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Zynga new mantra: Mobile
Social-game maker still generates a lot of bookings from classic social properties. (First Take)
Zynga narrows loss; revenues beat targets
Live blog: Zynga's quarterly earnings call

Disney studio income falls
Entertainment giant's results beat expectations.
Chipotle quarterly profit rises to $61.4 million
Panera net up 34% on rise in same-store sales
Expedia reports 10% earnings increase
Michael Dell: What’s in it for him?
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Dell to go private in $24.4 billion deal
Dell's biggest shareholders may sour on deal
Poletti on how Dell might use its ‘private’ time

Tech that top advisers like
Mark Hulbert looks at which of the top U.S. technology companies are favored by the best performing investment advisers.
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Are mom and pop late to the investing party again?
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Dow retakes 14K, but what's different this time?
Dow achieved this milestone five years ago. Here's what's different this time and what you should do.

Stocks stage rebound,
as Dow flirts with 14,000
Confidence from deal for Dell draws money in.
CBO: Sequester to halve U.S. growth in 2013
Obama urges delay of automatic spending cuts
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N.Y. probe includes more raters than just S&P
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If Facebook adopts this, nowhere
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Pinterest now said to be $2.5 billion (The Tell)
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Customers enter the Apple flagship retail store to purchase the new iPad in San Francisco, California in this March 16, 2012 file photograph. Shares in top Asian suppliers to Apple Inc took a hit on July 25, 2012 after the company's latest quarterly results missed expectations, although several recovered ground as investors looked ahead to the company's new products later this year. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY)
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