Rebecca Stropoli

    Rebecca Krasney Stropoli is the managing editor of Yahoo! Finance. Before joining Yahoo! in 2007, she worked as an editor and writer in a variety of settings, including academic publishing houses and trade magazine newsrooms.

  • A volatile week for bitcoin

    After an extended period of relative calm, bitcoin has experienced some considerable swings to the downside over the past couple of weeks, and even saw its own mini “flash crash” Monday.

  • What else could Ballmer buy with $2 billion?

    As an entertaining exercise, Yahoo Finance looked into some of the other purchases that could be made for this price or less, with an eye toward Ballmer and his specific likes (he’s a golf lover, and was known to hold business meetings at a favorite Washington steakhouse).

  • Amid 'Blackfish' controversy, SeaWorld beats on earnings

    SeaWorld has been the subject of much controversy since the 2013 release of the documentary “Blackfish,” which claims to tell the true – and deeply unsettling – story behind the company’s practices in regard to the captivity of orcas, often referred to as killer whales.

  • Weight Watchers stock continues to shed points

    Weight Watchers stock continues to shed points

  • 3D printing shares are seeing red

    3D Printing Shares Slide

  • iRobot Shares Rise as Google Makes Fresh Robotics Deal

    But a far smaller robotics company that also has military ties may be getting a boost from the news: iRobot (IRBT) has landed on our Yahoo Finance “trending tickers” list Monday, up around 4%, to $30.54, on higher than average volume.

  • Barbie: Knocked Down but Will She Get Up Again?

    Are there cracks in the facade of Barbie's Dreamhouse? Mattel's (MAT) second quarter earnings report did not, on the surface, tell a pretty tale regarding the iconic fashion doll's global sales, down 12% in a fourth straight quarter of declines. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • You Already Watch ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.’ Now You Can Smell It

    Warning: Something smelly is headed to television viewers across the nation on Wednesday night. Fans of TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," the reality show depicting the trials and triumphs of the eponymous pint-sized, curly-haired pageant queen and her eccentric … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Finance Week Ahead: Focus on the Fed

    Another volatile trading week has come to an end, with the major U.S. indices in the red overall and the Dow on Friday seeing its fourth straight day of triple-digit swings. Central bank concerns, from lack of further Bank of … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Coty Not Smelling So Sweet as Shares Debut

    Coty (COTY), the consumer beauty and fragrance company whose portfolio includes such brands as Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Adidas, Sally Hansen and Philosophy, is seeing its shares slip Thursday in its debut on the New York Stock Exchange. The stock … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Finance Week Ahead: June Swoon to Come?

    If every day this month had been like Friday, then "sell in May and go away" would be an accurate statement for 2013. However, despite the steep late-day selloff on the final day of the month, the major indices ended … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Last Trading Week of May Ahead After Holiday

    It had to happen at some point. Yes, Wall Street finally broke its 4-week winning streak, with the major indices down overall this past week amid Fed tapering worries (even as "don't fear the taper" became a rallying cry by … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • The Week Ahead: A Test for Dimon, Apple Taxes in Focus, Bernanke on the Hill

    It was a tough week for the IRS (and gold) but not so for stocks: Friday capped four straight weeks of gains for Wall Street as the Dow and S&P 500 climbed to fresh new highs, continuing the "relentless rally" … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Another Dog of a Day for Ruckus Stock

    Ruckus Wireless (RKUS) stock was sinking on Tuesday, down 25% in afternoon trading after it reported lighter-than-expected first-quarter earnings and a revenue outlook that disappointed investors. Back in November, Yahoo! Finance profiled the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based wi-fi equipment maker during another … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • The Week Ahead: Buffett, Bullishness and a Little Bernanke

    What better way to celebrate TGIF than to have Wall Street cap the week by hitting fresh new highs? Forget "sell in May," at least for now; the S&P 500 on Friday soared past 1,600 for the first time ever … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Finance Week Ahead: More Earnings, Housing Data, First Pass at Q1 GDP

    All eyes have been on Boston this past week following the tragic Marathon bombings on Monday. Friday brought a historic lockdown for the city amid a dramatic manhunt. It has been hard for news junkies to focus on much else … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • SeaWorld Dives Into Wall Street’s Public Pool

    A horde of penguins took over the New York Stock Exchange Friday morning as SeaWorld representatives rang the opening bell to herald the company’s entry into the public waters of Wall Street. More than three years after its $2.3 billion … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Finance Week Ahead: Tax Day in America, a Flood of Earnings and More

    Another week on Wall Street and more records shattered as the S&P 500 finally found its way past the 2007 intraday high it hit in October of 2007. While stocks ended Friday on a flat note, both the S&P and … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • IPO Scorecard: Return of the Homebuilders

    The second homebuilder to go public this year was trading higher Wednesday, with Taylor Morrison's (TMHC) shares rising 5% on the NYSE after pricing at $22 the previous evening. If all goes according to plan, it won't be the last. … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Finance Week Ahead: What to Look Out For

    How time flies: Yet another trading quarter has come to an end and investors are already feeling a teary-eyed nostalgia. On Thursday, following some nail-biting days as the S&P 500 came within mere ticks of a record close only to … <a href="">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>