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  • Stocks rallied Tuesday as the euro gained against the dollar after a number of successful European debt auctions eased investor concerns about the euro zone's solvency crisis. Techs and industrials led the advance.

  • A line of people waiting to play Assassin's Creed from Unisoft.

    You'd never guess from game developers' E3 presentations that game software sales dropped 7 percent year-to-date through April. This is game companies once-a-year opportunity to roll out their schedule and get fans excited, appealing directly to the bloggers and fan sites that chronicle every upcoming game.

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  • Stocks rallied Tuesday as the euro gained against the dollar after a number of successful European debt auctions eased investor concerns about the euro-zone's solvency crisis. Techs and industrials led the advance.

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    Nintendo kicked off its big E3 event with America CEO Reggie Fils-Aime singing the praises of the Wii and the DS. But the keynote comes amid multiple threats to the Nintendo juggernaut, from the likes of Microsoft and Apple. And how Nintendo responds, and how quickly, will determine whether its best days are behind it, or still ahead.

  • The company unveiled the motion and voice controlled game play system, and showed a revamped Xbox 360 console. The new technology won't be available until Nov. 4, but the new console is available as of today.

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    As Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo promote their upcoming hardware innovations, a burgeoning company called OnLive sits on the show floor of the video game industry’s trade show, sending out the message that dedicated game machines could be a thing of the past.

  • Stocks rose on Monday as strong euro-zone industrial data helped calm worries about the debt crisis. Bob Doll, vice chairman and chief equity strategist at BlackRock discussed his market outlook and the chances of a double dip.

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    As the video game industry gathers at E3 to look forward to the holiday season and what it hopes are more prosperous times, storm clouds are gathering on the horizon that have the potential to radically change gaming in the months and years to come.

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    Many companies have adopted sustainable practices and technology, realizing that consumers prefer doing business with environmentally responsible companies.

  • Scenes from the E3 Expo

    The giant Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, has been a great barometer for the electronic gaming industry. This year, look for a quiet, but palpable renaissance.

  • US stocks rose for the week, led to the upside by the Dow with a gain of 2.81%.  Gold for August delivery hit a nominal record high of $1,254.5 during Tuesday's trading session, as investors sought refuge on the metal due to worries about Europe. 

  • A trader at the New York Stock Exchange.

    "The recent market collapse has once again rewarded the short sellers," says the head of a website that tracks daily short movements. "Short selling is back."

  • Scenes from the E3 Expo

    Los Angeles is under siege, with as many as 45,000 video game industry insiders and onlookers descending upon the Los Angeles Convention Center for E3—one of the loudest, glitziest—and sometimes gaudiest—trade shows of any industry.

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    Sales of software titles are down 8 percent year to date—a shortfall of more than $200 million, according to the most recent numbers from the NPD Group, which tracks video game purchases.

  • Just when you thought Google was winning the Cool War, they go and get all Bing-y with it. Why, Google. WHY?

  • America must ramp up its investment in energy research and science, Xerox Chairman and CEO Ursula Burns told CNBC Thursday, her comments coming on the heels of a new plan for energy innovation released this morning by a group of the country’s top business leaders.

  • Cash is only good when it's being used to create wealth. Microsoft's management appears more interested in being bond traders than in running a tech company.

  • If Google's famously sparse home page is too plain for you, the company is giving you some more options.

  • Apple Store

    U.S. antitrust regulators plan to investigate whether Apple is unfairly restricting rivals such as Google and Microsoft in the market for advertisements carried on the iPhone, iPad and iPod, the FT reported citing people familiar with the move.