Wall Street Looks to Profit from New and Improved Cuba Relations (CUBA) (RCL) (CCL) Dec 17, 2014 01:45PM

Blockbuster news Wednesday was a move by President Obama to normalize the relationship with Cuba after decades of isolation. Obama said the past approach on Cuba "failed to accomplish our objective of empowering Cubans to build an open and democratic country."

Obama proposed a new approach to Cuba, which includes:

  • Re-establish diplomatic relations
  • More effectively empower the Cuban people by adjusting regulations
  • Facilitate an expansion of travel to Cuba
  • General licenses... (continue reading...)

UPDATE: Greece's Samaras Fails to Get Votes to Elect President Dec 17, 2014 12:39PM (Updated - December 17, 2014 12:39 PM EST)

Greece's Samaras fails to get votes to elect president, according to Bloomberg, citing the initial tally.

UPDATE - Voting is still ongoing.

The initial tally shows that the Greek parliament moved to block appointment of Stavros Dimas as president. Dimas needs support of 200 lawmakers in the 300-seat parliament. More than 100 didn't approve of the appointment.

Hilsenrath: Yellen is a Very Methodical Person, Expect Her to Stay the Course on Rate Guidance Dec 17, 2014 12:08PM

FOX Business Network (FBN) contributor Jon Hilsenrath spoke with FOX Business Network's Maria Bartiromo about the Federal Reserve ahead of today's FOMC decision at 2PM ET today. When asked whether interest rates will stay low for a considerable amount of time, Hilsenrath said, "Janet Yellen is a very methodical person, a very deliberate person and the fact that they have been telegraphing that they are going to change this guidance suggests that she is probably inclined... (continue reading...)

Former Hulu CEO Looks to Launch YouTube Rival (GOOG) Dec 17, 2014 11:50AM

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) is on watch following the launch of a platform that aims to rival YouTube.

Reports out Wednesday have former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar launching Vessel, which is a video subscription service geared towards viewers of YouTube starts and other Internet personalities. The platform will also aggregate video content from such sites as CollegeHumor, Buzzfeed, and Funny or Die.

Actor Alec Baldwin is also said to have signed on for a series called Love Ride,... (continue reading...)

BlackBerry (BBRY) CEO Chen Says Europe Has Been a Strong Market Dec 17, 2014 10:29AM

BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) CEO John Chen spoke with FOX Business Network's (FBN) Maria Bartiromo about his thoughts on how BlackBerry has evolved, BlackBerry's security and the global markets. Chen said, "the phone business is a tough business.it's like a movie business" and that "you either have a great movie or you don't have a great movie." Chen talked about BlackBerry's security saying, "in the future, I'm going to release Secure Voice, so nobody could eavesdrop on... (continue reading...)

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