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  • Stocks Close Higher as Oil Dips on Fading Iran Tensions Wednesday, 4 Apr 2007 | 7:33 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher as diminished tension in the Middle East set a positive tone for the major market indexes, which remained resilient despite lukewarm economic data. "The resolution between Iran and Britain took a dark cloud away, it's the best of all worlds," said Dan McMahon, head of listed trading at CIBC World Markets.

  • Mad Mail Monday, 2 Apr 2007 | 7:15 PM ET

    Steve Ballmer on the Wall of Shame? Could Cramer do that to a longtime friend? That and more in today's Mad Mail segment.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Stocks managed to squeak by with gains at the close as a flurry of mergers helped investors shrug off weaker manufacturing data. "We had a mixed dose of positive and negative news," said Mike Malone, trading analyst at Cowen, in an interview with CNBC.com.

  • Google Interested in DoubleClick Purchase: Report Monday, 2 Apr 2007 | 9:33 AM ET

    Google has emerged along with Microsoft as a contender to buy DoubleClick, presenting competition that stands to increase the final sale price of the online-advertising company, people familiar with the situation said in The Wall Street Journal.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Monday, 2 Apr 2007 | 8:43 AM ET

    Stocks are searching for a starting point this morning with futures mixed on the first trading day of the second quarter. Merger headlines and weaker oil could be positives. A big focus for the markets today will be ISM manufacturing data, due at 10 a.m. EDT.

  • CNBC's Domm: Today's Agenda in the Markets Monday, 2 Apr 2007 | 8:38 AM ET

    Stocks are searching for a starting point this morning with futures mixed on the first trading day of the second quarter. Merger headlines and weaker oil could be positives. A big focus for the markets today will be ISM manufacturing data, due at 10 a.m. EDT.

  • Wall Street is sharply lowering expectations for first-quarter earnings growth, but some market pros think individual companies could offer investors some pleasant surprises.

  • MSFT's XBox Debut Wednesday, 28 Mar 2007 | 5:08 PM ET

    They're calling it the XBox 360 Elite, and the "elite" clearly signifies a higher price point and more storage for downloading games and storage-hogging high def movies from X-Box Live Marketplace. The storage is so dramatically increased -- twice the size of the 60-gig PlayStation 3 and six times the storage of the existing XBox -- that this is clearly intending...

  • Microsoft To Release A More Upscale Xbox 360 In Late April Wednesday, 28 Mar 2007 | 11:17 AM ET
    The new Xbox 360 Elite console is expected to begin arriving in U.S. stores on April 29.

    Microsoft will sell a version of its Xbox 360 with a 120-gigabyte hard drive and a souped up high-definition video connection, in a bid to broaden the appeal of its popular console beyond video games.

  • DoubleClick Eyes Sale, Talks with Microsoft - WSJ Wednesday, 28 Mar 2007 | 10:27 AM ET

    Online advertising firm DoubleClick is exploring a sale and is in talks with Microsoft and other potential suitors, according to people familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal reported on its Web site.

  • Tech Firm Aruba Networks Surges 29% in IPO Tuesday, 27 Mar 2007 | 3:09 PM ET

    Aruba Networks rose as much as 29% in its market debut Tuesday, boosted by the computer network gear maker's growing customer base and strong growth prospects despite a lack of profits.

  • Microsoft Names Netflix CEO to Board Tuesday, 27 Mar 2007 | 3:16 AM ET

    Microsoft said Monday it elected Reed Hastings, the chairman and chief executive of Netflix, to its board of directors.

  • Stocks ended mixed as the major markets bounced off the day's lows following disappointing monthly housing data. "We may see some weakness, but overall we like the market. I think the direction is going to be higher," said Sebastian Leburn, chief investment officer at Weiss Capital Management, in an interview with CNBC.com.

  • Microsoft Says Vista Sales Doubling Windows XP Pace Monday, 26 Mar 2007 | 2:18 PM ET

    Microsoft  said on Monday that it sold more than 20 million Windows Vista licenses in the first month since the operating system's general debut on Jan. 30.

  • Reading the Future in Palm's Latest Earnings Thursday, 22 Mar 2007 | 5:35 PM ET

    Palm topped Wall Street's third-quarter revenue expectations, and boasted 738,000 unit shipments, well above analysts' predictions of 700,000. But on Thursday, the maker of the Treo smart phone said earnings fell to $11.8 million, down from $29.9 million in the year-ago period -- and cut its outlook for the fourth quarter. David Garrity, director of research at Dinosaur Securities, joined "Closing Bell" to discuss what's wrong and right about the firm.

  • Unusual Partnerships: If You Can't Join 'Em, Beat 'Em! Thursday, 22 Mar 2007 | 5:11 PM ET
    YouTube

    That seems to be the marching orders behind the unusual partnership of NBC Universal (the parent of this network!) and News Corp., along with Yahoo, Time Warner's AOL, Microsoft's MSN and News Corp. social networking icon MySpace.com.

  • Speculation Running High. Will Motorola to Buy Palm? Wednesday, 21 Mar 2007 | 11:54 AM ET

    A major Palm  shareholder fully anticipates that Motorola  will announce plans to buy the company in a deal valued at roughly $2 billion as early as tomorrow, hours before Palm is expected to release its quarterly financial report. A Palm spokesperson refused to comment on what she called rumor and speculation

  • Oracle's headquarters in California.

    Oracle posted a quarterly profit and revenue that topped Wall Street forecasts as software license sales from new acquisitions grew, sending the business software maker's shares higher in extended trading.

  • Sizzle Surrounding Palm Tuesday, 20 Mar 2007 | 2:59 PM ET

    Here we go again, but this time there may be some steak to all that sizzle surrounding Palm. Unstrung.com says takeover talk is heating up, that the Palm executives may be trying to button up a deal some time before the company reports its earnings this coming Thursday. The site says Nokia is now the front-runner and ready to pony up the estimated $2 billion purchase price, or $20 a share.

  • Sell Block for Thursday, March 15 Friday, 16 Mar 2007 | 9:49 AM ET

    Despite what you’re hearing these days, tech isn’t going to bottom any time soon. Don’t get bamboozled by hopeful analysts – hope is not a part of the equation.