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Texas Business Leaders Slam Controversial Bill

They don't want to see a NC-style backlash

(Newser) - Texas lawmakers are debating a "bathroom bill" that would restrict choice for transgender people—but state business leaders have no interest in dealing with the kind of backlash that forced North Carolina to roll back a similar bill . Some 14 CEOs from major Texas employers, including AT&T, American... More »

Stocks Flat Ahead of TARP News

(Newser) - Stocks barely moved at today's open as traders awaited details on which banks would get approval to repay TARP funds, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Dow climbed less than 20 points; Procter & Gamble fell 1.4% after announcing its succession plans. The Nasdaq rose 0.6% and the... More »

Earnings Drive Stocks Higher

(Newser) - A horrible housing report couldn’t hold stocks down at the open. The Dow rose 57 points, while the S&P and Nasdaq added 0.8% and 0.7% respectively, as investors digested a host of mixed earnings reports. Texas Instruments rose 4.4% after it announced a $107 million... More »

Stocks Saunter Downward

Mild drop as investors hold breath

(Newser) - Stocks dipped at the open today, as investors digested downbeat corporate news while awaiting an auto bailout. The Dow fell as much as 145; the Nasdaq and S&P were off 1.3% and 1.4%, respectively. Auto shares retreated after yesterday’s gains, the Wall Street Journal reports, with... More »

Worries Keep Stocks Mixed

Dow ticks up as oil falls, but financials, tech cast shadow

(Newser) - Markets were mixed today, with financials and tech stock prices falling while blue chips enjoyed a bounce after Friday’s precipitous drop, MarketWatch reports. The Dow gained 70.51, closing at 12,280.32. The Nasdaq fell 15.10 to close at 2,459.46, while the S&P 500... More »

Stocks Sink on Weak Earnings, Soaring Oil

Texas Instruments, UnitedHealth tumble, along with many others

(Newser) - Stocks fell today as oil prices soared and the flow of disappointing earning reports continued. Texas Instruments and UnitedHealth were both hit hard. "We're likely to see stocks continuing to be under pressure," one researcher told Bloomberg. The Dow was down 104.79 to 12,720.23, the... More »

IBM Scrapes Silicon Scraps

Water-based abrasion technique avoids chemicals; recycles silicon for solar panels

(Newser) - IBM has developed an eco-friendly way of recycling silicon for eco-friendly solar panels. Semiconductor chipmakers often sell used silicon too thin for computing to solar panel manufacturers. Until now, they’ve used abrasive chemicals or a spray of glass beads to erase circuits from the chips. IBM plans to share... More »

Jitters Drive Most Stocks Downward

Bad news from Texas Instruments, high crude prices quash optimism

(Newser) - Stocks fell today, with investors shying away from tech after Texas Instruments slashed its sales forecast. NYSE losers outpaced winners 9 to 7, the Dow dropped 16.74 to 13,291.65, the Nasdaq fell 5.40 to 2,592.07, and the S&P held steady. “We had... More »

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