U.S. stocks closed about 1 percent higher as investors cheered some recovery in oil prices, amid mixed earnings and the beginning of the Fed meeting.» Read More
With the exit of Citigroup and GM from the Dow, new comers Cisco and Travelers bring some heft back into the index. As of Monday's close, the price weighted index is taking out $4.44 (combined price of Citi and GM) and adding in $61.41 (CSCO + TRV). Here's how this change will impact the weight of the remaining 28 stocks of the Dow.
Microsoft debuted a number of new partnerships and gave the world its first look at Project Natal, a new motion-sensing camera that allows players to control on screen action without any handheld controller.
Stocks soared Monday as investors were encouraged by economic reports out of China and the U.S. and breathed a sigh of relief that General Motors finally filed for bankruptcy protection.
Microsoft and Facebook's partnership goes beyond advertising, now bringing the social network into the gaming console, and info from XBox into Facebook.
Stocks advanced Monday as investors were encouraged by economic reports out of China and the U.S. and shrugged off the General Motors bankruptcy filing.
Microsoft just announced the technology it hopes will drive the next generation of video game growth.
Microsoft kicked of this year's E3 convention with a glitzy, star-studded press briefing. Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney turned out to celebrate the debut of the Beatles Rock Band video game. Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison even came out to show their support.
With the General Motors filing for bankruptcy today, that left a vacancy in one of the most exclusive and prestigious clubs in all of finance. And I would have made the case that Apple Inc. ought to fill GM's slot on the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
On a week dominated by GM, a weak dollar, and a rally in the commodities complex, the US markets rallied on Friday, to finish May in positive territory.
Stocks wobbled on Friday as investors were encouraged by a jump in consumer sentiment and a less-bad GDP report, but still remained jittery. Consumer sentiment improved in May to its highest level since last September as expectations for the future surged, but worries about current conditions persisted. Experts weighed in on the these topics and more…
There will be reasonable economic recovery next year — and small caps will be the leaders, said Chuck Royce, portfolio manager at Royce Funds.
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NOT SEEN ON T.V.: David Pogue of the New York Times takes us behind the personal computing phenomenon.
Make no mistake, business gets done at the Electronic Entertainment Expo – lots of it – but since it serves as the industry’s rallying point for fans and the general public, the fun factor is given a massive dose of steroids. This year’s extravaganza runs June 2 through 4.
Superhero games on the whole have a pretty sorry history in the video game world. Batman, in particular, has had to endure some really crappy titles bearing his name. That inauspicious streak could end with "Arkham Asylum," though.
The game is a standalone expansion, and will certainly be shorter than previous "Halo" installments. Exact length of play and pricing hasn’t been determined, but Bungie has been quoted as saying they don’t view "ODST" as a $60 title.
Blending action and racing, the game pits you against a collection of stunt drivers and racers in a reality TV competition. The plot of the game, though, is fairly irrelevant. The fun lies in driving at insane speeds and wreaking havoc.
Before my interview today with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, he glared at me when I told him what Yahoo's CEO Carol Bartz had to say about a potential partnership: I can't react to an offer or a deal when there's no offer or deal to react to, she said. Sometimes silence speaks volumes.
When Carol Bartz took over as CEO a few months ago, I like everyone else was intrigued about how she would turn this struggling company around. I got my chance with Bartz in her first TV interview since taking the Yahoo job, and what I got was a decidedly aggressive, straight-talkin', honest, sharp executive, firmly in charge, with a vision and the methods to make it happen. In short, I got exactly what Yahoo hasn't been, but has so desperately needed.
Is Googling about to become as dated as 8-track tapes, New Coke and Molly Ringwald?