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  • In Online Privacy Plan, the Opt-Out Question Looms Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 10:34 AM ET

    The Federal Trade Commission’s proposed privacy mechanism could cause a major shift in the online advertising industry, as companies that have relied on consumers’ browsing history try to make up for what could be billions in lost revenue. The New York Times reports.

  • Groupon's Halo Effect Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 10:18 AM ET

    With last week's ongoing rumors of Google hopes to buy Groupon for $6 billion, there's been a rash of interest in local companies — this could be the beginning of a a mini local bubble.

  • Futures Fall; Bernanke Comments Weighed Monday, 6 Dec 2010 | 9:18 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open Monday as investors pulled back from strong gains in the previous week and weighed up the impact of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's willingness to launch further quantitative easing.

  • A Silicon Bubble Shows Signs of Reinflating Saturday, 4 Dec 2010 | 10:12 AM ET
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    These days in Silicon Valley, a billion dollars seems downright quaint. The enthusiasm for social networking and mobile apps has venture capitalists clamoring to give money to young companies. The New York Times reports.

  • Stocks Shrug Off Bad Jobs News to End Up Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 5:11 PM ET

    Stocks ended positive, with the Nasdaq reaching a three-year high, despite a disappointing employment report as investors found comfort in other economic news and in expectations the jobs figures would push the Federal Reserve to continue efforts to stimulate the economy.

  • Stocks Turn Positive Ahead of Close Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks turned positive despite disappointing employment news as investors found comfort in other economic news and in expectations the jobs figures would mean the Federal Reserve will continue with efforts to stimulate the economy. DuPont and Bank of America rose, while AT&T fell.

  • Stocks Modestly Lower; AmEx Falls, DuPont Rises Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 12:07 PM ET

    Stocks traded mixed after news the jobs picture hasn't improved despite a string of more hopeful economic data, and despite a report the services sector continued to grow in November. AT&T and JPMorgan fell, while DuPont and Alcoa rose.

  • US Markets, Economy to 'Grind Higher': Stock Picker Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 10:55 AM ET

    Stocks fell modestly Friday following a disappointingly small gain in nonfarm payrolls for November. How should investors be positioned? Joe Gordon, founder and managing partner of Gordon Asset Management, and Benny Lorenzo, chairman and CEO of Kauffman Brothers, shared their best plays.

  • Invasion of Privacy: Rent the Facebook CEO's House Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 10:38 AM ET
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    Feel like snooping around Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's House? Well, now you can do it legally: An ad on Craigslist says the house, near the Stanford University campus, is for rent.

  • Movie Studios Are Dreaming of a Blu Christmas Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 10:27 AM ET

    After years of being the format for early adopters, movie fanatics and gadget gurus, Blu-ray is finally poised to go mainstream this holiday season. The technology, which won out in the format war with HD-DVD in early 2008, has seen a major surge in sales this year.

  • Futures Sink After Disappointing Jobs News Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 9:17 AM ET

    Futures sank after the government released a disappointing gain in nonfarm payroll employment in November.

  • Google Signs Deal to Buy Manhattan Office Building Friday, 3 Dec 2010 | 6:23 AM ET
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    In the biggest real estate deal of the year, Google signed a contract on Thursday to buy one of the largest office buildings in Manhattan for more than $1.8 billion, according to two real estate executives who have been briefed on the deal, the New York Times reports.

  • Why Microsoft Isn’t Apple Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 3:12 PM ET

    Or Google for that matter.

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    Options trader Jon Najarian explains why there might be strong options activity in this company.

  • Inside Groupon's HUGE Margins Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 11:44 AM ET

    I've just confirmed that Groupon takes, on average, HALF of all the dollars spent on Groupon coupons on its site. That's right, Groupon's margins on each deal are 50% of what consumers pay.

  • Google’s Bid for Groupon Portrayed as a Bargain Thursday, 2 Dec 2010 | 10:26 AM ET

    As investors fret that Google’s $6 billion bid for Groupon is too high a price to pay, new details about the company’s sales and growth suggest that it might be more like one of Groupon’s cut-rate deals. The New York Times reports.

  • Stocks End 2% Higher On Strong Economic News Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 5:19 PM ET

    Stocks ended 2 percent higher for the first trading day of the month, wiping out November's losses, after several economic reports gave investors confidence the U.S. economy is improving. Home Depot and Microsoft rose.

  • Stocks Hold Strong Gains Ahead of Close Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 3:54 PM ET

    Stocks continued to soar more than 2 percent on the first day of December after news the Federal Reserve's regional survey showed growth is rising throughout most of the U.S.  The market was strong from the start after an upbeat report on private sector jobs and news that manufacturing activity in China reached a seven-month high. Home Depot and Microsoft rose.

  • Today FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski unveiled his proposal to regulate the Internet — a proposal the FCC will vote on December 21st.

  • TECHNOLOGY—Fortt Wednesday, 1 Dec 2010 | 3:28 PM ET
    Android spokesmodels.

    Oracle goes hardware shopping, Carol Bartz tames Yahoo and the Android overtakes the iPhone in sales