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Stocks closed sharply higher after Standard & Poor's reaffirmed the triple A ratings on two big bond insurers, sparking an explosive rally.
More trouble from the financial sector threatened yet again to thwart a mild rally on Wall Street.
Stocks moved into positive territory despite more signs of weakness in the housing market, as Genentech led pharmaceuticals higher.
U.S. video game giant Electronic Arts Sunday said it had made an unsolicited $1.9 billion offer for "Grand Theft Auto" publisher Take-Two Interactive Software, escalating its battle with Activision for the title of biggest video game maker.
So we've just learned that Electronic Arts made a $2 billion bid to take over Take-Two last Tuesday. EA went public with the news Sunday after Take Two's board denied the deal. The notion of such a deal probably makes sports gamers cringe, much in the same way that trading card buffs feared Upper Deck's attempts at buying Topps last year
The toy industry is big business, $22 billion to be exact, and finding the next Tickle Me Elmo or Nintendo Wii could spell fast money. How can you get ahead of the curve?
Video games are full of action and adventure, but the stocks of companies that make them look surprisingly safe to Kaufman Brothers cable and satellite analyst Todd Mitchell.
I'm writing from the road this week, taking some time off to attend legendary coach Chris Carmichael's cycling training camp in Buellton, Calif. The camp takes place at the same time as the huge Amgen Tour of California pro cycling race, and both are boasting their fair share of some pretty spectacular technology. Carmichael made a name for himself training Lance Armstrong...
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.
Stocks struggled through much of the session, but the Dow managed to close higher for the first time this week. Here's the word on the Street.
Cisco's downbeat earnings comments could make a dent in stocks Thursday morning. Ahead of the opening bell, investors will also be watching rate meetings by the European Central Bank and the Bank of England.
It is a stunning move by the pioneering name in mobile phones and the best data yet about just how deep the company's problems run: Motorola announced late Thursday that it is seeking alternatives for its handset business that likely will mean a sell-off of the division.
If you believe the media -- and you should, every word ;) -- you'd think this nation was spiraling toward recession. But it's not necessarily so. Take Microsoft as an example...
Ouch. There's really no other way to summarize Intel's earnings, and there's little question that Intel's softness took Wall Street by surprise. Just look at the shellacking these shares are taking today. But is the selloff warranted, or -- like so many other moves to the downside in recent weeks among the top names in tech -- is the Intel drubbing overdone?
You can always count on Fast Money for smart plays on the top stories of the day. We try hard to bring you winners but nobody can be right all the time. Following are the traders' best and worst calls.
Companies are picking up on Nintendo's motion-sensing technology, incorporating it into new electronic products, some of which go beyond the realm of video gaming.
In-car technology is all the rage and the major automakers are looking for the right partners to make a big splash. Forget about simple GPS. We're talking computing. (Full story)
Games such as Activision's "Guitar Hero" are off the charts, but they have led to an odd phenomenon: Not only are real guitar players competing against fake guitar players. Real guitar companies are now making fake guitars
Why not check out our Happy 52-Week High riddles from 2007! How well you know your stocks?
Shoppers jammed stores over the last weekend before Christmas to try to scoop up bargains. But the spending surge may not be enough to offset what is shaping up to be a mediocre December for some retailers.