Therese Poletti's Tech Tales: Bloom Energy proves it should not be trusted

Therese Poletti's Tech Tales: Bloom Energy proves it should not be trusted
Bloom Energy Corp.’s chief executive sat down with MarketWatch for a phone interview on the day his company’s stock debuted on Wall Street, to answer questions about an initial public offering that this column had openly questioned. His answers only did more damage. When asked about the company’s profitability, KR Sridhar told three MarketWatch staffers that Bloom was “a profitable... Read More

Earnings Results: Apple stock heads for record after earnings and outlook beat

Earnings Results: Apple stock heads for record after earnings and outlook beat
In a quarter when iPhone unit sales were of somewhat diminished importance, Apple Inc. beat earnings and revenue expectations and then delivered an upbeat view of what’s to come, sending shares toward record highs. The company reported better-than-expected results for its fiscal third quarter Tuesday, posting earnings per share of $2.34 on revenue of $53.3 billion. Analysts surveyed by FactSet... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Online distribution of 3D-gun blueprints temporarily blocked by federal judge

The Wall Street Journal: Online distribution of 3D-gun blueprints temporarily blocked by federal judge
A federal judge in Washington state issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday to block blueprints for 3D-printed guns from being distributed online. The ruling came in response to legal action Monday by eight states seeking to block a pro-gun-group, Defense Distributed, from posting the files. Earlier in the day, President Donald Trump voiced skepticism about the legal sale of 3D-printed... Read More

MarketWatch First Take: Apple earnings show why you can expect more $1,000 iPhones

MarketWatch First Take: Apple earnings show why you can expect more $1,000 iPhones
Apple Inc.’s expensive iPhone X helped the company beat Wall Street’s expectations yet again this quarter, giving credence to the possibility of another higher-priced iPhone this fall. Apple AAPL, +0.20%  reported better-than-expected fiscal third-quarter results Thursday, sending its stock toward record highs in after-hours trading. But Apple’s revenue beat came from higher prices of iPhones, even as the number of... Read More

Personal Finance Daily: Scam robocallers stole nearly $1 billion last year and these states don’t charge sales tax on back-to-school shopping

Personal Finance Daily: Scam robocallers stole nearly $1 billion last year and these states don’t charge sales tax on back-to-school shopping
Happy Tuesday, MarketWatchers! Don’t miss today’s top stories. Personal Finance Scam robocallers are getting so creative, they stole nearly $1 billion last year Over 1,500 robocalls were placed every second last month, but how do you know if they’re fake? How investors are abolishing ICE — in their portfolios Protesters are taking financial action in response to the Trump administration’s... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Pence pins blame on Russia for 2016 meddling, vows to improve cybersecurity

The Wall Street Journal: Pence pins blame on Russia for 2016 meddling, vows to improve cybersecurity
Vice President Mike Pence put the blame for 2016 election interference squarely on Russia and pledged that the Trump administration would step up efforts to deter cyberattacks against U.S. democracy. “While other nations possessed the capability, Russia meddled in our 2016 election,” Pence said Tuesday in his first significant speech about cybersecurity. “That is the unambiguous judgment of our intelligence... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Wildfires threaten nearly 20,000 homes in California

The Wall Street Journal: Wildfires threaten nearly 20,000 homes in California
SAN FRANCISCO — New wildfires and more evacuations hit California, with nearly 20,000 homes under threat and 44,000 residents forced to evacuate mostly in the hardest-hit northern part of the Golden State. In all, 15 major blazes were being fought Tuesday by an army of 12,300 firefighters, as a combination of hot weather and drought-ravaged vegetation continued to fuel an... Read More

Pandora stock gains 13% after CEO talks about partnerships, self-serve ad integration

Pandora stock gains 13% after CEO talks about partnerships, self-serve ad integration
Pandora Media Inc. continues to make progress with its initiatives meant to drive listeners back to its platform, and announced several new ad technologies that will keep the top line growing at a healthy clip, executives said as the company reported second-quarter earnings late Tuesday. Shares were up 13% in after-hours trading, after the music-streaming pioneer released results that beat top-... Read More