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  • Stocks End Mixed Ahead of Jobs Report Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 4:21 PM ET

    Stocks ended mixed as dismal December retail sales — notably from discount giant Wal-Mart — offset strength in techs, led by Microsoft.

  • Stocks Pare Losses, Helped by Microsoft Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 2:57 PM ET

    Stocks took a hit from weak December retail sales — even from some of the biggest discount names — but trimmed losses arround midday as strength from Microsoft helped push the Nasdaq into positive territory.

  • Wal-Mart Hits Stocks; Microsoft Boosts Tech Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 10:51 AM ET

    Weaker-than-expected December numbers from Wal-Mart sent stock futures sharply lower as retailers overall painted a bleak picture of holiday sales.

  • Tech on Sale Thursday, 8 Jan 2009 | 9:19 AM ET

    The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicks off today in Las Vegas and one week into the new year, the S&P Tech Sector is off to a strong start up 3.6% and only behind the Materials Sector.

  • Ballmer Opens New Windows, Beats Microsoft Drum Wednesday, 7 Jan 2009 | 10:26 PM ET
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    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took the stage in Las Vegas Wednesday night to kick off the annual Consumer Electronics Show, the first time he has delivered the prestigious opening keynote address, a role filled by his colleague Bill Gates for the last 14 years.

  • Super Bowl For Tech Stocks Wednesday, 7 Jan 2009 | 6:14 PM ET

    If you’re a tech investors you might want to keep a close on the CES show. We’re hearing some things….

  • Dow Drops 245 as Profit Warnings Rattle Market Wednesday, 7 Jan 2009 | 4:37 PM ET

    Stocks logged their worst loss in about a month Wednesday amid some dismal predictions on the jobs front and as profit warnings started to roll in.

  • A Smaller CES, But Big Tech News Still Expected Wednesday, 7 Jan 2009 | 11:30 AM ET

    Here's the thing about technology and the technology industry: pioneers and visionaries like Microsoft, Intel, Sony and so many others didn't make their fortunes focused on today and tomorrow. They're all about the future, which is particularly important in today's current economic climate.

  • Top 10 Stocks for Each of the Top Performing Sectors Wednesday, 7 Jan 2009 | 9:55 AM ET

    Followed by a year marked by the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, optimism for a modest recovery seems to have taken root among some investors.    Here are some of the stocks winning since the beginning of the year.

  • Stocks End Volatile Session Higher Tuesday, 6 Jan 2009 | 5:47 PM ET

    Stocks made gains on Tuesday after the release of minutes from the last Fed policy meeting suggested a stimulus package would become an even greater priority.

  • Air Security Could Involve Private Jets Tuesday, 6 Jan 2009 | 9:57 AM ET

    The Department of Homeland Security is proposing to extend to private aviation many of the security rules imposed on commercial airlines. Those include requiring fingerprint-based background checks on pilots, checking passenger names against a government watch list and restricting what items may be carried onto the airplane.

  • Cramer's Top Tech Stock of 2009 Monday, 5 Jan 2009 | 8:18 PM ET

    Google? No. Microsoft? Nope. Apple! Actually, no. It's Hewlett-Packard. Find out why big money managers will be buying this stock over the rest.

  • The Party's Over: Stocks Snap Winning Streak Monday, 5 Jan 2009 | 4:36 PM ET

    Stocks snapped a three-day winning streak Monday as traders cashed in some of their chips from last week's rally following some dismal reports on the telecom and financial sectors.

  • Who's Getting A Bonus This Year? (Pt 3) Monday, 5 Jan 2009 | 2:51 PM ET

    I'm blogging all day about www.Glassdoor.com, a site which lets users review their companies and CEO's anonymously. One of the challenges of the web site is that users are anonymous and don't have to prove what they make or whom they work for.

  • Stocks Trade Mixed, Helped by Auto Sales Monday, 5 Jan 2009 | 2:16 PM ET

    Stocks turned mixed Monday, the second day of trading in the new year, as a construction report came in much better than expected, as did U.S. auto sales. Stocks started off the day sharply lower as investors cashed in some of their chips after last week's rally that pushed the Dow up more than 6 percent and past the key 9,000 mark.

  • Google Hopes to Open a Trove of Little-Seen Books Monday, 5 Jan 2009 | 11:06 AM ET

    Ever since Google began scanning printed books four years ago, scholars and others with specialized interests have been able to tap a trove of information that had been locked away on the dusty shelves of libraries and in antiquarian bookstores, the New York Times reports.

  • Stocks Pare Losses After Construction Report Monday, 5 Jan 2009 | 10:44 AM ET

    Stocks declined Monday, the second day of trading in the new year, after a rally last week that pushed the Dow up more than 6 percent and past the key 9,000 mark. A report that showed construction spending fell by half of what was expected helped shave some of the loss.

  • Futures Fall As Auto Sales Figures Loom Monday, 5 Jan 2009 | 9:08 AM ET

    Wall Street looked set to open lower in the second day of trading of the year after Friday's rebound, with investors expected to take some profits following the Dow's rise to more than 9,000.

  • Dow Tops 9,000 Amid New Year Optimism Friday, 2 Jan 2009 | 5:51 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded Friday as investors displayed some optimism for the new year, scooping up bargains in the consumer discretionary and energy sectors. The Dow ended above 9,000 for the first time since early November.

  • Dow Breaches 9,000 Amid New Year Optimism Friday, 2 Jan 2009 | 5:35 PM ET

    Stocks rebounded Friday, pushing the Dow above the key 9,000 mark as investors rang in the new year with optimism, scooping up bargains.