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Microsoft Nears 52-Week High

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), once nearly orphaned by investors, has nearly touched its 52-week high. As a matter of fact, make that a 10-year high, for good measure. It has ...
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Microsoft’s Latest Quarter Belongs to Steve Ballmer

Satya Nadella may be the CEO of Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) now, but the fingerprints on the company's most recent quarterly results belong to former CEO Steve Ballmer. Virtually every ...
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How Steve Ballmer Can Justify His $2 Billion Bid for the LA Clippers

Steve Ballmer’s offer to buy the Los Angeles Clippers is currently the hottest story in the sports world. Last week, the former Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) CEO revealed he values the basketball franchise ...
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With Ballmer Buying the Clippers, Microsoft Is the Real Winner

Sitting on a fortune estimated to be worth about $20 billion, former Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer agreed late Thursday to pay $2 billion for the Los Angeles ...
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Ten Threats to Microsoft’s Success

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) has entered into a new era. With Satya Nadella in charge as Chief Executive Officer, Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates are out as far as running the daily operations. ...
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New Microsoft CEO Announcement Is Only Half — or One-Third — of the Story!

Any time an iconic company like Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) announces a new chief executive, it should be earth-shattering news. Two things are preventing that from being the case. Microsoft's ...
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Should Microsoft Keep Steve Ballmer?

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer said he would reinvent the company. Most of the world believed, after a decade of failing to make the large software corporate a ...
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Weak Lumia and Asha Sales Create Earnings Worry for Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) is buying Nokia Corp.'s (NYSE: NOK) mobile phone and devices business to boost its presence in the ultra-competitive smartphone market. But the question is whether the ...
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The Real Reasons Mulally Snubbed Microsoft

One of the long-standing questions about who will take over as chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) has been answered. It will not be Alan Mulally of Ford ...
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The Bullish and Bearish Case for Microsoft in 2014

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) surprised many investors in 2013 with an astonishing 44% return. The S&P 500 rose by 29.6% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose by 26.5%. Both major ...
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Do Big Companies Need CEOs?

Several small but well-known companies have dumped the management structure that requires them to have a chief executive officer. Shoe firm Zappos is the most well-known among them. These actions, ...
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Alan Mulally Will Not Be CEO of Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) just tanked as news is circulating that Alan Mulally will not be leaving Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) to replace Steve Ballmer as chief executive of ...
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CEO Transition Is Biggest Downside Risk for Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) is said to be narrowing down its list of candidates to replace Steve Ballmer as chief executive officer. While equity investors may be glad to see ...
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Microsoft CEO Search Is Narrowing

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) is about to potentially be a far different company. Steve Ballmer's resignation, retirement, or force-out, was sooner than some investors were expecting. Now we have a ...
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Microsoft Stock Points to $45 or $50, at the Likely Expense of Ford

If you look over the leaderboard of gainers on volume, it may seem unusual to see shares of Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) on there. Shares were up 3.8% at $38.04 ...
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