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    Only six out of thirty Dow components have posted a gain in the past three months, with McDonald's leading the way, up 5 percent.

  • While competition could be an issue down the road for Amazon or Apple, Cramer's researcher Nicole Urken says that doesn’t mean you can’t ride the upside in the meantime.

  • Stocks erased a strong rally but still finished off their worst levels Thursday in thin, choppy trading as the Dow and S&P rebounded from afternoon lows.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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    Equities are an "attractive" option for investors willing to be patient and prepared to invest for at least three years, Neel Kashkari, head of global investment equities at PIMCO told CNBC.

  • Joel Greenblatt's "magic formula" for investing is to buy shares of good companies that are very cheap right now.

  • Google's $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility gives the Internet search company patent protection while putting it squarely into the smartphone hardware business, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt told CNBC Monday.

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    The Parade poll got me thinking. Who is the most annoying CEO? Not necessarily the worst, but the most annoying.

  • Even before last week's stock-market sell-off—the biggest losing streak in three years—large-cap stocks were getting thumped, despite analysts' and money managers' claims they're among the best bets. But the record tells a different story.

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    Twenty-five of the thirty Dow components have dividend yields greater than the 10-year US treasury, which yields around 1.74 percent -- a record low.

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    About 65 companies in the S&P 500 have increased dividend payouts by more than 1 percent so far this year.

  • Top hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson had been one of Microsoft’s die hard fans but on Wednesday he revealed that he’s losing patience.

  • Is Microsoft's Dividend Too Small?

    The company should be buying back stock by the bucketload and doubled the dividened, says Whitney Tilson, T2 Partners.

  • MSFT Hikes Dividend 25%

    Microsoft is raising it's dividend by a hefty 25%, a record for the software giant, and a look at top tech picks, with the Fast Money crew.

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    Perhaps more than any other entertainment field, video games are seasonal. While an occasional blockbuster is released in the first or second quarter, the Sept.-Dec. timeframe is when publishers really make their bank.

  • September typically marks the beginning of the holiday season for the videogame industry. From this point through late November, publishers will release at least one potential blockbuster per week. Holiday sales make up roughly 40 percent of the overall industry revenue--and the year's biggest hits are born then. But as publishers prepare for the fourth-quarter battle, what better time to see what has been driving sales so far this year? So far things aren't shaping up well. Software sales are d

    Here's a look at the top 10 videogames through the end of August, based on U.S. sales (though when the year's over, expect several to be displaced).

  • “If you don’t do better in school, you won’t get into a good college.”This stern warning is intoned by parents the world over, as they shake their heads over a disappointing report cards dotted with the Cs and Ds. While this admonition is surely true, many parents aren’t sure what constitutes a “good school.” Most believe it’s one with name recognition--and not much else.One way a school can distinguish itself is by the track record of its graduates. Indeed, what is a better gauge of a school’s

    CNBC.com looked at the top ten colleges and discovered which CEOs spent time there as underclassmen. Check out what we found.

  • Apple

    Market chatter intensified Tuesday that the tech giant could soon become the bluest of the blue chips, complete with its $420 a share price that would give a boost to the struggling Dow.

  • Google

    Google’s slogan may be don’t be evil, but a growing chorus of antitrust regulators in the United States and Europe want to know if the company has lived up to that creed. The New York Times reports.

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    Invention and innovation can change how an economy, a company, even the human body, works — quickly and profoundly. Our special report, "The Future of Innovation," is about defining innovation in the 21st century, and seeking out where it is alive and well in America.