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  • Icahn May Launch Proxy Fight with Yahoo Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 2:42 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is considering launching a proxy fight at Yahoo, according to people who have spoken with Icahn.

  • Stocks Rebound From Last Week's Drop Monday, 12 May 2008 | 6:15 PM ET

    Stocks got off to a good start Monday with the Dow making triple digit gains for the week. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • RIM's BlackBerry Bold Is Something To Behold Monday, 12 May 2008 | 11:02 AM ET

    It's here! Or almost here. It's the new Research in Motion BlackBerry 9000 Bold, and what a bold step this is. It's been a year since RIM released an update, and during that time, just about every spotlight has turned to the iPhone from Apple with so many experts ceding the market to the upstart touch-screen wonder.

  • For the week ending Friday, May 9, 2008, the U.S. Markets were negative for the week, with the Dow falling more than 200 points on Wednesday, making it the biggest point drop since 4/11/08. 

  • Oil Hits Record, Dow Drops Friday, 9 May 2008 | 6:15 PM ET

    The Dow faded under the weight of crude oil which surged past $125 per barrel Friday. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Disney Teams with Microsoft, HP on 'Dream Home' Friday, 9 May 2008 | 5:41 PM ET

    Back in 1957, Disneyland opened up a Jetsons-esque "Home of the Future" featuring all sorts of far-out gadgets like microwaves (!) and giant TVs (!). Some of them became realities in every American home. Others, like the floating furniture, well... Now, Disney is taking a whole new approach to the idea. I got a sneak peak at Disneyland's "Innoventions Dream Home," which opens in Tomorrowland on June 16.

  • The relentless upward march of oil prices dominated the business headlines through the week, but there were other developments to inspire the traders, analysts, and fund managers who offered their suggestions to investors on CNBC.

  • Google's Back! (Did It Ever Leave?) Friday, 9 May 2008 | 11:40 AM ET
    How Google Got its Groove Back

    A funny thing has been happening to Google lately. Have you noticed? It's going up! And I'm not talking about the one-day pop it got from those surprisingly good earnings. I'm talking about the day to day creep-up, the steady momentum. The parallels to Apple are pretty striking.

  • Google Sees Hope for Long-Term Ad Deal with Yahoo Friday, 9 May 2008 | 10:08 AM ET

    Google's top executives expressed hope that the Internet search leader will be able to form a potentially lucrative advertising partnership with Yahoo -- a deal that would lower the odds of Microsoft renewing its attempts to buy Yahoo.

  • Play The Sectors That Pay Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 4:13 PM ET

    Muscular retail sales figures encouraged traders -- as the dollar slips again and crude oil continues to soar. How should investors read these ostensibly contradictory signs? Erik Ristuben of Russell Investment Group and Holly Isdale of Lehman Brothers offered their sector insights to CNBC.

  • News Corp.'s headquarters in New York.

    News Corp. is benefiting from its global diversity and a strong TV business, and it doesn't seem to be hurt by the U.S. economy's downturn. And now, investors are saying the stock is undervalued.

  • Wii Makes Yamauchi Japan's Richest: Forbes Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 6:56 AM ET

    Soaring sales of Nintendo's Wii game machine have made former Nintendo chairman Hiroshi Yamauchi Japan's richest man, worth $7.8 billion, Forbes magazine said in its annual rankings.

  • Microsoft: No Plans for Another Bid for Yahoo Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 6:07 AM ET
    Microsoft

    Microsoft has no plans to make another approach for Yahoo after it pulled its $47.5 billion bid earlier this month, Microsoft's Chief Research and Strategy Officer Craig Mundie said on Thursday.

  • Softbank Quarterly Profit Falls 13 Percent Thursday, 8 May 2008 | 4:53 AM ET

    Japanese telecoms and Internet group Softbank posted a worse-than-expected 13 percent fall in quarterly operating profit on Thursday, as its marketing costs ballooned on efforts to win new subscribers.

  • Gaga for Google Again Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 6:01 PM ET

    As the stock rallies ahead of Thursday’s annual meeting, could it be that Google is actually the big winner in the MicroHoo debacle?

  • Financials Lead Stock Sell-Off; Oil Tops $123 Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 4:47 PM ET

    Stocks declined as soaring oil prices triggered concerns about inflation and consumer spending.

  • Microsoft's About Face With Facebook--Is It In Writing? Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 2:34 PM ET

    On Monday, the first day of our on-air coverage following the collapse of the Microsoft/Yahoo negotiations, we were rife with speculation about what, if anything, Microsoft might do next. We talked about every possibility: News Corp. and Microsoft blending their online businesses with Microsoft relying heavily on the MySpace property;

  • Microsoft Sends Out Feelers to Facebook: WSJ Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 1:06 PM ET

    Microsoft is gauging Facebook's interest in a possible acquisition after the software giant's failed takeover attempt of Yahoo, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

  • 'Grand Theft Auto' First Week Sales Top $500 Million Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 8:22 AM ET

    Take-Two Interactive Software scored more than $500 million in global sales of criminal action game "Grand Theft Auto 4" in its first week, marking what it said Wednesday is one of the most lucrative entertainment events in history.

  • Alibaba Erases Gains, Hit by Growth Concerns Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 2:01 AM ET

    Shares in China's top e-commerce firm, Alibaba.com, erased early gains to fall 2 percent on Wednesday as concern over its premium customer growth and the impact of a slowing globaleconomy offset enthusiasm over its forecast-beating quarterly results.