a Senate Foreign Affairs subcommittee the Treasury Department shortly will be targeting more Chinese… Read the story on The Wall Street Journal.

  • USA TodayApple iPhone supplier Foxconn could get huge tax deal for U.S. plant

    MADISON – A plan to bring a massive Foxconn Technology Group plant to Wisconsin could cost $1 billion to $3 billion in local, state and federal incentives over coming years — a stunning sum for a project that backers say could transform the state’s economy.An incentive package of that size would be unlike anything Wisconsin has offered in the past and Read more...

  • Voice of AmericaApple CEO Promised to Build 3 'Big' Plants in US, Trump Tells WSJ

    Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has committed to build three big manufacturing plants in the United States, the Wall Street Journal quoted U.S. President Donald Trump as saying. “I spoke to [Cook], he’s promised me three big plants — big, big, big,” Trump told the Journal in an interview on Tuesday. Trump didn’t elaborate on where those plants would be Read more...

  • CNBCAsia markets to open in wake of oil surging more than 3%, Wall Street rising

    Oil prices extended gains after rising more than 3 percent overnight The dollar index trod water after recovering slightly from a 13-month low overnight Corporate earnings drove market moves in the region, with Mitsubishi Motor beating expectations and driving shares up more than 5 percent Stocks in Asia closed mixed on Wednesday as oil prices extended gains and the dollar Read more...