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  • Apple iPhone

    Despite Microsoft’s multiple, abject failures with mobile phones since 2002, many software developers and industry watchers expect Microsoft to become the second-largest smartphone player worldwide.  The New York Times reports.

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    Here's my problem with April Fools. In recent years, it's not only getting harder to tell which pranks are jokes, but, increasingly, the jokes are REALLY GOOD IDEAS I WISH WERE TRUE.

  • Larry Page, Founder of Google

    Eric Schmidt set to make way for Larry Page, jobs set to take center stage, and bewilderment set to remain over Sokol's departure from Berkshire Hathaway. Here's what we're watching…

  • CNBC Investor Spring Cleaning - See Complete Coverage

    Stocks posted the best first quarter in more than a decade, although the last day of the quarter was fairly lackluster, with stocks dropping just before the close in another low-volume session. AmEx and Intel led Dow decliners, while 3M rose.

  • CNBC Investor Spring Cleaning - See Complete Coverage

    Stocks fell just before the close during in another low volume session, but the market remained on track to post the best quarterly results in more than a decade.

  • Stocks fluctuated Thursday after mixed economic news, including weak factory orders, but remained on track to post the best quarterly results in more than a decade. Intel fell, while Travelers gained.

  • Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    From Libya to Larry Page, markets have absorbed an above-average amount of headlines so far in 2011. Let's take a quick look at some of the headlines beyond geo-politics and then put on the table what might happen next.

  • Investors should be bullish on U.S. stocks through 2011 and trim holdings in international markets, according to Wayne Copelin, founder and president of Copelin Financial Advisors.

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    The initial public offerings slated for this week were set to raise around $1.1 billion, according to IPOscoop.com, but it’s looking like the number will be much higher come Friday’s close.

  • Search engine Google says it's planning to bring its high-speed broadband network to Kansas City, Kan.

  • Is the market really marching higher? Or are recent gains all about window dressing into the end of the quarter?

  • Apple iPad 2

    Measuring the benefits of dividend payments is a balancing act. For tech companies, it’s a matter of whether the valuation support that dividends provide justifies the implicit admission that their organic growth opportunities are limited.

  • Apple iPhone 4

    Apple's June 6 conference in San Francisco will focus on the future of software.  Wired.com's New York Bureau Chief, John Abell, compares products and discusses the rumored iPhone5 and why consumers are willing to pay more for the Apple brand.

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    The economy may be showing signs of improvement but there’s still a lot to complain about for the average American worker. So what's everyone complaining about?

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    Amazon.com wants to be more than a destination for shopping online — it also dreams of being a place where you can store your music, photos and videos and access them any time, from any computer.

  • The New York Times building.

    Starting today we'll see if New York Times' online readers pony up the $15 to $35 per four weeks for digital access to the paper, or whether they opt for the multiple ways to circumvent the pay system.

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  • The "Mad Money" host explains why Google won't be kept down, and why MedcoHealth and Express Scripts shouldn't both be on the slide.

  • Color

    A new social networking app called "Color" launches today, but it's not trying to compete with Facebook.

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    The cellphone has been more than a cellphone for years, but soon it could take on an entirely new role — standing in for all of the credit and debit cards crammed into wallets.  Instead of swiping a plastic card at the checkout counter, consumers would merely wave their phones,  the New York Times reports.