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  • Yahoo

    Barely two hours into trading and Yahoo shares were on the decline in a big way, off about $4.50 a share, or almost 20 percent; while Microsoft shares are on the increase. Both stocks are well off their lows and highs of the morning, however, as investors try to figure out what they'll both do next. If anything. They will do something. But what?

  • Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang smiles as he watches the Stanford basketball game against Washington State, Thursday, March 3, 2005 in Stanford, Calif. Yahoo! celebrated their 10th anniversary this week. David Filo and Yang founded Yahoo! as doctoral students at Stanford. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

    Yahoo's shares tumbled after Microsoft withdrew its $47.5 billion takeover offer, wiping out about $7.6 billion in market value and piling pressure on its leadership, especially CEO Jerry Wang.

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    The video gaming industry is more complicated than it might appear from the outside. Know these things before jumping in.

  • Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Now that Microsoft has withdrawn it's bid, the pressure is on Yahoo to prove it can revive its languishing stock price.

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    A chronology of events leading to Microsoft's  decision to abandon its offer for Web search and advertising competitor Yahoo:

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    "We continue to believe that our proposed acquisition made sense for Microsoft, Yahoo! and the market as a whole," said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

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    A flood of numbers from both government and industry confronted investors through the week, making for some choppy trading and a lot of educated guesses from analysts, fund managers, and investors.

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    Microsoft, hoping to salvage a takeover of Yahoo, has reluctantly agreed to boost its offer to about $33 a share in cash and stock from $31, though Yahoo is holding out for $37, sources have told CNBC.

  • For the week ending Friday, May 9, 2008, the U.S. Markets were negative for the week, with the Dow falling more than 200 points on Wednesday, making it the biggest point drop since 4/11/08. 

  • Iron Man

    "Iron Man" from Marvel and Paramount opens today, kicking off the summer movie season. With the box office expected to top $85 million opening weekend, Hollywood's pretty excited, and for good reason. The economic downturn is squeezing consumer spending, but there's one corner of the consumer pocketbook that'll emerge unscathed from the "r" word.

  • Stocks finished slightly lower Wednesday as another rate cut and no indication from the Federal Reserve that it plans to stop anytime soon killed an earlier rally.

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    Today in Time Warner's post-earnings conference call CEO Jeff Bewkes announced some interesting news about the company's new strategy about distributing home video. Warner Bros. will offer its DVD film titles on video-on-demand the same day they release the DVDs--what they call a "day and date" release in Hollywood.

  • Stocks advanced Wednesday after a slightly better-than-expected report on economic growth. General Motors shares jumped after the auto maker posted a smaller-than-expected loss.

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    Wall Street has been waiting for news on how Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes is going to shake up the company. Today investors didn't get too many details, but they did get affirmation that he's moving forward with the plan.

  • Stocks advanced Wednesday after a slightly better-than-expected report on economic growth. General Motors shares jumped after the auto maker posted a smaller-than-expected loss.

  • Stocks advanced Wednesday after a slightly better-than-expected report on economic growth. General Motors shares jumped after the auto maker posted a smaller-than-expected loss.

  • Time Warner plans to split off its cable services division to lift its sluggish stock price as it also reported quarterly earnings Wednesday that fell just short of Wall Street's expectations.

  • With big media earnings due this week, find out what former Disney Chief Michael Eisner says every trader should know! That, plus our other "Trade Tomorrow" plays!

  • Golden Years Of Television

    Old television shows - even some long out of syndication - are finding new audiences on the Web.

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    An overwhelming majority of Wall Street analysts see Microsoft Corp preparing shortly to launch a hostile bid at its current price of $31 per share in cash and stock, a Reuters poll found.