Is Tesla the One Automaker the Government Should Consider Bailing Out?

The initial vision for TechTicker was to blend commentary from the heart of Silicon Valley and Wall Street, to get the innovation-side and capitalization-side of technology news. One issue in the news today shows why geography matters: Tesla. Tesla is a S

Tech Stocks: Sell-off slams tech stocks as Nasdaq plunges nearly 9%

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Technology stocks took a heavy beating Monday as a sharp sell-off on broader market – sparked by the latest gloomy economic data – was exacerbated by reports of poor semiconductor sales. The Nasdaq Composite Index

Holiday 2008: A Year of Profit-less Prosperity?

As Henry and Aaron discussed this morning, Black Friday was better than expected both online and offline. But did consumers make out better than the actual retailers? Data shows nearly 40 percent of consumers say their holiday shopping is done after

Sell-off slams tech stocks as Nasdaq plunges nearly 9%

Technology stocks took a heavy beating Monday as a sharp sell-off on broader market – sparked by the latest gloomy economic data – was exacerbated by reports of poor semiconductor sales. The Nasdaq Composite Index plunged 137.5 points, or 8.9%, to close

Obama adviser warns U.S. recession may be worsening

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A senior adviser to U.S. President-elect Barack Obama said on Monday the news that the United States has been in a recession for a year underscored the need for an economic stimulus package.

Tech Stocks: Techs close lower as chip sales fall, broad market tumbles

The Nasdaq Composite Index (COMP:COMPNews, chart, profile, moreLast: Delayed quote dataAnalyst Create alertInsider Discuss Financials Sponsored by:, , ) lost 137.5 points, or about 9%, to close at 1,398.1 points. The Morgan Stanley High Tech 35 Index

First days after HIV infection may hold vaccine key

GENEVA (Reuters) – The body’s initial response to contracting HIV could provide the answers scientists need to develop a vaccine for the AIDS-causing virus, a Nobel-winning expert said on Monday.