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UTC technology chief Paul Eremenko steps down

The chief technology officer of United Technologies Corp , Paul Eremenko, has stepped down, just under two years after moving to the U.S. conglomerate from Europe's Airbus .



4 years ago

Fed cuts rates again, gives mixed signals for next move

The U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point for the second time this year on Wednesday in a widely expected move meant to sustain a decade-long economic expansion, but gave mixed signals about what may happen next.



4 years ago

Comcast gives away Xfinity Flex TV device, pounding shares of Roku

Comcast Corp said on Wednesday it will offer internet customers a free streaming media set top box that works with other services, stepping up competition with Roku Inc in the market for a device that organizes multiple subscriptions.



4 years ago

Tesla takes on Porsche with battle on Germany's toughest circuit

Tesla wants to steal Porsche's bragging rights by testing its Model S on the northern loop of Germany's Nuerburgring circuit, using a marketing tool that German carmakers have long used to tout the superiority of their products.



4 years ago

Stocks fall, Treasury yield curve flattens after Fed cuts rates but sends mixed signals

U.S. stocks extended their losses and the U.S. Treasury yield curve flattened on Wednesday, after the U.S. Federal Reserve cut interest rates, as expected, but gave mixed signals regarding future rate moves.



4 years ago

Fed's mixed signals on next move send Wall Street lower

Wall Street sank on Wednesday as Federal Reserve policymakers gave mixed signals about their next move after cutting interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point in a widely expected move.



4 years ago

Powell doesn't see the Fed ever using negative interest rates, even in times of crisis

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the he does not see the Fed using negative interest rates in the future.

4 years ago

Powell says it's possible the Fed will have to resume balance sheet growth

Powell said on Wednesday that the Fed may have to resume regular balance sheet growth to help ease money markets.

4 years ago

Powell says a 'sequence' of rate cuts could be needed if economy turns, but doesn't see that now

Jerome Powell pledged that the central bank would engage in a "sequence" of interest rate cuts if conditions warrant, but he doesn't see that as necessary now.

4 years ago

Fed ups its GDP forecast for 2019 slightly to 2.2%

The Federal Reserve dialed up its growth expectations slightly while keeping its inflation projection unchanged.

4 years ago

'Alexa, send $20 to my favorite presidential candidate'

Amazon said on Wednesday it will make donating to a U.S. presidential candidate as easy as turning on the lights or replenishing a household's toilet-paper stocks, via its Alexa digital assistant.



4 years ago

S&P 500 ends slightly higher after Fed gives mixed signals

The S&P 500 ended marginally higher on Wednesday after Federal Reserve policymakers cut interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point, as expected, but gave mixed signals about their next move.



4 years ago

Stocks reverse losses, Treasury yields dip following remarks by Fed's Powell

The S&P 500 and the Dow reversed losses to close higher on Wednesday and U.S. Treasury yields slipped after remarks by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell tempered the market's initial reaction to the U.S. central bank's policy statement.



4 years ago

Microsoft approves $40 billion share repurchase program

Microsoft Corp said on Wednesday its board had approved a new share repurchase program of up to $40 billion and raised its quarterly dividend.



4 years ago

A Warren Buffett protege is leaving to start her own Berkshire

Tracy Britt Cool is leaving the firm after a decade to start a company that replicates Warren Buffett's business model, the Wall Street Journal reported.

4 years ago