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wallst-030215.jpg U.S. stocks rallied Monday despite a mixed batch of economic news, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq closing above 5,000 for the first time in fifteen years Investors cheered after the People's Bank of China (PBOC) cut benchmark interest rates by 25 basis points to 5.35 percent on Saturday. The Nasdaq...

Sittingrising-030215.jpg Almost everyone is curious about how long he/she will live. A simple exercise test, called the "sitting-rising test", provides a significant and efficient prediction of one's longevity. The test, developed by Dr. Claudia Gil Araujo and colleagues of Brazil, does not require any preparation or special...

Oil-041812_02Mar15.jpg U.S. crude oil ended lower on Monday, amid concerns over the health of the global economy even as the dollar weakened against a basket of some major currencies, with investors digesting a slew of economic reports from the U.S. The U.S. economy, one of the world's bright spots last year, grew at a...

paypal-030215.jpg PayPal, the online payment unit of Ebay, said it has agreed to buy mobile payment company Paydiant as part of efforts to expand its mobile offerings for merchants. The deal comes at a time when the mobile payment space is suffused with prominent players like Apple and Google, with retailers seeking their own mobile payment applications.

Gold-111414_02Mar15.jpg Gold futures snapped a three-day gain to end lower on Monday, as U.S. equities climbed, with investors mulling over a slew of economic data from the U.S. and a rate cut in China. Gold inched lower despite some soft manufacturing and construction data from the U.S. and the Chinese central bank slashing...

googlewirlss-030215.jpg Google plans to launch a limited-scale U.S. wireless service, which while not taking on the big players in the industry, would nonetheless incorporate technical innovations that could be absorbed the carriers. This was announced by Sundar Pichai, a top Google executive, at the ongoing World Mobile Congress in Barcelona.

childvaccine-030215.jpg A majority of pediatricians and family doctors yield to parents' pressure to delay their children's vaccinations, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics. Ninety-three percent of the 534 primary care doctors surveyed in the study said that they were asked to postpone vaccinations...

gasprice-030215.jpg Consumers used to steep discount on gas are seeing an increase in the price of the fuel in the past few weeks, accentuated by a surge in California, with refinery maintenance and unexpected events acting as catalysts. The price increase comes amid a globally volatile scenario where supply continues to exceed demand, and U.S. energy companies rethink their exploration and production strategy.

lumber-030215.jpg Trading of Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. (LL) was halted on Monday after its stock tanked 20 percent on a TV show, which claimed the company sold flooring that may not meet safety and health standards. Get ahead of the market. For in-depth analysis not available anywhere else, check...

billoriley-030215.jpg Fox News pundit Bill O'Reilly remains under fire amid accusations that he trumped up his role in covering international events. Only weeks after a Mother Jones article raised doubts about his claims that he was in the "warzone" during the Falklands War, the Washington Post noticed that O'Reilly once...

Costco-visa-030215.jpg Membership warehouses operator Costco Wholesale Corp. has struck credit card partnerships with Citigroup Inc. and Visa Inc., after it decided to end its exclusive U.S. partnership with American Express Co. on March 31, 2016. Citigroup will become the exclusive issuer of Costco's co-brand credit cards, while Visa will replace American Express as the credit card network for Costco.

ismman-030215.jpg With labor issues at West Coast ports continuing to cause problems for exporters, the Institute for Supply Management released a report on Monday showing that U.S. manufacturing activity growth slipped to its lowest in more than a year. The ISM said its purchasing managers index fell to 52.9 in February...

Uber-030215.jpg Ride-sharing service provider Uber Technologies, Inc. announced Friday that a security breach could have compromised personal information related to about 50,000 current and former drivers. The company said hackers could have broken into one of their databases that could have impacted the the names and license numbers of the drivers across multiple states in the U.S.

hp-aruba-030215.jpg Computer and printer maker Hewlett-Packard Co. agreed Monday to acquire Wi-Fi gear maker Aruba Networks, Inc. for $24.67 per share in an all-cash deal valued at about $3 billion, and net of cash and debt about $2.7 billion. The deal combines Aruba's wireless mobility solutions with HP's wired switching solutions to create an enterprise mobility leader.

wallstreet2-121214_27Feb15.jpg Sentiment on Wall Street is cautiously optimistic headed in Monday's trading. Strength overseas is boosting the market, helped by an unexpected rate cut by the People's Bank of China. However, there is some skepticism as to whether the major averages are ready to resume their upward momentum after mild profit taking late last week.

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