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- Sony pressed for response on spin-off plan at shareholder meet(20 Jun 2013 02:34:02)
- Should This Tech Titan Fear Apple's iOS 7?[at Motley Fool] - This new iOS 7 feature could hurt this social media giant’s core business.(20 Jun 2013 02:20:43)
- F.T.C. Is Said to Plan Inquiry of Frivolous Patent Lawsuits[at New York Times] - Edith Ramirez, the chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, plans to issue subpoenas to companies that are patent trolls.(20 Jun 2013 02:13:57)
- Using Data to Stage-Manage Paths to the Prescription Counter[at New York Times] - CVS and other retailers are using customer data to tailor the shopping experience and encourage repeat visits.(20 Jun 2013 02:12:33)
- [video] Lenovo K-900 to Take Bite of Apple’s Market Share?[at MarketWatch] - China’s Lenovo hopes to shave global market share from Samsung and Apple with its new K-900 smartphone. The WSJ’s Yun-Hee Kim speaks with Lenovo Asia-Pacific President Milko van Duijl.(20 Jun 2013 02:11:52)
- Gamer outrage prompts Xbox One policy changes(20 Jun 2013 02:06:02)
- Fed Speaks, Dow Crumbles[at Motley Fool] - After weeks of anticipation, investors finally heard from the Fed, but it wasn't the news they had hoped for.(20 Jun 2013 02:04:25)
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The Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) is the main US index, and the largest index in the world. It is used as a global barometer for the world markets. All major investment funds, hedge funds, and investment portfolios are benchmarked again the S&P 500.
It is comprised of the 500 largest US companies, and a significant portion of the overall the United States of America’s market capitalization. The index is not based on any one sector, so it is seen as the best overall signal of the US market.
The index is free-floating and capitalization-weighted, and broken down into individual market sectors; consumer non-cyclical, consumer cyclical, financial, energy, technology, communications, industrial, basic materials and utilities.