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  • Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, right, and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates participate in a Q & A session with students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Business Administration, in Lincoln, Neb., Friday, Sept. 30, 2005.(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Microsoft's Bill Gates says the best advice he's ever gotten from his friend and fellow billionaire Warren Buffett is to keep things simple.

  • How to Make Money Playing Videogames Sunday, 21 Jun 2009 | 1:33 PM ET

    It’s not just professional gamers who can make money playing “Halo”. Now, if you have the chops, you might be able to fatten your wallet as well.

  • Dow Loses 3% for Week; Techs Rally Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 6:47 PM ET

    Stocks finished a volatile session mixed as traders jockeyed for postions on this quadruple-witching Friday and techs rallied.

  • The Latest Picks That Paid – Friday June 19th Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 5:50 PM ET
    Quicker Ticker

    Our traders are good but you knew that! Check out their latest picks that paid in a regular feature we call "Quicker Than The Ticker."

  • Stocks Stumble On The Week Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 5:30 PM ET

    Although the S&P closed higher Friday, all three major indexes closed down for the week as investors questioned whether stocks were due for a correction.

  • Pros Say: S&P to Decline Toward 850 Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 4:29 PM ET

    Stocks finished a volatile session mixed as traders jockeyed for positions on this quadruple-witching Friday and techs rallied. Today is the once-a-quarter event known as "quadruple witching," which is the simultaneous expiration of stock index futures, stock index options, stock futures, and stock options.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 4:22 PM ET

    On a week where the US markets continued to stall with all major indexes negative for the week with quadruple witching, bank regulation, a sell off in energy, the markets await the Fed meeting next week closing mixed for the day on Friday.

  • Your Friday Trade: Tech, Pharmaceuticals & More… Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 1:53 PM ET

    Peter Costa of Empire Executions and Charles Bobrinskoy of Ariel Investments told CNBC how investors can prepare their portfolios for the weekend.

  • Microsoft Is Losing Another Top-Level Xbox Manager Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 1:42 PM ET
    John Schappert

    For the second time in two years, a key member of Microsoft's management team for the Xbox is leaving the company.

  • Investors appear keen on remaining nimble during the last hours of Friday's trade. Will quadruple witching trigger a wild close?

  • Dow Skids in Expiration Jockeying; Techs Rally Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 12:57 PM ET

    The Dow tipped into negative territory as traders jockeyed for postions on this quadruple-witching Friday. But techs rallied.

  • Microsoft shares are up a whopping 39% in the last 3 months, trouncing the whole market and the rest of tech. Has Bing provided the bang that Mr. Softee so desperately needed?

  • Stocks Open Higher; Techs Rally Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 10:16 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Friday as today marks the once-a-quarter event known as "quadruple witching" and techs rallied.

  • Goldman Taps MSFT as 'Conviction Buy,' Shares Climb Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 7:17 AM ET

    Goldman Sachs added Microsoft to its “Americas conviction buy list” Friday and raised its price target for the stock by $4 a share, sending shares of the technology bellwether higher in pre-market trading.

  • Dow Snaps Losing Streak; Techs Skid Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | 5:30 PM ET

    Stocks snapped a three-day losing streak Thursdayas a trio of encouraging economic reports — the Philadelphia Federal Reserve's manufacturing report, leading indicators and weekly jobless claims — fueled recovery hopes.

  • Recovery Hopes Boost Stocks; Techs Drag Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | 2:21 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Thursday as a trio of encouraging economic reports — the Philadelphia Federal Reserve's manufacturing report, leading indicators and weekly jobless claims — fueled recovery hopes.

  • Philly Fed Report Boosts Stocks; Techs Drag Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | 1:40 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Thursday after an encouraging report on manufacturing from the Philadelphia Federal Reserve.

  • Earnings Preview: RIM To Meet The Street Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | 12:33 PM ET
    RIM Earnings

    This is a big day for Research in Motion as it prepares to release its first quarter earnings, and with Apple's iPhone 3GS debuting tomorrow, a big week for the wireless sector.

  • Market Cap Rankings Shift Again Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | 12:12 PM ET

    At the March 9 bottom, the banks were falling fast and behemoths like Google were at risk of falling out of the Top 20 biggest companies in the S&P 500.  Three months later, that has changed significantly.

  • Your Questions About... Microsoft, Banks & More... Wednesday, 17 Jun 2009 | 6:14 PM ET

    Randy writes, "FBR Capital Markets upgraded Microsoft's price target on Wednesday; is now a good time to get in?"