Hillary Clinton comes to Bronzeville to rally for minority votes

By Emiliana Molina Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton rallied for minority votes today in Bronzeville, a historically African-American community on the south side of Chicago. Geneva Reed-Veal, the mother of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in a jail cell in Texas days after being pulled over for a routine traffic stop, endorsed Clinton during the rally today. [vimeo […]

Dr Pepper Snapple posts upbeat results – along with a downbeat forecast

Dr Pepper Snapple

By Sony Kassam Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. turned in better-than-expected fourth quarter results Wednesday, but its shares came under pressure when it provided a wary forecast. The Plano, Texas-based soft drink company said net income soared 23 percent to $185 million, or 97 cents per diluted share, from $150 million, or 77 cents per […]

T-Mobile profit nearly triples

By Lucia Maffei T-Mobile US, Inc., helped by continued acquisition of new customers, said fourth quarter earnings almost tripled, substantially exceeding analysts’ expectations. In the latest quarter, the Bellevue, Wash.-based national wireless carrier posted net income attributable to common stockholders of $283 million, or 34 cents a diluted share, up 180 percent from $101 million, […]

Garmin stock soars as results top forecasts

By Sarah Very Shares of Garmin Ltd. surged Wednesday after the company reported fourth quarter results that dramatically bested Wall Street expectations. The Switzerland-based provider of GPS navigation technology said net income sank 37 percent to $132.4 million, or 70 cents per diluted share, from $210.2 million, or $1.09 per diluted share, in the year-earlier […]

Trump supporters untroubled by shifting positions

By Misha Euceph With Donald Trump leading by a mile on the eve of the South Carolina primary, his rivals are asking whether he is a true Republican. A super PAC aligned with former Florida governor Jeb Bush put it bluntly in a new ad: “If Trump wins, conservatives lose.” “Donald Trump is just plain […]

The battle between man and machine: AI meets world GO champ

By Danielle Prieur A game of Go will be streamed on YouTube starting March 9 in a match between man and machine. This game pits Korean Lee Sedol, the world Go champion, against AlphaGo, an artificial intelligence agent designed by Google DeepMind. Sedol will play against the AlphaGo computer program whose moves are projected on […]

Activists wait in solidarity for arrested protesters

By Kat Lonsdorf Anti-deportation activists gathered outside the Chicago Police Department District One headquarters to await the release of 12 protesters arrested after blocking traffic during morning rush hour Tuesday. The early-morning protest was in response to a recent increase in immigration raids across the country, leaving many undocumented immigrants living in fear of being […]

Media behavior research firm comScore Inc. posts modest profit

Media research firm comScore Inc.

By Steven Porter Consumer behavior measurement firm comScore Inc., which has set out to research cross-platform multiscreen media consumption, posted a profit Wednesday, modestly outperforming expectations. Fourth-quarter net earnings were $4.4 million or 11 cents per diluted share, swinging upward from a loss of $2.7 million, or 8 cents per share,  in the same period […]

Housing starts show unexpected dip in January

Ashesha Mehrotra Construction of new homes unexpectedly dipped in January, as builders dialed back starts of single-family and multi-family homes. Housing starts declined 3.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted 1.1 million annualized rate, a Commerce Department report showed Wednesday. That number fell short of the 1.17 million rate economists surveyed by Bloomberg had been expecting.