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    With ever-increasing amounts of data being generated, energy-thirsty data centers are quickly becoming many firms’ most important green initiative.

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    You may have been discouraged about the kinds of job opportunities and offerings that are available. Or you may even have started you own small business but find it is not as rewarding as you thought it might be. Or you may just be gearing up to start looking again since the news looks more promising. While you are still thinking about it you might spend time thinking about your criteria for a great day’s work. I would suggest one criterion that is not often on the list that career counselors suggest.

  • The big spenders on technology—businesses and government agencies—buy about 75 percent of the computing goods and services sold worldwide. Yet it is increasingly evident they are not driving the new ideas, excitement and powerhouse technology companies in ascent these days.  The New York Times reports.

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  • Stocks closed mixed after another choppy, low volume session, as the broader market staged a late afternoon rally despite slumping bank and tech stocks. Kraft rose, while JPMorgan fell.

  • Stocks took a brighter tone in the last hour of trading as the broader market gained, although banks and tech stocks remained lower. Coca Cola rose, while JPMorgan fell.

  • Stocks turned weaker again in the wake of disappointing economic news, and ahead of major earnings releases. JPMorgan and HP fell, while Kraft gained.

  • Tech is a large part of the U.S. economy and it’s exciting to see changes going on in the hardware and Internet side, said Roger McNamee, co-founder of Elevation Partners.

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    Nokia’s board expects the mobile phone company to suffer more losses in smartphone market share before it enjoys gains from its radical change in ­strategy, said Jorma Ollila, chairman, the Financial Times reports.

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    "The idea that Congress is so dysfunctional that they can't cut their budget by more than 1% or 2%, when you contrast that to the re-pricing of the entire housing stock for the U.S., it's a complete disconnect."  ...A report from TheStreet.

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    It’s not the figure on the price tag of Texas Instrument’s bid for National Semiconductor that warrants scrutiny. Valued at approximately $6.5 billion, the TI-Nat Semi merger barely ranks in the top 25 global deals announced this year.

  • Stocks ended mixed ahead as tech stocks lost steam despite earlier gains driven by M&A activity, and as stocks bumped up against recent highs. Boeing fell, while Alcoa rose.

  • Stocks traded flat to mixed ahead of the close as tech stocks lost steam and stocks bumped up against recent highs. Caterpillar fell, while Alcoa gained.

  • This action will make the index more representative of the components’ current market caps, but for investors, it could also likely cause some price volatility in the Nasdaq 100’s underlying stocks and greater trading activity in the index’s related ETF over the next month.

  • Gold prices rose to all-time highs while the price of silver jumped to its highest level since 1980. Should you hold your breath and buy the highs?

  • Stocks rose modestly as M&A news lifted stocks, although trading was light and largely directionless. Microsoft rose, while Caterpillar fell.

  • Home gamers should buy these names on any weakness, the "Mad Money" host said.