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  • Stocks Surrender Gains as Worried Investors Bail Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | 2:08 PM ET

    The stock rally triggered by the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac fizzled within the first half hour of trading as Wall Street wonders if it will be enough to settle the turbulent housing market.

  • Traders Keep Shorting Financials Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | 11:23 AM ET

    Futures were up pre-open, we started strong...and then faded away. It is not a good sign that financials--the very group that was supposed to be helped by the Fannie/Freddie news--are flat to down.

  • Rally Fizzles as Fannie, Freddie Gains Fade Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | 11:20 AM ET

    The stock rally triggered by the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac fizzled within the first half hour of trading as Wall Street wonders if it will be enough to settle the turbulent housing market.

  • Preview: This Week's Tech Earnings Bonanza Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | 9:54 AM ET

    Alcoa may have kicked off earnings season last week, but this week, the biggest names in the tech sector take center stage: Intel and IBM tomorrow: eBay Wednesday; Microsoft and Google on Thursday.

  • Microsoft, Icahn Offered Yahoo Improved Revenue Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | 9:33 AM ET
    Yahoo

    Microsoft and billionaire investor Carl Icahn's joint proposal for Yahoo , which was rejected on Saturday, included improved revenue guarantees from search advertising, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

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  • Yahoo Again Spurns a Microsoft Offer Sunday, 13 Jul 2008 | 10:39 AM ET

    Yahoo said Saturday night that it had rejected a renewed proposal by Microsoft, together with the activist investor Carl C. Icahn, to buy the Internet company’s search business.

  • Game Plan: What to do with Fannie and Freddie Friday, 11 Jul 2008 | 6:37 PM ET

    Also, how to play next week's busy schedule of earnings.

  • Strategist Sticks with Tech Picks Friday, 11 Jul 2008 | 4:21 PM ET

    Peter Misek at Canaccord Adams says “tech -- both in growth and earnings are going to look pretty good."

  • Murdoch: News Corp, Yahoo Tie-Up Very Unlikely Friday, 11 Jul 2008 | 4:39 AM ET
    Rupert Murdoch

    News Corp's Rupert Murdoch said it was "very unlikely" his company would be involved in any Yahoo transaction and said Yahoo and Microsoft would not end up with any deal.

  • Microsoft to Cut Price of Xbox 360 to $299 Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 9:49 PM ET
    Xbox 360

    Microsoft is set to cut the price of its best-selling Xbox 360 Pro model to $299 from $349, a source briefed on the matter said on Friday.

  • 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.