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  • While HP and Oracle fight over Mark Hurd, could the real winner be Germany’s SAP?

  • Cloud-computing is possibly the biggest disruptive force to hit enterprise technology in years, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt. So how are the tech titans adopting the change?

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

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    Bilateral investment treaties, or BITs, are usually portrayed, along with free-trade agreements, by the mainstream media as being ruinous to the U.S. economy. In fact, such pacts between the U.S. and emerging economic powerhouses such as China, India and Korea are key to maintaining our place as the world’s economic leader.

  • What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday, July 27.

  • With earnings season in full-swing, the Fast Money traders share what earnings reports they'll be paying attention to.

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    Oracle President Charles Phillips said we're still in the "early innings" of tech consolidation, and that Oracle will probably spend twice as much over the next five years as it did over the last five.

  • Cramer highlights another American company bucking the notion that this economy is all bad.

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    The software giant reported a profit that jumped from a year ago and easily outstripped what Wall Street was expecting, suggesting the recovery in technology spending remains on track as businesses spend on big-ticket items like computer systems.

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    These industry, government, and Hollywood heavyweights have created the Green Products Innovation Institute, a new non-profit think tank that will help manufacturers find safer alternatives to toxic chemicals used in their products.

  • In its largest deal in almost 20 years, SAP announced it would acquire Sybase in a deal worth almost $6 billion. Why is this computer giant betting so big on mobile technology?

  • BMC Software got slammed on a bad earnings report next week, but now the bulls are thinking about a potential takeover after rival Sybase got snatched up.

  • The Dow lost more than 100 points, led by Cisco, as comments from CEO John Chambers sucked the wind out of the tech rally's sails.

  • The Dow bounced around Thursday as Alcoa advanced, while Cisco skidded after comments from CEO John Chambers.

  • Over the past few years, the outlook from Cisco CEO John Chambers has been spot on. That combined with technical action makes the traders nervous.

  • U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open Thursday in the wake of a strong rally for the Dow Jones Industrial Average in the previous session. But volatility looked set to remain.

  • On Wednesday the market ended above 10,868, the close the day before the swoon. However gold also traded higher in a flight to safety. What gives?

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    Anybody who’s worked in a big company knows how hard it can be to find “the right someone” on short notice to help you solve a pressing business-innovation problem...But three big companies have begun to figure out how to build these large-scale pull platforms to create value for customers...and in the process, they’ve driven sustainable long-term results.

  • Eilat, Israel

    Israel perhaps has more to gain than anyone else from going clean and green. Right now, Israel is almost fully dependent on fossil fuels that pollute the country. Israel still gets its oil from secondary sources, because Arab nations won't sell to Israel directly.

  • On Thursday the Dow gave up a triple digit gain in an afternoon sell-off to close flat. How should you be positioned now?