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  • Futures Point to Flat Open Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 9:22 AM ET

    U.S. stock futures pointed to a flat open on Wall Street  Monday.  Microsoft's bid for Yahoo, seen as a sign that many equities are attractively priced relative to value,  inspired some investors.

  • Microsoft Sees Yahoo Accepting Bid Quickly Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | 6:57 AM ET
    Steve Ballmer

    Microsoft said Monday its $44.6 billion unsolicited offer for Yahoo was priced to make it easy for the company to accept, and it expects Yahoo's board and shareholders to agree to the buyout quickly.

  • Microsoft/Yahoo Deal Poses Antitrust Issues: Google Sunday, 3 Feb 2008 | 3:16 PM ET

    Google Inc fired back Sunday at Microsoft's $44.6 billion bid to acquire Yahoo, accusing Microsoft of seeking to extend its computer software monopoly deeper into the Internet realm.

  • Your First Move For Monday Feb 4th Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 7:36 PM ET

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

  • Game Plan: Buy Banks! Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 6:55 PM ET

    There has never been a better time to own the financials, Cramer says.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Best Week In 5 Years Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 6:23 PM ET

    Despite concerns about a weaker-than-expected jobs report, investors bid stocks higher, led by financial issues. Here's the word on the Street.

  • Week Ahead: Less Anxiety, Same Volatility Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 5:50 PM ET

    The week ahead may be volatile, but markets are greeting it with less anxiety than we've seen in several weeks.

  • Stocks Have a Super Week Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 4:48 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher as investors appeared more enthused about Microsoft's bid for Yahoo! than they were concerned about the latest signs of economic weakness. The three major indexes each gained about 3-4 percent for the week, but the market still has a way to go to recover from January's rout.

  • Bidding For Yahoo! Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 3:57 PM ET

    Microsoft made a hostile takeover offer for Yahoo of $44.6 billion to boost its presence in the online services market. How should you trade it?

  • Stock Picks for a Volatile Trading Day Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 2:02 PM ET

    Investors are weighing a weak jobs report and the threat of bond-insurer downgrades with enthusiasm over Microsoft’s bid for Yahoo. CNBC asked the experts where investors should place their bets to make it through this volatility.

  • Justice 'Interested' in Microsoft-Yahoo Bid Review Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 1:03 PM ET
    Microsoft

    The Justice Department on Friday said it is "interested" in reviewing antitrust issues associated with Microsoft nearly $45 billion unsolicited bid for Yahoo.

  • Reader Poll: Should Mr. Softee Buy Yahoo! Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 12:54 PM ET

    See what people are saying about Microsoft's hostile offer for Yahoo! Send us an e-mail and your comment could be posted on "The Rapid Recap."

  • Performance Scorecard - Yahoo, Microsoft and Google Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 12:43 PM ET

    With Microsoft's bid for Yahoo, here is a look back at how each has performed since their respective IPOs and how Google has compared...

  • Euro Stocks End Higher on Rio Interest Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 12:27 PM ET

    European stocks ended firmly higher across the board Friday, despite weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data, as China and U.S. aluminum producer Alcoa teamed up to buy a $14 billion stake in Rio Tinto.

  • Microsoft/Yahoo: Will This Jump Start Other Deals? Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 11:46 AM ET

    If the deal comes in above $44 billion, this could be the biggest tech deal ever, topping the JDS Uniphase's $41 billion acquisition of SDL in 2000. It's also way bigger than Hewlett-Packard's $23.5 billion acquisition of Compaq in 2001.

  • Microsoft/Yahoo Merger Could Shake Up Web Market Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 11:31 AM ET
    Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Microsoft's proposed acquisition of Yahoo would marry the world's biggest software maker with a leading Internet media company, shaking up the online market.

  • Microsoft CEO Ballmer: His Memo On Plans For Yahoo Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 11:02 AM ET

    I've gotten ahold of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's internal memo he emailed to the troops this morning about his plans to spend $45 billion in a hostile bid for struggling search stalwart Yahoo. (Thanks for sending. You know who you are!)

  • Microsoft Making Its Case For Yahoo Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 10:29 AM ET

    Let the campaigning begin: Microsoft hosted a conference call with the Street and media this morning to talk over its $45 billion dollar hostile bid for Yahoo, making its case not just to Microsoft and Yahoo investors, but to Yahoo employees who might feel tempted to make a bee-line for the exits.

  • Microsoft Goes "Hostile" In Search For Yahoo Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 8:52 AM ET

    Microsoft's take-out play for Yahoo is a stunning move by the world's largest software maker, even though rumors of a deal have been swirling for the better part of a year. The 62 percent premium Microsoft is willing to pay for Yahoo, valuing the deal at a shade under $45 billion, shows just how serious--and just how frustrated--Microsoft has become with Yahoo.

  • Yahoo's Semel Leaving Board, Bostock New Chair Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | 6:11 AM ET
    Yahoo!'s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Terry Semel.

    Yahoo nonexecutive Chairman Terry Semel is leaving the board, the Internet company said Thursday, announcing the end of its formal ties with the ex-CEO credited with reviving the company and then losing touch.

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