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  • Shares of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were up 0.39 percent after the company announced a $40 billion stock buyback plan and increasing its divided 22 percent. The world’s leading software maker wishes to reward investors as the company undergoes a shift in strategy and leadership. Last month Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced he would retire within

  • Stock market » Microsoft shares pop on dividend bump
    September 18, 2013, 09:51 GMT

    Shares of Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) traded higher on Tuesday morning following a number of key announcements from management. The company will now be upping its quarterly dividend alongside an additional share repurchase program. Microsoft’s new share repurchase program replaces a previous $40 billion repurchase program that was set to expire at the end of the month.

  • Business » Blackberry speculation follow Nokia deal
    September 5, 2013, 20:32 GMT

    Earlier in the week technology giant Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced it would be paying $7.2 billion in cash to its partner Nokia (NYSE:NOK) for the company’s mobile handset segment. Included in the deal were a number of key patents and technological data, previously unavailable to Microsoft. Consequently, shares of Nokia soared as the street attempted to

  • Stocks in the US got off to a positive note on the heels of Monday’s stronger than expected Chinese and EU PMI reports.  The positive data along a news that Verizon (NYSE:VM) and Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD) agreed to a buyout deal on Vodafone’s share of Verizon Wireless, helped stocks gain ground on the open. Also announced

  • Business » Microsoft & Nokia agree to $7.2 billion deal
    September 3, 2013, 15:40 GMT

    Shares of Nokia (NYSE:NOK) soared on Tuesday following the announcement it reached an agreement with Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) to sell its consumer handset business segment. For months the street has speculated to the truth behind the rumors surrounding this deal, however, some have argued it was a necessary step for Microsoft. Early in Tuesday’s session shares

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