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Steve Jobs is no longer running Apple, but our obsession with its gadgets soared to new heights in 2012, just like its stock price. In the first full year under CEO Tim Cook, Apple accelerated its product launches, shook up its management team, and...
Usually by early December, investment professionals have mapped out their outlook for the next year. But such forecasting has been made difficult by the "fiscal cliff" — the confluence of spending cuts and higher taxes that kick in automatically...
The U.S. Treasury on Wednesday announced plans to liquidate its holdings in General Motors Co. over the next 15 months, starting with the sale of about 40% of its shares by the end of this month. GM will purchase 200 million of the 500 million shares...
Two key Toyota models, the flagship Camry sedan and the Prius v wagon, failed an important new crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an insurance industry group. Honda's newly redesigned Accord tied for the top safety rating...
Online games, it seems, just want to be free. Electronic Arts on Tuesday announced that it will offer up substantial portions of its "Star Wars: The Old Republic" multi-player online game to players for free starting this fall. A premium version with...
The Hartford CourantThe Phoenix Cos. on Tuesday reported a net loss and an operating loss for the quarter. The Hartford-based life insurer and annuity company delayed its quarterly report because it is in the process of restating its finances for the first two quarters of...
The Hartford CourantThe Hartford Financial Services Group will probably use proceeds from the sale of several business units to pay off debt and buy back shares of company stock, analysts say. The last of several large divestitures was announced last week with the planned...
The Hartford CourantMetLife Inc. and General Electric Co. have tweaked the terms of a deal in which the U.S. life insurer is selling $7 billion in bank deposits to the conglomerate, a move MetLife said would change the regulator in charge of approving the deal. The Office...
The Hartford CourantThe Hartford on Wednesday reported a second-quarter loss of $101 million as it bought back investments made by German insurer Allianz during the financial crisis in 2008. The Hartford had a $587 million loss related to buying $2.43 billion in outstanding...
American companies are getting a bit hesitant about buying back their own stock. Share repurchases by large companies fell in the first three months of this year, the second consecutive quarter of declining buybacks, according to Standard & Poor’...
Speculation that governments in the U.S. and Europe will act to help their economies sent stocks surging to their best day this year. Atlanta Federal Reserve President Dennis Lockhart said in a speech that weak job growth over the past two months...
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