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  • Microsoft might be in the market for a device maker after Google's buy of Motorola Mobility, said Travis McCourt, managing director at Morgan Keegan.

  • On Monday, tech traders were trying to figure out how the game had changed after Google stunned the Street with a massive acquisition.

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    As a long-time bond bull, my gratitude to the know-nothings in the Tea Party is profound. So what if they played a major role in taking a thousand points off the stock market in the wake of the U.S. debt downgrade?

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    A market research firm says that U.S. retail sales of video game hardware, software and accessories dropped 20 percent in July to $707.7 million, compared with the same month a year earlier.

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    With long-term U.S. debt being knocked out of the elite triple-A credit club, investors’ top-tier fixed income choices have dwindled yet again.

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    The recent drop in the stock market has lifted dividend yields in the Dow by 27 basis points from their levels in April 29, when the index closed near a three-year high.

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    Apple became the largest public company in the United States on Tuesday, surpassing the market capitalization of oil-titan Exxon Mobil.

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    I was prepared not to like RockMelt. After all, PC browsers are so five years ago. Sure, FireFox was exciting back when it was first challenging Microsoft's Internet Explorer, and Apple and Google have done nice work with Safari and Chrome.

  • The Yacktman Fund's Donald Yacktman, the mutual-fund manager with the best record in the past 10 years, has boosted his holdings in out-of-favor stocks, including Cisco, Research In Motion and scandal-plagued News Corp., according to a report from TheStreet.

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    Scores of big corporations have lost their AAA status in recent years, and it hasn't seemed to hurt them, so what's the big deal about the federal government losing such status, The New York Times reports.

  • Position: CEO, CarnivalMarket Cap: $19.6 billion Instead of spending four years in college, this chief executive spent time working his way up the chain of command at . Micky Arison, the CEO of Carnival, started in the sales department and was promoted to reservations manager in 1974. He was later promoted to vice president of passenger traffic and just three years later he was named president of the company. Arison helped acquire Holland America Line, Windstar Cruises and Westours, allowing Car

    From computers to cruise lines, these 10 CEOs made it to the top without a college degree and defied the idea that to be successful, you have to have a diploma.

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    To take on Google, Microsoft is spending billions to make its search engine the intelligent “decision engine,” the New York Times reports.

  • Stocks reversed course in the final hour of trading to end lower Thursday amid thin volume as investors nervously awaited a key vote on a bill to cut the U.S. deficit in Congress this evening.

  • Stocks declined in the final hour of trading Thursday amid thin volume as investors nervously awaited a key vote on a bill to cut the U.S. deficit in Congress this evening.

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    Siemens, the German engineering and power giant, on Thursday posted third-quarter earnings that missed analyst forecasts blaming a slowdown in the global economy for the drop in profits.

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    The debt feud will likely continue to take its toll on markets Thursday, as the deadline to raise the debt ceiling closes in and lawmakers are still far apart.

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    Microsoft "stole" Skype from Silver Lake Partners and previous owner eBay spacer when it purchased the internet video communication service for just $8.5 billion this May from the private equity firm, according to legendary venture capitalist Roger McNamee. Silver Lake bought Skype two years ago from eBay for $2 billion.

  • Has Time Passed Cisco By?

    Does anyone need a router anymore? Weighing in on competitiveness in the tech space, with Roger McNamee, Elevation Partners.

  • "Although closely related to the centuries-old practice of buzz marketing (same purpose, different pathways), viral is a relative newbie in the marketer’s arsenal," Marian Salzman, CEO of Euro RSCG Worldwide PR, North America explains and offers six tips for spreading contagion taken from the new book.

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    Washington's political paralysis around critical debt and budgetary issues will most certainly weigh on financial markets Wednesday.