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Apple’s Q4 Earnings and Conference Call - Live Blog

blogs.wsj.com — Thanks for stopping by the live blog. Apple usually reports earnings around 4:30 p.m. ET, with the conference call getting under way 30 minutes later. If you want to listen to the call with analysts, go here.
Oct 20, 2014

Apple’s Q4 Earnings and Conference Call – Live Blog murph.me/1vDMfYf @wsj

Oct 20, 2014

RT @BreakingNews: Apple profit jumps 13% as company sells 39.27 million iPhones - @WSJD on.wsj.com/1sHJwdR

Oct 20, 2014

A look at Apple's Q4 device sales, compared to a year ago. @WSJD's live blog: on.wsj.com/1wkp0jW $AAPL pic.twitter.com/3WU9RiI9zS

Oct 20, 2014

Apple: "iPhone did smashingly well. iPad continues to lose steam. Profit up 13%. Revenue rose 12% blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/10…

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Americans’ Gloom Marches Into Second Decade

blogs.wsj.com — The depressive donkey in A.A. Milne's "Winnie the Pooh" stories pretty much matches the mood of Americans lately, according to the new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll released last week. When 1,000 potential voters were asked whether they think the nation is on the right or wrong track, 65% of them said the country had taken a wrong turn, and only 25% said the U.S.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @hookjan: Eeyore sums up the grim voter mood in the WSJ poll: “Good morning Pooh Bear…if it is a good morning… which I doubt.” on.wsj.com/1tF5txO

Oct 20, 2014

“Good morning Pooh Bear…if it is a good morning… which I doubt.” The voter mood, via @wsjliz on.wsj.com/1tF5txO

Oct 20, 2014

RT @wsjliz: WSJ/NBC Poll: “Why are people so gloomy? Well, it might just be everything” on.wsj.com/1tF5txO

Oct 20, 2014

Americans’ Gloom Marches Into Second Decade on.wsj.com/1tF5txO Everything has us bummed out.

Oct 20, 2014

RT @wsjliz: WSJ/NBC Poll: “Why are people so gloomy? Well, it might just be everything” on.wsj.com/1tF5txO

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Apple Profit Jumps 13% on iPhone 6 Boost

Oct 20, 2014

Apple is high on its new iPhones. "It's selling faster than even we thought," says @tim_cook on.wsj.com/1wknQVJ

Oct 20, 2014

Apple's @tim_cook says of new iPhone sales “We knew it would be good, but it’s selling faster than even we thought” online.wsj.com/articles/apple…

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The Half-Marathon Achieves Its Personal Best

online.wsj.com — The business plan wasn't promising: Take a storied running event, chop it off in the middle and give it a name like a second-rate movie sequel. Yet the half-marathon has become a star attraction on its own, racing past its older sibling to become the darling of amateur distance runners.
Oct 20, 2014

Record numbers of runners are doing half-marathons, the perfect achievable challenge on.wsj.com/1wk3lZf via @WSJ by @Bachscore

Oct 20, 2014

RT @WSJ: Nearly 2 million people finished a half-marathon in U.S. last year. Rise of the half-marathon: on.wsj.com/11Ye8zg pic.twitter.com/S3t3jVRaFb

Oct 20, 2014

About 61% of all half-marathon finishers last year were female on.wsj.com/1wk3lZf via @WSJ

Oct 20, 2014

"About 61% of all half-marathon finishers last year were female, an all-time high for any standard-distance race" on.wsj.com/1wk3lZf

Oct 20, 2014

RT @kristi_o: The latest stats on half marathons are inspiring - a 307% increase in finishers since 2000: on.wsj.com/1wk3lZf

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San Francisco Radio Stations Ban Lorde’s ‘Royals’ Until After World Series

blogs.wsj.com — It doesn't matter that Grammy-winning artist Lorde's song "Royals" isn't about baseball or Kansas City - two San Francisco radio stations are refusing to play the New Zealand singer's breakout hit for the duration of the World Series.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @WSJ: Two San Francisco radio stations ban Lorde's "Royals" until after the World Series: on.wsj.com/1wfG6Ao

Oct 20, 2014

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Oct 20, 2014

RT @WSJ: Two San Francisco radio stations ban Lorde's "Royals" until after the World Series: on.wsj.com/1wfG6Ao

Oct 20, 2014

RT @WSJ: Two San Francisco radio stations ban Lorde's "Royals" until after the World Series: on.wsj.com/1wfG6Ao

Oct 20, 2014

RT @WSJ: Two San Francisco radio stations ban Lorde's "Royals" until after the World Series: on.wsj.com/1wfG6Ao

