Apple briefly passes Exxon as most valuable co.
(AP) -- Apple briefly surpassed Exxon as the most valuable U.S. company after an excellent quarter, though the oil company has regained the lead at the market's close.
Apple shares soar, edges ExxonMobil in market cap
Apple shares soared on Wednesday following blockbuster quarterly earnings and the California gadget-maker leapfrogged over ExxonMobil to become the largest US company in terms of market value.
A new year fir the Euro: What could happen and why Americans should be concerned
Despite a slowly improving U.S. economy, Americans have watched the stock market continue on its roller coaster ride, in large part because of uncertainty about the economic future of European countries, such as Greece, Portugal, ...
Calif. stands to reap windfall from Facebook IPO
What's good for Facebook and its employees could be very good for California's treasury.
Investors give 'Farmville' maker a cold shoulder
(AP) -- As its workers celebrated with hot chocolate and cinnamon buns, Zynga saw its stock dinged on its first day of trading Friday - an unexpected turn of events for a closely watched public debut seen ...
Online game maker Zynga prices IPO at $10 a share
Zynga is poised to harvest some cold hard cash in its initial public offering. Who knew that selling virtual cows and digital corn on Facebook would create a $7 billion company?
RIM shares plunge on lowered earnings outlook
Research In Motion shares plunged Friday as the struggling BlackBerry maker said it will not meet its annual earnings target and it is taking a $485 million charge because of weak sales of the PlayBook tablet ...
Game giant Zynga on track for December IPO: report
Online games giant Zynga is on track for a stock market debut in mid-December, the New York Times reported Wednesday.
Internet stock slips raise fears of new bubble
Quick cooling of hot stock market debuts by Internet darlings such as Groupon has fed fears of another speculative bubble as social networking star Facebook prepares to go public.
Report says Facebook seeks $10 billion in IPO
(AP) -- Facebook might finally be laying down the groundwork for a highly anticipated initial public offering, long expected to take place sometime after April 2012.
Big payouts from startups excite Silicon Valley
Everyone dreams of striking it rich - and what they would do with such a windfall. A new house? A fancy car? Maybe designer clothes selected by a personal shopper. For some in Silicon Valley, those wishes may soon come true.
Illegal backdating: Small firms get a free pass
(PhysOrg.com) -- Smaller companies are more likely than larger firms to commit illegal backdating of executive stock options but are less likely to be punished, say researchers at the University of Michigan.
Trying to make sense of the world: Why do consumers misunderstand causes and effects?
Consumers often attempt to match causes to consequences to make sense of events that unfold in their lives or in the world, but this strategy leads to erroneous conclusions, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer ...
LinkedIn CEO, other insiders prepare to sell stock
LinkedIn Corp.'s employees and early backers plan to sell more than 6.7 million shares as they try to reap the gains from a rapid run-up in the online professional networking service's market value.