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  • Microsoft's hostile play for Yahoo certainly isn't lacking from strong opinions about the deal from experts on both sides of the argument. But the more interesting opinions are coming from the companies themselves.

  • Worries About 'Sluggish' Growth Sink Stocks Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 12:50 PM ET

    U.S. stocks remained in the red Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony in Washington.

  • Softbank Holds Big Cards in Microsoft-Yahoo Bid Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 12:13 PM ET

    Japanese Internet firm Softbank, under pressure from both sides in Microsoft's bid for Yahoo, may hold out for more leverage but is unlikely to derail the bid.

  • Yahoo Is Discussing Deal With News Corp., Others Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 11:51 AM ET

    Yahoo is holding talks with News Corp. about combining MySpace and other News Corp.-owned online properties with Yahoo.

  • Stocks Hold Losses After Bernanke Testimony Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 11:11 AM ET

    U.S. stocks remained in the red Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony in Washington.

  • A Little Piece of Microsoft Aids Small Business Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 9:54 AM ET

    Is Microsoft a dinosaur? Maybe, but the company's new website builder for small businesses shows that the software giant is still capable of innovative products.

  • Winning Streak Continues Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 6:56 PM ET

    Stocks rose for their third consecutive gain to complete their longest winning streak of the year so far on strength in oil, tech and other familiar trends. Also, breaking biotech news on Genentech and Biogen in the Word on the Street.

  • Dow Extends Winning Streak; Techs Rally Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 4:55 PM ET

    Blue chips finished higher for a third straight session after an unexpected increase in January retail sales. Technology stocks rallied after chip-equipment maker Applied Materials beat earnings forecasts.

  • Yahoo Now "Searching" For A Deal With News Corp? Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 3:54 PM ET
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    Are they or aren't they? Only their investment bankers know for sure. Today began with blog rumors of a potential asset swap between Yahoo  and Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.,or even an outright competing bid to Microsoft's $44.6 billion hostile offer.

  • The 'Nifty 50': Rebound Stocks (Pt.1) Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 1:55 PM ET

    When the economy rebounds, where's your portfolio going to be? UBS says that's a question to answer right now. The bank released what it calls its "'New' Nifty Fifty," a list of 50 companies from around the world that can use today's troubling market conditions to position themselves to thrive when the economy rebounds. (PART 1)

  • Retail Sales, Applied Materials Boost Stocks Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 12:55 PM ET

    U.S. stocks advanced Wednesday after an unexpected rise in January retail sales.

  • News Corp: Serious Suitor For Yahoo Or Just Speculation? Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 10:53 AM ET

    What a week-and-a-half for Yahoo it has been: a $44.6 billion hostile bid for the company, a whopping 62 percent premium, then rumors of multiple suitors chomping at the bit to snap up this company, rumors of a remarkable plan to make this company into an independent money-machine--secret plans that'll turn Yahoo into the greatest name online.

  • Stocks Jump After Retail-Sales Report Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 10:11 AM ET

    U.S. stocks advanced Wednesday after an unexpected rise in January retail sales.

  • Your First Move For Wednesday Feb. 13th Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 7:29 PM ET

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

  • Best Day In Almost 2 Weeks Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 6:25 PM ET

    The Dow finished higher Tuesday after investor Warren Buffett offered to help out troubled bond insurers, easing some of the market's concerns about further deterioration in the credit markets. What's the word on the Street?

  • Stocks Close Mixed as Buffett Rally Fades Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 4:54 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed  Tuesday after an earlier rally inspired by Warren Buffett swooping into the situation with bond insurers and banks teaming up to stop foreclosures.

  • Tech, Financials and Vice Stocks for Your Portfolio Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 3:13 PM ET

    Stocks are up today after billionaire investor Warren Buffett  offered a reinsurance plan to troubled bond insurers.  However, the Sage of Omaha cannot single-handedly erase investor caution.  To help investors navigate this volatile market, CNBC asked the experts where investors should place their bets.

  • Most Dow Stocks Up After Buffett 'Band-Aid' Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 2:46 PM ET

    Most of the 30 stocks in the Dow were higher Tuesday after billionaire investor Warren Buffett offered a reinsurance plan to troubled bond insurers and top mortgage lenders unveiled a plan aimed at freezing foreclosures.

  • BlackRock's Doll: Buy Big Tech Names Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 2:28 PM ET

    Bob Doll is bullish on technology. Despite recent reversals, BlackRock's vice chairman and global chief investment officer for equities sees the sector on the move.

  • Most Dow Stocks Up After Buffett 'Band-Aid' Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 12:20 PM ET

    Most of the 30 stocks in the Dow were higher Tuesday after billionaire investor Warren Buffett offered a reinsurance plan to troubled bond insurers and top mortgage lenders unveiled a plan aimed at freezing foreclosures.