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  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 24- Software developers who tried on an Apple Watch for the first time on Friday predicted a rush of new apps over the next few months, particularly in areas including health and messaging. Ross Cohen, chief operating officer of BeenVerified.com, which makes a caller ID app for the watch, said he only realized on Friday that the watch goes on and...

  • Amazon.com Inc, Microsoft Corp and Google Inc led Wall Street higher, pushing the Nasdaq to a second straight record closing high a day after it topped a record that had stood for more than 15 years. "I think we're on more solid footing than the last time," said Gordon Charlop, managing director at Rosenblatt Securities in New York, comparing the latest Nasdaq highs...

  • *Time Warner Cable rises; Charter seeks talks. April 24- The Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 chalked up record high closes on Friday, propelled by strong results from tech behemoths Google, Amazon and Microsoft. Google ended 2.9 percent after reporting higher quarterly results while Microsoft jumped 10.45 percent after it topped estimates.

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Friday Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 4:34 PM ET

    Stocks advanced slightly Friday as investors cheered the quarterly results of three large technology companies: Google, Microsoft and Amazon. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 21.45 points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,080.14. The S&P 500 index rose 4.76 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,117.69.

  • NEW YORK— Big gains by Amazon, Microsoft and Google sending technology stocks to a higher close. Microsoft and Google also rose after reporting their latest quarterly results. The Standard& Poor's 500 rose four points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,117. The S&P 500 also closed at a record high, beating its mark from March 2 by less than a point.

  • NEW YORK, April 24- The Nasdaq and S&P 500 ended at record highs on Friday, propelled by strong results from tech behemoths Google, Amazon and Microsoft. All three major indexes also posted gains for the week. Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 21.52 points, or 0.12 percent, to 18,080.21, the S&P 500 gained 4.78 points, or 0.23...

  • Amazon's San Bernardino Fulfillment Center in San Bernardino, Calif.

    The so-called "four horsemen" have helped power the Nasdaq to new records. Of those tech leaders, one name stood out for two analysts.

  • Enterprises are also eyeing the Apple Watch Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 3:10 PM ET
    Apple Watch Uber app.

    Companies are betting that the Apple watch can play a big role in the workplace, helping professionals work more efficiently.

  • Top 5 stocks of the week and how to trade them Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 3:01 PM ET
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos discusses the Fire smartphone at a news conference in Seattle, June 18, 2014.

    CNBC Pro highlights the top-performing stocks this week and analyzes whether the good times will continue.

  • Correction: Amazon-Cloud Computing Business story Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 2:35 PM ET

    NEW YORK— In a story April 23 about Amazon, The Associated Press reported erroneously that its quarterly revenues came in below analysts' estimates. They came in above analysts' estimates. NEW YORK— Amazon's profitable cloud-computing services business is growing by leaps and bounds.

  • *Time Warner Cable rises after Comcast abandons merger. April 24- The Nasdaq Composite hit a 15- year intraday high on Friday afternoon, propelled by strong results from tech behemoths Google, Amazon and Microsoft. Google gained 3.6 percent after reporting higher quarterly results while Microsoft jumped 9.4 percent after it topped estimates.

  • *Microsoft, Yelp, slew of small EU firms among the complainants. BRUSSELS/ BERLIN, April 24- The European Union's decision to take on Google last week stems from offical complaints by 19 companies in Europe and the United States, including Microsoft and a number of small firms, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The list also includes online mapping...

  • Amazon.com Inc, Microsoft Corp and Google Inc led Wall Street higher, prepping the Nasdaq for a second straight record closing high. "I think we're on more solid footing than the last time," said Gordon Charlop, managing director at Rosenblatt Securities in New York, comparing the fresh Nasdaq highs with those in 2000, just before the Internet bubble burst.

  • A pot entrepreneur gets un-banked by Chase Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 1:48 PM ET
    Marijuana Canada Cannabis

    Ex-Microsoft executive and marijuana entrepreneur Martin Tobias had his business and personal accounts with JPMorgan Chase terminated.

  • Movie ponders future of artificial intelligence Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 1:36 PM ET
    A scene from 'Ex Machina.'

    As tech companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars on artificial intelligence, Alex Garland explores it through his new movie, "Ex Machina."

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    American Airlines Group Inc. rose 2.4 percent to $52.71 with 19,418,500 shares traded. Apple Inc. rose. 5 percent to $130.28 with 41,790,700 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. rose. 5 percent to $28.82 with 26,370,000 shares traded.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- U.S. business investment spending plans fell for a seventh straight month in March, weighed down by a strong dollar and lower energy prices, suggesting the economy was struggling to rebound from a recent soft patch. The report from the Commerce Department on Friday came on the heels of lukewarm data on retail sales, employment and housing...

  • NEW YORK— Big gains by Amazon and Google are lifting technology stocks. Google and Microsoft also rose after reporting their latest quarterly results. The Nasdaq gained 40 points, or 0.8 percent, to 5,095 as of 11:45 a.m. Eastern time.

  • April 24- The Nasdaq Composite extended its gains in late morning trading on Friday, hitting a 15- year intraday high, propelled by strong results from tech behemoths Google, Amazon and Microsoft. Google gained 3.1 percent to $575 after reporting higher quarterly revenue and profit and Microsoft added 8 percent to $46.85 after it topped Wall Street estimates.

  • Amazon's Jeff Bezos is having a $5B(!) day Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 11:26 AM ET
    Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc.

    Friday has been a good day for Jeff Bezos.