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# nasdaq - Thursday 25 February, 2016

The curious case of the most famous Ponzi scheme ever, a banking giant and an Irish court

An investment fund was attempting to claim damages relating to the Bernie Madoff scandal, the largest Ponzi scheme in US history, through Irish courts.

# nasdaq - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Twitter's results have leaked early, and they're not pretty...

Shares in the social media giant dropped dramatically in the aftermath.

# nasdaq - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

This is what the Nasdaq bell ringing in Dublin looks like

Taoiseach Enda Kenny became the first person to ever ring the opening bell in Ireland.

Tech leaders gather for start of Dublin Web Summit

A total of 10,000 people will be in attendance with venture capitalists looking to invest.

# nasdaq - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Enda Kenny to ring the NASDAQ bell in Dublin tomorrow

The NASDAQ bell will signal the opening of the Web Summit which is taking place in Dublin.

# nasdaq - Monday 28 October, 2013

NYSE 'test runs' Twitter IPO to avoid problems that plagued Facebook

Nasdaq was fined $10 million for trading delays and order failures when Facebook went public last year.

# nasdaq - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Twitter shuns Nasdaq to list on the New York Stock Exchange

The choice of the NYSE for its IPO comes as the company posts losses of $65 million for the last three months and total losses of $483 million in its brief history.

# nasdaq - Monday 7 October, 2013

US government shut down hits Wall Street

Previously unchanged markets began to show signs of nerves today, as a deal to break the impasse that has shut down the US government looks unlikely.

# nasdaq - Sunday 6 October, 2013

Column: Why are so few computer science graduates getting jobs?

The Government and higher education system could be nurturing our potential world-changers much more effectively, writes Paddy Cosgrave.

# nasdaq - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Twitter files for IPO

The microblogging site announced that it plans to go public and has submitted papers the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

# nasdaq - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

NASDAQ bell to ring in Ireland for the first time

Millions of people will watch the NASDAQ stock market open live from the Dublin Web Summit.

# nasdaq - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Dow, S&P push to new record highs

The rise is returning the stock markets to levels not seen since before the global financial crisis.

# nasdaq - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Google shares plunge as bad results are released prematurely

Shares fell more than 9 per cent in Google after it mistakenly filed its latest earnings too early.

# nasdaq - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Read Me: Why Facebook is at a very tricky stage

The Data Protection Commissioner here is finalising a report on the social media giant, writes Eoin Lynch, and the findings will be closely watched by the tech-business world…

# nasdaq - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Apple takes Microsoft's record as most valuable company ever*

The technology giant is now worth $623 billion – more than Microsoft was worth in 1999. Ish.

# nasdaq - Monday 11 June, 2012

Good while it lasted: US stocks sink after Spain inspired rally fizzles

Spain’s tough fiscal challenges and the upcoming elections in Greece have added to concerns about the eurozone.

# nasdaq - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

Shareholders file lawsuit over Facebook flotation

Meanwhile a US Senate committee is considering launching an inquiry into the social network’s recent flotation.

Business Insider spoke to someone who bought $100m in Facebook shares on Friday. He was angry.

“This should have been a blockbuster. This should have traded to $60 or $70.”

# nasdaq - Monday 21 May, 2012

Facebook shares nosedive in early trading on NASDAQ

Shares in the much-vaunted social network, led by newlywed Mark Zuckerberg, lost an eighth of their value in 15 minutes.

# nasdaq - Friday 18 May, 2012

Zuckerberg rings the Nasdaq opening bell... wearing a hoodie Facebook This post contains videos

Bono's wealth set to double in Facebook's first day on markets

Paul Hewson’s investment vehicle owns 1.5 per cent of the company – and will make a tidy packet in the IPO today.

# nasdaq - Thursday 17 May, 2012

Facebook to raise $16billion with $38 share price

The move means the social media giant will break all records for a tech firm when it goes public tomorrow.

# nasdaq - Friday 6 April, 2012

Facebook leaning toward Nasdaq, reports say

Facebook’s initial public offering is pegged at $5 billion – meaning it could be a big win for Nasdaq.

# nasdaq - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Just weeks before IPO, Yahoo hits Facebook with patents lawsuit

The social network’s preparations for stock market glory are dampened by news of a lawsuit brought by Yahoo.

# nasdaq - Friday 27 January, 2012

Report: Facebook to file for entry to stock markets next week

The WSJ says Facebook will file on Wednesday – making billionaires of Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, and … Bono?

# nasdaq - Tuesday 3 January, 2012

Stock markets close up on first day of 2012

Will today’s solid performances be a good omen for the rest of the year? Investors will hope so.

# nasdaq - Friday 30 September, 2011

Wall Street ends worst quarter since 2008

Global stocks were down today as fears on the global economy show no signs of abating.

# nasdaq - Friday 19 August, 2011

Global markets volatile on European banking worries and recession fears

Another volatile day on the markets as investors continue to worry about the European banking system and the possibility of America slipping into another recession.

# nasdaq - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

Mixed day for markets on back of 'Merkozy' proposals

European stock markets are up and down on the back of proposals for a full-time Eurozone ‘financial government’.

# nasdaq - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

Eurozone debt panic drags US markets back down

Poor economic growth in the Eurozone – and Merkel and Sarkozy’s plans for Eurozone government – end the rally.

# nasdaq - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# nasdaq - Friday 5 August, 2011

US jobs news - and ECB intervention - puts brakes on stock market crash

The Dow Jones and the Nasdaq are in positive territory as European markets managed to reverse some of their earlier losses.

How are the markets looking this lunchtime?

Things are looking up in Spain and Italy but not so good elsewhere as we await the markets opening on Wall Street.

# nasdaq - Friday 8 July, 2011

BSkyB shares fall - but barely a blip for News Corp

Shares in the commercial broadcaster suffer as the UK government says it will take its time on a News Corp takeover.

Latest Twitter investment values site at $8 billion

A five per cent stake in the microblogging site is now worth $400m – almost ten times its revenue for last year.

# nasdaq - Tuesday 19 October, 2010

Apple reports highest ever earnings - and shares tumble

iPad sales are below market expectations, but CEO Steve Jobs is bullish about the iPad’s dominance of the tablet market.

# nasdaq - Friday 15 October, 2010

Google shares skyrocket on back of massive revenue jump

Shares jump by almost 10% after the company announces a 32% increase in profits for the third quarter.

# nasdaq - Thursday 19 August, 2010

PROCESSOR MANUFACTURER INTEL has agreed a massive €6bn cash deal to buy the security and anti-virus firm McAfee.

The deal will see Intel pay $48 (€37.40) per share for the security company, compared to the $29.93 closing price for McAfee shares on the NASDAQ yesterday evening.

Unsurprisingly, McAfee shares have taken an extraordinary spike this morning and were trading at $47.16 – an increase of 57.6% – at the time of writing.

It shares had been worth similar amounts as recently as the end of April, when the company revised its Q2 earnings significantly downward, but recovered some of its value when its ultimate Q2 earnings were higher than its downward forecasts.

Intel said that the deal would reduce its own net earnings in the first year after takeover, but that the takeover would significantly augment its own security services. Its own shares are down slightly today as a result.

It added that the takeover reflected how security was now a concern at the very core of computing, joining energy efficiency and connectivity as the ‘third pillar’ of computing requirement.

The processing giant – which employs over 4,000 people at its campus in Leixlip – said in its earnings reports for 2009 that it had almost $4bn in the bank and another $5.2bn in short-term investments – meaning it will probably have to seek a reasonable amount of financing to help fund the deal.