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Stocks mostly lower in US after some weaker company results

Stocks mostly lower in US after some weaker company results

Associated Press - 8 minutes ago Stocks were slightly lower Thursday, following disappointing results from several big companies including Procter & Gamble, Whole Foods and Facebook. A positive report on U.S. economic growth did little ...

  • Protesters rally outside the River Bluff Dental clinic against the killing of a famous lion in Zimbabwe, in Bloomington, Minnesota
    U.S. agency: Unable to contact dentist about Cecil the lion's deat … Reuters - 16 minutes ago

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has not been able to contact the American dentist accused of killing a beloved lion in Zimbabwe, agency director Dan Ashe said on Thursday. … More »U.S. agency: Unable to contact dentist about Cecil the lion's deat …

    Protesters rally outside the River Bluff Dental clinic against the killing of a famous lion in Zimbabwe, in Bloomington, Minnesota

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has not been able to contact the American dentist accused of killing a beloved lion in Zimbabwe, agency director Dan Ashe said on Thursday. Ashe, in a post on Twitter, called the killing of Cecil the lion "tragic" and said his agency will "go where facts lead" in its investigation of …

  • A report by the security firm FireEye says Russian-based hackers are using malicious software concealed in Twitter images to relay commands and steal data from US computer networks
    Hackers used Twitter to target US systems: researchers AFP News - 1 hour 1 minute ago

    Russian-based hackers are using malicious software concealed in Twitter images to relay commands and steal data from US computer networks, security researchers said this … More »Hackers used Twitter to target US systems: researchers

    A report by the security firm FireEye says Russian-based hackers are using malicious software concealed in Twitter images to relay commands and steal data from US computer networks

    Russian-based hackers are using malicious software concealed in Twitter images to relay commands and steal data from US computer networks, security researchers said this week. A report by the security firm FireEye examined stealth techniques used by hacker groups believed to be sponsored by the Russian government. "Using …

  • Stocks mostly lower in US after some weaker company results
    Stocks open lower in US after some weaker company results Associated Press - 1 hour 59 minutes ago

    Stocks declined in early trading Thursday, following disappointing results from several big companies including Procter & Gamble and Facebook. A positive report on U.S. … More »Stocks open lower in US after some weaker company results

    Stocks mostly lower in US after some weaker company results

    Stocks declined in early trading Thursday, following disappointing results from several big companies including Procter & Gamble and Facebook. A positive report on U.S. economic growth did little to help ...

  • Computer screens display the Facebook sign-in screen in this photo illustration taken in Golden
    Facebook spending on messaging, wearables seen fuelling growth Reuters - 2 hours 38 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's plans to focus spending on its two messaging services, Instagram and its virtual reality headset business was cheered by Wall Street analysts, … More »Facebook spending on messaging, wearables seen fuelling growth

    Computer screens display the Facebook sign-in screen in this photo illustration taken in Golden

    (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's plans to focus spending on its two messaging services, Instagram and its virtual reality headset business was cheered by Wall Street analysts, who said the efforts would boost long-term growth. Of the 50 brokerages covering the stock, at least 20 raised their price targets. Piper Jaffray was …

  • Malaysia will not give up in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: Najib
    Malaysia will not give up in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: … New Straits Times - 4 hours ago

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will not give up in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 pledged Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. “I promise the families of those … More »Malaysia will not give up in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: …

    Malaysia will not give up in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370: Najib

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will not give up in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 pledged Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. “I promise the families of those lost that whatever happens, we will not give up,” he said in a status update on Facebook, following the discovery of what is said to be a flaperon of a …

  • Facebook bids adieu to 'Happy Birthday!' wishes IANS - 4 hours ago

    New York, July 30 (IANS) Making birthday greetings on Facebook even more impersonal, the social networking giant has rolled out a feature that allows a user to wish "Happy … More »Facebook bids adieu to 'Happy Birthday!' wishes

    New York, July 30 (IANS) Making birthday greetings on Facebook even more impersonal, the social networking giant has rolled out a feature that allows a user to wish "Happy Birthday" just by texting '1' from a smartphone. The new feature works for those who have Facebook notifications pushed to their text messaging programmes, …

  • Officers stand next to a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found in the coastal area of Saint-Andre, La Reunion on July 29, 2015
    Plane debris 'very likely' from a Boeing 777: Malaysian PM AFP News - 5 hours ago

    Plane wreckage found on an Indian Ocean island is "very likely to be from a Boeing 777", Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Thursday, as speculation mounted … More »Plane debris 'very likely' from a Boeing 777: Malaysian PM

