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  • Who's Next on Facebook's Shopping List? Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 12:02 PM ET
    Facebook

    The ink is barely dry on Facebook's $1 billion deal to buy photo-sharing service Instagram, yet the latest parlor game in Silicon Valley is who might be next on Facebook's shopping list.

  • Futures Higher After String of Heavy Declines Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 8:48 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were higher Wednesday following five consecutive days of declines and after Alcoa kicked off the earnings season on an upbeat note.

  • Facebook Fueling the Tech Bubble: Analyst Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 3:06 AM ET
    A sign with the 'like' symbol stands in front of the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

    Facebook's  $1 billion acquisition of photo app company Instagram will add more fuel to the much talked-about social media bubble, Michael Pachter, Managing Director for Equity Research at Wedbush Securities told CNBC.

  • Stocks Log Worst Day in 2012, Dow Skids 200 Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 4:45 PM ET

    Stocks posted their steepest one-day decline this year, finishing in negative territory for the fifth-straight session Tuesday, amid concerns over the health of the global economy and the start of earnings season.

  • Don't Like the Instagram Deal? How to Kill Your Account Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 10:06 AM ET
    Instagram

    Today's huge tech news has been the acquisition of photo sharing app Instagram by Facebook for a cool billion dollars.

  • Futures Mixed Ahead of Open; Banks Higher Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 9:19 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures struggled to hold gains on Tuesday following four straight sessions of losses, but weakness in overseas markets and the start of earnings season kept investors on edge.

  • Instagram

    Here's what people are talking about tonight: Facebook buying Instagram for a billion dollars and AOL's sizeable cash pile.

  • Stocks Log 4-Day Loss, Dow Ends Below 13,000 Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 4:49 PM ET

    Stocks accelerated their losses in the final minutes of trading to close sharply in the red for the fourth-straight session Monday after last week's disappointing jobs report raised concerns over the strength of the economy. Stocks had modestly clawed back from their lows throughout the afternoon after tumbling heavily at the open.

  • Stocks Post Biggest Weekly Decline in 2012 Friday, 6 Apr 2012 | 8:50 AM ET

    Stocks ended largely unchanged in a lackluster session Thursday as investors hesitated to jump in amid ongoing worries over the euro zone and ahead of Friday's monthly jobs report. For the week, however, all three major averages logged their worst decline this year.

  • Comeback Brands Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 2:42 PM ET
    Popular brands don’t always stay popular. Many fight to stay at the top of the heap, and it’s not uncommon for brands to spend their commercial lives persevering through bankruptcies, restructurings, and plain obsolescence.It’s also not unheard of for a brand to fall out of favor with consumers, get left for dead, but still return to the marketplace later on. Sometimes these brands have even managed to come back in better positions than they held before being written off. It’s rare, but it happe

    See the brands that defied conventional wisdom and came back after everyone counted them out.

  • Despite a dismal quarter for deal-making to start the year, signs point toward a ramp up in mergers and acquisitions over the rest of 2012.

  • Futures Pare Some Losses After Jobless Claims Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 8:37 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures shaved some losses Thursday following a better-than-expected jobless claims report.

  • M&A Expected to Increase in 2012: Expert Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 2:17 AM ET
  • Last Call: The Future Looks Bright For JPM Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 10:15 PM ET
    Jamie Dimon

    Sharpen your pencils, it's Last Call quiz time.

  • Stocks Log Worst Drop in a Month, S&P Below 1400 Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 4:56 PM ET

    Stocks clawed back from earlier losses Wednesday, but still ended in negative territory for a second day, fueled by disappointment over the Fed's latest minutes and ongoing worries over the euro zone.

  • Futures Remain Lower After Fed Disappoints Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 8:50 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were lower Wednesday despite a better-than-expected ADP jobs report, as investors remained disappointed after the Fed suggested further monetary stimulus was unlikely.

  • Out of One Frying Pan, and Into Another Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 4:57 PM ET
    Ahmass Fakahany, restaurateur and former Merrill Lynch executive.

    Former Merrill Lynch co-president Ahmass Fakahany is applying what he learned on Wall Street to his swiftly growing restaurant empire.

  • Stocks End Off Lows, but Fed QE Hopes Fade Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 4:57 PM ET

    Stocks clawed back from their worst levels but still ended in negative territory Tuesday following the latest Fed meeting minutes that showed policymakers toned down the likelihood for further quantitative easing.

  • Futures Lower After S&P Hits Multi-Year High Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 8:51 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street on Tuesday, as investors seemed to take a breather after the Dow and the S&P 500 touched multi-year highs in the previous session.

  • Last Call: 2 April Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 9:33 PM ET

    All the world loves a clown, except on the taxpayers dime.

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