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  • Japanese Big Caps Rise on Careful Optimism Thursday, 17 Mar 2011 | 10:29 AM ET

    As the Tokyo Electric Power began throwing everything at the reactor problem, Japanese big cap stocks like Sony (SNE) and Panasonic (PC) have been rising (Sony is down nearly 20 percent in the past week), as have big miners like BHP Billiton (BBL) and Rio Tinto (RIO), which are up 3 or 4 percent.

  • The Nikkei was down 10.5 percent again last night and is now down almost 19 percent in the past 4 trading sessions. While some have been calling the markets decline "irrational" (the Nikkei has moved almost one annual standard deviation in three days, FTalphaville has noted), the unstable situation at the nuclear plants is a real X-factor that justify caution.

  • Stocks Finish Off Lows Amid Quake Concerns Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 4:44 PM ET

    Stocks closed lower, although considerably off the lows of the day, as investors assessed how the massive quake in Japan was likely to affect stocks and the global economy. GE and Verizon fell, while Caterpillar rose.

  • Stocks Pare Losses Before Close; Energy Up Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 3:59 PM ET

    Stocks pared losses in the final hour of trading Monday as investors remained shaken in the aftermath of Japan's massive earthquake and tsunami. GE and Verizon fell, while Caterpillar rose.

  • Stocks Skid Amid Japan Worries; Utilities Fall Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 12:17 PM ET

    Stocks slumped as investors assessed how the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan would affect U.S. companies and the global economy. GE sank, while Pfizer gained.

  • Big-Name Japanese Stocks Down 5-15% Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 9:14 AM ET

    Various companies in the food chains of autos and semiconductors are also down. Polypore International, for example, which makes membranes for lead-acid and lithium batteries, is down 5 percent. As there were damage to many plants, a few semiconductor names outside Japan are trading up.

  • A 3D TV Tipping Point? Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 12:22 AM ET
    Fairgoers wear special '3D' glasses as they watch a movie on a 3D TV screen.

    The 3D TV market just got a little more exciting. On Sunday, '3net' launched in 18 million homes from Discovery, Sony and Imax. And on Monday, as a Valentine’s gift to sports fans, ESPN launched on DirecTV, Comcast and Time Warner Cable. This brings the total number of 3D networks to three, including DirecTV's 'N3d' channel, launched last year in partnership with Panasonic.

  • Will New Electronics Revive Economy? Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 2:51 PM ET

    After predicting in his last two keynote addresses at the Consumer Electronics Show that innovation from the consumer electronics would help the U.S. economy rebound, Gary Shapiro is standing by his message. The question is now whether there is enough innovation to jump-start things for 2011, especially after consumer confidence unexpectedly dipped in December.

  • Greenberg: Dangers Lurk in Chinese Reverse Mergers Tuesday, 21 Dec 2010 | 3:01 PM ET

    News on Tuesday that the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Chinese reverse mergers spotlights something I’ve been saying for months if not years: Buyer beware.

  • Can Panasonic Survive the Video Game ‘Jungle’? Friday, 8 Oct 2010 | 12:57 PM ET

    Seventeen years ago, Panasonic tried to break into the video game industry, lasting only three years before it was forced out. Now it’s ready to try again.

  • Retail & Earnings: Winners, Losers — and Why Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | 10:33 AM ET

    September same store sales are in, and the vast majority have to be pleasantly surprised... How surprised? Overall, September same store sales are up 2.7 percent, versus expectations of 2.3 percent, according to RetailMetrics.

  • To Win Over Users, Gadgets Have to Be Touchable Wednesday, 1 Sep 2010 | 9:26 AM ET
    SONY READER

    Whoever said technology was dehumanizing was wrong. On screens everywhere — cellphones, e-readers, A.T.M.’s — as Diana Ross sang, we just want to reach out and touch.

  • Stocks Slide for 2nd Day; Merck, Sony Gain Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 5:23 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower for a second day Thursday, led by tech and consumer shares, after some disappointing outlooks. Financial and materials rose slightly.

  • Stocks Trim Losses; Banks Gain, Techs Fall Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 2:29 PM ET

    Stocks shaved some of their earlier losses as financials gained.  Sony and BP shares rose.

  • Lightning Round OT: Domino's, Pilgrim Pride and More Wednesday, 2 Jun 2010 | 7:33 PM ET

    The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • This Year's Hottest IPO? Monday, 22 Mar 2010 | 10:57 PM ET

    After a public-offering dry spell, this market's ramping up again.

  • LED Revolution and the Semiconductors Leading It Thursday, 11 Mar 2010 | 1:58 PM ET

    Yesterday marked the 10th Year Anniversary of the peak of the dot com bubble with the NASDAQ Composite now down about 53% from its all-time high close of 5,048.62. Now, 10 years later, the NASDAQ has been a leader in the past year's rally. Amongst the leaders, have been manufacturers of components of LEDs. Could revolutionary LED stocks possibly lead the NASDAQ to thrive once again?

  • Fast And Curious Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | 8:49 AM ET
    Lindsey Vonn of the Unites States looks on after a training run for the Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

    The Spyder skiwear company would love nothing better than to arrive in Vancouver for the 2010 Olympics this week amidst a little controversy.  Enter the  "slippery suit."

  • I Want My (3D) TV Thursday, 7 Jan 2010 | 3:57 PM ET

    Now that 3D versions of movies have proven to be cash cows at the box office, the entertainment and consumer electronics industries are hoping to cash in on the experience in people's homes.

  • Consumer Electronics Show: What's Hot? Wednesday, 6 Jan 2010 | 5:43 PM ET

    The traders are keeping an eye on tech stocks with the Consumer Electronics Show now underway in Las Vegas.