The stock market debut of Chinese social network Renren will have turned heads at Facebook. The sky-high valuation when shares were priced on Wednesday (at more than 70 times 2010 revenues) conveyed a simple message: investors are hungry for growth. And there is no other growth story with the allure of the Chinese internet. The FT reports.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Thursday's "Squawk on the Street."
Turns out a lot of people using Twitter Sunday night asked "Who is Osama Bin Laden?" as the site went nuts with news of his death. Really? Even if you've been living under a rock (or cave in Tora Bora) or without internet service (like, in a compound in Abottabad), you know who "OBL" is, right? Not so.
Bringing about disruption is incredibly hard. And it takes an especially driven type of entrepreneur, a lot of money and even more luck and the ability to clear some pretty big hurdles.
The Street again turned attention to beleaguered Yahoo!, sending shares to a 52-week high, after top hedge fund manager David Einhorn revealed a bullish position.
David Einhorn, of Greenlight Capital, discloses his new position in Yahoo, with the Fast Money team.
The big news that Osama Bin Laden was finally dead wasn't reported first by a cable or broadcast TV channel, nor by a news wire or newspaper. Twitter broke the news, long before anyone even knew what the news was, when IT consultant who lived in the vicinity of Bin Laden's compound complained about the noise.
Investors will be attracted to Microsoft if it raises its dividend over 3 percent, but don't expect to hear that tonight during the company's earnings report, said Walter Pritchard, director and software analyst at Citi.
Stocks closed sharply higher in a rally sparked by strength in tech and manufacturing, although bank stocks weakened after Wells Fargo reported a slide in revenue.
Stocks added to strong gains before the close as a rally sparked by strength in tech and manufacturing drove prices higher, although bank stocks weakened after Wells Fargo reported a slide in revenue.
Although Apple is among the most loved stocks on Wall Street, there's growing chatter that Apple could be setting up for failure.
Stocks continued to rally after a series of solid earnings reports led by technology and manufacturing companies.
Stock index futures were sharply higher ahead of the open Wednesday after a series of solid earnings reports.
Earnings wins by a parade of tech names could give a lift to stocks Wednesday and puts the focus on Apple's late day report.
Will the latest Yahoo results help CEO Carol Bartz persuade skeptical investors that the company is headed in the right direction after years of struggle?
Shares of IBM were volatile in extended trade after big blue reported slightly higher-than-expected earnings yet investors had some concerns.
According to comments made by Intel CFO Stacy Smith exclusively to CNBC, part of the company's strong earnings reports was due to this factor!
The online search and advertising reported earnings Tuesday that topped analysts' expectations causing shares to jump in after-hours trading.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday, April 19.
With Larry Page and Sergey Brin selling about 1 million shares each annually for the next five years, should investors buy as the Google co-founders cash out.