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  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 29- Twitter Inc's monthly active users rose a better-than-expected 24 percent in the second quarter as the online messaging service mostly succeeded in stemming a dwindling pace of growth, sending its shares soaring almost 30 percent after hours.

  • NEW YORK, July 29- With some of Wall Street's more volatile names set to report in the next couple of days, traders who bet on big swings in shares are hoping to see moves more like Facebook than Netflix. Netflix, along with Gilead Sciences and several other stocks famous for their sharp gyrations, were unusually calm following their latest quarterly reports.

  • FedEx hires Barry Bonds lawyers for drug case Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 9:32 AM ET
    Former Major League Baseball player Barry Bonds (C) stands with his attorneys, Allen Ruby and Cristina Arguedas, they leave San Francisco federal court in a file photo from April 13, 2011.

    FedEx hired attorneys who represented Barry Bonds to defend against charges that it knowingly shipped packages from illegal pharmacies.

  • Facebook begins moving messaging to separate app Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 8:22 AM ET

    After testing the strategy in Europe, Facebook said that the rest of world will also have to switch very soon. NBC News reports.

  • Sparks fly as OkCupid admits to mismatching users Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 7:48 AM ET

    OkCupid, the online dating site, purposely mismatched users to test its technology and the effect of telling people their compatibility.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 28- FedEx Corp has hired some of the hard-hitting attorneys who represented home run slugger Barry Bonds to defend against criminal allegations that FedEx knowingly shipped packages from illegal online pharmacies. Cristina Arguedas and Allen Ruby were retained by FedEx last week, according to court records.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 28- OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service said on Monday, weeks after Facebook Inc admitted to misleading users in a psychological study. "When we tell people they are a good match, they act as if they are," co-founder Christian Rudder wrote in a blog post.

  • Twitter could send Street big messages: Cramer Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:32 PM ET

    With Twitter at $38, Cramer says earnings will speak volumes to the Street. But you have to know what to listen for.

  • Twitter earnings: Here's what to watch Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:26 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Twitter will face some tough scrutiny from investors when it reports earnings after the bell on Tuesday.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 28- OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, regularly mismatches users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service revealed on Monday, weeks after Facebook Inc admitted to misleading users in a psychological study. "When we tell people they are a good match, they act as if they are," co-founder Christian Rudder wrote in a blog post.

  • '90s analysts don't see tech bubble 2.0 Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 4:22 PM ET

    Henry Blodget and Steve Milunovich say history is not repeating itself when it comes to tech stocks' valuations.

  • Twitter a one trick pony: Pro     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 3:20 PM ET

    David Seaburg, Cowen & Company, and Chris Dessi, Silverback Social, debate the play Twitter. Seaburg says user growth is decelerating and does not have the motorization means that Facebook does.

  • Pro on Twitter earnings: Buy Facebook instead Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:52 PM ET
    The Twitter logo is displayed on the facade of the company's headquarters in San Francisco.

    It seems few investors are getting behind Twitter's stock as the micro-blogging company readies to report earnings Tuesday.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    Apple Inc. rose 1.4 percent to $99.02 with 52,754,400 shares traded. Applied Materials Inc. rose. 6 percent to $21.36 with 18,488,300 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 2 percent to $25.92 with 27,283,500 shares traded.

  • BubbleWatch? When everything's up and to the right Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:38 PM ET

    In the technology world, no question comes up more frequently these days than "Are we in a bubble?"

  • Investors more wary over tech stock run Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:12 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Many so-called momentum stocks have rebounded as economic data have been mixed and volatility remained low. Financial Times reports.

  • US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    Technology trendsetters Apple Inc., Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and Netflix Inc. all mined foreign countries to produce earnings or revenue that exceeded analysts' projections in their latest quarters. Century-old companies such as Coca-Cola Co. and Ford Motor Co. also are hoping to make more money in countries including China and India.

  • Stocks close lower, Dow posts triple-digit drop Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 4:41 PM ET
    Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks finished lower on Friday weighed by Amazon's weak earnings and Visa's lowered outlook, in addition to ongoing geopolitical concerns.

  • *Facebook says SEC recommends no enforcement action. In its quarterly report filed on Thursday, Facebook said the regulator in May "notified us that it had terminated its inquiry and that no enforcement action had been recommended by the SEC."

  • Smaller Wall Street bonuses mean the Russians win Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    Stop bashing Wall Street for a hot second and think about what smaller bonuses REALLY means, says former trader Raj Mahal.