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  • Recalls this week: Kaleidoscope toys, batteries Friday, 1 May 2015 | 2:17 PM ET

    A line of portable jumpstart batteries that can overheat and cause a fire are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include electric bicycles that can also overheat and kaleidoscope toys with parts that are dangerous to small children. They were sold at Hammacher Schlemmer, Radio Shack, Walmart and other retail stores nationwide and online at...

  • FOSTER CITY, Calif.— Never lacking daring ideas, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is determined to jolt the electricity market. The list of partners includes SolarCity, a solar installer founded by Musk's cousins, Lyndon and Peter Rive. Musk is SolarCity's chairman and largest shareholder.

  • FOSTER CITY, Calif.— Tesla CEO Elon Musk is trying to steer his electric car company's battery technology into homes and businesses as part of an elaborate plan to reshape the power grid with millions of small power plants made of solar panels on roofs and batteries in garages. The list of partners includes SolarCity, a solar installer founded by Musk's cousins,...

  • Argentina's capital is world capital of bookstores Friday, 1 May 2015 | 12:00 AM ET

    From hole-in-the-wall joints with used copies of works by Jorge Luis Borges, Miguel de Cervantes and Gabriel Garcia Marquez to elegant buildings with the latest children's books in several languages, Buenos Aires is filled with locales that pay homage to print. With a population of 2.8 million people within the city limits, there are 25 bookstores for every...

  • Bezos' rocket company tests suborbital spaceship Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 6:30 PM ET
    The New Shepard space vehicle blasts off on its first developmental test flight over Blue Origin's west Texas launch site, April 30, 2015.

    Blue Origin, a start-up space company owned by Amazon.com chief Jeff Bezos, launched an experimental spaceship.

  • Biotech bust may be sending message about stocks Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 5:03 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Traders are watching the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF for clues on whether a deeper stock market decline is on the horizon.

  • VAN HORN, Texas— A private space company founded by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos has launched an unmanned spaceship in its first test flight, the latest development in the commercial space race. Bezos said in a statement the New Shepard capsule reached 58 miles high and parachuted to a landing in the west Texas desert. Last year, competitor Virgin Galactic lost its...

  • Don't fall for these 5 infomercial money-grabbing tricks Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 12:09 PM ET

    Leaving aside whether the miracle products really work as advertised, you have to be careful and aware that the $19.95 price touted often will wind up being a lot more. The Federal Trade Commission said costumers were led to believe they would be getting two $19.95 products for less than $10 each, but actually paid $35.85 when a processing and handling fee was...

  • Here's why Microsoft could buy Salesforce Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 10:40 AM ET
    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestures while speaking during a company event in San Francisco, Oct. 20, 2014.

    Microsoft's Satya Nadella has made some bold moves since taking over the software company last year. Buying Salesforce would be the boldest.

  • How to market kids in the mobile age: Toca Boca Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 10:20 AM ET
    Toca Kitchen 2

    App developer, Toca Boca, known for popular digital toys like 'Toca Hair Salon', is looking to build on its 85 million downloads with online video.

  • Cramer Remix: My call on Salesforce Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 7:25 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on the set of Mad Money

    “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer gives his call on reports of CRM’s takeover rumors.

  • Cramer: Death to Amazon? Postmates boosts biz Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 6:31 PM ET
    Bastian Lehmann, CEO of Postmates.

    Chipotle burrito & your favorite Starbucks coffee delivered fast? No problem! Jim Cramer spoke to the CEO of Postmates, which has delivery on demand.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 29- Microsoft Corp is targeting $20 billion in annual revenue from its cloud-computing businesses by the end of fiscal 2018, Chief Executive Satya Nadella said on Wednesday, signaling a tripling of such revenue in three years. Microsoft said last week that its total commercial cloud revenue, which includes online versions of its Office...

  • NEW YORK— Technology stocks are trading at levels not seen since Y2K and that may trigger some bad memories. The Nasdaq is just a number, says Stuart Ritter, a senior financial planner at T. Rowe Price in Baltimore. The Nasdaq composite is not dependent on the technology sector like it was in 2000. "It's diversified," says Hugh Anderson, partner and managing Director at...

  • Finding the lowest price online isn't always easy Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 3:42 PM ET
    online retail sales

    "Where can I get the lowest price?" should be an easy question to answer. But it's not always so simple.

  • Microsoft CEO to make cloud case to developers Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 11:08 AM ET
    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

    At the Microsoft Build conference, CEO Satya Nadella will make the case for the company's cloud and mobile platforms to 5,000 developers.

  • They're selling what?! Retailers' biggest blunders Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 10:39 AM ET
    Bud Lite apologizes for label controversy.

    Click through to see some of retail's biggest gaffes over the years.

  • Amazon CTO: Cloud could overtake retail Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 9:44 AM ET

    Amazon has built its profile by becoming an e-commerce giant, but a top exec says 10 years from now it'll be all about Amazon Web Services.

  • SHANGHAI, April 29- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is freezing hiring for the rest of the year because it has grown "too quickly," Executive Chairman Jack Ma told staff. "Alibaba has really developed too quickly... this year our entire group headcount will not go up by one person," Ma said, according to a transcript of the April 23 speech carried on...

  • One reason to sometimes step away from online shopping Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 1:03 PM ET
    Amazon's San Bernardino Fulfillment Center in San Bernardino, Calif.

    Amazon is great, but sometimes you have to support your local stores.