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

  • Motorola Hangs Up on Handsets Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 6:22 PM ET
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    It is a stunning move by the pioneering name in mobile phones and the best data yet about just how deep the company's problems run: Motorola announced late Thursday that it is seeking alternatives for its handset business that likely will mean a sell-off of the division.

  • Amazon Shares Whacked on Margin Worries Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 5:28 PM ET
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    Amazon.com reported a profit that matched forecasts and gave sales guidance that topped expectations, but concerns about the company's margins sent shares falling in after-hours trading.

  • Super Sunday Stocks - Part III Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 5:16 PM ET

    With the big game just around the corner, here are even more companies that are primed for big business on the back of Super Sunday...

  • Stocks Close Lower After Fed Rally Fizzles Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 3:28 PM ET

    A stock rally fueled by the Fed's latest interest rate cut lost momentum in the final hour after CNBC reported that two big bond insurers could be downgraded as early as today.

  • Google's "Damaged" Shares: Can They Regain High Ground? Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 3:08 PM ET
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    Call it the Google Paradox: Shares severely depressed these last few months, touching $538 last week, and yet the prevailing feeling on Wall Street--by far--is that Google is still the best deal going for net-sector investors.

  • Amazon Earnings: Will They Spark Company Shares? Wednesday, 30 Jan 2008 | 10:43 AM ET
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    This has been a wild ride for Amazon shareholders these last few months, touching $100 a share at the end of October, sliding into the $70s a few weeks later, tickling $100 a again just a few weeks ago, and now languishing back at $70 a share once again. Yuck.

  • Yahoo Disappoints; Layoffs Loom Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 6:27 PM ET

    Yahoo's after-market reaction to the company's earnings news says it all: Yahoo down 8 percent and you gotta wonder just how bad this news is going to get before it gets any better. IF it gets any better. Stunning for a company that says today it enjoys 2 BILLION page views A MONTH in the U.S. alone.

  • Rally To The Ben Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 5:41 PM ET

    Yahoo Inc (YHOO) reported a drop in quarterly profit on Tuesday and investors bid the Dow higher again. What's the word on the Street.

  • Yahoo Warns on 2008 Outlook; Shares Fall Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 5:23 PM ET
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    Yahoo topped expectations despite a 23 percent earnings decline, but shares of the company fell as its sales guidance was light and Chief Executive Jerry Yang warned of 2008 "headwinds."

  • Don't Wait for the Fed: Where to Invest Now Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 4:03 PM ET
  • Stocks Close Higher on Fed, Stimulus Plan Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 3:12 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher in another jittery session, helped by expectations of another Fed rate cut and an economic stimulus package from the federal government.

  • Yahoo R.I.P.? Tech Analyst Ain't Crying Tuesday, 29 Jan 2008 | 1:17 PM ET

    Yahoo shares have continued to slide over the past year. Is the world's top Internet destination doomed? Not according to Rob Sanderson, analyst at American Technology Research, who told CNBC why he has a "buy" rating for the Web portal company.