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Microsoft meets with private equity over Yahoo deal | Reuters

Healdsburg, CALIFORNIA (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) executives are in early talks with potential Yahoo Inc YHOO.O investors about contributing to financing to buy the troubled Internet company, a person familiar with the situation said.<p>Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella holds a speech to present …

IT

Opinion: Fasten your seat belts, because there’s turbulence ahead in the stock market

Talk about a nice ride: The S&P 500 Index of the biggest U.S. stocks is now up over 9% since I suggested buying equities Feb. 9 because the stars …

Amazon Competitor Can't Guarantee Christmas Delivery

<i>This post has been updated to include comment from Jet.com’s chief customer officer Liza Landsman.</i><p>The start-up trying to undercut Amazon is running …

After 14 Years, Nicole Kidman Is Finally Opening Up About Her Marriage to Tom Cruise

Despite the accusations that Nicole Kidman's ex-hubby, Tom Cruise, had her phone tapped, and basically divorced her because Scientology's head honcho told him to, Nicole Kidman is keeping her account of her marriage classy.<p>The 48-year-old actress has remained mum since she and Tom divorced in 2001, …

Divorce

Amazon handing out $5 credit to anyone who downloads one of these apps

You can never turn down free money, right? If you are looking to get a nice deal (free cash), Amazon is making it really easy to get $5 in credit to use towards “products sold by Amazon.com or digital content sold by Amazon Digital Services”.<p>So, how do you sign up? You pretty much just have to …

Apps

Wells Fargo's Moser on stocks set for 2016 takeoff

<b>JEFF MOSER</b><p><b>PORTFOLIO MANAGER</b><p><b>WELLS FARGO LARGE CAP CORE FUND</b><p><b>Skyworks Solutions</b> (symbol: SWKS, Thursday's close: $84.89)<p>Firm founded in 1962 is still a leader in semiconductor growth space focused on wireless and WiFi, a testament to its strong management team capable of positioning the firm for …

Investing

Natural cigarette maker subject of class-action lawsuit

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The company behind a line of cigarettes touted as natural is being targeted in a class-action lawsuit.<p>The Santa Fe New Mexican …

Santa Fe

TSA Sued After 20-Hour Detention of Man Who Wanted to File Complaint

A traveler detained for more than 20 hours after a search of energy bars and a sports watch in his carry-on bag at an airport has sued the …

Charlie Hebdo attack: Helicopters hunt for suspects in woods of France

<b>Longpont, France (CNN) —</b> An intense manhunt for two brothers wanted in the Charlie Hebdo magazine massacre focused Thursday on northern France's Picardy region, where sources close to the investigation said a police helicopter might have spotted the suspects.<p>Authorities believe that Cherif Kouachi, …

France

Adam Sandler Named Most Overpaid Hollywood Actor

The bigger the flop, the more overpaid the actor or actress, according to <i>Forbes</i>. And this year’s actor who earned the biggest salary for the smallest …

North Korea Has An Interesting Offer. And Another Threat

North Korea, which denies that it had anything to do with a hack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, now wants to help the U.S. root out the real culprit. But true to form for Pyongyang, the dubious offer comes tinged with a threat of "serious" consequences should Washington decline.<p>An …