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  • A sign advertising the BlackBerry mobile phone is seen at a shopping mall in Dubai on August 01, 2010

    The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are moving to block RIMs BlackBerry email and instant messaging services, moves that are putting pressure on the stock today — and highlighting how secure BlackBerry messaging really is.

  • Wall Street sign

    The market does not like unpredictability, and we are headed into August with more questions than answers. That weighs on confidence. And that could make the next couple months much more difficult than July.

  • online_shopping2.jpg

    Dueling pieces of legislation, both of which were introduced in Congress in July, address the issue of whether to close the loophole that allows online shoppers in most states to avoid paying  sales tax.

  • Steve Ballmer

    Microsoft spacer hosted its annual analyst day in Redmond yesterday, laying out its plans to dominate the consumer electronics market as well as convince investors that the company is on track to re-energize growth. But many questions remain for this technology giant.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Friday's Squawk on the Street.

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

  • Over the past several weeks the traders as well as Fast Money friends have revealed their top trading ideas for the second half of 2010.

    Traders as well as Fast Money friends have revealed some of their top trading ideas for the second half of 2010.

  • Larry Ellison

    Larry Ellison, founder and chief executive of Oracle, raked in that sum from 1999 to 2009, making him the highest-paid CEO and the next poster boy for the pay prudes.

  • Everyone got out of hand with too much leverage a few years ago. Now in deal making, the media banker said, "we are giving companies enough leverage to actually transact in sectors—sometimes with leverage ratios that are higher than if they traded in that same sector."

  • Stock shares

    There is always the danger one class of shares could get acquired, which would throw the relationship out of whack. There are also liquidity issues as well. But biggest reason for me is the notion that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is.

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    Is more consumer information needed? Share your opinion.

  • Blackberry Curve

    According to the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association, specific absorption rate, or SAR, is "a way of measuring the quantity of radio frequency (RF) energy that is absorbed by the body." For a phone to pass FCC certification and be sold in the United States, its maximum SAR level must be less than 1.6 watts per kilogram. In Europe, the level is capped at 2 watts per kilogram while Canada allows a maximum of 1.6 watts per kilogram.

  • commercial_real_estate_sign.jpg

    Can commercial real estate possibly resurrect itself without the mortgage-backed securitization market? It's a chicken and egg question, really. Does commercial real estate need securitization to come back to survive, or will the securitization market return if prices go up?

  • Apple iPhone 4

    Citigroup customers were told to upgrade to a newer Apple iPhone application after a security glitch was discovered during a routine security review, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

  • Barry Diller

    The Obama administration has engaged in a “consistent slamming of business,” IAC Interactive CEO and chairman Barry Diller told CNBC Monday.

  • Apple iPhone

    Owners of the iPhone will be able to break electronic locks on their devices in order to download applications that have not been approved by Apple.The government is making that legal under new rules announced Monday.

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

  • Apple Store

    Buy a Mac computer at your nearest Apple Store and receive a free 8GB iPod Touch!  Just bring the acceptance letter, and you get to participate in one of the better "Back to School" campaigns in recent memory.

  • Apple iPhone 4

    Apple says the white version of the iPhone 4 will not be available until later this year.

  • The iPaq Glisten smartphone by Hewlett-Packard.

    In its bid to take on Apple and Google in smartphones, Hewlett-Packard won't use Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 software.

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