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  • Futures rallied Thursday after a new bailout fund document stated it will extend loans to ease the euro zone debt crisis and as investors largely shrugged off a disappointing jobless claims news.

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    Nokia, the world's largest phone maker by volume, posted better-than-expected quarterly profit thanks to a major royalty boost from settling a patent dispute with Apple.

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    European leaders could temporarily steal the spotlight from Washington lawmakers Thursday, as they meet in Brussels to discuss the Greek debt crisis and how to keep contagion from spreading.

  • With Microsoft reporting earnings on Thursday after the close, how are options investors positioning ahead of the release.

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    Brian Stutland, Stutland Equities, gives his take on Microsoft ahead of company earnings.

  • Stocks slipped in the final minutes of trading to end lower Wednesday as investors took a breather following a sharp rally in the previous session and amid ongoing jitters over the debt ceiling talks and fears over the euro zone crisis.

  • Stocks lost some ground in the final minutes of trading Wednesday as investors took a breather following a sharp rally in the previous session and after existing home sales tumbled unexpectedly to a seven-month low. 

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    Google is in preliminary talks to buy InterDigital, a wireless technology company, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal, which cited sources close to the discussions.

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    UK consumers are increasingly turning to short-term credit services from online providers. The entrepreneurs behind these businesses say that they represent the evolution of a lending market that has stopped listening to its customers.

  • In the wake of earnings from VMWare, our pros reveal which tech names belong on your radar!

  • Stocks posted their biggest gains since March on Tuesday following a handful of upbeat corporate earnings and President Obama's positive comments on a possible debt agreement.

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    The Internet company delivered a mixed earnings report and an outlook that fell short of analysts' expectations, sending its shares lower.

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    A gallery of protesters and pie-throwers and the public figures they have tormented.

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    Tech giant Microsoft became the first major company to endorse “crowd commerce”, a quickly growing form of eCommerce that is gaining traction in some of Silicon Valley’s highest circles.

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    Shares of the tech giant surged after the company beat earnings expectations and raised its full-year guidance. The report sets a good tone for earnings this week, one market strategist said.

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    Debt drama in the US and Europe continues next week just as earnings season gets into full swing. It's going to be a volatile week for the market.

  • If you think back to just five years ago, most of us viewed computers primarily as a tool to get something done. Today, however, capabilities such as gesture, voice, and touch interfaces are laying the foundations of entirely new and exciting experiences.

  • Stocks closed higher in thin trading Friday, but snapped a two-week rally amid ongoing uncertainty over the government's ability to reach a debt-reduction deal and some growing concerns over the economy.

  • Stocks were mixed Friday in light trading as results of the European bank stress tests came out slightly better-than-expected, but gains were limited after some disappointing news on consumer confidence.