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Stocks advanced Monday, helped by financials, after some encouraging news that suggests banks may be getting their act together.
Stocks opened higher Monday, led by financials, after some encouraging news that suggests banks may be getting their act together.
Microsoft's deadline ditty late Friday that Yahoo has three weeks left to get a deal done before the deal gets hostile spurred a lengthy, and at some times personal, retort from Yahoo. And the rhetoric is getting interesting, but only to a point.
Chinese Internet firm Alibaba is set to speed up plans to buy back a near 40 percent stake owned by Yahoo, as Microsoft threatens to go hostile with a lower bid for Yahoo.
Yahoo is not opposed to Microsoft's bid for the Web media company, as long as it is at the right price, Yahoo's board said on Monday in a letter to Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer.
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Stocks hold onto weekly gains while Microsoft considers reducing its offer for Yahoo! What's the "Word on the Street?"
Microsoft on Saturday gave Yahoo a deadline of three weeks to make a decision on its "generous offer," valued at $44.6 billion, or else it will launch a proxy fight.
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Microsoft is re-evaluating its $31-a-share offer for Yahoo in light of worsening market conditions, a person familiar with the situation told CNBC on Friday.
Microsoft is evaluating its offer for Yahoo in light of worsening market conditions, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday.
Amid the news that Microsoft spacer won't raise its bid, and therefore Yahoo spacer won't discuss a deal, there's word now that Microsoft may walk from the deal all together. Hmmmm, can you say saber rattling? The suggestion of a Microsoft walk-away made headlines...
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said on Friday he expected the new version of Windows operating software, code-named Windows 7, to be released "sometime in the next year or so."
What is the problem? I mean, seriously. Yahoo! has been sitting on a $42 billion unsolicited offer on the table from Microsoft for two months, and other than a bunch of caterwauling since, Yahoo hasn't done much one way or the other.
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Merger and acquisition activity has hit the brakes, along with much of the rest of the economy, but it's a long way from stopping completely.
Is Dell running the risk of becoming the Yahoo! of the PC sector? Seems that way. The company has been spiraling, locked in fits and starts of recovery and morass for the better part of four years, and now there's word that already aggressive cuts and reorganization scenarios apparently weren't aggressive enough.
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Let's face it. Most people above a certain age don't "get" instant messaging. Thankfully, Research in Motion has attached Blackberries to the hips of business people so they can e-mail each other on the go. If you think this company sounds boring or its products aren't sexy, you haven't seen RIM's growth numbers.