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  • Five years ago today, Google sold shares to the public for the first time. Since then, its stock has risen almost 400 percent. So is Google still worth buying? Heath Terry, senior VP in internet and entertainment software sector at FBR Capital Markets and Michael Farr, president of Farr, Miller & Washington shared their insights.

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    Five years ago today, Larry Page's and Sergey Brin's dorm room project Google was reborn as a publicly traded company, going out at what was then a jaw-dropping $85 a share in that unusual Dutch auction, closing that first day of trading at $108 and change.

  • Compared to an average short interest of 2.2% for all Dow components, bets against these three companies stand at around 8%.

  • HP

    Hewlett-Packard needed to wow Wall Street and the company delivered the goods tonight, beating the Street by a penny a share with 91 cents on better than expected revenue of $27.45 billion against the $27.3 billion consensus.

  • It’s going to be one of the worst back-to-school selling seasons for the PC makers, said Paul Kedrosky, consulting strategist at Ten Asset Management and Gene Munster, senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray. They shared their views for the technology market and discussed where investors should be looking.

  • HP

    When Hewlett-Packard reports its earnings after the bell tonight, it should go a long way toward keeping the optimism alive in the tech sector.

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

  • If stocks are about to correct significantly, it's probably a smart time to make a shopping list. What are the Fast Money traders looking to buy at lower prices?

  • Dan Deighan, founder of Deighan Financial Advisors, and Rob Stein, managing partner at Astor Asset Management, explained their positions on the economy and shared their market outlooks.

  • China Retail

    The back-to-school shopping season has begun and although spending is expected to decrease in most categories, industry analysts anticipate seeing growth in PCs and consumer electronics.

  • The Consumer Price Index was unchanged for the month of July from June, while the core CPI rate, excluding energy and food, rose 0.1%. On a year-over-year basis, consumer prices were down 2.1%, marking their sharpest decline since 1950.

  • Wii

    Video game sales continued their downward spiral in July, the fifth consecutive month of declines in an industry many have referred to as “recession resistant.”

  • I'm looking at a spate of market research over the past few days, and when it comes to consumer electronics, it seems like some key companies might be on the verge of a break-out holiday shopping season.

  • A U.S. federal court's ruling in a patent infringement case could threaten sales of Microsoft's word processing application. A Texas district court ruled in favor of software firm i4i Ltd. and filed an injunction to stop sales of the 2003 and 2007 versions of Word.

  • Diversity in the workplace

    While it is great to feel needed and knowledgeable, we do a disservice to our people and to our businesses if we don’t focus specifically on making our employees 'Problem Solvers.'

  • We’re going to have a couple of “very good quarters” and the stimulus is going to keep going all throughout 2010, said Jim Awad, managing director at Zephyr Management.

  • Palin XBox

    It was the talk of the web. Even the Atlantic weighed in. Somebody claiming to have a Microsoft Xbox360 autographed by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin two days before she left office put it up for auction on Ebay...for $1.1 million.

  • The Federal Reserve said on Wednesday it will extend the duration of a program to buy long-term government securities, and said the economy was showing signs of leveling out after 20 months of recession. Ken Volpert, portfolio manager at Vanguard Funds, and William Gross, co-CIO and founder of Pimco, shared their insights on the Fed’s decision.

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    Stocks advanced on Wednesday as investors got some much-needed good news on the economy, including a report that showed existing-home sales—and home prices—have started to rise. Mortgage applications fell 3.5 percent, however, as rising mortgage rates depressed refinancing demand. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • With market-moving news happening late in the trading day, has the opportunity passed to make profitable plays on Fed announcements and treasury auctions?