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  • Even though the U.S. stock markets jumped Tuesday as investors eye a Federal Reserve meeting later this week, no one really expects a new round of quantitative easing yet, one strategist said.

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    Citigroup and Bank of America have both been pummeled equally in the stock market in the past month, but analysts say Citigroup is the better opportunity, according to a report from TheStreet.

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    These days, big technology companies — particularly those in the hypercompetitive smartphone and tablet industries — are starting to resemble Hollywood film studios. Every release needs to be a blockbuster, and the only measure of success is the opening-weekend gross. The New York Times reports.

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    Regulators will announce Wednesday that Google will pay $500 million to settle government charges that it has illegally shown ads for online pharmacies that operate outside the law, according to two people briefed on the investigation. The New York Times reports.

  • Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg

    Drunken revelers rejoice: Facebook will now let you decide whether your friends can attach your name to a photo before it is circulated.

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    With gold prices nearing $1,900 and more assets flowing in, the SPDR Gold ETF has become the largest ETF in the world, surpassing the heavily-traded S&P 500 SPDR.

  • Thought about buying into a Chinese search-engine company? How about something in the consumer staples area? Here's your chance, two fund managers told CNBC Tuesday.

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    Two big deals last week — Google’s takeover bid for Motorola Mobility and Hewlett-Packard’s purchase of Autonomy — underscored the growing influence of boutique investment banks.  The New York Times reports.

  • Stocks squeezed out a small gain in thin, choppy trading Monday, erasing most of the session's earlier rally as traders were hesitant to fully jump in without any proper market conviction.

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    The White House's chief information officer is working to shrink the federal government's budget for information technology using cloud computing. His vision is being met with caution by at least a few of the technology chiefs at the federal agencies that are carrying it out, the New York Times reports.

  • Redfoo sits down with Cramer to discuss his stock portfolio and play "Am I Diversified?"

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    Hewlett-Packard's decision to surrender in smartphones and tablet computers and possibly get rid of its personal computer business underscores how Apple has transformed consumer electronics in just four years.

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    Yale University recently sent letters to alumni, faculty and staff informing them that the names and Social Security numbers of 43,000 people affiliated with Yale have been available to Google search engine users for the past 10 months.

  • Google Plus

    The broader the brand values, the more scope there is for growth, says Chief Marketing Officer Naomi Troni.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    With no fresh U.S. economic data to rattle markets Friday, traders are bracing for another ill wind from Europe.

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    Recent blockbuster patent deals are fed largely by legal considerations, not economic ones, analysts say, the New York Times reports.

  • Does Google's $12.5 billion dollar purchase of Motorola Mobility signal the beginning of ferocious, no-holds barred, patent wars?

  • Google & the Patent Wars

    Google's purchase of Motorola Mobility gives it access to 17,000 patents. Insight on the deal and Apple's response, with Peter Misek, Jefferies.

  • Standard & Poor's downgraded Google to sell from buy with a $500 price target Tuesday, because of the web company's planned $12.5 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility.

  • In spite of Home Depot's increased earnings-per-share forecast in their quarterly earnings report this morning, depressed consumer spending could stifle the stock, one analyst said.