Warren Buffett's shareholder gala enters home stretch Apr 28, 2016 10:43AM

By Jonathan Stempel

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett, who pitched newspapers as a teenage delivery boy, may be entering the final stretch of his "Woodstock for Capitalists," after cutting back his involvement in the event and opening it up for an online audience.

This weekend's gathering of Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders in Omaha, Nebraska for the company's annual meeting likely won't be the last.

But its evolution... (continue reading...)


Las Vegas Strip Revenue Down 4% in March; Now Down Modestly for FY16 (MGM) (WYNN) (LVS) Apr 28, 2016 09:59AM

Nevada’s nonrestricted gaming licensees reported a total “gaming win” of $922,272,002 for the month of March 2016, according to the state's Gaming Control Board. This amounts to a 3.04% decrease compared to March 2015, when licensees reported a gaming win of $951,187,038. For the fiscal year (July 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016), gaming win has increased 1.00%.

Las Vegas Strip revenue fell 3.95 percent to $486,821,877 for March 2016, according to the report. Strip... (continue reading...)


UPDATE: BlackBerry (BBRY) Taps WatchGuard's Thurber as SVP, Global Device Sales Apr 27, 2016 03:22PM (Updated - April 27, 2016 3:22 PM EDT)

BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) names Alex Thurber as SVP, Global Device Sales.

UPDATE - The following was posted to BlackBerry's blog n Wednesday:

As BlackBerry looks to accelerate sales of its Android-powered PRIV, BB10 smartphones and future devices, we’re pleased to announce that Alex Thurber (left) has signed on as Senior Vice President, Global Device Sales.

He’ll lead the charge on all aspects of the BlackBerry global devices... (continue reading...)


Social media users upbeat on Facebook; gloomy on Apple, Twitter Apr 27, 2016 12:51PM

By Amy Tennery

(Reuters) - Social media sentiment for Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) dropped sharply on Wednesday, a day after the companies reported disappointing quarterly earnings, while online circles remained confident about Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB), which is scheduled to post results after the market closes.

Twitter's stock plunged 15 percent at midday, after dropping nearly 14 percent late Tuesday on news that... (continue reading...)


Ford Motor (F) Issues Recalls Covering ~300k Vehicles Apr 27, 2016 09:54AM

Ford Motor (NYSE: F) is issuing three safety recalls and two safety compliance recalls in North America. Details are as follows:

Ford issues safety recall and customer satisfaction program for certain 2011-2012 Ford F-150, and 2012 Ford Expedition, Ford Mustang and Lincoln Navigator vehicles in North America to update powertrain control module software and inspect for certain diagnostic trouble codesFord is issuing a safety recall for approximately 202,000 2011-2012 Ford... (continue reading...)


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