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  • On a week dominated by the toxic asset plan, better-than-expected housing and durable goods data, the markets rally through their third straight week of gains. The last time all major indices rose for three consecutive weeks was the week ending May 2, 2008. 

  • Stocks fell sharply Friday, led by bank and technology issues, as investors locked in profits after a two-day winning streak.

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    The S&P Financials Sector is now up ~60% since March 6.   Given this huge run, it looks like the shorts are back. Here is a look at how the short interest in these beaten companies has changed over time.

  • US stock index futures pared losses slightly Friday after a report showed personal spending rose for a second straight month.

  • Stocks rallied to the finish line to make it two for two Thursday as investors were encouraged by decent demand fof a $24 billion auction of seven-year Treasury notes. The Nasdaq shot up nearly 4 percent and is now positive for the year.

  • Stocks added to an already strong session following an auction on seven-year Treasury notes that heightened a sense of economic optimism.

  • Stocks added to an already strong session following an auction on seven-year Treasury notes that heightened a sense of economic optimism.

  • US stock index futures signaled a higher open for Wall Street Thursday on hopes that the world's biggest economy is showing signs it nearing a bottom.

  • Stocks are saying this recovery is real. Cramer explains why we should believe them.

  • Stocks ended higher Wednesday as a surge in the final minutes of trading pushed all three indexes in positive territory.

  • As of midday, The Nasdaq 100 is up over 3% YTD and the S&P 500 Tech Sector is up nearly 5% YTD. With tech outperforming on the year so far, here are some of the biggest winners and losers to date.

  • Stocks advanced Wednesday after a pair of better-than-expected economic numbers. New-home slaes rose more than expected and durable-goods orders unexpectedly rose, snapping a six-month slide.

  • When AIG's CEO, Edward Liddy, testified before Congress last week, we took a look back at the company's historical quarterly financials to identify when the proverbial "writing on the wall" could have been first seen.  Here is a screen looking for companies that have had increasingly stronger and stronger 10-Q reporting.

  • Futures advanced Wednesday after an unexpected rise in durable-goods orders snapped a six-month slide.

  • Stocks ended a choppy session sharply lower Tuesday as investors regrouped after the prior session's blockbuster rally.

  • Stocks retreated Tuesday, despite good news continuing from the banking sector, as investors took a breather after Monday's surge.

  • US stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Tuesday after Monday's rally, despite good news continuing from the banking sector, with fears over the health of the world economy resurfacing and investors locking in some gains after the previous session's jump.

  • Stocks rocketed higher Monday as investors cheered details of the government plan to mop up toxic assets from banks' balance sheets.

  • Stocks shot out of the gate Monday as investors cheered details of the government plan to mop up toxic assets from banks' balance sheets and after a better-than-expected housing report.

  • US stock index futures pointed to a higher open for Wall Street Monday as investors were eager for details of a plan to buy toxic assets by the government.