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  • Feb. 5, 2010, 12:47 PM
    In the wake of the Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) downgrade yesterday, consider this: Only four U.S. non-financial firms now sport AAA ratings: Automatic Data Processing (ADP), ExxonMobil (XOM), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Microsoft (MSFT). Only 18 financial companies have AAA credit. Indeed, the world has become a much more leveraged place.
  • Feb. 4, 2010, 5:26 PM
    With all the hoopla surrounding the Apple (AAPL) iPad and (AMZN) Kindle, where is Microsoft (MSFT)? The company still reports record profits, yet it is "clumsy" and "uncompetitive," says a former exec. "Unlike other companies, Microsoft never developed a true system for innovation." But Bing brings props from some.
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  • Feb. 2, 2010, 9:52 AM
    Dow leaders: AA +2.8%. HPQ +1.6%. AXP +1.3%.
    Dow laggards: DD -1.8%. MSFT -0.8%.
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  • Jan. 29, 2010, 2:14 PM
    Another leg down has stocks flat to well into the red, as Apple (AAPL -3.4%), Microsoft (MSFT -3.1%) and Qualcomm (QCOM -4.1%) lead techs downward. Commodities are lower with the dollar's gains: Crude -0.6%; gold -0.2%.
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  • Jan. 29, 2010, 1:39 PM
    In Davos, Google (GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt walks a delicate line on China, seeming to back off from conflict while firming the company's stance: Censorship is unacceptable and "we hope that will change and we can apply some pressure to make things better for the Chinese people." Meanwhile, not much is visibly happening - and Microsoft (MSFT) would be happy to jump in. (previously)
  • Jan. 29, 2010, 10:10 AM
    Dow leaders: CAT +2.7%. WMT +2.3%. AXP +2.1%. AA +1.8%.
    Dow laggards: MSFT -1.2%. BA -0.8%. IBM -0.5%. JNJ -0.4%.
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  • Jan. 28, 2010, 5:13 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT): Windows 7 sales - more than 60M licenses through end of Q2 - led to record Windows sales, and the 14% gain to record revenues overall. Sees full-year operating expense of $26.2B-26.5B. "Our continuing commitment to managing costs allowed us to drive earnings performance ahead of the revenue growth." Shares now +1.7% AH.
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  • Jan. 28, 2010, 4:08 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT): FQ2 EPS of $0.60 beats by $0.01. Revenue of $19B (+14%) vs. $17.8B. Shares +0.7% AH. (PR)
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  • Jan. 28, 2010, 12:10 AM
    Notable earnings after Thursday's close: AMCC, AMZN, ASIA, BCR, CA, CB, CPWR, GHL, GNW, ICO, INFA, JNPR, KLAC, LEG, MSFT, MXIM, OCLR, PMCS, QTM, RHI, RMBS, SNDK, SNV, THOR, TSRA
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  • Jan. 26, 2010, 1:29 PM
    Stocks have retreated just after reaching intraday highs, as tech issues have emerged to provide a lift (AAPL +4.1%; MSFT +1.7%; EMC +4.5%). At midday: the Dow +0.7% to 10,265; S&P 500 +0.4% to 1,101; Nasdaq +0.6% to 2,223. Crude -0.5%. Natural gas -4.1%. Gold -0.2%. Silver -1.8%. Platinum -2%.
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  • Jan. 25, 2010, 1:28 PM
    Dow leaders: INTC +2.8%. GE +2.3%. CAT +2.1%. HPQ +1.8%. MSFT +1.8%.
    Dow laggards: KFT -0.7%. HD -0.4%. AXP -0.3%. UTX -0.3%.
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  • Jan. 21, 2010, 10:15 AM
    Microsoft (MSFT) is rushing to patch a security hole in its IE browser, with a software update due out today, as governments warn users to switch to alternative browsers.
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  • Jan. 20, 2010, 11:12 AM
    Sources say Apple (AAPL) is indeed in talks with Microsoft (MSFT) to replace Google (GOOG) as the iPhone's default search engine. The discussions reflect the intensifying rivalry between Apple and Google. (previously)
  • Jan. 19, 2010, 2:02 PM
    A note from Jefferies' Katherine Egbert restarts the "Project Pink" rumors that Microsoft (MSFT) is following Google (GOOG) into the smartphone market by introducing its own handset, as soon as a few weeks from now. But on the success meter, would a Microsoft phone be more of a "Zune" - or an "Xbox"?
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  • Jan. 19, 2010, 7:54 AM
    German and French agencies take a strong stance against Microsoft's (MSFT) Internet Explorer, warning of a security hole and suggesting users switch to a different browser. Duly annoyed, Microsoft says users should simply upgrade to the newest version of IE.
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  • Jan. 15, 2010, 4:31 PM
    BusinessWeek looks at the increasingly tense relationship between Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) and considers a bold prediction: that Apple might dump Google as a default search tool and deal with (gasp!) Microsoft (MSFT). Paul Boutin's takeaway is that mobile search is far from figured out. Meanwhile, comScore says Bing just keeps gaining market share.
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Company Description
Microsoft Corp is engaged in designing, manufacturing, selling devices, and online advertising to a global customer audience. Its products include operating systems for computing devices, servers, phones, and other intelligent devices.
Sector: Technology
Country: United States