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  • Facebook's first earnings report matches expectations; shares plunge

    Facebook's first earnings report matches expectations; shares plunge
    Facebook's first-ever earnings came in on target Thursday, with revenue of $1.18 billion on profit of 12 cents a share. Facebook posted a second-quarter loss of $157 million, or 8 cents a share. But on an adjusted basis, after accounting for restricted...
  • Facebook shares plunging in after-hours trading, now down 9%

    Facebook shares plunging in after-hours trading, now down 9%
    Facebook's shares plummeted as much as 11% in after-hours trading after the social network released its first-ever earnings report that showed it met revenue expectations but was spending heavily. The Menlo Park, Calif., company reported quarterly...
  • Consumer confidence at 2012 low on poor hiring and slow economy

    Consumer confidence at 2012 low on poor hiring and slow economy
    The sunny weather in July isn’t doing much for consumer sentiment – confidence is at the lowest level of the year, according to a new index compiled by Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan. All sorts of factors are to blame: The...
  • Retail sales have case of the blahs after uninspired February

    Retail sales have case of the blahs after uninspired February
    Americans went about their shopping with a “meh” attitude in February, fretting about delayed tax refunds and higher payroll taxes while giving retailers a middling boost in sales. Three separate measures of same-store sales at locations...
  • Retail sales rise 5.8%, but cold weather and payroll taxes sting

    Retail sales rise 5.8%, but cold weather and payroll taxes sting
    Shoppers trod carefully in January, lured into stores by retailers dangling post-holiday clearance deals but spending sparingly to balance out higher payroll taxes and lingering economic uncertainty. Same-store sales at major retailers such as...
  • U.S. auto sales resilient in January

    U.S. auto sales resilient in January
    The national economy remains sluggish — but don't tell the auto industry. Auto sales showed surprising strength in January, with all three domestic manufacturers — General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group — reporting...
  • Venture capital takes first fall in three years; biotech tanks

    Venture capital takes first fall in three years; biotech tanks
    Venture capital funding shriveled for the first time in three years in 2012, with investors funneling $26.5 billion to companies over 3,698 deals, according to a new report. That’s a 10% drop in dollars and a 6% slide in deal volume, according...
  • 'Obamacare,' fiscal cliff leads to small business optimism plunge

    'Obamacare,' fiscal cliff leads to small business optimism plunge
    American small business owners are in a sour mood, with optimism at one of its lowest levels since 1986, but don’t blame Superstorm Sandy. It’s the fiscal cliff’s fault, according to a new report from the National Federation of...
  • Macy's, J.C. Penney in court after talks on Martha Stewart wares fail

    Macy's, J.C. Penney in court after talks on Martha Stewart wares fail
    Macy’s Inc. and J.C. Penney Co. Inc. are back in court Monday after a month-long mediation effort in their dispute over Martha Stewart merchandise appeared to have failed. The department store chains are tussling over the rights to sell the...
  • Early Easter, chilly weather keep March retail sales growth slow

    Early Easter, chilly weather keep March retail sales growth slow
    Consumers shopping during a chilly March gave retail sales for the month a half-hearted push, with spending weighed down by the bitter weather, sequestration worries, ongoing economic weakness and an earlier Easter that shaved off a full selling day....
  • Venture capital fundraising drops to 8-year low

     
    The U.S. venture capital industry raised its lowest amount of money in eight years, stymied by a recent panoply of economic bad news. Firms raised $1.7 billion in the third quarter, said the National Venture Capital Assn. That's 53% less than the $3.5...