Psychology influences markets, research confirms

When it comes to economics versus psychology, score one for psychology. Economists argue that markets usually reflect rational behavior—that is, the dominant players in a market, such as the hedge-fund managers who make ...

Elevation in buildings can affect the decisions we make

People rely on financial managers, doctors and lawyers to be as objective as possible when making decisions about investments, health and legal issues, but findings from a new study suggest that an unexpected factor could ...

Analysis: Worst nightmare for Dell, Microsoft?

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's worst nightmare might go like this: PC juggernaut Dell becomes downtrodden enough to be private equity bait and Apple so rich investors sue to get at its cash.

Apple shareholder drops lawsuit on preferred stock

A disgruntled shareholder pressing Apple to create a new class of preferred stock has dropped a lawsuit that became a moot point after the iPhone and iPad maker changed the agenda at its annual meeting earlier this week.

Yahoo soap opera features new cast of leaders

(AP) -- Yahoo's dysfunctional turnaround efforts have morphed into a Silicon Valley soap opera, one that has taken another strange twist with the Internet company's ousting of CEO Scott Thompson just four months after his ...

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