Apple watchers count down to Apple Watch

Apple watchers count down to Apple Watch

AAP Apple is set to raise the curtain on the Apple Watch, a wearable gizmo the company has billed as its next big thing. The event on Monday, announced with the coy clock reference "spring forward", is expected to finally fill in the blanks on its smartwatch, which Apple announced last year and plans to start selling some time in April. Apple Watch is the company's foray into the emerging wearab…

Australian Markets

  • Aust shares close flat AAP - 8 hours ago

    Australian shares have finished flat as all eyes turn to a meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

  • Stocks to watch at noon on Friday AAP - 12 hours ago

    Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Friday.

  • Can Etsy keep its folksy brand and make shareholders money? Associated Press - 15 hours ago
    Can Etsy keep its folksy brand and make shareholders money?

    If craft seller Etsy goes public later this year it will be a test of how well the company can balance an explicit social mission with shareholder expectations for making money. Founded in 2005, Brooklyn-based ...

  • Will they rise? Rate worries weigh on dividend stocks Associated Press - 17 hours ago

    Dividend investing used to be so easy, not to mention lucrative. But it may be set to get a lot different. Stocks that pay the biggest dividends took a nosedive last month. Power and gas utilities -- once ...

  • Alibaba may slip back to IPO price: Analyst CNBC - 17 hours ago
    Alibaba may slip back to IPO price: Analyst

    The Chinese e-commerce giant has seen "tremendous volatility," but still holds promise long term, KKM Financial's Jeff Kilburg said.

  • INVESTOR ALERT: Wites & Kapetan Announces Investigation of Volaris GlobeNewswire - 21 hours ago

    PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Law Offices of Wites & Kapetan, P.A. ( has been investigating Controladora Vuela Compania de Aviacion, S.A.B. de C.V. ("Volaris" or the "Company") ...

  • Summit Therapeutics PLC (Nasdaq: SMMT) to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell GlobeNewswire - Fri, Mar 6, 2015 12:32 AM AEDT

    Summit Therapeutics PLC, the drug discovery and development company advancing therapies for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and C. difficile infection, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square in celebration ...

  • Aussie shares close higher AAP - Thu, Mar 5, 2015 4:17 PM AEDT

    The Australian share market closed higher on Thursday, with positive manufacturing data out of the US overnight and China during the day promoting positive investor sentiment.

  • Stocks to watch at noon on Thursday AAP - Thu, Mar 5, 2015 12:20 PM AEDT
    Stocks to watch at noon on Thursday

    Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange at noon on Thursday: FMG - FORTESCUE METALS GROUP - up 3.00 cents, or 1.31 per cent, at $2.32 Iron ore miner Fortescue is shoring up its balance sheet by ...

  • Online retailer Etsy files for IPO valued at up to $100M Associated Press - Thu, Mar 5, 2015 11:11 AM AEDT

    Etsy, the online retailer used by hobbyists and people who make their living selling their crafts, is going public. The Brooklyn-based company filed paperwork Wednesday for an initial public offering of ...


Company Finances

  • Nissan recalls more Altimas for hood latch problem Associated Press - 45 minutes ago

    Nissan is recalling 625,000 more cars in the U.S. as part of a growing problem with faulty latches that can allow hoods to fly open while cars are moving. The latest recall covers Altima midsize cars from ...

  • Pilgrim's Offers $50,000 Reward for Information Leading to the Arrest and Conviction of Vandals Targeting … GlobeNewswire - 1 hour 4 minutes ago

    GREELEY, Colo. -- Pilgrim's Pride Corporation , a leading poultry producer in the U.S. and Mexico, is offering an award of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator ...

  • Verso reports 4Q loss Associated Press - 1 hour 28 minutes ago

    On a per-share basis, the Memphis, Tennessee-based company said it had a loss of $3.45. Losses, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 61 cents per share. The coated papers producer posted revenue of $326.4 ...

  • More want local beef, but fewer want tough job of cutting it Associated Press - 1 hour 34 minutes ago
    More want local beef, but fewer want tough job of cutting it

    Kent Weise loves his work, but after 38 years slaughtering cattle, lugging carcasses that can weigh more than 1,000 pounds and slowly, methodically slicing cuts of meat, he understands why few people want ...

  • Hosa Announces 2014 Annual Results ACN Newswire - 4 hours ago

    HONG KONG, Mar 6, 2015 - (ACN Newswire) - Hosa International Limited ("Hosa" or the "Company" and, together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"), one of the largest indoor sportswear brands in China, today announced its annual results for the year ended 31 December 2014 (the "year under review").

  • Would an in-car camera help keep my kid safe? - 4 hours ago

    My kiddo has developed this nasty habit of unbuckling his seat belt while we are driving. Is there a camera for the inside of the car that would allow me to have "eyes in the back of my head"? Boy, it sounds like you've got quite a situation on your hands! Yes, a camera that shows you the interior of your car would allow you to see your son in the rear seat without turning around. It sounds like your son is quite a bit older, since he's in a seat belt and not a car seat, but a store that sells baby accessories is what you need.

  • Dairy Processing Equipment Market - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019 GlobeNewswire - 5 hours ago

    Dublin, March 06, 2015-- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Dairy Processing Equipment Market by Equipment Type, Application& by Region- Global Trends& Forecasts to 2019" ...

  • Habanos hopes for 25-30% US market share AAP - 11 hours ago

    Cuban corporation Habanos SA aspires to achieve a 25-30 per cent share of the US cigar market in the first few years after the trade embargo on the island is lifted, a move that will enable Cuban cigars to be exported to the United States freely and legally, company officials say. "Some will think that it's a rather conservative figure, but that would make us into the market leaders," said Habanos SA vice president for marketing Jorge Luis Fernandez Maique at a press conference at the inauguration of the 17th International Cigar Festival in the Cuban capital recently. He said that achieving a 25-30 per cent market share in the US would mean annual sales of between 70-90 million Habanos cigars.

  • Got a phone charger? No, just a wireless pad on a desk AFP - 11 hours ago
    Got a phone charger? No, just a wireless pad on a desk

    To ease the stress of a dying mobile phone battery and the hassle of bundling wires into your bag, designers are hoping to make 2015 the year of the wireless charger. Companies at the Mobile World Congress, a top telecom fair which wrapped up Thursday in Barcelona, Spain, promised that soon you will just place your phone on a table or lamp stand for it to absorb electricity through a wireless surface. South Korean giant Samsung included wireless charging capability in its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6, unveiled on March 1 in Barcelona. Swedish furniture-maker Ikea announced a line of bedside tables, lamps and desks equipped with wireless charging spots to be launched in Europe and North America in the coming weeks.

  • Serious strain of bird flu found in Minnesota turkey flock Associated Press - 12 hours ago

    A strain of bird flu that's deadly to poultry has been found in a Minnesota commercial turkey flock but the risk to humans is low, state and federal officials announced Thursday. It's the same highly pathogenic ...