Microsoft's deadline to end support for Windows XP is April 8, and while most PCs haven't used the operating system in years, there's a certain computer you interact with on a regular basis that probably still relies on it.
Boyd Gaming Corp ., operator and half-owner of the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is marketing notes before corporate bond issuance accelerates amid better-than-expected quarterly results.
Home Depot Inc. , Dell Inc. and Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC led the busiest day for U.S. corporate bond issuance in more than seven months as investment- grade borrowing costs hover near the lowest on record.
The Federal Reserve sent the cost of protecting high-yield, high-risk debt from default to the lowest since November 2007 by bolstering demand for the investments with its program to buy $600 billion more of Treasuries.
Travelers Cos. , the insurer added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average in 2009, boosted a note offering to $1.25 billion as it seeks to tender for subordinated debt and to take advantage of borrowing costs at about the lowest on record.