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  • Stocks traded just off the highs of the day as the market close neared amid light volume after a slew of economic news, including rising inflation and strong regional manufacturing data. Coca-Cola and DuPont  rose, while AmEx fell.

  • Stocks held slight gains after a slew of economic news, including rising inflation and strong regional manufacturing data.  Intel rose, while AmEx fell. .

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    Kids love to play with devices such as Apple's iPad, and this isn't lost on toy makers, who are using a variety of tactics to keep kids of all ages engaged amid the increased competition for a share of kids' playtime.

  • A poster placed on a lamp post calls for the return of the internet after it was shut down by the government on February 1, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.

    Epitaphs for the Mubarak government all note that the mobilizing power of the Internet was one of the Egyptian opposition’s most potent weapons. But quickly lost in the swirl of revolution was the government’s ferocious counterattack, a dark achievement that many had thought impossible in the age of global connectedness. The New York Times reports.

  • Cyberactivist Wael Ghonim speaks with the press at Cairo's Tahrir square after his release.

    Wael Ghonim has officially “taken a leave” from his position at Google according to Google spokesperson, Jennifer Bloch.

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    As the Nasdaq gets off to a roaring 6% start to the year, these five are the players with the largest market caps in the tech sector headed in the other direction.   A report from TheStreet.

  • Man carrying Facebook sign, reading "Thank you youth of Egypt" and "We are holding our ground.  We are not going to leave" at bottom.

    With Facebook playing a starring role in the revolts that toppled governments in Tunisia and Egypt, you might think the company’s top executives would use this historic moment to highlight its role as the platform for democratic change. Instead, they really do not want to talk about it. The New York Times reports.

  • With the Mobile World Congress underway in Barcelona, investors are sifting through a sea of information, trying to determine the latest smartphone trends.

  • Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks ended narrowly mixed, which is how the market traded much of the session, amid light volume and little economic news. Wal-Mart fell, while Exxon Mobil rose.

  • Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks turned positive in the final minutes of trading after moving in a narrow range amid very light volume for most of a session lacking in much economic news.

  • Sony Ericsson has unveiled Xperia, the PlayStation phone.

    The company has unveiled the Xperia Play at the ongoing Mobile World Congress. Due in March, the device will be available exclusively through Verizon in the U.S. and will lead the charge of cell phones capable of playing PlayStation titles.

  • Man carrying Facebook sign, reading "Thank you youth of Egypt" and "We are holding our ground.  We are not going to leave" at bottom.

    A two-year collaboration of dissidents gave birth to a new force — a pan-Arab youth movement dedicated to spreading democracy in a region without it, the New York Times reports.

  • Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks ended higher Friday after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned in response to demonstrations against his rule, helping lift investor sentiment and uncertainties surrounding the country. 

  • Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks were poised to close the session higher Friday after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned in response to demonstrations against his rule, helping lift investor sentiment and uncertainties surrounding the country. 

  • Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks gained Friday, paring earlier losses, after news that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak waived his rights to presidency in response to demonstrations against his rule.

  • U.S. markets are clinging to their gains this week, as money continues to flow into U.S. stocks. The Dow is up 1 percent this week while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq rise 0.8 percent. The Dow is poised for its 10th weekly gain over the past 11 weeks.

  • Stock index futures pointed to a lower open Friday after the U.S. trade gap widened in December and jitters over Egypt continued.

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    It may pave the route toward profitable journalism in a postprint world, some analysts say — or, others worry, drive online media to publish low-quality articles that are written to appeal to search engines instead of people. The New York Times reports.

  • Twitter

    I may be CBNC’s resident skeptic, but…. I was on a panel the other night at the New York Stock Exchange sponsored by StockTwits, a community for investors and traders launched on the Twitter platform.

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    Here's an Apple rumor that bears comment: Bloomberg reports that Apple is working on a version of the iPhone that it would consider selling for $200 without a contract.