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  • Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp.

    Microsoft said a small number of its computers were infected with malware in an attack similar to the recent ones on Apple and Facebook. There was no evidence of customer data being affected.

  • U.S. stock index futures were higher across the board Friday after stocks logged their sharpest two-day drop this year and following comments from St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard that the central bank's aggressive easy money policy will stay for a "long time."

  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be seeking to put a strong U.S.-Japan alliance on full display in the face of potential threats in Asia when he meets U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday.

  • Mike Baute

    Hackers have hit many U.S. companies, but few have admitted it. Now, some are going public, reflecting new ways of judging the risks and benefits of such moves.

  • Twitter and the Washington Post are the latest media companies to reveal that they too were victims of cyber attacks.

  • Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • A quick market recap of what happened on Friday.

  • Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Tim Tebow

    Market musings with CNBC Market Guru Robert Hum.

  • ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Oct 27- President Barack Obama will continue to push for middle-class tax cuts as part of his economic agenda, but the White House is not considering a specific new tax cut plan at this time, a spokesman for Obama said on Saturday. It is something he'll continue to push for,'' White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters.

  • The White House said no new tax policy suggestion had been formulated. ``There's no specific new proposal such as this one at this time,'' a White House official said. The Post said the Obama administration wanted to match the benefits of the payroll tax reduction without tapping into Social Security revenues.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 26- The Obama administration is considering a possible tax cut that would increase workers' take-home salaries and replace the payroll tax reduction set to expire at the end of the year, The Washington Post reported on Friday. The Post said the administration believed the economy could use further stimulus despite signs of improvement.

  • When the University of Phoenix, the country's largest university, announced this week it's closing 115 campuses and satellite locations, it signaled more than a sudden availability of commercial real estate near highway interchanges, where for-profit colleges like to set up shop as a student convenience.

  • LOS ANGELES-- Newsweek's decision to stop publishing a print edition after 80 years and bet its life entirely on a digital future may be more a commentary on its own problems than a definitive statement on the health of the magazine industry. Paid magazine subscriptions were 1.1 percent in the first half of the year, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations.

  • NEW YORK-- There was a time when the newsweeklies set the agenda for the nation's conversation _ when Time and Newsweek would digest the events of the week and Americans would wait by their mailboxes to see what was on the covers.

  • TAIPEI, Taiwan-- A Hong Kong media magnate highly critical of China is selling one of his Taiwanese companies to a group headed by a local businessman whose family has substantial interests on the mainland.

  • NEW YORK-- Robert Caro, Junot Diaz and the late Anthony Shadid were among the finalists announced Wednesday for the National Book Awards. Other nominees included the novelists Dave Eggers and Louise Erdrich and nonfiction writers Anne Applebaum and Katherine Boo.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 4- One of today's major debates is how big government should be. Diana Farrell, an economist who recently returned to the consulting firm McKinsey after a two-year stint in the White House, thinks smart pragmatists should seize this common ground.

  • --U.S. health care-related educational services provider Ascend Learning's profitability has been weak, and we expect EBITDA margins will remain under pressure. --We are lowering our corporate credit rating on the company to' B-' from' B'.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 2- The U.S. State Department has said it believes American journalist Austin Tice, who disappeared in Syria in August, is alive and being held by the Syrian government.