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The ABCs of Google's Alphabet announcement

Part of Google's bombshell restructuring, under a new parent called Alphabet, is that its most recent top hire -- CFO Ruth Porat -- gets even more power. Here's what the financial issues look like for Porat and Co.

By August 11, 2015


Qualcomm to cut 15% of workforce as part of 'realignment plan'

In its third-quarter financial report, the chipmaker lays out restructuring plans and slashes projections due to lower expectations for the semiconductor business.

By July 22, 2015


What could Apple buy with all its cash?

Thanks to the success of the iPhone, Apple has nearly $203 billion in cash. That could go a long way.

By July 21, 2015


T-Mobile piles up new customers as race with Sprint heats up

For the ninth quarter in a row, T-Mobile has added more than 1 million net total customers. The question remains: will that be enough to take the No. 3 spot?

By July 9, 2015


Apple may owe a lot of back taxes in Ireland

The company, which two years ago testified to the US Senate that it's not a tax dodger, is facing an European Commission investigation into whether tax breaks from Ireland were illegal state aid.

By April 29, 2015


Apple earnings: It's still all about the iPhone

People may be curious about the Apple Watch, which got delivered to customers around the world on April 24. But when it comes to money, Apple's first wearable won't even be a blip in its financials.

By April 26, 2015


After rough 2014, Samsung eyes growth and acquisitions

Samsung has a hefty $56 billion in cash, but dividends may not be a priority. For 2015, its investor relations chief says, "our primary objective is growth."

By February 17, 2015


Dell accepts founder's new buyout deal with added dividend

A special committee of Dell's board agrees to Michael Dell's new offer, which increases the purchase price to $13.75 per share and includes a special dividend of 13 cents per share.

By August 2, 2013


Icahn to Apple: You need to start buying back more stock

In an open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, activist investor Carl Icahn says the stock is worth double its current trading price.

By October 9, 2014


Zuckerberg's steady hand paying dividends in latest Facebook earnings

The company's mobile growth is soaring, and its ad business is strong. Now, about all those other initiatives.

By May 1, 2013