Google Sales Accelerate as Ad, Cloud Businesses Hold Up Amid Costly AI Push 

Parent company Alphabet reported $80.5 billion in first-quarter revenue, a 15% increase from a year earlier, as the company said it plans to pay a cash dividend to investors for the first time.

Intel's earnings forecast fails to clear low bar, and the stock's drop continues 

Intel Corp. shares dropped 8% in the extended session Thursday, adding to their rough start to the year as the chip company reported revenue slightly below Wall Street's expectations.

Microsoft Earnings Jump on AI Demand 

Microsoft's revenue and profit rose last quarter as artificial intelligence bolstered demand for its software and cloud services.

Microsoft CEO to Visit Southeast Asia With AI on Agenda 

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will meet officials in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia next week, with AI on the agenda at a time when the U.S. technology titan is betting on generative AI as a long-term engine of growth.

Gilead Beats Earnings Expectations After Rocky Quarter 

The biotech reported a loss for the quarter of $1.32 per share, better than the FactSet consensus estimate of a loss of $1.49 per share.

Meta Stock Had Its Worst Day in Years, Drop Shaved Billions Off Market Cap 

The company's plans to spend even more on its artificial-intelligence efforts appears to have shaken investors.

Snap's 2024 plans are showing signs of paying off, and shares soar 25% 

Shares of Snap Inc. rocketed higher after hours on Thursday after the social-media platform forecast second-quarter sales that were better than expected, as it attracts more users and tries to strengthen its advertising business.

Walmart Founder's Son to Retire From Retailer's Board 

Walmart's former chair and long-serving board member Rob Walton, the son of the retail giant's founder, will retire from the company's board in June.

BlackRock Memo Reveals Wealth-Management Shuffle Amid ESG Backlash in Texas 

The asset manager is seeking to expand ties with rich investors and calm a backlash over energy investment strategy, among other areas.

Airbus Sticks to Plane-Delivery Goal, Ramps Up A350 Production 

Airbus posted higher revenue and profit for the first quarter, backed its goal to deliver more planes this year than in 2023 and decided to increase production of its A350 wide-body jets, extending its lead over beleaguered rival Boeing.

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