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Bill Gates breaks silence on Microsoft's LinkedIn acquisition

Stocks (^DJI, ^GSPC, ^IXIC) are heading south again after snapping a four-day losing streak Thursday. Health care (XLV) is leading the way down, and energy (XLE) is the least in the red. Stephen Guilfoyle, managing director of floor operations for Deep Value Execution Services joins us live from the New York Stock Exchange.

To discuss the other big stories of the day, Alexis Christoforous is joined by Yahoo Finance editor-in-chief Andy Serwer and Yahoo Finance's Nicole Sinclair.

Bill Gates breaks silence on LinkedIn acquisition

The father of Windows, Bill Gates, breaks his silence on Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn, revealing his thoughts on the company. Gates went on to say that a lot of how LinkedIn works will stay the same. What will change?

Companies with more women in charge outperform the market: study

Despite having more women in the workforce than ever before, women occupy only 20% of board seats. A new screening process shows women in leadership positions boost returns by almost 100%. The strategy screens women in companies that are in the top half of the S&P 500. Over 10 years, an equal-weighted portfolio of such gender-diverse companies, rebalanced quarterly, would have generated a total return of 238%. That outperforms the S&P 500 by 141%.

US malls going bankrupt at an alarming rate

With more people turning to their screens to make purchases, malls across America are getting hit hard. This month, General Growth Properties, the second-biggest US mall owner, defaulted on its property payment. This could be trouble, as $47.5 billion of loans backed by retail properties across the country are set to mature over the next 18 months.

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