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  • 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.

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    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
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    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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  • Costco Makes a Comeback? Wednesday, 7 Oct 2009 | 3:27 PM ET

    Plus, get calls on smartphones, advertising, oil and more.

  • Is Your Chronic Impatience Killing Your Business? Wednesday, 7 Oct 2009 | 12:30 PM ET
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    It’s as if we each have a channel-changing remote control embedded in our restless, fidgety brains. Is someone taking too long to get to the point? Zap. Are you boring me? Click.

  • Notebook PCs Outpace Weak Back-to-School Sales Tuesday, 6 Oct 2009 | 4:40 PM ET

    While most retailers saw bleak sales this back-to-school season, consumer electronics chains saw renewed demand for notebook personal computers, according to a report from market research firm NPD Group.

  • IBM Signs Outsourcing Contract with Telecom Tuesday, 6 Oct 2009 | 4:28 PM ET

    IBM Corp. says it has won a $200 million contract to handle some technology chores for a company called Datacom Solutions as it rolls out telecommunications services in India.

  • The Truth Behind Bernie Madoff’s Bull Tuesday, 6 Oct 2009 | 1:55 PM ET

    Pictures have been circulating on the Internet of a sculpture of Bernie Madoff getting gored by a bull. What does it mean? We get to the bottom of the bull.

  • Soon, Bloggers Must Give Full Disclosure Tuesday, 6 Oct 2009 | 12:21 PM ET
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    For nearly three decades, the Federal Trade Commission’s rules regarding the relationships between advertisers and product reviewers and endorsers were deemed adequate. Then came the age of blogging and social media.

  • Bank of America is trotting back out Merrill Lynch’s iconic bull image and launching a $20 million ad campaign to let you know they're one of the good guys. Will it work? One branding expert says no way—it's going to backfire on them.

  • Executive Decision: Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff Monday, 5 Oct 2009 | 7:34 PM ET

    This Web software pioneer is up big since Cramer's last call on the stock. Benioff tells us whether investors should expect more upside.

  • Twitter Responds to 'You're Dead to Me' Monday, 5 Oct 2009 | 3:44 PM ET

    Needless to say, my Twitter post is generating lots of reaction, and thanks to all who have taken the time to send me notes that have been, happily, longer than 140 characters. I got an interesting email from Dom Sagolla Friday after my post appeared on this blog. Dom is one of the co-creators of Twitter.

  • Twitter Post  Sparks a Thoughtful Dialogue Monday, 5 Oct 2009 | 12:29 PM ET

    I have written hundreds of posts on this blog over the past couple of years, but seldom have I received the amount of feedback generated from my post on Twitter last Friday; and seldom has the dialogue been this thoughtful, this effective, this informative and reasoned. Even those who disagreed with me offered up some really good counterpoints which I certainly take to heart.

  • IBM Undercuts Google with Discount E-mail Service Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 6:45 PM ET

    IBM is trying to stymie Google's expansion into the business software market. The weapon: a bare-bones e-mail service IBM is selling to companies for $36/year per worker, undercutting a package of software applications that Google sells for $50 per user annually.

  • Elephants Start Car Wash to Help Zoo Beat Recession Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | 3:56 PM ET

    Zoos across the country have been mauled by the recession. One zoo got a few of the animals to pitch in to boost sales: The elephants started a car wash.