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  • Apple surpassed Microsoft's market cap during Wednesday's trading session, becoming the second-largest company by market value in the S&P 500.

  • As the euro took another leg down against the dollar and the yen about 3:20pm ET, we saw a volume spike in the E-mini futures and the S&P 500 ETF; they have now turned negative on the day. Also: Apple bigger than Microsoft?!

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    Apple, the maker of iPods, iPhones and iPads, overtook Microsoft, the computer software giant, on Wednesday to become the world’s most valuable technology company. The NYT reports.

  • What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • President Barack Obama

    All this week, the NBC news family is focusing attention on "A Nation Divided," and ahead of President Obama's Silicon Valley visit on Wednesday, I was asked to look at the H1-B visa issue again, especially as it relates to the tech community and a new hiring wave.

  • Chris Kelly, candidate for California Attorney General.

    Chris Kelly, candidate for California Attorney General, is finding himself in the middle of Facebook's privacy controversy.

  • Stocks erased most of their earlier losses in the final half-hour of trading Tuesday as materials and consumer discretionary stocks advanced.

  • Robbie Bach

    Microsoft is shaking up its entertainment and devices division, the group responsible for many of its most familiar consumer devices.

  • Microsoft

    Microsoft announced changes in its Management team that oversees the division that develops mobile phones, videogames and other devices Tuesday.

  • Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz

    She did it again. And really, it should come as no surprise. Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz dropped the F*bomb once again, this time at a tech event in New York.

  • Since reaching their highest levels of the year on April 26, all three major averages are officially trading in correction territory, defined by a decline between 10 and 19.9 percent. Here is a look at the biggest percentage losers. 

  • Halo Reach

    If there’s one truth in the videogame world, it’s this: Never bet against the sales success of a new “Halo” or “Grand Theft Auto”. But as Microsoft prepares to launch “Halo: Reach” this fall, early evidence indicates people may not be betting heavily enough.

  • Facebook

    In a Washington Post Op/Ed CEO Monday Mark Zuckerberg buried the lead: "In the coming weeks we will add privacy controls that are much simpler to use. We will also give you an easy way to turn off all third-party services. We are working hard to make these changes available as soon as possible. We hope you'll be pleased with the result of our work, and as always, we'll be eager to get your feedback."

  • Yahoo CEO, Carol Bartz

    The partnership announced Monday between Yahoo and Nokia will give Yahoo greater access to those “new to the net” and the vast pool of cell phone users in emerging world, Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz told CNBC Monday.

  • The euro fell broadly on Monday, after the Spanish central bank's takeover of a savings bank added to jitters about debt problems in some of the weak euro zone countries. Where should investors be putting their money? Jason Trennert, chief investment strategist and managing partner at Strategas Research Partners, shared his views and investment strategies.

  • A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

    The Silicon Valley lawyer who almost single-handedly brought the antitrust weight of the government down on Microsoft is setting his crosshairs on a new target: Google.

  • US stocks declined over 4% this week, with the Russell 2000 and NASDAQ Composite leading the sell-off.  During Friday's trading session, the CBOE Volatility Index rose to a 15-month high, while the Dow swung 279.71 points, dipping below the 10,000-mark, before erasing all of its losses to close up 125 points for the day.

  • The Dow popped over 100 points in the final minutes of trading Friday after a yo-yo session — and a rocky week. Financials gained. Dell was among a handful of decliners.

  • A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

    After months of examination, the Federal Trade Commission has decided to let Google's $750 million acquisition of mobile advertiser AdMob move forward. And it makes sense.

  • Stocks pared their losses after a lower open on Friday. This follows Thursday’s market plunge as stocks logged their biggest drop of the year. What are the key levels investors should watch for going forward? Mark Arbeter, chief technical strategist at Standard & Poor’s shared his insights.