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  • Open Source as a Model for Business Is Elusive Monday, 30 Nov 2009 | 12:32 PM ET
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    In many ways, MySQL embodies the ideals of the populist software movement known as open source, in which a program’s creator releases it to the world free of charge, and legions of volunteers contribute improvements that are also freely shared.

  • U.S. Stocks Fall on Dubai Worries Friday, 27 Nov 2009 | 2:14 PM ET

    On a short holiday week where the Dow started off at a new 2009 high before losing ground Friday on concerns over Dubai's debt standing, the markets managed a mixed to flat performance for the week.

  • Investors Thankful for Gains This Year Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 11:56 AM ET

    Today’s gains have pushed the Dow Industrials to a new 52-week high.  At these levels, the Dow has soared 60% and the S&P has surged 64% from their March closing lows.

  • HP Comes in As Expected; Is It Time to Buy? Monday, 23 Nov 2009 | 4:46 PM ET
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    Hewlett-Packard let the wind out of its sails a couple of weeks ago when it essentially pre-announced earnings with news of the 3Com acquisition. But with Dell's lousy financial report last week, there was still a healthy amount of interest in how each HP unit performed, and whether guidance would hold up.

  • S&P Stocks Trading at New 52-Week Highs Monday, 23 Nov 2009 | 10:23 AM ET

    In today's trading session, a total of 50 stocks in the S&P 500 reached new 52-week highs. Here is a look at those companies.

  • U.S. Stocks Slip, Dollar Rises Friday, 20 Nov 2009 | 5:40 PM ET

    U.S. stocks finished the week mixed, after reaching new highs for the year earlier on the week.

  • Dell May Start to Show Some Promise Wednesday, 18 Nov 2009 | 3:44 PM ET
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    As Dell prepares to release its earnings Thursday, there's a strange thing happening around this company: Could this company be showing new signs of life even as competition in every one of the markets it serves begins to heat up?

  • Social media platforms Facebook and Twitter have no doubt revolutionized the way people communicate in social settings, and now Salesforce is trying to bring those same tools into the workforce.

  • Markets declined on Tuesday, led by retailers. Where should investors be putting their money? Robert Carey, CIO of First Trust Advisors shared his market insight and favorite sector plays.

  • U.S. Stocks Rally for the Second Straight Week Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 7:55 PM ET

    U.S. stocks rallied for the second straight week, with all three major U.S. indices reaching a new intraday high for 2009 on Wednesday.

  • Dow Gains 2.5% for Week; Disney Jumps Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 5:28 PM ET
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    Stocks advanced Friday as Disney's earnings beat and JCPenney's outlook helped offset worries about a drop in consumer sentiment. For the week, the Dow gained 2.5 percent, finishing at its highest level since Oct. 2008.

  • Friday the 13th - A Lucky Day for the Markets? Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 11:17 AM ET

    The U.S. equity markets tend to be luckier than you might think on Friday the 13th. Historically and on average, the Dow, S&P, and Nasdaq Composite have been up about 58% of the time or more on the day of Friday the 13th.

  • Dow Snaps Winning Streak; JDS, AMD Soar Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 5:34 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks struggled Thursday as investors juggled a weak holiday outlook from Wal-Mart and a drop in jobless claims. Techs clawed higher, with huge gains in JDS Uniphase and AMD.

  • Techs Shine on Dull Day; JDS, AMD Soar Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 1:23 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks struggled Thursday as investors juggled a weak holiday outlook from Wal-Mart and a drop in jobless claims. Techs clawed higher, with huge gains in JDS Uniphase and AMD.

  • Napier: The New Edge in Tech Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 11:57 AM ET
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    This “denial of service” business model is, I believe, doomed. The new edge in technology will belong to the companies that invest over the long term in earning the trust of their customers, writes Lanham Napier CEO of Rackspace.

  • Stocks Wobble; Techs Claw Higher Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 11:20 AM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks wobbled Thursday as investors juggled a weak holiday outlook from Wal-Mart and a drop in jobless claims. Techs clawed higher after some big news out of the sector.

  • What's the Next Big Acquisition in Technology? Wednesday, 11 Nov 2009 | 6:43 PM ET

    With major retail names set to announce earnings this week, the sector will be a major focus of the market. Here are the names to watch from a top analyst.

  • The Market Reacts To HP's $2.7 Billion Acquisition Wednesday, 11 Nov 2009 | 6:37 PM ET

    After a surprising deal from HP, the markets reacted after hours to the acquisition of the week. The Fast Money traders give you the outlook and analysis you need to trade on the news.

  • HP's Shot Across Cisco's Bow Wednesday, 11 Nov 2009 | 5:09 PM ET
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    Earlier this year, Cisco opened a major front against one-time partners Hewlett-Packard and IBM in the hotly competitive, and fast-growing server market with its blade, and so-called Unified Computing System initiative.

  • After The Bell Big Announcement: HP To Acquire 3Com Wednesday, 11 Nov 2009 | 4:58 PM ET
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    After the close, tech giant Hewlett-Packard announced it will acquire networking provider 3Com for $2.7 billion in an all-cash deal.