Tag: Microsoft Corp

Jim Cramer: Own these stocks if the Fed leaves interest rates unchanged

CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Monday that investors should think about buying some industrial and energy names if the Federal Reserve keeps rates unchanged at this week’s meeting. “If you think, as I do, that the Fed will keep the fires going, you’ll want to own a steel stock or a heavy machinery play or a […]

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Pros are changing up their portfolios due to the unexpected decline in rates. How they’re playing it

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Source: NYSE Technology and growth stocks are back in favor with some investors, and the trend has been helped by a surprise drop in bond yields. The 10-year Treasury yield was at 1.46% Friday, after touching 1.43% Thursday, its lowest level since March 3. Yields […]

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Tech companies made big pledges to fight racism last year — here’s how they’re doing so far

Demonstrators gather at the Lincoln Memorial during a protest against police brutality and racism on June 6, 2020 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee Last June, social media feeds became flooded with corporate statements about how companies would promote racial equity within and beyond their workforce. The commitments came after the police murder of George Floyd […]

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Apple’s massive success with CarPlay paves the way for automotive ambitions

Apple’s Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi speaks about CarPlay on stage during Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference in San Jose, California on June 05, 2017. Josh Edelson | AFP | Getty Images In the early 2010s, automotive manufacturers and their suppliers were excited about building sophisticated apps for car dashboards that went […]

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Firms are dialing back on video calls to avoid ‘Zoom fatigue’

Video calls over Zoom became a lifeline during the coronavirus pandemic for many companies, who suddenly found themselves managing remote, disparate workforces.  In that time, many people have become used to their co-workers’ visages spread across a grid on a screen. But for some, the endless parade of video calls has become a bit too […]

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Microsoft directors wanted Gates to quit board over inappropriate relationship

Microsoft Corp. board members decided that Bill Gates needed to step down from its board in 2020 as they pursued an investigation into the billionaire’s prior romantic relationship with a female Microsoft employee that was deemed inappropriate, people familiar with the matter said. Members of the board tasked with the matter hired a law firm […]

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Discord is rapidly expanding beyond gaming, attracting suitors like Sony and Microsoft

Jason Citron is the CEO of Discord, a chat app that has long been popular among gamers but is beginning to expand to other audiences. Courtesy of Discord Delilah, a college student, has been watching “The Bachelor” since she was 12, but she’s never known too many people in real life besides her mom who […]

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Epic Games trial reveals Apple negotiations with Netflix, Facebook and Microsoft

Apple and Epic Games have been facing off in one of the most closely watched antitrust trials in the technology industry in years. Epic Games presented its case this week, and Apple will present its case in the coming weeks. Eventually, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers will make a decision whether Apple must allow Epic to […]

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Microsoft is the most popular ESG stock, along with these other names

Morgan Stanley recently said that ESG will be the defining acronym of the next decade, likely to dominate financial markets during the 2020s. Alicia Llop | Getty Images This week the S&P 500 ESG index underwent its annual rebalance and reconstitution, meaning there could be some shuffling in sustainability-focused funds that track the index. In […]

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5 things to know before the stock market opens Monday

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Stock futures mixed as Tesla kicks off tech earnings Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Source: NYSE U.S. stock futures were mixed ahead of an onslaught of tech earnings this week, starting with […]

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