Apple Inc.’s forecast for the slowest holiday sales growth in a half decade reflects how iPhones and iPads aren’t providing the growth surges they once did as competition accelerates in the saturated mobile market.
France is set to adopt a law that gives employees input into approving takeover bids and restricts companies from shutting down plants without looking for a buyer. M&A types are not happy about this; one says "The measures were clearly thought up by people living in the last century."
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. recommends buying raw materials stocks as commodities including oil, zinc and copper rally, Finanz und Wirtschaft reported, citing Peter Oppenheimer , chief global equity strategist at the bank.
U.S. stocks fell, halting a seven- day win streak for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as materials producers slid amid growing concern over Syria and investors weighed the prospects for Federal Reserve stimulus cuts.
Apple Inc., targeted by Greenpeace International over its energy consumption, said its 500,000- square-foot data center in Maiden, North Carolina, will be powered entirely by renewable sources by the end of the year.