Google’s investors look for next big thing

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google Inc made its fortune on Internet search ads, but Wall Street is increasingly eager for signs that the company’s other money-making bets will pay off.

Wall Street gains for 2nd day; tech shares outperform

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks closed higher on Friday as investors focused on the bright side of a mixed payrolls report that showed smaller-than-expected job cuts in August, although the unemployment rate hit a 26-year high.

Baucus says health bill should come soon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As President Barack Obama prepares a fresh push for U.S. healthcare reform next week, the senator leading talks to craft bipartisan legislation said he wanted to move “soon” to put a bill together.

Snowe: bipartisan U.S. healthcare talks "constructive"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Senator Olympia Snowe on Friday said a key group of six Senate Finance Committee members would continue work next week toward achieving bipartisan agreement on legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system.

STOCKS NEWS US-Wall St gains for 2nd day; tech shares outperform

U.S. stock market report 1705 ET 04Sep2009-US STOCKS-Wall St gains for 2nd day; tech shares outperform —————————————————————————— U.S. stocks closed higher on Friday as investors focused on the bright