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  • Zynga CFO resigns as monthly users decline Tuesday, 3 Nov 2015 | 4:05 PM ET
    David Lee, CFO of Zynga.

    The company behind FarmVille delivered quarterly earnings that beat analyst estimates.

  • Nov 3- A fifth straight day of gains for energy shares drove U.S. stocks higher on Tuesday, while big tech names also helped propel the major indexes. "I think there has been a real desire on the part of some investors to take advantage of depressed valuations," Eric Wiegand, who is a senior portfolio manager with U.S. Bank Wealth Management in New York.

  • *S&P energy sector up 2.09 pct; Chevron, Exxon lead. *Visa rebounds after Monday's drop, props up Dow. Nov 3- A surge in oil prices fueled a rally in energy companies, helping the S&P and Nasdaq reverse course to move higher in afternoon trading on Tuesday, while the Dow added to its gains.

  • Is 'Candy Crush' worth more than 'Star Wars'? Tuesday, 3 Nov 2015 | 12:51 PM ET
    Riccardo Zacconi, chief executive officer of King Digital Entertainment Plc.

    Even in a world of start-up unicorns and big mergers, Activision-Blizzard's $5.9 billion buyout of King Digital is a head turner.

  • What's King Digital worth to a Blizzard? Tuesday, 3 Nov 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    Characters from King Digital Entertainment "Candy Crush" game stand for a photograph in front of a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, March 26, 2014.

    Activision Blizzard announced the company would acquire King Digital for $5.9 billion. Here's the user habits that make it such a valuable acquisition.

  • 'Candy Crush' buyout masks mobile gaming problems Tuesday, 3 Nov 2015 | 11:48 AM ET
    Candy Crush saga game on iPhone

    Activision Blizzard acquired the developer of "Candy Crush" for $5.9 billion. Investors should be wary of hyping the mobile gaming space on the news.

  • *S&P energy sector up 1.9 pct; Chevron, Exxon lead. Nov 3- A rally in energy stocks and a rebound in Visa helped the Dow inch higher on Tuesday, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq were little changed, with gains offset by a decline in healthcare and consumer shares. "We're off a little bit this morning, but I think it's more just people not knowing where to go," said Michael Bapis,...

  • *Energy stocks help Dow eke out small gain. *Fitbit down on lockup restriction lift, share offering. Nov 3- The S&P 500 and Nasdaq were marginally lower on Tuesday morning led by a decline in healthcare and consumer stocks, but a rally in oil stocks helped the Dow eke out a small gain.

  • *Fitbit down on lockup restriction lift, share offering. Wall Street closed higher on Monday, following the best monthly performance of the major indexes in four years in October. It's a digestion of yesterday's strength, "said Andre Bakhos, managing director at Janlyn Capital in Bernardsville, New Jersey.

  • Wall Street edgy after rally, more earnings ahead Tuesday, 3 Nov 2015 | 8:19 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open Tuesday, as investors paused for breath after the S&P 500 breached the 2,100-point level on Monday.

  • Early movers: MOS, S, FIT, VRX, TXRH, AMZN & more Tuesday, 3 Nov 2015 | 7:55 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • *Global stocks declined slightly as European shares reeled as Volkswagen's emissions scandal widened to include Porsche and Audi. *Kellogg is scheduled to report before the bell and CBS, Groupon and Tesla will post results after the close. *Strong results from blue-chips have helped lift sentiment, with S&P 500 companies now expected to report a 0.9 percent...

  • Wall Street edgy after powerful Nov start Tuesday, 3 Nov 2015 | 7:23 AM ET

    U.S. stock futures were lower this morning, after November got off to a rousing start, with the Dow joining the S&P 500 and Nasdaq in positive territory for the year.

  • Activision Blizzard to buy Candy Crush maker for $5.9B Tuesday, 3 Nov 2015 | 12:01 AM ET
    Visitors play video games using PCs during the Gamescom fair in Cologne, Germany.

    Video game maker Activision Blizzard said it will acquire Candy Crush Saga creator King Digital Entertainment for $5.9 billion.

  • Markets to tune out Fed speakers in favor of data Friday, 30 Oct 2015 | 6:28 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 24, 2015, in New York City.

    Markets will be laser-focused on Friday's October jobs report in the week ahead and may even look past more than a dozen scheduled Fed speeches.

  • Microsoft wants a 'Halo' for Xbox One Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | 11:08 AM ET
    Customers browse the Xbox floor of Microsoft's store on Fifth Avenue on October 26, 2015 in New York City.

    The latest version of Microsoft's $4.6 billion videogame franchise — "Halo 5: Guardians" — launches around the world Tuesday.

  • Early movers: PG, WHR, AAL, VCF, AAPL, MSFT & more Friday, 23 Oct 2015 | 7:49 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • U.S. stock futures were sharply higher this morning, with a big move in premarket Nasdaq trading on a trio of tech titans. China's central bank cut interest rates this morning.

  • Digital game sales hit $5.4B in Sept: Report Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 4:22 PM ET
    Visitors play video games using PCs during the Gamescom fair in Cologne, Germany.

    Digital game revenues were boosted in September by higher spending on console games and growth in the mobile space, SuperData Research said.

  • Collective Health raises $81 mln in latest funding round Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015 | 12:42 PM ET

    Oct 21- Collective Health, which makes software to help companies pay workers' health costs directly, said it has raised $81 million in Series C funding, bringing its total funding to $119 million. The latest funding round included new investor Google Ventures and returning investors NEA, Founders Fund, Maverick Capital, Redpoint Ventures and RRE Ventures.