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  • Stellar Week for Stocks; Buzz Boosts Yahoo Friday, 2 May 2008 | 5:20 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed as profit-taking, oil's resurgence and downgrades on Sun put a lid on the post-jobs report rally.

  • Apple iPhone

    BusinessWeek is finally subscribing to the thought process I, and others who follow Apple, put forth months ago: that as Apple opens development for the iPhone, and more enterprises start adopting it as a worthwhile alternative to the BlackBerry from Research in Motion, it stands to reason that more companies may also lean toward the Mac as well.

  • Stop Trading!: Don't Bother with Micro-Hoo Friday, 2 May 2008 | 3:09 PM ET

    The potential merger isn't worth gauging, Cramer says. Instead, focus on "new tech" stocks. Also, his thoughts on ag.

  • Strategist: Get Bullish on Equities (Pt. 2) Friday, 2 May 2008 | 2:36 PM ET
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    The chief investment officer of Philadelphia Trust Co. finds special encouragement in this week's positive news about consumer spending, and the smaller-than-expected decline in jobs.

  • Strategist: Get Bullish on Equities (Pt. 1) Friday, 2 May 2008 | 2:35 PM ET
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    The chief investment officer of Philadelphia Trust Co. finds special encouragement in this week's positive news about consumer spending, and the smaller-than-expected decline in jobs.

  • Investors Take Profits; Sun Goes Down Friday, 2 May 2008 | 1:26 PM ET

    Stocks pulled back after rallying on better-than-expected April jobs report.

  • Wall Street Cheers April Jobs Report Friday, 2 May 2008 | 10:02 AM ET

    Stock index futures hovered around the unchanged mark Friday as investors waited for the latest employment numbers.

  • Microsoft Poised to Detail Next Moves on Yahoo Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 9:29 PM ET
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    Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said on Thursday that walking away from a deal with Yahoo remained one of "three big options" the company is weighing and to expect an announcement shortly.

  • A Yahoo-Google Ad Deal? Easily Undone Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 8:17 PM ET

    Sure, Yahoo can do an ad deal with Google, but it still doesn't eclipse the offer from Microsoft.

  • Fast Message - We Answer Your Questions Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 6:58 PM ET
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    Zach writes, “What do you think has been priced into Microsoft in the past 2-3 months? Are they already pricing in them getting Yahoo! or not..."

  • Dow Closes Above 13000 as Oil Recedes Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 5:24 PM ET

    Stocks continued to rally, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average past 13,000.

  • Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    A reprieve of sorts for Yahoo! today with widespread reports that an apparent decision on Microsoft's next step in its unsolicited bid for the online leader was supposed to come at 4 pm EDT.

  • Financials, Techs Lead Rally; Oil Recedes Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 3:08 PM ET

    Stocks continued to rally, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average past 13,000.

  • Buffett Meeting to Draw Biggest Crowd Ever Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 2:09 PM ET
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    Warren Buffett will be the center of attention on Saturday at the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting.

  • Tech Stocks Gain; Exxon Slides Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 11:49 AM ET

    The Dow industrials tilted higher Thursday after a better-than-expected reading on U.S. manufacturing activity. The Nasdaq moved solidly higher, however, as big-name tech stocks continued to draw interest.

  • Exxon Drags on Dow; Techs Advance Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 10:18 AM ET

    The Dow industrials wobbled Thursday as a rise in jobless claims rattled a few cages ahead of tomorrow's jobs report and ExxonMobil's $10.9 billion quarterly profit was -- wait for it -- a disappointment.  The Nasdaq moved solidly higher, however, as big-name tech stocks continued to draw interest.

  • Microsoft's Board Fails to Decide on Yahoo: WSJ Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 4:56 AM ET

    Microsoft's board met Wednesday to discuss its stand-off with Yahoo Inc  over its $41.8 billion takeover bid, but failed to reach a decision on what to do next, according to a Wall  Street Journal report.

  • Stay In May? Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 6:17 PM ET
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    You’ve probably heard the expression, sell in May and go away! But if you do it this year, could you end up missing the best stock market summer party, ever?

  • Investors Second Guess Fed Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 6:09 PM ET
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    A triple digit rally dissolves after the Fed cuts rates as expected, a Microsoft announcement on Yahoo appears imminent, and GM shares surge. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Exclusive Interview With Google's Eric Schmidt Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 1:58 PM ET
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    In a wide-ranging interview, Google CEO Eric Schmidt discusses Google's growth, the US slowdown, the possibility of a Microsoft acquisition of Yahoo!, online advertising growth rates, and Google's stock.