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  • Microsoft Ballmer's last shareholder meeting     Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 11:04 AM ET

    Microsoft CEO Ballmer's legacy is mixed, and the stock is down about 25 percent under his command, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton. Tuesday is the last time Ballmer will lead the company's annual shareholder meeting.

  • Will Steve Ballmer be Microsoft's largest shareholder, or will he sell out? Wall Street Journal reporter Monica Langley, spent a few days with Ballmer at the Redmond Campus and shares her opinions.

  • Microsoft's next step     Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 10:16 AM ET

    Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer is calling himself "an emblem of an old era." CNBC's Jon Fortt shares his opinions, and discusses the search for the tech giant's new CEO.

  • Ballmer: Microsoft needs leader for a new era—WSJ Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 5:23 PM ET
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    The Wall Street Journal also reported Friday that an executive on the CEO-search committee said the board did not push Ballmer to step down.

  • BOSTON, Nov 14- Jonathon Jacobson's Highfields Capital raised its stake in Microsoft sixfold during the third quarter to 31 million shares, a regulatory filing shows. The Boston- based fund firm has been steadily increasing its Microsoft holdings over the last quarters, but this increase was particularly noteworthy because it was so dramatic.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 8- For technology executives weighing market flotations for Silicon Valley startups, this week's gangbusters Twitter Inc initial public offering sent a powerful signal: full speed ahead. File-sharing company Box picked Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and JP Morgan to lead its IPO, Reuters reported Friday.

  • Twitter IPO sparks speculation on who could follow Saturday, 9 Nov 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 8- For technology executives weighing market flotations for Silicon Valley startups, this week's gangbusters Twitter Inc initial public offering sent a powerful signal: full speed ahead. File-sharing company Box picked Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and JP Morgan to lead its IPO, Reuters reported Friday.

  • *Ralph Lauren climbs after earnings, dividend boost. John Williams, president of the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, said Tuesday the Fed should wait for stronger evidence of economic momentum before pulling back on its massive bond-buying program, but should then announce a definitive end to the stimulus.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 6- U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday on the possibility the Federal Reserve may keep stimulus measures in place longer than anticipated ahead of data key later this week on the labor market and economic growth.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- Microsoft Corp has narrowed its list of external candidates to replace Chief Executive Steve Ballmer to about five people, including Ford Motor Co chief Alan Mulally and former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, according to sources familiar with the matter.

  • Microsoft urged to spin off its consumer business Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    Microsoft's next leader should consider spinning off consumer businesses such as search advertising and the Xbox games console, Paul Allen said. FT.

  • SEATTLE, Oct 28- Proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis has recommended that Microsoft Corp shareholders vote against the re-election of lead independent director John Thompson, who is in charge of the company's efforts to find a new chief executive.

  • Microsoft's big beat     Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 10:05 AM ET

    Microsoft earnings beat 3Q estimates. Rick Sherlund, Nomura Securities, says "things have not changed radically in the PC market; they're just a little less bad."

  • Microsoft earnings beat; shares rise 5% Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 4:04 PM ET

    Microsoft said earnings rose 17 percent, which was better than expected. Shares rose more than 5 percent after the announcement.

  • The No. 2 U.S. automaker now expects 2013 pretax profit to top last year's $8 billion and losses in Europe to be less than they were in 2012. Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks said Ford sees the European unit being profitable in 2015..

  • Microsoft: Divide and conquer?     Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 11:36 AM ET

    Ed Maguire, CLSA, and Brent Thill, UBS, discuss whether breaking up the tech giant into three divisions is beneficial for the company. Microsoft has a lot of great assets but lack of consistent leadership and messaging has been a headwind, says Maguire.

  • Searching for a new Microsoft CEO Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | 4:19 PM ET

    Will Bill Gates take back the reins at Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer retires?

  • Ballmer: Made strong progress in past year     Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | 1:34 PM ET

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer wrote a farewell letter to shareholders, saying "we are in the early stages of our transformation, but made strong progress in the last year." CNBC's Jon Fortt, and "The Profit" host Marcus Lemonis grade his assessment.

  • Microsoft without Bill Gates?     Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 10:37 AM ET

    Three large Microsoft shareholders reportedly want the co-founder of the tech giant to step down as chairman. CNBC's Jon Fortt has the details.

  • Is it time for Bill Gates to go?     Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013 | 10:09 AM ET

    Rick Sherlund, Nomura Securities, shares his thought on whether the co-founder of the tech giant should step down, as shareholders frustration grows and the search to replace Steve Ballmer continues.

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