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  • US stocks regain ground a day after a slump Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 4:12 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The U.S. stock market is regaining some of the ground it lost the day before, when the market had its biggest slump in three weeks. Microsoft, Apple and Intel had the biggest gains in the Dow Jones industrial average. U.S. crude gave up 52 cents to close at $57.10 a barrel.

  • *Euro rises against dollar as Greece default fears fade. *Michael Kors slumps on weak sales, weighs on rivals. May 27- U.S. stocks were on track for their strongest daily gain in two weeks on Wednesday, led by technology and healthcare stocks and hopes that Greece would avoid defaulting on its debt.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St rises as Greece worries abate Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 1:26 PM ET

    *Euro rises against dollar as Greece default fears fade. *Michael Kors slumps on weak sales; weighs on rivals. May 27- U.S. stocks rose higher in afternoon trading on Wednesday, on track for their best day since mid-May, on reports that Greece would avoid a default.

  • US stocks move higher in midday trade, day after a slump Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 12:01 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The U.S. stock market is moving higher in midday trading, making back some of the ground it lost the day before. Apple, Microsoft and Intel had the biggest gains in the Dow Jones industrial average. The Dow was up 114 points, or 0.6 percent, to 18,154 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday.

  • Love not war wins for small businesses and large companies Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 11:14 AM ET

    Boston Beer Co., maker of Sam Adams, mentors and lends money to small craft brewers. "The best way for us to grow at Sam Adams is by having more craft beers out there," Boston Beer Chairman Jim Koch says. Instead of feeling threatened and trying to crush smaller rivals that could take revenue from them, corporations like Microsoft Corp., Boston Beer and General Mills...

  • NEW YORK, May 27- Long before the phrase "robo-adviser" existed, Sunnyvale, California- based Financial Engines was cornering the untapped 401 plan market with computer simulations to help people save for retirement. To hang onto those investors- and find others- Financial Engines is planning to go up against other so-called "robo-advisers," companies that use...

  • GUIYANG, China/ SHANGHAI, May 26- Uber Technologies Inc is leading a charm offensive in China even as the controversial U.S. ride-hailing app valued at $40 billion battles with raids on its offices and a crackdown on its drivers deemed to be operating illegally. Speaking at a technology conference in southern China, CEO Travis Kalanick called on local...

  • Media CEOs dominate ranks of top-paid executives Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 6:00 AM ET

    The best-paid chief executive of a large American company was David Zaslav, head of Discovery Communications, the pay-TV channel operator that is home to "Shark Week." Les Moonves, of CBS, held on to second place in the rankings, despite a drop in pay from a year earlier. The remaining four CEOs, from entertainment giants Viacom, Walt Disney, Comcast and Time Warner, have...

  • *Core inflation highest since January 2013. *Microsoft down after report of Salesforce deal talks. May 22- U.S. stocks ended weaker on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated that the central bank was poised to raise interest rates this year, in line with Wall Street's expectations.

  • *Microsoft was willing to offer about $55 bln- CNBC. May 22- Microsoft Corp and Salesforce.com Inc held "significant talks" this spring but failed to agree on a price, CNBC reported, citing people familiar with the matter. A potential bidder can go up to $70 billion on the high end and Microsoft, Oracle Corp and Amazon.com Inc are the companies most likely to be suitors,...

  • May 22- Microsoft Corp and Salesforce.com Inc held "significant talks" this spring but could not reach a deal over pricing, CNBC reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Microsoft was willing to offer about $55 billion for the world's biggest maker of online sales software. Microsoft shares fell 0.6 percent to $47.11 and were the biggest drag on the...

  • *Yellen comments leave rate expectations unchanged on Wall Street. *Microsoft down after report of Salesforce deal talk. May 22- U.S. stocks were flat on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said it would be appropriate to raise interest rates this year if the economy continues on its current path, in line with broad expectations on Wall Street.

  • May 22- Microsoft Corp held "significant" talks with Salesforce.com Inc this spring and was willing to offer about $55 billion for the company, CNBC reported, citing people familiar with the situation.

  • Microsoft, CRM talks fizzled over price: Sources Friday, 22 May 2015 | 1:02 PM ET
    Microsoft and Salesforce

    Microsoft held talks about taking over Salesforce.com, but negotiations fell through over price differences, sources said.

  • Microsoft-Salesforce held significant talks: Sources

    CNBC's David Faber reports Microsoft and Salesforce.com have not reached a deal, but the talks were said to be serious.

  • Tech unicorns flock south to Code Conference Friday, 22 May 2015 | 12:25 PM ET
    Unicorn disruptors

    Top execs at billion-dollar start-ups Airbnb, Houzz, Pinterest, Slack and Snapchat are among the keynote speakers for the Code Conference.

  • Boomers like GE, but everybody really loves... Friday, 22 May 2015 | 7:30 AM ET
    The General Electric Co. (GE) logo is displayed during the company's annual meeting.

    Baby boomers' portfolios favor General Electric more than any other stock except one, TD Ameritrade data showed.

  • S&P 500 ekes out record close; Salesforce up nearly 4% Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks traded in a narrow range on Thursday as investors eyed slightly lower bond yields and mostly shook off the morning's mixed economic data.

  • May 21- Shares of China's Baozun Inc, in which Alibaba holds a nearly 20 percent stake, traded erratically in their debut on Thursday, sending the e-commerce services company's valuation seesawing. It counts Haagen Dazs, Nike, Guess and Microsoft among its more than 100 clients that are competing fiercely in China's thriving online market, dominated by Alibaba...

  • May 21- Shares of China's Baozun Inc, nearly one-fifth-owned by Alibaba, rose as much as 13 percent in their debut on Thursday, valuing the e-commerce services company at up to $548.3 million. Baozun counts Haagen Dazs, Nike, Guess and Microsoft among its more than 100 clients that are competing fiercely in China's thriving online market, dominated by Alibaba...