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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.

  • Research in Motion better known as the maker of the BlackBerry is the subject of our Stock Brawl today at 340PM ET.

  • Cell phone tower, telcom, telecom

    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.

  • Playboy founder Hugh Hefner

    Hugh Hefner wants to “reinvigorate the brand” he created by taking Playboy Enterprises private.

  • Apple iPhone 4

    AT&T will spend up to $19 billion this year to expand its network in order to improve service, as it copes with a surge in demand created by popular devices such as the iPhone and iPad.

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

  • Mort Zuckerman

    Unemployment benefits should be extended for humanitarian reasons, billionaire businessman Mort Zuckerman told CNBC Monday.

  • Steve Jobs talking about iPhone4 customer satisfaction at news conference on July 16, 2010.

    Gettin' an awful lot of name-calling outrage online the past few days for my supposedly tough stance on Apple and Antennagate. The iPhone devotees say I'm biased, I'm clueless, I'm an Apple-basher.

  • Vince Farrell

    I never believed in the "V"-shaped recovery. I was more with Lee Cooperman's square-root design of an economic graph. It looks to me like that is the best we can now hope for.

  • Six in 60

    Today's six stocks worth watching.

  • Apple held a rare news conference on Friday to address complaints about reception issues with its iPhone 4 smartphone.

  • Steve Jobs talking about iPhone4 customer satisfaction at news conference on July 16, 2010.

    The enthusiasm of those faithful to Apple’s products is the envy of many. It was a company that many thought could do no wrong, but it is now one on the defense and for good reason. Looks like innovation sometimes runs into bumps like inadequately tested products. And now Apple is paying the price for a phone with issues.

  • Steve Jobs talking about iPhone4 customer satisfaction at news conference on July 16, 2010.

    It's clear that the company stands behind the product, as is, and Jobs alludes to the sales numbers thus far: their more immediate problem—meeting the demand.

  • Rush Limbaugh

    Limbaugh launched a passionate defense of Apple and its iPhone 4 on his syndicated radio program Thursday, saying he "had no reception problems" with the one he recently purchased.

  • Verizon

    Here's the case for how Verizon might break itself in half, holding on to sexy and dumping the fusty. Verizon itself has been shedding high-cost, old-fashioned phone lines in more rural markets. Why not elevate that idea to a grander scale?

  • The new Sprint HTC Evo 4G smartphone is displayed at the International CTIA Wireless 2010 convention at the Las Vegas Convention Center March 24, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CTIA is the international association for the wireless telecommunications industry.

    The funny business of cell phones signals. Consumer Reports says you may need a little duct tape on your iPhone 4 to guard against dropped calls. Sound like a step backward? What about a cellphone signal that may fail in the middle of a large building?

  • Two women compare the new iPhone 4 (right) and an iPhone 3 in front of Manhattan's 5th Avenue Apple Store.

    If you had to name a company that symbolizes exemplary customer experience, superb brand management and cutting edge products, Apple wouldn't be too far from the top of most people's lists. Which is why it's been so surprising to find the company squandering its reputation for all these things over a relatively minor flaw with the new iPhone.

  • Tyco

    Tyco's acquisition is to further its broadband connectivity exposure. In addition, the company released its preliminary earnings report.

  • But the company could still make a big comeback.

  • Microsoft

    Microsoft should look at spinning off its consumer businesses—an $11 billion-a-year, red-ink-stained amalgam—and refocusing on its real core: internal software and the apps that run on it.

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