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  • Robotic Hamsters Are Holidays' Unlikely New Craze Friday, 27 Nov 2009 | 4:22 AM ET
    Zhu Zhu Hampsters

    When Lori Fowlkes first saw robotic Zhu Zhu Pets toy hamsters in September, she remembers her kids started jumping up and down and saying "Please! Please! Can we buy them?" Seeing a fully stocked shelf, she decided to hold off until Christmas.

  • Investors Bet on a New Year's Rally For eBay Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 7:39 AM ET

    Ebay has been showing signs of improving business trends, and now some investors are betting on a New Year's rally.

  • Stocks Snap Losing Streak as Dollar Retreats Monday, 23 Nov 2009 | 5:36 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks snapped a three-day losing streak Monday after an encouraging report on existing-home sales and a pullback in the dollar.

  • Home-Sales Jump Fuels Stock Rally Monday, 23 Nov 2009 | 12:43 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks rallied Monday after an encouraging report on existing-home sales and a pullback in the dollar.

  • Stocks Barrel Higher After Jump in Home Sales Monday, 23 Nov 2009 | 10:09 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks opened higher Monday as the dollar pullled back and gold hit a new record above $1,170 an ounce. The Dow was up more than 100 points at the open and continued higher after a report showed a sharp jump in existing-home sales.

  • Futures Rise as Dollar Dips, Gold Hits High Monday, 23 Nov 2009 | 6:07 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    A holiday-shortened trading week begun with all signs pointing to a higher open for Wall Street on Monday, with the dollar weakening and gold hitting a new record high above $1,167 an ounce.

  • Happy Down-Sized Holiday Friday, 20 Nov 2009 | 1:57 PM ET

    Battered by the recession, families are scaling back their holiday plans. Here’s why that’s a good thing.

  • Few Female Executives at California Firms: Study Thursday, 19 Nov 2009 | 6:24 AM ET

    The corporate glass ceiling remains firmly in place at companies based in California, according to a study released Wednesday.

  • Glyde Aims to Simplify Online Sales of Used Media Monday, 16 Nov 2009 | 11:55 AM ET

    Glyde, a start-up based in Palo Alto, Calif., will introduce a Web site intended to make it simple for people to buy and sell used media products, the New York Times reports.

  • On the surface, a video game opening a virtual pet store doesn’t sound like something investors should care too much about. But when that game is “World of Warcraft,” the stakes change.

  • iPhone, App Strategy the 'New Dot Com?' Monday, 9 Nov 2009 | 9:54 AM ET
    Apple iPhone

    Today, we have a new kind of craze, courtesy of Apple, its iPhone, and that incredible engine-that-could, the App Store. Look no further than Radio Shack this morning.

  • What's in a name? They found out in Proctor, Minn., this week when the motorized chair, formerly known as La-Z-Boy, sold for just a fraction of what it was going for before La-Z-Boy made them stop using their name.

  • Apple Apps—Now More Than 100K Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 9:33 AM ET

    Apple's not-so-secret weapon in its war for mobile dominance reached a stunning plateau this morning: 100,000 apps are now available on the Apple App Store, even as rivals try desperately to play catch-up.

  • EBay removed an auction for a "Motorized La-Z-Boy Chair" after La-Z-Boy complained that it didnt' want its name associated with a police auction. There's a new auction up, but once you take out the La-Z-Boy, it's now just a "DWI Chair"—a nod to why it was confiscated. Gentlemen, start your bids!

  • How Low Will You Go? Tuesday, 3 Nov 2009 | 12:17 PM ET

    I need your help. I'm looking for high-intensity shoppers demanding the absolute lowest prices this holiday season.

  • Bidding for Motorized La-Z-Boy Tops $40,000 Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | 12:52 PM ET

    How much would you pay for a motorized La-Z-Boy? Try OVER $40,000. That's how much a homemade vehicle is going for on eBay right now after it was confiscated from its owner, who admits to driving it drunk.

  • Amazon is to eBay What Google is to Yahoo Monday, 26 Oct 2009 | 9:34 AM ET

    We've seen these tales of two companies before: one competitor begins pulling away from another, and like a raging brush fire, generates its own momentum, makes its own wind, and just keeps growing. And growing. Devouring everything in its path.

  • Tech giants Amazon.com, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and Apple reported earnings in the last week, each posting stronger than expected results. Does this signal the beginning of a recovery—and will tech stocks continue to rise? Gene Munster at Piper Jaffray and Dan Morgan at Synovus Securities shared their insights.

  • Dow Ends Up 1.3%, Led by Travelers, MMM Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 5:35 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Thursday as investors seemed to focus more on some big-name earnings beats and a rise in leading indicators instead of a disappointing jobless report. Travelers and MMM led the Dow.

  • Terranova: 'Amazon A Stock To Own Going Forward' Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 5:25 PM ET

    After hours, shares of Amazon surged as much as 11% after the company released earnings. Even at these levels, Joe Terranova says it's a stock to own going forward!