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  • Sprint outages ground Alaska Airlines flights Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 4:08 PM ET

    Oct 8- An outage that cut phone and data service to Sprint customers in parts of California, Oregon and Washington also grounded some Alaska Airlines passengers on Monday as it knocked the air carrier's reservations system off line.

  • Wanna sell a cookbook? Become a popular QVC host Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 3:34 PM ET

    WEST CHESTER, Pa.-- It's a Sunday afternoon, and David Venable is in his element: on the air, in one of the kitchens at the QVC home shopping network, chatting a mile a minute about bakeware on his popular show, "In the Kitchen with David."

  • Facebook Falling on BTIG Downgrade     Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 2:34 PM ET

    BTIG analyst Rich Greenfield explains why he downgraded Facebook to sell, with a $16 price target. "Facebook should be doing things that add to the user experience, not detract from it," he says.

  • Time to short financials, and bet on gasoline refiners? Those were the two big calls that the traders made on Friday’s episode of “Options Action.”

  • Start-Ups May Wait Longer to Go Public: VCs Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 1:29 PM ET
    Groupon

    Start-up companies may be more reluctant to go public after the volatility that has hit stocks like Groupon, Zynga and Facebook following their initial public offerings, according to two venture capitalists and Groupon co-founders.

  • What’s on Tap? There’s an App for That Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 11:54 AM ET
    Beer Bar

    A recently launched iPhone app offers consumers the chance to browse local bars’ menus or search for a specific beer before they hit the town.

  • Romney and G.O.P. Make Inroads in Silicon Valley Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 11:34 AM ET

    Although President Obama is widely seen as a friend of the tech industry, Mitt Romney has made clear inroads in Silicon Valley, The New York Times reports.

  • Lockitron's second product launch and growth illustrate how social media and crowdfunding—including Kickstarter—are transforming the way entrepreneurs do business.

  • *BTIG cuts Facebook to sell rating- Analyst Ratings Network For a summary of rating and price target changes on U.S. companies:. Reuters Station users, click. 1568. Reuters Station users, click. 4899.

  • Egypt's new president gives himself high grades Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 8:29 AM ET

    But the speech in many ways was also as much about style as it was about substance, and the 61- year-old Morsi, the first freely elected president in Egypt's history, used his address to project the image of an energetic leader in touch with the needs of the people.

  • ZURICH, Oct 8- Rifts among top UBS managers are hampering Chief Executive Sergio Ermotti's efforts to make big cutbacks, especially in investment banking, according to senior sources both inside and close to the bank.

  • Oct 8- Polycom, which competes with Cisco in videoconferencing, hopes to move ahead of the pack with its new cloud-based product in a market it says will be worth $12 billion by 2015..

  • Stocks to Watch: HPQ, UNH, NFLX & More Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 7:48 AM ET

    Take a look at some of Mondays morning movers.

  • Lessons for Tech Giants     Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 7:40 AM ET

    Jay Elliot, CEO of Nuvel and former Apple senior VP, offers lessons for Hewlett-Packard as it competes with Apple. Carly Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard CEO, weighs in.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 8- Zynga Inc's inexorable decline over the past six months, capped by a sharp reduction in its 2012 outlook on Thursday, has sharpened interest in what Chief Executive Mark Pincus will do next. Zynga did launch several such games this year, including "The Ville" and "ChefVille," and is working on several more.

  • The Stocks Analysts Are Talking About Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 6:56 AM ET
    Google

    What was Wall Street saying about earnings season, Google hitting an all-time high, Facebook’s 1 billion users and European bank stocks? Find out in this week’s CNBC.com Stock Blog Roundup.

  • BANGALORE, Oct 8- Shopping in a U.S. department store? It's called Big Data, and although much of the work is done in the United States, India is getting an increasing slice of the action, re-energising an IT sector whose growth has begun to falter. "There are hundreds of boutiques in India right now.

  • BANGALORE, Oct 8- Shopping in a U.S. department store? It's called Big Data, and although much of the work is done in the United States, India is getting an increasing slice of the action, re-energising an IT sector whose growth has begun to falter. "There are hundreds of boutiques in India right now.

  • Miss Manners on sentiments in the digital age Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 10:07 AM ET

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.-- In an age when people can choose among text messages, email, Facebook and old-fashioned stamps and printed cards, the chance to use the wrong method when sending your very best is quite high.

  • Social media among threats to greeting card makers Sunday, 7 Oct 2012 | 10:04 AM ET

    If you're like many Americans, your friends are texting their congratulations, sending you an e-card or clicking "Like" on your Facebook wall. The 25- year-old nanny from Kansas City, Mo., hears from friends largely through Facebook. " In consolidating its Kansas operations, Kansas City- based Hallmark plans to shed 300 jobs.