SAN FRANCISCO --

Intel

(INTC) - Get Report

finally started to recoup some of its recent losses as investors breathed a sigh of relief for the chip giant.

On the eve of the

Federal Trade Commission's

antitrust trial against Intel, the FTC surprised investors earlier today by saying it had reached an agreement with the company.

Intel shares were recently trading up 3 7/8, or 3.38%, to 118 1/2.

Broadcom Climbs on News of Upgrade

Morgan Stanley Dean Witter

analyst Mark Edelstone upgraded

Broadcom

(BRCM)

, the high-speed communications chipmaker, to outperform from neutral this morning. Broadcom shares were lately up 9, or 16.74%, to 62 3/4.

Morgan Stanley Dean Witter has underwritten for Broadcom and is holding its annual semiconductor conference this week.

Internet Stocks Soar

Shares of online publisher

CNet

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hit an all-time high in anticipation of the company's previously announced stock split. On Feb. 10, CNet announced plans for a 2-for-1 stock split, effective after today's market close. Since the company announced the split, its shares have more than doubled from 91 5/16. The stock was recently up 24 3/4, or 14.73%, to 192 3/4.

7thStreet.com

(SEVL)

-- no relation to this publication or its parent company -- soared after the Internet software tools company said it entered into a pact with

America Online

(AOL)

. The two will provide AOL members with online tutorials and courses. It also said it entered into an affiliates deal with

Geocities

(GCTY)

.

7thStreet.com was lately up 4, or 80%, to 9 and was the third-most actively traded stock on the

Nasdaq

.