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    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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

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    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.

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    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.

  • 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?

    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

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    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?

  • 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.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Thursday's "Squawk on the Street."

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    In today's high-tech age, your smartphone can be your concierge, navigator, websurfing device and of course a phone. Your gaming devices, are a conduit where you can communicate with other gamers all over the world as well as order movies. But with this "freedom" and "technological advances" your privacy could be in jeopardy.

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    In an ad campaign using the old-fashioned medium of prime-time TV, Google is promoting its browser, Chrome, in the belief that it will benefit Google search, the New York Times reports.

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • The tech sector has the “dynamics and play” that can drive the markets in the next two years, said David Goerz, CIO of Highmark Capital.

  • When you look at just the raw cash numbers (including cash equivalents and short-term marketable securities), Apple is down the list at No. 6 with a lowly $29 billion. Here’s what most people—even analysts—overlook.

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    Bringing about disruption is incredibly hard. And it takes an especially driven type of entrepreneur, a lot of money and even more luck and the ability to clear some pretty big hurdles.

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    Intel tells CNBC it will be making its "most significant technology announcement of the year" on Wednesday in San Francisco.

  • Cramer outlines what could be a major opportunity next week.