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    It’s pretty astonishing just how quickly Apple iPhone users have grown to rely on the phones—and how much control they have given it (along with the iPod Touch and iPad) over their day to day lives.

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    After predicting in his last two keynote addresses at the Consumer Electronics Show that innovation from the consumer electronics would help the U.S. economy rebound, Gary Shapiro is standing by his message. The question is now whether there is enough innovation to jump-start things for 2011, especially after consumer confidence unexpectedly dipped in December.

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    Another year, another CES. I’ve seen so many that they all begin to blend. But change is always afoot in the consumer electronics business, and so there’s something new every time.

  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Facebook is looking to buy the former campus of Sun Microsystems in Silicon Valley to accommodate is growing workforce of more than 2,000 employees, the San Jose Mercury News reported Monday.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Tuesday's Squawk on the Street.

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    Apple continues to be the second most valuable U.S. company behind Exxon Mobil, which has a market cap of $375 billion (a 52-week high).

  • Who says you need a college degree to start a business? Plenty of people can’t bear to wait that long, so they launch their companies long before graduation day.While the success of these dorm-room ventures can vary widely, there are plenty of student—and former student—entrepreneurs who have become household names. Of course, the most famous one these days is probably Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. But many more over the past 50 or so years have become so ingrained in American, if not worldwide, c

    While the success of dorm-room ventures can vary widely, there are plenty of student—and former student—entrepreneurs who have become household names. We collected a list of the best.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.

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    New smart phones, tablet computers and apps for televisions will be among the hot new products unvieled at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Outside the New York Stock Exchange in lower Manhattan.

    When the Stanford business professor Darrell Duffie co-wrote a book on how to overhaul Wall Street regulations, he did not mention that he sits on the board of Moody’s, the credit rating agency, the New York Times reports.

  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Groupon

    Groupon, the social buying site that spurned a $6 billion takeover bid from Google earlier this month, has attracted several big institutional investors as it works to potentially go public in 2011, people briefed on the matter told the New York Times.

  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

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    Facebook likes big numbers — it now has more than 500 million users, each one of whom can have as many as 5,000 friends. Yet as a privately held company, its ownership base must remain small, or it will have to disclose publicly its financial results, the New York Times reports.

  • Technology is the third worst performing sector in the S&P this year, only beating out healthcare and utilities.  This may surprise most investors since a handful of tech stocks had a good 2010.

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    Drinking coffee and texting are two of my favorite pastimes. On Tuesday I learned they don't mix.

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    A red-hot trading market has developed in the shares of the world’s leading private companies. Now, the SEC wants to learn more about this business.  The New York Times reports.

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    The pile of 2011 forecasts is already pretty high, so I’m going up-the-ante a bit a give three predictions for the year 2021. More specifically—these are my predictions for the next 10 years, since it’s my contention that real gains are made over 3 to 5 year time horizons. Without further ado, here are the three market trends I expect will dominate the next decade.