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  • Six Pack: Beer Buzz of the Week Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 2:41 PM ET

    Six items that have consumers buzzing in the world of beer, wine and spirits as we head into the weekend, including a ballsy brew in Denver and a possible turnaround in beer shipments.

  • Zynga's Woes Dragging Facebook Down     Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 2:31 PM ET

    Shares of Zynga are tanking after cutting its guidance last night, and JPMorgan cut its estimates on Facebook based on the announcement. CNBC's Julia Boorstin has the details.

  • The Nasdaq Composite Index increased 1.18 points, or 0.04 percent, to 3,150.64. **PRIMERO MINING CORP, $7.16, up 32.6 pct. **FLEETMATICS GROUP PLC, $22.98, up 35.2 pct.

  • Mark Pincus Loses $4 Million a Day for Seven Months Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 1:35 PM ET
    Mark Pincus, founder and chief executive officer of Zynga Game Network Inc.

    Mark Pincus has lost $1 billion in paper wealth over the past seven months -- or about $4 million a day, or $200,000 an hour.

  • Facebook just passed the one billion user mark. That makes it the only employer on the planet capable of directly impacting a seventh of the world's population, except for the Communist Party of China.

  • For Some, Hewlett-Packard ‘A Screaming Buy’ Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 1:09 PM ET

    At the $14 level, shares of Hewlett-Packard present a strong opportunity for the long-term investor, Paul Meeks of Saturna Capital said Friday on CNBC.

  • Goldman Sees S&P 2013 Target of 1,575     Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 12:15 PM ET

    Goldman Sachs says QE has eased financial conditions and will support GDP growth. Meanwhile Paul Meeks, Saturna sr. analyst, discusses whether you should buy Hewlett-Packard and sell Facebook.

  • The Nasdaq Composite Index added 8.92 points, or 0.28 percent, to 3,158.38. **PRIMERO MINING CORP, $7.70, up 42.75 pct. The ruling confirms that Primero can record silver revenue and taxes from its San Dimas gold mine in Durango state at the realized silver price rather than the spot price.

  • Angry birds attack French tax on entrepreneurs Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 11:46 AM ET

    A group of entrepreneurs calling themselves "pigeons" _ French slang for someone who has been taken advantage of _ have mounted a campaign on Facebook and Twitter against a new law that will tax investments along the same lines as salaries _ on a sliding scale _meaning they would have to pay a lot more.

  • US STOCKS-Dow hits 5-year high on jobs report Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 11:27 AM ET

    *Zynga shares slide after warning, Facebook slips. Labor Department data showed the jobless rate dropped by 0.3 percentage point in September to 7.8 percent, its lowest since January 2009, even as Americans came back into the labor force to resume the hunt for work.

  • Year After Jobs' Death, How High Can Apple Fly? Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 11:01 AM ET
    Steve Jobs

    Without visionary leader Steve Jobs to guide Apple, how long can the magic ride last? A year after Jobs' death, that question is on many minds.

  • UPDATE 5-Trading errors rattle Indian stock market Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:56 AM ET

    MUMBAI, Oct 5- A flurry of erroneous orders placed by an Indian broker sent the country's top stock market tumbling briefly on Friday, raising renewed concerns about the stability of trading systems after a series of global market glitches.

  • UPDATE 4-Trading errors rattle Indian stock market Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:42 AM ET

    MUMBAI, Oct 5- A flurry of erroneous orders placed by an Indian broker sent the country's top stock market tumbling briefly on Friday, raising renewed concerns about the stability of trading systems after a series of global market glitches.

  • U.S. stocks rose at the open with the S&P 500 set to hit its highest since 2007, as the September payrolls report showed a surprise drop in the jobless rate and gave legs to this week's rally. The Nasdaq Composite Index increased 12.47 points, or 0.40 percent, to 3,161.93. **PRIMERO MINING CORP, $7.70, up 42.75 pct.

  • MARKET PULSE-Primero Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 10:27 AM ET

    U.S. stocks rose at the open with the S&P 500 set to hit its highest since 2007, as the September payrolls report showed a surprise drop in the jobless rate and gave legs to this week's rally. The Nasdaq Composite Index increased 12.47 points, or 0.40 percent, to 3,161.93. **PRIMERO MINING CORP, $7.70, up 42.75 pct.

  • *Zynga shares slide after warning, Facebook slips. *Sprint could counterbid on PCS- sources. NEW YORK, Oct 5- U.S. stocks rose on Friday, with the S&P 500 up for a fifth straight day and set to close at its highest since 2007, after government data showed a surprise drop in the unemployment rate.

  • U.S. stocks were poised to rise at the open, with the S&P 500 set to hit its highest since 2007, as a surprise drop in the jobless rate gives legs to this week's rally. S&P 500 futures rose 6.2 points and were above fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the contract.

  • *Zynga shares slide after warning, Facebook slips. *Sprint could counterbid on PCS- sources. NEW YORK, Oct 5- U.S. stocks were poised to rise at the open Friday, with the S&P 500 set to hit its highest since 2007, as a surprise drop in the jobless rate gives legs to this week's rally.

  • **ZYNGA INC, Thursday close $2.81, down 22.4 pct premarket. Brokerages lowered their price targets on Zynga's stock by up to $3 per share after the social-games maker slashed its 2012 outlook for the second time due to a decline in paying customers. Facebook, which derives over a tenth of its revenue from fees paid by Zynga, was also set to open lower as was Groupon.

  • Zynga is in trouble, and that’s not great for Facebook, which can thank Zynga for 14 percent of its revenues in the first six months of 2012.