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The S.E.C. files a civil suit against Steven Cohen of S.A.C.

Blackstone rides rising stock markets to a profit.

Microsoft shares are hit with the biggest sell-off since 2009.

Apple buys HopStop to improve its mapping tools.

Google’s second quarter results highlight its struggle with mobile ads.

Another startup is helping scientists and analysts parse through “big data” quickly. (We featured this other one earlier this week.)

The top 25 corporate employers when it comes to work-life balance.

According to a new report, just two percent of social sharing happens on Google+.

When living in 64,389 square feet just doesn’t cut it.

Thirteen insanely fabulous fashion designer homes!

Photo: A variety of logos hover above the Microsoft booth on the opening day of the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 10, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Rick Wilking