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  • Microsoft Windows 8 Debut & iPad 3

    CNBC's Jon Fortt looks at whether a strong iPad debut will crush Microsoft's stock surge. Reviews of Windows 8 have been unusually positive for a Microsoft OS release.

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    The $2.3 billion market for iPad and iPhone accessories is so robust that about 90% of owners buy at least one add-on for their device, says Gene Munster, an analyst at Piper Jaffray. Selling an accessory "is really a quick way to get rich for a lot of people," he adds.

  • Visitors try out various ebook readers on display.

    Apple CEO Timothy Cook predicts the day will come when tablet devices outsell traditional PCs. His forecast has backing from a growing number of analysts and veteran technology industry executives — making a changing of the guard a question of when, not if. The NYT reports.

  • IBM’s share price crossed the $200 mark Monday for the first time in its history, but was there still time to get in on this trade?

  • Two trades. Two bearish calls. But that’s where the similarities end from Friday’s show.

  • Apple

    It's iPad week. Expect the usual frenzy around Apple's latest product launch. In our discussions with Apple watchers, we expect a significant upgrade including better display and LTE support.

  • Cash Register

    Well-known stock commentator Laszlo Birinyi told CNBC the U.S. economy that may be doing far better than others expect.

  • Apple Store

    Apple says it has “created or supported” 514,000 American jobs, including those of delivery drivers. The New York Times reports.

  • Apple has been the darling of retail investors and has been creating buzz in the markets for years as it continues its meteoric rise as its market capitalization moved above the $500 billion mark in February. Apple is one of the few corporations to eclipse the $500 billion mark, although it is currently the only publicly traded company to exist above this value today, at $506.2 billion as of March 2, 2012. Five other companies have seen their value peak at over $500 billion, including Microsoft

    In February, Apple's market capitalization moved above the $500 billion mark. How much could Apple buy and what else is worth $500 billion? Click ahead to find out!

  • Microsoft

    The excitement over Yelp’s IPO may rub off on other technology stocks, particularly Microsoft, whose Windows 8 shows it’s ready ready to battle Apple by offering an operating system incorporating touchscreen technology, Nomura research analyst Richard Sherlund told CNBC Friday.

  • Tech Steals Spotlight This Week

    It's been a busy week for tech between the Yelp IPO at the NYSE on Friday and Microsoft unveiling its new Windows 8 software. Rick Sherlund, head of U.S. technology equity research at Nomura, weighs in.

  • Apple’s current valuation could very well drive the stock to $1,000 — but don’t expect a dividend, says Jon Burnham, portfolio manager of Burnham Funds.

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    Hm. Multiyear highs in the major indices, but new highs receding? Paul Hickey at Bespoke Investment noted to me that the percentage of net new highs on the S&P 500 today is 3.4 percent. Yesterday, it was 6.4 percent. That is not impressive.

  • Downsizing

    Blizzard Entertainment, the creator of "World of Warcraft" and a substantial part of the video game industry's largest publisher, announced plans Wednesday to lay off 600 employees.

  • Is Windows 8 a reason to own Microsoft?

  • MSFT Still Feels Cheap: Analyst

    Microsoft stock still has room to run, says Colin Gillis, analyst at BGC Financial, who has a "buy" rating on the stock with a $34 price target.

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    Information technology and healthcare are two sectors where investors can find value, Peter Garnry, equity strategist at Saxo Bank told CNBC.

  • The Brookings Institution recently issued a report the compared per-capita gross domestic product and changes in employment data from 2010 to 2011 in 200 of the world’s largest metropolitan areas. The report found that these areas produced 48 percent of global output despite accounting for only 14 percent of the world’s population and employment.In other findings: Ninety percent of the fastest-growing economies were outside North America and western Europe; U.S. metropolitan areas outperformed t

    The Brookings Institution analyzed the financial data of the world’s largest metropolitan areas and uncovered some interesting findings. Check out which cities were the most productive.

  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average has hit the 13,000 mark twice toward the end of this month and has risen 6.26 percent year to date. Here are the top performers in the Dow so far this year: Bank of America, Caterpillar, Microsoft, Alcoa and JPMorgan Chase.

  • S&P Capital IQ equity analyst Scott Kessler screened his firm’s stock data base for companies with “consumer-facing” technologies that are likely to play roles in the growth of online retailing and that S&P analysts are “bullish on.” TheStreet.com reports.