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  • JERUSALEM— Ten years ago, a small group of Palestinian activists had a novel idea: Inspired by the anti-apartheid movement, they called for a global boycott movement against Israel as a nonviolent method to promote the Palestinian struggle for independence. The BDS movement— named for its call for boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel— began as an...

  • PALO ALTO, Calif.— SurveyMonkey has named a Hewlett-Packard Co. executive to take over for CEO David Goldberg, who died in May while vacationing in Mexico. Bill Veghte, who was chief operating officer at HP, will become SurveyMonkey's CEO on Aug. 1, the company said Tuesday. He most recently led HP's enterprise group and has held executive posts at Microsoft Corp..

  • July 6- Warren Buffett on Monday donated about $2.84 billion of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and four family charities, as part of the billionaire's plan to give away nearly all of his wealth. The Gates Foundation, which focuses on improving education and health and reducing poverty, received about 15.76 million shares,...

  • July 6- Warren Buffett on Monday donated about $2.84 billion of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and four family charities, as part of the billionaire's plan to give away nearly all of his wealth. The Gates Foundation, which focuses on improving education and health and reducing poverty, receives the biggest share.

  • WASHINGTON— New personal financial disclosures from the Supreme Court show that Chief Justice John Roberts and two other justices are maintaining significant investments in individual companies' stock. Breyer was forced to sit out a patent case in the spring that involved Cisco Systems, Inc., because he owns up to $100,000 in Cisco stock.

  • What to expect from tech in the 2nd half of 2015 Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 9:39 AM ET
    Shopper looking at an iPhone 6 at an Apple store.

    Will the tech sector generate more excitement for stocks in the second half of 2015 than the first? The answer will largely come down to three things.

  • Socially acceptable: 5 Internet stocks to buy Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 7:05 PM ET
    The LinkedIn building in Mountain View, Calif.

    "Fast Money" traders gave some stocks to buy in the social media and Internet sector in the second half of the year.

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

    U.S. stocks closed higher on Tuesday in a slight recovery from the worst trading day of the year, as investors remained on edge amid the imminent Greece repayment deadline to the IMF.

  • *Capital controls prevent transfers of cash out of Greece. LONDON, June 30- Monday was the day the music died for thousands of song downloaders and music streamers in Greece. Transfers of funds out of Greece were banned to prevent a collapse of the banking system after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras rejected the terms of a bailout offer from international lenders.

  • Capital controls mean Greeks can click, but not buy Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 10:31 AM ET

    *Capital controls prevent transfers of cash out of Greece. LONDON, June 30- Monday was the day the music died for thousands of song downloaders and music streamers in Greece. Transfers of funds out of Greece were banned to prevent a collapse of the banking system after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras rejected the terms of a bailout offer from international lenders.

  • Microsoft hands display ads to AOL, maps to Uber Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 9:35 AM ET
    Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft Corp.

    Microsoft said it will hand over some advertising business to AOL Inc and sell some map-generating technology to Uber.

  • Early movers: PNR, CAG, GE, FIT, JUNO, GM & more Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 7:57 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Microsoft is handing off some its digital advertising business to AOL and selling its street-image mapping operation to Uber, as the giant software company tries to focus on activities more relevant to its core business. AOL, meanwhile, is adopting Microsoft's Bing search engine, replacing Google as the default option for visitors who want to...

  • SEATTLE, June 29- Microsoft Corp said on Monday it will hand over its display advertising business to AOL Inc and AppNexus Inc, and sell some map-generating technology to ride-hailing app company Uber, as it slims down its money-losing online operations. The moves mean Microsoft will focus on its growing search advertising business based on its Bing search...

  • After-hours buzz: Juno, Apollo Education & more Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 5:35 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Monday: Juno, Apollo Education & more.

  • June 29- Microsoft Corp said on Monday it will hand over its display advertising business to AOL Inc and AppNexus Inc, and sell some map-generating technology to ride-hailing app company Uber, as it slims down its money-losing online operations. The moves mean Microsoft will focus on its growing search advertising business based on its Bing search engine, and...

  • Microsoft to exit ad-display biz with AOL deal Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 5:19 PM ET

    AOL will manage and sell Microsoft's display advertising inventory across several platforms, the companies announced on Monday.

  • June 29- Microsoft Corp will close its web display advertising business, handing operations over to AOL Inc and AppNexus Inc and cutting about 1,200 jobs, Bloomberg reported. Some of the affected employees will be moved to AOL and AppNexus, while some more will be offered positions at Microsoft, Bloomberg said, citing a person with knowledge of the matter.

  • Google is skewing search results, says Yelp study Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 12:14 PM ET
    A woman uses Google web search on a tablet computer.

    Recode reports on a study by Yelp that shows that Google knowingly manipulates search results. Re/code reports.

  • Krawcheck's fund makes bet on women, but lags market Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    Sallie Krawcheck

    Former Citigroup CFO Sallie Krawcheck is behind a mutual fund which only invests in companies where women have a big presence.