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  • The Consumer Price Index was unchanged for the month of July from June, while the core CPI rate, excluding energy and food, rose 0.1%. On a year-over-year basis, consumer prices were down 2.1%, marking their sharpest decline since 1950.

  • Wii

    Video game sales continued their downward spiral in July, the fifth consecutive month of declines in an industry many have referred to as “recession resistant.”

  • I'm looking at a spate of market research over the past few days, and when it comes to consumer electronics, it seems like some key companies might be on the verge of a break-out holiday shopping season.

  • A U.S. federal court's ruling in a patent infringement case could threaten sales of Microsoft's word processing application. A Texas district court ruled in favor of software firm i4i Ltd. and filed an injunction to stop sales of the 2003 and 2007 versions of Word.

  • Diversity in the workplace

    While it is great to feel needed and knowledgeable, we do a disservice to our people and to our businesses if we don’t focus specifically on making our employees 'Problem Solvers.'

  • We’re going to have a couple of “very good quarters” and the stimulus is going to keep going all throughout 2010, said Jim Awad, managing director at Zephyr Management.

  • Palin XBox

    It was the talk of the web. Even the Atlantic weighed in. Somebody claiming to have a Microsoft Xbox360 autographed by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin two days before she left office put it up for auction on Ebay...for $1.1 million.

  • The Federal Reserve said on Wednesday it will extend the duration of a program to buy long-term government securities, and said the economy was showing signs of leveling out after 20 months of recession. Ken Volpert, portfolio manager at Vanguard Funds, and William Gross, co-CIO and founder of Pimco, shared their insights on the Fed’s decision.

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    Stocks advanced on Wednesday as investors got some much-needed good news on the economy, including a report that showed existing-home sales—and home prices—have started to rise. Mortgage applications fell 3.5 percent, however, as rising mortgage rates depressed refinancing demand. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • With market-moving news happening late in the trading day, has the opportunity passed to make profitable plays on Fed announcements and treasury auctions?

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    Microsoft Corp. and Nokia announced an alliance on Wednesday to bring business software to smartphones in an effort to counter the dominance of Research in Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry.

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    Microsoft and Nokia now confirm a new alliance that both say has never been attempted in breadth and scope by either side before. Microsoft has landed its mobile Office software on Nokia's smart phones, and the two will work together on new enterprise and business software apps.

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    It's no secret that Applied Materials has suffered its fair share of difficulties during the deep and sustained economic morass gripping the tech community. Tonight however, the company might offer even more evidence that a turnaround in tech is real, and that a double dip might not occur.

  • The battle between the ad giants and the tech giants - Microsoft and Google - is really heating up. Publicis spacer, one of the world's biggest ad agencies, shelled out $530 million for Microsoft's interactive Razorfish.

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    Google has lifted the lid on a new version of its search engine, allowing users to look at the results it will generate.

  • After the S&P 500 hit its 2009 high last Friday, the major averages dropped marginally to start the week but the market remains close to its year-to-date high.

  • Stocks retreated Monday as investors took a breather after a four-week rally, capped by a better-than-expected jobs report on Friday.

  • Stocks retreated Monday as investors took a breather after a four-week rally, capped by a better-than-expected jobs report on Friday.

  • Stocks retreated Monday as investors took a breather after a four-week rally, capped by a better-than-expected jobs report on Friday.

  • Sonia Sotomayor, as nominee for US Supreme Court Justice.

    Hispanic America is celebrating Saturday’s swearing-in of Sonia Sotomayor as a Supreme Court Justice. African-Americans are happy that both the Attorney General of the United States and the man in the Oval Office are black like them. And much of Caucasian Nation is breathing a self-satisfied sigh of relief because diversity has flowered and our country’s long-standing, race problems are behind us.