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If you think options are a good indicator of future stock movements, you may want to keep an eye on the big cap techs and financials, according to two experts.
The battle over Yahoo is creating a feeding frenzy among the media and Internet giants. Nearly two months after Microsoft made its $44.6 billion dollar bid for Yahoo, Yahoo is considering partnering with AOL while outsourcing search ad sales with Google to counter the Microsoft bid.
Microsoft believes it has made a fair offer to acquire Yahoo and is committed to bolstering its digital advertising capabilities irrespective of the outcome, its chief operating officer said.
The Dow rose Thursday after the semiconductor sector received an upgrade and Wal-Mart reported higher sales for March. What's the "Word on the Street?"
The Dow and S&P 500 snapped a two-day losing streak Thursday, led by technology stocks after an upgrade on the chip sector.
Stocks advanced Thursday, helped by an upgrade on the chip sector and increased forecasts from two Dow components.
Yahoo may have played its top two cards by pulling out possible deals with AOL and Google, but it does not seem to have changed Wall Street's view that Microsoft will eventually win the takeover battle.
This is the first of two posts on my "exclusive" interview with Bon Jovi. Be sure and come back tomorrow for more. Bon Jovi's tour continues through the United States today, but it was at a visit to Silicon Valley earlier this week that I got a taste of the phenomenal technology the band is using during the show.
Stocks opened higher Thursday after a better-than-expected report on jobless claims, and raised outlooks from Dow components DuPont and Wal-Mart.
Like an early warning system, retailers Thursday could reveal how much pain the consumer has been feeling from rising energy costs and the slowing economy.
Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation is in talks with Microsoft about joining in its contested bid for Yahoo, the New York Times reports.
Yahoo and Time Warner's AOL are closing in on a deal to combine their Internet operations, a move that could thwart Microsoft's effort to acquire Yahoo, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
Also, Boeing's 'dream' stays alive, Yahoo and Google's new ad deal and more.
Yahoo is turning over some of its advertising space to Internet search leader Google as part of a two-week test that could lead to a broader partnership.
Cramer defends his Omniture trade. Plus, what it takes to stay in the investing game.
Is online retail the only avenue of real growth in this sector? Keep in mind that this part of the market still only represents 7 percent of overall sales. But online retail is bigger than ever. Internet sales are benefitting from the same headwinds that that are hurting sales at brick and mortars.
Warren Buffett ranks number one on Directorship magazine's new list of the most admired board directors. Its Annual Survey of Exceptional Directors is compiled using "data from proxy firms, reader polls and governance experts."
Microsoft on Saturday gave Yahoo a deadline of three weeks to make a decision on its "generous offer," valued at $44.6 billion, or else it will launch a proxy fight.
For the week ending Friday, April 4, 2008 the US Markets all ended the week up over 3% or more holding on to the gains from Tueday's big rally. This is the third consecutive week of gains for the NASDAQ, something it has not had since October of last year.