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Can Backwards Compatibility Save the PC?

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Windows 8.1: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

Here’s what investors need to know about the upcoming Windows 8.1 release. Full story

Best Bond Plays Outside US: Pro

   The Fast Money traders provide their plays on regional banks, Pandora and General Mills. And Eric Stein, Eaton Vance, explains why he is looking overseas for fixed income plays. Also Microsoft unveils its new Windows 8.1 OS, reports Julia Boorstin.

Try it out: Windows 8.1 Preview available now

Microsoft released a preview of the upcoming Windows 8.1 Wednesday, loaded with features and fixes that improve and build on the foundation laid by Windows 8. While it's free for anyone to go and download, the preview is essentially a beta, so only install it if you know what you're doing (or profou Full story

Microsoft Offers Early Look at New Windows 8.1 Features

The tech company has released a video previewing the changes it is making to Windows 8. Full story

Windows 8.1: Microsoft doubles down on new touch interface

Windows 8, a touch-friendly reimagining of Microsoft's age-old point-and-click operating system, still seems to have a problem winning people over. To that end, Windows 8.1 — announced Thursday but not available until late 2013 — will bring new functionality, while smoothing over some of the prickli Full story

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Ready for Windows 8? 4 Touchscreen PCs and Tablets

BlueStacks brings official, Surface Pro-optimized Android App Player to Windows 8 (video)

Windows co-chief looking for surge with new hardware

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  Talking Numbers: Buy MSFT on Windows 8?

Will Windows 8 be a game-changer for Microsoft stock? Richard Ross, Auerbach Grayson, and Brent Hill, UBS, discuss.

  Windows 8 a Winner?

Discussing what Windows 8 means for Microsoft, with CNBC's Jon Fortt and John Abell, Reuters MediaFile columnist.

  Microsoft’s Windows 8 changes PC landscape

Tech giant Microsoft rolls out their new Windows 8 operating system, marking a big change for the PC industry. NBC’s Mark Barger reports.

  Windows 8 a Game-Changer?

Microsoft's new operating system Windows 8 could help bridge the gap between desktop and tablet computing for the company. CNBC's Herb Greenberg provides perspective.

  Monday's Market Rundown

The "Squawk on the Street" team report on the mornings market-moving stories, and what investors should be looking for, including the selloff in techs; Caterpillar's earnings and forecast; Microsoft's Windows 8 launch; and more.

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