    Officers stand next to a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found in the coastal area of Saint-Andre, La Reunion on July 29, 2015

    Plane wreckage found on an Indian Ocean island is "very likely to be from a Boeing 777", Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Thursday, as speculation mounted that it could be debris from missing flight MH370. "Initial reports suggest that the debris is very likely to be from a Boeing 777, but we need to verify …

  • Germans not okay with Facebook's real name policy IANS - 5 hours ago

    London, July 30 (IANS) Facebook's real name policy has been challenged by a German regulator which ruled that the policy is violative of the right to privacy and urged … More »Germans not okay with Facebook's real name policy

    London, July 30 (IANS) Facebook's real name policy has been challenged by a German regulator which ruled that the policy is violative of the right to privacy and urged the social networking site to allow people to use pseudonyms. The Hamburg data protection authority said on Tuesday that the site could not force users …

  • The logo of Qatar-based Al Jazeera satellite news channel is seen in Doha
    Cairo hearing in Al Jazeera journalists' retrial adjourned -Al Jaz … Reuters - 6 hours ago

    By Shadi Bushra CAIRO (Reuters) - A Cairo court session which had been expected to deliver a verdict on Thursday in the retrial of Al Jazeera television journalists … More »Cairo hearing in Al Jazeera journalists' retrial adjourned -Al Jaz …

    The logo of Qatar-based Al Jazeera satellite news channel is seen in Doha

    By Shadi Bushra CAIRO (Reuters) - A Cairo court session which had been expected to deliver a verdict on Thursday in the retrial of Al Jazeera television journalists has been adjourned, Al Jazeera said on its Twitter feed. "We are extremely angry that the verdict has been adjourned today," Al Jazeera Media Network's spokesperson …

  • Olympics: Tokyo logo design ruffles feathers abroad
    Olympics: Tokyo logo design ruffles feathers abroad AFP Relax - 8 hours ago

    Tokyo's 2020 Olympic emblem has triggered astonishment in Europe due to its resemblance to the logo of a Belgian theatre and a separate Spanish design. In the latest … More »Olympics: Tokyo logo design ruffles feathers abroad

    Olympics: Tokyo logo design ruffles feathers abroad

    Tokyo's 2020 Olympic emblem has triggered astonishment in Europe due to its resemblance to the logo of a Belgian theatre and a separate Spanish design. In the latest public relations blow to Tokyo after plans for its $2 billion Olympic stadium were ditched, a Belgium-based designer took to social media to register surprise …

  • PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - July 30 Reuters - 11 hours ago

    The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. * Facebook Inc offered fresh evidence of its allure to deep-pocketed big brands, as it and Google Inc  … More »PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - July 30

    The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. * Facebook Inc offered fresh evidence of its allure to deep-pocketed big brands, as it and Google Inc increasingly take the lion's share of the fast-growing mobile advertising market. The social networking company posted a 39 percent increase in quarterly …

  • The NFL Players Association filed an appeal on behalf of Tom Brady, pictured (L), in US District Court in Minnesota, hoping to vacate the New England Patriots star's four-game "Deflate-gate" ban
    Union files Brady appeal in Minnesota federal court AFP News - 13 hours ago

    The NFL Players Association filed an appeal on behalf of Tom Brady in US District Court in Minnesota, hoping to vacate the New England Patriots star's four-game "Deflate-gate" … More »Union files Brady appeal in Minnesota federal court

    The NFL Players Association filed an appeal on behalf of Tom Brady, pictured (L), in US District Court in Minnesota, hoping to vacate the New England Patriots star's four-game "Deflate-gate" ban

    The NFL Players Association filed an appeal on behalf of Tom Brady in US District Court in Minnesota, hoping to vacate the New England Patriots star's four-game "Deflate-gate" ban. The legal move follows NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's decision Tuesday to uphold the four-game ban he imposed upon the four-time Super Bowl …

  • On Twitter, Muhyiddin’s rise from unnoticed politician to people’s ‘champion’
    On Twitter, Muhyiddin’s rise from unnoticed politician to people’s ‘ch … The Malay Mail Online - 14 hours ago

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 ― In the limited 140-character world of Twitter where celebrities and pets jostle for space with politicians and activists, the 68-year-old seasoned … More »On Twitter, Muhyiddin’s rise from unnoticed politician to people’s ‘ch …

    On Twitter, Muhyiddin’s rise from unnoticed politician to people’s ‘champion’

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 ― In the limited 140-character world of Twitter where celebrities and pets jostle for space with politicians and activists, the 68-year-old seasoned politician Tan Sri...

