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In Silicon Valley, the 'Recovery' Has Left Many in the Dust

The Silicon Valley is adding jobs faster than it has in more than a decade. Stocks and fortunes are soaring. But bleaker records are also being set: Food stamp participation just hit a 10-year high and homelessness rose 20 percent in two years. Simply put, while the ultra-rich are getting even richer, record numbers of Silicon Valley residents are slipping into poverty.

7 Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Develop Good Money Habits

Low interest rates have made convincing kids to open savings accounts a tougher sell. You can't just tell a 9-year-old to save because it's good for her -- you need an incentive, like prospect of a great return. So here are seven ideas to help your kids profitably put their money to work.

Google Decoded: Our Translation of the Stock Split Explanation

Google's novel stock split will create a new class of shares with no voting rights. Confused? Google CEO Larry Page thought you might be, so he offered an explanatory note. Here's our read-between-the-lines translation of what he was really saying.

Who Will Be the Next Steve Jobs?

On a split-adjusted basis, Apple went public at $2.75 a share 31 years ago; the stock closed at $378.25 yesterday. Investors lucky enough to hold for the entire period have enjoyed a 17% annualized return. Find a founder capable of delivering on a similar scale and you'll have a much easier time funding your retirement.

The Case for Breaking Up Google

GoogleLike Microsoft and IBM before it, Google has become two or three companies. Its dominant business of search is no longer much of a growth engine....

CEO Departures: In January, 96 Top Bosses Moved Out

Last month, 96 CEO changes were announced by U.S. based companies, reports job-services firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, among them the heads of Google and Advanced Micro Devices. The number is down 9% from December, but 8% higher than January 2010, when 89 CEOs left their corner offices behind.

Job No. 1 for Larry Page: Halt Google's Brain Drain

When Google co-founder Larry Page replaces Eric Schmidt as CEO, he'll have a host of things to worry about: ad revenues, growth, Facebook, privacy concerns and just how to get the company's rebel groove back. But first on his agenda will have to be reversing the flow of top employees out the door.

What Google's Reshuffle Means for Investors

As Larry Page takes the reins from CEO Eric Schmidt, the questions for investors are: Will Facebook keep gaining on Google? Or will Page steer it back to its original counter-corporate spirit, to embracing risk over short-term profits? Or have the risk-takers gone soft?

Larry Page Returns to Google's Corner Office

The Google co-founder will replace Eric Schmidt, who replaced Page in 2001 as CEO. Back then, because Google's investors believed the company needed a more mature leader. Now says Schmidt: "I believe Larry is ready." Oh yeah: Google also reported blowout earnings.

Report: Google Movie to be Based on Ken Auletta Book

The Google guys Larry Page and Sergey Brin are set to get the Hollywood treatment with a proposed feature film based on the company's rise from dorm room project to $120 billion Web colossus. The news comes as Facebook awaits the fall release of a film about its origins.

U.S. Wants China to Explain Cyber Attack on Google

A day after Google said it might quit China after a cyber attack hacked the Gmail accounts of human rights activists there, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asked China's leaders for an explanation. Free speech advocates, meanwhile, praised the search giant's decision to remove censorship filters in the country.

How the Grinch Stole Google News

(With our sincere
apologies to Dr. Seuss)

Every Who down in Whoville liked Google a lot,
<> But the Grinch, who lived up
in a penthouse, did not.
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Will Facebook kill Google?

Will social networking giant Facebook kill search giant Google by sucking up advertising dollars? In the short term, the answer is clearly no. Longer...