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  • Dow vs. S&P:  Why the Dow is Lagging Tuesday, 2 Jun 2009 | 2:09 PM ET

    The Dow Industrials briefly turned positive for the year earlier this morning. WAHOO! But wait…the S&P 500 turned positive for 2009 nearly one month ago and is now up over 4.5% this year. So why the performance lag in the Dow (compared to the S&P)?

  • Rally Can Carry on Another 10-15%: Strategist Tuesday, 2 Jun 2009 | 11:46 AM ET

    There is still some recovery left in this rally and investors can still make money, said Andy Hartwill, market strategist at Quasar.

  • 28 Dow Components Lose Weight Tuesday, 2 Jun 2009 | 8:02 AM ET

    With the exit of Citigroup and GM from the Dow, new comers Cisco and Travelers bring some heft back into the index.  As of Monday's close, the price weighted index is taking out $4.44 (combined price of Citi and GM) and adding in $61.41 (CSCO + TRV).  Here's how this change will impact the weight of the remaining 28 stocks of the Dow.

  • Microsoft debuted a number of new partnerships and gave the world its first look at Project Natal, a new motion-sensing camera that allows players to control on screen action without any handheld controller.

  • Stocks Soar Over 2% Amid Recovery Hopes Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 5:42 PM ET

    Stocks soared Monday as investors were encouraged by economic reports out of China and the U.S. and breathed a sigh of relief that General Motors finally filed for bankruptcy protection.

  • Gaming Gets Social: Facebook And XBox 360 Team Up Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 5:13 PM ET

    Microsoft and Facebook's partnership goes beyond advertising, now bringing the social network into the gaming console, and info from XBox into Facebook.

  • Optimism Fuels Stock Gains; Ford Jumps Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 3:52 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Monday as investors were encouraged by economic reports out of China and the U.S. and shrugged off the General Motors bankruptcy filing.

  • Steven Spielberg Helps Launch XBox 360 Technology Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 3:32 PM ET

    Microsoft just announced the technology it hopes will drive the next generation of video game growth.

  • Beatles Rock Band

    Microsoft kicked of this year's E3 convention with a glitzy, star-studded press briefing. Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney turned out to celebrate the debut of the Beatles Rock Band video game. Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison even came out to show their support.

  • How Now Apple For The Dow? Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | 11:21 AM ET

    With the General Motors filing for bankruptcy today, that left a vacancy in one of the most exclusive and prestigious clubs in all of finance. And I would have made the case that Apple Inc. ought to fill GM's slot on the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 29 May 2009 | 5:03 PM ET

    On a week dominated by GM, a weak dollar, and a rally in the commodities complex, the US markets rallied on Friday, to finish May in positive territory.

  • Investor Spring Cleaning - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks wobbled on Friday as investors were encouraged by a jump in consumer sentiment and a less-bad GDP report, but still remained jittery. Consumer sentiment improved in May to its highest level since last September as expectations for the future surged, but worries about current conditions persisted. Experts weighed in on the these topics and more…

  • Small Cap Stocks to Lead the Recovery: Strategist Friday, 29 May 2009 | 11:14 AM ET
    Investor Spring Cleaning - A CNBC Special Report

    There will be reasonable economic recovery next year — and small caps will be the leaders, said Chuck Royce, portfolio manager at Royce Funds.

  • Web Extra: Fast & Furious Trades For Friday Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 6:12 PM ET

    In this Web Extra, we bring you the latest Fast & Furious trades. Get answers to tomorrow's big market questions!

  • Web Extra: Why Netbooks are So Popular Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 4:36 PM ET

    NOT SEEN ON T.V.: David Pogue of the New York Times takes us behind the personal computing phenomenon.

  • Video Games to Take Center Stage at 2009 E3 Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 4:20 PM ET
    E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo

    Make no mistake, business gets done at the Electronic Entertainment Expo – lots of it – but since it serves as the industry’s rallying point for fans and the general public, the fun factor is given a massive dose of steroids. This year’s extravaganza runs June 2 through 4.

  • 'Arkham Asylum' Explores Batman's Angry Side Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 4:05 PM ET

    Superhero games on the whole have a pretty sorry history in the video game world. Batman, in particular, has had to endure some really crappy titles bearing his name. That inauspicious streak could end with "Arkham Asylum," though.

  • 'Halo ODST' Returns to First-Person Shooter Format Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 4:03 PM ET

    The game is a standalone expansion, and will certainly be shorter than previous "Halo" installments. Exact length of play and pricing hasn’t been determined, but Bungie has been quoted as saying they don’t view "ODST" as a $60 title.

  • Disney's 'Split/Second' Wreaks Havoc at High Speed Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 4:02 PM ET

    Blending action and racing, the game pits you against a collection of stunt drivers and racers in a reality TV competition. The plot of the game, though, is fairly irrelevant. The fun lies in driving at insane speeds and wreaking havoc.

  • Ballmer Answers Bartz, Sort Of Thursday, 28 May 2009 | 3:29 PM ET
    Steve Ballmer

    Before my interview today with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, he glared at me when I told him what Yahoo's CEO Carol Bartz had to say about a potential partnership: I can't react to an offer or a deal when there's no offer or deal to react to, she said. Sometimes silence speaks volumes.