Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): Current price $34.07
On Tuesday, Microsoft said that it will add its Bing Ads system to the new version of Windows that will be introduced later in 2013. Last week, the company released a preview of Window 8.1, which will offer a feature known as Smart Search, permitting users to run a search in Windows that will search out information on the Web, their device, applications, and a company cloud. The feature forms a part of a broader plan to turn Bing into a software platform, and is meant to facilitate a way to find what users are looking for without the need to make separate searches on the Web and in their own equipment and sites.
The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA): Current price $101.97
The biggest defense firm on the Continent, BAE Systems, has won an order to provide flight-control gear to Boeing’s 737 Max jetliner, as it attempts to drive civil sales during shrinking military spending in the United Kingdom and in the United States. BAE said Tuesday that it will supply the so-called spoiler control electronics that move some of the flight controls on the re-engined version of Boeing’s bestselling short-haul plane. The firm will build the equipment at its Ft. Wayne, Indiana facility, with development at the Endicott, New York site. The value of the agreement was not reported.
3M Company (NYSE:MMM): Current price $109.25
The top two tax-writers in Congress will begin a “tax reform tour” at 3M Co., in the Twin Cities. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), and Representative Dave Camp (R-MI), who leads the House Ways and Means Committee, will tour the maker of Ace bandages and Scotch tape on July 8 while they try to promote a revision of the United States tax system. Baucus and Camp have been collaborating towards a tax rewrite even though they disagree as to whether a revised tax code should raise added revenue for the government.
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