Monday, January 26, 2015
Texas Instruments Inc reported higher fourth-quarter results on Monday and gave a revenue outlook for the current quarter in line with expectations, helped by growing demand for chips from the auto industry. The company posted fourth-quarter revenue of $3.27 billion, up 8 percent from the year-ago period and slightly above Wall Street forecasts as it deepened its focus on analog and embedded chips.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, NASDAQ Composite, and S&P 500 are higher in afternoon trading on Monday. Some of the most actively traded stocks include Bank of America (BAC) up 0.5%, Apple (AAPL) higher by 0.5%, Ocwen Financial (OCN) up 15.6%, FXCM (FXCM) up 1.2% and GE (GE) up 0.47%.   [READ MORE]
Dow Movers: CSCO, IBM
by Clip Syndicate
In early trading on Monday, shares of International Business Machines (IBM) topped the list of the day's best performing Dow Jones Industrial Average components, trading up 1.9%. Year to date, International Business Machines has lost about 1.0% of its value.   [READ MORE]
The Washington Post reported on Sunday, president Barack Obama will propose protecting 1.4 million acres (556,000 hectares) of Arctic refuge from oil and gas drilling. The newspaper reported, the administration plans to propose designating the area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, the highest level of federal protection that would ban oil and gas drilling, citing people briefed on the plan.

DC fast charging can make owning an electric car a lot more convenient, but only if the driver can find abundant stations. The Combined Charging Standard has been endorsed by most U.S. and German automakers, and with more electric cars from those companies on the way, BMW and Volkswagen have decided to team up to expand the network.   [READ MORE]
This year, one of GM's first safety actions has little to do with the company itself and everything to do with Goodyear tires installed on some of the automaker's popular SUVs. According to Detroit News, Goodyear has identified a problem with nearly 50,000 of its Fortera HL tires. After conducting endurance tests, Goodyear says that tires manufactured between November 30, 2014 and January 10, 2015 may develop small cracks in their treads.   [READ MORE]

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