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European stocks ended largely flat Wednesday, having pulled back from earlier losses, as negative U.S. economic data was counterbalanced by news that investment caps for two U.S. mortgage financiers would be lifted.
The European Union stepped up to level the biggest single fine against a company when it slapped Microsoft with a $1.35 billion penalty for anti-trust and anti-competitive behavior, and for not complying with earlier rulings to curb these kinds of practices.
The European Commission fined Microsoft a record 899 million euros ($1.35 billion) on Wednesday for defying sanctions imposed on the software giant for antitrust violations, far exceeding the original penalty.
The European Commission will announce later Wednesday that it will fine Microsoft for failing to comply with a 2004 antitrust order, sources close to the EC told CNBC Europe.
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Time to sort through the Fast Money in-box and answer more of your questions. Paul writes, “What is keeping downward pressure on Microsoft (MSFT) and what will it take to break out?
Needless to say, my posts on Google and Apple are generating a flood of response from many of you feeling the frustration of these steep declines, so in the vein of "misery loves company," here's a taste of some of your missives. Rest assured, if you're confused, you're not alone -- so are the experts.
RadioShack Tuesday posted a 19.5 increase in fourth-quarter profit that beat Wall Street estimates, due to cost-cutting and better gross margins, sending its stock up 18 percent.
Another day, another big drop in Google shares. Another day, and more head-scratching for Apple shareholders. For Google, it's getting ugly. Even a big, broad Wall Street rally couldn't help these shares, ceding another 4 percent on Monday with the slide continuing pre-market today.
Forget Howie Mandel, we’ll tell you about all the M&A chatter and how you can profit.
As the trading week gets underway Monday, CNBC asked the pros how to keep your stock portfolio in the green.
Electronic Arts is desperate; and desperate times call for desperate measures. Look no further than the company's multiple bids for Take-Two Interactive, a company with such a checkered financial past, pandering to the lowest common denominator of entertainment, but that apparently commands a 64 percent premium that in Take-Two's estimation still isn't enough.
Microsoft said Monday it would test a new way to measure the effectiveness of Internet advertising in a beta program that is due to begin on March 1.
Microsoft said it will stop making HD DVD players for its Xbox 360 video game system after Toshiba ceded the high-definition video format battle to Sony Corp.'s Blu-ray.
Billionaires have started their own space race, yet more men have stepped on the moon than have gone to the deepest part of the ocean floor.
EU and U.S. senior officials said on Friday they would crack down on counterfeiting of computer components after they seized over 360,000 fake items in just two weeks in a joint operation at the end of last year.
In Thursday’s Web Extra, the traders discuss the merits of Microsoft’s efforts to appease European regulators. Find out where Guy Adami sanctions MSFT as a buy and more.
The Dow saw a decline after new economic data seemed to raise concerns about a sharp economic slowdown and the possibility of recession. What's the word on the Street?
Stocks closed lower as a pullback from $100-a-barrel oil clipped energy stocks and weak economic reports added to investor fears that a recession is looming.
Microsoft will publish and make available the protocols for several of its software products in an attempt to work more closely with non-Microsoft developers.