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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sprint unveils HD voice for cell phones

Sprint unveils HD voice for cell phones


Sprint unveils HD voice for cell phones

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 08:42 AM PDT

For all the amazing things smartphones can do, they're still not great at actual phone calls. Sprint's hoping to change that.

It's not a tech bubble -- it's tech roulette

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 08:20 AM PDT

Talk of a tech bubble is getting overblown.

Twitter stock tanks. Not 'the next Facebook'

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 08:14 AM PDT

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Clippers sale will bring many bidders, huge payday

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 08:09 AM PDT

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Stocks flat as all eyes turn to Fed

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 08:05 AM PDT

Investors looked past a weak report on U.S. economic growth Wednesday as they await the latest statement from the Federal Reserve.

Victory for Europe's 'Robin Hood' tax

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 06:35 AM PDT

Europe took another step closer to taxing financial trading Wednesday when the EU's highest court dismissed a legal challenge by the U.K.

U.S. economy slows to stall-speed

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 06:54 AM PDT

The U.S. economy stalled in the first three months of 2014, but don't panic yet as it's probably just the winter weather effect.

GE has advantage in French energy tussle

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 06:01 AM PDT

A $13.5 billion takeover bid by General Electric, an American industrial giant, of a French firm has caused a political furor in Europe.

Public Wi-Fi is mostly safe from Heartbleed

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 05:23 AM PDT

The Heartbleed Internet bug is still haunting websites worldwide, but it looks like public Wi-Fi is pretty safe.

What to really look for in April's auto sales

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 03:09 AM PDT

On the first day of every month, automakers report how many cars and trucks they sold during the previous month. It's data that in timeliness and detail is unparalleled in any other industry. Want to know how many iPhones Apple sold in April? You will have to wait until the company's quarterly results appear in July. How many skinny Caramel Macchiatos did Starbucks move? You'll have to guess because Starbucks won't tell you.

China's economy bigger than believed, new study claims

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 03:03 AM PDT

Americans may be startled to wake up Wednesday to news that China will soon have a larger economy than the United States.

This city's residents have the least debt

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 02:56 AM PDT

Detroit may be bankrupt, but its residents actually have the lowest levels of debt in the country.

Stocks: Focus switches to Fed, economy

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 04:58 AM PDT

After wading through a flood of earnings over the past few weeks, investors are turning their focus back to the Federal Reserve and the economy on the last day of the month.

Microsoft's Xbox One to be sold in China for first time

Posted: 29 Apr 2014 11:39 PM PDT

Microsoft said Wednesday that it will start selling Xbox One in China for the first time in September, after the country lifted a 14-year-old ban on gaming consoles.

Wal-Mart to offer auto insurance

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 07:26 AM PDT

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Five years later, TARP price tag hits $40 billion

Posted: 29 Apr 2014 09:17 PM PDT

Little more than five years later, the rescue of Wall Street and Main Street during the financial crisis has cost taxpayers about $40 billion, according to a watchdog agency report released Wednesday.

Feds net another Swiss banker

Posted: 29 Apr 2014 07:25 PM PDT

A former Swiss banker who allegedly set up tax haven accounts to help Credit Suisse's wealthy hide their money turned himself in to U.S. authorities Tuesday and plans to plead guilty to criminal charges, court documents and his attorney said.

Most Clippers sponsors take a wait and see approach

Posted: 29 Apr 2014 04:49 PM PDT

Most Los Angeles Clippers sponsors who dropped the team Monday after owner Donald Sterling made racist comments haven't come back into the fold - yet.

Twitter sinks as user growth underwhelms

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 03:23 AM PDT

Investors are starting to lose patience with Twitter.

Should I buy life insurance for my child?

Posted: 29 Apr 2014 01:08 PM PDT

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