U.S. stocks were little changed, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose the most this year yesterday, as investors assessed the Ukraine crisis and weaker- than-estimated data on payrolls and services.
It’s good to be the chief executive officer of a company that’s about to ship 500 million diapers in a single year. For one thing, you get to drive a golf cart as fast as you want in your new 1,250,000-square-foot warehouse.
Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg’s decision last year to bet big on mobile software is paying off, with sales of ads on wireless devices now on track to surpass revenue from desktop computers.
Yahoo! Inc. surged after firing Chief Executive Officer Carol Bartz, whose reign was marked by falling sales, lost share to rivals and a dispute with Asian partners that stunted growth in the world’s largest Web market.
Google Inc., owner of the world’s largest search engine, rose the most since 2011 after reporting profit that topped analysts’ estimates as advertisers boosted spending to reach consumers during the holiday season.