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  • Market's Ability to Extend Gains May Hinge on Tech Sunday, 4 May 2008 | 4:16 PM ET

    Wall Street could extend gains this week if financial results from market bellwethers such as Cisco Systems and data suggest the U.S economic slowdown is not as dire as once feared.

  • Ballmer's Competitive Zeal Was Key to Yahoo Chase Sunday, 4 May 2008 | 3:59 PM ET
    Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer.

    For now, it seems Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has kept his passionate side in check in choosing to walk away from ahostile Yahoo offer.

  • Microsoft Ends Courtship Sunday, 4 May 2008 | 9:13 AM ET

    A flurry of last-minute talks between the heads of the  companies preceded Microsoft's decision  to end its bid for Yahoo.

  • Timeline of a Busted Deal Saturday, 3 May 2008 | 11:41 PM ET

    A chronology of events leading to Microsoft's  decision to abandon its offer for Web search and advertising competitor Yahoo:

  • Microsoft Withdraws Offer to Acquire Yahoo Saturday, 3 May 2008 | 11:40 PM ET

    "We continue to believe that our proposed acquisition made sense for Microsoft, Yahoo! and the market as a whole," said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

  • Ballmer's 'Goodbye' Letter to Yahoo's Yang Saturday, 3 May 2008 | 9:07 PM ET

    The following is the letter sent by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang

  • Microsoft Raises Yahoo Bid As Merger Talks Heat Up Friday, 2 May 2008 | 6:30 PM ET

    Microsoft, hoping to salvage a takeover of Yahoo, has reluctantly agreed to boost its offer to about $33 a share in cash and stock from $31, though Yahoo is holding out for $37, sources have told CNBC.

  • First 3 Week Advance Since October Friday, 2 May 2008 | 6:12 PM ET

    The Dow finished a strong week only marginally higher as enthusiasm over a stronger-than-expected jobs report dissipated. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • For the week ending Friday, May 9, 2008, the U.S. Markets were negative for the week, with the Dow falling more than 200 points on Wednesday, making it the biggest point drop since 4/11/08. 

  • Stellar Week for Stocks; Buzz Boosts Yahoo Friday, 2 May 2008 | 5:20 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed as profit-taking, oil's resurgence and downgrades on Sun put a lid on the post-jobs report rally.

  • Stop Trading!: Don't Bother with Micro-Hoo Friday, 2 May 2008 | 3:09 PM ET

    The potential merger isn't worth gauging, Cramer says. Instead, focus on "new tech" stocks. Also, his thoughts on ag.

  • Investors Take Profits; Sun Goes Down Friday, 2 May 2008 | 1:26 PM ET

    Stocks pulled back after rallying on better-than-expected April jobs report.

  • Wall Street Cheers April Jobs Report Friday, 2 May 2008 | 10:02 AM ET

    Stock index futures hovered around the unchanged mark Friday as investors waited for the latest employment numbers.

  • Microsoft Poised to Detail Next Moves on Yahoo Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 9:29 PM ET
    Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said on Thursday that walking away from a deal with Yahoo remained one of "three big options" the company is weighing and to expect an announcement shortly.

  • A Yahoo-Google Ad Deal? Easily Undone Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 8:17 PM ET

    Sure, Yahoo can do an ad deal with Google, but it still doesn't eclipse the offer from Microsoft.

  • Fast Message - We Answer Your Questions Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 6:58 PM ET

    Zach writes, “What do you think has been priced into Microsoft in the past 2-3 months? Are they already pricing in them getting Yahoo! or not..."

  • Dow Closes Above 13000 as Oil Recedes Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 5:24 PM ET

    Stocks continued to rally, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average past 13,000.

  • Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    A reprieve of sorts for Yahoo! today with widespread reports that an apparent decision on Microsoft's next step in its unsolicited bid for the online leader was supposed to come at 4 pm EDT.

  • Financials, Techs Lead Rally; Oil Recedes Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 3:08 PM ET

    Stocks continued to rally, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average past 13,000.

  • Tech Stocks Gain; Exxon Slides Thursday, 1 May 2008 | 11:49 AM ET

    The Dow industrials tilted higher Thursday after a better-than-expected reading on U.S. manufacturing activity. The Nasdaq moved solidly higher, however, as big-name tech stocks continued to draw interest.