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  • 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.

  • Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    A reprieve of sorts for Yahoo! today with widespread reports that an apparent decision on Microsoft's next step in its unsolicited bid for the online leader was supposed to come at 4 pm EDT.

  • Financials, Techs Lead Rally; Oil Recedes Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 3:08 PM ET

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

  • Buffett Meeting to Draw Biggest Crowd Ever Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 2:09 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett will be the center of attention on Saturday at the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting.

  • Tech Stocks Gain; Exxon Slides Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 11:49 AM ET

    The Dow industrials tilted higher Thursday after a better-than-expected reading on U.S. manufacturing activity. The Nasdaq moved solidly higher, however, as big-name tech stocks continued to draw interest.

  • Exxon Drags on Dow; Techs Advance Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 10:18 AM ET

    The Dow industrials wobbled Thursday as a rise in jobless claims rattled a few cages ahead of tomorrow's jobs report and ExxonMobil's $10.9 billion quarterly profit was -- wait for it -- a disappointment.  The Nasdaq moved solidly higher, however, as big-name tech stocks continued to draw interest.

  • Microsoft's Board Fails to Decide on Yahoo: WSJ Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 4:56 AM ET

    Microsoft's board met Wednesday to discuss its stand-off with Yahoo Inc  over its $41.8 billion takeover bid, but failed to reach a decision on what to do next, according to a Wall  Street Journal report.

  • Stay In May? Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 6:17 PM ET

    You’ve probably heard the expression, sell in May and go away! But if you do it this year, could you end up missing the best stock market summer party, ever?

  • Investors Second Guess Fed Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 6:09 PM ET

    A triple digit rally dissolves after the Fed cuts rates as expected, a Microsoft announcement on Yahoo appears imminent, and GM shares surge. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Exclusive Interview With Google's Eric Schmidt Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 1:58 PM ET
    Google Headquarters

    In a wide-ranging interview, Google CEO Eric Schmidt discusses Google's growth, the US slowdown, the possibility of a Microsoft acquisition of Yahoo!, online advertising growth rates, and Google's stock.

  • Tech Gains Boost Nasdaq; Airlines Rise Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 5:04 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed in thin trading Tuesday as the tide turned in technology's favor. Airline stocks rose as oil prices receded. Merck skidded after an FDA rejection.

  • Yahoo Investors See Imminent Microsoft Proxy Fight Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 3:53 PM ET

    Shares of Yahoo recovered from a Tuesday morning drop as investors speculated that Microsoft will launch a proxy fight for the Web search and advertising giant on Wednesday, CNBC has learned.

  • Grand Theft Auto: More Sex, More Sales? Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 7:30 AM ET
    Grand Theft Auto IV on Sale

    "Grand Theft Auto 4" went on sale Tuesday, with fans lining up at midnight to grab the first copies of the criminal action game hailed as a brutal and satirical masterpiece equal to films like "The Godfather."

  • Big Merger Monday Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 6:18 PM ET

    The Dow ended marginally lower ahead of a two-day Fed meeting. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Stocks End Flat Amid Fed Jitters Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 4:58 PM ET

    Stocks finished flat Monday as concerns about the Federal Reserve's rate decision in a couple of days kept a lid on activity generated by merger buzz.

  • Merger Monday: M&A as Survival Strategy Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 4:31 PM ET

    It's been awhile since we've had a good merger Monday, and this one delivered the food industry's second biggest deal ever -- and put April on track to be the busiest month for deal-making this year.

  • Fed Jitters Keep a Lid on Index Gains Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 3:28 PM ET

    Stocks ticked higher Monday amid merger buzz but index gains were modest as the market awaits the Federal Reserve's rate decision later this week.

  • Microsoft Left With "Hostility" In Yahoo Bid? Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 2:12 PM ET
    Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer.

    Steve Ballmer has plenty of options of what to do next in his brewing battle for Yahoo, but experts and sources within the company are telling me he'll go hostile. At least until Yahoo spacer comes to its senses and comes to the table with a realistic counter.

  • Visa, Yahoo, Oil: What Options are Saying Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 11:17 AM ET

    Heavy betting on Visa, churn in Yahoo, and perhaps some misguided faith in oil majors ... that's the trend in options, says Rebecca Darst of Interactive Brokers.

  • Financials Skid After 'Sell' Note; Wrigley Rises Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 11:16 AM ET

    Stocks retreated after an early pop Monday as the early market buzz was all about deals and deal makers.