The Dow rose 78 points to close at 12097 after a threat to Germany's credit rating mostly erased an early morning rally
Silicon Valley entrepreneurs bring a fresh eye to social problems. In some cases, their innovative solutions are changing the way charity is delivered.
The Dow gained 104 points to close at 11913. The Nasdaq turned positive for the year, gaining 61 points to end at 2699.
The fight over raising levies on the wealthy, a theme of the 'Occupy Wall Street' protests, is about more than money. It's a clash over fundamental American values.
Cloud computing services include task management and database software. Oracle's cloud computing programs compatible with rival Amazon, but not Salesforce.com.
Steve Jobs passed on Wednesday. Steve Jobs was more than Apple's CEO, he helped make computers a household necessity and ushered in the iPod, iPhone and other must-have gadgets. Considered one of the greatest American CEOs of his generation, Steve Jobs' career path was a long, winding road that included several major hurdles.
According to Forbes Magazine, the richest person in the world is Carlos Slim Helu, with a net worth of $74 billion. He is the chairman and chief executive of telecommunications companies Telmex and América Móvil and has extensive holdings in other Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso SAB, and other global business interests.
To reduce the deficit and create jobs, President Obama wants a "Buffett Rule" to make the super wealthy pay taxes at a rate more like average Americans. Republicans call that "class warfare."