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  • New Microsoft-Yahoo Plan: Alliance, Not Acquisition Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 9:31 AM ET

    Microsoft has proposed to buy Yahoo's search business and take a minority stake in the Web pioneer, stopping short of a full-out merger, a person familiar with the discussions said on Monday.

  • Microsoft Wants to Buy Yahoo Search Business Monday, 19 May 2008 | 6:29 PM ET

    Microsoft has proposed an alternative deal to Yahoo that involves acquiring the Internet portal's search business, Reuters reported Monday.

  • Rallied Denied: Stocks Close Mixed Monday, 19 May 2008 | 6:14 PM ET

    The S&P and Dow eked out gains Monday as record oil prices boosted energy shares, but the Nasdaq slipped after a chipmaker's warning. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Stocks Close Mixed; Nasdaq Declines Monday, 19 May 2008 | 4:16 PM ET

    Stocks finished mixed as an early rally fizzled and weakness crept into techs, retail and housing.

  • Microsoft has proposed an alternative deal to Yahoo that involves acquiring the Internet portal's search business, Reuters reported Monday.

  • Uptick in Leading Indicators Boosts Stocks Monday, 19 May 2008 | 2:21 PM ET

    Stocks advanced Monday as an uptick in leading indicators offered investors a modest confirmation of the optimism they've been trading on.

  • The broader economic slowdown is hampering the growth of online advertising.

  • HP, GM Lead Dow; Home Depot Skids Monday, 19 May 2008 | 10:25 AM ET

    Stocks opened flat Monday as high oil prices fueled concerns about the weary consumer and there was fresh chatter that the credit crunch isn't yet over.

  • Icahn: Yahoo By the Ear; Microsoft's Ear Monday, 19 May 2008 | 8:13 AM ET
    Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Another weekend, another round of dueling press releases from Microsoft and Yahoo, and if there were ever a clearer example of the PR 8-ball behind which Yahoo finds itself, I don't recall one.

  • Microsoft Weighs Different Yahoo Deal Sunday, 18 May 2008 | 5:56 PM ET

    Microsoft Corp. is once again trying to team up with Yahoo Inc. to challenge Internet search and advertising leader Google Inc., although at this point the renewed talks haven't escalated to another attempt to take over Yahoo.

  • Microsoft, Yahoo Enter New Talks: WSJ Sunday, 18 May 2008 | 5:51 PM ET

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft Corp.   is considering an agreement with Yahoo Inc.  and opened up the possibility that it would consider buying the Internet company. In a statement, Microsoft that it is “is considering and has raised

  • Microsoft, Yahoo Enter New Talks: WSJ Sunday, 18 May 2008 | 5:14 PM ET

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft Corp.   is considering an agreement with Yahoo Inc.  and opened up the possibility that it would consider buying the Internet company. In a statement, Microsoft that it is “is considering and has raised

  • Stocks Mount Modest Comeback Friday, 16 May 2008 | 6:23 PM ET

    Fast Money takes Chicago just as commodities have a breakout week with oil hitting a new high and raw materials making a resurgence. Find out how to trade it all here.

  • Stocks Gain for Week, Led by Tech, Energy Friday, 16 May 2008 | 5:22 PM ET

    Stocks finished flat as a new record for oil prices overshadowed a better-than-expected report on housing. Still, for the week, all three major indexes managed decent gains: The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed nearly 2 percent; the S&P 500 index advanced about 2.5 percent and the Nasdaq jumped more than 3 percent.

  • For the week ending Friday, May 16, 2008, the U.S. Equity Markets ended the week up with all of the major indices up ~2% or more as stocks gained from M&A news, easing inflation worries, and strong earnings results.  Oil and gasoline continued to hit new record highs as the dollar declined against major currencies.

  • Stocks Turn Mixed As Oil Trims Gains Friday, 16 May 2008 | 2:35 PM ET

    Stocks recovered most of their losses and were mixed in the final hour of trading as oil prices pulled back toward $126 a barrel.

  • Could Icahn Push Microsoft To Pursue Yahoo Again? Friday, 16 May 2008 | 11:34 AM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Two weeks after Microsoft abandoned its pursuit of Yahoo, a proxy fight launched by activist investor Carl Icahn has put Microsoft in the driver's seat.

  • Yahoo's Response to Icahn Friday, 16 May 2008 | 8:49 AM ET
    Carl Icahn

    My take on the Yahoo response to Icahn's letter, for what it's worth ...

  • Key Hedge Fund Betting on Microsoft-Yahoo Merger Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 7:31 PM ET

    Paulson & Co., the hedge fund that raked in billions of dollars over the last year in betting on the subprime credit meltdown, has built up a stake of about 50 million shares in Yahoo. Meanwhile, Yahoo has rebuffed investor Carl Icahn's plan to nominate board members to the Internet pioneer.

  • Dow Jumps 94; Nasdaq Up 1.5% Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 6:26 PM ET

    The Dow made double digit gains Thursday as a battle to control Yahoo boosted the technology sector and a pullback in oil eased concerns about inflation. What's the "Word on the Street?"