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  • Today is the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. Here are some of the players that were involved in building the rocket that brought Neil Armstrong and crew to the moon and how they have rocketed relative to the S&P and Dow since that "giant leap for mankind."

  • On a week where earnings dominated headlines with a strong performance by tech, the US markets rallied for the week, led by the Nasdaq Composite, up 7.44%.  The NASDAQ pulled out 8-straight days of gains, for a gain of 8.04% in the past eight trading sessions.

  • Record investment banking numbers at JP Morgan led the company to beat analyst expectations this morning making it the fourth of four Dow components reporting to beat the street.  After the bell today, we hear from a fifth Dow component IBM, and fellow tech giant Google.  Here are some key stats on the companies...

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Wizards and spies?  Voldemort and Ernst Stavro Blofeld?  Besides their accents, what do Harry Potter and James Bond have to do with one another?  With the latest release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the young wizard's franchise is poised to surpass the Bond franchise in all time revenue.  Here are the top 10 movie franchises of all time...

  • With the Dow and S&P closing modestly higher, Wall Street was keen to hear the latest numbers from Intel after hours hoping they showed signs of economic improvement.

  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor

    As Jim Goldman pointed out in his earnings preview on Intel, some analysts have been revising estimates upward on this Dow component.  Here are some key stats on the company...

  • This Day in Market History

    While history is no indication of future performance, many investors look for patterns in historical numbers to apply lessons learned to today's environment.  As such, CNBC By the Numbers often posts updates on how the Dow, S&P and Nasdaq have faired over certain periods of time.  Here is a look ahead to today's day in history...

  • As investors brace for a rollercoaster ride during the second-quarter earnings season, the dollar's weakness in the last three months could have played a key role for some multinational companies. 

  • On a week where GM emerged from bankruptcy protection, oil settled below $60 per barrel, and earnings season had its unofficial kick off with Alcoa, the US markets extended their losing streak to 4 straight weeks.

  • It is now four weeks since the S&P 500 hit its recent closing high of 946.21 on June 12.  The benchmark index is down 6.7% since then and some components have been hit harder than others bringing dividend yields back up again.  Here is a screen for companies that have been beaten up but might have good value in the longer term.

  • This Day in Market History

    After a down week in the markets, will we see a bounce back on friday?  Here is a look ahead to tomorrow's day in market history...

  • Monthly chain store sales came out this morning.  See which companies did well and which did not...

  • While history is no indication of future performance, many investors look for patterns in historical numbers to apply lessons learned to today's environment.  As such, CNBC By the Numbers often posts updates on how the Dow, S&P and Nasdaq have faired over certain periods of time.  Here is a look ahead to tomorrow's day in history...

  • With the official start of earnings season kicking off after the bell today, here are some stats on Alcoa and the rest of the Dow.

  • Yesterday's close marked one-week since AIG's 1:20 reverse stock split.  With a one-week decline of over 40% versus an S&P decline of only 4.2% over the one-week period, will AIG's stock price rebound from this sharp decline, or will its shares continue to plummet?

  • This Day in Market History

    While history is no indication of future performance, many investors look for patterns in historical numbers to apply lessons learned to today's environment.  As such, CNBC By the Numbers often posts updates on how the Dow, S&P and Nasdaq have faired over certain periods of time.  Here is a look ahead to tomorrow's day in history...

  • With Alcoa set to announce its second quarter earnings tomorrow, earnings season will officially begin.  Here's a look at what analysts are expecting.

  • Monday

    The futures are down this morning and we are looking at a weak start to the week.  How does this stack up when compared to other Mondays?

  • For the first week of the second half of the year, all major US indices finished in the red, led by the S&P 500, down 2.45% for the week.

  • Fourth of July fireworks

    Historically and on average, the U.S Markets have been up on the day before Independence Day and relatively flat the day after. The S&P has averaged best of the major indices on the day before the July 4th holiday is observed, up an average of .5% and up 70% of the time.