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For the week ending Friday, June 13, 2008, the markets were mixed on varied economic news, renewed credit concerns from Lehman and the financial sector, and of course, oil. A surprise increase in retail sales gave hope for economic growth and a rising CPI suggested a potential rate move on the horizon that could strengthen the dollar and begin to tame inflation.
Stocks regained lost ground heading into the final hour of trade, with lower oil boosting financials and a host of other beaten-down sectors as Wall Street bid to finish a seesaw week slightly higher.
Stocks continued a solid rally Friday, boosted by falling oil prices and investors who swooped in to snatch up battered financial stocks.
With the CPI numbers coming in higher than expected and consumer sentiment coming in lower than expected, why are the markets up today? Maybe Friday the 13th has something to do with it...
After Microsoft and Yahoo's drawn-out acquisition dance officially ended Thursday, Yahoo partnered with Google. Yahoo lost out on Microsoft's $47 billion dollar offer and instead made a more modest deal with the online ad behemoth.
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U.S. sales of video game hardware and software were $1.12 billion in May, up 37 percent from a year earlier, with Take-Two Interactive's "Grand Theft Audio 4" the best-selling title for the month, market researcher NPD said in a report on Thursday.
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According to Jeffrey Lindsay, Senior Analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, Yahoo is the big loser in the following period of uncertainty.
After another volatile Wall Street session, Dylan labels Thursday "a big fiasco," with the lion's share of the blame going to the Microsoft-Yahoo crash-and-burn. Any possible deal has been aborted for the second and -- very likely -- last time.
I can only imagine the number of bloody scalps on Wall Street tonight as investors scratch their heads over Yahoo's decision to align with Google.
Carl Icahn holds the key to a Microsoft buyout.
Google announced a non-exclusive advertising services agreement with Yahoo, only hours after a decision by Microsoft to walk away from talks to acquire Yahoo.
The markets seesawed amid mixed economic and financial news on Thursday.
Stocks pulled back following news that the Microsoft-Yahoo deal is off. Earlier, the market had rallied as oil prices receded, retail sales came in better than expected and merger in the beverage industry got investors jazzed up.
It is shaping up to be another rough day for Yahoo shareholders, now that we have confirmation that all discussions with Microsoft have come to an end with no deal of any kind being forged.
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The European Union’s competition commissioner, Neelie Kroes, delivered an unusually blunt rebuke to Microsoft on Tuesday by recommending that businesses and governments use software based on open standards.
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Hewlett-Packard, the world's biggest computer maker, launched a new generation of PCs on Tuesday that respond to users tapping or stroking the screen, potentially bringing user-friendly computing to the masses.