Larry Barrett

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Larry Barrett is a freelance journalist and blogger who has covered the information technology and business sectors for more than 15 years. Most recently, he served as the online news editor for 1105 Media's Office Technology Group and as the online managing editor for SourceMedia's Investment Advisory Group publications Financial Planning, On Wall Street and Bank Investment Consultant. He was also a senior writer and editor at Ziff Davis Media's Baseline Magazine, winner of the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award, and ZDNet. In addition, he's served as a senior writer and editor at prominent technology and business websites including CNET, InternetNews.com, Multichannel News and the San Jose Business Journal.

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Techs off in dull market session

Techs off in dull market session

After spending most of the day above water, technology stocks on Thursday took a bit of a nose-dive in afternoon trading as semiconductor and networking stocks floundered.The Dow Jones Industrial Average managed to eke out an 18.

December 3, 1997 by in Cisco

U.S. stocks catch the Hong Kong flu

U.S. stocks catch the Hong Kong flu

There's a price to pay for participating in the new-look global economy: Events overseas have a direct impact on investors in the United States, regardless of how bullish investors feel about domestic markets.Concerns about currency devaluation in Hong Kong sent its Hang Seng Index down 10 percent before the market opened in the United States.

October 27, 1997 by in Cisco

NASDAQ sets new record; Dow holds onto gains

NASDAQ sets new record; Dow holds onto gains

Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and NASDAQ composite finished the week on a positive note, partly due to news that employment and wage growth was slower than expected in September.The Dow slid after a strong start this morning, but it still closed up 11.

October 2, 1997 by in Cisco