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  • Week Ahead: Challenging -- At The Least Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 7:34 PM ET

    A double helping of economic data and first-quarter earnings reports will flood the zone next week, but it's the corporate earnings that will drive stocks and give a better picture of where the economy is going. If GE's bombshell earnings miss is an indicator, the news will be as nasty as traders expect.

  • Trade Tomorrow: Earnings Floodgates Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 6:32 PM ET

    The floodgates of earnings are about to open. Get all your trades right here!

  • For the week ending Friday, April 11, 2008 the US Markets ended the week in negative territory. There was not a lot of movement in the markets for most of the week, as the major indices traded on a mix of news including same store sales, record highs in oil, flight cancellations from major airlines, and disappointing first quarter results from Alcoa (AA). The markets tumbled on Friday on General Electric's (GE) disappointing earnings.

  • Stocks Stagger After GE Earnings Jolt Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 2:44 PM ET

    Stock fell sharply Friday after General Electric missed earnings expectations, consumer confidence hit a 26-year low and U.S. import prices rose more than expected.

  • Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Yahoo's board is meeting by conference call Friday afternoon and the big topic of course, is Microsoft's $42.2 billion dollar bid. The clock is ticking. Microsoft's Steve Ballmer threatened to stage a proxy fight to get the acquisition if the board doesn't take the bid, which it rejected as too low.

  • Stocks Stagger After GE Earnings Jolt Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 12:14 PM ET

    Stock fell sharply Friday after General Electric missed earnings expectations, consumer confidence hit a 26-year low and U.S. import prices rose more than expected.

  • Time Warner And News Corp: Why They Want Yahoo, Too Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 10:37 AM ET

    The battle over Yahoo is creating a feeding frenzy among the media and Internet giants. Nearly two months after Microsoft made its $44.6 billion dollar bid for Yahoo, Yahoo is considering partnering with AOL while outsourcing search ad sales with Google to counter the Microsoft bid.

  • Microsoft Says It Made Fair Offer to Yahoo Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 8:09 AM ET
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    Microsoft believes it has made a fair offer to acquire Yahoo and is committed to bolstering its digital advertising capabilities irrespective of the outcome, its chief operating officer said.

  • Tech & Wal-Mart Push Stocks Higher Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 6:22 PM ET

    The Dow rose Thursday after the semiconductor sector received an upgrade and Wal-Mart reported higher sales for March. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Dow, S&P Snap Losing Streak, Helped by Techs Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 4:59 PM ET

    The Dow and S&P 500 snapped a two-day losing streak Thursday, led by technology stocks after an upgrade on the chip sector.

  • Intel, Wal-Mart Help Boost Stocks Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 3:02 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Thursday, helped by an upgrade on the chip sector and increased forecasts from two Dow components.

  • Microsoft Seen Winning as Big Media Circles Yahoo Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 2:26 PM ET
    Exterior view of Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.

    Yahoo may have played its top two cards by pulling out possible deals with AOL and Google, but it does not seem to have changed Wall Street's view that Microsoft will eventually win the takeover battle.

  • Stocks Are Mixed After Paulson Remarks Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 11:10 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Thursday after a better-than-expected report on jobless claims, and raised outlooks from Dow components DuPont and Wal-Mart.

  • Desperate Times, Desperate Measures Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 11:09 PM ET
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    Yahoo is apparently the belle of the ball if you believe the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, both with stories tonight that competing bids will surface Thursday from News Corp. and Time Warner -- Are you kidding me?

  • Market Insider/Thursday Look Ahead Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 10:51 PM ET

    Like an early warning system, retailers Thursday could reveal how much pain the consumer has been feeling from rising energy costs and the slowing economy.

  • Microsoft Talks with News Corp About Joint Yahoo Bid Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 10:22 PM ET
    Exterior view of Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.

    Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation is in talks with Microsoft about joining in its contested bid for Yahoo, the New York Times reports.

  • Yahoo, AOL Close to Tie-Up Deal, to Test Google Ads Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 9:12 PM ET
    Exterior view of Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.

    Yahoo and Time Warner's AOL are closing in on a deal to combine their Internet operations, a move that could thwart Microsoft's effort to acquire Yahoo, the Wall Street Journal reports. 

  • Oil Hits Record; Stocks Fall Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 6:15 PM ET

    Also, Boeing's 'dream' stays alive, Yahoo and Google's new ad deal and more.

  • Yahoo to Test Google Ads; Antitrust Panel Takes Note Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 5:48 PM ET
    Exterior view of Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.

    Yahoo is turning over some of its advertising space to Internet search leader Google as part of a two-week test that could lead to a broader partnership.

  • Stocks Close Lower After UPS Outlook; Oil Surges Wednesday, 9 Apr 2008 | 4:51 PM ET

    U.S. stocks closed lower Wednesday after UPS projected an earnings shortfall and oil prices surged.

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