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  • Shares of Red Hat have soared about 43% this year although they took a hard turn lower on Thursday. Smells like a trade!

  • Stocks had their best day in weeks Thursday after solid demand for another Treasury auction and encouraging earnings reports from retailer Bed, Bath & Beyond and homebuilder Lennar.

  • Stocks rebounded Thursday as an unexpected profit from Bed, Bath & Beyond buoyed consumer stocks — and hopes for an economic recovery.

  • Google sure would like us all to believe that its dominance is now facing a real threat from Microsoft, Yahoo, and any number of also-ran crumb-eaters trying to stake their claim in Search.

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    U.S. foundations saw their investments drop by an average of 26 percent in 2008 amid the economic downturn and stock market collapse, but that hasn't slowed their charitable giving, a new survey has found.

  • Carol Bartz took the helm of Yahoo! in January and since that time the stock has climbed 24%. Will Thursday’s shareholder meeting send it even higher?

  • Since late last year, Fed statements have been pushing stocks higher. How should you game it this time around?

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    The move to a controller-less gaming culture might open up the industry to an even wider audience, as Microsoft (MSFT) hopes — but if Project Natal lives up to its hype, it could negatively impact some significant industry players.

  • It's sounds almost simplistic to say that Oracle's spacer shares will only move tonight after the company reports its fourth quarter earnings with a sizeable surprise, either to the up or downside. And some analysts I'm talking to say that surprise, to the upside, is indeed a real possibility.

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    Few companies, indeed, are more secretive than Apple, or as punitive to those who dare violate the company’s rules on keeping tight control over information. Employees have been fired for leaking news tidbits to outsiders, and the company has been known to spread disinformation about product plans to its own workers.

  • Yvonne Lynn, owner of Charisma+2

    Booth babes are typically a part of a gaming convention's scenery. They’re there to draw attention to the exhibitor — and perhaps pose for pictures — and not much more. But this agency owner says she believes having a model that's enthusiastic about the product can ultimately boost interest in the product.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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    Stocks suffered their worst one-day loss in two months driving the S&P 500 back into negative territory for the year.

  • Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, right, and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates participate in a Q & A session with students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Business Administration, in Lincoln, Neb., Friday, Sept. 30, 2005.(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Microsoft's Bill Gates says the best advice he's ever gotten from his friend and fellow billionaire Warren Buffett is to keep things simple.

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    It’s not just professional gamers who can make money playing “Halo”. Now, if you have the chops, you might be able to fatten your wallet as well.

  • Stocks finished a volatile session mixed as traders jockeyed for postions on this quadruple-witching Friday and techs rallied.

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    Although the S&P closed higher Friday, all three major indexes closed down for the week as investors questioned whether stocks were due for a correction.

  • Stocks finished a volatile session mixed as traders jockeyed for positions on this quadruple-witching Friday and techs rallied. Today is the once-a-quarter event known as "quadruple witching," which is the simultaneous expiration of stock index futures, stock index options, stock futures, and stock options.

  • On a week where the US markets continued to stall with all major indexes negative for the week with quadruple witching, bank regulation, a sell off in energy, the markets await the Fed meeting next week closing mixed for the day on Friday.