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  • Microsoft, Yahoo Enter New Talks: WSJ Sunday, 18 May 2008 | 5:14 PM ET

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft Corp.   is considering an agreement with Yahoo Inc.  and opened up the possibility that it would consider buying the Internet company. In a statement, Microsoft that it is “is considering and has raised

  • Your First Move For Monday May 19th Friday, 16 May 2008 | 7:12 PM ET

    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • Stocks Mount Modest Comeback Friday, 16 May 2008 | 6:23 PM ET

    Fast Money takes Chicago just as commodities have a breakout week with oil hitting a new high and raw materials making a resurgence. Find out how to trade it all here.

  • Video Game Downloads Could Reinvent the Industry Friday, 16 May 2008 | 5:14 PM ET

    Rather than having to pitch a video game idea and hope for funding, developers and skilled hobbyists can now create the game they want on the side—then let the market dictate whether their idea had merit.

  • For the week ending Friday, May 16, 2008, the U.S. Equity Markets ended the week up with all of the major indices up ~2% or more as stocks gained from M&A news, easing inflation worries, and strong earnings results.  Oil and gasoline continued to hit new record highs as the dollar declined against major currencies.

  • Could Icahn Push Microsoft To Pursue Yahoo Again? Friday, 16 May 2008 | 11:34 AM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Two weeks after Microsoft abandoned its pursuit of Yahoo, a proxy fight launched by activist investor Carl Icahn has put Microsoft in the driver's seat.

  • Yahoo's Response to Icahn Friday, 16 May 2008 | 8:49 AM ET
    Carl Icahn

    My take on the Yahoo response to Icahn's letter, for what it's worth ...

  • Key Hedge Fund Betting on Microsoft-Yahoo Merger Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 7:31 PM ET

    Paulson & Co., the hedge fund that raked in billions of dollars over the last year in betting on the subprime credit meltdown, has built up a stake of about 50 million shares in Yahoo. Meanwhile, Yahoo has rebuffed investor Carl Icahn's plan to nominate board members to the Internet pioneer.

  • Dow Jumps 94; Nasdaq Up 1.5% Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 6:26 PM ET

    The Dow made double digit gains Thursday as a battle to control Yahoo boosted the technology sector and a pullback in oil eased concerns about inflation. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Stocks Rally to the Finish Line; Techs Lead Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 4:38 PM ET

    Stocks rallied for a second day Thursday as traders found cause for optimism and technology stocks blazed the trail.

  • Yahoo And Icahn: If It Thought Microsoft Was Bad... Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 11:26 AM ET
    Yahoo

    It's official: Carl Icahn is stirring up the pot in big way when it comes to Yahoo's uncertain future, launching a proxy war, putting forward his own slate of directors, and pulling no punches when it comes to skewering existing management.

  • Icahn Forms Slate to Take on Yahoo Board Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 10:10 AM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Carl Icahn launched a proxy battle to force Yahoo to reopen buyout talks with Microsoft, the billionaire investor said in a letter to the Internet company Thursday.

  • Icahn Moving Ahead with Proxy Battle for Yahoo Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 6:15 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has elected to move ahead with plans to run a dissident board slate at Yahoo, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

  • Yahoo Side Of Microsoft Offer: Revisionist History? Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 3:07 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    With the deadline looming for investors to nominate a competing slate to Yahoo's existing board of directors--and Carl Icahn itching for a boardroom battle of his own for the stumbling internet brand--there are some interesting developments on Yahoo's own recollection of how and why negotiations with Microsoft broke down.

  • Yahoo Leads Nasdaq Higher Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 5:44 PM ET

    Carl Icahn and a possible proxy fight with Yahoo, the CEO of Liz Claiborne on the status of their turnaround and after hours action from Whole Foods, Applied Materials and more.

  • K&C Quotables Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 4:39 PM ET

    Some notable quotes from last night's Kudlow & Company: Overcoming the Obama Effect The only way you overcome the Obama effect is not with atmospherics—he’s going to outdo you on eloquence and that kind of thing. The only way you can do it is with substance.

  • HP's One-Two "Punch" With Earnings And EDS Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 3:37 PM ET
    Hewlett-Packard's headquarters in Palo Alto, California.

    Talk about a busy couple of days for HP: yesterday, news begins trickling out that a $13 billion deal between HP and Electronic Data Systems. Shares are halted, speculation begins, a statement from HP confirms the talks, the deal is announced this morning, investors wonder whether IBM will face competition in its bread-and-butter business, and oh yeah, HP also pre-releases earnings.

  • Yahoo Escapes Ironhorse Grip; For Now Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 3:36 PM ET

    Vocal Yahoo dissident shareholder Eric Jackson has decided not to run a competing slate of directors to replace Yahoo's board.

  • 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?"