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  • Microsoft Ends Courtship Sunday, 4 May 2008 | 9:13 AM ET

    A flurry of last-minute talks between the heads of the  companies preceded Microsoft's decision  to end its bid for Yahoo.

  • Timeline of a Busted Deal Saturday, 3 May 2008 | 11:41 PM ET

    A chronology of events leading to Microsoft's  decision to abandon its offer for Web search and advertising competitor Yahoo:

  • Microsoft Withdraws Offer to Acquire Yahoo Saturday, 3 May 2008 | 11:40 PM ET

    "We continue to believe that our proposed acquisition made sense for Microsoft, Yahoo! and the market as a whole," said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

  • Ballmer's 'Goodbye' Letter to Yahoo's Yang Saturday, 3 May 2008 | 9:07 PM ET

    The following is the letter sent by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang

  • Your First Move For Monday May 5th Friday, 2 May 2008 | 7:05 PM ET

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

  • Microsoft Raises Yahoo Bid As Merger Talks Heat Up Friday, 2 May 2008 | 6:30 PM ET

    Microsoft, hoping to salvage a takeover of Yahoo, has reluctantly agreed to boost its offer to about $33 a share in cash and stock from $31, though Yahoo is holding out for $37, sources have told CNBC.

  • What Should Buffett Buy? Friday, 2 May 2008 | 6:24 PM ET

    Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting on Saturday puts Warren Buffett center stage for the third time this week. With more than $40 billion in cash, where will the Oracle of Omaha turn next?

  • First 3 Week Advance Since October Friday, 2 May 2008 | 6:12 PM ET

    The Dow finished a strong week only marginally higher as enthusiasm over a stronger-than-expected jobs report dissipated. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • 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. 

  • Stellar Week for Stocks; Buzz Boosts Yahoo Friday, 2 May 2008 | 5:20 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed as profit-taking, oil's resurgence and downgrades on Sun put a lid on the post-jobs report rally.

  • Apple iPhone

    BusinessWeek is finally subscribing to the thought process I, and others who follow Apple, put forth months ago: that as Apple opens development for the iPhone, and more enterprises start adopting it as a worthwhile alternative to the BlackBerry from Research in Motion, it stands to reason that more companies may also lean toward the Mac as well.

  • Stop Trading!: Don't Bother with Micro-Hoo Friday, 2 May 2008 | 3:09 PM ET

    The potential merger isn't worth gauging, Cramer says. Instead, focus on "new tech" stocks. Also, his thoughts on ag.

  • Strategist: Get Bullish on Equities (Pt. 2) Friday, 2 May 2008 | 2:36 PM ET

    The chief investment officer of Philadelphia Trust Co. finds special encouragement in this week's positive news about consumer spending, and the smaller-than-expected decline in jobs.

  • Strategist: Get Bullish on Equities (Pt. 1) Friday, 2 May 2008 | 2:35 PM ET

    The chief investment officer of Philadelphia Trust Co. finds special encouragement in this week's positive news about consumer spending, and the smaller-than-expected decline in jobs.

  • Investors Take Profits; Sun Goes Down Friday, 2 May 2008 | 1:26 PM ET

    Stocks pulled back after rallying on better-than-expected April jobs report.

  • Wall Street Cheers April Jobs Report Friday, 2 May 2008 | 10:02 AM ET

    Stock index futures hovered around the unchanged mark Friday as investors waited for the latest employment numbers.

  • Microsoft Poised to Detail Next Moves on Yahoo Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 9:29 PM ET
    Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said on Thursday that walking away from a deal with Yahoo remained one of "three big options" the company is weighing and to expect an announcement shortly.

  • A Yahoo-Google Ad Deal? Easily Undone Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 8:17 PM ET

    Sure, Yahoo can do an ad deal with Google, but it still doesn't eclipse the offer from Microsoft.

  • Fast Message - We Answer Your Questions Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 6:58 PM ET

    Zach writes, “What do you think has been priced into Microsoft in the past 2-3 months? Are they already pricing in them getting Yahoo! or not..."

  • Dow Closes Above 13000 as Oil Recedes Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 5:24 PM ET

    Stocks continued to rally, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average past 13,000.