GO
Loading...

Microsoft Corp

More

  • For the week ending Friday, May 16, 2008, the U.S. Equity Markets ended the week up with all of the major indices up ~2% or more as stocks gained from M&A news, easing inflation worries, and strong earnings results.  Oil and gasoline continued to hit new record highs as the dollar declined against major currencies.

  • Could Icahn Push Microsoft To Pursue Yahoo Again? Friday, 16 May 2008 | 11:34 AM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Two weeks after Microsoft abandoned its pursuit of Yahoo, a proxy fight launched by activist investor Carl Icahn has put Microsoft in the driver's seat.

  • Yahoo's Response to Icahn Friday, 16 May 2008 | 8:49 AM ET
    Carl Icahn

    My take on the Yahoo response to Icahn's letter, for what it's worth ...

  • Key Hedge Fund Betting on Microsoft-Yahoo Merger Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 7:31 PM ET

    Paulson & Co., the hedge fund that raked in billions of dollars over the last year in betting on the subprime credit meltdown, has built up a stake of about 50 million shares in Yahoo. Meanwhile, Yahoo has rebuffed investor Carl Icahn's plan to nominate board members to the Internet pioneer.

  • Dow Jumps 94; Nasdaq Up 1.5% Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 6:26 PM ET

    The Dow made double digit gains Thursday as a battle to control Yahoo boosted the technology sector and a pullback in oil eased concerns about inflation. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Stocks Rally to the Finish Line; Techs Lead Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 4:38 PM ET

    Stocks rallied for a second day Thursday as traders found cause for optimism and technology stocks blazed the trail.

  • Yahoo And Icahn: If It Thought Microsoft Was Bad... Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 11:26 AM ET
    Yahoo

    It's official: Carl Icahn is stirring up the pot in big way when it comes to Yahoo's uncertain future, launching a proxy war, putting forward his own slate of directors, and pulling no punches when it comes to skewering existing management.

  • Icahn Forms Slate to Take on Yahoo Board Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 10:10 AM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Carl Icahn launched a proxy battle to force Yahoo to reopen buyout talks with Microsoft, the billionaire investor said in a letter to the Internet company Thursday.

  • Icahn Moving Ahead with Proxy Battle for Yahoo Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 6:15 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has elected to move ahead with plans to run a dissident board slate at Yahoo, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

  • Yahoo Side Of Microsoft Offer: Revisionist History? Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 3:07 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    With the deadline looming for investors to nominate a competing slate to Yahoo's existing board of directors--and Carl Icahn itching for a boardroom battle of his own for the stumbling internet brand--there are some interesting developments on Yahoo's own recollection of how and why negotiations with Microsoft broke down.

  • Yahoo Leads Nasdaq Higher Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 5:44 PM ET

    Carl Icahn and a possible proxy fight with Yahoo, the CEO of Liz Claiborne on the status of their turnaround and after hours action from Whole Foods, Applied Materials and more.

  • K&C Quotables Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 4:39 PM ET

    Some notable quotes from last night's Kudlow & Company: Overcoming the Obama Effect The only way you overcome the Obama effect is not with atmospherics—he’s going to outdo you on eloquence and that kind of thing. The only way you can do it is with substance.

  • HP's One-Two "Punch" With Earnings And EDS Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 3:37 PM ET
    Hewlett-Packard's headquarters in Palo Alto, California.

    Talk about a busy couple of days for HP: yesterday, news begins trickling out that a $13 billion deal between HP and Electronic Data Systems. Shares are halted, speculation begins, a statement from HP confirms the talks, the deal is announced this morning, investors wonder whether IBM will face competition in its bread-and-butter business, and oh yeah, HP also pre-releases earnings.

  • Yahoo Escapes Ironhorse Grip; For Now Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 3:36 PM ET

    Vocal Yahoo dissident shareholder Eric Jackson has decided not to run a competing slate of directors to replace Yahoo's board.

  • Icahn May Launch Proxy Fight with Yahoo Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 2:42 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is considering launching a proxy fight at Yahoo, according to people who have spoken with Icahn.

  • Stocks Rebound From Last Week's Drop Monday, 12 May 2008 | 6:15 PM ET

    Stocks got off to a good start Monday with the Dow making triple digit gains for the week. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • RIM's BlackBerry Bold Is Something To Behold Monday, 12 May 2008 | 11:02 AM ET

    It's here! Or almost here. It's the new Research in Motion BlackBerry 9000 Bold, and what a bold step this is. It's been a year since RIM released an update, and during that time, just about every spotlight has turned to the iPhone from Apple with so many experts ceding the market to the upstart touch-screen wonder.

  • For the week ending Friday, May 9, 2008, the U.S. Markets were negative for the week, with the Dow falling more than 200 points on Wednesday, making it the biggest point drop since 4/11/08. 

  • Oil Hits Record, Dow Drops Friday, 9 May 2008 | 6:15 PM ET

    The Dow faded under the weight of crude oil which surged past $125 per barrel Friday. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Disney Teams with Microsoft, HP on 'Dream Home' Friday, 9 May 2008 | 5:41 PM ET

    Back in 1957, Disneyland opened up a Jetsons-esque "Home of the Future" featuring all sorts of far-out gadgets like microwaves (!) and giant TVs (!). Some of them became realities in every American home. Others, like the floating furniture, well... Now, Disney is taking a whole new approach to the idea. I got a sneak peak at Disneyland's "Innoventions Dream Home," which opens in Tomorrowland on June 16.

Most Popular Video

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

Dissecting the current market action amid geopolitical concerns, with Kenny Polcari, O'Neil Securities, and CNBC's Dominic Chu.

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 12:06 PM ET

Discussing the case for stocks, with Ed Yardeni, president and chief investment strategist of Yardeni Research. He thinks the market had an "internal correction."

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

Secretary of State John Kerry comments after a meeting in Geneva with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and representatives of the EU and Ukraine.