| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
For all its quirks, the Dow Jones Industrial Average remains one of the most influential market gauges in the world. We think that of the 30 Dow stocks, these 10 are the ones to buy now.
1. 3M (symbol MMM; recent price, $109). Company officials...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 3:31 PM
French advertising giant Publicis Groupe has acquired a small digital advertising firm, Engauge Marketing, which has built a roster of big-name clients such as Nationwide Insurance, Cisco Systems and Coca-Cola.
The deal highlights the increasing...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 7:38 PM
Emulex Corp. in Costa Mesa designs and makes chips that help data move faster through computer servers and storage networks.
The company's Ethernet and Fibre Channel products have been built into the server and storage products of such well-known...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:27 PM
Anyone active in online social networking has likely received one: A message from someone who clicked on the wrong link, flooding friends' inboxes or feeds with more links about weight loss drugs or shocking photos.
Or you might remember that time Burger...
| Aug 8, 2013
Even by Middle East standards, the scene in a Dead Sea restaurant, situated within a “green zone”–a no-man’s-land claimed by neither Israelis nor Palestinians–was surreal. As a camel knelt outside, two Israeli soldiers...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The auto industry has been abuzz about connecting cars via wireless networks ??? a pathway toward better real-time traffic and navigation, more passenger entertainment features, safety-hazard warnings and eventually driverless cars ??? for years. Some...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Columbia-based AirPatrol Corp. will expand its operation in Howard County nearly twofold, a move County Executive Ken Ulman said affirms Howard's reputation as a good place to do business in cybersecurity.
"This is a company we've had our eyes on for...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Sourcefire Inc., a Columbia-based cybersecurity company, reported it earned $2.2 million in the second quarter, or 7 cents per share. That compares with a $1.1 million profit, or 4 cents per share, a year ago.
Revenue in the April-to-June period reached...
| Jul 28, 2013
Who would have guessed 15 years ago that Martin Roesch's free computer network-security program would turn into a $2.7 billion deal?
Roesch used the no-cost software he developed in 1998 — called Snort because it sniffs out trouble — as...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 9:03 PM
Standing between 1,300 product manufacturers and hundreds of thousands of retailers and businesses is Ingram Micro Inc., the world's largest wholesale distributor of computer hardware and software.
The 34-year-old Santa Ana company buys technology...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 3:37 PM
San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co. topped the ranks of corporate giving in 2012, climbing ahead of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., according to a new survey of 100 companies released Sunday by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Wells Fargo gave away $315.8 million...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 12:32 PM
In a year when Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has blown up just about every corner of the 38-year-old Microsoft, rebooted nearly every product, and tried to overhaul the company's culture, his most astonishing statement came during a conference call on...