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  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 27- Yahoo Inc and Microsoft Corp agreed to extend by 30 days the deadline to re-negotiate a ten year search deal, as the two Internet companies attempt to revamp a thorny partnership crafted by former chief executives. According to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, Yahoo and Microsoft mutually agreed to...

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    Apple Inc. fell. 8 percent to $123.25 with 38,221,800 shares traded. BlackBerry Ltd. rose 1.7 percent to $9.46 with 25,276,400 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose. 1 percent to $27.13 with 19,514,500 shares traded.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining a long list of magnates promising to give away most of the wealth that they amass during their careers. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett and Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison are among more than 120 wealthy people and families who have announced they will give away their fortunes.

  • *Expects 2015 profit of $3.60- $3.80/ share vs est $4.04/ share. *Expects strong dollar to hit 2015 profit by 6- 9 cents per share. March 26- GameStop Corp's full-year profit forecast missed Wall Street expectations as the dollar strengthened and demand for new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles failed to make up for falling sales of earlier versions.

  • March 26- Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook is joining the roster of the very rich who are giving away their wealth. Fortune magazine cited the head of the world's largest technology corporation as saying he planned to donate his estimated $785 million fortune to charity- after paying for his 10- year-old nephew's college education. Billionaire financier...

  • March 26- GameStop Corp forecast a weaker-than-expected profit for the full year, as demand for the new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles fail to make up for falling sales of earlier versions. GameStop's new video game hardware sales fell 30.2 percent to $808.8 million in the fourth quarter ended Jan. 31, lower than the $844.8 million analysts had expected,...

  • NEW YORK— Microsoft said Thursday that it will push its U.S. suppliers to give their employees paid time off— but that only applies for the staffers that do work for Microsoft. Microsoft said it has about 2,000 U.S. suppliers, who provide services such as maintenance and security. Microsoft Corp. said suppliers with 50 or more employees will be asked to provide at...

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 2:20 PM ET

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. rose. 8 percent to $2.65 with 27,843,800 shares traded. Apple Inc. rose. 7 percent to $124.24 with 45,918,300 shares traded. Applied Materials Inc. fell 1.0 percent to $22.40 with 34,520,300 shares traded.

  • Want a billion-dollar career? Choose this degree Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 11:23 AM ET

    Hoping for that seven-figure annual salary? According to this data, the solution lies in whether your adolescent self picked the right degree.

  • March 25- Red Hat Inc, the world's largest commercial distributor of the Linux operating system, forecast a profit for the first quarter that matched analysts' estimates despite warning on a strong dollar hurting its revenue. Red Hat shares were up 5 percent in after-market trading on Wednesday after the company's profit beat the average analyst estimate for...

  • Microsoft Office free for small PC's and tablets Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 4:21 PM ET
    Microsoft Corp.

    Microsoft to make the viewing and editing features of Office free for devices with screens of 10.1-inches or smaller, reports Re/code.

  • Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks plunged, closing more than 1 percent lower as investors weighed the impact of the strong dollar on the economy and earnings.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 1:43 PM ET

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. fell 5.7 percent to $2.63 with 26,588,200 shares traded. Apple Inc. fell 2.6 percent to $123.38 with 49,927,700 shares traded. Applied Materials Inc. fell 5.3 percent to $22.63 with 24,851,800 shares traded.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 8:17 PM ET

    Apple Inc. fell. 4 percent to $126.69 with 32,217,600 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell 1.4 percent to $28.00 with 22,861,000 shares traded. Comcast Corp. fell 2.6 percent to $57.57 with 19,674,400 shares traded.

  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed lower as investors attempted to find clarity on the timing of a rate hike amid concerns of the dollar's impact on earnings.

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee introduced on Tuesday its version of long-awaited legislation intended to enhance information sharing between private companies and intelligence agencies about cybersecurity threats. Similar legislation is also making its way through the U.S. Senate and the House Homeland...

  • Is Exxon's dividend at risk? Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 10:37 AM ET

    With worries about dividend cuts in energy, Exxon will be in the spotlight.

  • And the best chip stock of the future is... Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 2:54 PM ET
    Fast Money Madness

    On CNBC's "Fast Money," as part of their Madness challenge, the traders debate NVIDIA vs. Micron.

  • NEW YORK— The singer Taylor Swift, Microsoft Corp. and Harvard University are among those buying up. porn and. adult Web suffixes as a pre-emptive move before those domain names become available this summer. According to the site, Microsoft has bought not only Microsoft.porn but Office.porn and Office.adult as well. Representatives for Taylor Swift, Microsoft...

  • Samsung to pre-install Microsoft apps on tablets Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 1:32 PM ET
    The Microsoft logo appears on screen prior a meeting in Beijing, Dec. 3, 2014.

    Microsoft Office apps will be pre-installed in some Samsung tablets running Google's Android system.