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  • Stocks opened slightly higher Thursday after a report showed jobless claims fell last week but the gains were offset by the retail surprise: three-quarters of retailers reporting chain-store sales this morning missed their targets.

  • Project Natal Stage

    While Microsoft is still riding a wave of goodwill after its unveiling of “Project Natal” to consumers, the company says it does not plan to rush the technology — and is willing to wait as long as necessary before putting the new gaming control system on store shelves.

  • Sony Playstation 3

    A lot of people were looking for some good pricing news to come out of this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.  Not going to happen. And because of that, we’re unlikely to see any improvement in industry sales figures or publisher earnings in the immediate future.

  • Microsoft’s first Bing ad debuted Wednesday. Can the software giant convince America to switch over from Google?

  • We see an inflation 3 to 5 years down the road and investors should stay relatively close to the front end of the yield curve where the bond prices are protected by the Fed position of low Fed funds and interest rates, said Bill Gross, co-CIO and founder of Pimco.

  • Managing directors Jim Awad of Zephyr Management and Phil Dow of RBC Wealth Management shared the best places for investors to put their money.

  • IPhone 3G

    The iPhone and iPod Touch have nearly 11,000 games available via the Apple App Store. And many show more creativity than anything coming from any of the major video game companies.

  • Nintendo President Satoru Iwata

    In its two-month history, the Nintendo DSi has already sold more than 1 million units. It is, by any definition, a runaway hit in the video game industry. But it wasn’t the company’s first effort at extending its lead in the handheld marketplace.

  • Who says that in this economy you shouldn’t play games with your portfolio? Fast Money says you should!

  • Investors may have missed the big market rally, but there is still room to buy, said Scott Billeadeau, managing director of Fifth Third Asset Management and Larry Kantor, head of research at Barclays Capital.

  • PlayStation 3

    One day after Microsoft unveiled its new motion sensing technology, Sony has joined the battle. The company on Tuesday showed its new motion capture device — a new controller that works in concert with a video camera that it says it plans to launch in the spring of 2010.

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    Isn’t it fascinating that stocks rallied over 200 points on Monday, despite Obama’s command-and-control government takeover of General Motors? I think it’s because GM’s old-economy operation is yesterday’s story.

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    Sony is not backing down in the increasingly competitive field of portable gaming devices. The company today officially unveiled the PSP Go, a completely revamped version of its PlayStation Portable gaming device, which it hopes will better compete against the Nintendo DSi and Apple iPhone.

  • Investor Spring Cleaning - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks rebounded off a lower open on Tuesday after a report showed the sharpest jump in pending-home sales in 7 1/2 years.The major indexes kicked off the month with a 2-percent rally amid signs of strength from China’s manufacturing sector and relief that General Motors finally entered bankruptcy protection. Read and listen to what the pros had to say...

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    While its competitors focus on new hardware and new peripherals, Nintendo is focusing entirely on the games.

  • The Dow Industrials briefly turned positive for the year earlier this morning. WAHOO! But wait…the S&P 500 turned positive for 2009 nearly one month ago and is now up over 4.5% this year. So why the performance lag in the Dow (compared to the S&P)?

  • There is still some recovery left in this rally and investors can still make money, said Andy Hartwill, market strategist at Quasar.

  • With the exit of Citigroup and GM from the Dow, new comers Cisco and Travelers bring some heft back into the index.  As of Monday's close, the price weighted index is taking out $4.44 (combined price of Citi and GM) and adding in $61.41 (CSCO + TRV).  Here's how this change will impact the weight of the remaining 28 stocks of the Dow.

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    Microsoft debuted a number of new partnerships and gave the world its first look at Project Natal, a new motion-sensing camera that allows players to control on screen action without any handheld controller.

  • Stocks soared Monday as investors were encouraged by economic reports out of China and the U.S. and breathed a sigh of relief that General Motors finally filed for bankruptcy protection.