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  • Skype reportedly fires some execs before Microsoft deal closes

     
    Skype has recently fired some of its tops execs in a move that will reduce the payout for those who've lost their jobs after Microsoft completes its takeover of the Internet calling service. "Skype, like any other pragmatic organization, constantly...
  • Stock buybacks may not help the market much

     
    Don’t count on corporate stock buybacks to propel the equity market higher. Buyback activity among companies in the S&P 500 increased in the first three months of the year, the seventh straight quarterly rise, according to Standard & Poor’s....
  • Dow soars 429 points after Fed makes new pledge on rates

     
    The Dow Jones industrial average surged Tuesday, ending a volatile session up nearly 430 points after the Federal Reserve pledged to keep short-term interest rates near zero for at least two more years. The blue-chip index gyrated throughout the session.....
  • Fired Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz could get $10.4-million severance

     
    Yahoo's firing of CEO Carol Bartz could cost more than $10 million: Yahoo's stock rose on Wednesday after investors saw that the online firm had fired CEO Carol Bartz. And while getting fired over the phone, as Bartz reportedly did, isn't a great way to...
  • His stock is cheap, so Warren Buffett will buy it

     
    Berkshire Hathaway Inc. announced that it will buy back stock simply because Buffett thinks it’s cheap....
  • Meg Whitman gets 1.9 million HP stock options, Apotheker wins too

     
    Meg Whitman is taking a $1 annual salary for her position as the new chief executive of Hewlett-Packard Co. But don't think she's working for peanuts. As part of her compensation package, Whitman was also awarded the option to buy......
  • Is Amazon interested in buying WebOS from Hewlett-Packard?

     
    Amazon.com's Kindle Fire is a jump into the growing tablet market and a clear challenge to Apple's blockbuster ability to integrate hardware and software so seamlessly. But what will Amazon's post Fire moves look like as it seekes to build a major...
  • RPOF: Crist and Greer went to Disney, Fisher Island together

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Republican Party of Florida just released its forensic audit, and among the highlights, it notes that indicted former Chairman Jim Greer and Gov. Charlie Crist traveled with their families to Disney World together once to the...
  • Cash-rich Microsoft raises dividend payment 23%

     
    Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday boosted the dividend payment on its stock 23%, the first increase in two years, hoping to show its “commitment” to sharing its huge cash flow with stockholders. The software giant said its board raised the quarterly......
  • Illinois Senate debate Mark Kirk vs Alexi Giannoulias

     
    Full debate transcript courtesy of ABC News....
  • Karatz probation sentence the latest setback for prosecutors in backdating cases

     
    The probation sentence handed down to former KB Home chief Bruce Karatz on Wednesday was the latest in a string of disappointments in the Justice Department’s crackdown on stock options backdating. The criminal investigations began in 2005, following...