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  • 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?"

  • Stocks Rally to the Finish Line; Techs Lead Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 4:38 PM ET

    Stocks rallied for a second day Thursday as traders found cause for optimism and technology stocks blazed the trail.

  • Techs Lead Stocks Higher; Oil Recedes Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 2:42 PM ET

    Stocks bounced back from a weak open after a better-than-expected report on manufacturing.

  • Yahoo And Icahn: If It Thought Microsoft Was Bad... Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 11:26 AM ET
    Yahoo

    It's official: Carl Icahn is stirring up the pot in big way when it comes to Yahoo's uncertain future, launching a proxy war, putting forward his own slate of directors, and pulling no punches when it comes to skewering existing management.

  • Stocks Tick Higher; Yahoo, CNET Jump Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 11:17 AM ET

    Stocks bounced back from a weak open after a better-than-expected report on manufacturing.

  • Icahn Forms Slate to Take on Yahoo Board Thursday, 15 May 2008 | 10:10 AM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Carl Icahn launched a proxy battle to force Yahoo to reopen buyout talks with Microsoft, the billionaire investor said in a letter to the Internet company Thursday.

  • Your First Move For Thursday May 15th Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 7:09 PM ET

    Here's our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you tomorrow's best trades, right now!

  • Icahn Proxy Fight; GE Selling Appliance Biz Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 6:28 PM ET

    A Carl Icahn proxy fight and word that GE will sell it's appliance division made headlines after the bell. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Icahn Moving Ahead with Proxy Battle for Yahoo Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 6:15 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has elected to move ahead with plans to run a dissident board slate at Yahoo, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

  • Stocks Close Higher Despite Late Pullback Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 4:28 PM ET

    Stocks finished higher Wednesday, despite profit-taking in the last half-hour of trading, as Wall Street cheered what appeared to be a tame inflation reading.

  • Yahoo Side Of Microsoft Offer: Revisionist History? Wednesday, 14 May 2008 | 3:07 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    With the deadline looming for investors to nominate a competing slate to Yahoo's existing board of directors--and Carl Icahn itching for a boardroom battle of his own for the stumbling internet brand--there are some interesting developments on Yahoo's own recollection of how and why negotiations with Microsoft broke down.