Stocks pare earlier losses after new European easing measures and signs of improvement in the US labor market.
Meanwhile, criticism of the software giant's next operating system mounts.
The electronics retailers is reportedly a buyout candidate, and the media company will decide about splitting into 2.
A new study shows the brick-and-mortar retailer has lower prices but the online giant is still winning over customers.
The retailer plans to end a customer's ability to window shop at its stores and buy elsewhere later, although it's not yet clear how.
According to reports, Yammer agreed to sell itself to Microsoft, while Dell is the bidder for Quest.
The company's shares are all over the place as investors react to rumors of a major stock sale or a possible buyout.
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