Stocks edge higher as Apple results boost Dow, tech shares


U.S. stocks rose modestly Wednesday morning as investors weighed another round of corporate earnings, with Apple Inc.’s better-than-expected results helping put the S&P 500 on track for a fourth straight record close. Investors are also awaiting the outcome of a Federal Open Market Committee meeting and news conference with FederalRead More →

China publishes final rules for new tech board By Reuters


© Reuters. China publishes final rules for new tech board SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China has finalised regulations for a Nasdaq-style innovation board that promises to smooth the way for Chinese technology IPOs and, if successful, could raise Shanghai’s profile as a capital-raising competitor to Hong Kong and New York. TheRead More →

Asian markets rise, riding tech stocks’ wave


Asian shares were mostly higher Friday after a moderate rise on Wall Street. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 NIK, +1.05%   rose 1%. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 XJO, +0.68%   added 0.7% in early trading, while South Korea’s Kospi SEU, +1.44%   was up 0.9%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng HSI, +1.39%  Read More →

Chip earnings provide a sigh of relief for tech


Investors concerned about the big swoon for tech stocks at the end of last year received welcome news Wednesday afternoon. Three large semiconductor companies announced earnings beats after the market closed Wednesday, a welcome respite from the barrage of poor forecasts and plunging stock prices for chip companies in theRead More →

Tech finds a middle lane for autonomous cars at CES


Two years ago on the main stage at CES, Nvidia Corp. Chief Executive Jensen Huang proudly proclaimed that his company’s technology would lead to Level 4 autonomy — basically full self-driving — on the market by 2020. As 2019 dawned, Huang’s big news at CES was a “Level 2+” systemRead More →