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Stocks continued a solid rally Friday, boosted by falling oil prices and investors who swooped in to snatch up battered financial stocks.
After Microsoft and Yahoo's drawn-out acquisition dance officially ended Thursday, Yahoo partnered with Google. Yahoo lost out on Microsoft's $47 billion dollar offer and instead made a more modest deal with the online ad behemoth.
According to Jeffrey Lindsay, Senior Analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, Yahoo is the big loser in the following period of uncertainty.
After another volatile Wall Street session, Dylan labels Thursday "a big fiasco," with the lion's share of the blame going to the Microsoft-Yahoo crash-and-burn. Any possible deal has been aborted for the second and -- very likely -- last time.
I can only imagine the number of bloody scalps on Wall Street tonight as investors scratch their heads over Yahoo's decision to align with Google.
Carl Icahn holds the key to a Microsoft buyout.
Google announced a non-exclusive advertising services agreement with Yahoo, only hours after a decision by Microsoft to walk away from talks to acquire Yahoo.
The markets seesawed amid mixed economic and financial news on Thursday.
Stocks pulled back following news that the Microsoft-Yahoo deal is off. Earlier, the market had rallied as oil prices receded, retail sales came in better than expected and merger in the beverage industry got investors jazzed up.
It is shaping up to be another rough day for Yahoo shareholders, now that we have confirmation that all discussions with Microsoft have come to an end with no deal of any kind being forged.
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Carl Icahn Monday fired off another letter savaging the board and management of Yahoo for failing in its growth plan, the latest volley in an escalating proxy battle the billionaire investor has staged at the Internet company.
Stocks were mixed as Wall Street sought to regain its footing following Friday's dramatic oil-inspired selloff.
Microsoft said it will shut down Windows Live Expo, an online classified-advertising site the software giant created to compete with Craigslist.com.
The Dow plunged more than 400 points as the sharpest jump in the unemployment rate in more than 20 years and rocketing oil prices sparked concerns about stagflation. Oil jumped more than $11 a barrel to close at a record $138.54.
Stocks plunged as the sharpest jump in the unemployment rate in more than 20 years and rocketing oil prices sparked concerns about stagflation. Oil jumped more than $11 a barrel to close at a record $138.54.. Chevron was the lone star on the Dow. Nat Semi jumped -- a rare feat on this landslide day -- after the chip maker posted better-than-expected earnings.