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  • Hewlett-Packard Keeps Lead Over Dell in PCs Thursday, 19 Apr 2007 | 1:41 AM ET

    Hewlett-Packard maintained its lead over Dell in the global personal-computer market in the first quarter, market researcher IDC said on Wednesday.

  • CNBC's Schacknow: 18 Candles (Happy Anniversary!) Tuesday, 17 Apr 2007 | 4:57 PM ET
    Peter Schacknow

    It was 18 years ago today -- April 17, 1989 -- that CNBC went on the air for the very first time. For those of us who were here both then and now, we realize that the world is a very different place. The Dow closed that day at 2337.79 -- roughly 10,000 points below where it is now. Alan Greenspan was less than two years into his Fed chairmanship, and the position hadn’t yet become one of financial celebrity. ... We couldn’t "google" anything because there was no Google...

  • Grade the Trade Friday, 13 Apr 2007 | 9:45 PM ET

    Tonight, the masters of Wall Street are going face to face with some of the best business school students in the country. Students from Indiana University, Villanova, MIT and USC are bringing their A-game via the webcam.

  • Stocks closed higher Friday following positive earnings guidance from a handful of big companies, pushing the major indexes up for the week. Bullish quarterly earnings forecasts by both Merck and McDonald's lifted the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which ended up 0.4% for the week. The S&P 500 rose 0.6%, while the Nasdaq climbed 0.8%.

  • Sony Shares Hit Five-Year High on Bullish Profit Report Thursday, 12 Apr 2007 | 11:04 PM ET

    Shares of Sony jumped nearly 5% to a five-year high on Friday after a newspaper said its operating profit would more than sextuple this year on strong sales of flat TVs and thePlayStation 3.

  • Nintendo Raises Sales, Profit Forecasts for 2007 Wednesday, 4 Apr 2007 | 11:55 PM ET

    Nintendo raised its sales and profit forecasts for the business year just ended for the fourth time on Thursday, citing robust demand for its DS handheld games.

  • Fujitsu to Curb Chip Spending, Capacity Expansion Wednesday, 4 Apr 2007 | 7:41 PM ET

    Fujitsu will cut spending on its microchips this business year and slow the capacity expansion at its latest semiconductor plant due to sluggish demand for game console chips.

  • Got in last night to the huge CTIA Wireless Show here in Orlando, and hit the ground running. Went straight from the airport to our live-shot podium and was on the air about 30 minutes after I landed. First, it was "Fast Money." Then, about 40 minutes later, live on "On the Money." Not a lot of time to synthesize the material, but the message was clear: an entire industry gearing up for a fight against Apple Inc., and its iPhone isn't even here!

  • Failing Sports Beauties And Final Four "Checkmate" Monday, 26 Mar 2007 | 8:18 AM ET
    Danica Patrick

    This weekend was just another normal weekend for those who are called some of the most marketable female athletes – another weekend without a win. Many following in the footsteps of Anna Kournikova, who pulled in $15 million a year in endorsement deals, despite going 0-for-122 in singles events throughout her career on the WTA Tour.

  • Ancient Epic '300' Wins Another Box Office Battle Sunday, 18 Mar 2007 | 2:23 PM ET

    The brave Spartan soldiers of "300" enjoyed a one-sided victory at the North American box office for a second weekend, making light work of critically lambasted new challenges from Sandra Bullock and Chris Rock.

  • Stocks Plummet on Subprime Woes; Dow Plunges 242 Points Tuesday, 13 Mar 2007 | 11:35 PM ET

    Stocks closed down sharply in its second-worst daily decline of the year as the woes in the subprime mortgage market continued to rattle the major markets, particularly financial stocks."I don't this is over," said Patrick Fay, director of equity trading at DA Davidson, in an interview with CNBC.com. "The market has been overdone for a while and it needs a correction."

  • E3 is dead. Long live CGDC? Friday, 9 Mar 2007 | 2:21 PM ET

    OK, that may be an exaggeration, but wow, what a difference a year makes. The giant Electronics Entertainment Expo that rolled into Los Angeles every year, with 60,000 crazed gamers, will be dramatically scaled back this year to an intimate 5,000 attendees. And that means the Computer Games Developer Conference in San Francisco this week, with its 16,000-plus conventioneers, now ascends to the top spot as the industry's biggest gathering.

  • Sony May Plan to Cut PS3 Cost with Cheaper Chips Friday, 9 Mar 2007 | 9:25 AM ET

    Sony plans to lower the production cost of its PlayStation 3 game consoles by using less expensive chips, aiming to turn these operations profitable between September and March of next year, the Nikkei business daily reported on Friday.

  • Sony Will Delay Annual Earnings Report Tuesday, 6 Mar 2007 | 11:41 PM ET

    Sony will delay its annual earnings report by a few weeks as it grapples with the extra paperwork needed to comply with tougher U.S. accounting rules.

  • Sony and Immersion said they have settled their long-simmering patent dispute over the vibration technology that shakes video game controllers, and will work together to bring the so-called "rumble" function back to PlayStation products.

  • The Warner Bros. film was released on DVD just two weeks ago, the third of the best-picture nominees to hit retail shelves, and its Oscar buzz is likely to lead to increased sales.

  • Sony Chief Executive Sir Howard Stringer said it wouldn't make sense to break up the company's businesses in a digital age.

  • Sony BMG Settles Anti-Piracy CDs Charges Tuesday, 30 Jan 2007 | 12:22 PM ET

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Sony BMG agreed to settle charges that it secretly embedded potentially damaging anti-piracy software in some of its CDs.

  • Sony Profit Drops, But Company Boosts Outlook Tuesday, 30 Jan 2007 | 9:41 AM ET

    Japanese electronics giant Sony reported a drop in quarterly profit Tuesday, but boosted its earnings outlook for the full year.

  • Tech Breakthrough Begins Intel, IBM Chip Battle Monday, 29 Jan 2007 | 11:25 AM ET

    The first shots in the war for the microprocessor of the future have been fired over the weekend. The two leading chipmakers, Intel and IBM, came out with similar announcements this weekend that they have made major advancements in microchip technology. Jim Goldman had the story for “Morning Call” from San Jose, CA.