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  • I'm 'Worried' About Gold Prices: Oppenheimer's Belski Monday, 26 Oct 2009 | 12:19 PM ET

    Gold prices continued to rise on Monday, nearing $1,060, as the U.S. dollar fell. Brian Belski, chief investment strategist at Oppenheimer & Co. shared his insights on gold, markets, and more.

  • This Market Has Little Downside: BlackRock's Doll Monday, 26 Oct 2009 | 10:48 AM ET

    The economy just exited a recession and we’re in a sub-par recovery, so the markets are "entitled to a rest after the big gain," said Bob Doll, vice chairman and global chief investment officer of equities at BlackRock.

  • Amazon is to eBay What Google is to Yahoo Monday, 26 Oct 2009 | 9:34 AM ET

    We've seen these tales of two companies before: one competitor begins pulling away from another, and like a raging brush fire, generates its own momentum, makes its own wind, and just keeps growing. And growing. Devouring everything in its path.

  • Story Of Indian Pitchers Bought By Sony Monday, 26 Oct 2009 | 8:48 AM ET
    Dinesh Patel (L) and Rinku Singh of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    The rights to the improbable story of two kids from Indian villages, who won a pitching contest without even knowing the rules of baseball and were eventually drafted, have been acquired by Sony.

  • Mac vs. PC; Ads and Momentum Friday, 23 Oct 2009 | 10:30 AM ET

    This has been a fascinating week for Apple and Microsoft. Both have been mired in a pitched battle with each other for decades, but I can't remember a week like this one, with so much news, so much excitement, so much meat on the bone for both company's stories.

  • Microsoft's Ballmer Secure as CEO Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 | 9:40 AM ET
    Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO

    When you're running a company the size of Microsoft, you're going to face issues. Lots of them. Competition with Apple, and Google, and Sony, economic vagaries, the European Commission, the Justice Department. Product development, innovation, politics.

  • Expect Further Options Decline For Kodak: Traders Wednesday, 21 Oct 2009 | 8:14 AM ET

    Eastman Kodak is down 60 percent in the last month, and the options are looking for further declines.

  • Barnes & Noble Opens Up Its 'Nook' Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | 3:23 PM ET

    Barnes & Noble has finally unveiled the details of its much-anticipated e-book. It's called the "Nook," and like Amazon's Kindle, it costs $259.

  • Video Game Sales Rebound in September, but Barely Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 6:39 PM ET

    The good news: After six consecutive months of negative numbers, the video game industry finally had a month that topped 2008’s sales figures. The bad news: It only did so by the skin of its teeth.

  • Revenge of the Hollywood Temp Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 12:21 PM ET
    Rex Lee

    You think Lloyd has a rough time on "Entourage"? At least he's not a temp. You saw how Ari treated those people after Lloyd left. However, revenge is sweet, especially in Hollywood, and temps have found their voice in a blog called The Temp Diaries, purportedly written by one of their own.

  • "Google Editions" Sure to Rev Up E-Book Business Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 11:57 AM ET

    Google is sure to shake up the digital book business with is new platform to sell e-Books. In classic Google-fashion it's becoming a "frenemy" — both a competitor and a new driver of revenue — for the likes of Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.

  • Google To Launch Google Editions Platform Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 8:52 AM ET
    Google Headquarters

    Google is launching a new service for booksellers next year called Google Editions, which will let readers buy books and read them anywhere on gadgets ranging from cell phones to possibly e-book devices.

  • The Australian dollar has hit a 14-month high against the U.S dollar, prompting investors to speculate once again, if the currency will reach parity with the greenback. According to historical charts, that outcome is unlikely anytime soon.

  • Gamestop store

    The November 2005 launch of the Xbox 360 marked not only the beginning of a new cycle of video game hardware, it also launched a new era in video game pricing.

  • Readers E-Joice for E-Books Friday, 9 Oct 2009 | 11:57 AM ET

    Good news for those of you who are waiting/hoping for more e-book choices - reports are out that Barnes & Noble plans on selling its own electronic reader possibly as soon as next month.

  • Kindle 2

    It looks like this will be the holiday shopping season of the e-reader; we'll finally see some serious competition and affordable prices, which means the niche could finally take off.

  • UK Deals Blow to Ticketmaster-LiveNation Merger Thursday, 8 Oct 2009 | 10:54 AM ET

    As the Department of Justice scrutinizes Ticketmaster and LiveNation's proposed merger here in the US overseas the UK's main antitrust regulator already decided it has some problems with the combination of the ticketing giant and the world's largest concert promoter. This morning Britain's Competition Commission provisionally ruled against the planned merger, saying it "will limit the development of competition in the market for live music ticket retailing."

  • Charting Sony: Game On! Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 12:20 PM ET
    Sony Building

    When it comes to analyzing charts, distinguishing between coincidences and correlation will always prove to be a challenge. Japan's Sony chart poses this problem.

  • MGM Lion Roars, and Gets a Break From Debt Payments Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 11:03 AM ET
    MGM Studios

    MGM, the debt-laden privately held film studio, has been given a temporary reprieve on its interest payments.

  • Cisco Bets on Video Again with $3 Billion Tandberg Buy Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | 12:55 PM ET

    Cisco has agreed to buy Norwegian videoconferencing company Tandberg for $3 billion in cash, its latest bet that video will drive demand for its data transmission gear. The acquisition fills the gap between Cisco's high-end video meeting service and its WebEx tool.