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  • Review: Larger iPhones eliminate reason to switch Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 12:12 AM ET

    NEW YORK— It's easy to dismiss Apple's new iPhones as merely catching up to Android. After all, phones running Google's Android system long have had larger screens. In addition, many Android phones already have the wireless chips that iPhones are getting for making credit card payments without pulling out a card at retail stores.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- Microsoft Corp urged the Federal Communications Commission to approve AT&T's Inc $48.5 billion bid for DirecTV, saying in a filing that the acquisition is crucial to expanding Americans' access to the internet. The letter, which was dated Sept. 16 and released publicly on Thursday, comes as the FCC conducts a formal review of the merger.

  • SEATTLE, Sept 18- Microsoft Corp will close its Silicon Valley research-and-development operation as part of 2,100 layoffs announced on Thursday, as it moves toward its new CEO's goal of cutting 18,000 staff, or about 14 percent of its workforce.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    Apple Inc. rose. 2 percent to $101.79 with 35,902,100 shares traded. Facebook Inc. rose. 7 percent to $77.00 with 22,472,500 shares traded. Gilead Sciences Inc. rose 2.0 percent to $105.93 with 16,071,400 shares traded.

  • Robot bartender—hard drinks from hardware Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 9:53 AM ET
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    Royal Caribbean is introducing a robot bartender, but the experience just isn't the same, says Issac from 'The Love Boat.' NBC News reports.

  • TOKYO, Sept 18- The head of Sony Corp's PlayStation division hopes to raise its profit outlook for this year, in stark contrast to the Japanese electronics firm's mobile business which has forecast deep losses and sent Sony's stock reeling.

  • Early movers: AAPL, MSFT, TGT, V, A, AMZN & more Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 7:57 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Sept 17- News Corp Chief Executive Robert Thomson has urged European regulators to reconsider their settlement with Google Inc over its search practices, calling the Internet company an "egregious" aggregator and a "platform of piracy."

  • Fed comments tell Cramer to buy Apple & more Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:12 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference at the Federal Reserve in Washington, Sept. 17, 2014.

    Cramer spent Wednesday sifting through the Fed statement and the comments made by Fed chief Janet Yellen. They're quite telling.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St edges higher after Fed; Dow sets record Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:42 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 17- U.S. stocks edged higher in volatile trading on Wednesday after the U.S.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Apple Inc. was unchanged at $100.91 with 26,598,500 shares traded. Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. rose 44.1 percent to $31.00 with 10,563,000 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. was unchanged at $25.23 with 11,326,700 shares traded.

  • 5 things small businesses need to know this fall Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:09 PM ET

    NEW YORK— What do small business owners need to pay attention to this fall?

  • This app promises to keep your pics from hackers Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:32 PM ET
    A Seecrypt display at the annual Micssa symposium in Lynwood Pretoria, South Africa.

    If the recent celebrity iPhone hacks have you on edge about your own privacy, then you may want to try this app.

  • More layoffs coming at Microsoft: Report     Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    The "Squawk Alley" crew discusses more moves in Microsoft after the largest acquisition yet for the company's CEO Satya Nadella.

  • Early movers: MSFT, BA, LEN, FDX, AUXL, CS & more Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 7:36 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Microsoft boosts dividend 11%, adds new directors Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    Microsoft announced the smallest percentage increase in its dividend since 2009 and appointed new directors to replace two board members.

  • Microsoft boosts dividend 11 pct, adds new directors Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 6:47 PM ET

    SEATTLE, Sept 16- Microsoft Corp on Tuesday announced an 11 percent increase in its quarterly dividend and appointed two new directors to replace two board members who decided not to seek re-election.

  • Sept 16- A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out a jury order requiring Apple Inc to pay VirnetX Holding Corp $368.2 million in damages for infringing four patents concerning technology for providing security over the Internet.

  • Courts rule against VirnetX in patent infringement Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 2:05 PM ET

    A federal court threw out a jury order requiring Apple to pay $368.2 million in damages to VirnetX for patent infringement. Reuters Reports.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Apple Inc. fell 1.4 percent to $100.20 with 42,467,400 shares traded. Avanir Pharmaceuticals fell 5.5 percent to $11.80 with 14,486,700 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose 1.1 percent to $25.34 with 18,551,300 shares traded.