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Critics pile on HP as Moody's cuts rating

Hewlett-Packard faces a torrent of criticism after Moody's cuts its long-term credit rating to three levels above junk.

By Nov. 28, 2012


Apple now has 10 percent of all corporate cash

Moody's declares that of all the cash sloshing around in nonfinancial institutions, Apple has the largest chunk, and it's 9.5 percent more than last year.

By Oct. 1, 2013


Apple's bond plan estimated to save $9.2 billion in taxes

The company is estimated to be saving more than $9 billion in taxes that it would have had to pay to bring its overseas cash to the U.S.

By May. 2, 2013


Nokia's debt downgraded to junk status

Debt rating firm Moody's weighs in with its downgrade after Nokia warned its second-quarter financial performance would disappoint and that it would have to cut 10,000 jobs.

By Jun. 15, 2012


Vying for Sprint, Softbank said to bid $8.5B for Universal Music

Vivendi, which owns the world's largest music group, rejects the offer despite its $2 billion premium, the Financial Times reports.

By Jul. 18, 2013


Apple's cash hoard could reach $170 billion by year's end

The iPhone maker's treasure chest may swell by another $35 billion this year assuming it doesn't dole out more cash to its stockholders, says Moody's.

By Mar. 19, 2013


Vivendi faces trouble offloading Activision stake, report says

The company, which owns an $8.1 billion stake in Activision, has tried to get Microsoft to bite, but so far, has failed.

By Jul. 13, 2012


Why technology companies loathe dividends

Investors love dividends, but technology companies typically shun them as uncool. Even Apple, though, couldn't resist the pressure forever.

By Mar. 19, 2012


Russia and Cuba: Together again, this time for open-source software

Russia and Cuba want to get rid of pesky Yankee software in favor of open-source software.

By Nov. 11, 2008


Creditors may oust Sirius XM chief

Group says it will seek the removal of CEO Mel Karmazin if the company chooses bankruptcy over a deal with an investor that would allow it to remain solvent.

By Feb. 15, 2009