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5 Stocks to Watch This Week

With Apple, Ford, Nintendo, Zynga and Amazon getting ready to report, let's go over a few of the items that will help shape the week that lies ahead on Wall Street.

Amazon Inks $600 Million Deal with CIA for Cloud Computing

Amazon has reportedly won a $600 million dollar, 10-year contract to supply cloud computing services to the CIA. The online retailer will help the spy agency build a private cloud infrastructure to keep up with emerging technologies.

Algorithms Gone Wild: 3 Cases of Computers We Trusted Too Much

Computer programs can sometimes be better at spotting trends or dealing with consumers' intricate demands than human employees. But what happens when an algorithm fails? Putting too much authority into the virtual hands of a program can -- and has -- led to some epic fails.

Midday Report: The Top 10 Companies by Reputation

We all love lists, and Harris Interactive is out with its annual ranking of companies with the best reputations. Here are the top ten, as well those companies that suffered the worst declines in image.

5 Winners and Losers of the Week in Business

From Pandora, which is trying to encourage more of its music streamers to pay, to Monster, which is trying to win back a good rep for its an energy drink, here's a rundown of this week's big winners and losers in the business world.

How He Earned 4 Million Airline Miles by Buying Dollar Coins

Rewards cards can be a great way to earn free cash -- if you use them correctly. Brad Wilson, founder of deal site BradsDeals, took that idea to its logical extreme, raking in millions of points for free, and now he's sharing his techniques with us.

Her Financial Goal: Cutting Back on an Online Shopping Habit

Everyone has things they want to improve about their financial lives -- and we at DailyFinance are no exceptions. So we asked money expert Jean Chatzky for advice on how to reach our goals. Today: An real estate reporter with an online shipping habit.

3 'Free Stuff' Deals You Can Score This Weekend

Last weekend, we had a bevy of President's Day sales; before that, it was Valentine's Day. There's no such excuse this weekend, but there are still deals out there -- many of them of the "free stuff" variety. Here are some of the best freebies you can grab.

Where Best Buy's New Price-Match Policy Falls Short

On Friday, Best Buy announced a new price-match policy that will include such online competitors as Amazon.com. But the new policy falls short in one key respect: The retailer won't match a better price you find after you've made your purchase.

Amazon Suffers Rare Service Outage

In the wake of its earnings report Tuesday, Amazon's share price went up. But this afternoon, Amazon has mostly been down -- not just the stock, but the e-commerce website's home page, which has intermittently been offline.

Would You Pay $5 a Month for Exclusive YouTube Channels?

Google is tapping some of YouTube's top content producers to create premium channels that would charge viewers between $1 and $5 apiece every month for exclusive content. But is a subscription model a smart move for YouTube?

Market Minute: Amazon's Still Amazing, Boeing Stays the Course

Amazon reported sharply lower earnings, but its results were good enough for at least five analysts to raise their price targets for Amazon’s stock. Boeing’s net beat estimates and it’s sticking with its production plans for the 787 Dreamliner, despite the current grounding of the fleet worldwide.

5 Big Winners and Losers of the Week in Business

This week featured its share of downbeat business news, from a software giant's untimely price hike to Apple showing its sour side. But it wasn't all bad: One retail giant looks to be making a highly brainy media gamble.

Think Online Retailers Charge Us All the Same Price? Think Again

One of the best things about shopping online was how easy the Web made it to compare prices so you could be sure you were getting the best deals. Not anymore: Now, many companies are using your personal data to decide what prices to offer you for their products.

Target to Match Prices of Amazon, Walmart.com Year-Round

Target announced a bold new price-match program Tuesday, promising to give customers the same deals they find on online retailers such as Amazon and Walmart.com. The new policy is similar to the one Target tried during the 2012 holiday shopping season.

13 Stocks to Avoid in 2013

According to billionaire super-investor Warren Buffett, the first rule of investing is: "Don't lose money." With that in mind, we've surveyed the stock markets to come up with 13 companies you probably want to keep out of your portfolio in the new year.

Big Retailers Fined for Pushing Phony Bamboo Fabrics

Macy's, Amazon and Sears have all agreed to fork over hundreds of thousands of dollars each in fines after the Federal Trade Commission busted them for passing off Rayon fabrics as genuine, environmentally friendly bamboo.

5 Winners and Losers of the Week in Business

As we come down to the wire for 2012, the pace of business blunders hasn't slowed. From an ill-timed streaming video outage to the ultimate dot-com oversight, here's our rundown of the most boneheaded episodes -- and a few brilliant moves -- from this week in the world of business.

Top 10 Business Stories of 2012

This would be the year when the global economy finally regained its vigor. At least that's what many had hoped. It didn't happen. So what were the top ten business stories of 2012?

5 Things to Watch When the Market Reopens

The financial markets are closed for the Christmas holiday, but when trading resumes on Wednesday, here's what's likely to help shape the rest of the week on Wall Street.