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The 1987 Crash and a Dose of Perspective

blogs.wsj.com — Each Monday, MoneyBeat publishes a short column in the WSJ print edition highlighting a statistic getting traction in the markets. This week's "big number" is 3,600, the 1987 stock-market crash's equivalent point drop in today's Dow terms. The anniversary of the 1987 stock-market crash over the weekend offers some perspective on this month's stock volatility.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @NickTimiraos: The lede of the top story in the WSJ on this day in '87: "The stock market crashed yesterday." on.wsj.com/1tEJNSA pic.twitter.com/NEuUbrlzZ2

Oct 20, 2014

RT @NickTimiraos: The lede of the top story in the WSJ on this day in '87: "The stock market crashed yesterday." on.wsj.com/1tEJNSA pic.twitter.com/NEuUbrlzZ2

Oct 20, 2014

I remember. Best lede ever. @NickTimiraos: Lede of WSJ story this day in '87: "The stock market crashed yesterday." on.wsj.com/1tEJNSA

Oct 20, 2014

RT @NickTimiraos: The lede of the top story in the WSJ on this day in '87: "The stock market crashed yesterday." on.wsj.com/1tEJNSA pic.twitter.com/NEuUbrlzZ2

Oct 20, 2014

RT @NickTimiraos: The lede of the top story in the WSJ on this day in '87: "The stock market crashed yesterday." on.wsj.com/1tEJNSA pic.twitter.com/NEuUbrlzZ2

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Hong Kong Leader Sticks to Election Position Ahead of Talks

online.wsj.com — HONG KONG-Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said that if the government met student demands and allowed candidates to be nominated by the public, Hong Kong's poor and working class could dominate the elections. Speaking in an interview with foreign media, Mr. Leung reiterated that the student demand for direct input from the public on candidates for the city's top post was impossible.
Oct 20, 2014

Hong Kong leader says open election not viable as it would skew toward poor, working class @kenbrown12 on.wsj.com/1rXLnHD

Oct 20, 2014

China's communist leadership more likely to reject HK leader if elected by, er, the City's poor. #saywha? on.wsj.com/1rXLnHD via @WSJ

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Libertarian Think Tank is Spoiling for a Fight with the Fed

blogs.wsj.com — The Cato Institute has some bones to pick with the Federal Reserve. The Washington libertarian think tank this week will launch a new Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives. Its goal: challenge the central bank's policies and explore alternative ways to manage the U.S.
Oct 20, 2014

“We think there will be market alternatives to government fiat currency.” This is going to be interesting blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014…

Oct 20, 2014

RT @ObsoleteDogma: The Cato Institute is launching a monetary policy “think tank” devoted to … returning to the gold standard blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014…

Oct 20, 2014

“The Fed’s extraordinary actions... remain controversial.” Yet the gold standard isn't controversial. It’s terrible blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014…

Oct 20, 2014

RT @ObsoleteDogma: The Cato Institute is launching a monetary policy “think tank” devoted to … returning to the gold standard blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014…

Oct 20, 2014

Cato's Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives wants to challenge the Fed without indulging "amateur stuff" on.wsj.com/1Cxr4ao

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In Texas, Toll Roads Proliferate-and a Backlash Builds

online.wsj.com — DALLAS-Toll roads are experiencing a growth spurt around the U.S. as states strapped for cash look to relieve traffic congestion without raising taxes. But a political backlash is rising in Texas, one of the states that most aggressively encouraged toll-road construction, as residents realize that many major urban freeways are increasingly no longer free.
Oct 20, 2014

#Texas hasn't raised the gas tax since 1991, but “it’s almost impossible to get around without paying a toll now.”online.wsj.com/articles/in-te…

Oct 20, 2014

As WI looks for ways to pay for transportation needs, consider the Texas experience with tolls. on.wsj.com/11XVkjE"

Oct 20, 2014

RT @GlennHall: Love 'em or hate 'em, toll roads gain favor as transit funds shrink, FYI there are 5,400 miles of toll roads already on.wsj.com/11XVkjE

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Bangalore Marathon Leaders Get Lost, Take Train to Finish Line

blogs.wsj.com — Some of the leading runners in the Bangalore marathon lost their way Sunday and ended up having to borrow money to take a train to the finish line after the vehicle guiding them missed a turn.
Oct 20, 2014

Bangalore Marathon Leaders Get Lost, Take Train to Finish Line on.wsj.com/1utIVus via @WSJIndia

Oct 20, 2014

What a headline --> Bangalore Marathon Leaders Get Lost, Take Train to Finish Line on.wsj.com/1utIVus ht @mhbergen

