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  • Investors Second Guess Fed Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 6:09 PM ET

    A triple digit rally dissolves after the Fed cuts rates as expected, a Microsoft announcement on Yahoo appears imminent, and GM shares surge. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Time Warner Plans Spin-Off; Profit Falls Wednesday, 30 Apr 2008 | 7:33 AM ET

    Time Warner plans to split off its cable services division to lift its sluggish stock price as it also reported quarterly earnings Wednesday that fell just short of Wall Street's expectations.

  • Tech Gains Boost Nasdaq; Airlines Rise Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 5:04 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed in thin trading Tuesday as the tide turned in technology's favor. Airline stocks rose as oil prices receded. Merck skidded after an FDA rejection.

  • Yahoo Investors See Imminent Microsoft Proxy Fight Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 3:53 PM ET

    Shares of Yahoo recovered from a Tuesday morning drop as investors speculated that Microsoft will launch a proxy fight for the Web search and advertising giant on Wednesday, CNBC has learned.

  • Big Merger Monday Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 6:18 PM ET

    The Dow ended marginally lower ahead of a two-day Fed meeting. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Stocks End Flat Amid Fed Jitters Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 4:58 PM ET

    Stocks finished flat Monday as concerns about the Federal Reserve's rate decision in a couple of days kept a lid on activity generated by merger buzz.

  • Merger Monday: M&A as Survival Strategy Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 4:31 PM ET

    It's been awhile since we've had a good merger Monday, and this one delivered the food industry's second biggest deal ever -- and put April on track to be the busiest month for deal-making this year.

  • Fed Jitters Keep a Lid on Index Gains Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 3:28 PM ET

    Stocks ticked higher Monday amid merger buzz but index gains were modest as the market awaits the Federal Reserve's rate decision later this week.

  • Midday Stock Chatter: Food and Options Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 2:19 PM ET

    Options, food inflation and -- believe it or not -- travel and leisure plays figured big in Monday's stock chatter on CNBC.

  • Microsoft Left With "Hostility" In Yahoo Bid? Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 2:12 PM ET
    Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer.

    Steve Ballmer has plenty of options of what to do next in his brewing battle for Yahoo, but experts and sources within the company are telling me he'll go hostile. At least until Yahoo spacer comes to its senses and comes to the table with a realistic counter.

  • Midday Stock Chatter: Food and Options Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 1:28 PM ET

    Options, food inflation and -- believe it or not -- travel and leisure plays figured big in Monday's stock chatter on CNBC.

  • Visa, Yahoo, Oil: What Options are Saying Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 11:17 AM ET

    Heavy betting on Visa, churn in Yahoo, and perhaps some misguided faith in oil majors ... that's the trend in options, says Rebecca Darst of Interactive Brokers.

  • Financials Skid After 'Sell' Note; Wrigley Rises Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 11:16 AM ET

    Stocks retreated after an early pop Monday as the early market buzz was all about deals and deal makers.

  • Microsoft Expected to Make Hostile Bid for Yahoo Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 10:48 AM ET

    An overwhelming majority of Wall Street analysts see Microsoft Corp preparing shortly to launch a hostile bid at its current price of $31 per share in cash and stock, a Reuters poll found.

  • Mars Acquisition of Wrigley: 3rd Biggest Deal of 2008 Monday, 28 Apr 2008 | 10:09 AM ET

    Mars confirmed that it is buying Wrigley's for $23B in partnership with Warren Buffett.  The deal would rank as the third biggest deal of the year.  Here are the top deals of year to date...

  • Yahoo

    A Microsoft deadline for Internet service company Yahoo to accept its $44.6 billion acquisition offer expired at midnight Saturday, setting the stage for a hostile takeover bid by the software giant.

  • Interest Rates Uncertainty Hangs Over US Stocks Sunday, 27 Apr 2008 | 6:37 PM ET

    The stock market will likely start the week on a hesitant note with Wall Street facing the first Federal Reserve interest-rate decision in many months not knowing that a cut is likely guaranteed.

  • Week Ahead: Watch the Fed -- And a Lot More Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | 7:16 PM ET

    You may think it's all about the Fed in the week ahead, but other key economic news will keep the markets on edge. Data to watch includes first quarter GDP Wednesday; Friday's jobs report for April; another big rush of corporate earnings reports, including from big oil and media companies. Other economic data: consumer confidence for April, released Tuesday, and the S&P Case Shiller report on housing prices.

  • Stocks Recover to Finish at 3-Month High Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | 6:04 PM ET

    Terrible consumer sentiment, more record oil and Microsoft's weak earnings weren't enough to keep Friday's market down. But what's in store for next week?

  • Stocks Up for the Week as Dollar Gains Ground Friday, 25 Apr 2008 | 5:45 PM ET

    Stocks finished higher for the week, helping major indexes transcend recent highs, as financials gained and the dollar showed signs of recovery.