Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT): Current price $36.73
Appearing at Steve Ballmer’s final shareholders meeting as chief executive, Chair Bill Gates became a bit emotional while reading from his prepared remarks. The Microsoft co-founder said that progress is being made to find a replacement for Ballmer and he thanked him for serving as CEO for the past 13 years. Only Gates and Ballmer have led Microsoft since its founding in the mid-1970s and Gates grew teary-eyed while saying that both he and Ballmer are committed to ensuring “that the next CEO is the right person for the right time for the company we both love.”
Sirius XM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI): Current price $3.68
Sirius XM Radio said Tuesday that the top golf instructors Jim McLean has joined the list of hosts on SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio (channel 93 on XM, channel 208 on Sirius Premier). Beginning in 2014 McLean, who owns Jim McLean Golf Schools, will join fellow PGA professional Jeff Warne to host Serious Golf, which is a call-in show airing twice a week, and dedicated to supplying swing tips and instruction for listeners across the United States. Golfers at any level of the game are encouraged to dial in to the show for tutoring and advice.
Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN): Current price $9.81
On Tuesday, Groupon introduces this season’s series of upscale offerings with Saks Fifth Avenue off 5th on Groupon Reserve. Two options are available, $30 for $60 of shopping or $20 for $40 at www.groupon.com, and can be redeemed at locations nationwide and at www.saksoff5th.com. Debuted in July, Groupon Reserve is Groupon’s premium collection dedicated to pricey goods, services and experiences. Reserve will also soon feature premium deals and experiences from top beauty, product, travel, and entertainment brands, alongside reservations capabilities for spas, salons, and hotels.