• Apple locks itself out of devices with passwords Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 4:25 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad, a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are increasingly storing vital pieces of their lives on the devices.

  • How Alibaba stacks up to other tech titans Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    Alibaba's expected valuation is about $175 billion. Here's how that compares with other tech giants like Amazon, Facebook and Apple.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    Apple Inc. rose. 2 percent to $101.79 with 35,902,100 shares traded. Facebook Inc. rose. 7 percent to $77.00 with 22,472,500 shares traded. Gilead Sciences Inc. rose 2.0 percent to $105.93 with 16,071,400 shares traded.

  • INSIGHT-A year later, most mega IPOs are mega laggards Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:06 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 18- If history is any guide, investors who miss out on getting a slice of Alibaba's massive initial public offering may want to think twice about jumping into the stock once it hits the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Three things that could go wrong with Alibaba IPO Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:10 PM ET
    Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

    The glittery initial public offering, which prices Thursday evening, may not be all gold.

  • Can Alibaba knock out the knockoffs? Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:53 AM ET
    Workers distribute packs at an express company on November 12, 2012 in Wuhan, China.

    Alibaba has increased efforts to rid its e-commerce platforms of fakes, but experts say it's an uphill battle.

  • What does Alibaba's IPO mean for Yahoo? Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:34 AM ET
    Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer.

    Yahoo will sell part of its stake in Alibaba when the firm goes public and could receive $6 billion after taxes, if the IPO prices at $68 a share.

  • Analyst recommends buying Alibaba AFTER it opens Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:24 AM ET
    A man plays snooker in a hall inside Alibaba's headquarters in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, April 23, 2014.

    "I do have a buy rating," said Neil Doshi, analyst at CRT Capital Group. But not all market watchers share his optimism.

  • Alibaba cash could fund small spending spree at Yahoo Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO/ BOSTON, Sept 18- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's upcoming public offering will give Yahoo Inc billions of dollars for a potential shopping spree that investors hope will jumpstart its comeback. But with numerous holes to fill and soaring tech company valuations, Yahoo will have to make tough choices with any acquisitions.

  • Meet Alibaba's freshly minted billionaires Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:50 AM ET
    Alibaba Group's founder and executive chairman, Jack Ma, waves as he arrives for a meeting at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Hong Kong.

    Alibaba's IPO will unleash a flood of wealth for Jack Ma and Joseph Tsai, but unlike some other tech IPOs, the big money isn't being spread around the company.

  • Apple’s Tim Cook takes a swipe at Google, Facebook Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 3:01 AM ET
    Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhone 6.

    The CEO of Apple appeared rather critical of some of the tech giant's rivals when he unveiled a new privacy policy in an open letter to customers.

  • Alibaba post-IPO structure gives insiders control Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 2:26 AM ET

    BEIJING— Control over Alibaba Group will stay in the hands of founder Jack Ma and other company veterans after the Chinese e-commerce giant goes public on the New York Stock Exchange in a record busting share sale.

  • Fed hangover may still dominate stocks, not Alibaba Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:27 PM ET
    People walk through Alibaba headquarters in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China.

    Traders are eyeing Alibaba's IPO and Scotland's independence vote, but analysts said the Fed's dovishness statement could be more important.

  • Fed comments tell Cramer to buy Apple & more Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:12 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference at the Federal Reserve in Washington, Sept. 17, 2014.

    Cramer spent Wednesday sifting through the Fed statement and the comments made by Fed chief Janet Yellen. They're quite telling.

  • These S&P 100 companies pay the highest taxes Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:42 PM ET

    A report said Devon Energy, Anadarko Petroleum and Facebook are among the multinational S&P 100 corporations hit with the highest tax rates in 2013.

  • 'Probably a lot of pot-smoking' at Twitter: Thiel Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:21 PM ET
    Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter (L) and Peter Thiel, co-founder of Palantir.

    Venture capitalist Peter Thiel trashed Twitter in a CNBC interview Wednesday.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Apple Inc. was unchanged at $100.91 with 26,598,500 shares traded. Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. rose 44.1 percent to $31.00 with 10,563,000 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. was unchanged at $25.23 with 11,326,700 shares traded.

  • Thiel trashes Twitter, likes Google over Apple Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:02 AM ET
    The Twitter logo is displayed on the facade of the company's headquarters in San Francisco.

    Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel is famously outspoken and sharp-tongued and on CNBC Wednesday he did not disappoint.

  • Peter Thiel on Twitter, Google, Uber and gay CEOs Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 9:54 AM ET
    Peter Thiel, co-founder of Palantir.

    Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel is famously outspoken and sharp-tongued, and on CNBC on Wednesday he did not disappoint.

  • I would invest in Google over Apple: Peter Thiel Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    Peter Thiel, co-founder of Palantir.

    There appears to be more upside for Google stock over the next decade than for Apple, PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel tells CNBC.