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  • *Microsoft was willing to offer about $55 bln- CNBC. May 22- Microsoft Corp and Salesforce.com Inc held "significant talks" this spring but failed to agree on a price, CNBC reported, citing people familiar with the matter. A potential bidder can go up to $70 billion on the high end and Microsoft, Oracle Corp and Amazon.com Inc are the companies most likely to be suitors,...

  • Hewlett-Packard sells stake in Chinese unit for $2.3B Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 8:39 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Hewlett-Packard is selling a controlling stake in its China server and storage unit, a move that comes as the Chinese government, apparently worried about U.S. cyberspying, has encouraged the use of local companies. "Partnering with Tsinghua, one of China's most respected institutions, the new H3C will be able to drive even greater innovation for China,...

  • May 20- Salesforce.com Inc, the subject of takeover speculation for the past few weeks, raised its revenue forecast for the full year, after the cloud software company reported a profit for the first time in seven quarters. "I think what investors will be very enthusiastic about tomorrow is how much margin upside there was," FBR Capital Markets analyst Samad Samana...

  • UPDATE 1-Salesforce raises full-year revenue forecast Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 4:50 PM ET

    May 20- Salesforce.com Inc, the subject of takeover speculation for the past few weeks, raised its revenue forecast for the full year, after the cloud software company reported a profit for the first time in seven quarters. Bloomberg reported last month that Salesforce had been approached by a potential buyer. SAP, along with Microsoft Corp, Oracle Corp and IBM,...

  • Salesforce revenue jumps 23 pct Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 4:14 PM ET

    May 20- Cloud software company Salesforce.com Inc, the subject of takeover speculation for the past few weeks, reported a 23 percent jump in quarterly revenue, helped by an increase in demand for its web-based sales and marketing software. The company reported net income of $4.1 million, or 1 cent per share, in the first quarter ended April 30, compared with a loss of...

  • Half a millennium later, that sum wouldn't buy a square foot of office space in New York City's trendiest real estate market, the area below 34th Street known as Midtown South. Fueled by an influx of workers from the Internet economy and a record 17 consecutive quarters of rising prices, the average cost per square foot of office space in Midtown South hit an...

  • The 5 US states where China invests the most Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Trucks make their way around the Smithfield Foods packaging plant in Smithfield, Virginia.

    A new report shows more than 80,000 Americans are employed by Chinese companies, up from 15,000 five years ago. Here's where those jobs are.

  • MANNHEIM, Germany, May 20- German software company SAP's chief executive once again ruled out any move to acquire Salesforce.com, then went further by saying that its richly valued rival is unlikely to be acquired by any other player in the industry. Microsoft, Oracle, IBM and SAP have all been touted as potentional buyers of Salesforce, which last month said it had...

  • Hedge funds are beating the S&P 500; here's how Monday, 18 May 2015 | 4:02 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stock-picking hedge funds are finally beating low-cost equity index funds this year—here's how the best did it.

  • The two stocks that could help the Dow reach 20,000 Monday, 18 May 2015 | 11:19 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The Dow hit a fresh all-time high on Monday morning. But the big milestone could come later this year.

  • Berkshire ups stake in some of biggest holdings Friday, 15 May 2015 | 5:50 PM ET
    Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

    The changes were disclosed in a regulatory filing detailing Berkshire's US-listed stock portfolio as of March 31.

  • May 15- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said it has boosted its holdings in some of the billionaire's favorite companies, including Wells Fargo& Co and International Business Machines Corp.. Buffett has long praised his "Big Four" stock holdings Wells Fargo, IBM, Coca-Cola Co and American Express Co, which comprise roughly 58 percent of...

  • May 15- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said it has increased its holdings in some of its biggest stock investments, including Wells Fargo& Co and International Business Machines Corp.. The changes were disclosed in a regulatory filing detailing Berkshire's U.S.-listed stock portfolio as of March 31. Berkshire previously disclosed it had...

  • DuPont win over Peltz is a win for investors Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 11:42 AM ET
    Nelson Peltz

    DuPont's win over activist investor Nelson Peltz is a victory for long-term shareholders, says former Medtronic CEO Bill George.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— In her quest for the Republican presidential nomination, former tech CEO Carly Fiorina boasts about her experience running Silicon Valley computer-maker Hewlett-Packard as evidence that she's "a problem solver, with a track record to prove it." "I got fired in a boardroom brawl over a two-week period because when you challenge the status quo you...

  • Cramer Remix: All CEOs should know this Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | 7:19 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on Mad Money.

    “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer is sending one message to all the top dogs in the market. Listen up.

  • IBM's new supercomputer unveiled—A needle mover? Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:22 PM ET
    IBM

    Jim Cramer speaks to IBM's CFO to discuss its new supercomputer 'Watson'. Can this be the big stock transformation needed?

  • Cramer Remix: Know this about rising rates Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:17 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on the set of Mad Money

    “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer is discussing the positives of a rate rise.

  • Cramer: Don't worry about rate swings...Here's why Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 6:11 PM ET
    CBOE traders

    Jim Cramer reminds investors that good news is actually good news this time! Interest rates are nowhere near being high enough to derail the US.

  • Disruptor 50: No. 16 Pure Storage Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    (left to right) Pure Storage CEO Scott Dietzen and co-founders John Hayes and John "Coz" Colgrove

    The secret to this company's success is its flash memory technology, a method that's faster and simpler than traditional disk storage.