Starbucks (SBUX) Percolates Home Prices, Too Feb 27, 2015 06:30AM

Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX) generally will put a spring in your step with its coffee and espresso offerings, but now the company could benefit you in more ways than one.

According to Zillow's Home Value Index, U.S. homes within one-quarter mile of a Starbucks saw values rise by 96 percent from 1997 through 2014. That compares with an average gain of 65 percent for all U.S. home prices over the same period.

Notably, the following metro areas have seen the biggest gain in... (continue reading...)

Tesla (TSLA) Fends Off Stigma of Lower Crude Prices; Shows Better Resale Value vs. Peers Feb 26, 2015 03:38PM

Whether the company intended to or not, Tesla Motors (Nasdaq: TSLA) appears to have played smart defense against falling oil prices.

The WSJ highlighted Thursday afternoon how the resale price on electric cars has fallen markedly as crude prices have slipped over the last few months. It makes sense: EVs are a great alternative for fending off $3.50+ per gallon prices, but most see prices around $2 per gallon as manageable. That has led to fewer consumers being in the... (continue reading...)

U.S. FCC Approves Net Neutrality in 3-2 Vote (T) (VZ) (NFLX) Feb 26, 2015 01:00PM

U.S. FCC approves net neutrality in 3-2 vote, according to Bloomberg

Measures approved by the FCC will prohibit names like AT&T (NYSE: T) and Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) from blocking or throttling certain traffic and from offering faster Internet speeds in return for payment.

The move will also bring wireless Internet under the rules for the first time.

Communications giants, like Verizon (NYSE: VZ), believe the measure will hamper fast-growing Internet and lead to further... (continue reading...)

Apple Takes Record Smartphone Profit Share in Q4 as Android Reels - Report (GOOGL) (AAPL) Feb 26, 2015 11:59AM

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone operating profit reached US$21 billion in Q4 2014. The Android operating system captured a record-low 11 percent global smartphone profit share during the quarter. In contrast, Apple iOS took a record-high 89 percent profit share.

Linda Sui, Director at Strategy Analytics, said, "Global smartphone operating profit grew 31 percent annually from US$16.2 billion in Q4 2013 to US$21.2 billion in Q4... (continue reading...)

CollabRx (CLRX) Closes One Stock Offering... Announces Another Feb 25, 2015 04:39PM

Small-cap biotech watchers are in an uproar late Wednesday after CollabRx, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLRX) announced its second common stock offering in a week.

After the close, CollabRx announced that it intends to offer for sale shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering led by Aegis Capital. The size of the offering was not disclosed.

Today's announcement follows news on February 19th that the company priced an underwritten public offering of 3,840,000 shares... (continue reading...)

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