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  • Zynga COO Departure Is a Red Flag: Pro Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 11:28 AM ET
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    What happened to cause Zynga COO John Schappert, a former top executive from Electronic Arts, to quit the company after less than 18 months?

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    It's not yet clear how it happened, but a Washington, D.C., musician who ordered a flat-screen TV through Amazon received a military-style assault rifle instead.

  • Amazon Gaming ‘Late to the Party’: Analyst Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 5:47 PM ET
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    Amazon.com is launching its own Game Studio along with a social game for Facebook called ‘Living Classics.' This is the company’s first major step into video game development. But with Zynga’s recent downfall, one analyst is questioning Amazon’s decision to invest in social gaming.

  • Amazon Takes Aim at Zynga With Social Gaming Salvo Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 12:18 PM ET
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    Amazon is stepping into the social-gaming business, and it's turning to Facebook to host its first game.

  • Google’s Recent Quarter Should Scare Rivals Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 10:13 AM ET
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    Google adhered to its mission of "velocity, execution and focusing on the future" as it delivered an exceptional second quarter. The company was intent on putting its rivals on notice — namely Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon and, most importantly, its chief adversary Apple.

  • 5 Stocks Bill Ackman Is Betting on in 2012 Friday, 3 Aug 2012 | 11:39 AM ET
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    While being an activist investor can be lucrative, it isn't easy. After all, it requires buying big, hulking positions in a small handful of stocks. Today, we're taking a look at five of the firm's favorite stocks for 2012.

  • Cramer: Teen Retailers Face Tough Challenges Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 6:55 PM ET
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    Teen retailers often have just as tough a time predicting adolescent trends as their parents do, Cramer said.

  • Some PayPal Users Criticize Antifraud Measures Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 10:17 AM ET
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    Some businesses, frustrated by PayPal's aggressive antifraud measures, are looking at other ways to accept payments, the New York Times reports.

  • San Bernardino: Broke, Yes, but One Sector's Booming Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 4:28 PM ET
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    California's Inland Empire has suffered some of the harshest effects of the economic downturn. But one area of real estate here is hotter than the August heat.

  • Should Amazon Purchase Best Buy? Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 12:19 PM ET
    A customer looks at smartphones at a Best Buy store.

    Now for a little thinking outside of the box: Amazon should buy Best Buy. And no, I’m not totally nuts.

  • This Is Not Your Daddy’s Google Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012 | 11:18 AM ET
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    Way back in the 20th century — we’re one-eighth of the way through the 21st — Google was a pretty simple company. Not so anymore.

  • Have you ever been stumped by a job interview question like, "Tell me about yourself?" It gets so much harder than that. Here are the top 25 companies that give the hardest interviews — and some sample questions to see if you can handle it.

  • Ecommerce Fueling a 'Retail Robot' Boom Friday, 27 Jul 2012 | 11:17 AM ET
    Kiva Systems Inc. robots sit at an Acumen Brands Inc. warehouse in Fayetteville, Arkansas, U.S., on Friday, Aug. 12, 2011. Kiva has seen orders for its warehouse robots surge this year as brick-and-mortar retailers rush to open distribution centers to compete with online merchants such as Acumen Brands.

    With the volume of products purchased online growing so rapidly year after year, have you ever wondered how those orders get filled, packed and shipped? Quiet Logistics is a privately-owned ecommerce fulfillment center in Devens, Mass., whose client roster includes Inditex's Zara, Gilt and Bonobos, is at the center of the ecommerce boom.

  • Amazon Earnings Miss Estimates; Outlook Is Cautious Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 5:56 PM ET
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    The online retail giant missed analyst expectations for the second quarter and its outlook was cautious as it continues to spend heavily on infrastructure.

  • Stocks to Watch: AMZN, FB, SBUX & More Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 4:26 PM ET
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    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday:

  • Stocks Soar 1%, Dow Ends Up 200 on Draghi Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 4:25 PM ET

    Stocks finished sharply higher Thursday following a pair of better-than-expected economic reports and after ECB President Mario Draghi said the central bank would do whatever it takes to support the euro.

  • Jobless Claims Could Stir Up Fed Easing Talk Wednesday, 25 Jul 2012 | 7:35 PM ET
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    "Europe will drive the bus, but if we get a nasty surprise in initial claims that could have a big effect," veteran trader Art Cashin said.

  • 15 Companies With Zero Debt Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 9:47 AM ET
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    According to the latest quarterly filings, only 24 companies in the S&P 500 reported having zero debt on their balance sheets. Which S&P 500 companies are debt free and cash rich? Click ahead to find out.

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    Corporate earnings reports will compete for attention with whatever Europe throws at markets Tuesday.

  • Buy Yahoo—New CEO Will Lead It Out to $20: Pro Monday, 23 Jul 2012 | 1:45 PM ET
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    Yahoo has flirted with a breakout above $16 in recent months, but it could never sustain anything north of that threshold for very long. That could be change with new CEO Marissa Mayer in charge.