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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.

Wall Street Watch Wednesday: Dell's Not Swell

Dell posted mixed quarterly results after Tuesday's market close, and that's not good news for the PC giant. No one is surprised to find that desktops and laptops just aren't selling these days.

Spring Is in the Air for Retail M&A

Retailers are getting back to business after the recession and showing stronger earnings, making them attractive targets for private equity investors -- and each other.

Retail Stocks That Can Thrive in a Down Economy

Fund manager Neil Hennessy believes investors should target retail stocks that are likely to thrive in slow-growth economic conditions -- but which also stand to benefit when the economy picks up again. Here are some of his favorites.