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The S&P 500 and Dow index broke 8 days of consecutive gains on Friday, after an economic report showed consumer sentiment in August dipped to a 4-month low. Despite of Friday's slight pull-back, all major US indexes are on track to close up 2.5% or greater for the month.
To say there was optimism heading into the Dell earnings this evening would be an understatement, with shares up about 33 percent over the past few months.
Vonage Holdings Corp. shares surged more than 35 percent Wednesday on growing views the company would survive despite skepticism over its business model. The stock has climbed more than 300 percent in the last week, a rally that has surprised analysts.
I'm reading the analyst comments on Dell just like many of you, and I'm scratching my head: Broadpoint AmTech's Dinesh Moorjani has a "buy" on these shares, recently upgrading the stock because of an improvement in the personal computer environment.
Ben Bernanke’s reappointment as Federal Reserve chairman is a sign of stability to the markets, said Bryan Place, president of Place Financial Advisors.
YouTube, the world's most popular video sharing site, said Tuesday it will start sharing advertising cash with users who upload the most popular clips of everything from skateboarding dogs to dancing babies.
The Dow rose for a sixth straight session Tuesday as stocks got a boost from an encouraging report on home prices and an unexpected jump in consumer confidence.
Seems the substitute teacher is out, and the regular teacher is back in the classroom, at least if you believe the Wall Street Journal in a fascinating glimpse into how Infinite Loop is operating nowadays.
Most of the videos YouTube is most famous for -- the wild animal battle at Kruger National Park, the skateboarding bulldog-- haven't been monetized until now. I just broke the news that YouTube is rolling out its partner program to include uploaders of viral hits. YouTube's partner program strikes revenue-sharing deals with the site's regular uploaders of popular content. But many of the site's most popular videos are one-hit-wonders, and now YouTube as well as the uploaders will be able to cash in.
Wikipedia, one of the 10 most popular sites on the Web, was founded about eight years ago as a long-shot experiment to create a free encyclopedia from the contributions of volunteers, all with the power to edit, and presumably improve, the content.
Stocks started the day higher Tuesday after an encouraging report on home prices, then soared even higher following an unexpected jump in consumer confidence.
First, there were allegations that Apple and a host of other tech companies were colluding to prevent competitors from poaching each others workforce, so-called poaching of the payroll. That spawned a Justice Department investigation.
AT&T, the exclusive carrier for the iPhone, said on Friday it played no role in a decision by Apple to reject Google's voice application on the handset.
The Apple response to the FCC inquiry over whether there was something anti-competitive about the company's decision to deny the Google Voice app from the Apple App Store is fascinating simply because of the cogent nature of Apple's argument.
On a volatile week that ended with Fed Chairman Bernanke stating that the US economy is nearing recovery, positive housing data, and oil hitting 10 month highs; the Dow, S&P and NASDAQ once again close at new highs for 2009, and end up about 1.8% or better for the week.
Just days after the high-profile conviction of former Brocade CEO Greg Reyes completely imploded, we get word that a stock options backdating investigation into former Pixar CFO Ann Mather has been closed with no charges.
I'll be on the air on Street Signs discussing what on the surface seems to be a provocative premise: That somehow price cuts could lead to the doom of the Apple iPhone.
The rich have been getting richer for so long that the trend has come to seem almost permanent, the New York Times reported.
The bulls pushed the Dow and S&P higher for the third day in a row on Thursday with financial stocks leading the way.
Stocks held onto gains Thursday after an encouraging report on manufacturing. Bank of America and JPMorgan led the Dow.