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Microsoft-Earnings-042717.jpg Software giant Microsoft Corp. (MSFT), Thursday reported an increase in profit for the third-quarter that trumped analysts' estimates, driven largely by strong growth in cloud business, as the software giant continues its transition from key software business to cloud business. Redmond, Washington-based...

Google-Earnings-042717.jpg Alphabet Inc. (GOOG, GOOGL), the parent company of Google, Thursday reported an increase in profit for the first quarter, driven largely revenue growth in search and advertising. Alphabet's first-quarter profit rose to $5.43 billion or $7.73 per share from $4.21 billion or $6.02 per share last year. On...

wallstreet-121514_27Apr17.jpg Stocks turned in a relatively lackluster performance during trading on Thursday but managed to end the day mostly higher. With the upward move on the day, the tech-heavy Nasdaq reached a new record closing high.

blockbuster-042717.jpg Video rental business Blockbuster Video, thought to be dead, still has about 10 stores scattered around the U.S., according to a Washington Post article. Around seven of the remaining Blockbuster stores have survived in Alaska, where long winters and expensive WiFi have helped the business to go on. "A...

AmazonEcho-042717.jpg Amazon has launched a new Alexa-based product-- Echo Look, which is a variant of the Echo with a built-in camera. The oval-shaped device has LED lights and a voice-controlled camera that allows users to take full-length photos and short videos with hands-free camera and helps to collect and compare...

speaker-paul-ryan-042717.jpg House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Thursday that House Republican leaders have not made a decision when to vote on a revised healthcare bill. "We have not yet made any decisions on a vote. But this is more progress," Ryan said at his weekly press conference. "And we will continue our progress and...

Vinci SA (VCISY.PK) Thursday reported first-quarter revenues rose 5.1 percent to 8.44 billion euros from 8.03 billion euros last year. Like-for-like sales rose 3.5 percent for the quarter. Concessions revenues increased 11 percent to 1.45 billion euros, airports surging 58 percent. Contracting...

Google-Cuba-042717.jpg Internet giant Google's servers officially went live in Cuba on Wednesday, thus making it the first foreign search engine in the island nation. "GGC nodes in Cuba finally went active in the past 24hrs," Doug Madory, director of Dyn Research, wrote in an email. "It is a milestone as this is the first...

DonaldTrump3-042717.jpg As President Donald Trump approaches his 100th day in the White House, the results of a Gallup poll show that a majority of Americans think his performance in office has been about what they expected. Fifty-six percent of Americans said Trump has done about as expected as president.

wallstreet-111814_27Apr17.jpg After initially showing a lack of direction, stocks continue to turn in a lackluster performance in mid-day trading on Thursday. Despite the choppy trading, the tech-heavy Nasdaq managed to reach a new record intraday high earlier in the session.

JonathanDemme-042717.jpg U.S. film director, actor and screenwriter Jonathan Demme, who directed 1991 Oscar winning horror thriller "The Silence of the Lambs," has died. Demme, one of the most eclectic, delightful and original film-makers in Hollywood, died in NewYork City Wednesday at the age of 73 from complications from...

Trump-NAFTA-042717.jpg U.S. President Donald Trump has said that he will not scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement or NAFTA, and agreed with leaders of Mexico and Canada to renegotiate the trade deal. During election campaign, Trump had said he intends to renegotiate the terms of the NAFTA agreement to get a better...

wallstreet-112414_27Apr17.jpg Stocks are turning in a relatively lackluster performance in morning trading on Thursday after ending the previous session modestly lower. Despite the choppy trading, the tech-heavy Nasdaq reached a new record intraday high.

Draghi-042717.jpg European Central Bank policymakers are confident that the euro area economic recovery is improving, while they assessed that inflationary pressures remain subdued, ECB President Mario Draghi said Thursday, damping speculation that the bank may start to wind down its massive stimulus later this year.

Delta-042717.jpg A passenger was booted from a Delta Air Lines flight after an emergency run to the bathroom while the plane was delayed for almost two hours on the tarmac, according to media reports. Kima Hamilton, 39, reportedly said that he needed to use the restroom while the plane was on the tarmac in Atlanta en route to Milwaukee on April 18.

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