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  • Higher Quality Names Are Way to Go: Stock Pickers Tuesday, 8 Sep 2009 | 10:54 AM ET

    Stocks have been climbing higher on Tuesday so which groups are driving the markets and can it continue? Alan Lancz, president of Alan B. Lancz & Associates and Bill Smead, CEO and CIO of Smead Capital Management shared their market insights and stock picks.

  • Disney Adds 'Halo' Co-Creator to Its Gaming Ranks Tuesday, 8 Sep 2009 | 3:00 AM ET

    Alex Seropian, the founder of Bungie Software and co-creator of the "Halo" franchise has joined the company to oversee creative development across Disney’s in-house video game development teams.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 4 Sep 2009 | 5:31 PM ET

    All major U.S. indices closed to the upside on Friday, as less than expected job losses in August led investors to focus on the positive side of a mixed payroll report, which showed that the unemployment rate jumped to 9.7%, or its highest level since 1983.

  • Techs Lead Rally but Dow Sheds 1% for Week Friday, 4 Sep 2009 | 5:14 PM ET
    The Crisis: 1 Year Later - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    Stocks rallied to the finish line Friday as tech stocks surged after some encouraging comments from Intel's CEO. Investors breathed a sigh of a relief after the August jobs report, which showed the unemployment rate hit a 26-year high but layoffs seemed to be tapering off.

  • Trading the Post-Holiday Markets: Strategists Friday, 4 Sep 2009 | 2:15 PM ET

    As the markets enter the holiday weekend with light trading, Rich Berg, CEO of Performance Trust Capital Partners; Robert Heller, managing director of Chapdelaine Brokerage; and Ray Carbone of Paramount Options discuss how the markets will move in the upcoming week.

  • Expect a 10% Market Correction by October: Strategist Wednesday, 2 Sep 2009 | 12:46 PM ET

    September will be a rocky month for investors, but here's how you can protect your portfolio, Tommy Williams, president of Williams Financial Advisors and Jim Lacamp, portfolio manager and advisor at Macroportfolio Advisors told CNBC.

  • Gmail Knocked Offline for 'Majority' of Users Wednesday, 2 Sep 2009 | 3:27 AM ET
    Google Search

    Google's Gmail service was knocked offline Tuesday in an outage that the company said affected a "majority" of its millions of e-mail users, including consumers who get Gmail for free and businesses that pay for a version for their employees.

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    Stocks pulled back Monday as a major selloff in China set the stage for a rough day on the US markets. In the day's only economic news, business activity in the Midwest picked up at a faster pace than economists had expected. It was the highest reading since September 2008. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • Challenging Microsoft With a New Technology Monday, 31 Aug 2009 | 11:02 AM ET

    Microsoft’s No. 1 rival is a household name, Google. But a strong candidate for No. 2 is a company that is scarcely known outside the technology industry: VMware.

  • September Correction Unlikely to Happen: Strategist Monday, 31 Aug 2009 | 10:46 AM ET

    Investors do not need to worry about a correction in the near-term, said Marc Pado, U.S. market strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald and Eugene Peroni, senior vice president and portfolio manager at Advisors Asset Management.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 28 Aug 2009 | 6:03 PM ET

    The S&P 500 and Dow index broke 8 days of consecutive gains on Friday, after an economic report showed consumer sentiment in August dipped to a 4-month low. Despite of Friday's slight pull-back, all major US indexes are on track to close up 2.5% or greater for the month. 

  • PC Demand to Give Techs a 'Big Boost': Analyst Friday, 28 Aug 2009 | 1:19 PM ET

    There seems to be an improvement in the demand for PCs and it’s going to continue, said Andy Hargreaves, senior research analyst of Pacific Crest Securities.

  • Intel's Rising Tide Friday, 28 Aug 2009 | 10:57 AM ET

    I don't think you can over-estimate the significance of Intel's revenue expectation revision this morning: The new mid-point of $9 billion is a half billion dollars more than the $8.55 billion the company originally anticipated.

  • Price Wars: The Latest Noteworthy Markdown Thursday, 27 Aug 2009 | 5:35 PM ET

    These days it seems just about everybody is slashing prices. And the latest markdown might leave you head over heels!

  • Pros Say: Small Market Pullback — Then Rally Goes On Thursday, 27 Aug 2009 | 4:56 PM ET

    Stocks were mixed on Thursday—well off their lows for the day—as investors greeted a downturn in the markets with yet another round of buying. The market digested economic reports a bit better than expected as signs developed that the market was ready to take a breather from its violent five-month surge off the March lows. Read and listen to what the pros had to say...

  • Stocks Close Higher, Led by Banks, Oil, Boeing Thursday, 27 Aug 2009 | 4:39 PM ET

    Stocks closed with modest gains, helped by a rally among bank stocks as well as oil prices.

  • Apple’s Sleek Upgrade Thursday, 27 Aug 2009 | 11:20 AM ET
    Apple Snow Leopard OSX

    Buying software is not like buying a vase or a comb or a lawnmower where you pay, you take it home, and the transaction is complete. No, buying software is more like joining a club with annual dues. Every year, there’s a new version, and if you don’t upgrade, you feel like a behind-the-curve loser.

  • Futures Improve After Jobs, GDP Reports Thursday, 27 Aug 2009 | 8:44 AM ET

    Stock index futures are indicating a similar lack of conviction Thursday, drifting downwards on flat European stocks and losses in Asian markets.

  • Microsoft Follows Sony’s Lead, Cuts Xbox Prices Thursday, 27 Aug 2009 | 4:01 AM ET
    Xbox 360

    The video game price wars are getting fiercer. Microsoft on Thursday announced plans to lower the price of its top-line Xbox 360 model from $399 to $299.

  • No Double-Dip Recession: Strategist Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009 | 6:05 PM ET

    Recent economic numbers suggest that the economy may be finally turning to a recovery, said Jim Hardesty, president, market strategist and chief economist of Hardesty Capital Management, and John Merrill, founder and CIO of Tanglewood Wealth Management.