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  • Where the Layoffs Are—Is Your Firm on the List? Tuesday, 9 Dec 2008 | 1:49 PM ET

    Sony became one of the latest companies to announce layoffs in attempt to rein in costs and weather the weak economy.

  • Stocks Turn Mixed as Techs Tick Higher Tuesday, 9 Dec 2008 | 1:25 PM ET

    Stocks moved off their lows and turned mixed, helped by a smaller-than-expected decline in October pending-homes sales and a rally in big-cap tech shares

  • Stocks Move Off Lows And Turn Mixed Tuesday, 9 Dec 2008 | 10:13 AM ET

    Stocks moved off their lows and turned mixed, helped by a smaller-than-expected decline in October pending-homes sales and a rally in big-cap tech shares

  • Jobs: Going And Going And Going Tuesday, 9 Dec 2008 | 9:11 AM ET

    Sony said it would cut 16,000 jobs, half full-time and half part-time. That’s about 4 percent of its full time workforce. Their music players are facing tough competition from Apple and flat-screen TV sales have been declining.

  • Microsoft's Xbox Sees Big Green on Black Friday Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 8:20 PM ET

    I've been covering the massive Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas for longer than I care to remember. Before that, it was Comdex. I've been doing this for the better part of 15 years, and I've seen my fair share of stunning developments at the show.

  • Predictions: 9 For '09 From Dennis Kneale Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 2:12 PM ET

    Brace for the glimmerings of a comeback in confidence in 2009, if only because it can’t get much worse than this. So, look for a corporate smashup, a new look from Goldman Sachs, and, yes that's right, the next bubble.

  • Electronic Firms Show Downturn In Consumer Spending Friday, 28 Nov 2008 | 9:35 AM ET

    All eyes will be on the retailers today, as stores hope that consumers will line up for Black Friday bargains despite the current economic gloom. The weaker economic conditions continue to bring down corporate Q4 and full-year forecasts.

  • More Losers Than Winners This Year Friday, 21 Nov 2008 | 3:53 PM ET
    Shoppers rush to get in line outside of the Best Buy early Friday, Nov. 24, 2006, in Jackson, Miss., to take advantage of the Black Friday bargains. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Discount and dollar stores are back in fashion and back in the black. Just about everyone else has his back to the wall.

  • Xbox Vs. PlayStation With Netflix Caught In The Middle Wednesday, 19 Nov 2008 | 3:14 PM ET
    Netflix

    It's a big day for Netflix with the service going live on Microsoft's Xbox 360 platform. But there's one big thing lacking and you can thank the heated rivalry between Sony and Microsoft for it and I'm getting an earful from some of you.

  • Bond Should Take "Quantum" Leap At Box Office Friday, 14 Nov 2008 | 3:57 PM ET
    Quantum of Solace

    James Bond always manages to race in, driving an Aston Martin, to save the day. This weekend we're sure to see 007 kill the box office. The latest in the Bond franchise, "Quantum of Solace", from Sony and MGM could be bigger than any other Bond film. Despite the global economic downturn it's already a huge hit overseas.

  • Video Games Buck Slowdown Trend in UK Friday, 14 Nov 2008 | 3:42 AM ET

    As investors search for "recession-proof" investments, they may find buying opportunities in video games, once a realm dominated almost exclusively by teenage boys.

  • Circuit City Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Monday, 10 Nov 2008 | 9:45 AM ET
    A Circuit City store in Richmond, Virginia.

    Circuit City Stores, the No. 2 U.S. consumer electronics retailer, filed for bankruptcy protection Monday just a few weeks before the start of the key holiday shopping season, becoming the largest retailer to file under Chapter 11 this year.

  • Hottest Digital Cameras for Your Budget Wednesday, 29 Oct 2008 | 2:02 PM ET
    There's no escaping the ubiquitous digital camera these days. It's big business now more than ever, with industry leaders Canon, Nikon and Sony duking it out for global supremacy. Whether you're looking for a quick-to-capture point-and-shoot or the top-of-the-crop pro DSLR, click ahead to see which models offer what you're looking for in a new camera. We grouped them into four categories: > > > >

    Whether you're looking for a quick-to-capture point-and-shoot or the top-of-the-crop pro DSLR, click ahead to see which models offer what you're looking for in a new camera.

  • Busch: U.S. Not Doing A Great Job In Credit Crisis Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 1:46 PM ET

    The equity market collapse began in the Far East as Sony shares slide 14 pct after they issued a profit warning. The electronics maker cut its profit forecast in half as the strong Japanese yen and the ongoing credit crisis is hurting demand for its cameras and flat TVs.

  • Tokyo, Seoul Head Asian Market Train Wreck Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 5:02 AM ET
    Stock investors watch stock movement at a stock exchange in Chengdu, China.

    Asian markets were massacred Friday, led by South Korea's 10.6% plunge  and Japan's 9.6% tumble, as the global economic slowdown slashed earnings prospects for an array of companies.

  • Commodities Still Under Pressure Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 9:34 AM ET

    S&P futures moved about 40 points off their highs of the morning, before posting a slight rebound off the lows late in the morning. They are finishing the morning session only down slightly.

  • Garmin Nüvi® 350

    This economic slowdown couldn’t come at a worse time for retailers and electronics manufacturers — The holidays are typically their biggest earnings period. But you know what that means: Sales!

  • Lightning Round: Genentech, Visa, Sony and More Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | 7:22 PM ET

    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • The Final Chapter In PS3 Vs. Xbox 360? Monday, 29 Sep 2008 | 8:54 AM ET

    I know most of you are beyond caring, but in the interest of full disclosure, my son this weekend threw in the towel on his Sony PlayStation 3 and returned to the Microsoft Xbox 360. Like an errant husband crawling back to his wife, he said, "I guess I should've thought this through."

  • RIM Readies Earnings Facing "Brutal Competition" Wednesday, 24 Sep 2008 | 12:27 PM ET

    Thursday will be a big day for Research in Motion as the company prepares to release its second fiscal 2009 quarterly earnings into a climate that's either really good, or really bad, for the wireless leader, depending upon who you believe on Wall Street.