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  • Best In Breed: Tech Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 6:39 PM ET

    If your technology stock picking has you and your portfolio in the dog house then it might be time to go best of breed.

  • Cisco Shares Dive on Economy Worries, Downgrade Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 2:31 PM ET

    Shares of Cisco Systems fell 5 percent on Wednesday after CEO John Chambers told Reuters many of his customers see the economy picking up early next year rather than later this year.

  • Will Yahoo Shareholders Accept Less From Microsoft? Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 12:09 PM ET

    Will Yahoo eventually get sold to Microsoft? And if so, for how much? The emerging consensus at the annual Sun Valley retreata is that Yahoo shareholders may be prepared to take even less than the $33 per share previously proposed by Microsoft, the New York Times reports.

  • Apple App Store Could Rival iTunes As Revenue Source Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | 9:49 AM ET

    Let me focus on something that deserves a lot more attention: the upcoming Apple App Store, a new online Apple store that will post and sell third party software applications. And, if you believe iPhone's sales projections in the coming years, App could match or rival iTunes as a revenue stream down the road.

  • This event has sparked some of the biggest media deals, from Google's acquisition of YouTube to the Disney-CapCities merger in 1996. This year there's no avoiding the fact that the economy is in a downturn and the credit markets are tight, but it's not keeping the big names from rolling in.

  • Banks, Techs Lead Rally; Oil Falls by $5 a Barrel Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 5:19 PM ET

    It was another wild trading day of ups and downs but stocks ran to the finish line and pulled off a decent gain as oil dropped more than $5 a barrel.

  • Stocks Tick Higher in Volatile Session Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 3:49 PM ET

    Stocks wavered in another volatile trading session Tuesday as existing-home sales fell more than expected, oil dropped $5 and Alcoa dragged on the Dow. Comments from Bernanke and a $2 drop in oil prices offered the market some support.

  • Stocks Sway as Oil Retreats, Alcoa Skids Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 2:35 PM ET

    Stocks wavered in another volatile trading session Tuesday as existing-home sales fell more than expected, oil dropped $5 and Alcoa dragged on the Dow. Comments from Bernanke and a $2 drop in oil prices offered the market some support.

  • VMware CEO Replaced, Rev Forecast Cut; Shares Fall Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 11:12 AM ET

    Business software maker VMware said it replaced its chief executive and cut its 2008 revenue growth forecast, sending its shares tumbling 25 percent.

  • Stocks Waver as Home Sales Drop; Alcoa Skids Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 10:49 AM ET

    Stocks wobbled Tuesday after a report showed existing-home sales fell more than expected in May. Comments from Bernanke and a $2 drop in oil prices offered the market some support.

  • Square Enix Launches its First iPod Game Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 5:45 AM ET

    Japanese videogame maker Square Enix said on Tuesday it had launched its first game for Apple’s iPod, broadening its target hardware to the top-selling media player.

  • On The Brink Of A Bear Market Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 5:52 PM ET

    The S&P 500 finished within 1 point of the level that would confirm it is in a bear market. The Dow and Nasdaq are already trading in bear territory. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Microsoft Backs Icahn Bid to Oust Yahoo Board Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 5:43 PM ET

    Microsoft threw its weight behind investor Carl Icahn's effort to dump Yahoo's board, saying Monday that a successful shareholder rebellion would encourage the software maker to renew its bid to buy Yahoo's Internet search engine or possibly the entire company.

  • Stocks Land Lower to Close Wild Trading Day Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 4:08 PM ET

    Stocks whipped back to positive territory on a seesaw day for Wall Street, which was dominated by a large dumping of financial shares and a drop in oil that staggered large energy producers.

  • Deal Between Yahoo, AOL Unlikely Before August Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 3:44 PM ET

    A potential deal between Yahoo and Time Warner's AOL division is unlikely before Yahoo's annual meeting on Aug. 1, a person familiar with the negotiations said Monday.

  • Microsoft said Monday it would be willing to reopen talks to buy all or part of Yahoo!, but only if a new...

  • Google, Zen Master of the Market Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 10:26 AM ET

    In the early years of the 21st century, Google is the company prompting a rethinking of assumptions on what technological monopoly might mean, the New York Times reports.

  • Wall Street Beats Back Bears; Yahoo Gains 10% Monday, 7 Jul 2008 | 10:12 AM ET

    Stocks moved out of bear territory Monday as oil retreated more than $4 a barrel, easing inflation fears, and technology got a boost from two of its largest companies.

  • The plot thickens, the noose tightens, and when it comes to Yahoo and Microsoft, the "Little Merger That Couldn't," shareholders this morning, trying to climb this hill, are probably saying "I think 'I-cahn, I think 'I-cahn.'"

  • During the short holiday week, volatility ruled the markets, impacted by record oil prices, economic data, the auto industry and financials.  How did the markets stack up?