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  • Fast Money Madness: The Selection Begins Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | 6:54 PM ET

    The battlelines have been drawn and now the selection begins. Who will make the cut in this year’s Fast Money Madness tournament?

  • Alibaba Seeks Buyers for Yahoo-Owned Stake Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | 12:58 AM ET

    China's Alibaba is seeking investors to buy the 39 percent stake in the Internet company held by Yahoo, a person with direct knowledge of the situation said on Tuesday, outlining a plan to stop Microsoft from getting the Alibaba stock.

  • Web Extra: Playing the Nasdaq Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | 7:51 PM ET

    After a 4% surge in the index, the traders discuss which stocks are the best buys in tech.

  • Stock Picks: Taking the Long View Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | 10:41 AM ET

    It's a familiar refrain from strategists and fund managers, especially these days:  Think long-term.  Jensen Investment Management chairman Robert Millen and David Katz, chief investment officer of Matrix Asset Advisors, think that's the only way to go. 

  • Yahoo Shares Up After Plan Calls for Strong Growth Tuesday, 18 Mar 2008 | 8:53 AM ET
    Exterior view of Yahoo Inc. headquarters in Sunnyvale, California.

    Yahoo Tuesday disclosed a three-year plan that it says will keep it ahead of Wall Street forecasts and should convince investors that a takeover offer from Microsoft Corp undervalues the company.

  • Highest Yielding Stocks On The Dow Monday, 17 Mar 2008 | 12:21 AM ET

    Dow Industrials newcomer Bank of America leads the list as the highest current yielder of all 30 Dow stocks. Chevron, the other recent Dow addition enters the list with a 2.7% yield.

  • For the week ending Friday, March 14, 2008 the US Markets ended mixed.  Market moving events include the Fed's $200B expansion of its securities lending program and the Bear Stearns bailout, amongst others leading to extreme market volatility.  The Dow gained 417 points on Tuesday, only to lose the majority of its gains to close up only 0.48% for the week.  The VIX crossed 30 for the first time since January. Next week, the markets will watch for the the FOMC announcement on interest rates Tuesday, the Visa IPO on Wednesday, and a slew of brokerage earnings including Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley and possibly Bear Stearns.

  • Stocks Drop 2% On Bear Bailout Friday, 14 Mar 2008 | 6:15 PM ET

    Wall Street sent the Dow lower Friday amid the stunning news that the Federal Reserve had helped to engineer a bailout of investment bank Bear Stearns. What's the word on the Street?

  • Microsoft, Yahoo Met to Discuss Merger: Sources Friday, 14 Mar 2008 | 11:49 AM ET
    Exterior view of Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.

    Senior executives from Microsoft and Yahoo met Monday to discuss Microsoft's takeover bid for the company, according to two people familiar with the matter.

  • US Video Game Sales Jump 34% in February Thursday, 13 Mar 2008 | 10:01 PM ET

    U.S. sales of video game hardware and software hit $1.33 billion in February, up 34 percent from a year earlier, with Sony's PlayStation 3 topping Microsoft's Xbox 360 for the second month in a row.

  • If Microsoft's play for a tiny chip of Facebook helped value the company at a staggering $15 billion, then AOL's play for social networking site Bebo makes perfect sense, even at $850 million.

  • AOL to Buy Bebo Social Network for $850 Million Thursday, 13 Mar 2008 | 10:08 AM ET

    Time Warner's AOL Internet division said Thursday it will buy social network Bebo for $850 million in cash, bolstering its consumer Internet offerings even as the media conglomerate mulls splitting off the business.

  • Your First Move For Thursday Mar. 13th Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 7:19 PM ET

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

  • Mr. Softee Plays Hardball. Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 6:26 PM ET

    Microsoft appears to be sticking by its original Yahoo bid ahead of an analyst meeting Thursday. What should you expect to hear from the software giant?

  • Montgomery Tech Conference Sparks Media M&A Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 3:49 PM ET

    The Montgomery Tech conference is underway in Santa Monica, Calif. This is where the big media, tech, and telecom giants come to check out the 160 independent firms presenting their businesses. Cisco, Microsoft, IBM, Google, Disney, News Corp. -- 100 "buyers" in total are here checking out the start-ups and weighing investment possibilities.

  • NBC and News Corp. Launch Hulu.com Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 9:47 AM ET

    Hulu.com is finally going public on Wednesday. After a four-and-a-half-month long public beta, the video site, co-founded and jointly owned by News Corp. and NBC Universal, is launching officially.

  • Chief of AOL’s Parent Is Open to Deal Wednesday, 12 Mar 2008 | 9:30 AM ET
    The Time Warner building.

    On Tuesday, Time Warner's chief executive of Time Warner, AOL’s parent company, acknowledged weakness in the online pioneer's business and said he was open to combining AOL with another company.

  • Best Day In Five Years Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | 6:27 PM ET

    A liquidity injection from the Fed sent stocks to their highest levels in half a decade as investors were left wondering if the rally can continue into Wednesday. Playing the rally, what to do with oil, breaking news on Bear Stearns and more in the Word on the Street.

  • Google to Rule as EU OKs DoubleClick Buy Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | 2:18 PM ET
    Google Headquarters

    For Google, the European Union's ongoing scrutiny of its plans to buy DoubleClick has been an overhang on the stock since the deal was first announced. Today came the long-awaited EU blessing Google has been waiting for.

  • EU Approves Google's Buy of DoubleClick Tuesday, 11 Mar 2008 | 10:04 AM ET
    Google Headquarters

    Google won unconditional approval from the European Commission on Tuesday to buy rival Web advertiser DoubleClick for $3.1 billion, despite objections from rivals and privacy advocates.