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  • E3: 10 Games to Watch Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 11:44 AM ET
    There were hundreds of games on display at this year’s E3. Some will be hits, some will be flops and some may never even make it into consumer’s hands. Declaring a “winner” among all of these options is something of a misnomer. By definition, the vast majority of titles shown at E3 are still months, sometimes years, from completion. What looks incredible in a polished, tightly controlled demonstration often turns out to be arduous (or worse, dull) when played in the comforts of your living room.

    What we’ve compiled here are the titles that seem most likely to be hits this holiday season. They may not be the best games at the show, but they’re the ones that will likely engage the general public.

  • Bing.com

    In seeking to make the new search engine Bing as much a part of the popular culture as “bada bing,” Bing Crosby or Stanley Bing, Microsoft is buying prominent placement for bing.com inside television shows and the online video hub Hulu.

  • How Companies Exploited a Flawed Tax Break Plan Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 10:25 AM ET

    Of the $299 billion companies brought back from foreign subsidiaries, ostensibly for a reinvestment program, about 92 percent went to shareholders, the New York Times reports.

  • Jobless Drop Buoys Stocks; Banks Gain Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 7:06 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Thursday after a report showed jobless claims fell last week and banks gained. Weak retail sales tempered the mood.

  • Apple Event's 'Soft' vs. 'Hard' Core Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 4:27 PM ET

    Let the rumor mill kick it up a notch with only a few short days left until the Apple Inc. Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco Monday.

  • Three Down, One To Go Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 2:34 PM ET
    Amylin

    In less than two weeks, there've been four pretty significant events in biopharma. And, hopefully, after ADA things will begin to settle down a bit for the summer.

  • Stocks Have Wobbly Start as Retail Sales Miss Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 11:00 AM ET

    Stocks opened slightly higher Thursday after a report showed jobless claims fell last week but the gains were offset by the retail surprise: three-quarters of retailers reporting chain-store sales this morning missed their targets.

  • Project Natal Stage

    While Microsoft is still riding a wave of goodwill after its unveiling of “Project Natal” to consumers, the company says it does not plan to rush the technology — and is willing to wait as long as necessary before putting the new gaming control system on store shelves.

  • Bad Economy Means Price Freeze For Gaming Consoles Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 9:51 AM ET
    Sony Playstation 3

    A lot of people were looking for some good pricing news to come out of this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.  Not going to happen. And because of that, we’re unlikely to see any improvement in industry sales figures or publisher earnings in the immediate future.

  • Bing To Take On Google Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | 5:42 PM ET

    Microsoft’s first Bing ad debuted Wednesday. Can the software giant convince America to switch over from Google?

  • Pimco's Gross: Maybe Obama Should RAISE Taxes Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | 4:04 PM ET

    We see an inflation 3 to 5 years down the road and investors should stay relatively close to the front end of the yield curve where the bond prices are protected by the Fed position of low Fed funds and interest rates, said Bill Gross, co-CIO and founder of Pimco.

  • Two Views on What to Buy Now Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | 1:58 PM ET

    Managing directors Jim Awad of Zephyr Management and Phil Dow of RBC Wealth Management shared the best places for investors to put their money.

  • Apple: At Last, A Gaming Contender Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | 11:33 AM ET
    IPhone 3G

    The iPhone and iPod Touch have nearly 11,000 games available via the Apple App Store. And many show more creativity than anything coming from any of the major video game companies.

  • Nintendo President: 'We Have Scuttled New Hardware' Wednesday, 3 Jun 2009 | 10:57 AM ET
    Nintendo President Satoru Iwata

    In its two-month history, the Nintendo DSi has already sold more than 1 million units. It is, by any definition, a runaway hit in the video game industry. But it wasn’t the company’s first effort at extending its lead in the handheld marketplace.

  • Playing Games With Your Portfolio Tuesday, 2 Jun 2009 | 6:12 PM ET

    Who says that in this economy you shouldn’t play games with your portfolio? Fast Money says you should!

  • Buy on Dips Instead of Pullbacks: Managing Director Tuesday, 2 Jun 2009 | 5:49 PM ET

    Investors may have missed the big market rally, but there is still room to buy, said Scott Billeadeau, managing director of Fifth Third Asset Management and Larry Kantor, head of research at Barclays Capital.

  • Sony Plans 2010 Launch of Motion Sensing Controller Tuesday, 2 Jun 2009 | 4:37 PM ET
    PlayStation 3

    One day after Microsoft unveiled its new motion sensing technology, Sony has joined the battle. The company on Tuesday showed its new motion capture device — a new controller that works in concert with a video camera that it says it plans to launch in the spring of 2010.

  • Why GM Is Yesterday’s Story Tuesday, 2 Jun 2009 | 3:52 PM ET

    Isn’t it fascinating that stocks rallied over 200 points on Monday, despite Obama’s command-and-control government takeover of General Motors? I think it’s because GM’s old-economy operation is yesterday’s story.

  • Gaming To Go: Sony Unveils New, Smaller Portable Tuesday, 2 Jun 2009 | 3:37 PM ET

    Sony is not backing down in the increasingly competitive field of portable gaming devices. The company today officially unveiled the PSP Go, a completely revamped version of its PlayStation Portable gaming device, which it hopes will better compete against the Nintendo DSi and Apple iPhone.

  • Pros Say: S&P 1,200 Still Possible This Year Tuesday, 2 Jun 2009 | 3:09 PM ET
    Investor Spring Cleaning - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks rebounded off a lower open on Tuesday after a report showed the sharpest jump in pending-home sales in 7 1/2 years.The major indexes kicked off the month with a 2-percent rally amid signs of strength from China’s manufacturing sector and relief that General Motors finally entered bankruptcy protection. Read and listen to what the pros had to say...