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  • The Dow erased all but a few points of its gain Tuesday as tech stocks retreated.

  • After underperforming in 2009, video game stocks are poised to improve in 2010, said Arvind Bhatia, video game and entertainment analyst at Sterne, Agee & Leach. He shared his market insights.

  • Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was on hand earlier this morning at the Search Marketing Expo in Santa Clara, and sat for a wide-ranging interview on stage in front of about 1,000 visitors, and while much of his comments were about Bing, Yahoo, Google, Microsoft more broadly, and lots of other topics, what he had to say about Twitter was intriguing.

  • Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz told CNBC Tuesday that the market is undervaluing the Internet company, which will continue to focus on generating more advertising, revenue, and a larger customer base under her leadership.

  • PlayStation 3

    Sony Playstation 3 consoles began to reactivate late Monday, after an error with the console’s online network rendered some machines incapable of playing many recent games, leaving thousands of gamers stranded.

  • The Dow and S&P 500 turned in their best monthly performance since November 2009, while the NASDAQ turned in its best monthly gain since December 2009.

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    Investors and analysts are wondering why GameStop’s CFO abruptly (and unexpectedly) left the company after just six months – and the company’s stock is taking a drubbing because of it.

  • Get calls on Apple, Dollar Tree, Brigham Exploration and more.

  • The news today from Palm is just plain ugly, and you gotta hand it to RBC Capital and Bank of America, who both came out Monday with negative calls on this stock.

  • People love to deride Twitter as a silly startup with no business model. For a year now I've been insisting that Twitter will gradually build a profitable business, and its latest deal with Yahoo! confirms just that.

  • "Code Advisors," a new media investment bank launching tomorrow, is banking on a surge in media and tech deals, and old media's need to get new media savvy.

  • Stocks rallied on Wednesday following a decline in equities over the previous two trading sessions, when major indexes posted their biggest losses since early February. How should investors be positioned? David Katz, CIO of Matrix Asset Advisors, discussed his market strategy.

  • Stocks opened slightly higher Wednesday as the market looked for direction ahead of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's semi-annual report on monetary policy and the economy.

  • Technology stocks have underperformed since the fourth quarter and tech is where investors should be putting their money, said Mike Holland, chairman of Holland & Company.

  • Get calls on Apple, Seagate Tech, Cisco Systems and more.

  • Microsoft Corporate Headquarters

    Microsoft said on Monday it signed a patent agreement with Amazon.com that allows the two companies to share technology in several areas including Amazon's Kindle electronic book reader and Amazon's use of Linux-based servers. 

  • Technology is still the place for investors and I still like the longer-term prospects for the sector, said Ned Riley, CEO of Riley Asset Management. He discussed his outlook on the sector.

  • The Dow rebounded after a lower open, as investors absorbed the initial surprise of the Fed's discount rate hike. What can history tell us about where stocks will go—and where are the best sectors to invest in? Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at Standard & Poor’s, discussed his outlook.

  • U.S. stocks posted their best weekly gain since November 6, 2009, led to the upside by the S&P 500 index, rising 3.13%. Industrial and material stocks were among the best performers this week. 

  • FarmVille

    The video game industry has known for a while that social networks represented a threat to the bottom line of traditional publishers – but the depth of that threat was unknown. A new survey of U.S. and U.K. players, though, underscores just how fast this new gaming category has grown.