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  • What Caught Wall Street's Eye in Facebook’s New Ad Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 11:47 AM ET
    Facebook

    It was the flash of an image lasting less than a second toward the end of Facebook's ad that caught the eye of many investors and analysts. That flash was a phone.

  • U.S. stocks rose for a fourth session on Thursday following encouraging comments by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on tools to tackle the region's debt crisis and in support of the euro. **COLLABRX INC, $6.9, up 83.3 pct.

  • Facebook now home to 1 billion monthly users Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 11:17 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- More than a billion people now log into Facebook each month to check up on old friends, tag photos of new ones and post about politics, religion, cats or what their kids are doing. The latest milestone also amounts to nearly half of the world's roughly 2.5 billion Internet users, as measured by the International Telecommunications Union.

  • Signs of the Apocalypse Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 11:09 AM ET
    Cows waiting to be milked

    I consider it my duty to keep you informed of the upcoming end of the world. The signs are everywhere.

  • Social Media Renders Rapid Judgment on Debate Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 10:43 AM ET

    Big Bird is endangered. Jim Lehrer lost control. And Mitt Romney crushed President Obama. Those were the judgments rendered across Twitter and Facebook  during the first debate of the 2012 presidential contest.

  • Facebook Debuts Ad, Hits 1 Billion Users     Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 10:19 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin talks with Daniel Ernst, Hudson Square Research, about Facebook' hitting the one billion user mark; and launching its new ad campaign.

  • *Facebook adds 45 million users since June. Oct 4- Social media company Facebook Inc reported on Thursday it reached the 1 billion user mark last month, while Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said it would keep pursuing growth through mobile devices.

  • U.S. stocks rose at the open after labor market data came in within expectations and following encouraging comments by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on tools to tackle the region's debt crisis. **NUVASIVE INC, $14.9, down 34 pct.

  • U.S. stock index futures added to gains after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said growth risks are on the downside and should be contained by effective policymaker action. Brokerages Canaccord Genuity, Robert W. Baird& Co, Mizuho Securities USA, BMO Capital Markets and ThinkEquity Llc cut their price targets on the stock.

  • Oct 4- Social media company Facebook Inc said on Thursday it reached the 1 billion active monthly users threshold last month, and is up by 45 million users since June. Facebook has faced a rough debut since its May initial public offering.

  • U.S. stock index futures added to gains after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said growth risks are on the downside and should be contained by effective policymaker action. **NUVASIVE INC, Wednesday close $22.62, down 29.3 pct premarket. **INFORMATICA CORP, Wednesday close $33.63, down 19.7 pct premarket.

  • Futures Hold Gains After Jobless Claims Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 8:39 AM ET

    U.S stock index futures held their gains Thursday as jobless claims rose less than expected in the previous week and investors awaited latest meeting minutes from the the Federal Reserve.

  • Oct 4- Social media company Facebook Inc said on Thursday it reached the 1 billion active monthly users threshold last month, and is up by 45 mi llion us ers since June. Facebook, based in Menlo Park, California, hit the 1 billion milestone on Sept. 14 at 12:45 p.m. Pacific time, the company said on its website.

  • Stocks to Watch: FB, MAR, UPS, COST & More Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 8:25 AM ET

    Take a look at some of Thursday morning's early movers:

  • Oct 4- Social media company Facebook Inc said on Thursday it reached the 1 billion active monthly users threshold last month, and is up more than 50 million users since June. Facebook, based in Menlo Park, California, hit the 1 billion milestone on Sept. 14 at 12:45 p.m. Pacific time, the company said on its website.

  • Now, at 25 a veteran anti-abortion campaigner in the semi-autonomous UK province of Northern Ireland, she's committed to a fight to ensure the abortion law in neighbouring Ireland remains one of the world's strictest, preventing terminations in nearly all circumstances.

  • Facebook tops 1 billion users Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 8:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Facebook has topped 1 billion users, but the past few months have not been easy. Zuckerberg updated his Facebook status on Thursday to announce that the social networking site has more than 1 billion active users each month. He thanked users and said that he is committed to making Facebook better.

  • Mark Zuckerberg

    Facebook, the social networking site, announced on Thursday that it now has one billion monthly active users and the company’s CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg called it “an amazing honor.”

  • Oct 4- Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday the social media company reached the 1 billion active monthly users threshold last month. At the end of June, Facebook had 955 million active monthly users.

  • U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Thursday, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100 rising between 0.2 and 0.5 percent. **NUVASIVE INC, Wednesday close $22.62, down 27.4 pct premarket.