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wallstreet-112814_31Mar15.jpg After coming under pressure early in the session, stocks saw some further downside over the course of the trading day on Tuesday. The losses on the day partly offset the strong upward move that was seen in the previous session.

microsoft-033115.jpg Software giant Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) on Tuesday unveiled Surface 3, the thinnest, lightest and a more affordable version of its tablet, which is ideal for students, schools and businesses. The Surface 3, which has a 10.8-inch 1920x1280 resolution multi-touch display, is powered by the new quad-core...

elect-Pence-033115.jpg Indiana Gov. Mike Pence continued to defend his state's religious freedom law on Tuesday but called on lawmakers to pass legislation clarifying that the law does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.

Oil-041812_31Mar15.jpg U.S. crude oil ended lower for a third straight session on Tuesday, as investors await the outcome of Iran's talks with the West on its nuclear program, which is expected late in the day. Oil was also under pressure ahead of the weekly official supply data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration,...

uss-033115.jpg US Steel Corp. (X) Tuesday said it will "adjust operations" and temporarily idle a part of its Minntac plant in Mt. Iron, Minnesota, effective June 1. According to reports, the move would see about 700 employees laid off. The company said the decision was due to its current inventory levels and ongoing...

FI-OBAMA3-051909_31Mar15.jpg Following through on an agreement announced last November, President Barack Obama formally pledged Tuesday to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 28 percent over the next decade.

Goldbars022513_31Mar15.jpg Gold futures ended lower for a third straight session Tuesday, as the dollar continued to strengthen against a basket of major currencies even as global equity markets declined. For the month, gold futures shed about 2.5 percent. Investors anticipate an agreement between Iran and the West regarding...

img2-033115.jpg While recent polls suggest that Hillary Clinton has not been hurt much nationally by the scandal over her use of a personal email system while Secretary of State, the results of new Quinnipiac University polls suggest that she has taken a hit in three key swing states.

electriccar-033115.jpg The popularity for electric cars seems to be growing despite plunging oil prices, especially in the U.S. A study conducted by the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research showed about 320,000 new electric cars were registered last year and more than 740,000 vehicles were on the road worldwide early...

renewable-energy-033115.jpg Following two years of declines and despite sharply lower crude oil prices, green energy investments worldwide rebounded last year, thanks to major expansions of solar installations in China and Japan and record investments in offshore wind projects, a UN-backed report revealed Tuesday. UNEP's 9th...

HP-MikeLynch-033115.jpg Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) has filed a lawsuit against Michael Lynch, the co-founder of Autonomy Corp., and its former Financial Chief Sushovan Hussain for a whopping $5.1 billion alleging that the executives misrepresented the financial situation of Autonomy. An HP's spokeswoman confirmed that the...

wallstreet-112414_31Mar15.jpg While selling pressure has waned from earlier in the session, stocks remain mostly negative in mid-day trading on Tuesday. The moderate losses on the day have partly offset the strong gains posted in the previous session.

Facebook-033115.jpg Nine acres of green grass with 400 trees and a half-mile-long walk way. We are not talking about any park, but the expansive rooftop of Facebook's new office. The 430,000 square feet office is a single room and it might be the largest open floor plan in the world.

samsung-LG-033115.jpg South Korean rivals Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics on Tuesday agreed to end all ongoing legal disputes among their group affiliates. This also included a six-month dispute over damaging of high-end Crystal Blue washing machines on the sidelines of last year's IFA electronics show in Berlin.

ConsumerConfidence-033115.jpg Consumer confidence in the U.S. unexpectedly rebounded in the month of March, the Conference Board revealed in a report on Tuesday, with the increase driven by an improved short-term outlook for both employment and income prospects.

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