A Word From Bernanke Turns Stocks Around

Stocks opened lower Friday but reversed course after a letter surfaced from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, suggesting there was room for the central bank to do more to help the economy.

Wall Street Watch Friday: Autodesk Crashes

Are architects, engineers and animators in trouble? It's worth asking because Autodesk -- the longtime provider of 3D design, engineering, and architecture software -- posted disappointing quarterly results on Thursday afternoon.

Legal Briefing: You Don't Own Your Software, So You Can't Resell It

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals just ruled that a buyer of software can't resell it because the buyer doesn't really own the software. The buyer actually licensed it, so no legal resale is possible. That decision flies in the face of the established "First Sale Doctrine."

Yahoo names Tim Morse as CFO

Yahoo said Tim Morse will become it's new finance chief. Morse had the same role at chip maker Altera. Naming a new CFO, a role viewed by many as...