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  • REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 30- Oracle Corp Chief Executive Safra Catz said her company could benefit if Microsoft Corp or another rival bought online customer relationship management firm Salesforce.com Inc. She declined comment on whether Oracle had made an approach to buy Salesforce.com, after a report on Wednesday that Salesforce.com had hired advisers...

  • REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 30- Oracle Corp Chief Executive Safra Catz on Thursday declined comment on whether Oracle had made an offer to buy online customer relationship management rival Salesforce.com Inc.. Bloomberg reported on Wednesday that Salesforce.com had hired advisers after receiving an offer from an unnamed company. Catz took a question on the...

  • Cramer: 3 huge forces that are crushing stocks Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 6:11 PM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Jim Cramer sees three major forces crushing the stocks that are loved, while causing the daring stocks to be bought. Time for a portfolio rotation?

  • Cloud competitors: CRM approached by potential acquirer

    Salesforce.com is up on reports of takeover interest. Insight, with Jack Mohr, Cramer's Charitable Trust.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Investors are betting that business software service company Salesforce.com will be sold, with Oracle Corp. emerging as the early favorite to pull off a deal that could cost about $50 billion. The speculation, spurred by a Bloomberg News report, lifted Salesforce's stock by $7.76, or more than 11 percent, to close Wednesday at $74.65.

  • Salesforce for sale? The buyer list is very small Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 3:25 PM ET
    Salesforce chairman and CEO Marc Benioff.

    Salesforce.com is a takeover target, according to a report from Bloomberg. If true, the list of potential buyers is awfully small.

  • Oracle-Salesforce combo makes sense: Pro   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 3:04 PM ET
    Oracle-Salesforce combo makes sense: Pro

    Shares of Salesforce.com jumped on Wednesday amid a Bloomberg report that it is working with financial advisors to help with a potential takeover offer. Samad Samana, FBR VP research analyst, weighs in.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 2:53 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at the close of trading:. AT&T Inc. fell. 3 percent to $34.76 with 39,838,600 shares traded. Bank of America Corp. rose 2.1 percent to $15.98 with 122,945,200 shares traded.

  • Salesforce hits all-time high amid takeover reports Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 2:44 PM ET
    Marc Benioff, chairman and chief executive officer of Salesforce.com.

    Shares of Salesforce.com jumped on Wednesday amid reports that it is working with financial advisors to help with a potential takeover offer.

  • Microsoft CEO to make cloud case to developers Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 11:08 AM ET
    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

    At the Microsoft Build conference, CEO Satya Nadella will make the case for the company's cloud and mobile platforms to 5,000 developers.

  • Asian stocks fall after US reports meager 1Q growth Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 9:27 AM ET

    NEW YORK— News that the economy skidded to a near halt in the first three months of the year helped push the stock market lower on Wednesday. Battered by harsh weather, plunging exports and sharp cutbacks in oil and gas drilling, the overall economy grew at a barely discernible annual rate of 0.2 percent in the first quarter, the Commerce Department reported early...

  • There's a crowding out effect, "said Stanley Sun, interest rate strategist at Nomura Securities International in New York. Large corporate deals competed for investors' dollars, with Amgen and Oracle bringing out multi-part issues worth $3.5 billion and $10 billion, respectively, according to IFR, a Thomson Reuters unit. The Treasury Department sold $35...

  • *U.S. to sell $35 bln 5- year notes as FOMC sets to meet. NEW YORK, April 28- U.S. "The deals are weighing on the market whether it's rate-locking or just an increase in net supply," said Sean Murphy, a Treasuries trader at Societe Generale in New York.

  • Can tech save the worst neighborhood in San Fran? Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    St. Anthony's Tenderloin Technology Lab

    With all the big tech money flowing through the City by the Bay these days, the Tenderloin might finally see a long-overdue transformation.

  • INSTANT VIEW-Nasdaq sets new record closing high Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 5:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK, April 23- The Nasdaq Composite Index set an all-time closing high of 5056 on Thursday, taking out the record it set during the dotcom boom of 2000.. URI LANDESMAN, president of Platinum Partners in New York:. RICHARD WEISS, senior portfolio manager at American Century Investments, which has $150 billion in assets under management.

  • Nasdaq Record: Then and Now Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 4:24 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Fifteen years after peaking during the dot-com boom, the Nasdaq composite has reached a new all-time high. But this isn't the Nasdaq of Pets.com and Webvan, when companies were valued on "cash burn rates" and "eyeballs." It has ridden a six-year bull market for stocks to close at 5,056.06 on Thursday, surpassing its previous record closing high of 5,048.62,...

  • April 24- Fifteen years and 31 trading days. A lot has changed- Apple Inc, now the most highly valued U.S. public company, had a meager $4.49 share price and certainly was not on Wall Street's hot list. Nasdaq value April 23 2015 March 2000 $8.2 trillion $6.6 trillion Nasdaq P/E April 2015 March 2000.

  • MANASSAS, Va.— Michelle Obama announced Thursday that the technology industry has promised to hire and train 90,000 military veterans and spouses over the next five years— the latest private-sector commitment to her campaign to help veterans. Microsoft Corp., Cisco and Oracle are among firms making the commitment, she said. Obama said at Micron Technology, a...

  • *Germany relies on manufacturing more than US, W Europe. FRANKFURT, April 23- If customers of Germany's Harting Group, a maker of industrial plugs and sockets, want bespoke products, they can buy them-- if they're prepared to assemble them from a kit themselves. Harting is one of a growing number of German firms investing in software, fearing their excellence in...

  • *Reiterates 2015 operating profit of 5.6- 5.9 bln euros. FRANKFURT, April 21- The weaker euro boosted revenue at German business software maker SAP in the first three months of the year and drove operating profit up 15 percent, although a rise in newer cloud-based software sales squeezed margins. Europe's largest software company said on Tuesday its...