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On a week where the US markets once again hit new highs for 2009, and the 4th consecutive week of gains helped by the better-than-expected jobs report, the major indexes are all up about 2% or greater for the week, except for the NASDAQ which ended up only about 1% for the week.
Silicon Valley is once again re-inventing itself, and the timing is excellent. These have been brutal months for so many tech workers here, with big companies like Intel, Google, Yahoo, Cisco, Microsoft, National Semiconductor and dozens of others slashing tens of thousands of positions. It has been gut-wrenching to watch.
The market has had a very sharp rebound from last year — and part of that is because "we had a significant overweighting in technology," said David Katz, CIO of Matrix Asset Advisors.
Both the S&P and Dow edged higher on Tuesday after better-than-expected economic data further suggested a recovery was underway...
The recent stock market rally has not deterred investors from pouring millions into municipal bond funds. Weekly inflows have topped $900 million over the past few weeks according to AMG Data Services.
Late developments suggest the landscape in technology may be about to change in a big way. How should you trade it?
Bullish reports on manufacturing, housing and banking sent the S&P 500 barreling higher; taking it past 1,000 for the first time since early November. How much higher can we go?
Facebook isn't just a tool for college students to socialize. Now every demographic uses the website, making the service a key way for companies to reach consumers. What better way to target ads than with the information you give about yourself on your profile?
The S&P will hold at the 1,000 level as we’re finally starting to exceed some of the “horrible expectations” from analysts, said Michael Yoshikami, president and chief investment strategist at YCMNET Advisors.
Frank Quattrone, a star Silicon Valley investment banker who advised hundreds of companies during the dot-com boom of the late 1990s, has been quietly counseling about 20 technology companies since March of last year, when he started Qatalyst Partners, a boutique merchant bank.
Carol A. Bartz, chief executive of Yahoo, has been hobbled, the New York Times reported.
The tech trade lost momentum after Microsoft earnings slowed things down. But is this the pause that refreshes?
US markets hit the highest levels of 2009 enforcing a summer rally, and turned in the best July since 1989 for the Dow, and 1997 for the S&P and Nasdaq. Additionally, July was the best monthly performance for the Dow since October, 2002, and April, 2009 for the S&P and Nasdaq.
Sony and Nintendo may tell anybody who will listen that they’re not planning to drop console prices this year, but judging by the results from each company’s first fiscal quarter, neither video game console maker may have a choice.
When Microsoft and Yahoo announced their search engine and advertising sharing deal on Wednesday, Yahoo's stock dropped about 11 percent. Although that was in a down market, Google's shares dropped just over one percent. Investors don't seem happy with the deal, at least for the short-term. That's the problem with the stock market.
Resilience may be the name of the game Wednesday with the Dow and S&P slipping only modestly despite a long list of catalysts that could have sent the market much lower.
Stocks finished lower Wednesday despite a late comeback attempt as the weight of disappointing economic news and a weak Treasury auction dragged down major indexes.
Several economic indicators point to signs that the economy may finally be moving out of the recession, but are they merely false hopes? Brian Bethune, U.S. economist of HIS Global Insight and James Sweeney, U.S. global strategist at Credit Suisse shared their market insights with investors.
It's been a year in the making, and now finally Yahoo and Microsoft are teaming up to take on Google's dominance in search. Alone neither Yahoo nor Microsoft had a chance against Google, but the tech and web giants 10 year search ad deal gives them a real opportunity to compete.
Whenever I think of about the Yahoo-Microsoft deal, I'm reminded of the closing lines of "Jerry McGuire," when Tom Cruise tells his wife that she completes him. But in truth, the better line to describe the deal came earlier in the film, when Cuba Gooding Jr. screamed "Show me the money."