Retail stocks have been hot this year. The sector is up around 40%. With the holiday shopping season getting ready to rev up, a period in which retailers ring up roughly 40% of their annual sales, you'd think a continuation of the retail rally seems all but assured. Not quite.
Contagious disease data have been reported by cities and states to the federal government at weekly intervals in the United States since 1888. Now those data are publicly available in a computerized format thanks to a project at the University of Pittsburgh.
KOREAN PHONE MAKER Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Grand 2 smartphone on Monday, as a cheap alternative to the Galaxy Note 3. Samsung's Galaxy Grand 2 improves on its predecessor's screen with a higher resolution 5.25in 1280x720 resolution HD 720p display, compared to the original's 5in 800x480 resolution panel. The phone's processor has also been bumped from dual-core to quad-core, and the Galaxy Grand 2 handset has 1.5GB of RAM, compared to the 1GB found in the original Galaxy Grand.
European equities rallied in morning trade on Monday, with a historic deal over Iran's nuclear program bolstering risk appetite. The pan-European Euro Stoxx 600 Index was trading at highs not seen since May 2008 on Monday as oil prices fell sharply after Iran and six world powers at the weekend sealed a preliminary deal to curb Iran's nuclear program. Germany's DAX also continued its push higher, reaching another fresh all-time high above 9,200 points.
Microsoft has reportedly rolled out latest version of popular Internet calling and messaging service Skype for windows 8.1, latest version of popular operating system by software giant. Updated Skype will match with the operating system’s multitasking feature.
The market is waiting for the release at 2 p.m. ET of the minutes from the Federal Reserve's most recent policy meeting.
Thousands of people have been evacuated from China's resort city of Sanya, in Hainan Province, as Typhoon Haiyan continued to wreak havoc in south Asia Monday morning.
German factory orders increased more than estimated in September in a sign that Europe’s largest economy is benefiting from a recovery in the euro area and rising domestic investment.
There’s yet another reason to worry about the obesity epidemic among America’s kids: Extra weight may be sending U.S. girls into puberty earlier than ever. Researchers have found that girls with higher body mass index, a ratio of height and weight, may start developing breasts more than a year before their thinner friends perhaps as early as second grade. The change is spawning a whole new market of child sized sanitary pads decorated with hearts and stars and deodorants aimed at 8 to 10 year olds
Some of the new features of Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks is iBooks. Now you can use tour Mac to read and annotate books as you can do with your iPhone and iPad.