RSS Feed

News Tribune Financial

Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns

PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer worries and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda.

Comcast abandons Time Warner Cable bid after gov't pushback

What killed Comcast's $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable? Regulators' desire to protect the Internet video industry that is reshaping TV.

Stocks rise on tech earnings; Nasdaq adds to record

Stocks advanced slightly Friday as investors cheered the quarterly results of three large technology companies: Google, Microsoft and Amazon.

Amazon's Web Services boosts 1Q revenue

Amazon's profitable cloud-computing services business is growing by leaps and bounds.

Microsoft results show company's shift, but is it enough?

Microsoft is changing its business. The question is whether it's changing fast enough.

Google's 1Q reassures investors despite earnings miss

Google is still flexing its moneymaking muscle even as a technological upheaval nibbles at its dominance in Internet search and European antitrust regulators question some of the company's practices.

Nasdaq closes at record high of 5,056, beating dot-com mark

The Nasdaq composite has closed at a record high for the first time since the dot-com bubble of 2000.

After a sluggish start, US stocks finish higher

Investors cheered moves by Google and credit-card companies on Wednesday and sent the stock market to a solid gain. Google helped set off a surge in technology stocks after it unveiled a low-cost wireless phone service.

Verizon defends new cable deals as media companies complain

Verizon is defending its new, cheaper cable packages that let customers choose groups of channels as media companies protest.

Study links swarm of quakes in Texas to natural gas drilling

With real-time monitors, scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection.

Mixed earnings news leaves US stocks mostly lower

Tepid corporate results and another drop in the price of crude oil pulled stocks mostly lower on Tuesday.

Tease photo

Barbie shows signs of life as Mattel plots comeback

Mattel, the toy company behind the plastic dolls, said there were some signs of improving demand for Barbie ahead of its planned makeover of the brand, including Barbie dolls with different skin tones, eye colors and nose shapes to better relate to multicultural girls and their mothers.

Tease photo

Obama defends pursuit of sweeping trade pact

President Barack Obama on Friday defended his pursuit of a sweeping trade pact as good for American workers in a global economy, dismissing fierce opposition from his own party as a "ratification of the status quo."

Yahoo chooses to stay with Microsoft in updated search deal

Yahoo and Microsoft will keep working together on Internet search, but Yahoo is getting more control over the how the search results are presented.

Top US lawmakers strike deal to fast-track trade deals

Top lawmakers struck a bipartisan agreement Thursday to allow President Barack Obama to negotiate trade deals subject to a yes-or-no vote from Congress without the possibility of changes.

Previous