Tech Stocks: Surges by Yahoo, Palm highlight tech rally

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Technology stocks closed solidly higher on Tuesday, marked by a jump in Yahoo shares on talk about a potential new bidder, and by a late rally by Palm Inc. The sector action helped set the stage for a broader market rally

TechMARK movers: Biocompatibles leads risers

LONDON (ShareCast) – Shares in Biocompatibles International rallied on news that the first stroke patient treated with its stem cell therapy product has shown no side effects following surgery. The patient was treated as part of a twenty patient Phase

Stocks Make Half-Hearted Apology for Yesterday

From ClusterStock, Dec. 2, 2008:After yesterday’s horror show, the stock market battled back with
the major averages gaining between 3%-4%. For a few moments there, it
looked like the wheels were going to come off, early in the afternoon
after GM threw

U.N. sleuths find new evidence in Hariri killing

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.N. investigators probing the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri said on Tuesday they had found new information that expanded their list of suspects.

Canada government may seek to suspend Parliament

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s minority Conservative government may seek the temporary suspension of Parliament to stop opposition parties from voting it out and taking power, an aide to Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Tuesday.

Quest Software shares drop after Goldman downgrade

NEW YORK – Shares of Quest Software Inc. retreated Tuesday after a Goldman Sachs analyst downgraded the company, seeing little that could boost the stock as spending on technology slows. Analyst Sarah Friar removed the stock from her ‘Conviction Buy’

BUYINS.NET: Market Maker Surveillance Report. Highest Net Sell Volume and Negative Price Friction Stocks For December 1, 2008

(M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) — BUYINS.NET,, announced today its proprietary Market Maker Friction Factor Report for December 1, 2008. Since late October market makers are now required to be on the bid as much as they are on the offer and for

Detroit bailout plans make their way to Congress

DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Distressed U.S. automakers began submitting plans to Congress on Tuesday as they tried to show that they have a viable future and deserve federal aid, while new reports showed that vehicle sales continued their freefall in November.