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Barbie blues gave Mattel holiday disappointment

Slumping sales of Barbie did little to bring a happy holiday to her maker, Mattel Inc.

Shake Shack shares more than double in stock market debut

Wall Street went wild for burgers Friday. Shares of Shake Shack, a burger chain that started as a New York City hot dog cart, more than doubled in their first day of trading.

Stocks sag at the close; January finishes on weak note

The U.S. stock market capped a rough month Friday, delivering its third loss in five days and extending its declines for the year.

‘Anonymized’ credit card data not so anonymous, study shows

Credit card data isn’t quite as anonymous as promised, a new study says.

Google's 4Q earnings disappoint, but CFO eases the letdown

Google has gotten into the habit of missing analysts' earnings targets, frustrating investors who believe the online search leader would be more profitable it wasn't pouring so much money into far-flung projects such as Internet-connected eyewear and driverless cars.

For traders, oil's plunge takes a toll on egos and accounts

The plunge in oil has crushed the Russian ruble, erased $80 billion from Exxon Mobil's market value and pushed Venezuela to the brink of economic collapse. But to Justin Thomas, the real drama in oil unfolds on a smaller scale, a story told in tiny, second-by-second moves in prices on his computer screen.

Amazon's big spending pays off in 4th quarter

It was a Prime quarter for Amazon. Amazon surprised investors on Thursday with a fourth-quarter profit that soundly beat expectations, despite a continued increase in spending and a slight sales miss, partly linked to the strong dollar. Investors drove shares up over 11 percent in aftermarket trading.

Visa announces 4-to-1 stock split

Payment processor Visa has announced a four-to-one stock split, effective March 18.

Fed stays ‘patient’ on rates while noting improving economy

The Federal Reserve reiterated Wednesday that it will be “patient” in raising interest rates from record lows even as the U.S. economy moves steadily closer to full health.

Tiger fight: China and Alibaba face off over fake goods

Regulators on Wednesday issued a scathing report against one of the country's biggest stars, accusing e-commerce giant Alibaba of failing to do enough to prevent fake goods from being sold on its websites. Uncowed, Alibaba fired back with charges of bias and misconduct by a named Chinese official. Such public defiance is almost unheard of in China.

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Facebook's status update: Profit, revenue beat expectations

For the seventh quarter in a row Facebook beat profit and revenue forecasts, continuing to win more mobile advertising revenue as most users shift to using the site on smartphones and other portable devices.

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McDonald's CEO steps down as sales decline

McDonald's CEO Don Thompson is stepping down as the world's biggest hamburger chain fights to hold onto customers and transform its image.

Stocks fade late as oil dips, Fed gives investors pause

Investors struggled to figure out a barrage of signals from the Federal Reserve, oil markets and Corporate America Wednesday, and stocks fell sharply for second straight day.

Yahoo CEO heeds shareholders' call to spin off Alibaba stake

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is spinning off the company's $39 billion stake in China's Alibaba Group Holding in a move that wards off a potential shareholder rebellion.

American Airlines 4th-qtr profit gets lift from cheap fuel

American Airlines is logging record profits and rewarding shareholders just one year removed from bankruptcy court and a big merger.

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