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U.S. Stock Futures Point to Steady Open

Stock index futures pointed to a steady open on Wall Street on Friday, with futures for the S&P 500 up 0.02 percent, Dow Jones futures up 0.05 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures up 0.2 percent at 4 a.m. ET.

Verizon Forecast Disappoints, Shares Drop

Verizon Communications may miss analyst expectations for 2012 earnings after posting disappointing fourth quarter results as it was hurt by hefty subsidies for the Apple Inc iPhone.

Verizon forecast disappoints, shares down

Verizon Communications may miss analyst expectations for 2012 earnings after posting disappointing fourth quarter results as it was hurt by hefty subsidies for the Apple Inc iPhone.

Futures down on Greece ahead of busy earnings day

Stock index futures fell on Tuesday as talks to resolve Greece's debt crisis stumbled again and analysts pointed to a short-term top in equity markets after the S&P 500 posted five days of back-to-back gains.

RIM names new CEO as Lazardis, Basillie step down

Research In Motion's co-chief executives Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie have bowed to investor pressure and stepped down, handing the job to an insider with four years at the struggling BlackBerry maker.

BlackBerry maker CEOs step down as pressure mounts

Research In Motion's Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie have bowed to investor pressure and resigned as co-CEOs and co-chairmen, handing the top job to an insider with four years at the struggling BlackBerry maker.

Threats? What Threats? Iran Plays Down U.S. Naval Moves

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps said on Saturday it considered the likely return of U.S. warships to the Persian Gulf more or less routine activity, backing away from previous warnings to Washington not to re-enter the area.

Hungary PM backs down

Prime Minister Viktor Orban abandoned plans on Friday to merge Hungary's central bank and markets regulator, the first concrete evidence that he is backing down in a dispute with the European Union that threatens to block a deal on financial aid.

Megaupload and Megavideo Shut Down: Top 5 Web Site Bans Worldwide

Megaupload, one of the world's largest file-sharing sites, was shut down Thursday by the U.S. government. Its founder, Kim Schmitz, and several company executives were arrested in New Zealand at the request of U.S. officials for mass copyright infringement and conspiracy to commit money laundering, reports Wired.com.

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Megaupload, File-Sharing Web Site, Shut Down by FBI; 7 Indicted [VIDEO]

Federal authorities indicted seven staff members of the popular file-sharing Web site Megaupload Thursday, but made a point of saying it had nothing to do with the SOPA and PIPA legislation currently in the U.S. Congress. The grand jury indictment is part of one of the largest criminal copyright cases ever.
SOPA PIPA Blackout: Google Slows Down Web Crawler to Support Protest

SOPA PIPA Blackout: Google Slows Down Web Crawler GoogleBot to Support Protest

Webmaster trends analyst Pierre Far has announced that GoogleBot, the web crawler that sorts Google's traffic, will be significantly slowed down Wednesday to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act, giving some extra help to sites who've chosen to self-censor on Internet Blackout Day. Google is also providing SEO tips to sites like Wikipedia and Reddit in an effort to bolster their web traffic.
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, attends the eG8 forum in Paris

Wikipedia to Shut Down on Wednesday in Protest Over SOPA

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales announced on Monday that the free online encyclopedia will go dark for 24 hours on Jan. 18, in protest over Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), an anti-piracy bill under consideration before the Congress.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer leaves the stage after the last opening Microsoft keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show opening in Las Vegas

Plodding PC Sales Weigh Down Microsoft Profit

Microsoft Corp. is starting the new year much as it did the one just ended - grappling with weak computer sales tearing a hole in its core Windows business, while it gropes its way slowly into the faster-growing mobile phone and tablet markets.
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