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  • What's Really Behind the Wal-Mart-Amazon Price War? Friday, 16 Oct 2009 | 1:09 PM ET
    Sarah Palin's "Going Rogue" and John Grisham's "Ford Country"

    Wal-Mart Stores has taken aim at the sweet spot of Amazon.com's  business: the must-have books of the holiday season. Is this the prescription for better Web site traffic?

  • My Google Share Price Target: Internet Analyst Friday, 16 Oct 2009 | 11:04 AM ET

    Google handily beat analysts' expectations for both profit and revenue on Thursday. It was the company's strongest sequential revenue growth in more than a year, as the advertising business showed signs of recovery from the global recession. Heath Terry, media and Internet analyst at FBR Capital Markets shared his earnings analysis and company outlook.

  • Google Starts to Bleed—In a Good Way Friday, 16 Oct 2009 | 10:44 AM ET
    Google Headquarters

    The company's third quarter report Thursday was a blockbuster, and its guidance — yes, I know there wasn't any, but if you listen to CEO Eric Schmidt's comments, it certainly seems like he's talking about the future — was pretty stellar.

  • Google Beats on Earnings, Revenue; Shares Higher Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 5:08 PM ET
    Fingers typing on a keyboard, close-up.

    Google handily beat analysts' expectations for both profit and revenue on Thursday, sending its shares up in after-hours trading.

  • Big Blue Gets Even Bigger Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 4:51 PM ET

    The company soundly beat on the top and bottom lines, with $2.40 a share on $23.6 billion. And most importantly, IBM did indeed raise its full year EPS guidance, from $9.70 to $9.85 a share.

  • Google Delivers, and Big Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 4:34 PM ET
    Google Search

    Talk about a company priced for perfection, and able to deliver. Google reported $5.89 in earnings per share, way ahead of the $5.42 anticipated by Wall Street, on $4.38 billion in net revenue, which too was way ahead of the $4.23 billion consensus.

  • Intel Earnings: Tech-Tacular Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 2:49 PM ET

    Intel's report was blockbuster, plain and simple, and the key takeaway is that the news isn't merely "less bad," but finally "good

  • The New Color of Tech Envy: IBM Blue Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 2:12 PM ET

    The IBM model is turning into something of a playbook for other massive tech companies looking to come up with a new, more efficient, streamlined way of banking profits.

  • Google Fuels the Tech Fire Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 | 1:50 PM ET
    Google Headquarters

    The amazing thing about Google ahead of its earnings tonight is the lack of humility.

  • Yahoo Sings For Its Supper Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | 4:41 PM ET
    Kimberly Caldwell

    You may have noticed that Yahoo! is trying to get your attention with a new promotional campaign, trying to convince web surfers that Yahoo! is all about Y!ou. Actually I don't care if it's all about me. I just want a search engine that's fast, accurate, and gives me desired results.

  • Michael Dell Expects to See IT Spending Bounce Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | 12:18 PM ET

    Dell Inc. Chief Executive Michael Dell said the business climate was improving and repeated his expectation for a "powerful" hardware refresh cycle beginning next year.

  • Madoff vs. Skilling: Who Would Win THAT Prison Brawl? Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009 | 3:02 PM ET

    Bernie Madoff in a prison brawl=AWESOME. With all these white-collar prison brawls, it makes you wonder: Who would win a match of Madoff vs. Allen Stanford? Madoff vs. Enron's Jeff Skilling? Welcome to the Prison Fantasy League. Click here to cast your vote for the winners of five white-collar prison smackdowns.

  • Can Wal-Mart Get You To Buy Your Shampoo Online? Tuesday, 13 Oct 2009 | 12:02 PM ET

    In its latest push to boost its online business, Wal-Mart Stores has started selling health and beauty products online for home delivery. Will the effort by the world's largest retailer help convince shoppers to stock their medicine cabinent online?

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    Anticipation is building over a trio of important tech earnings. This week IBM, Intel and Google release third quarter results, providing what could be a critical view on whether the economic rebound has taken root both in the U.S. and around the world.

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    Did you hear? The recession is over! Well, that's what the economy wonks say. But with 15 million people still unemployed, the pile of you-know-what in this economy is still pretty big.

  • Intel Prepares for Break Out Monday, 12 Oct 2009 | 2:04 PM ET

    Intel may have finally found its groove, and its shares are finally beginning to reflect it. As the company prepares to release its third quarter earnings Tuesday afternoon, investors have to ask themselves whether now is the time to jump in, or whether this will be another winter of discontent.

  • Arthur Levinson

    Google says a board member who is also a director of computer maker Apple is stepping down, removing a potential conflict of interest as the two companies look to compete more directly.

  • Board Games: Apple 1; Google 1 Monday, 12 Oct 2009 | 10:40 AM ET

    It was just a matter of time. Not an "if," but a "when." The only question for former Genentech CEO Arthur Levinson was what board he'd choose to stay on: Apple's or Google's. We should all be troubled by such difficult decisions.

  • What Does a Pink Slip Buy? A Couple Days in Vermont Friday, 9 Oct 2009 | 4:15 PM ET
    Rabbit Hill Inn

    Unemployment is a nightmare for couples. The owners of one Vermont inn, who know all too well the hardships of job loss, are giving away free two-night stays to help couples who've lost the job ... save the marriage.

  • Wireless Wars Become Frenetic Wednesday, 7 Oct 2009 | 4:20 PM ET

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