Amazon to offer $10 gift cards for $5

Amazon will sell $10 gift cards to its site for half the price on Tuesday, through its daily deals site AmazonLocal.

Apple shares top $600

Shares of Apple reached $600 for the first time on Thursday, setting yet another milestone for the stock market’s most valuable company.

S&P 500 tops 1,400 for the first time since 2008

Stocks finished higher Thursday, with the S&P 500 topping the 1,400 mark for the first time in nearly four years, as investors considered a batch of better-than-expected economic news.

Cisco goes after Apple TV with $5 billion NDS deal

Cisco Systems is riding the wave of connected televisions with a splashy $5 billion acquisition deal for NDS Group, a privately held British TV software company.

No Pepsi. Coke. An ‘SNL’ skit for investors.

Fans of old school “Saturday Night Live” remember the famous response of John Belushi’s diner owner character to customers of the Olympia Cafe asking for a certain carbonated beverage: “No Coke. Pepsi.”

Is the bond bubble finally bursting?

Despite this year’s solid move in stocks, investors had mostly been staying in Treasuries, considered one of the safest bets during times of economic uncertainty. Until this week, that is.

‘Hunger Games’ boosts Scholastic shares

Shares of publisher Scholastic Corp. spiked on Thursday, fueled by strong sales of its Hunger Games series ahead of the film version’s release next week.

The Titanic up for auction

The most famous shipwreck of all time is on the auction block, including passengers’ personal belongings and even salvage rights to the wreck site at the bottom of the North Atlantic Sea.

SEC crackdown ends Wild West days of private stock trades

The party’s over. After a yearlong investigation into the trading of private-company stock, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed charges on Wednesday against four firms involved in the shadowy secondary market.

Ready, set, free trade with South Korea!

When a company in Illinois shipped 800 tons of green, stringy, wood fibers to South Korea on Tuesday, its foreign distributor was slammed with the usual $2,100 tariff.