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  • Traders bid up eBay after downgrade Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 2:44 PM ET
    Fast Money Madness

    Two 'Fast Money' traders were among the many buyers of eBay as the shares gapped lower on a Wall Street downgrade.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 2:00 PM ET

    American Airlines Group Inc. rose. 9 percent to $54.64 with 10,022,100 shares traded. Amicus Therapeutics rose 36.6 percent to $12.77 with 12,991,800 shares traded. Apple Inc. fell. 7 percent to $127.51 with 25,387,900 shares traded.

  • Box nabs US government IT executive Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 1:08 PM ET
    Aaron Levie, CEO of Box, speaks during the BoxWorks 'How Tomorrow Works' event in San Francisco, California.

    The former CIO of the General Services Administration will lead Box's efforts to lure government agencies to move to its cloud platform.

  • EU joins U.S. to try to stop China's new technology rules Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 11:47 AM ET

    BRUSSELS, March 19- The European Union on Thursday sharply criticized China's new cyber security rules, joining a global effort to challenge measures that U.S. and EU companies say could force them out of the Chinese market. China's banking regulator has adopted new standards requiring tech products to be "secure and controllable" for use in the financial...

  • Gates, Bloomberg take on Big Tobacco with $4M fund Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 4:33 AM ET
    Michael Bloomberg

    Countries facing potentially pricey legal challenges from big tobacco firms are to get help from a fund created by Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg.

  • Thailand's outdated tech sector clouds economy Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 7:35 PM ET

    Thailand's economy is at risk as electronics manufacturers ditch the country's outdated facilities for cheaper alternatives in neighboring countries.

  • What's the best tech stock? Microsoft vs. Cisco Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 5:50 PM ET
    Fast Money Madness

    On CNBC's "Fast Money," as part of their Madness challenge, the traders debate what is the better tech stock: Microsoft or Cisco?

  • Thailand's outdated tech sector casts cloud over economy Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 5:00 PM ET

    BANGKOK, March 19- Next month the last batch of televisions will roll off the production line at LG Electronics' plant in Thailand's Rayong province, just east of Bangkok. The move is part of a downward trend for Thailand's once-booming electronics industry, that is struggling to find a foothold in the global supply chain for modern technology like smartphones...

  • After 20 years of competing against rival web browsers, Microsoft is gearing up to launch its own alternative to its once-dominant Internet surfing program. Microsoft has built a new web browser designed for the modern web and mobile devices to go with its new Windows 10 operating system that's coming later this year. "They want to be associated with something...

  • US stocks rebound on dovish Fed, with Dow topping 18K Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed sharply higher as investors cheered the Fed's statement that indicated a rate hike would come later rather than sooner.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 2:23 PM ET

    American Airlines Group Inc. rose. 4 percent to $53.90 with 10,513,200 shares traded. Apple Inc. fell. 3 percent to $126.68 with 21,898,500 shares traded. Applied Materials Inc. fell 1.4 percent to $23.86 with 11,126,600 shares traded.

  • NEW YORK— T-Mobile wants to change how businesses buy phones and wireless services— two years after it changed how consumers do so in abolishing long-term contracts. T-Mobile says its new business plans are about simplicity— with rates determined based on how many lines and how much data the company needs. "Anybody can figure out the cost," John Legere, T-Mobile's...

  • RICHMOND, Va.— Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates are launching a fund to help low- and middle-income countries fight often long and expensive legal battles with the tobacco industry. The newly created Anti-Tobacco Trade Litigation Fund backed by $4 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Bill& Melinda...

  • LONDON, March 18- Developing countries facing potentially pricey legal challenges from big tobacco firms are to get help from a new $4 million fund created by the philanthropists Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg and Gates, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, cited examples such as Uruguay, which since 2010 has been fighting a legal challenge...

  • UPDATE 1-Microsoft must face Xbox 360 class action claims Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 1:36 PM ET

    March 18- Microsoft Corp must face class action claims by Xbox 360 owners who say the video game console has a design defect that causes game discs to be gouged, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday. Microsoft has sold tens of millions of Xbox 360 consoles since their Nov. 2005 launch. Microsoft countered that class certification was improper because just...

  • Microsoft faces class action over gouged Xbox games Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 12:15 PM ET
    Shoppers stand behind a sign for Microsoft's XBox 360 video game console at a Toys R Us store in New York, November, 2013.

    Some owners of Xbox 360 video game consoles are suing Microsoft over an alleged design defect that gouges game discs.

  • LONDON, March 18- Developing countries facing potentially pricey legal challenges from big tobacco firms are to get help from a new $4 million fund created by the philanthropists Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg and Gates, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, cited examples such as Uruguay, which since 2010 has been fighting a legal challenge...

  • How Microsoft is tackling piracy in China Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:55 AM ET
    A man shows Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system at the CeBIT technology fair in Hanover on March 15, 2015.

    Microsoft is doing this to protect its new products from piracy in China.

  • Say goodbye to Internet Explorer   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:46 AM ET
    Say goodbye to Internet Explorer

    Microsoft has confirmed its Internet Explorer software brand is going away and will be replaced with a new browser - codenamed '"Project Spartan."

  • Wall Street fixed on Fed statement Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:24 AM ET
    Janet Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve.

    U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open on Wednesday ahead of the hotly anticipated statement from the Federal Reserve.