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  • Cramer: Don’t Let Apple’s Decline Scare You Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 8:02 PM ET

    Apple’s recent big-dollar decline is hardly a cause for concern, “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer said Wednesday.

  • Despite Delay, Sales of iPad 3 to Surge in China Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 7:04 AM ET
    The new iPad is displayed during an Apple product launch event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 7, 2012 in San Francisco, Ca.

    Apple's latest iPad offering finally hit China's store shelves on Friday, months after its worldwide launch in March, but the delay is unlikely to dampen sales because of the Chinese passion for all things Apple, analysts say.

  • Will the Wii U Push Nintendo Back Into Profitability? Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 11:34 AM ET
    Nintendo Wii U Console Demo

    Now, as Nintendo's next generation console system prepares to launch later this year and the handheld 3DS device starts to get its legs under it, it's hoping to get back to black.

  • Apple’s Retail Army, Long on Loyalty but Short on Pay Saturday, 23 Jun 2012 | 11:29 PM ET
    Apple Store Upper Westside Manhattan

    Apple Stores stores take in more money per square foot than any other United States retailer. But most of Apple’s employees, who sell those iPhones and MacBooks enjoy little of that wealth. The New York Times reports.

  • Cramer: 3 Stocks to Avoid Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 6:10 PM ET

    Rather than invest in these three stocks, Cramer has some alternatives.

  • Best Buy's Big Q1 Earnings Beat  Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 10:20 AM ET

    Anthony Chukumba, BB&T Capital Markets analyst, and Peter Keith, Piper Jaffray analyst break down the numbers on Best Buy's better-than-expected first quarter.

  • Best Buy Q1 Earnings Beat Estimates  Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 7:48 AM ET

    The "Squawk Box" crew breaks down the numbers on the electronic retailer, reporting Q1 EPS of $0.72 ex-items vs. $0.59 est. on revenues of $11.61 billion vs. $11.52 billion est.

  • Apple's Next Stop, $1,000?  Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 12:00 PM ET

    Apple remains the premiere play on the rise of the mobile internet sector, says Brian White, Topeka Capital Markets, who expects the next 12-18 months to be very exciting for the company.

  • Lower Expectations on Best Buy?  Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 5:45 PM ET

    Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities, explains his bleak predictions for the consumer electronics megastore, and what he expects from Best Buy's earnings report tomorrow, with the Fast Money traders.

  • Trading Apple iPad Figures  Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 12:45 PM ET

    Shares of Apple opened lower in today's market, despite the rally upon news of selling three million of their newly launched iPads. Shaw Wu, Sterne Agee, has a price target of $740 on the company.

  • BBY Potential Takeover Target?  Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 5:37 PM ET

    Best Buy shares were down more than 34% last year, but could their rich cash flow make them an attractive takeover target for private equity? Dana Telsey, Telsey Advisors, discusses.

  • iPad3 Release for Steve Jobs' Birthday  Tuesday, 27 Dec 2011 | 1:06 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports Apple's release of the new and improved iPad3 set for February 24th, 2012.

  • Potential Positivity for HPQ  Friday, 23 Dec 2011 | 12:49 PM ET

    The Fast Money Halftime Report traders discuss potential for HP.

  • Movie Fantasy Jobs Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 1:31 PM ET
    Movies have glamorized many occupations over the years. The films of Humphrey Bogart let viewers live vicariously as street-smart private eyes. James Bond made audience members imagine themselves as debonair, globe-hopping spies with exotic seductresses in every port of call. And Clint Eastwood’s westerns made people visualize themselves as the frontier’s messengers of bloody vengeance.What these films failed to do was accurately convey a picture of their main characters’ day-to-day finances. Wa

    CNBC.com considered how famous movie characters made their living. We found what their salaries would be in real life, then determined if they could really afford to live in that apartment, drive that car, or eat at that restaurant.

  • Inventions That Killed Businesses Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 4:35 PM ET
    The forward march of technology is both unforgiving and unstoppable. As it mercilessly weeds out the old in favor of the new, once beloved products and services become less favored by consumers, while others simply become obsolete.It’s always been this way. The horse and buggy was once the dominant means of travel for Americans, but once the automobile was invented formerly solvent buggy makers found themselves out of a job.This dynamic repeats itself whenever a new invention comes along that si

    What follows is a list of products and services that became so indispensable to consumers that they instantly lost interest in their previous favorites.

  • 'Smart' TV War: First Salvos at Europe Tech Show Thursday, 1 Sep 2011 | 9:12 AM ET
    Visitors are reflected in glossy TV screens at Sony's booth at the 50th edition of "IFA" in Berlin at the 50th edition of "IFA" in Berlin, September 7, 2010. IFA, the world's largest consumer electronics and home appliances fair opens to the public from September 3 to 8, 2010. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

    With consumers increasingly turning to the web for entertainment, televisions which allow users to download shows off the Internet will be vying for attention at the IFA technology fair in Berlin this week as technology companies make a push into a potentially huge market.

  • China Overtakes US in PC Shipments Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 9:28 PM ET
    Teenagers surround a computer screen at the ChinaJoy Expo, also known as the China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference, in Shanghai, China.

    China has reached yet another milestone in its rise as a consumer of technology by becoming the biggest market for personal computers.  The New York Times reports. 

  • Malware: CNBC Explains Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 11:03 AM ET
    Hand using mouse with laptop

    It's hard to stay out of trouble on the Internet. Even if you avoid sites with questionable content, there are plenty of pitfalls and traps that subtly install programs which then wreak havoc on your computer.

  • The Fast traders explain why they wouldn't buy H-P on the news it is acquiring a software company and spinning off its PC arm.

  • Double-Duty: Strange but Functional Gadgets Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 4:46 PM ET
    With billions of products on the market, it’s hard for consumers to be shocked by the function or appearance of a gadget. But these products manage to do just that. Some are actually practical while others are just plain strange. Either way, these gadgets are sure to make you say, “What?!” They’ll wake you up, give you a massage, let you tweet in some of the strangest places and charge your gadgets. Here are 10 of the strangest gadgets you’ve ever seen.

    From an iPlunger to a solar-paneled bikini and a flying alarm clock, these gadgets are sure to make you do a double take — but they get the job done!