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  • Stocks Bounce After Housing Report Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 2:00 PM ET

    U.S. stocks opened higher Tuesday, led by energy as supply disruptions boosted oil prices.

  • Apple Earnings: Predicting the China Factor Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 1:56 PM ET
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    Here we are still in February, and there's already a healthy amount of speculation about Apple's earnings. And when they are released in April, they could hold some surprising news -- thanks in part to China's giant market.

  • Reader Poll: Microsoft Proxy Fight Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 1:09 PM ET
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    In an escalation of its fight for Yahoo, Microsoft will authorize a proxy fight at the Internet company this week, people briefed on the matter told DealBook.

  • Microsoft to Launch Proxy Fight with Yahoo Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 11:43 AM ET
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    In an escalation of its fight for Yahoo, Microsoft will authorize a proxy fight at the Internet company this week, according to people briefed on the matter.

  • Energy Stocks Lead Dow Higher Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 11:13 AM ET

    U.S. stocks opened higher Tuesday, led by energy as supply disruptions boosted oil prices.

  • Gates Says Microsoft Won't Raise Yahoo Bid Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | 10:34 AM ET
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    Microsoft plans to invest heavily in Web search to compete against Google, even if it fails to acquire Yahoo, the company's chairman Bill Gates said on Monday.

  • Investors Cheer as Toshiba Nears HD DVD Surrender Sunday, 17 Feb 2008 | 8:43 PM ET
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    Shares of Toshiba jumped 5 percent on Monday as analysts applauded the company's expected move to abandon its HD DVD format, leaving Blu-ray technology backed by Sony to become the standard for the next-generation DVD.

  • Toshiba to Give Up HD DVD, Give in to Sony: Source Saturday, 16 Feb 2008 | 11:25 AM ET
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    Toshiba is planning to give up on its HD DVD format for high definition DVDs, conceding defeat to the competing Blu-Ray technology backed by Sony, a company source said on Saturday.

  • Sony Playstation 3

    For Sony, it's about time. For Microsoft, "worry time" might be upon it. What's stunning, however, is how long it took for Sony to re-assert itself in the video game console market and shift the tide that swallowed up its industry lead.

  • The 'Fast Company' Top 50 Firms (Pt. 3) Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 2:54 PM ET
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    Fast Company Magazine is issuing its annual list of the world's 50 most innovative companies.  Do you own a company on the list -- and should you? (PART 3)

  • HD DVD's "Unofficial" Official Death--Blu-ray Lives Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 11:16 AM ET
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    It's official, or as official as this is going to get: HD DVD is dead; long live Blu-ray! All along, industry pundits have compared the next-generation DVD format war to the Beta vs. VHS conflict when VCRs first burst on the scene. I didn't realize just how true that comparison truly was.

  • No Love for Stocks After Intel, Bernanke News Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 5:07 PM ET

    U.S. stocks fell deeper into the red Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress that economic growth would be "sluggish" at best in the near term.

  • The Yahoo "Stock Watch" Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 4:23 PM ET

    Yahoo! shareholders have got to be watching their stock creep above $30 today for the first time in months. This is the first time it's been above $30 since early November, and more importantly, the first time since Microsoft made its $31 per share offer.

  • For Yahoo Board, Microsoft Deal May Be a Duty Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 4:20 PM ET
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    Many of Yahoo's employees harbor a deep Silicon Valley-bred distrust of rival Microsoft's corporate culture. That may not matter.

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    Microsoft's hostile play for Yahoo certainly isn't lacking from strong opinions about the deal from experts on both sides of the argument. But the more interesting opinions are coming from the companies themselves.

  • Worries About 'Sluggish' Growth Sink Stocks Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 12:50 PM ET

    U.S. stocks remained in the red Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony in Washington.

  • Softbank Holds Big Cards in Microsoft-Yahoo Bid Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 12:13 PM ET
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    Japanese Internet firm Softbank, under pressure from both sides in Microsoft's bid for Yahoo, may hold out for more leverage but is unlikely to derail the bid.

  • Yahoo Is Discussing Deal With News Corp., Others Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 11:51 AM ET
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    Yahoo is holding talks with News Corp. about combining MySpace and other News Corp.-owned online properties with Yahoo.

  • Stocks Hold Losses After Bernanke Testimony Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 11:11 AM ET

    U.S. stocks remained in the red Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony in Washington.

  • A Little Piece of Microsoft Aids Small Business Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 9:54 AM ET

    Is Microsoft a dinosaur? Maybe, but the company's new website builder for small businesses shows that the software giant is still capable of innovative products.