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  • *Amazon tumbles, Microsoft climbs after earnings. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stocks advanced on Friday, buoyed by gains in Microsoft and Procter& Gamble after their quarterly results and as steps towards expediting the development of vaccines for Ebola eased concerns over its possible spread in the United States. Microsoft was up 1.6 percent at $45.75, after it...

  • *Microsoft gain lifts U.S. shares. NEW YORK, Oct 24- Global equity markets rose modestly on Friday as gains in Microsoft buoyed U.S. shares, even as news that a New York City doctor tested positive for the Ebola virus produced a modest safe-haven bid for U.S. MSCI's all-country world equity index was set for its biggest weekly gain since July 2013, while the benchmark...

  • *Rise in Wall Street stocks limits safety bids for bonds. Fears about Ebola intensified late Thursday on news that a doctor in New York City had tested positive for the virus after working with Ebola patients in West Africa. For now, traders and analysts reckoned the first Ebola case in New York, the largest U.S. city, is contained and the situation would not...

  • *Amazon tumbles, Microsoft climbs after earnings. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stocks were little changed on Friday, as disappointing earnings from Amazon were offset by gains in Microsoft after its quarterly results. But Microsoft, up 1.3 percent at $45.63, helped offset the drop in Amazon after it reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue while keeping its...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stocks opened flat on Friday, as disappointing earnings from Amazon were offset by gains in Microsoft after its quarterly results.

  • More earnings gains send US stocks higher Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 9:36 AM ET

    UPS and Microsoft rose after reporting earnings that were higher than analysts were expecting. Procter& Gamble rose after saying it would make its Duracell battery business a stand-alone company. Crude oil fell 99 cents to $81.12 a barrel in New York.

  • *Amazon tumbles, Microsoft climbs after earnings. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stocks were set for a slightly lower open on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to cut its weekly advance, following disappointing earnings from Amazon and as the first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York City raised concerns about the spread of the virus. Microsoft, up 4.6 percent at $47.09...

  • US stock futures mildly lower as Amazon disappoints Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures are pointing to a lower open on Wall St on Friday after the first Ebola case is confirmed in New York.

  • *Amazon tumbles, Microsoft climbs after earnings. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stock index futures fell on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to trim its weekly advance, following disappointing earnings from Amazon and as the first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York City raised concerns about the spread of the virus. Microsoft, up 2.6 percent at $46.17 before the opening...

  • *Amazon tumbles, Microsoft climbs after earnings. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stock index futures dipped on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to trim its weekly gain, following disappointing results from Amazon and as the first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York City raised concerns about the spread of the virus. *Microsoft, up 2.7 percent at $46.25 before the opening...

  • Paul Allen giving at least $100M to Ebola fight Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 7:05 AM ET

    SEATTLE— Billionaire Paul Allen says he'll contribute at least $100 million to the fight against Ebola. The Microsoft Corp. co-founder said Thursday that among the initiatives he's supporting is the development of two medevac containment units that the U.S. State Department can use to safely evacuate health workers who become infected.

  • Microsoft's Q3 beats estimates     Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 6:46 AM ET

    Ed McGuire, CLSA managing director, dissects the tech giant's quarterly results and weighs in on Microsoft's transformation. They can't play the monopolist game anymore, says McGuire

  • Norman Young, senior equity analyst at Morningstar, says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's "strategic tinkering" has paid off for the company.

  • Brent Thill, Managing Director, Software Research at UBS, says Microsoft has laid the foundation to a great cloud business and is reaping the results of these early investments now.

  • Colleges most likely to make you a billionaire Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:06 PM ET

    American universities produce the majority of the world's billionaires, according to this year's Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census report.

  • Buy Microsoft, but not now: Expert     Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 10:18 PM ET

    Investors should wait until the earnings-inspired rally wears off before buying into Microsoft's stock, says Scott Nations, Chief Investment Officer & President at NationsShares.

  • Brad Gastwirth, CEO at ABR Investment Strategy, says Microsoft needs to improve on the execution of its mobile strategy. He later discusses the tech giant's shift towards the cloud.

  • Market on track for strong week; wary of Ebola news Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 7:02 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks head into Friday on track for the best weekly performance in 22 months, yet new Ebola fears and other geopolitical headlines could be wild cards.

  • Stock picks: 15 trades in 67 seconds Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 6:52 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    After the market rally on strong quarterly earnings, the "Fast Money" traders share what stocks they're watching.

  • Patrick Moorhead, Founder, President & Principal Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, explains why Microsoft's shift into cloud and mobile isn't completed despite rising revenue in the first quarter.