Oct 20, 2014

Classic. "Another runner who got lost [had] to ask people on the street for directions back to the course and money." blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/…

Oct 20, 2014

Making the case for running with the herd: Bangalore Marathon Leaders Get Lost, Take Train to Finish Line on.wsj.com/1utIVus

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Economist: Skills, Tech Gap Can’t Explain Inequality

blogs.wsj.com — Gaps in educational achievement and shifts in technology, often cited as key reasons for widening income and wealth inequality, do very little to explain the trend, said Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute, a liberal think tank in Washington.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @pdacosta: "We can’t avoid the top 1%" in dealing with income inequality, says @LarryMishel. "To me that’s playing pretend." on.wsj.com/1rYwg0H

Oct 20, 2014

"We can’t avoid the top 1%" in dealing with income inequality, says @LarryMishel. "To me that’s playing pretend." on.wsj.com/1rYwg0H

Oct 20, 2014

"If we want to talk about changing income inequality, a lot of it is about broadening wage growth and better jobs." on.wsj.com/1rYwg0H

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Many Liberian Doctors-Including President’s Son-Are Staying Away

online.wsj.com — MONROVIA, Liberia-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Sunday said "the whole world has a stake" in preventing an unfolding catastrophe in Liberia, calling on nations to provide more medical experts and supplies to confront the exploding Ebola epidemic.
Oct 20, 2014

Many Liberian doctors—including the president’s son—are staying away from the Ebola-ravaged country on.wsj.com/1FnwoBs via @WSJ

Oct 20, 2014

You are the president of the country worst affected by #Ebola. Your son is a doctor in the US. Ask him to come home? on.wsj.com/1FnwoBs

Oct 20, 2014

RT @moved2monrovia: “I’ve made a commitment not to live in Liberia for many reasons” —Dr. James Sirleaf, President EJS’s son in Georgia online.wsj.com/articles/many-…

Oct 20, 2014

Ouch. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's doctor son hasn't come home to help fight ebola despite shortages of medical workers... online.wsj.com/articles/many-…

Oct 20, 2014

Though Liberia's president has said world's drs must come fight Ebola, her son is staying in the U.S. online.wsj.com/articles/many-… @patmcgroarty

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China Growth Seen Slowing Sharply Over Decade

online.wsj.com — BEIJING-China's growth will slow sharply during the coming decade to 3.9% as its productivity nose dives and the country's leaders fail to push through tough measures to remake the economy, according to a report expected to come out Monday. Such an outcome could batter an already fragile global recovery.
Oct 20, 2014

Well this would be interesting: China's economic growth seen slowing to 3.9% by 2020-25, @Conferenceboard says. on.wsj.com/1t1iJdU @WSJ

Oct 20, 2014

"China’s growth will slow sharply during the coming decade to 3.9% as its productivity nose dives" on.wsj.com/1t1iJdU

Oct 20, 2014

China’s growth will slow sharply as productivity plummets, according to the Conference Board on.wsj.com/1t1iJdU pic.twitter.com/UuVIh1Bws6

Oct 20, 2014

RT @WSJmarkets: If you missed: China’s growth is expected to slow sharply to 3.9%, according to a report by the Conference Board on.wsj.com/1t1iJdU

Oct 20, 2014

RT @IanTalley: China’s growth seen slowing to 3.9% over coming decade, says @ConferenceBoard on.wsj.com/1t1iJdU via @WSJ pic.twitter.com/ZUK1SGAqvW

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Apple Pay Rolls Out, With Holes in System

online.wsj.com — Starting Monday, Apple Inc. will begin its bold undertaking to add a wallet to its iPhones. The iPhone already has pushed aside many once-independent devices, including music players, cameras and GPS navigation systems. Now, Apple's new payment service will enable shoppers to buy items at more than 220,000 stores or inside apps using an iPhone...
Oct 20, 2014

Apple Pay is here, but how quickly will usage spread? on.wsj.com/1rVuMEo via @WSJ

Oct 20, 2014

I would use this but I don't plan to buy a new phone soon: Apple Pay arrives Monday, but it won’t be ubiquitous on.wsj.com/1rVuMEo

Oct 20, 2014

RT @WSJD: Apple Pay starts today but it won’t be ubiquitous overnight. What it does and doesn't do: on.wsj.com/1rVuMEo pic.twitter.com/gqAXCzVoXm

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Fed’s Dudley: Bad Bank Behavior Could Drive Break Up

online.wsj.com — Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley said the government will have to consider breaking up large financial institutions if Wall Street doesn't stop excessive risk-taking and breaking the law.
Oct 20, 2014

