News tagged with stock markets

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 ...

Dec 16, 2011
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The new retirement: No retirement?

For growing numbers of Americans, the new retirement may really mean no retirement. That's the conclusion of an article in the current issue of the ISR Sampler, the annual magazine of the University of Michigan Institute ...

May 22, 2013
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Apple market value hits $700 bn

A rise in Apple shares Tuesday pushed the market value of the trend-setting US tech icon above $700 billion, becoming the first company to hit that milestone.

Nov 25, 2014
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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 ...

Dec 04, 2011
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Poll: Half of Americans call Facebook a fad

(AP) -- Half of Americans think Facebook is a passing fad, according to the results of a new Associated Press-CNBC poll. And, in the run-up to the social network's initial public offering of stock, half of ...

May 15, 2012
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Companies ask: Does advertising on Facebook pay?

(AP) -- Responding to extraordinary demand, Facebook said Wednesday that it would sell more stock in the company's initial public offering. But ahead of the IPO, a debate emerged between two of the nation's ...

May 17, 2012
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