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  • Investors Weigh Google Futures as Earnings Loom Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 4:04 PM ET
    Google Headquarters

    Investors are worried that the Web search company's once explosive growth could slow dramatically in the weak U.S. economy.

  • Yahoo's Jerry Yang: He's Already Won Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 2:46 PM ET
    Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang smiles as he watches the Stanford basketball game against Washington State, Thursday, March 3, 2005 in Stanford, Calif. Yahoo! celebrated their 10th anniversary this week. David Filo and Yang founded Yahoo! as doctoral students at Stanford. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

    I knew that headline would catch your attention, and it should when you're trying to figure out the vagaries of Yahoo and its dealings with Microsoft, Time-Warner, News Corp. and any of the other suitors, or vultures, out there trying to become part of the company's future.

  • Google and Salesforce Join to Fight Microsoft Monday, 14 Apr 2008 | 11:05 AM ET

    Google and Salesforce.com are expanding a 10-month-old collaboration to accelerate their sales of customer management and office software to businesses, and in the process taking aim at competitor Microsoft.

  • Higher Antitrust Bar For Yahoo-Google Than Microsoft Sunday, 13 Apr 2008 | 1:31 PM ET
    Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Yahoo Inc's attempt to form an alliance with Google Inc to stave off Microsoft Corp could run into more trouble with antitrust regulators than Microsoft's unwelcome takeover bid. While Yahoo is seeking a business partnership with Google legal experts say any deal will draw heavy scrutiny.

  • Investors Brace For Weak Technology Earnings Sunday, 13 Apr 2008 | 10:29 AM ET
    Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Wall Street should brace for a round of profit warnings from U.S. technology companies this results season, as consumers and businesses rein in spending amid a weaker economy and record energy prices. The world's largest microchip company, Intel Corp spacer , kicks things off for the sector Tuesday, followed by top computer services provider IBM spacer Wednesday and Web search leader Google Inc spacer Thursday.

  • Microsoft Said To Prefer Its Own Bid For Yahoo Saturday, 12 Apr 2008 | 8:25 AM ET
    Microsoft

    Microsoft Corp wants to stick with its original takeover offer for Yahoo Inc , but is not ruling out News Corp joining its bid or other options, a source close to the company said on Friday.

  • Dow Drops 2.3% for Week After GE Jolt Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 7:41 PM ET

    Stock fell sharply Friday, led by industrials and techs, as General Electric's earnings miss cast a gloomy haze over earnings season. The Dow finished down 2.3 percent for the week, while the S&P shed 2.7 percent and the Nasdaq lost 3.4 percent.

  • Week Ahead: Challenging -- At The Least Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 7:34 PM ET

    A double helping of economic data and first-quarter earnings reports will flood the zone next week, but it's the corporate earnings that will drive stocks and give a better picture of where the economy is going. If GE's bombshell earnings miss is an indicator, the news will be as nasty as traders expect.

  • Trade Tomorrow: Earnings Floodgates Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 6:32 PM ET

    The floodgates of earnings are about to open. Get all your trades right here!

  • For the week ending Friday, April 11, 2008 the US Markets ended the week in negative territory. There was not a lot of movement in the markets for most of the week, as the major indices traded on a mix of news including same store sales, record highs in oil, flight cancellations from major airlines, and disappointing first quarter results from Alcoa (AA). The markets tumbled on Friday on General Electric's (GE) disappointing earnings.

  • Stocks Stagger After GE Earnings Jolt Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 2:44 PM ET

    Stock fell sharply Friday after General Electric missed earnings expectations, consumer confidence hit a 26-year low and U.S. import prices rose more than expected.

  • Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Yahoo's board is meeting by conference call Friday afternoon and the big topic of course, is Microsoft's $42.2 billion dollar bid. The clock is ticking. Microsoft's Steve Ballmer threatened to stage a proxy fight to get the acquisition if the board doesn't take the bid, which it rejected as too low.

  • Stocks Stagger After GE Earnings Jolt Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 12:14 PM ET

    Stock fell sharply Friday after General Electric missed earnings expectations, consumer confidence hit a 26-year low and U.S. import prices rose more than expected.

  • Time Warner And News Corp: Why They Want Yahoo, Too Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 10:37 AM ET

    The battle over Yahoo is creating a feeding frenzy among the media and Internet giants. Nearly two months after Microsoft made its $44.6 billion dollar bid for Yahoo, Yahoo is considering partnering with AOL while outsourcing search ad sales with Google to counter the Microsoft bid.

  • Microsoft Says It Made Fair Offer to Yahoo Friday, 11 Apr 2008 | 8:09 AM ET
    Microsoft

    Microsoft believes it has made a fair offer to acquire Yahoo and is committed to bolstering its digital advertising capabilities irrespective of the outcome, its chief operating officer said.

  • Tech & Wal-Mart Push Stocks Higher Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 6:22 PM ET

    The Dow rose Thursday after the semiconductor sector received an upgrade and Wal-Mart reported higher sales for March. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Dow, S&P Snap Losing Streak, Helped by Techs Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 4:59 PM ET

    The Dow and S&P 500 snapped a two-day losing streak Thursday, led by technology stocks after an upgrade on the chip sector.

  • Intel, Wal-Mart Help Boost Stocks Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 3:02 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Thursday, helped by an upgrade on the chip sector and increased forecasts from two Dow components.

  • Microsoft Seen Winning as Big Media Circles Yahoo Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 2:26 PM ET
    Exterior view of Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.

    Yahoo may have played its top two cards by pulling out possible deals with AOL and Google, but it does not seem to have changed Wall Street's view that Microsoft will eventually win the takeover battle.

  • Stocks Are Mixed After Paulson Remarks Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 11:10 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Thursday after a better-than-expected report on jobless claims, and raised outlooks from Dow components DuPont and Wal-Mart.