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  • The exterior of Yahoo! corporate headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Yahoo has been one of the most-visited sites on the Internet since its glory days as a Web portal. Yet as the rest of the Internet moved on to social networks and mobile devices, Yahoo has failed to keep up. The New York Times reports.

  • Google Inc.'s China headquarters in Beijing

    The Chinese government has renewed the licence under which Google runs its local website, a decision that reassures investors over the legal basis for foreign internet companies’ business in the country. The FT reports.

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    Registration for the new .xxx Internet domain name kicked off on Wednesday, starting with a 50-day period during which businesses both inside and outside the adult entertainment industry can register for a .xxx domain or exclude their name from it to protect their reputation.

  • Nvidia

    Shares of Nvidia, a maker of graphics and tablet chips, jumped Wednesday after it said sales were growing faster than expected.

  • The "Mad Money" host looks back at the best performing stocks of the last 5 years to help pick winners in this horrible market.

  • Smartphones

    Conventional wisdom holds that nearly every smartphone sold will either be an iPhone or an Android. But tech fortunes can change quickly. Today's crowned champions have a solid position, but Wall Street isn't unanimous in its support of the two-party phone game.

  • Outside the New York Stock Exchange in lower Manhattan.

    Credit Suisse lowered its earnings forecast for Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley due to several factors that have combined to produce more than a typical summer slowdown for the major investment banks, according to a report released on Tuesday.

  • Every financial planner tells you to have one, but they never tell you what to do with it.

  • Google Places

    In recent months, plenty of perfectly healthy businesses across the country have expired — sometimes for hours, other times for weeks — though only in the online realm cataloged and curated by Google. The reason is that it is surprisingly easy to report a business as closed in Google Places, the search giant’s version of the local Yellow Pages. The New York Times reports.

  • Young men play online games at an internet cafe in Beijing.

    Changes to China’s mergers and acquisitions rules that took effect on Thursday mean internet companies in the country are set to face greater scrutiny of the vehicles they have been using for more than a decade to circumvent foreign ownership restrictions in the sector. The FT reports.

  • Facebook's Next Hit: Music?

    CNBC's Jon Fortt, and Rafe Needleman, CNET.com, discusses Facebook's potential foray into digital music services.

  • These five stocks are the best performers on the S&P 500 in September over the last 10 years.

  • As much as you want to know how much a particular equity will go up, you also need to know how far it will fall. Here’s how you figure it out.

  • Yahoo shares have climbed more than 5 percent over the last month, but there’s still no reason to be a buyer as the Internet company continues to face a handful of problems, said Colin Gillis, senior tech analyst at BGC Financial.

  • Ronald McDonald

    A few years ago, I pointed out in a column that the cost of insuring the US government against a default in the credit derivatives market, had risen above that of McDonalds, the US fast food company, for the first time, the FT's Gillian Tett writes.  

  • Stocks closed near session lows Thursday, reversing three days of gains, as investors remained cautious ahead of Bernanke's Jackson Hole speech on Friday.

  • Apple's logo on a wall of an Apple store

    Although Apple shares were trading slightly lower Thursday after falling 7 percent in after-hours trading on Wednesday, Steve Jobs' departure from his CEO role of the tech company will not affect one analyst's buy rating on the stock.

  • Hand using mouse with laptop

    A six-second clip on Chinese state television has provided a rare glimpse into purported cyber hacking attacks launched by the country's military, despite long-standing official denials that the government engages in such activity. 

  • Although the S&P 500 has fallen almost 170 points this month to close at 1,177 on Wednesday, one strategist thinks it could drop further—while another thinks the index could bounce back by the end of the year.

  • Stocks rallied strongly in the final hour Wednesday, logging a three-day gain, after hovering near the flat line for most of the session, but investors remained cautious ahead of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's Jackson Hole speech at the end of week.