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  • Stocks closed lower following a zig-zag day marked by a plunge in oil and a barrage of statements and news from economic policy makers, and a resurgence for the beaten-down financial sector.

  • Intel

    Dow component Intel reports earnings after the bell later today, and while I touched on expectations yesterday, I want to go a little deeper today, especially with a market like this one.

  • Jerry Yang

    Yahoo - and Mr. Yang’s fate - were Topic A at the annual billionaires’ summer camp, as rival moguls gossiped about whether Yahoo would end up in the hands of Microsoft.

  • InBev buys an American icon and IndyMac falls. Today's top videos recap the highlights.

  • Stocks finished lower, led by financials, as investors worried that the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac might not be enough to prevent further turmoil in financial markets.

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    It's that time again: the Electronics Entertainment Expo here in Los Angeles, at the LA Convention Center. Still a far more subdued expo than its heyday years, but bigger than last year's airplane hangar event in nearby Santa Monica.

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    It's getting nasty now. And all indications are this is going to come down to a nasty fight and long day at the Yahoo shareholders meeting Aug. 1. By now, you've seen the coverage of last week's last minute wrangling between Carl Icahn, negotiating apparently as a kind of proxy for Microsoft's Steve Ballmer.

  • Financials led a market selloff as investors worried that the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac might not be enough to prevent further turmoil in financial markets.

  • The stock rally triggered by the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac fizzled within the first half hour of trading as Wall Street wonders if it will be enough to settle the turbulent housing market.

  • Futures were up pre-open, we started strong...and then faded away. It is not a good sign that financials--the very group that was supposed to be helped by the Fannie/Freddie news--are flat to down.

  • The stock rally triggered by the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac fizzled within the first half hour of trading as Wall Street wonders if it will be enough to settle the turbulent housing market.

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    Alcoa may have kicked off earnings season last week, but this week, the biggest names in the tech sector take center stage: Intel and IBM tomorrow: eBay Wednesday; Microsoft and Google on Thursday.

  • Yahoo

    Microsoft and billionaire investor Carl Icahn's joint proposal for Yahoo , which was rejected on Saturday, included improved revenue guarantees from search advertising, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

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    Yahoo said Saturday night that it had rejected a renewed proposal by Microsoft, together with the activist investor Carl C. Icahn, to buy the Internet company’s search business.

  • Also, how to play next week's busy schedule of earnings.

  • Peter Misek at Canaccord Adams says “tech -- both in growth and earnings are going to look pretty good."

  • Rupert Murdoch

    News Corp's Rupert Murdoch said it was "very unlikely" his company would be involved in any Yahoo transaction and said Yahoo and Microsoft would not end up with any deal.

  • Xbox 360

    Microsoft is set to cut the price of its best-selling Xbox 360 Pro model to $299 from $349, a source briefed on the matter said on Friday.

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    If your technology stock picking has you and your portfolio in the dog house then it might be time to go best of breed.