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  • Stocks Gain for 3rd Session; Microsoft Falls Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 4:49 PM ET

    Stocks rallied for a third consecutive session amid Microsoft's $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype, strength in China's economy, and rising commodity prices.

  • Stocks Rally Ahead of the Close, Led by Utilities Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 3:55 PM ET

    Stocks traded near the highest levels of a quiet session ahead of the market close on Tuesday.

  • Forget Skype. The "Mad Money" host thinks Microsoft should have bought this company.

  • Steve Ballmer

    Skype will continue to offer products across all platforms after it becomes a division of Microsoft, Chief Executive Tony Bates told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Ralcorp Boosts Defense Against ConAgra Bid Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 12:12 PM ET

    Ralcorp, the owner of Post cereals, has hired two proxy solicitors as it plays defense against unsolicited bids from rival ConAgra, according to a person familiar with the matter.

  • Stocks Gain; Intel Rises, Microsoft Falls Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 11:36 AM ET

    Stocks rose amid solid economic reports, stabilizing oil prices, and news of growth in the Chinese economy.

  • Futures Rise Ahead of Open; Microsoft Falls Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 9:15 AM ET

    Stock index futures are modestly higher after news import prices rose at a slower pace in April, and that margins for crude futures were raised 25 percent.

  • Stocks Close Higher on Commodities Rally Monday, 9 May 2011 | 4:46 PM ET

    Stocks closed modestly higher as oil and precious metals staged a strong comeback, sending prices in the energy and materials sectors higher.

  • Stocks Rise Ahead of Close, Led by Energy Monday, 9 May 2011 | 3:55 PM ET

    Stocks held firm gains in the final hour of trading on Monday as a rebound in oil and precious metals pushed energy and materials sectors higher.

  • Stocks Trade Slightly Higher; Energy Gains Monday, 9 May 2011 | 11:47 AM ET

    Stocks traded slightly higher after fluctuating throughout the morning following Standard & Poor's downgraded Greece, reigniting worries about the health of the euro zone.

  • Futures Rise Slightly; Commodities Rebound Monday, 9 May 2011 | 9:20 AM ET

    Stock index futures gained ahead of the open on Monday, rising in line with commodities as investors hunt for bargains after last week’s sharp losses for oil and silver in particular.

  • Stocks End Up on Job News, but Off Highs Friday, 6 May 2011 | 5:24 PM ET

    Stocks closed modestly higher amid falling oil prices and a rising dollar as investors were encouraged by a surprisingly strong report on April jobs growth.

  • Stocks Remain Up Before Close; Kraft Gains Friday, 6 May 2011 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks stabilized in the final hour of trading off the highs of the day, but still up nearly half a percent amid falling oil prices and sliding energy stocks, but in the aftermath of a surprisingly strong report on jobs growth in April.

  • Stocks Add to Gains as Energy, Materials Gain Friday, 6 May 2011 | 12:03 PM ET

    Stocks continued to trade at lofty levels, buoyed by news of surprisingly strong job gains in April.

  • Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries has snagged Warner Music Group for $8.25 a share, according to a person familiar with the matter, ending a three-month auction process featuring a dozen bidders.

  • Goldman Brushes Off the Gadfly Friday, 6 May 2011 | 9:47 AM ET
    Evelyn Y. Davis at the Ford Motor Company's annual meeting last year.

    Lloyd C. Blankfein has his share of critics, but perhaps none are more vocal than Evelyn Y. Davis, an outspoken gadfly with a long history of haranguing corporate executives at annual meetings. The New York Times reports.

  • Futures Surge After Strong Jobs Report Friday, 6 May 2011 | 9:21 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Friday after steep losses on Thursday, with all eyes on April nonfarm payrolls which is expected to show a slowdown in job creation.

  • Will Glencore's IPO Spark a Merger War? Friday, 6 May 2011 | 4:37 AM ET
    The Glencore logo seen in front of the Swiss commodities giant's headquarters in Baar.

    Glencore's $11 billion from its initial public offerings in London and Hong Kong will give the commodity trader considerable firepower for acquisitions and could preface a wave of consolidation in the mining sector, analysts say.

  • Why One Investor Is Ignoring Wall of Worry Friday, 6 May 2011 | 4:26 AM ET

    Dramatic headlines on US debt and fears over a Greek restructuring of debt are not worrying one investor, who tells CNBC investors should be focusing on some good news from China, not on the wall of worry.

  • Catch 22 as Fed Exports Inflation Friday, 6 May 2011 | 2:46 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, DC.

    One of the consequences of ultra-loose monetary policy in the United States has been investors looking for yield in the emerging world.

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