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  • Stocks declined Tuesday as the market was rattled by disappointing economic data out of China ahead of the Federal Reserve's statement on monetary policy.

  • One of the most common objections to letting the cuts expire for those in the highest tax brackets is that it would hurt small businesses. As Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) recently put it, allowing the cuts to lapse would amount to "a job-killing tax hike on small business during tough economic times."

  • Mark Hurd

    As the career of Hewlett-Packard’s chief executive Mark V. Hurd hung in the balance, a public relations specialist convinced the company’s directors that H.P. would endure months of humiliation if accusations of sexual harassment by a company contractor against Mr. Hurd became public. The NYT reports.

  • Mark Hurd

    Whatever did or did not happen between former HP CEO Mark Hurd and contractor / actress / single mother Jodie Fisher, he's out of a job. Apparently, more than a few HP employees aren't sorry to see him go.

  • Stock certificates

    Companies hoarding cash since the start of the recession are beginning to pass on some of it to shareholders , but it's unlikely to match the boom of a decade ago.

  • Hewlett-Packard shares plunged on Monday following CEO Mark Hurd’s resignation last week after an investigation found that he had falsified expense reports to conceal a relationship with a female contractor. Robert Doll, vice chairman and chief equity strategist at BlackRock discussed his insights.

  • US stocks posted modest gains during the first week of August, led by the S&P 500 index with a gain of 1.82%.  Within the S&P, health care and energy companies rose the most. Pork belly future contracts jumped 18% for the week, while the dollar fell to a 15-year low against the Japanese yen.

  • Bill Gates at the Techonomy Conference.

    Bill Gates was the grand finale of the "Techonomy" conference, taking the stage in a packed room to discuss "Reinventing Capitalism: How to jumpstart what the marketplace can't."

  • Stocks fell sharply on Friday after the monthly US emplyment report showed more jobs were lost in July than expected. Stuart Freeman, chief equity analyst at Wells Fargo Advisors, and Jeffrey Saut, chief investment strategist at Raymond James, discussed their insights.

  • Stocks ended modestly lower after an unexpected rise in initial jobless claims and disappointing July retail sales, as the market awaited the critical July employment report.

  • Stocks were weak Thursday after an unexpected rise in initial jobless claims and July retail sales that were mostly weak.

  • Madden 11

    “Madden” is one of the few annual titles that has a long tail in stores. Traditionally, there’s a big push for the game when it’s released, then another sales bump as the holidays (and NFL playoffs) draw near.

  • Stocks skidded Thursday after a report showed an unexpected rise in jobless claims last week. Retailers were mixed as chain-store sales showed only a slight improvement from last summer's anemic levels.

  • Stocks were higher Wednesday, led by consumer discretionary stocks, as encouraging reports on jobs and the services sector fueled hopes for the recovery.

  • Stocks were higher Wednesday, led by consumer discretionary stocks, as encouraging reports on jobs and the services sector fueled hopes for the recovery.

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    As investors, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs search for the "Next Big Thing," this week's Techonomy conference in Lake Tahoe, Calif. brings together companies whose innovation is driving economic growth. Here are four to keep your eyes on.

  • Hilary Schneider, Yahoo's EVP, Americas Region

    There's no question about who runs the show at Yahoo: That's CEO Carol Bartz. But after her, no one has more power than Hilary Schneider.

  • Blackberry Torch 9800

    Smartphones are the hottest thing in the tech world these days, and no company has been in the game longer than Research in Motion. Unfortunately for RIM (and its shareholders), it's beginning to look its age. The messaging-centric approach that helped the company beat early rivals Microsoft and Palm for dominance in the market now looks like a liability.

  • Businessman with crystal ball

    This week CNBC is heading to Techonomy 2010, a new business conference in Lake Tahoe, Calif. that examines the economic power of innovation.

  • US stocks posted their best monthly performance of the year, led by the Dow Jones Industrial Average with a gain of 7.1%.  Within the S&P 500 sectors, industrial and material companies rose the most in July.