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Yahoo Inc's attempt to form an alliance with Google Inc to stave off Microsoft Corp could run into more trouble with antitrust regulators than Microsoft's unwelcome takeover bid. While Yahoo is seeking a business partnership with Google legal experts say any deal will draw heavy scrutiny.
Microsoft Corp wants to stick with its original takeover offer for Yahoo Inc , but is not ruling out News Corp joining its bid or other options, a source close to the company said on Friday.
A double helping of economic data and first-quarter earnings reports will flood the zone next week, but it's the corporate earnings that will drive stocks and give a better picture of where the economy is going. If GE's bombshell earnings miss is an indicator, the news will be as nasty as traders expect.
Yahoo's board is meeting by conference call Friday afternoon and the big topic of course, is Microsoft's $42.2 billion dollar bid. The clock is ticking. Microsoft's Steve Ballmer threatened to stage a proxy fight to get the acquisition if the board doesn't take the bid, which it rejected as too low.
NBC Universal's first-quarter performance fell far short of parent General Electric's expectations, again raising questions over whether the broadcast network belongs within the industrial conglomerate.
The battle over Yahoo is creating a feeding frenzy among the media and Internet giants. Nearly two months after Microsoft made its $44.6 billion dollar bid for Yahoo, Yahoo is considering partnering with AOL while outsourcing search ad sales with Google to counter the Microsoft bid.
Microsoft believes it has made a fair offer to acquire Yahoo and is committed to bolstering its digital advertising capabilities irrespective of the outcome, its chief operating officer said.
The Dow rose Thursday after the semiconductor sector received an upgrade and Wal-Mart reported higher sales for March. What's the "Word on the Street?"
The Dow and S&P 500 snapped a two-day losing streak Thursday, led by technology stocks after an upgrade on the chip sector.
Yahoo may have played its top two cards by pulling out possible deals with AOL and Google, but it does not seem to have changed Wall Street's view that Microsoft will eventually win the takeover battle.
Yahoo is apparently the belle of the ball if you believe the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, both with stories tonight that competing bids will surface Thursday from News Corp. and Time Warner -- Are you kidding me?
Like an early warning system, retailers Thursday could reveal how much pain the consumer has been feeling from rising energy costs and the slowing economy.
Yahoo and Time Warner's AOL are closing in on a deal to combine their Internet operations, a move that could thwart Microsoft's effort to acquire Yahoo, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Yahoo is turning over some of its advertising space to Internet search leader Google as part of a two-week test that could lead to a broader partnership.
CBS, the home of the most celebrated news division in broadcasting, has been in discussions with Time Warner about a deal to outsource some of its news-gathering operations to CNN, two executives briefed on the matter said Monday.
Yahoo is not opposed to Microsoft's bid for the Web media company, as long as it is at the right price, Yahoo's board said on Monday in a letter to Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer.
Microsoft on Saturday gave Yahoo a deadline of three weeks to make a decision on its "generous offer," valued at $44.6 billion, or else it will launch a proxy fight.
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At the CTIA Wireless Show in Las Vegas, telecom, cable and Web media companies are hyping their plans to master 3G info technology like WiMax -- and some are already jumping ahead to 4G. Todd Rosenbluth, Standard & Poor's telecom analyst, told investors who he believes will win the wireless wars.
The bottom: If not now, when? It's the question that traders, fund managers, analysts and investors were all asking, all week.