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  • SEATTLE, July 17- Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it will slash up to 18,000 jobs, or 14 percent of its workforce, this year as it trims its newly acquired Nokia phone business and reshapes itself into a cloud-computing and mobile-friendly software company.

  • SEATTLE, July 17- Microsoft Corp is set to cut more than 6,000 jobs in an announcement expected early Thursday, according to sources familiar with the matter, as it trims its newly acquired Nokia phone business and reshapes itself as a cloud-computing and mobile-friendly software company.

  • SEATTLE, July 10- Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Satya Nadella deferred any comment on widely expected job cuts at the software company on Thursday, after circulating a memo to employees promising to "flatten the organization and develop leaner business processes."

  • The rally rich: Who gained the most from stocks Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 10:49 AM ET
    Nick Woodman, founder and CEO of GoPro, speaks during the company's initial public offering at the Nasdaq Stock Exchange on June 26, 2014, in New York City.

    For some corporate founders, the market's rally this year has meant a fortune. Who's gained the most?

  • Sterling digs up NBA dirt ahead of $1B suit Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 10:13 AM ET
    Donald Sterling

    The banned Los Angeles Clippers owner's lawyers have hired four private investigators to look into evidence they could use against the NBA.

  • Sterling shuts down Clippers sale, pursues NBA suit Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 11:09 AM ET
    Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

    LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling won't sign a deal to sell the team to Steve Ballmer and will pursue a $1B lawsuit against the NBA.

  • What the rich are buying this season: The NBA Friday, 30 May 2014 | 11:50 AM ET
    Steve Ballmer, left, and NBA Commissioner Adam SIlver attend an NBA playoff game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on May 11, 2014 in Los Angeles.

    There's a case to be made that sports teams are now valued more like Picassos, rare diamonds and vintage Ferraris than fundamental businesses.

  • Ballmer buys ascending Clippers for $2B  Friday, 30 May 2014 | 9:08 AM ET

    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is buying the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion. The "Squawk on the Street" news team discusses the record breaking purchase.

  • Ballmer to buy NBA's Clippers for $2B  Friday, 30 May 2014 | 6:10 AM ET

    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is buying the Los Angeles Clippers for a record $2 billion, reports CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin. And Andy Sewer, Fortune Magazine, and Dan Colarusso, Reuters Digital, weigh in.

  • Microsoft tackles Apple, Samsung with Nokia deal Saturday, 26 Apr 2014 | 1:37 AM ET

    Microsoft's $7.5 billion acquisition of Nokia's devices unit could help it take a bigger slice of the smartphone pie, analysts told CNBC.

  • Ballmer's back: Former MSFT CEO speaks at Oxford Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 12:29 PM ET
    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer addresses shareholders during the Microsoft Shareholders Annual Meeting November 19, 2013 in Bellevue, Washington.

    The former Microsoft CEO made his first public appearance Tuesday after leaving the helm of the tech giant, delivering a speech at Oxford University.

  • Ballmer's back: Former MSFT CEO speaks at Oxford  Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 11:04 AM ET

    Newly retired Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer makes his first public appearance since leaving the helm of the tech giant.

  • Bill George: Not clear who's running Microsoft  Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    "Microsoft needs to go through a major transformation much like IBM did 20 years ago," says, William George, Harvard Business School professor, discussing what Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella needs to do to change company culture. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, provides insight.

  • Satya Nadella is the best pick: Pro  Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 11:02 AM ET

    Discussing the appointment of Satya Nadella as Microsoft CEO, and what this means for the stock and future of the tech giant, with Christina Warren, Mashable senior tech analyst, and Brent Thill, UBS senior analyst.

  • Microsoft taps Nadella as CEO; Gates era ends Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 10:08 AM ET
    Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft

    The company also said Bill Gates would step aside as chairman of the board.

  • Microsoft's new CEO: An insider and a 'cloud' man Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 9:36 AM ET
    Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft

    The choice of Satya Nadella as new chief executive reveals a lot about Microsoft's strategy moving ahead.

  • Microsoft names Satya Nadella CEO  Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 9:17 AM ET

    Kara Swisher, Re/code co-executive editor and the "Squawk on the Street" crew discuss how Microsoft likely came to the decision to "pick the inside choice" of Satya Nadella as the tech giant's new chief executive, and Bill Gates new role as Microsoft's technolgoy advisor.

  • Nadella in as MSFT CEO; Gates steps down as chair Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 9:10 AM ET
    Microsoft names Satya Nadella as CEO.

    Satya Nadella, the quiet and self-effacing Microsoft enterprise chief, prevailed over much splashier outside candidates and was named CEO of the software giant today.

  • Microsoft's c-suite drama heightens  Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 7:20 AM ET

    Kara Swisher, Re/code co-executive editor, and Norman Young, Morningstar senior equity analyst, discuss what's at stake if Satya Nadella is named as Microsoft's new chief executive.

  • Microsoft nears end of CEO search  Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 6:35 AM ET

    Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, weighs in on why Satya Nadella would be an excellent choice as the next CEO of Microsoft.