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Amazon Stock hits mixed earnings report and weak forecast. AWS also missed.

Text size Investors are looking for evidence that Amazon.com has made progress in its efforts to contain costs. David Ryder/Bloomberg Amazon . com fell late in trading Thursday after the company reported mixed fourth-quarter results, with better-than-expected sales growth but weaker-than-expected earnings, largely due to a loss on the the company’s stake in electric truck …

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A first generation iPhone going up for auction hopes to fetch $50,000

New York CNN — An unopened first-generation iPhone from 2007 is hitting the auction block Thursday – with an estimated value of $50,000. Originally on sale for $599, the first iPhone offered early Apple adopters a 3.5-inch screen with a 2-megapixel camera, plus 4 GB and 8 GB storage options, internet capabilities and iTunes. It …

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ECB and Bank of England raise interest rates again to fight inflation

London CNN — Europe’s two largest central banks have hiked interest rates sharply on Thursday, opting for bigger increases than the US Federal Reserve as inflation in the region remains near historically high levels. The European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England raised their rates an additional half point. Benchmark interest rates for …

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Honda will start producing a new hydrogen fuel cell system co-developed with GM

TOKYO, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Japan’s Honda Motor Co (7267.T) said it would start producing a new hydrogen fuel cell system jointly developed with General Motors Co (GM.N) this year and increase gradually its sales this decade, into an offer to develop its hydrogen activity. Honda will target annual sales of around 2,000 units of …

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Opinion: Zuckerberg and Intel are shipping the proceeds of their layoffs straight to Wall Street

For years, Wall Street has complained about Silicon Valley’s refusal to pay dividends and buy back shares as tech companies become cash-generating machines. That’s no longer a problem, even though these tech companies are generating less profit than they did in previous years. In fact, some tech companies are essentially paying Wall Street even though …

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Biden proposes ‘junk fee’ bill to cut hidden fees for credit cards and concert tickets

CNN — President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced further progress on his administration’s “competition agenda,” specifically targeting unwanted fees while calling on Congress to pass legislation targeting hidden fees in multiple sectors. These costs can “drain hundreds of dollars a year from the pockets of hard-working American families, especially people who are already struggling to …

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Job postings unexpectedly jump to 11 million in December

Minneapolis CNN — Despite the looming threat of recession and the cacophony of mass layoff announcements, American businesses still need workers – 11.01 million of them. The number of job vacancies rose unexpectedly in December, rising from a revised 10.44 million openings in November and beating economists’ expectations of 10.25 million, according to Bureau of …

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