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    "We all think we will be happy when we finally have some downtime – when we can get away, disconnect, shut down. You may even daydream about withdrawing from the rat race full-time. What you don’t know is that all that peace and quiet will ruin your state of mind," writes former White House Economic Adviser Todd Buchholz in this guest blog for his new book, "RUSH."

  • It is probably hard to imagine Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson babysitting, or James Dimon of J.P. Morgan Chase cooking French fries. While neither one of those men ever held those particular jobs, many of the wealthiest and most powerful CEOs in the world earned their first paychecks by delivering newspapers, mowing lawns or waiting tables. After all, everyone has to start somewhere. Click ahead to see the first jobs held by some of today’s most powerful CEOs.

    Many of the wealthiest and most powerful CEOs in the world earned their first paychecks by delivering newspapers, mowing lawns or waiting tables. Learn more.

  • Battle of PCs: Dell vs. HPQ

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer assesses which PC-maker is the better buy.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • It's graduation season and you know what that means — time to trot out our top leaders of business, politics and pop music to offer the kids advice as we send them off into the cruel, cruel world. Here are the 10 Best Graduation Speeches — From Will Ferrell to Steve Jobs!

  • Intel CEO Paul Otellini

    Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, has for years used large rebates and co-marketing arrangements to talk Dell and other manufacturers into sticking with its products rather than increasing their business with A.M.D., according to a lawsuit filed by the New York attorney general's office. The New York Times reports.

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    Computer maker Dell shares fell 13 percent Friday, as both earnings and margins fell short of Wall Street estimates.

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    Dell reported a profit that fell well short of consensus expectations, punishing the company's shares in late trading.

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    Computer maker Dell is scheduled to report its fiscal second-quarter results after the market closes Thursday. The following is a summary of key developments and analyst opinion about the period.

  • Intel

    Dow component Intel reports earnings after the bell later today, and while I touched on expectations yesterday, I want to go a little deeper today, especially with a market like this one.

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    Just a few weeks ago, Dell shares sank to a six-year low. Since then, the stock has popped up 19%. Will this afternoon's earnings report add more momentum to Dell's rally?

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    Dell expects to expand its profitability this year as the company shifts its resources to faster-growing emerging market regions, Chief Executive Michael Dell said Tuesday.

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    Is Dell running the risk of becoming the Yahoo! of the PC sector? Seems that way. The company has been spiraling, locked in fits and starts of recovery and morass for the better part of four years, and now there's word that already aggressive cuts and reorganization scenarios apparently weren't aggressive enough.

  • The trade ahead of Dell earnings Thursday. Michael Dell has been back for a year now. Is his house finally in order?

  • Lloyd Blankfein

    While a panel discusses the interdependence of world economies and a lesser reliance on the U.S. consumer to drive growth, the financial and investing gurus in the hall watch stocks tumble on the prospect of a U.S. recession.

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    An interesting connection brought to me by my CNBC colleague Michelle Caruso-Cabrera today. Straight from today's Wall Street Journal comes the news that Goldman Sachs, Michael Dell's MSD, along with Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia's Olayan Group are making a $1.4 billion investment in the Related Cos.

  • Dell is reviving plans to buy back shares in the company and will begin to repurchase $10 billion in common stock this week, chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell said.

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    Dell's stock tanked after the computer maker missed profit estimates and gave a cautious outlook.

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    The world's second-biggest personal computer maker reported earnings of $766 million, or 34 cents a share, on sales of $15.6 billion in the third quarter.

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    You gotta hand it to the folks over at Goldman Sachs, but particularly Brent Bracelin at Pacific Crest Securities who issued a note on Oct. 8, raising his estimates on Dell and singing the company's praises as it emerges from a financial purgatory gripping the company for more than a year.