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  • After-hours buzz: AMZN, MSFT, EA & more Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 6:29 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Thursday: Amazon, Microsoft, Electronic Arts and more.

  • Microsoft results show effects of turnaround strategy Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 5:05 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Like a friendly but persistent sales rep, Microsoft has a message for anyone who owns a personal computer: If you haven't yet upgraded to Windows 10, the company highly recommends it. Microsoft's aggressive campaign to promote Windows 10 has already led to its deployment on more than 200 million devices since its July release.

  • Microsoft beats 2Q profit forecasts Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 4:19 PM ET

    REDMOND, Wash. _ Microsoft Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $5 billion. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 69 cents per share. Microsoft shares have dropped 6 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has decreased slightly more than 7...

  • Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    U.S. stocks closed higher Thursday, as oil gains and Facebook outweighed pressure from declines in biotech stocks and concerns about economic growth.

  • Facebook mobile growth accelerates down open road Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 1:44 PM ET
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    With companies getting more comfortable touting wares on digital devices, Facebook still has plenty of room to expand.

  • Buy Microsoft Ahead of Earnings? Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 1:39 PM ET
    Microsoft

    With Microsoft set to report earnings after the bell, the Halftime Report experts give their take

  • Buffett will be advisor for 'Celebrity Apprentice' Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 11:19 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett continues to raise his public profile with an upcoming appearance on the new season of NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice."

  • The Bern isn't feeling Microsoft Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 10:55 AM ET
    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally on Jan. 27, 2016, in Mason City, Iowa.

    The Iowa caucuses are headed to the cloud — but one candidate isn't too happy about it.

  • College dropouts who made millions Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 9:31 AM ET
    Sophia Amoruso, CEO of Nasty Gal.

    These business rockstars found a college degree is not necessarily a pre-rec for phenomenal success.

  • What to watch in Microsoft's earnings Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 9:29 AM ET
    Microsoft logo

    Investors will zero in on Microsoft's cloud business amid earnings, but they will also keep an eye out for two other factors.

  • U.S. stock index futures indicated a mixed open Thursday after December durable goods orders declined far more than expected.

  • Busiest earnings day, oil drive Wall Street action Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 7:26 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock futures were under some pressure this morning, after Wednesday's Fed-induced decline.

  • Could earnings flood revive stocks? Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 6:03 PM ET

    Stocks limp into the busiest day of the earnings season after throwing a tantrum over the Fed's cautious remarks about a slowing economy.

  • Is Apple really as cheap as it looks? Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 3:58 PM ET
    An Apple logo is reflected on a wet ground outside an Apple Store.

    Apple shares dropped nearly 5 percent — below their 2012 high on a split-adjusted basis — a level considered cheap by most standards.

  • Analyst: Why Apple's setback is a good thing Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 1:16 PM ET
    The Apple store on Fifth Avenue in New York City.

    Apple's leadership said something negative about once every two minutes during Wednesday night's investor conference call, by one estimate.

  • The bright spot in VMware's troubling numbers Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 9:26 PM ET
    VMware

    VMware is struggling to deal with the transition to the cloud, but the company's NSX networking unit is showing impressive growth.

  • It's too late! AI is already everywhere Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 11:44 AM ET
    Artificial Intelligence

    It's too late for those afraid that artificial intelligence poses a grave threat to humanity. AI is already everywhere.

  • Digital gaming sales hit record $61B: Report Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 11:00 AM ET
    Teenager playing video games at home

    Worldwide digital video game sales surged 8 percent to $61 billion last year as mobile and console title revenues advanced.

  • Trading This Week's Big Earnings Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | 3:00 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    It's a jam-packed week for earnings, with some of the largest companies set to report. The Halftime Report experts give their take on what to expect

  • The three must-watch tech earnings this week Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | 12:27 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Investors are awaiting three critical reports from big technology companies following a tough start to the year for the sector.