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  • How to Play the Thanksgiving Rally of 2011 Tuesday, 22 Nov 2011 | 3:32 PM ET
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    The Dow Jones Industrial Average has historically given investors something to be thankful for during the Thanksgiving week: money. Buying into what is known as the Thanksgiving Rally could earn you profits that make up for Black Friday shopping, according to TheStreet.

  • Plentiful Electronic Deals Are a Win for Consumers Friday, 18 Nov 2011 | 3:29 PM ET
    A customer purchases the Amazon.com Inc. Kindle Fire tablet computer at a Best Buy Co. store in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. Amazon.com Inc.

    With declining categories such as GPS devices and computers, no new must-have videogame console, and little buzz beyond tablets as the next big must-have gadget, consumer electronics is poised to have a blue holiday.

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    On Wednesday afternoon Google will finally launch its long-awaited music store at an event in Los Angeles.

  • Happy Holidays in Store for Videogame Industry Monday, 7 Nov 2011 | 11:04 AM ET
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    While there's little doubt the videogame industry will once again end the year with negative growth, publishers are certainly positioning themselves to go out with a good fight.

  • 10 Must-Have Videogames This Holiday Season Monday, 7 Nov 2011 | 11:03 AM ET
    The holiday season is typically loaded with must-have videogames, but the number hitting shelves this year is unprecedented. Several top franchises have new installments out and some new games are looking very promising. That's good news for players, but it's even better for gift buyers, since few gamers will be able to keep up with the deluge. Here are some sure-fire suggestions.

    The holiday season is typically loaded with must-have videogames, but the number hitting shelves this year is unprecedented. Here are ten videogames that won't miss their mark.

  • The ECB and the Big Bazooka Wednesday, 2 Nov 2011 | 9:10 AM ET
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    The European Central Bank: The big bazooka. There are plenty of important events this week, from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's presser to the Group of 20 nations (G20) to nonfarm payrolls. But the story most closely watched is ECB President Mario Draghi's first press conference tomorrow. Why? Not just because many believe he may cut interest rates a month early, it's that many are betting he will reiterate that he is going to continue to buy sovereign bonds.

  • European Leaders May Upstage the Fed Tuesday, 1 Nov 2011 | 8:20 PM ET
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    European leaders gathering for an emergency meeting Wednesday in Cannes could get more attention than Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, unless he has a surprise policy move up his sleeve.

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    Like an unpleasant relative, the European debt crisis came back for a visit Monday and may still be hanging around on Tuesday.

  • Stocks End Near Lows, but Log Strong October Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | 4:25 PM ET

    Stocks closed out the final trading day of October with a thud, finishing near session lows amid renewed concerns over the European debt crisis, but logged some record gains for the month.

  • Futures Fall as Dollar Gains on Yen Intervention Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | 9:09 AM ET

    Futures declined Monday as the U.S. dollar shot up to a three-month high against the yen after the Japanese government intervened in the market to curb its currency's appreciation.

  • Thailand Calls Holiday to Allow Escape From Floods Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 8:01 PM ET
    A Bangkok suburb is flooded October 25, 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Thailand announced a five-day holiday on Tuesday to give people the chance to escape floods closing in on Bangkok as the prime minister warned that the capital could face an inundation of 1.5 metres (nearly five feet) of water if barriers collapsed.

  • New 'Grand Theft Auto' Jacks Take-Two Stock Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 | 2:10 PM ET
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    Shares of Take-Two Interactive Software surged Tuesday as the company confirmed the long-rumored next installment in its hit "Grand Theft Auto" series is on the way.

  • Inventions That Killed Businesses Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 4:35 PM ET
    The forward march of technology is both unforgiving and unstoppable. As it mercilessly weeds out the old in favor of the new, once beloved products and services become less favored by consumers, while others simply become obsolete.It’s always been this way. The horse and buggy was once the dominant means of travel for Americans, but once the automobile was invented formerly solvent buggy makers found themselves out of a job.This dynamic repeats itself whenever a new invention comes along that si

    What follows is a list of products and services that became so indispensable to consumers that they instantly lost interest in their previous favorites.

  • Apple's iCloud vs. Ultraviolet: Movies Anywhere? Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 4:13 PM ET
    Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue speaks about iCloud during introduction of the new iPhone 4s at the company’s headquarters October 4, 2011.

    Buy a movie once, watch it anywhere, on any Internet-connected device, through the cloud . That's the new business model making waves in Hollywood. Apple's in advanced negotiations with the movie studios to offer movies through its iCloud service and UltraViolet, from a consortium of media and tech companies, rolls out its first cloud-enabled DVDs this week. And Hollywood's hoping that these new options will grow digital movie sales to compensate for DVDs' decline.

  • Stocks Close Day Lower But Gain for Week Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 4:04 PM ET

    Despite a failed attempt at the end of Friday's session to close the week out on a positive note, stocks finished higher on some tepid signs of recovery for the US economy.

  • Futures Rebound After Monthly Jobs Report Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 8:35 AM ET

    Futures rebounded, erasing their early losses Friday following a stronger-than-expected monthly government payrolls report.

  • Cramer: Apple Stock Still a 'Buy' Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 6:25 PM ET

    Steve Jobs left behind a company that is still the greatest company on earth, Cramer says.

  • Are Rising Corporate Cyber Attacks a Conspiracy? Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 3:40 PM ET
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    High-profile cyber intrusions, mixed with anonymous mechanized threats and curiously timed offline periods for major corporations, have prompted conspiracy theorists to wonder if hackers are trying to undermine big business or the economy.

  • Sony Secures Abu Dhabi Funds for EMI Bid Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 12:02 AM ET
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    Sony has secured financing from Abu Dhabi’s investment fund for EMI as second-round bids for the UK music company came in before a deadline last night, people close to Citibank’s $3.5bn-$4bn auction said. The FT reports.

  • Tim Armstrong's New Strategy: Can Video Save AOL? Monday, 3 Oct 2011 | 3:08 PM ET
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    Today Tim Armstrong presented a new strategy to get AOL on track, unveiling an unprecedented investment in video in an exclusive interview on CNBC.