Stocks Alphabet Class A

More

  • The Errors of Inflation Hawks, Part III Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 4:52 PM ET
    Sheet of US one hundred dollar bills

    There’s a lot of history to back up the inflation hawks argument that the federal government’s rapidly rising debt levels will in lead to hyperinflation. But—ahem—it’s different this time.

  • 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.

  • Skype Deal: Brilliant Stroke by Microsoft's Ballmer? Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 4:02 PM ET

    Rather than viewing Microsoft’s move as one of desperation, it could be seen as potentially brilliant in terms of staying in the game and perhaps even changing the game.

  • 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.

  • Microsoft's Skype Strategy Flaw Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 11:40 AM ET

    Am I the only one who thinks this "bolt-on acquisition" is unnecessary or at least extremely expensive, and that it highlights the fact that Microsoft doesn't really have an organic growth strategy?

  • 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.

  • YouTube Takes On Netflix, iTunes and Amazon Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 10:28 AM ET
    Youtube

    Google's taking big steps to turn YouTube into a true entertainment destination, and to compete with Netflix, iTunes, Amazon and even Hulu. Along with the rest of those giants, Google wants to distribute content to consumers, so it can cash in on advertising and now rental revenue as well.

  • Five Things to Watch: Disney Earnings and More Monday, 9 May 2011 | 7:33 PM ET
    Cinderella's Castle

    Following an up day for markets, plenty to scrutinize Tuesday: from private share markets to Google's growth model, Chopotle's immigration problems to the health of the real estate market. Here's what we're watching...

  • 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.

  • YouTube Expands Movie Rentals to Offer 3,000 Titles Monday, 9 May 2011 | 4:40 PM ET
    youtube_screen.jpg

    Google's YouTube has expanded its online movie rental service to include roughly 3,000 titles, according to blog post published Monday by a top executive at the company.

  • YouTube Movie Rentals Monday, 9 May 2011 | 4:23 PM ET
    YouTube Movie Rentals

    Google's YouTube is getting into the movie rental business. Should Netflix watch out? CNBC's Julia Boorstin has the details.

  • 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.

  • Cramer: Apple Is the World's Strongest Brand Monday, 9 May 2011 | 3:28 PM ET

    But the technology giant is also facing some troubles, too. The "Mad Money" host explains.

  • Suit Opens a Window Into Google Monday, 9 May 2011 | 9:56 AM ET
    Google Headquarters

    E-mails disclosed by a state court illuminate strategy as Google protects its Android software for smartphones, the New York Times reports.

  • The Class That Built Apps, and Fortunes Sunday, 8 May 2011 | 12:35 PM ET
    facebook_friends_200.jpg

    Students who took the first "Facebook Class" at Stanford University turned their homework into a fortune, almost overnight. "It had this feeling of a gold rush," said one investor who saw potential in the class projects.

  • Trying to Game Google on 'Mother's Day Flowers' Sunday, 8 May 2011 | 11:52 AM ET
    Precious

    While families across the nation are showering moms with flowers, gifts, dinners, love and appreciation this weekend, there's a war breaking out on Google among major flower retailers — and not everyone is fighting fair.

  • Companies That Are Hiring Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 5:25 PM ET
    Finally, we’ve moved from a jobless recovery to a recovery where companies are actually hiring.More than  have been created in the past seven months, according to the Labor Department. And layoffs have been tapering off for more than a year now: There were just 37,000 positions lost in April, the third lowest in the past 16 months, according to the latest report from .“At the beginning of this year, we moved into a period of much stronger job creation,” said John Challenger, CEO of the company.

    As companies grew more confident in the recovery this year – and their profits – many announced plans to hire new workers. Here are more than 10 big companies that are hiring.

  • Too Much Information? Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 2:40 PM ET
     Too Much Information?

    Weighing in on Google's latest attempt to break into the world of social networking and invasion of privacy, with Noah Kravitz, TechnoBuffalo and Michael Fertik, Reputation.com

  • ceo_money.jpg

    For many of the employed millions, the market is shifting. The number of vacant jobs is on the rise and discretionary choice is slowly returning. What are companies to do to retain their best talent?

  • Renren Debut Leaves Facebook With Sobering Thought Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 8:06 PM ET
    Chinese students play online computer games at an internet cafe in Hangzhou.

    The stock market debut of Chinese social network Renren will have turned heads at Facebook. The sky-high valuation when shares were priced on Wednesday (at more than 70 times 2010 revenues) conveyed a simple message: investors are hungry for growth. And there is no other growth story with the allure of the Chinese internet.  The FT reports.