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  • For Yahoo Board, Microsoft Deal May Be a Duty Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 4:20 PM ET
    Exterior view of Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.

    Many of Yahoo's employees harbor a deep Silicon Valley-bred distrust of rival Microsoft's corporate culture. That may not matter.

  • Microsoft's hostile play for Yahoo certainly isn't lacking from strong opinions about the deal from experts on both sides of the argument. But the more interesting opinions are coming from the companies themselves.

  • Worries About 'Sluggish' Growth Sink Stocks Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 12:50 PM ET

    U.S. stocks remained in the red Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony in Washington.

  • Dollar Dips as Bernanke Cites Growth Risks Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 12:28 PM ET
    Dollars and Euro

    The dollar dipped against the euro and yen Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the U.S. economic outlook had worsened and that the central bank would act as needed to support growth.

  • Softbank Holds Big Cards in Microsoft-Yahoo Bid Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 12:13 PM ET

    Japanese Internet firm Softbank, under pressure from both sides in Microsoft's bid for Yahoo, may hold out for more leverage but is unlikely to derail the bid.

  • Yahoo Is Discussing Deal With News Corp., Others Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 11:51 AM ET

    Yahoo is holding talks with News Corp. about combining MySpace and other News Corp.-owned online properties with Yahoo.

  • Comcast Profit Jumps; To Resume Dividends, Buyback Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 11:41 AM ET

    Comcast said it would resume annual dividend payments and set a 2009 target to complete its $7 billion stock buyback program, addressing investors' demands to boost its beleaguered share price.

  • Stocks Hold Losses After Bernanke Testimony Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 11:11 AM ET

    U.S. stocks remained in the red Thursday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony in Washington.

  • A Little Piece of Microsoft Aids Small Business Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 9:54 AM ET

    Is Microsoft a dinosaur? Maybe, but the company's new website builder for small businesses shows that the software giant is still capable of innovative products.

  • Winning Streak Continues Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 6:56 PM ET

    Stocks rose for their third consecutive gain to complete their longest winning streak of the year so far on strength in oil, tech and other familiar trends. Also, breaking biotech news on Genentech and Biogen in the Word on the Street.

  • Dow Extends Winning Streak; Techs Rally Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 4:55 PM ET

    Blue chips finished higher for a third straight session after an unexpected increase in January retail sales. Technology stocks rallied after chip-equipment maker Applied Materials beat earnings forecasts.

  • Yahoo Now "Searching" For A Deal With News Corp? Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 3:54 PM ET
    Yahoo

    Are they or aren't they? Only their investment bankers know for sure. Today began with blog rumors of a potential asset swap between Yahoo  and Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.,or even an outright competing bid to Microsoft's $44.6 billion hostile offer.

  • News Corp: Serious Suitor For Yahoo Or Just Speculation? Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 10:53 AM ET

    What a week-and-a-half for Yahoo it has been: a $44.6 billion hostile bid for the company, a whopping 62 percent premium, then rumors of multiple suitors chomping at the bit to snap up this company, rumors of a remarkable plan to make this company into an independent money-machine--secret plans that'll turn Yahoo into the greatest name online.

  • Dollar Rises vs. Yen on Surprise Gain in Retail Sales Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | 9:49 AM ET

    The dollar rose to a one-month high against the yen  Wednesday after government data showed an unexpected rise in U.S. retail sales last month, momentarily dampening views that the U.S. economy is contracting.

  • Best Day In Almost 2 Weeks Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 6:25 PM ET

    The Dow finished higher Tuesday after investor Warren Buffett offered to help out troubled bond insurers, easing some of the market's concerns about further deterioration in the credit markets. What's the word on the Street?

  • Stocks Close Mixed as Buffett Rally Fades Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 4:54 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed  Tuesday after an earlier rally inspired by Warren Buffett swooping into the situation with bond insurers and banks teaming up to stop foreclosures.

  • Most Dow Stocks Up After Buffett 'Band-Aid' Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 2:46 PM ET

    Most of the 30 stocks in the Dow were higher Tuesday after billionaire investor Warren Buffett offered a reinsurance plan to troubled bond insurers and top mortgage lenders unveiled a plan aimed at freezing foreclosures.

  • Dollar Up vs. Yen on Buffett Rescue Plan Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 1:19 PM ET

    The dollar fell against the euro  Tuesday but gained on the yen after Warren Buffett said he had offered to assume troubled bond insurers' liabilities, a move that may ease recent credit market turmoil.

  • Most Dow Stocks Up After Buffett 'Band-Aid' Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 12:20 PM ET

    Most of the 30 stocks in the Dow were higher Tuesday after billionaire investor Warren Buffett offered a reinsurance plan to troubled bond insurers and top mortgage lenders unveiled a plan aimed at freezing foreclosures.

  • Besieged Yahoo's Plan: AOL and Layoffs? Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 10:53 AM ET
    Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    Facing the prospect of a takeover battle with Microsoft, Internet giant Yahoo is reportedly looking to do a deal with AOL while slimming down its ranks.