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  • Dell Buyout Talks Heat Up     Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 4:10 PM ET

    Dan Niles, Alpha One Capital Partners, and Shaw Wu, Sterne Agee, offer perspective on talks about a Dell buyout.

  • Dell is reportedly in talks with private equity firms over a potential buyout. Meanwhile, Dell issued a "no comment" to CNBC. David Lutz, at Stifel Nicolaus; Jack Ablin, Harris Private Bank; and CNBC's Herb Greenberg and Jon Fortt, weigh in.

  • Members of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit walk a picket line near APM Terminals, halting cargo at the busiest seaport complex in the nation.

    The International Longshoremen's Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance (USMX)are racing to avert a Feb. 7th strike of 14,500 longshoremen members in 14 major East Coast ports, including hubs in New York and New Jersey.

  • Can Apple Keep That Steve Jobs Magic?     Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Rocco Pendola, TheStreet.com, weighs in on whether it is time for Apple to drop Best Buy, and why it may not be in the tech giant's best interest to produce cheaper versions of its products.

  • Best Buy Shares Up, Despite Cash Flow Issues     Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 10:38 AM ET

    Colin McGranahan, Sanford C. Bernstein analyst, weighs in on the outlook on the giant electronic retailer.

  • Year-End Wii U Sales Steady, Says Nintendo Chief Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 2:47 AM ET
    Nintendo's Wii U GamePad.

    Nintendo year-end sales of its Wii U games console were steady, though not as strong as when its Wii predecessor was first launched, the Japanese game maker's top executive told Reuters on Monday.

  • 5 Things We Learned From Marissa Mayer's Tweet Last Night Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 | 2:21 PM ET
    Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo

    Late Tuesday night Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer posted a revealing tweet. If a photo speaks a thousand words, here's what this one tells us.

  • Taiwan Would Be Worse-Off Without China     Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 6:15 PM ET

    Taiwan's reliance on exports has made it particularly vulnerable to the slowdown in global growth. But, President Ma Ying Jeou tells CNBC, the situation would have been more dire if not for closer economic ties with China.

  • Best Buy Founder to Make Bid This Week: Report Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 8:57 AM ET

    Best Buy founder Richard Schulze is expected to make a fully financed offer to buy the consumer electronics retailer by the end of the week.

  • The Apple Tax: America's Costly Obsession Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 12:06 PM ET

    Americans are shelling out big bucks to outfit their household with Apple products.

  • T-Mobile is partnering with Apple after going over half a decade without America's most popular smartphone, the company announced Thursday morning.

  • Peter Misek, MD, Technology Research, Jefferies sees a poor outlook for the PC sector but is positive on both the low and high end smartphone and tablet markets.

  • Windows PC Retail Sales Falling After Windows 8: NPD Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 4:17 PM ET

    Consumer sales of Windows-powered personal computers fell 21 percent overall last month, according to a leading retail research firm.

  • Early success for the iPhone 5 smartphone has helped Apple to overtake Google's Android software in the United States, research firm Kantar WorldPanel said on Tuesday.

  • Battle of the Tablets: Who Will…Come in Second? Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 4:28 PM ET

    Tablets are almost certain to be the hottest ticket of the holiday season. There are a lot of tablets available, but let's have a look at some of the big ones.

  • Shopping for Bargains? Try These Stocks: Pros Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 1:03 PM ET

    Heading into Black Friday, these retailer stocks present bargains for investors, the “Fast Money” pros said Wednesday on CNBC.

  • Apple Teases Its Black Friday Sale for 2012 Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012 | 12:28 PM ET

    Mark your Calendar app, folks. If promotional material from Apple is any indication, the Cupertino firm will offer its annual Black Friday discount on some electronics and accessories.

  • Under Fire: Dissecting the Words of Autonomy's Founder Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 5:27 PM ET

    Autonomy, recently acquired by HP, is under fire amid allegations of accounting "improprieties" that HP says led it to take an $8.8 billion charge on the deal. Here's what Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch had to say in past appearances on CNBC.

  • Nintendo Hits a Few Hurdles in Wii U Launch Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 12:35 PM ET

    System launches from Nintendo tend to be smooth running affairs, but the ambitious nature of the Wii U has presented a few stumbling blocks for the company.

  • Will Electronic Device Sales Light Up the Holidays? Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 | 3:32 PM ET

    There’s little doubt Americans love their electronic devices. But questions remain over whether the affection for tablets and smartphones will ring up a happy holiday.