Proposed US rules leave open Internet fast lanes

Proposed US rules leave open Internet fast lanes

AFP Internet fast lanes that defy the ideal of "net neutrality" would be allowed under rules proposed by US regulators eager to keep broadband service providers from abusing their power. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday laid out a proposal to make sure Internet service providers don't discriminate when it comes to data coursing through online pipes. The rules wouldn't prev…

Australian Markets

  • European stocks close after upbeat earnings AFP - 11 hours ago
    European stocks close after upbeat earnings

    European stock markets closed on an upbeat note on Thursday as traders reacted to a string of earnings updates, data pointing to further easing of eurozone economic strains, and fresh takeover speculation. Stock indices got a boost from well-received profits news from Apple and Facebook on Wednesday following the close of trading on Wall Street, analysts said, and New York markets were up on Thursday. Concern over the crisis in Ukraine however capped the optimism on financial and oil markets, and the euro eased slightly against the dollar over the escalating tensions. Germany's DAX 30 closed slightly up 0.05 percent at 9.548.68 points, with data revealing that German business confidence rebounded this month, after a slight fall in March in Europe's biggest economy when companies worried about the Crimea crisis.

  • Stocks to watch at noon on Thursday AAP - 16 hours ago

    Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Thursday: AGO - ATLAS IRON - up 4.25 cents, or 4.45 per cent, at 99.75 cents Western Australian iron ore producer Atlas Iron achieved record ...

  • Apple takes steps to lift sagging stock price Associated Press - 18 hours ago

    Apple upstaged Wednesday's release of its fiscal second-quarter earnings by announcing plans to send more cash to its shareholders and split its stock for the first time in nine years. This is what Apple ...

  • Apple increases stock buyback AAP - 18 hours ago
    Apple increases stock buyback

    Apple plans to buy back an additional $US30 billion ($A32 billion) of its stock and raise its quarterly dividend by eight per cent amid a slowdown in revenue growth. The commitment, announced on Wednesday as part of Apple's fiscal second-quarter earnings report, expands on the company's previous pledge to spend $60 billion on stock buybacks by the end of next year. Apple Inc. also is raising its quarterly dividend to $3.29 per share as part its effort to funnel more money to stock holders. The slowdown in revenue growth has prompted investors to wonder whether the company has lost its innovative power since the death of Steve Jobs.

  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock Associated Press - 18 hours ago
    Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock

    Apple is doling out more of its cash to shareholders and preparing to split its stock for the first time in nine years in an attempt to win back investors fretting about the iPhone maker's slowing sales ...

  • Apple increases stock buyback, raises dividend Associated Press - 22 hours ago

    Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock and raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent amid a slowdown in revenue growth. The commitment announced Wednesday as part of Apple's fiscal ...

  • First Clover Leaf Financial Corp. Announces Quarterly Dividend GlobeNewswire - 22 hours ago

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- First Clover Leaf Financial Corp. (the "Company") announced the approval by its Board of Directors of a cash dividend on its outstanding common stock of $0.06 per share ...

  • Add these 4 top healthcare stocks to your watchlist The Motley Fool Australia - 23 hours ago

    Investors in some of Australia's largest and most successful healthcare stocks have seen spectacular returns over the last 12 months. Gains of over 50% have been common and I believe we will continue to see healthcare stocks outperform. Here are four healthcare stocks set to continue delivering great shareholder returns in the year ahead: Ramsay Health Care Limited (RHC.AX) owns and operates private hospitals in a range of major metropolitan and rural communities.

  • 6 Things You Must Do 36 Months Before Your IPO Entrepreneur - Thu, Apr 24, 2014 2:30 AM AEST
    6 Things You Must Do 36 Months Before Your IPO

    If you wait till the last minute, the public offering will disrupt your business. And if that happens, what's the point?

  • Einhorned: Stocks jump on new Greenlight stake CNBC - Thu, Apr 24, 2014 1:08 AM AEST
    Einhorned: Stocks jump on new Greenlight stake

    Stocks of SunEdison and Conn's jumped Tuesday on news that David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital had opened new positions in them.

 

Company Finances

  • PHOTO RELEASE -- Reps. Byrne and Palazzo Visit Ingalls Shipbuilding GlobeNewswire - 45 minutes ago

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Reps. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., and Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., visited Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division Wednesday. The congressmen, both members of the House ...

  • Midday Glance: Food companies Associated Press - 1 hour 16 minutes ago

    Shares of some top food companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: ConAgra Foods Inc. fell $.09 or .3 percent, to $31.07. General Mills Inc. rose $.08 or .2 percent, to $52.45. Hormel Foods Corp. fell $.17 or .4 percent, ...

  • Midday Glance: Beverages companies Associated Press - 1 hour 17 minutes ago

    Shares of some top beverages companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Anheuser-Busch Inbev ADR rose $.78 or .7 percent, to $109.18. Coca-Cola Co. rose $.14 or .3 percent, to $40.87. Dr Pepper Snapple fell $.25 or ...

  • Midday Glance: Autos companies Associated Press - 1 hour 17 minutes ago

    Shares of some top autos companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Ford Motor Co. rose $.12 or .7 percent, to $16.35. General Motors Co. fell $.51 or 1.5 percent, to $33.88. Honda Motor Co. fell $.15 or .4 percent, ...

  • Middday Glance: Tools and Appliances companies Associated Press - 1 hour 17 minutes ago

    Shares of some top tools and appliances companies are up at 1 p.m.: General Electric Co. rose $.14 or .5 percent, to $26.56. Snap-On rose $.42 or .4 percent, to $117.33. Stanley Works rose $2.70 or 3.3 ...

  • Midday Glance: Restaurant companies Associated Press - 1 hour 17 minutes ago

    Shares of some top restaurant companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Brinker International Inc. rose $.62 or 1.3 percent, to $49.99. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. rose $5.38 or 1.1 percent, to $509.43. Darden Restaurants ...

  • Midday Glance: Consumer companies Associated Press - 1 hour 17 minutes ago

    Shares of some top consumer companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Clorox fell $.03 or percent, to $88.96. Colgate-Palmolive Co. rose $.31 or .5 percent, to $66.18. Kimberly-Clark Corp. rose $.38 or .3 percent, ...

  • News Summary: GM 1Q profit dragged down by recalls Associated Press - 2 hours 10 minutes ago

    GM EARNINGS: General Motors' first-quarter profit fell 86 percent to $125 million, mostly due to a $1.3 billion charge for recalling 7 million vehicles worldwide. It was GM's worst quarterly performance ...

  • Midlife Crisis? Ronald McDonald Gets a Makeover, Joins Twitter Entrepreneur - 2 hours 50 minutes ago
    Midlife Crisis? Ronald McDonald Gets a Makeover, Joins Twitter

    On the heels of a disappointing earnings report, McDonald's announced its mascot is getting a new look and joining social media.

  • Effortlessly Prepare a Wine Infused Chicken with the New Epicureanist Chicken Roaster GlobeNewswire - 3 hours ago

    IRVINE, Calif. -- Epicureanist, the one-stop-online-shop for every wine, food and entertaining accessory imaginable, today launched the Epicureanist Chicken Roaster. As the first ceramic chicken roaster ...