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  • Facebook gets U.S. antitrust approval to buy Oculus Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 11:09 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 23- Social network giant Facebook Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy Oculus VR Inc, a two-year-old maker of virtual reality goggles, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. Facebook said on March 25 that it planned to buy Oculus for $2 billion in its first-ever hardware deal.

  • US STOCKS-Futures imply lower open after recent rally Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 8:41 AM ET

    *Boeing rallies after results, outlook; P&G edges down. *Key earnings on tap; Apple, Facebook out after the close. *Boeing Co reported first-quarter revenue that beat expectations and lifted its core earnings forecast to reflect a tax settlement gain, sending shares up 2.7 percent to $131.05 in premarket trading.

  • US STOCKS-Futures flat after six straight days of gains Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 7:41 AM ET

    *Gilead Sciences rises in premarket after results. *Key earnings on tap; Apple, Facebook out after the close. *Gilead Sciences Inc rose 3.8 percent to $75.60 in heavy premarket trading a day after the drugmaker reported a sharp increase in its quarterly profit, helped by sales of its hepatitis C drug.

  • Activist urges ‘fix’ for Silicon Valley Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 2:40 AM ET

    One of the West Coast's leading activist investors has added to the growing criticism of corporate governance in Silicon Valley, and of Google in particular, amid fresh warnings of a bubble in tech valuations. The Financial Times reports.

  • Brazilian Congress passes Internet bill of rights Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 8:46 PM ET

    BRASILIA, April 22- Brazil's Senate unanimously approved groundbreaking legislation on Tuesday that guarantees equal access to the Internet and protects the privacy of Brazilian users in the wake of U.S. spying revelations.

  • Your first trade for Wednesday Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.

  • Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 5:19 PM ET

    The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday April 14, to Sunday April 20, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. 1. Lana Del Rey, " West Coast". 6. Dustin Lynch, "Where It's At".

  • *Netflix up after results; Facebook gains on upgrade. Netflix Inc surged 7 percent to $372.90 a day after showing strong subscriber growth, a sign the trading favorite still had room to grow despite recent concerns over its valuation.

  • Sears personalizes service for loyalty members Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 4:01 PM ET

    Last May, Sears launched a service called Member Assist where members of the Shop Your Way program can communicate directly with associates in more than 400 stores nationwide through a dedicated website or mobile app.

  • US STOCKS-Earnings, healthcare help lift Wall Street Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    *Netflix up after results, Facebook gains on upgrade. Healthcare, up 1.5 percent, was the best performing of the 10 major S&P sectors, as Allergan Inc jumped 15.8 percent to $164.48 a day after activist investor William Ackman teamed up with Canadian drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc to bid for the company.

  • Facebook first-quarter earnings: What to watch Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 1:33 PM ET
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    Facebook reports its first-quarter earnings Wednesday. Details to look out for include mobile ad prices and engagement, as Recode reports.

  • Midday movers: Allergan, Comcast, Facebook & More Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 12:43 PM ET
    A Comcast truck is seen parked at one of their centers on February 13, 2014 in Pompano Beach, Florida.

    Some of Tuesday's midday movers:

  • Business events scheduled for Wednesday Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases new home sales for March, 10 a.m.. Michelin reports first quarter sales. Procter& Gamble Co. releases quarterly financial results before the market opens.

  • *Netflix up after results, Facebook gains on update. Dow components Travelers Cos Inc and United Technologies Corp both reported first-quarter earnings that beat expectations, and United Tech raised the low end of its full-year profit outlook. Shares of Travelers rose 0.2 percent to $86.58 while United Tech was up 1.2 percent at $119.69.

  • *Netflix results lift Wall St, deal talk buoys Europe. NEW YORK, April 22- Global equity markets rose on Tuesday, powered by solid U.S. corporate earnings and deal-making activity among European drugmakers, while the euro hovered near break-even on uncertainty whether the European Central Bank will further ease monetary policy.

  • *Netflix up after results, Facebook gains on update. Dow components Travelers Cos Inc and United Technologies Corp both reported first-quarter earnings that beat expectations, and United Tech raised the low end of its full-year profit outlook. Shares of Travelers rose 0.7 percent to $87.04 while United Tech was up 1 percent at $119.49.

  • NEW YORK, April 22- U.S. stocks edged up on Tuesday boosted by deals in the healthcare sector and upbeat results, while Facebook and Netflix lifted the Nasdaq.

  • Earnings and corporate deals lift US stocks Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    Allergan surged after Valeant Pharmaceuticals said it had teamed up with activist investor Bill Ackman to make a bid for the Botox maker. Netflix and Harley-Davidson rose sharply after reporting earnings that beat analyst's expectations.

  • Morning stock picks     Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 7:47 AM ET

    Chris Baggini of Turner Titan Fund, explains his top three stock picks for investors right now. He says Facebook's advertising model is "very strong."

  • America's middle class no longer world's richest Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 7:38 AM ET

    Not only are middle class Americans losing out in the U.S., they are now trailing behind their global peers.

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Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 7:33 AM ET

J. Michael Pearson, Valeant Pharmaceuticals chairman & CEO, explains why he decided to pursue Allergan and shares his R&D business model, with CNBC's Kate Kelly. This year we are launching 19 products in the United States, says Pearson.

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 6:13 AM ET

Chris Caso, Susquehanna Financial Group analyst, shares his outlook on Apple in the second half. Apple needs to show shareholders the next new thing, says Caso.

Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 4:10 AM ET

Fraser Howie, director at Newedge Singapore, says the PMI data reveals China is "in a bit of a rut" and that the government has a "horrible problem" as it can't bring out too much stimulus.