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  • Business Highlights Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap. WASHINGTON— Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll count the ways:.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 30- Four members of an alleged international computer hacking ring were charged with stealing more than $100 million worth of software and data- some of it used to train military pilots and some related to Microsoft Corp's Xbox gaming console- the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 30- Four members of an alleged computer hacking ring were charged with stealing more than $100 million worth of software and data- used to train military pilots and related to Microsoft Corp's Xbox gaming console- the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 30- Microsoft Corp announced its' Windows 10' operating system on Tuesday, skipping a number, to replace the largely unpopular Windows 8 from two years ago.

  • Windows 10 tries blending new with familiar Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Microsoft is trying to soften an unpopular redesign of Windows by reviving features from older versions while still attempting to nudge desktop users into a world of touch screens and mobile devices.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    Apple Inc. rose. 6 percent to $100.75 with 52,613,700 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose 1.0 percent to $25.17 with 34,474,200 shares traded. eBay Inc. rose 7.5 percent to $56.63 with 54,042,500 shares traded.

  • Feds say hackers targeted Microsoft, game makers Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    WILMINGTON, Del.— Two members of an international hacking ring that gained access to a U.S. Army computer network while targeting computer giant Microsoft and several video game developers pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges Tuesday in federal court in Delaware.

  • AOL to feed more video, news to Microsoft's MSN Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    NEW YORK— AOL will provide Microsoft's MSN with more video and additional news stories from popular sites such as The Huffington Post and TechCrunch in an expansion of a deal aimed at selling more digital advertising. The arrangement announced Tuesday builds upon a partnership that AOL Inc. and Microsoft Corp. struck in April.

  • What's PayPal's first solo move? Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 7:18 AM ET

    NEW YORK— PayPal's impending split from long-time partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as Amazon.com and give it the freedom to aggressively take on new mobile pay challenger Apple Pay. For eBay, the challenge will be how to drive revenue without its fastest-growing division.

  • Business Highlights Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 5:36 PM ET

    Microsoft to offer early look at next Windows. SAN FRANCISCO— Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system.

  • Bill Gates ranked richest American by Forbes Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 4:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates topped Forbes' latest list of the 400 richest Americans for the 21st straight year. Investor Warren Buffett, the head of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., remained in second place at $67 billion. Oracle Corp. co-founder Larry Ellison also kept his No. 3 spot with $50 billion.

  • Microsoft to offer early look at next Windows Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 3:30 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    Apple Inc. fell. 6 percent to $100.11 with 47,428,000 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose. 5 percent to $25.12 with 28,319,800 shares traded. Facebook Inc. rose. 3 percent to $79.00 with 32,487,000 shares traded.

  • Activist's plan aims to save Yahoo $16B in taxes Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 1:01 PM ET
    Marissa Mayer and Tim Armstrong.

    Activist investor Starboard Value wants Yahoo to slim down and merge with rival AOL, all without paying a $16 billion tax bill.

  • A Closer Look: Stream-box gaming is a mixed bag Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 11:49 AM ET

    ATLANTA— As gaming consoles such as the Xbox and the PlayStation diversify into video, social media and other non-gaming apps, it seems only fair that streaming TV devices start nudging into gaming territory.

  • Shiv Putcha, Associate Research Director for Consumer Mobility at IDC Asia Pacific, is cautiously optimistic about the launch as challenges remain for Microsoft in the near term.

  • The delayed launch of Xbox One reflects the many challenges that Microsoft faces in the mainland market, says Daniel Ives, Managing Director of FBR Capital Markets.

  • India's Modi woos diaspora at giant New York rally Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 | 7:29 PM ET
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India speaks to supporters during a community reception September 28, 2014 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

    Populist Indian PM Narendra Modi delivered a triumphal address to tens of thousands of Indian-Americans and U.S. dignitaries in New York on Sunday.

  • Bryan Wang, Vice President & Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, says many Chinese gamers could have purchased Microsoft's Xbox One from grey markets at a cheaper price.

  • Yahoo with AOL: An idea for revival—or stagnation? Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 | 11:09 AM ET

    Investors are revisiting one of the most-speculated Web combinations after the firms came under pressure to merge.