Microsoft has released a new "Surface RT vs. iPad" ad. In this new installment, Microsoft notes that the iPad doesn?t have all of the accessories and bells and whistles that the Surface RT offers.
China's central bank announced interest rate reforms, removing minimum rates banks may charge clients for loans in a step toward more market-driven credit pricing. That move could allow banks to lower rates and more fiercely compete for customers.
An improving outlook for the U.S. economy and signs of stabilization in Europe sent General Electric shares to their highest level since 2008 despite modest quarterly results.