  • A 3D plastic representation of the Facebook logo is seen in this illustration in Zenica
    Facebook profit falls 9 percent as costs soar Reuters - 17 hours ago

    Facebook Inc reported quarterly revenue that beat forecasts but its profit fell 9 percent as the social media company sharply increased spending to boost mobile revenue … More »Facebook profit falls 9 percent as costs soar

    A 3D plastic representation of the Facebook logo is seen in this illustration in Zenica

    Facebook Inc reported quarterly revenue that beat forecasts but its profit fell 9 percent as the social media company sharply increased spending to boost mobile revenue and future growth. "We're investing in the next set of services and what will be future investments like Messenger, WhatsApp and Oculus," Chief Operating …

  • Facebook 2Q results soar as user base, mobile ads grow
    Facebook 2Q results soar as user base, mobile ads grow Associated Press - 17 hours ago

    Facebook is attracting advertising dollars to where its users are — on mobile devices. The world's largest online social network surpassed expectations on all fronts … More »Facebook 2Q results soar as user base, mobile ads grow

    Facebook 2Q results soar as user base, mobile ads grow

    Facebook is attracting advertising dollars to where its users are — on mobile devices. The world's largest online social network surpassed expectations on all fronts in the second quarter. It grew not ...

  • A law enforcement truck is parked outside the Lackawanna, N.Y., home, far left, of Arafat Nagi on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, following his arrest . Arafat, 44, is charged with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)
    US: New York man tried to support Islamic State group Associated Press - 17 hours ago

    BUFFALO, New York (AP) — A New York State man traveled overseas in a bid to join the Islamic State group after buying night-vision goggles, a machete and body armor and … More »US: New York man tried to support Islamic State group

    A law enforcement truck is parked outside the Lackawanna, N.Y., home, far left, of Arafat Nagi on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, following his arrest . Arafat, 44, is charged with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)

    BUFFALO, New York (AP) — A New York State man traveled overseas in a bid to join the Islamic State group after buying night-vision goggles, a machete and body armor and pledging his loyalty to the group on Twitter, federal authorities said Wednesday after arresting him on a charge of attempting to provide material support …

  • Facebook said monthly active users grew 13 percent from a year ago to 1.49 billion
    Facebook profit dips as expenses bite into revenue AFP News - 17 hours ago

    Facebook reported a dip in its quarterly profit Wednesday but said revenues surged on mobile advertising gains, as its user base neared 1.5 billion. Facebook like other … More »Facebook profit dips as expenses bite into revenue

    Facebook said monthly active users grew 13 percent from a year ago to 1.49 billion

    Facebook reported a dip in its quarterly profit Wednesday but said revenues surged on mobile advertising gains, as its user base neared 1.5 billion. Facebook like other global companies was hurt by the rising dollar, saying that revenues would have been up 50 percent without the impact of currency changes. "This was a …

  • A law enforcement truck is parked outside the Lackawanna, N.Y., home, far left, of Arafat Nagi on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, following his arrest . Arafat, 44, is charged with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)
    Feds: New York man tried to support Islamic State group Associated Press - 18 hours ago

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York man traveled overseas in a bid to join the Islamic State group after buying night-vision goggles, a machete and body armor and … More »Feds: New York man tried to support Islamic State group

    A law enforcement truck is parked outside the Lackawanna, N.Y., home, far left, of Arafat Nagi on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, following his arrest . Arafat, 44, is charged with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York man traveled overseas in a bid to join the Islamic State group after buying night-vision goggles, a machete and body armor and pledging his loyalty to the group on Twitter, federal authorities said Wednesday after arresting him on a charge of attempting to provide material support …

  • Twitter, who made its entrance on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on November 7, 2013, saw its shares fall hard after second quarter results
    Twitter shares tumble amid fresh doubts on growth AFP News - 18 hours ago

    Twitter shares fell hard Wednesday after the latest update from the one-to-many messaging platform revived doubts about its growth prospects. While revenue growth was … More »Twitter shares tumble amid fresh doubts on growth

    Twitter, who made its entrance on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on November 7, 2013, saw its shares fall hard after second quarter results

    Twitter shares fell hard Wednesday after the latest update from the one-to-many messaging platform revived doubts about its growth prospects. While revenue growth was seen as positive, the sluggish increase in users sparked fresh worries among investors. Twitter said its user base grew to 316 million worldwide, but that …

  • Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?
    Will the Internet listen to your private conversations? Associated Press - 18 hours ago

    Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm. But … More »Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?

    Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?

    Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm. But Aanya's care-free attitude dissolved ...