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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?

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    Microsoft Corp. and Nokia announced an alliance on Wednesday to bring business software to smartphones in an effort to counter the dominance of Research in Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry.

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    Microsoft and Nokia now confirm a new alliance that both say has never been attempted in breadth and scope by either side before. Microsoft has landed its mobile Office software on Nokia's smart phones, and the two will work together on new enterprise and business software apps.

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    It's no secret that Applied Materials has suffered its fair share of difficulties during the deep and sustained economic morass gripping the tech community. Tonight however, the company might offer even more evidence that a turnaround in tech is real, and that a double dip might not occur.

  • The battle between the ad giants and the tech giants - Microsoft and Google - is really heating up. Publicis spacer, one of the world's biggest ad agencies, shelled out $530 million for Microsoft's interactive Razorfish.

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    Google has lifted the lid on a new version of its search engine, allowing users to look at the results it will generate.

  • After the S&P 500 hit its 2009 high last Friday, the major averages dropped marginally to start the week but the market remains close to its year-to-date high.

  • Stocks retreated Monday as investors took a breather after a four-week rally, capped by a better-than-expected jobs report on Friday.

  • Stocks retreated Monday as investors took a breather after a four-week rally, capped by a better-than-expected jobs report on Friday.

  • Stocks retreated Monday as investors took a breather after a four-week rally, capped by a better-than-expected jobs report on Friday.

  • Sonia Sotomayor, as nominee for US Supreme Court Justice.

    Hispanic America is celebrating Saturday’s swearing-in of Sonia Sotomayor as a Supreme Court Justice. African-Americans are happy that both the Attorney General of the United States and the man in the Oval Office are black like them. And much of Caucasian Nation is breathing a self-satisfied sigh of relief because diversity has flowered and our country’s long-standing, race problems are behind us.

  • The recession is over, according Leon Cooperman, chairman & CEO of Omega Advisors. He believes the recovery from this point onward will be “square root-shaped.”

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    French advertising company Publicis Groupe SA has agreed to buy Microsoft Corp.'s digital advertising firm Razorfish as part of an effort to boost its share of advertising on the Web, according to a joint statement released Sunday.

  • Douglas Roberts of Channel Capital Research.com and John Burns of Burns Advisory Group shared their market and economic outlooks—and how investors can make money.

  • They looked like hot stocks. So how are the traders playing Southwest, UnitedHealth and more now that they’ve been burned.

  • Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    When Intel wrote a check to the European Union last quarter for $1.4 billion dollars after having been found guilty of abusing its chip industry monopoly, it led to the first quarterly loss the company had reported in 23 years.

  • On a week where the US markets once again hit new highs for 2009, and the 4th consecutive week of gains helped by the better-than-expected jobs report, the major indexes are all up about 2% or greater for the week, except for the NASDAQ which ended up only about 1% for the week.

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    Silicon Valley is once again re-inventing itself, and the timing is excellent. These have been brutal months for so many tech workers here, with big companies like Intel, Google, Yahoo, Cisco, Microsoft, National Semiconductor and dozens of others slashing tens of thousands of positions. It has been gut-wrenching to watch.

  • The market has had a very sharp rebound from last year — and part of that is because "we had a significant overweighting in technology," said David Katz, CIO of Matrix Asset Advisors.