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  • Tech Stocks Rally, Led by Microsoft, Amazon Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 10:16 AM ET

    Tech stocks shot out of the gate Friday after Microsoft and Amazon blew past earnings expectations. The Dow was up a few points at the start but the tech-heavy Nasdaq jumped 1 percent as Microsoft gained 10 percent and Amazon soared 20 percent.

  • Microsoft Helps Lift The Morning Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 9:24 AM ET

    Futures up slightly as Microsoft reported earnings a bit better than expected.

  • The Best Job-Hunting Tips for Executives Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 9:17 AM ET

    Over 40 an unemployed? Here are the six best job-hunting tips for executives, including how to shave 10 years off of your image and why your current job search isn't working. Sorry, sir. Someone had to tell you.

  • Futures Point Higher; Microsoft, Amazon Lead Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 8:59 AM ET

    A late Thursday rally puts Wall Street on pace to chalk up its third consecutive week of gains, but as always, the positive momentum is subject to the whims of earnings and economic numbers once again this morning. 

  • Dow 30 Keep Beating the Street Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 8:41 AM ET

    With Microsoft's earnings report this morning, two thirds of the Dow 30 have now reported.  Here is a summary of how things stand in terms of EPS and revenues.

  • Friday Look Ahead: All eyes on MSFT, Bernanke Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 9:29 PM ET
    Traders at the New York Stock Exchange.

    Ahead of Friday's opening bell, investors will be watching earnings from Microsoft and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's address at the Boston Fed's annual conference.

  • Microsoft Unveils Its New Retail Stores Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 6:58 PM ET
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    I'm in Scottsdale Arizona where Microsoft just unveiled its new retail concept, and it is a mob scene. Over a thousand people are in line to check out the colorful store, and hoping to get one of the gift bags Microsoft will hand out to early visitors. A few dozen of these Windows fanatics camped out over night.

  • Dow Ends Up 1.3%, Led by Travelers, MMM Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 5:35 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Thursday as investors seemed to focus more on some big-name earnings beats and a rise in leading indicators instead of a disappointing jobless report. Travelers and MMM led the Dow.

  • Gaming Microsoft Earnings & Windows 7 Release Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 5:26 PM ET

    What a week this is for Microsoft. The company reports earnings and introduces Windows 7 in the space of days. So, what’s the trade?

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    Amazon.com reported better-than-expected third quarter profit on Thursday and stronger revenue guidance, sending shares up in afternoon trading.

  • Microsoft Should Fear This Rival: Tech Experts Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 3:15 PM ET

    Microsoft launched its newest software program—Windows 7—on Thursday, aiming to win back customers and strengthen its grip on the PC market. So will the new operating system roll a lucky 7 for the software giant? Katherine Egbert, tech analyst at Jeffries & Co. and Molly Wood, executive editor at CNET.Com shared their views.

  • Dow Rises, Led by Travelers, MMM Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 2:13 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Thursday as investors seemed to focus more on some big-name earnings beats and a rise in leading indicators instead of a disappointing jobless report.

  • As stocks search for direction, the traders are closely watching the action in Goldman. What does it signal into the close?

  • Two Deals Hint at Revenue for Twitter Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 12:04 PM ET
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    Twitter gets 55 million monthly visitors, it has raised $155 million in venture capital, and it has generated intense interest from Hollywood to Iran. But it hasn’t earned much revenue and certainly no profit.

  • How to Invest in Financials: Laszlo Birinyi Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 12:04 PM ET

    If the market continues at its current pace since the March lows, it could hit 1,280 on the S&P by the end of the year, said Laszlo Birinyi Jr., president of Birinyi Associates. He shared his market insights.

  • The Windows 7 Catalyst Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 11:55 AM ET

    Today, the much-anticipated Windows 7 operating system for PCs hit the market. In talking with analysts and money managers in recent weeks, I now view the Windows 7 launch as being almost as important as the holiday shopping season this quarter.

  • Demand Won't Support Oil Prices: Expert Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 11:43 AM ET

    Momentum could push oil toward $90 a barrel in the shortterm, but an increase in supply from Nigeria and Iraq will place downward pressure on the commodity come spring 2010, said Michael Lynch, president of Strategic Energy & Economic Research.

  • Dow Rebounds After Leading Indicators Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 10:39 AM ET

    Stocks slipped Thursday as investors weighed a disappointing jobless-claims report and some encouraging earnings reports.

  • Microsoft's Ballmer Secure as CEO Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 9:40 AM ET
    Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO

    When you're running a company the size of Microsoft, you're going to face issues. Lots of them. Competition with Apple, and Google, and Sony, economic vagaries, the European Commission, the Justice Department. Product development, innovation, politics.

  • MySpace's recently-appointed CEO Owen Van Natta unveiled his content-focused strategy and new music initiatives.