VIDEO: IPO Watch: Workday

Workday, which provides software for human resources, payroll and financial management, has filed for an initial public stock offering of up to $400 million. The company was founded in 2005 by PeopleSoft founder Dave Duffield and venture capitalist Aneel Bhusri.

VIDEO: Zumiez Announces Earnings

Retailer Zumiez (ZUMZ) announced after the bell that second quarter earnings were lower, and forecast that third quarter profit would be below estimates. Net income fell to $2.1 million, or 7 cents per share, from $2.6 million, or 8 cents per share, last quarter.

VIDEO: Consumer Spending Climbs in July

U.S. consumers seem to be feeling a little more secure about spending lately– consumer spending in July climbed 0.4% on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Commerce Department. That’s the fastest pace in five months. Spending slightly outpaced personal income, which rose 0.3% for the third month in a row. These increases were in line with economist predictions. The personal savings rate dropped just a bit, from June’s highest-in-a-year rate of 4.3, to 4.2 in July. This rise in consumer spending, which is the biggest single growth source in the U.S. economy, followed a decrease in June, and no change in May, so it may be too soon to start declaring a new trend. For more on the latest business news, follow us on Twitter @FNNOnline, or check out our website at

VIDEO: Is a New Kindle Fire Tablet on the Way?

Tech enthusiasts may have reason to rejoice as has sold out of its Kindle Fire Tablet. While seemingly bad news, this lack of product may signal that a new model of kindle is on the way. Often times when a tech device becomes sold-out, it implies that production on it has ceased in anticipation of a new model, as could be the case with the kindle.Adding further credence to this theory is the Washington Post’s report that Amazon has a press conference scheduled for next week, where it could possibly unveil an updated Kindle Fire tablet.The Kindle Fire Tablet is a part of Amazon’s kindle line of e-readers, capable of storing not just books, but also other media like music and movies.

VIDEO: Analyst Moves: LPX, P

Louisiana-Pacific (LPX) was upgraded by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch to buy from underperform with a price target of $16 as the firm believes the stock is undervalued at current levels. Shares are higher by about a quarter of a percent.

VIDEO: Thursday 8/30 Insider Buying Report: DAL, FSC

Bargain hunters are wise to pay careful attention to insider buying, because although there are many various reasons for an insider to sell a stock, presumably the only reason they would use their hard-earned cash to make a purchase, is that they expect to make money. Today we look at two noteworthy recent insider buys.