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    Hours away now from the Microsoft imposed deadline for Yahoo to negotiate or die. Too dramatic? Not really when you're talking about $40 billion hanging in the balance as well as the future dominance of all things digital.

  • Microsoft Drags on Dow; Oil Tops $119 Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | 12:50 PM ET

    Stocks were slightly lower Friday, dragged down by a disappointing outlook from Microsoft and a souring consumer mood. American Express jumped after beating forecasts. Oil topped $119 a barrel.

  • In Alternative Energy Hunt, Ethanol Under the Gun Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | 12:37 PM ET
    Fields of corn surround the Golden Grain Energy ethanol plant, in Mason City, Iowa.

    The ethanol industry, once highly touted as a home-grown, alternative energy source, is struggling to retain its diminishing luster.

  • Consumer Mood, Microsoft Outlook Depress Stocks Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | 10:47 AM ET

    Stocks were slightly lower Friday, dragged down by a disappointing outlook from Microsoft and a souring consumer mood. American Express jumped after beating forecasts.

  • U. Of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Hits 26 Year Low Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | 10:24 AM ET

    The U of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index of 62.6 is at its lowest level since March 1982 when it hit 62.0.  The news is weighing on stocks.

  • Market Insider/Friday Look Ahead Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 8:03 PM ET

    Could the dollar have troughed this week? There are some who think that might be the case after Tuesday's new low, and Thursday's dramatic reversal in the dollar.

  • Microsoft CFO Says Eying Hostile Deal for Yahoo Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 7:08 PM ET
    Yahoo

    Microsoft is considering launching a hostile bid for Yahoo as early next week if Yahoo does not begin talks soon, Chief Financial Officer Chris Liddell said on Thursday.

  • Your First Move For Friday Apr. 25th Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 6:48 PM ET

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

  • Microsoft's Ho-Hum Report Leaves Investors Hungry Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 6:18 PM ET

    Microsoft follows Apple's lead -- when have you heard that before? -- reporting a good, but not good enough, quarter. And investors are taking profits off the table. Microsoft did beat Street expectations on the bottom line. ... So where was the weakness? That's the issue...

  • Microsoft Points to Lower Open Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 6:16 PM ET

    Microsoft beats expectations but lowers its forecast, Apple surges, the greenback makes a big comeback and more in Thursday's Word on the Street.

  • Microsoft Tops Forecasts, but Outlook Disappoints Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 4:31 PM ET

    Microsoft reported a rise in earnings that beat expectations, but the company's shares declined by more than 5 percent as its outlook disappointed investors.

  • Microsoft Earnings Preview: Yahoo/Vista Soap Opera Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 1:42 PM ET
    Microsoft

    Talk about drama: Microsoft's $44 billion offer for Yahoo is coming down to the line and CEO Steve Ballmer is talking tough. If that wasn't enough, Ballmer hinted about a new lease on life for Windows XP.

  • Can Microsoft Do It Again? Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 1:25 PM ET

    The last couple of quarters have been remarkably strong for Microsoft, and there's every indication that the company will post an equally strong third quarter earnings report after the bell on Thursday. ... Expect some good theater.

  • Your First Move For Thursday Apr. 24th Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 | 7:15 PM ET

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

  • A Beautiful Vista? Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 | 6:24 PM ET

    How should you trade Microsoft ahead of earnings Thursday after the bell?

  • Techs Rally to the Finish; Boeing Soars Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 | 5:20 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher Wednesday, with Boeing landing the top-gainer spot on the Dow after a solid quarterly report from the jet maker. Techs rallyied ahead of key earnings from Apple and Amazon.

  • Microsoft Willing to Walk Away from Yahoo Bid Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 | 2:16 PM ET
    Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO

    Microsoft is prepared to walk away from its $43.6 billion bid for Yahoo if the two sides can't agree on a price, Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said Wednesday.

  • Techs Rally Ahead of Earnings; Boeing Soars Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 | 2:01 PM ET

    Stocks ticked higher Wednesday, with Boeing landing the top-gainer spot on the Dow after a solid quarterly report from the jet maker. Techs rallyied ahead of key earnings from Apple and Amazon.

  • Boeing Leads Dow Higher; Ambac Skids Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 | 12:09 PM ET

    Stocks ticked higher Wednesday, with Boeing landing the top-gainer spot on the Dow after a solid quarterly report from the jet maker.

  • Boeing Leads Dow Higher; Ambac Skids Wednesday, 23 Apr 2008 | 11:07 AM ET

    Stocks waffled Wednesday, with Boeing landing the top-gainer spot on the Dow after a solid quarterly report from the jet maker.