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  • Stocks Close Flat After Erasing Sharp Losses Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 5:19 PM ET

    Stocks cut most of their earlier losses, but still finished in negative territory Monday as ongoing worries over the euro zone debt crisis kept investors from fully jumping in.

  • Two momentum names. Two key earnings events. But that’s where the similarities end from last Friday’s Options Action.

  • The Bookstore’s Last Stand Saturday, 28 Jan 2012 | 7:28 PM ET
    Barnes and Nobles

    Inside the great publishing houses — grand names like Macmillan, Penguin and Random House — there is a sense of unease about the long-term fate of Barnes & Noble, the last major bookstore chain standing, the New York Times reports.

  • The Earnings Cramer's Watching Next Week Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 9:33 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host outlines his "Game Plan.'

  • Five Short-Sighted Stock Spin-offs Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 7:47 PM ET

    Shareholders big and small may cheer the flurry of recent spin-offs, but in some cases divestitures can be a sugar high that comes at the expense of long-term earnings.

  • California Attorney General and democratic candidate for governor Jerry Brown.

    Residents are supposed to declare and pay sales tax on goods they buy from out-of-state retailers, but few do, which deprives states of tax revenue and gives Internet retailers an advantage over physical stores. Caught in the crossfire of the nationwide fight are a large but rarely examined part of the Internet economy, affiliate marketers.

  • Google’s Schmidt: Internet Winning in Tough Times Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 11:32 AM ET
    Eric Schmidt

    The Internet is more resilient to the economic downturn than other industries, Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google told CNBC in Davos on Thursday, and it will continue to create opportunities for “alarmingly interesting” things1st paragraph of story should go here

  • Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad in China Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 2:38 AM ET
    Chinese workers assemble electronic components at the Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn's factory in Shenzhen.

    In the last decade, Apple has become one of the mightiest, richest and most successful companies in the world, in part by mastering global manufacturing. However, the workers assembling iPhones, iPads and other devices often labor in onerous work environments, with serious — sometimes deadly — safety problems. The NYT reports.

  • Netflix Beats the Street, Shares Soar After-Hours Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 5:01 PM ET
    Netflix

    It’s been a roller coaster ride for Netflix and now the stock is speeding north after hours on better-than expected fourth quarter results.

  • 15 Companies with Zero Debt Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 11:59 AM ET
    Throughout the financial crisis, large debt loads weighed on company balance sheets and had serious implications for the firms that let their borrowing get out of control. Other companies, however, have a history of operating with low debt levels, and many choose to issue no debt at all. Instead of debt, these companies hold cash and liquid investments in order to make acquisitions, investments and to run daily operations. Although too much debt can quickly turn into a problem, zero debt does no

    Throughout the financial crisis, large debt loads weighed on company balance sheets and had serious implications for many firms. Others are debt free and cash rich...like these 15 companies.

  • Europe Weighs Tough Law on Online Privacy Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 6:06 AM ET

    Europe is considering a sweeping new law that would force Internet companies like Amazon.com and Facebook to obtain explicit consent from consumers about the use of their personal data, delete that data forever at the consumer’s request and face fines for failing to comply. The New York Times reports

  • On the eve of Apple’s fiscal first quarter earnings release, to be delivered on Tuesday, one analyst is bullish on the tech company’s stock and anticipates further growth from its iPad and iPhone products.

  • Six Things To Learn From the Big Guys: Opinion Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 2:24 PM ET
    The Age of the Platform, by Phil Simon

    In the Age of the Platform, companies that constantly reinvent themselves lead the pack. Here are six things to learn from the big guys.

  • Analysts Doubt CEO Can Change RIM Direction Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 1:20 PM ET

    RIM's falling stock shows that investors are realizing "this is a bit of shuffling the chairs on the Titanic," Robert W. Baird senior analyst William Power told CNBC Monday, the day the company announced changes in the C-Suite.

  • Yoshikami: Six Trends for 2012 Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 9:48 AM ET

    With the new year we thought it might make sense to outline our major themes for 2012.

  • How the US Lost Out on iPhone Work Sunday, 22 Jan 2012 | 11:03 AM ET
    Apple iPhone 4S

    Apple once bragged that its products were made in America. But it has since moved most its massive manufacturing operation overseas, raising questions about what corporate America owes Americans.

  • IBM, Intel and Microsoft — the New Tech Leaders? Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 5:01 PM ET

    If one technology strategist is correct, IBM, Intel and Microsoft will be the leaders of a new economy 10 years from now.

  • Microsoft Beats Earnings Forecast; Shares Rise Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 8:21 PM ET
    Microsoft

    The software giant reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings and revenue that met forecasts on Thursday, sending its shares higher in extended trading.

  • The word "multichannel" is tied to a concept of retailers operating in multiple channels. But one message ran loud and clear at the National Retail Federation Conference in New York this week — that's not enough.

  • Social Media Dominates SecondMarket’s 2011 Trades Thursday, 19 Jan 2012 | 1:37 PM ET

    SecondMarket gave CNBC a first look at its 2011 trading results of private company shares and social media continues to be hotter than ever.