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  • Angry investors tweet ... about Twitter

    Not all investors are a-Twitter about Thursday's big initial public offering.

    Twitter (TWTR) shares hit the ground running, surging to a high of $50 a share before pulling back to end the day at $44.90. The social media company priced its IPO late Wednesday at $26 a share.

    But the chatter on StockTwits, a Twitter-like service for investors and day traders, was less than flattering at best, and downright vicious at worst.

    Here MORE

    - Nov 7, 2013 12:38 PM ET
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  • Warren Buffett is Heisenberg?

    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett took his love of "Breaking Bad" to another level Sunday night during the season finale of the award-winning series.

    The Oracle of Omaha tweeted a picture of himself as Heisenberg, the alter ego of former chemistry teacher Walter White turned crystal meth kingpin, along with the message "Not even the Oracle knows what will happen tonight. #waltsuccessor."

    The tweet came two minutes into the final episode and was MORE

    - Sep 30, 2013 11:27 AM ET
  • I was wrong about Facebook

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Paul R. La Monica. Other than Time Warner, the parent of CNNMoney, Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie, La Monica does not own positions in any individual stocks.

    Blech. I'm not looking forward to dining on a small, black bird. But here goes.

    It's time to eat some crow. I wrote a column about four months ago about Facebook's stock. It was called Facebook MORE

    - Sep 24, 2013 1:19 PM ET
  • Facebook: Investors either love it or hate it

    Is there a stock on the planet that's more polarizing than Facebook (FB)?

    Shares of the social networking leader fell Thursday after the company unveiled Video on Instagram, a service tied to the popular photo app that Facebook bought last year for $1 billion. The Insta-reaction was that this video feature might be slightly better than Twitter's video app Vine, but that it was hardly innovative.

    Still, the stock rebounded a bit MORE

    - Jun 21, 2013 12:14 PM ET
  • Investors electrified by Tesla

    Tesla is on a roll.

    Shares of the electric car maker rallied to a new high Tuesday, just days before the company is set to report its first profit ever.

    Tesla (TSLA) offered up a preview of that report earlier this month, saying sales of its all-electric Model S were exceeding expectations.

    The Model S is a full-size, four-door luxury sports sedan. While it was unveiled in 2009, it wasn't available until last MORE

    - Apr 30, 2013 11:12 AM ET
  • False White House explosion tweet rattles market

    A fake tweet from the account of the Associated Press sent stocks tumbling more than 140 points within minutes, erasing all of the day's gains and then some, before bouncing back just as rapidly.

    The erroneous tweet, which was posted around 1:07 p.m. ET, said "BREAKING: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured." The tweet was up for a few minutes before AP's account was suspended, and MORE

    - Apr 23, 2013 3:30 PM ET
  • Tesla shares get a jolt

    Talk about electrified.

    Shares of electric car maker Tesla spiked 6% Tuesday, nearly hitting a new high, on heavy trading volume.

    Tesla generated a lot of buzz last month after CEO Elon Musk tweeted about a game changing announcement.

    Really exciting @teslamotors announcement coming on Thursday. Am going to put my money where my mouth is in v major way.

    — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 25, 2013

    The news (which hit the airwaves last MORE

    - Apr 16, 2013 1:04 PM ET
  • SEC: OK to use Twitter, Facebook for announcements

    Netflix CEO Reed Hastings caused a stir last year after he revealed that Netflix's monthly online viewing had exceeded one billion hours on his Facebook page instead of a press release or public filing. That raised concerns about whether social media posts were in compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission's Regulation Fair Disclosure (Regulation FD) rules.

    But following an investigation prompted by Hastings' post, the SEC has decided it's MORE

    - Apr 2, 2013 4:24 PM ET
  • Facebook investors react ... on Twitter

    Facebook beat fourth-quarter earnings and revenue estimates, and improved mobile ad sales, but investors weren't all that impressed.

    Facebook (FB) stock tanked 10% within minutes in after-hours trading following the earnings release. But the stock nearly fully recovered before edging lower again as CEO Mark Zuckerberg, CFO David Ebersman and COO Sheryl Sandberg answered questions from analysts on a conference call. Shares were down 4% at the conclusion of the call, MORE

    - Jan 30, 2013 6:50 PM ET
  • 'China's Twitter' stock surges more than 10%

    Sina Corp., which operates China's Twitter-like microblogging site Weibo, posted a surprise second-quarter profit of $33.2 million, more than triple the amount a year ago.

    The results, which included an 11% jump in revenue, blew investors away since analysts had predicted that the company would post a slim loss for the quarter. Shares of Sina (SINA), surged 14% to their highest level since May.

    Sina's CEO Charles Chao noted that Weibo, which MORE

    - Aug 16, 2012 3:22 PM ET
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