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  • Yum Tops Forecasts, Raises Full-Year Profit Outlook Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | 5:02 PM ET

    Yum Brands shares jumped Tuesday as the fast-food company beat earnings forecasts by two cents a share and slightly raised its profit outlook for the full year.

  • Can Content Save the NY Times Co.? Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | 4:32 PM ET

    Today the New York Times Company held its annual shareholder meeting. With shareholders concerned about the company's earnings miss, company chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr. tried to convince shareholders that the company is becoming as sleek and modern as the wood, steel, glass and tangerine-colored walls they'd passed through to hear his remarks...

  • Whipsawed Apple Investors Prep for Earnings Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | 1:31 PM ET

    Normally, I'll put together a formal earnings preview the day the company is set to announce, but in the case of Apple, there has been so much interest so far ahead of these numbers that I thought I'd do it today instead, and run some of your emails about all this tomorrow.

  • Fake Jane is Greened Out! Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | 11:58 AM ET
    Fake Jane

    Sorry, but this whole green thing is making me, Fake Jane... green. As in nauseous. FJ is all for coming up with more sustainable ways of living -- it saves money and energy, and probably even helps the Earth, though, believe me, the Earth will be fine. We may kill ourselves, but not the Earth. Some asteroid may do that...

  • Turn Old Tech Into Cash With SecondRotation Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | 11:31 AM ET

    What are you doing with that drawerful of old cell phones? And those early digital cameras? Wish you could get a little cash for them without the hassle of starting up your own business? Now you can. Rousseau Aurelien, CEO of SecondRotation explains.

  • M&A Game: Yahoo, Show Your Cards Tuesday, 22 Apr 2008 | 11:06 AM ET
    Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    There's about $41 billion in chips on the table, all the cards have been dealt in the Yahoo vs. Microsoft poker match -- and today is the day Microsoft and investors get to "call." (Google and News Corp. look on...)

  • TI Steady After Disappointment? Here's Why Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | 5:58 PM ET
    Texas Instruments

    You'd think with the 3-plus percent rally in Texas Instruments' shares headed into tonight's earnings, this company would be plunging now, after missing numbers across the board. But that's the joy of the markets right now...

  • Shhhhh, Whisper Number Volume Getting Loud Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | 2:13 PM ET

    Whisper numbers are a weird animal on Wall Street, especially when you're talking high profile earnings reports like Google, Apple, Yahoo, Microsoft, Intel and so many others.

  • Would You Like a Tee Shirt with that Headline? Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | 1:30 PM ET

    The news super-site CNN.com is now selling tee shirts with its headlines. Oh me, oh my.

  • Skype Offers New Service to Cell Phones, Landlines Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | 11:37 AM ET

    Internet calling company Skype said it would offer an unlimited long-distance calling for customers who want to reach friends and family without computers or Internet access.

  • Google's comScore Conundrum Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 2:20 PM ET
    Google Headquarters

    Sell first and ask questions later -- this has characterized trading in Google stock since January, and the biggest problem for Google and its investors has been coming from market research firm comScore. But how reliable is comScore research, anyway?

  • Google Earnings May Give Yahoo Leverage Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 12:19 PM ET
    Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    An earnings windfall for Google should benefit rival Yahoo in buyout talks with Microsoft, as investors view the results as proof of a robust online advertising market.

  • After a week like this one, the pressure's on the next batch of tech stars to beat the Street and keep this momentum going, with investors turning their attention to Yahoo, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon, all set to report earnings next week.

  • Google Bounces Back, Investors Buy Back In Friday, 18 Apr 2008 | 9:33 AM ET

    In posting a profit well in excess of expectations, Google shares are bouncing back from the depth of investor doubt.

  • Google Profit Jumps 30%, Blows Past Expectations Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 6:35 PM ET
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    Google reported earnings that rose 30 percent and handily beat analysts' expectations, and the company's shares jumped in late trading.

  • A Google Slowdown? Hard To Find With These Earnings Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 4:54 PM ET
    google

    First it was Intel, then IBM, and now Google. Pretty soon, the message might get out that tech isn't nearly as bad as people thought. No two ways about it: the Google earnings report is extraordinary.

  • Google Headquarters

    Investing in Google shares is... different. It's one of the few companies where 30% revenue growth would be disappointing and 450 bucks a share is seen by many as cheap. How do you read earnings of a company like this? I'm glad you asked.

  • New York Times "Headlining" Internet For Better Days Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 1:11 PM ET

    The New York Times Company posted a $335,000 loss for the first quarter--a dramatic drop from the $23 million profit the company earned in the year-ago-quarter and missing Wall Street estimates.

  • Tech Poised to Gain on IBM, Intel Momentum Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 10:37 AM ET
    Stocks up

    Strong earnings results this week from IBM and Intel have tech stocks in the midst of a nice rally.

  • With Google's Earnings, Investors Need To Be Patient Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 10:26 AM ET
    google

    Has the bloom really faded from the Google rose, or has the market really misunderstood the way this company is doing business, and the technology it is using to get the job done? There is a fair amount of pessimism around these shares right now, with many analysts I'm talking to expecting a meet or miss quarter, rather than a good chance the company will beat...