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  • Best Buy and Activision are big market movers Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Best Buy Co., up $2.48 to $38.02. Salesforce.com Inc., down $2.72 to $58.30.

  • Dow, S&P 500 edge back up to record highs Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:21 AM ET

    Discouraging economic data out of Europe and China stoked worries of a global economic slowdown and sent stocks lower in early trading. "Housing was good, leading indicators were good, manufacturing was good," said Doug Cote, chief market strategist at Voya Investment Management. Traders also drew encouragement from retailers including Best Buy, Dollar Tree...

  • Activision settles investor suit for record $275 mln Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:58 PM ET

    Nov 19- Videogame maker Activision Blizzard reached a record $275 million settlement over a lawsuit by a shareholder who opposed the company's 2013 deal to acquire its stock that was held by Vivendi SA. The lawsuit by Activision shareholder Anthony Pacchia was prompted by the $8 billion deal in 2013 in which Activision and an investor group known as ASAC...

  • Correction: Earns-Activision Blizzard story Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 5:18 PM ET

    SANTA MONICA, Calif.— In a story Nov. 7 about Activision Blizzard Inc.' s earnings results, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the company gained 7.4 million subscribers to the "World of Warcraft" game during the third quarter. According to Activision Blizzard internal estimates, "World of Warcraft" saw a quarterly increase in subscribers to 7.4...

  • Blizzard reveals shooter 'Overwatch' at BlizzCon Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    ANAHEIM, Calif.— After tackling online strategy and role-playing games, the company behind "World of Warcraft" is taking aim at the shooter genre. Blizzard Entertainment Inc. announced plans Friday to release a multiplayer shoot-'em-up PC game called "Overwatch." The reveal kicked off BlizzCon, the company's fan-centric celebration where more than 25,000...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, with both the S&P 500 and Dow advancing to records, after Republicans took control of the Senate, allaying fears of drawn-out runoffs and raising investor hopes for more business- and energy-friendly policies. If we had uncertainty around the result, that would have been a cause for concern, "said John Canally, chief...

  • *Time Warner rises after results, TripAdvisor plunges. NEW YORK, Nov 5- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, with the Dow advancing to a record after the Republican Party took control of the Senate in the midterm elections, as expected, and following a stronger-than-anticipated report on the labor market. Equities rose on relief that election results were clear, with the...

  • *Time Warner rises after results, TripAdvisor plunges. NEW YORK, Nov 5- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, with the Dow advancing to a record high after the Republican Party took control of the Senate in the midterm elections, as expected, and following a stronger-than-anticipated report on the labor market. Equities rose on relief that the election results were clear,...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday after the Republican Party took control of the Senate in the midterm elections, as expected, and following a report on the labor market that was stronger than expected. Futures rose on relief that the election results were clear, with the upcoming Senate majority party not in doubt.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 5- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Wednesday after the Republican Party took control of the Senate in the midterm elections, as had been expected, while investors looked ahead to data expected to show improvement in the labor market. *Futures rose on relief that the election results were clear, with the upcoming Senate majority party not in...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 4- Videogame maker Activision Blizzard Inc raised its full-year 2014 forecast after posting better-than-expected third-quarter results on robust sales of "Destiny" and a jump in "World of Warcraft" subscribers. Activision, also known for its "Skylanders" and "Diablo" games, raised its 2014 non-GAAP revenue forecast to $4.8 billion and said it...

  • After-hours buzz: FireEye, Potbelly, Zulily & more Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 4:46 PM ET

    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Tuesday: FireEye, Potbelly, Zulily & more

  • Falling oil prices may weigh on Wall Street again Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 8:32 AM ET
    Oil traders on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

    U.S. indexes looked set to open slightly lower on Tuesday, but tumbling oil prices likely to weigh again on Wall Street.

  • Activision goes big with latest Call of Duty Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 1:05 PM ET
    A screen image from "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare"

    After last year's "Call of Duty: Ghosts" stumbled, analysts wonder if consumer fatigue may finally be hitting the franchise.

  • Get 'em while you can: The hottest holiday toys Sunday, 2 Nov 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Every big retailer and toy review site has its own hot toy list. Here's where they intersect on predictions of this season's hard-to-find toys.

  • Instagram launches video ads for your eyes only Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 11:04 AM ET

    Users will begin seeing advertisements from Activision, Lancome, Disney, the CW and Banana Republic. NBC News reports.

  • Oct 28- A U.S. judge has dismissed former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega's lawsuit against Activision Blizzard Inc over his depiction in the popular videogame "Call of Duty: Black Ops II." Judge William Fahey of Los Angeles Superior Court granted Activision's special motion to strike the case, under a California statute that seeks to prevent lawsuits...

  • Judge dismisses Manuel Noriega 'Call of Duty' suit Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 4:29 PM ET
    Manuel Noriega speaks in 1988 during the presentation of colors to the San Miguel Arcangel de San Miguelito volunteer battalion in Panama City, Panama.

    Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega's lawsuit against the makers of "Call of Duty" has been dismissed.

  • Early Movers: DD, PFE, AET, TWTR, MSG, WMT & more Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 8:07 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Wal-Mart takes big plunge into used game business Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    Wal-Mart, which took the plunge into the used video game business in March, is leveling up.