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  • 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.

  • Markets Still Have a 'Lot of Room' to Run: Strategist Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009 | 5:51 PM ET

    Ben Bernanke’s reappointment as Federal Reserve chairman is a sign of stability to the markets, said Bryan Place, president of Place Financial Advisors.

  • Winners & Losers Since March 9th Low Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009 | 12:27 PM ET

    As the stock market continues to gain steam, with all major US indices higher by 46% or more since the market rebound began, companies in the S&P 500 have outperformed the average gains of the Dow and Nasdaq 100 components. 

  • Wikipedia to Limit Changes to Articles on People Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009 | 11:16 AM ET

    Wikipedia, one of the 10 most popular sites on the Web, was founded about eight years ago as a long-shot experiment to create a free encyclopedia from the contributions of volunteers, all with the power to edit, and presumably improve, the content.

  • Highest Dividend Yields of the Dow Monday, 24 Aug 2009 | 11:23 AM ET

    Dividend yields in the Dow index are down about a quarter of a point since early June and 165 basis points since early March, as equity markets continue to trend higher, pushing yields lower.  Here is a look at the dividend yields of all 30 Dow components:

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 4:41 PM ET

    On a volatile week that ended with Fed Chairman Bernanke stating that the US economy is nearing recovery, positive housing data, and oil hitting 10 month highs; the Dow, S&P and NASDAQ once again close at new highs for 2009, and end up about 1.8% or better for the week.

  • Our Top 5 Cash-Flow Stocks: Strategists (Pt.1) Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 3:28 PM ET

    Cash flow is a great valuation metric to look at when calculating how solid a company may be, said Lee Eugene Munson, CIO of Portfolio Asset Management, and Michael Farr, president of Farr, Miller & Washington. They shared their best 5 stock picks with investors.

  • PS3 Price Cut is Just the Start: GameStop Execs Thursday, 20 Aug 2009 | 3:05 PM ET
    Sony Playstation 3

    GameStop executives, who led the call for price reductions on the PlayStation 3 earlier this year, say they were a bit surprised with the timing of Sony’s actions earlier this week. But now that Sony has capitulated, they're expecting Microsoft and Nintendo to react.

  • Sony Cuts PlayStation 3 Price, Unveils Redesigned Model Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | 2:58 PM ET
    Sony PS3

    Sony, hoping to regain its momentum in the video game space, will lower the price of the PlayStation 3 video game console by $100 starting Wednesday.