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yahoo-042115.jpg Yahoo reported a plunge in profit, hurt by lower prices for display ads as well as one-time charges. Its results fell short of Street estimates, denoting the challenges CEO Marissa Mayer faces in implementing her turnaround plans at the Internet company.

amgen-042115.jpg Amgen Inc. (AMGN) on Tuesday reported a surge in profit for the first quarter, as revenues grew 11 percent on better pricing and strong demand with research costs falling. Both earnings and revenues for the quarter trumped analysts' estimates. Moving ahead, the drug maker raised its outlook for the full...

yum-042115.jpg Restaurant operator Yum! Brands Inc. said Tuesday after the markets closed that its first quarter profit fell 9% from last year, mainly due to weak performance of its China division. However, the company's quarterly earnings per share, excluding items, came in above analysts' expectations, but its quarterly revenue fell shy of analysts' forecast.

Wallstreet-013013_21Apr15.jpg Stocks turned in a mixed performance during trading on Tuesday following the rally seen in the previous session. While the Nasdaq hovered in positive territory throughout the session, the Dow and the S&P 500 both spent much of the day in the red.

kirk-rubio-042115.jpg Republican Senators Mark Kirk, R-Ill., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., have called on the Obama administration to demand the release of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian before completing any nuclear agreement with Iran.

Oil-041812_21Apr15.jpg U.S. crude oil ended lower Monday, ahead of the weekly oil report from the Energy Information Administration and the American Petroleum Institute, amid mounting tensions in the Middle East and Greek financial woes continuing to engulf Europe. Yemen is the backdrop for a proxy conflict between the...

AsianMarket-112614_21Apr15.jpg A futures trader was arrested Tuesday on charges related to his alleged role in the stock market "Flash Crash" in May of 2010, the Justice Department revealed.

Retirement-042115.jpg Worker savings remain low and only a minority appears to be taking basic steps needed to prepare for retirement, a new national survey has revealed. The 2015 annual Retirement Confidence Survey, conducted through telephone interviews with 1,003 workers and 1,001 retirees age 25 and older in the United...

Gold-112514_21Apr15.jpg Gold futures ended higher on Tuesday, on its safe haven appeal as investors remained concerned over Greece's financial health with no indication of any agreement with Athens on the economic reforms sought by the European Union to unlock the bailout aid. Also on focus is the April 28-29 Federal Reserve...

capitol-042115.jpg Following weeks of delays, Republicans and Democrats in the Senate have reached an agreement to move forward with anti-human trafficking bill. The agreement regarding the trafficking bill is also expected to clear the way for the Senate to vote on Loretta Lynch's nomination as Attorney General.

wallstreet1-103112_21Apr15.jpg After moving higher at the start of trading on Tuesday, stocks have turned mixed over the course of the session. While the Nasdaq has managed to remain in positive territory, the Dow and the S&P 500 have pulled back into the red.

twitter-042115.jpg Twitter is expanding its direct messaging feature to enable users to communicate privately with a single person or with a group of people, even if they are not following each other.

iowabirdflu-042115.jpg The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that about 5.3 million chickens in an Iowa farm has been hit with avian influenza or bird flu. Iowa is the nation's largest egg-producing state, having more than 58 million egg-laying hens.

wallstreet-111814_21Apr15.jpg Following the rally seen in the previous session, stocks are turning in a relatively lackluster performance in early trading on Tuesday. The major averages moved higher at the start of trading but have turned mixed since then.

Obama-whitehouse-042115.jpg With Americans increasingly optimistic about the economy, the results of a new CNN/ORC International poll released on Tuesday showed President Barack Obama with a positive approval rating for the first time in nearly two years.

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