Stocks Microsoft Corp

  • Stocks were mixed Thursday despite a batch of relatively positive economic news. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services shared his market outlook.

  • Twitter

    It'll be a big 2011 for Twitter — the company just closed a new round of $200 million in financing that values the company at $3.7 billion.

  • Stocks ended lower as investors took a pause after stocks reached two-year highs, and the dollar rose as concerns over European sovereign debt worries resurfaced. Alcoa and JPMorgan fell, while Coca Cola rose.

  • Microsoft Kinect

    With backings by Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres and just about every gift guide the media has written, Kinect for the Xbox 360 has become the “must have” gift of the 2010 holiday season.

  • Stocks slipped into negative territory Wednesday despite several positive economic reports, as concerns over European sovereign debt worries resurfaced. JP Morgan and Alcoa fell, while Coca Cola rose.

  • Financials landed in the spotlight again Wednesday with chatter suggesting profit reports may be weaker than expected.

  • Stocks gained Wednesday following several positive economic reports. How should investors be positioned going forward? Neil Hennessy, portfolio manager and CIO of Hennessy Funds, and Andy Bischel, CIO of SKBA Capital Management, shared their insights.

  • Stocks were mixed after a handful of positive economic reports, including a slightly better-than-expected gain in industrial production, and a slightly better-than-expected report on consumer price inflation. Caterpillar and Bank of America rose, while Alcoa fell.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Stocks closed off session highs, yet the Dow still hit its highest level since before Lehman Brothers collapsed as Treasury yields soared in the wake of the Federal Reserve's reaffirmation of its decision to buy bonds to stimulate the economy. AT&T and Kraft rose, while JPMorgan fell.

  • Stocks trimmed some gains but remained mostly higher Tuesday after the Federal Reserve reaffirmed its decision to buy bonds to stimulate the economy and left short-term interest rates unchanged. Kraft and Microsoft rose, while JPMorgan fell.

  • Several tech stocks have been hitting new 52-week highs, boosting the Nasdaq to be the best performer of the three major indices in the last year. Scott Kessler, equity analyst at Standard & Poor’s and Joel Achramowicz, analyst at Blaylock Robert Van shared their best plays.

  • Stocks trimmed gains and turned mixed amid light volume Monday as retailers, and technology stocks slipped amid a market generally gaining support from M&A activity and as the market awaited word out of Washington on extending the Bush-era tax cuts. Caterpillar and Chevron rose, while HP fell.

  • Stocks turned mixed Monday as retailers were among the few sectors to struggle amid a market generally gaining support from M&A activity as well as the lack of an expected interest rate hike in China. Caterpillar and Walt Disney rose, while Intel fell.

  • With new data showing inflation in China has soared to a 28-month high, how should you position?

  • Stocks traded modestly higher as deal activity lifted investor sentiment, and as the market awaited the expected approval of Bush-era tax cuts. Caterpillar and Disney fell, while HP rose. hr<!-- -->

  • Paul Allen

    Shares of Google and Apple edged higher in pre-market trading after a federal court judge dismissed a patent lawsuit against the tech giants brought by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

  • Angry Birds iPhone app

    The hit game is one of the unlikeliest pop-culture crazes of the year — and perhaps the first to make the leap from cellphone screens to the mainstream, the New York Times reports.

  • Stocks ended the week higher despite lack of progress on a tax bill as investors looked to positive economic and corporate news.  GE and Pfizer rose, while Kraft and Boeing fell.

  • Stocks gained Friday following a handful of positive economic news and after GE boosted its quarterly dividend for the second time this year. GE and Pfizer rose, while Kraft and Boeing fell.