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  • Verizon

    The Dow component's shares traded slightly higher in pre-market trading Friday after the company reported higher earnings after adjusting for restructuring costs.

  • Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Friday.

  • Microsoft

    The software heavyweight reported a profit and sales that improved over last year and both topped what Wall Street was looking for, helped by strong sales of Windows 7.

  • Amazon.com

    The online retailer's shares plunged after the company posted earnings that missed analyst expectations and revenue that barely beat forecasts.

  • Modern Warfare 2

    Digital distribution has been a hot topic in the video game industry for years – with developers, publishers and retailers trying to forecast when it will become a real threat to traditional brick and mortar stores. New data, however, shows that time might be closer than many were expecting.

  • Computer maker Dell is paying $100 million to settle federal regulators' charges of using fraudulent accounting to meet Wall Street earnings targets.

  • Microsoft

    Option prices are implying a 4.5% move in the post-market for Microsoft, slightly more than its historical average of 4%.

  • Sumner Redstone

    Hoo boy did I stir up a hornet’s nest yesterday by having the temerity to question whether it was “right” to publish Viacom billionaire Sumner Redstone’s hilariously stupid voice message left for an enterprising reporter at the Daily Beast.

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    Apple merits a home in any portfolio, even if buying it is anathema to all your instincts as an investor. But for those who are transfixed by nominal stock prices and don't want to shell out the cash (classic retail mistake), there are derivative plays off Apple that are less capital-intensive.

  • Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Thursday.

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    The auction and retail Web site turned in a profit that topped analysts' expectations, and the company's shares jumped in late trading Wednesday.

  • Electric Barbarellas

    Sumner Redstone, chairman of Viacom and CBS, is miffed by a story quoting anonymous sources depicting him as a lecherous casting-couch exec bent on forcing Viacom’s MTV to air “The Electric Barbarellas,” a reality show about a babefest band.

  • Mergers and acquisitions activity is pretty flat these days and for good reason. But one expert says that will likely change next year.

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    Does your company have an HR handbook? Chances are, you're thinking yes, of course. What about a culture book for employees? Zappos does.

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    As Facebook nears its 500 millionth user, the popular social network has made progress fighting a lawsuit filed by a web designer, Paul Ceglia, claiming he owns an 84 percent stake in the company.

  • Public Storage Inc.

    Say it together now: stocks are not bonds. You don't buy them purely for income. But if you must, there is one name that's titillating my inner yield hog. If you're looking to double down on dividends, my call-to-action is to consider Public Storage, and here's why:

  • Yahoo posted revenue in the second quarter that fell short of Wall Street estimates as Internet advertisers spent less than the company expected, prompting shares to tumble.

  • William O'Brien, DirectEdge's Chief Executive Officer

    Confidence in a stable, expanding economy and a stock market that is fair are key investor issues, William O’Brien, CEO of DirectEdge, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Tupperware posted a record quarter and CEO Rick Goings says the fundamental business is strong.

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    It may seem like a slow period in investment banking these days, but that's not really the case according to Michael Price, senior managing director for Evercore Partners.