Fed’s Dudley suggests putting senior management on hook for regulatory fines on.wsj.com/1t5o1VH

Oct 20, 2014

RT @WSJmarkets: NY Fed Chief: Will consider breaking up big banks if they don't stop excessive risk-taking and breaking the law: on.wsj.com/1t5o1VH

Oct 20, 2014

RT @deborah_solomon: Fed’s Dudley: continued bad bank behavior could necessitate breaking up firms on.wsj.com/1t5o1VH @WSJ

Oct 20, 2014

Fed’s Dudley says govt will have to consider breaking up large banks if Wall St. doesn't stop excessive risk-taking on.wsj.com/1t5o1VH

Oct 20, 2014

Fed’s Dudley: continued bad bank behavior could necessitate breaking up firms on.wsj.com/1t5o1VH @WSJ

IBM Poised to Go Where It’s Never Gone Before

blogs.wsj.com — In the first 35 years of the S&P 500, International Business Machines Corp. was among the index's 10 biggest firms by market capitalization. It's been in and out of the top 10 since 1992, but has never fallen outside of the top 20. That streak is now in jeopardy.
Oct 20, 2014

IBM Poised to Go Where It’s Never Gone Before murph.me/1t5E7jC @wsj

Oct 20, 2014

RT @m_cof: IBM’s market cap pushed down by $14 billion, or the equivalent of Xerox's entire market value on.wsj.com/1wrom6a via @WSJMoneyBeat

Oct 20, 2014

RT @m_cof: IBM’s market cap pushed down by $14 billion, or the equivalent of Xerox's entire market value on.wsj.com/1wrom6a via @WSJMoneyBeat

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Wall Street Execs Heading to New York Fed To Discuss Bank Culture

Oct 20, 2014

Wall Street execs back at New York Fed today, this time to discuss bank culture on.wsj.com/1tEOyLL @vgmac @ryanjtracy @WSJ

Oct 20, 2014

Still too big to fail: Wall Street big shots and their policemen converging in New York to talk bank ethics & culture on.wsj.com/1tEOyLL

Oct 20, 2014

Wall Street execs go behind closed door at the NY Fed to talk Ethics and Culture. These guys must like a challenge. blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014…

Oct 20, 2014

RT @WSJ: Wall Street execs are gathering at the NY Fed to discuss how they can improve corporate ethics and culture. on.wsj.com/1vCfzhG

Oct 20, 2014

RT @WSJMoneyBeat: Wall Street execs are heading to the New York Fed today to discuss bank culture on.wsj.com/1tEOyLL via @vgmac @ryanjtracy

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Humanity’s Last Great Hope: Venture Capitalists

online.wsj.com — One of the things you hear a lot when you talk to entrepreneurs and venture capitalists is that they want to change the world. Some of them even mean it. One of those people is Bryan Johnson, who has committed $100 million-a substantial portion of his personal fortune-to a new venture-capital fund aimed at what Mr. Johnson himself calls "crazy" projects.
Oct 20, 2014

"Acquisitions are the new R&D, and 'acqui-hires' are the new staff development," says @mims on.wsj.com/1wjOcqM

Oct 20, 2014

VC investing is about more than apps, @mims says: Humanity’s last great hope: venture capitalists on.wsj.com/1wjOcqM via @WSJ

Oct 20, 2014

Smart @mims column: In departure from past, US "is only tepidly committed to creating truly disruptive innovations." on.wsj.com/1wjOcqM

Oct 20, 2014

RT @mims: I spent a week researching the slow death of funding for innovation in America. AMA. online.wsj.com/articles/human…

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IBM to Transfer Chip Operations While Revenue Drops Again

online.wsj.com — International Business Machines Corp. posted sharply lower earnings in its third quarter as sales fell across several divisions and the tech giant unveiled a deal to transfer its semiconductor operations to Globalfoundries Inc. "We are disappointed in our performance," Chief Executive Ginni Rometty said. "We saw a marked slowdown in September...
Oct 20, 2014

RT @WSJ: IBM has failed to generate a revenue increase for 10 straight quarters. What today's news meant for Big Blue: on.wsj.com/1t59LMG $IBM

Oct 20, 2014

IBM misses profit goal, shows how disruption is recasting software and computing industries. on.wsj.com/1rWSQGS

Oct 20, 2014

"IBM is selling the services for the old-school Humvee when customers are buying Teslas," on.wsj.com/1rWSQGS

Oct 20, 2014

RT @WSJD: IBM down 6% today. CEO Rometty: Earnings "point to the unprecedented pace of change in our industry.” on.wsj.com/1rWSQGS

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