People sit in front of devices running the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system at a launch event of the system on October 25, 2012 in New York City. - 

Shareholders of Sprint Nextel approved an offer from Softbank to acquire a bulk of the U.S. phone company. Now it's up to Washington regulators to approve the foreign purchase.

Microsoft holds its big developer conference and all the buzz is about the "start" button -- why that's a bad thing.

Broadway ticket discounter TKTS turns 40 today. We take a look at the business of one of the original discounters.

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