Earnings Outlook: Alphabet earnings: Android antitrust fine will demolish Google profit

Earnings Outlook: Alphabet earnings: Android antitrust fine will demolish Google profit
When Alphabet Inc. reports earnings Monday, the European Union’s $5.07 billion Android antitrust fine will ruin the company’s profit. Alphabet GOOGL, -1.14% GOOG, -0.75%  stock was relatively flat Wednesday, when the fine formally was announced, and Google has said it plans to appeal the fine. However, the company disclosed in an SEC filing that it will account for the fine... Read More

MarketWatch First Take: Microsoft shows it deserves place among tech giants

MarketWatch First Take: Microsoft shows it deserves place among tech giants
Microsoft Corp. became even more deserving of its $800 billion-plus valuation Thursday by showing strong growth and projections for more, but the 43-year-old software giant can’t rest now if it wants to maintain its seat at the table with other tech giants. Microsoft MSFT, -0.68%  reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings that surpassed Wall Street’s expectations Thursday, and surpassed the $100 billion... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: The very first test drive of Tesla’s Model 3 Performance: ‘The car is a star. Doubters will have to bring it’

The Wall Street Journal: The very first test drive of Tesla’s Model 3 Performance: ‘The car is a star. Doubters will have to bring it’
Enter, stage left, humming: I have borrowed a new 2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance ($78,000, as tested) from the factory in Fremont, Calif., and I’m now quietly tearing the hide off this switchback road in the grass-gold hills near Silicon Valley for the world’s first test drive of the hot rod Tesla. In the Performance version, two motors north and... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Top FBI cybersecurity officials to retire as U.S. faces threat of cyberattacks

The Wall Street Journal: Top FBI cybersecurity officials to retire as U.S. faces threat of cyberattacks
The seal of the F.B.I. hangs in the Flag Room at the bureau’s headquarters in Washington, DC. Three of the top cybersecurity officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation are retiring from government service, according to people familiar with the matter—departures that come as cyberattacks are a major concern for the country’s security agencies. Senior U.S. intelligence officials warn that... Read More

Microsoft stock adds to gains after strong outlook complements earnings beat

Microsoft stock adds to gains after strong outlook complements earnings beat
Microsoft Corp. stock gains accelerated in after-hours trading Thursday, after the tech giant added a strong outlook to quarterly results that topped Wall Street estimates. Microsoft MSFT, -0.68%  shares, which had been up about 1% before the conference call, rose to gains of more than 4% after Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood provided the first-quarter forecast on a conference call.... Read More

The New York Post: ‘The View’ set rocked by heated exchange between Whoopi Goldberg and Jeanine Pirro of Fox News

The New York Post: ‘The View’ set rocked by heated exchange between Whoopi Goldberg and Jeanine Pirro of Fox News
Jeanine Pirro and Whoopi Goldberg. Whoopi Goldberg and Jeanine Pirro got into an explosive argument backstage at “The View” on Thursday — after an intense on-the-air exchange got even more heated behind-the-scenes, according to sources. The confrontation ended with liberal Goldberg allegedly shouting, “F—k you, get the f—k out!” at President Trump supporter and Fox News FOX, -0.26% host Pirro.... Read More

The Wall Street Journal: Three of the top FBI cybersecurity officials are retiring

The Wall Street Journal: Three of the top FBI cybersecurity officials are retiring
Three of the top cybersecurity officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation are retiring from government service, according to people familiar with the matter—departures that come as cyberattacks are a major concern for the country’s security agencies. Senior U.S. intelligence officials warn that the country is at a “critical point” facing unprecedented cyberthreats, including Russia’s ongoing attacks on the American... Read More

NewsWatch: First to $1 trillion: Amazon or Apple? No-brainer — the people have spoken

NewsWatch: First to $1 trillion: Amazon or Apple? No-brainer — the people have spoken
MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE For years now, Apple has been on a relentless push to become the first company to reach $1 trillion in market capitalization. The valuation crown would belong to the tech darling. Just a matter of time. Then came Amazon. See full story. Stock investors confront the once unthinkable: a new world order How do stock-market investors even... Read More

Personal Finance Daily: A new Southwest credit card and a shot at a billion dollars

Personal Finance Daily: A new Southwest credit card and a shot at a billion dollars
Happy Thursday, MarketWatchers! Just one more day of the work week. Here are your top stories in personal finance. Personal Finance Over 5 million renters have lost money in rental scams Nearly half of young renters say they have encountered fraudulent listings. Risk your life for a shot at billions? Millennials answer with gallows humor Feelin’ lucky? A rather dark... Read More