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  • *Amazon tumbles, Microsoft climbs after earnings. NEW YORK, Oct 24- U.S. stock index futures dipped on Friday, putting the S&P 500 on track to trim its weekly gain, following disappointing results from Amazon and as the first diagnosed case of Ebola in New York City raised concerns about the spread of the virus. *Microsoft, up 2.7 percent at $46.25 before the opening...

  • Paul Allen giving at least $100M to Ebola fight Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 7:05 AM ET

    SEATTLE— Billionaire Paul Allen says he'll contribute at least $100 million to the fight against Ebola. The Microsoft Corp. co-founder said Thursday that among the initiatives he's supporting is the development of two medevac containment units that the U.S. State Department can use to safely evacuate health workers who become infected.

  • Microsoft's Q3 beats estimates     Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 6:46 AM ET

    Ed McGuire, CLSA managing director, dissects the tech giant's quarterly results and weighs in on Microsoft's transformation. They can't play the monopolist game anymore, says McGuire

  • Norman Young, senior equity analyst at Morningstar, says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's "strategic tinkering" has paid off for the company.

  • US stock market has best week in nearly 2 years Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 4:35 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The stock market closed out its best week in nearly two years on a positive note Friday, helped by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and other big U.S. companies. Quarterly results from Microsoft and UPS helped lift the market Friday, but there have been other strong earnings reports all week. Caterpillar, 3 M, Apple and others have all came in well...

  • Brent Thill, Managing Director, Software Research at UBS, says Microsoft has laid the foundation to a great cloud business and is reaping the results of these early investments now.

  • Colleges most likely to make you a billionaire Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:06 PM ET

    American universities produce the majority of the world's billionaires, according to this year's Wealth-X and UBS Billionaire Census report.

  • Buy Microsoft, but not now: Expert     Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 10:18 PM ET

    Investors should wait until the earnings-inspired rally wears off before buying into Microsoft's stock, says Scott Nations, Chief Investment Officer & President at NationsShares.

  • Brad Gastwirth, CEO at ABR Investment Strategy, says Microsoft needs to improve on the execution of its mobile strategy. He later discusses the tech giant's shift towards the cloud.

  • Market on track for strong week; wary of Ebola news Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 7:02 PM ET
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    Stocks head into Friday on track for the best weekly performance in 22 months, yet new Ebola fears and other geopolitical headlines could be wild cards.

  • Stock picks: 15 trades in 67 seconds Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 6:52 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    After the market rally on strong quarterly earnings, the "Fast Money" traders share what stocks they're watching.

  • Patrick Moorhead, Founder, President & Principal Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, explains why Microsoft's shift into cloud and mobile isn't completed despite rising revenue in the first quarter.

  • Amazon earnings miss an 'opportunity': Trader Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 6:15 PM ET

    "You could see an easy bounce back up to that $310 level," Guy Adami of Private Advisor Group says after Amazon misses on earnings.

  • SEATTLE, Oct 23- Microsoft Corp reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for companies, while keeping its profit margins intact. "In light of recent negative earnings results from tech bellwethers Oracle, IBM, SAP, VMware, and EMC, Microsoft is bucking the trend and we...

  • After-hours buzz: Amazon, Microsoft, Pfizer & more Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday: Amazon, Microsoft, Pfizer & more.

  • UPDATE 1-Microsoft sales beat Street hopes, shares rise Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:37 PM ET

    SEATTLE, Oct 23- Microsoft Corp reported higher-than-expected revenue for its fiscal first quarter on Thursday, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for companies, while keeping its profit margins intact. "In light of recent negative earnings results from tech bellwethers Oracle, IBM, SAP, VMware, and EMC,...

  • Microsoft beats Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:36 PM ET

    REDMOND, Wash. _ Microsoft Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $4.54 billion. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 49 cents per share. Analysts expected $21.86 billion, according to Zacks.

  • Cloud business lifts Microsoft's quarterly results Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Microsoft's quarterly profit and revenue sailed past expectations Thursday, as CEO Satya Nadella's push to embrace cloud computing and diversify into mobile devices helped lift sales by 25 percent. The tech giant reported net income of $4.54 billion, or 54 cents per share, for its fiscal first quarter that ended in September— beating analysts'...

  • Microsoft earnings beat as cloud business soars Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:04 PM ET
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    Microsoft rallied after it reported fiscal-first quarter earnings that topped expectations, boosted by better-than expected cloud software sales.

  • Quadrupling down on Ebola: Paul Allen's $100 million Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
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    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is quadrupling to $100 million his funding for efforts to combat the deadly Ebola virus.