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  • 'Mr. Confession' drives China's antitrust crusade Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 7:34 PM ET
    The Qualcomm booth at the 2014 International CES.

    NDRC's direction of investigations has drawn heavy criticism from foreign officials and the overseas business community.

  • Business Highlights Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 5:46 PM ET

    'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach. NEW YORK— Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company. In addition, the founders of Mojang, the Swedish company behind "Minecraft," aren't staying with Microsoft.

  • BEIJING, Sept 16- A signboard at the top of a staircase in the ageing Beijing offices of the National Development and Reform Commission directs lawyers and company officials to numbered conference rooms for antitrust meetings.

  • Stocks end mixed; worst day for Nasdaq since July 31 Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 4:05 PM ET

    U.S. stocks mostly held steady on Monday, but the Nasdaq Composite and technology shares fell.

  • Apple's new record & Minecraft maker exits     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 2:43 PM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton discusses Apple's ridiculous iPhone 6 pre-order numbers, and the founder of Minecraft is leaving after selling the company to Microsoft.

  • Midday movers: Apple, Netflix, RadioShack & more Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    Some of Monday's midday movers:

  • Minecraft deal could be key to Microsoft survival Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 1:28 PM ET
    A still from Minecraft

    Microsoft's $2.5 billion Mojang acquisition might seem like an odd fit to some, but it could be a key strategic move for the tech behemoth.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    Apple Inc. was unchanged at $101.63 with 58,525,300 shares traded. Avanir Pharmaceuticals rose 85.3 percent to $12.49 with 83,534,300 shares traded. Cisco Systems Inc. fell. 4 percent to $25.06 with 32,564,800 shares traded.

  • Microsoft buys 'Minecraft' creator     Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:57 AM ET

    The "Squawk Alley" crew discuss news Microsoft has finalized its $2.5 billion deal for Mojang, the creator of "Minecraft."

  • A bet on mobile? Microsoft buys Mojang for $2.5B Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:46 AM ET
    A still from Minecraft

    Microsoft's acquisition of Mojang, the developer of "Minecraft," is big push into mobile. "Minecraft" is the top paid app on iOS and Android device.

  • Why Thomas Lee is bullish on stocks Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:04 AM ET
    Thomas Lee, JPMorgan's U.S. equity strategist

    Stock market strategist Thomas Lee says there's plenty of proof the bull market still has several years to go.

  • Alibaba a rare bright spot in Yahoo's dark decade Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 10:39 AM ET
    Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer delivers a keynote address at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas.

    Since plunging $1 billion into Alibaba nine years ago, the investment is the only thing Yahoo has gotten right.

  • STOCKHOLM, Sept 15- Microsoft Corp said on Monday it has agreed to acquire Stockholm- based games developer Mojang and the company's wildly popular Minecraft video game franchise for $2.5 billion.

  • A still from Minecraft

    Microsoft will buy Stockholm-based game developer Mojang, the creator of the "Minecraft" video game franchise, for $2.5 billion.

  • 'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 9:20 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company. In addition, the founders of Mojang, the Swedish company behind "Minecraft," aren't staying with Microsoft.

  • AP NewsAlert Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 9:08 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Microsoft to buy Minecraft maker for $2.5 billion.

  • Early movers: MSFT, AAPL, NFLX, CTSH, BUD & more Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 7:53 AM ET

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Meet Simon Xie: Alibaba's unassuming No. 2 Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    Simon Xie is the only individual besides Executive Chairman Jack Ma who owns the domestic Chinese companies.

  • Lew warns China on antitrust probes: WSJ Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | 4:28 PM ET
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew

    He warned that a recent spate of antitrust investigations against foreign companies could have serious implications for relations, the WSJ reported.

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has written to the Chinese government warning that a recent spate of antitrust investigations against foreign companies could have serious implications for U.S.- China relations, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.