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  • Stocks advanced Friday, the final trading day of January, after a trio of encouraging news on the economic front: GDP, Chicago PMI and consumer confidence.

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    Stock index futures are not pointing were mixed ahead of January's final trading session, despite upbeat earnings from two tech heavyweights.

  • Microsoft

    The world's biggest software reported a profit that was pushed higher by improved sales of personal computers.

  • On Thursday, the traders sifted through Microsoft and Amazon earnings, looking for insights into the tech trade after the sector led stocks lower.

  • Microsoft

    Look no further than the Windows 7 upgrade cycle, courtesy of retail sales, for the real strength behind this story.

  • Considering Thursday's dramatic sell-off, are we heading down the road to a correction?

  • Global technology may be a great story right now for investors, said Geri Pell, senior financial advisor at Geri Pell & Associates. She shared her insights on the sector.

  • Microsoft sits in the sweet spot of global economic recovery, but this company still has to outperform Street expectations in order for this stock to really work. At least that's the word from several analysts I'm talking to ahead of the company's second fiscal quarter earnings later today.

  • Traders are coming to the realization that corporate America presented their most exciting earnings reports first in this earnings season.

  • With three big tech earnings out Thursday, how should you be positioned?

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday,  Jan. 28.

  • Apple iPad

    On Wednesday Apple introduced a new gadget and enthusiasm drove the entire Nasdaq higher. Could this one really could be a game changer?

  • Apple iPad

    The news is out, Apple's iPad will compete with e-Readers, portable game devices, and it will create a whole new category of portable video players. The good news for content creators is the fact that it'll sell for $499.

  • MacGyver - Richard Dean Anderson

    As many Americans hit the job interview circuit, prepare yourselves to be asked about anything. And I mean anything.

  • Hi. I'd like the bacon double cheeseburger, french fries and an apple pie. What? Would I like a beer with that? Pffff. You know I would!

  • We are market trend followers and we’re 100 percent in cash at the moment because the trend has turned negative, said Graham Bibby, CEO and CIO of Richmond Asset Management. He shared his investment strategy.

  • Find out what top analysts are saying about Microsoft and Hershey. How should you be positioned, now?

  • Tech insiders discussed Apple ahead of the highly anticipated debut of the tablet tomorrow.

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    The word is out on House Party, and the buzz is good, 2009 revenue nearly tripling from the prior year, and its repeat business rate growing to more than 60 percent. Kitty Kolding, CEO of House Party, expects the company is on a similar trajectory for 2010.

  • Workers apply the Apple logo to the exterior of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in preparation for an Apple special event January 26, 2010 in San Francisco, California.

    So here we go. About 24 hours to go until one of the most hyped products in Apple's history finally goes public. And that's saying something, especially after iPhone a few years back.