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  • Firms Add 'Concierge Services' to Benefit Packages Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 2:26 PM ET

    A growing number of companies are embellishing their benefits packages with "concierge services" -- everything from flower deliveries and car detailing to restaurant reservations and clothes alterations.

  • Housing Numbers: We May Not Be Rock Bottom Yet Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 1:54 PM ET
    U.S. Department of Commerce

    So I'm sure many of you are scratching your heads trying to figure out how, amid the now constant din of the housing crisis, we suddenly get this report from the Commerce Dept. that new home sales and prices bumped up in September?? Well before everyone starts hailing the home builders and calling a big bad bottom to the market, a couple of key points:

  • Microsoft's "Face" Lift: Will It Take Hold? Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 11:52 AM ET

    It's safe to say that Microsoft hasn't had this kind of optimism swirling around it in, well, I can't remember the last time. Windows '95 maybe?  This company is firing on all cylinders, even though shares would suggest otherwise. The company will report its first fiscal quarter earnings after the bell, and feeding into the frenzy are headlines about Halo 3, Xbox 360...

  • So Cal Fires Turn Insurance Agents Into "Heroes"  Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 9:40 AM ET

    Haven't had much time to blog as I'm out here covering the California wildfires. Wish I could tell you all I've seen but here's at least one slice. For all the problems people sometimes have with their insurance companies, here in Southern California, right now those agents are heroes.

  • Facebook's "Imminent" Deal: What's The Point, Really? Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 8:12 AM ET

    We've heard the Google, Microsoft, Facebook 'story' before, but today's rendition comes with a new sense of urgency: The New York Post, then moments later the Wall Street Journal, report a deal between someone and Facebook is imminent: 24 or 48 hours away.

  • Japan's Nintendo nearly tripled its first-half profit and boosted its annual earnings outlook on Thursday as its popular Wii and DS game machines outsell rival Sony's PlayStation.

  • Microsoft-Facebook Deal Done, But Worth It? Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 5:19 PM ET

    We now have a definitive agreement: Microsoft gets a stake in Facebook for $240 million, and now valuing the company at $15 billion. For a company that will do $30 million in profits on $150 million in revenue, that's a nifty valuation!

  • Facebook, Microsoft: Deal Raises Questions About Value Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 5:17 PM ET

    After much negotiation, and a tussle with Google, Microsoft snagged a new deal with Facebook. MSFT already handles Facebook's ad sales in the U.S., for the next few years at least. This extends the contract to Facebook's international business--already over half its ad business is overseas, and this is the area that has the biggest growth potential.

  • Amazon Shares Plunge, But Analysts Optimistic Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 2:45 PM ET

    Online retailer Amazon.com made more money in the third quarter than Wall Street expected, but investors concerned about the company's margins slammed the company's shares.

  • Google Analyst Day Meeting: The Live Blog Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 1:52 PM ET

    This is the LIVE BLOG for today's Google analyst meeting at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California. Get up to the minute posts as the action happens.

  • Google's Analyst Meeting: What to Expect Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 11:19 AM ET

    What should investors expect from Google’s analyst meeting on Wednesday? Martin Pyykkonen, Global Crown Capital senior media and Internet analyst, joined “Squawk Box” to offer his insights.

  • US Panel Endorses Bill to Stop Online Repression Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 6:47 PM ET

    A key congressional panel endorsed legislation on Tuesday that would bar U.S. Internet companies from cooperating with authorities in China and other repressive regimes.

  • Amazon Beats Street But There's No Parade Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 5:54 PM ET

    After months of run-up, and a big, 9% move today, the pressure was on Amazon to beat, and beat big. The company did beat. The 19 cents was a penny better than the Street expected. And revenue also came in a little stronger than expected.

  • Amazon Profit, Sales Rise But Margins Disappoint Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 5:41 PM ET

    Online retailer Amazon.com reported operating profit margins that concerned some analysts despite a sharp rise in quarterly earnings, and its shares fell 9%.

  • Amazon: The Focus Is On Profit Margins Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 1:30 PM ET

    Amazon reports earnings later today and judging by what this stock is doing today, indeed these past several months, it would seem shareholders are hoping for the very best. And betting big that Amazon will deliver.

  • Microsoft's Xbox 360: Has Its Time Finally Arrived? Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 12:42 PM ET

    Microsoft has momentum as its friend when it comes to the game console business. Finally. Halo 3 has been like a magic elixir for Xbox 360, by some measures tripling console sales in the wake of the title's release, and for the first time, Microsoft beat sales of Nintendo's Wii during the month of September, selling an average of 105,600 units a week last month.

  • Email: The "Coward's" Way Of Reaching Out Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 11:01 AM ET

    How do you know when you've stumbled upon a trend? When you hear something for the 5th time? 10th? 100th? I don't' know the answer, but I can tell you I think I've found another one.

  • Google Is Great Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 10:16 AM ET

    Looking for a way to play a recovery in the markets? Here it is.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Wondering Who You Are? New Site Wants to Tell You Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 4:32 AM ET

    A new Web site called GeneTree.com wants to help answer the question "Who am I?" by combining DNA data with information-sharing technology popularized by News Corp's MySpace.com and Google' YouTube.

  • Apple Shareholders: Let Them Buy You A Dinner! Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | 5:31 PM ET

    The pressure was on for Apple following the big-time run in these shares these past several weeks. These shares rallied into today's earnings news. The research firm Caris just this morning took the bold step in raising its target to $200.