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    Streaming movies are coming to the PlayStation 3. Netflix (NFLX) and Sony (SNE) on Monday announced a partnership that will let owners of the gaming system instantly watch roughly 17,000 movies and TV shows.

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    Since 1996, Microsoft has been writing operating systems for little computers to carry in your pocket. It was a lonely business until the company’s perennial rival, Apple, introduced the Web-browsing, music-playing iPhone. But now that smartphones are popular, Microsoft’s operating system, Windows Mobile, is foundering.

  • Stocks advanced Monday, helped by an upbeat economic report and a couple of earnings beats.

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    We've seen these tales of two companies before: one competitor begins pulling away from another, and like a raging brush fire, generates its own momentum, makes its own wind, and just keeps growing. And growing. Devouring everything in its path.

  • A trader at the New York Stock Exchange.

    "I'd say it's buyers' fatigue that's set in," says one pro. "The stock market seemed to be going up on bad news for a certain period, and now we have what's perceived as good news...but it seems the market's got it fully priced in."

  • On a mostly negative week for the markets, where tech outperformed and the NASDAQ 100 was the only major index positive for the week, the Dow finishes in the red to close below the 10,000-mark on Friday.

  • Stocks relinquished earlier gains Friday as investors began to lock in some profits after an earnings-fueled rally this week.

  • Stocks slipped on Friday with the Dow closing below the psychologically important 10,000 mark after a stronger dollar hit commodity prices and dragged down the energy names.

  • A trader at the New York Stock Exchange.

    A cursory look at quarterly earnings suggests corporate America is regaining its foothold. But a look at the stock market's reaction indicates otherwise.

  • So far in today's trading session, a total of 34 stocks in the S&P 500 reached new 52-week highs.  Here is a look at those companies.

  • Tech giants Amazon.com, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and Apple reported earnings in the last week, each posting stronger than expected results. Does this signal the beginning of a recovery—and will tech stocks continue to rise? Gene Munster at Piper Jaffray and Dan Morgan at Synovus Securities shared their insights.

  • Stocks relinquished earlier gains Friday as investors began to lock in some profits after an earnings-fueled rally this week.

  • Is Friday's sell-off simply profit taking or are we heading into a period of weakness? What's your market 'tell'?

  • As US corporations continue to report better than expected earnings for Q3, it's hard not to be upbeat and positive on the outlook for the stock market.

  • Decent September existing home sales, good comments from Microsoft, almost all companies beating earnings expectations...and the market droops. What's up?

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    This has been a fascinating week for Apple and Microsoft. Both have been mired in a pitched battle with each other for decades, but I can't remember a week like this one, with so much news, so much excitement, so much meat on the bone for both company's stories.

  • Tech stocks shot out of the gate Friday after Microsoft and Amazon blew past earnings expectations. The Dow was up a few points at the start but the tech-heavy Nasdaq jumped 1 percent as Microsoft gained 10 percent and Amazon soared 20 percent.

  • Futures up slightly as Microsoft reported earnings a bit better than expected.

  • Over 40 an unemployed? Here are the six best job-hunting tips for executives, including how to shave 10 years off of your image and why your current job search isn't working. Sorry, sir. Someone had to tell you.

  • A late Thursday rally puts Wall Street on pace to chalk up its third consecutive week of gains, but as always, the positive momentum is subject to the whims of earnings and economic numbers once again this morning.