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Why Yahoo! Gets So Much Attention

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) barely made the Fortune 500 last year, ranking 485th. However, for a company its size, it receives unbelievable press and...

Tobacco Dividends and Price Wars

If you have been a dividend investor for long, chances are high that you have had to do some serious homework on the tobacco sector. After all, this...

Will the iPhone Rule China's 4G Future?

China Mobile, the world's largest wireless company, is in talks with Apple about a 4G-enabled iPhone. If their proposed collaboration on China Mobile's new TD-LTE network and compatible products bears fruit, the rewards for Apple could be enormous.

Apple to Open Its
First Store in Alaska

It's a sign of just how far and wide demand for Apple products has grown: the consumer-electronics store is about to open a store in Anchorage, Alaska. The new retail outlet, along with another one in Murray, Utah, brings the total number of U.S. Apple stores to 240.

AT&T's 4G Battle Plan: 15 Major U.S. Cities in 2011

AT&T will spread its 4G LTE network into a large number of U.S. cities this year, a move that puts it into direct competition with Sprint-Nextel's Wimax 4G product and LTE technology deployed by Verizon Wireless. But will its investment in faster wireless pay off?

Should You Gamble on Less Active Stocks?

Street Directory recently made the argument that if investors want some degree of price stability, they should buy stocks which have heavy daily trading volumes. But what if an investor prefers the potential of sharp moves up or down that comes with a stock whose normal daily volume is modest?

Apple Tops Google to Become Most Valuable Brand

Tech giant Apple has blown by Internet behemoth Google to become the world's most valuable brand, according to branding research firm Millward Brown. See which other companies made the list.

What If AT&T's T-Mobile Buyout Gets Shot Down?

Regulators have begun to take a long, hard look at whether the AT&T buyout of T-Mobile would create a quasi-monopoly in the American cellular carrier industry. If those antitrust concerns sink the deal, AT&T could be in real trouble, because cellular is its only clear hope for growth.

Super-Fast Broadband to Come to Big Cities

Sprint-Nextel and its 4G Wimax partner Clearwire will launch their super-fast wireless broadband into the largest markets in the U.S. -- New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Sprint says its 4G service will reach 120 million people by the end of the year.

Verizon Names Wireless Unit Exec as New COO

Early Monday, telecom giant Verizon Communications (VZ) named Lowell McAdam president and COO, which would put him in line to eventually succeed longtime CEO Ivan Seidenberg. McAdam currently serves as the CEO of Verizon Wireless, a joint venture between the U.S. company and Vodafone.

Do You Sleep with Your Cell Phone? Most Americans Do

A new study by the Pew Research Center found, not surprisingly, a growing number of Americans are using cell phones. What is surprising, however, is that most of these cell phone users bring their devices to bed with them, too.

Stocks With Safe Yield Can Comfort Investors

The weakening stock market has investors fleeing for safe havens, like bonds. But some companies have a lot of cash, high operating margins and stocks with high yields -- far better ones than most bonds currently.

Preview: AT&T to Ring Up Higher Profit

Venerable AT&T reports earnings Thursday before the market opens, and even though an in-line report is expected, iPhone-brandishing AT&T is more than ready for the new, mobile-connectivity age.

Will AT&T Lose iPhone Exclusivity This Week?

AT&T will lose its U.S. exclusive distribution rights for the Apple iPhone on Wednesday, according to a report published at tech blog Hot Hardware, which claims to have an inside source.