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    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took the stage in Las Vegas Wednesday night to kick off the annual Consumer Electronics Show, the first time he has delivered the prestigious opening keynote address, a role filled by his colleague Bill Gates for the last 14 years.

  • Counting on that government coupon to help pay for the cost of a converter box? You may be out of luck.

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    Here's the thing about technology and the technology industry: pioneers and visionaries like Microsoft, Intel, Sony and so many others didn't make their fortunes focused on today and tomorrow. They're all about the future, which is particularly important in today's current economic climate.

  • This is the live blog of Macworld from the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. The keynote speech is by Senior VP of of Worldwide Product Marketing, Phil Schiller.

  • Asian stocks hit a two-month high Monday on expectations of a global economic recovery taking place late 2009 as governments increase stimulus measures to aid ailing economies. As a result, investors are beginning to venture back into riskier assets. Experts tell CNBC to expect a rally late January/early February.

  • Global markets were down Friday, tracking Wall Street's overnight losses. The dollar continued to fall, on track for the biggest weekly decline since 1985, and oil remained near 4-1/2 year lows.

  • 2.4GHz Washable Wireless Keyboard

    Looking for that perfect gift for the gadget lover who has everything? Beyond the iPhone and Wii, here are 10 of the coolest gadgets this holiday season. Everything from a solar-paneled laptop bag to a washable keyboard and — wait for it — a touch-screen universal remote.

  • Global markets look set to remain volatile until year-end, as the dollar reverses several months of gains and hits a 2-1/2 month low against the euro, and as oil falls to the $40-a-barrel level despite OPEC's historic supply cut.

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    Global markets had mild gains Wednesday after the Federal Reserve cut rates to a range of zero and 0.25 percent, as many anticipated. Experts told CNBC that recent market volatility will continue for some time.

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    Investors were cautious on stocks but sold the dollar Tuesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's rate decision. Experts interviewed by CNBC see safe havens like gold and the greenback losing their appeal.

  • The Federal Reserve will again lower interest rates on Tuesday to fight the deepest recession the U.S. has known in years, and may also announce some "unconventional" measures.

  • You could be paying for services you aren't even using if you don't read the fine print.

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    The dollar dived to a 13-year low against the yen on Friday after the U.S. Senate failed to agree a bailout for U.S. automakers, raising the prospect Japanese authorities may intervene to stem the yen's rise.

  • Global markets were wobbly Thursday, hurt by uncertainty over a $14 billion rescue plan for U.S. automakers. In the midst of the increased market volatility, experts interviewed by CNBC advise investors to stay cautious and diversified to survive the bear market.

  • Key FCC rulings could hurt this company, and the stock's already down since the summer. So is the dividend safe?

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    Hopes that governments worldwide will aid ailing industries and implement stimulus measures to fight against a deepening economic crisis lifted Asian stocks Wednesday. Experts tell CNBC an end is near for the economic gloom.

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    Monday's market rally was short-lived with Asian stocks making humble gains while European stocks fell Tuesday. In the midst of the market volatility, experts tell investors to tread carefully around the rallies but that there are some signs of a market bottom.

  • Five stocks, huge yields, great defense against this volatile market.

  • Cramer explains the day's rally as well as what a discount iPhone means for Nokia and Motorola. (Hint: It's not good.)

  • Carphone Warehouse said Monday its co-founder has resigned as a director after disclosing that he had pledged millions of his shares in the company to secure personal loans.

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