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  • Stocks ended off their worst levels Wednesday following news that Greece will receive another bailout payment, but still closed in negative territory amid lingering concerns over the rest of the euro zone.

  • In the investing world, it's easy to think of companies — or individual stocks — rather than businesses as game changers, but a company's proprietary technology casts a big shadow, whether it is the number of outright imitators or the various subcontractors and/or partners.

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    There’s an old Wall Street maxim that the so-called dumb money trades early and the smart money comes in later. Trading by that phrase has made one quite a bit of money this week.

  • Funds that own a mix of old and new tech names will allow you to stay well-positioned for the ups and downs of an uncertain economy.

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    A nearly insatiable appetite for the latest personal electronic devices should enable the information technology sector to maintain its positive momentum for the next year.

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    Since the bursting of the Internet bubble over a decade ago, technology stocks have been a relatively safe bet compared to the more volatile financial and energy sectors.

  • If you believe that valuations are stretched, that innovation will not be the productivity-generating cure-all or that consumer demand for high-priced tablets and smartphones will wane, bet against the entire sector by shorting these funds.

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    Morgan Stanley, led by its technology investment banking chief, Michael Grimes, has shepherded 28 technology initial public offerings in the past year. The New York Times reports.

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    BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. says it has hired two new senior executives, including a marketing chief, as the company looks to regain market share lost to Apple's iPhone.

  • The Strategist by Cynthia A. Montgomery

    The author writes, "Super-managers...are so sure of their will and skill to succeed that they can’t see what they don’t know, and refuse to accept that some forces are beyond their control."

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    It’s not surprising that there is a bit of a learning curve when it comes to adopting new automobile technologies. General Motors, however, is giving consumers a little push.

  • Engines of Change

    In this guest post, the Pulitzer Prize winning author writes about the cars that changed American history and our lives.

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    Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said the pay cut was intended to “eliminate some of the distractions” over his company’s decision to subsidize Apple’s popular iPhone.

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    FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski pointed out Tuesday that the creation of Apple's iPhone and the development of the Android have made the U.S. the leader in wireless technology.

  • In the immortal words of Barbra Streisand, people who need people are the luckiest people in the world. But what about the rest of us? We don’t all have what it takes to be gregarious, and outgoing, and one’s ability to be sociable, or lack thereof, can affect the type of employment one ends up taking.The extroverted have a bevy of jobs that let them press the flesh. There are sales, management, life coaching, and any number of other jobs that demand constant interaction with others. On the othe

    Many jobs that let reserved types work in solitude offer poor salaries and unchallenging work. But there are other careers that are stimulating, well-paying and require little human contact.

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    Yahoo CEO issues an apology, EA Sports beats earnings but stock still slides, Wynn Resorts has disappointing performance in Las Vegas, Google’s self-driving car gets its first license.

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    Smartphone ownership has now reached the majority, albeit by a slim margin, says a Nielsen survey. As of March, 50.4 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers owned a smartphone.

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    Here are 10 stocks that may benefit from Facebook’s IPO.

  • Unless you can stomach a loss, top investor Alan Patricof says retail investors should stay away from Facebook in the first days that it trades.

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    The driving force behind many of the relationships and rivalries that will play out in New Orleans?  Long-Term Evolution, the 4G wireless standard. 2012 is shaping up to be the year when the carriers and smartphone makers put their best LTE efforts into the arena to triumph or fall.