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  • European Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said this week he would extract more concessions from the world's most popular Internet search engine after extremely negative feedback from rivals such as Microsoft to Google's third proposal to end the EU probe.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 10- Europe's antitrust chief Joaquin Almunia said on Wednesday that he will not be able to wrap up a four-year investigation into Google before he leaves office at the end of next month.

  • Vestager will have to take on powerful companies such as U.S. internet giant Google, Russia's Gazprom and a clutch of banks suspected of rigging the foreign exchange markets.

  • Cramer: Microsoft spinning Xbox     Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 9:08 AM ET

    CNBC's David Faber and Jim Cramer discuss Microsoft's potential buy of Sweden's "Mojang," the maker of the "Minecraft" video game. Cramer says Xbox is not core to Microsoft and this is the beginning of a spin off.

  • China's reforms reducing hard landing risk: Premier Li Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:46 AM ET
    Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks during a session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Tianjin, China.

    China's structural reforms are improving the quality of growth, Premier Li Keqiang told the opening plenary of the World Economic Forum in Tianjin.

  • Early movers: AAPL, TWTR, FDO, DG, MSFT, LE & more Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 7:40 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Microsoft nears $2B deal for 'Minecraft': WSJ Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 6:05 PM ET
    Minecraft

    Microsoft Corp is in serious discussions to buy Mojang AB, the Swedish company behind the popular "Minecraft" video game, The Wall Street Journal said.

  • *Google has received over 120,000 takedown requests. BRUSSELS/ MADRID, Sept 9- A specialist panel appointed by search engine giant Google to help it implement a landmark court ruling on privacy rights held a meeting in Madrid on Tuesday, their first in a seven-stop tour to gather the views of European experts on the issue.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    Apple Inc. fell. 4 percent to $97.99 with 187,221,000 shares traded. eBay Inc. fell 2.8 percent to $52.73 with 19,956,900 shares traded. Facebook Inc. fell 1.6 percent to $76.67 with 28,262,300 shares traded.

  • Google's EU antitrust woes extended Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 9:35 AM ET

    BRUSSELS— The European Union's competition authority has rejected yet another offer from Google to settle a case that claims the company abuses its dominant position in Internet searches, once again extending the four-year-old anti-trust battle.

  • EU seeks more concessions from Google to end probe Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 1:27 AM ET
    Google headquarters in Mountain View, California

    Google will have to make more concessions to settle a four-year-old probe in Europe into alleged abuse of its dominant position in the internet search and advertising business.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 8- The Dow and S&P 500 ended lower on Monday after a drop in energy shares, while the Nasdaq edged higher with Yahoo. Shares of Exxon Mobil fell 1.5 percent and Schlumberger's were down 2.1 percent, among the biggest drags on the S&P 500..

  • NEW YORK, Sept 8- The Dow and S&P 500 ended lower on Monday, dragged down by declines in energy shares, while the Nasdaq advanced led by gains in Microsoft and Yahoo.

  • Shares of Exxon Mobil are down 1.5 percent and Schlumberger's are down 2.2 percent, among the biggest drags on the S&P 500.. The largest percentage gainer on the New York Stock Exchange is Essent Group, up 10.59 percent, while the largest percentage decliner is Coupons.com, down 8.08 percent.

  • A Closer Look: A second layer of security online Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 3:06 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Recent hacks exposing nude photographs of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities are prompting calls for people to fortify their online accounts with a second layer of security. It's a technique offered by most major services, including Google and Facebook. Amazon and its Cloud Drive service are notable exceptions.

  • Billion-dollar 'Destiny' for 'Halo' creators? Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 2:33 PM ET
    Scene from "Destiny"

    The company that made the Master Chief a household name is introducing a new game, and they hope it will become the next billion-dollar franchise.

  • Newfield Exploration is the S&P 500' s biggest decliner, off 6 percent at $39.45, with Chesapeake Energy down 3.2 percent at $25.32. The Nasdaq's losses are limited as tech shares continue to outperform; Yahoo Inc is up 4.1 percent at $41.22.

  • Apple rivals may try to hijack launch via Twitter Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 1:38 PM ET
    A Nokia OYJ Lumia 1020 smartphone

    Some of Apple's biggest rivals may pick the company's Tuesday product unveiling to promote their own products via social media.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 1:36 PM ET

    Apple Inc. fell. 6 percent to $98.36 with 45,136,300 shares traded. Facebook Inc. rose. 8 percent to $77.89 with 27,651,100 shares traded. Groupon Inc. fell 1.5 percent to $6.72 with 17,330,000 shares traded.

  • Tech shares are rising, including Yahoo, up 2.6 percent and the Nasdaq's most active name in anticipation of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's initial public offering. Among the most active stocks on the NYSE are Brazil's Petrobras, down 2.68 percent to $18.86 and Ford Motor Co, down 2.21 percent to $16.76.