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  • Video Game Industry's Troubles Aren't Just in US Friday, 6 Nov 2009 | 7:11 PM ET
    Wii

    It’s no secret the video game industry is having a rough 2009 here in the United States — but that's not the only place it's struggling.

  • On a week where the Dow closes above 10K, gold tops $1,100 and unemployment hits 10.2%, the markets shrug off negative data to end the week up over 3%.

  • iPhone Has Become Threat To Nintendo: 'Doom' Creator Friday, 6 Nov 2009 | 12:14 PM ET
    Doom Classic for the iPhone

    While there are now over 100,000 apps in the Apple App store, the vast majority of them were created on a shoestring budget. With customers flocking toward lower-priced program, it just doesn’t make business sense to spend big development dollars—especially on games, the App store’s most crowded category.

  • Activison CEO: Consumer Spending Still a Worry Friday, 6 Nov 2009 | 12:08 PM ET

    Activision Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick said a change in the video game maker's release schedule caused the company to forecast a weaker than expected fourth quarter, but he spoke confidently about the upcoming release of games such as DJ Hero and Band Hero.

  • S&P to Finish Above 1,100 by Year-End: Market Analyst Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | 6:08 PM ET

    Stocks gained on Thursday as a strong reading on productivity and an easing in jobless claims helped cheer investors. Steve Grasso, director of institutional sales at Stuart Frankel and CNBC market analyst, and Alan Valdes, vice president at Kabrik Trading, shared their market insights.

  • Pete’s Playbook: Microsoft Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | 5:38 PM ET

    Considering sales of Windows 7 were just called ‘fantastic” by CEO Steve Ballmer, should you take a long position in Microsoft?

  • BlackRock's Doll: Market Outlook and Stock Picks Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | 10:09 AM ET

    The Fed expressed confidence that a recovery is building—but said it will keep borrowing costs near zero for "an extended period." Is this good news for investors and the markets? Robert Doll, vice chairman and global CIO of equities at BlackRock, shared his insights.

  • Stocks End Mixed as Post-Fed Rally Fizzles Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 4:57 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks ended mixed Wednesday as a post-Fed rally fizzled. Stocks had opened higher as investors cheered some encouraging readings on the economy, then swung in about a 50 point range after the Fed's statement, before finishing narrowly mixed.

  • Betting on America: Chief Investor's 5 Stock Picks Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 3:29 PM ET

    Warren Buffett agreed to buy one of America’s largest railroad companies in a deal valued at $44 billion. So what does Buffett’s move say about investing in America right now? David Pearl, co-CIO of Epoch Investment Partners, shared his insights.

  • Stocks Rally After Fed Statement Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 2:50 PM ET
    Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks rallied Wednesday after the Fed's statement. The market had been higher before the statement as investors cheered some encouraging readings on the economy, then swung a little right after the statement before barreling higher.

  • Call It 'Microsoft Math' Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 2:43 PM ET
    Microsoft

    When is a layoff really a layoff? A job cut versus a position elimination? Such was the craziness around Microsoft's "layoff" news today and why there was so much confusion swirling around about whether the company was expanding or even contracting its job-cut plans announced earlier this year.

  • Microsoft Slashes 800 More Workers Worldwide Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 2:42 PM ET

    Microsoft says it is cutting 800 more jobs. That's in addition to the 5,000 layoffs it announced in January.

  • Intel in the Anti-Trust Crosshairs, but Why? Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 11:59 AM ET
    Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo filed some salacious charges this morning, accusing Intel of using "illegal threats and collusion" to control the microprocessor market.

  • Nervous About US Stocks? Check Out Emerging Markets Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 11:47 AM ET
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    As more nervousness creeps into the US stock market, investors are sharpening their look at overseas opportunities where growth is outpacing the US recovery.

  • Apple Apps—Now More Than 100K Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 9:33 AM ET
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    Apple's not-so-secret weapon in its war for mobile dominance reached a stunning plateau this morning: 100,000 apps are now available on the Apple App Store, even as rivals try desperately to play catch-up.

  • WoW Fights New Front in China Tuesday, 3 Nov 2009 | 12:01 PM ET

    Big problems for World of Warcraft fans in China, and there are lots of them, as first reported by GameSpot yesterday. But this could be as big, if not a bigger problem for Activision investors and that's why it's certainly worth mentioning here.

  • Oklahoma’s Optimism Infects Cramer Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | 7:48 PM ET
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    Remember how bad things were last year? Then stop crying about one bad week in the markets.

  • Market Strategists' Tricks and Treats For Investors Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | 5:41 PM ET

    Where should investors be putting their money—and what should they avoid? Doug Kreps, principal and managing director at Fort Pitt Capital Group, and Brett D’arcy, CIO of CBIZ Wealth Management, shared their investing “tricks and treats” in honor of Halloween.

  • Correction Will End in a Month: Market Pro Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | 5:10 PM ET
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    Stocks enjoyed a big gain on Thursday on a stronger-than-expected GPD report. But will it be enough to kick-start another sustained rally? Andrew Kanaly, chairman of Kanaly Trust Company and Paul Schatz, president of Heritage Capital discussed their outlooks.

  • S&P and Nasdaq Break 7 Months of Gains Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | 5:10 PM ET

    The S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite broke 7 months of consecutive gains to finish October in the red.  Here is a look at this month's market statistics.