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    Apple proved once more its iProducts make for a powerful earnings machine, but that may not add much juice to tech shares Wednesday.

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    IBM's disappointing second quarter results will compete with a barrage of corporate earnings reports ahead of Tuesday's opening bell.

  • The market is set for a strong earnings season with corporate guidance giving a clear indication that surprises will be on the upside, according to Saxo Bank.

  • Farr: Inflation versus Deflation Thursday, 15 Jul 2010 | 11:28 AM ET
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    We believe the Fed has a much firmer appreciation of the risks than the Japanese ever did. We believe that the Federal Reserve is fully engaged and is more concerned about the threat of deflation than inflation.

  • Sunny Outlook for Stocks this Summer: CIO Thursday, 15 Jul 2010 | 3:58 AM ET

    This will still be a sunny summer for stocks, according to the chief investment officer of Swiss private bank Sarasin, Burkhard Varnholt.

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    Earnings releases from J.P. Morgan and Google book end the trading day Thursday and could provide some more juice to the market's earnings rally.

  • Eleven Banks Will Fail EU Stress Tests: Strategist Wednesday, 14 Jul 2010 | 8:20 AM ET
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    Eleven banks including Germany's Commerzbank and Italy's Banco Popolare will fail the European Union's stress tests, Alessandro Roccati, director at Macquarie Securities, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Why Portugal Downgrade Didn't Slam Stocks Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010 | 9:18 AM ET
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    Investors do not see Portugal's rating downgrade by Moody's as an event that will shake the markets, but it confirms the fact that the outlook for the euro zone is still cloudy.

  • UK Banking Chief Warns of Regulation Risks Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010 | 5:37 AM ET
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    There are risks associated with imposing regulation on London banks without the rest of the world following suit, the head of the British Bankers Association Angela Knight told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Moody's Cuts Portugal Rating by Two Notches Tuesday, 13 Jul 2010 | 3:52 AM ET
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    Moody's slashed Portugal's credit rating by two notches to A1, citing a deterioration of the country's debt ratios and weak growth prospects, the ratings agency said Tuesday.

  • EU Under Pressure to Finish Setting Up Bailout Fund Monday, 12 Jul 2010 | 12:17 PM ET
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    European officials are under pressure to finish setting up their bailout fund for indebted governments before next week's publication of bank stress test results, which could highlight new financial strains.

  • Chance of Euro Death up 50%: Economist Monday, 12 Jul 2010 | 5:30 AM ET

    Economists at Capital Economics are predicting it is more likely the euro zone will break up than survive.

  • Week Ahead: Stocks Could See Bigger Earnings Season Pop Saturday, 10 Jul 2010 | 9:03 AM ET
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    Second quarter earnings season is likely to create a positive backdrop for stocks, at least temporarily.

  • Friday Look Ahead: Focus on Earnings Could Help Stocks Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | 10:19 PM ET
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    Shopping for any excuse to rally, stock traders found it in chain stores' sales, and those reports may provide a clue to the earnings season.

  • Commentary: European Stress Tests Remain Unclear Thursday, 8 Jul 2010 | 4:00 PM ET
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    It remains unclear how the assets on European banks’ balance sheets will be marked down under various stresses. So, will there be a need for significant capital at European banks and if the stress tests are deemed worthy, will that allow those banks to raise the necessary capital?

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    Some traders were encouraged by Wall Street's gains but also cautious that the third up move in a 12-day stretch was the result of an oversold bounce that could quickly evaporate in the next volatile session

  • Richard W. Fisher, president of the Federal Bank of Dallas

    The US government has inhibited economic growth by creating uncertainty about business costs, Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher told CNBC. Questions about healthcare expenses, for instance, have kept businesses from hiring new workers, he said.

  • Why No One Wants to Hold Banks: Strategist Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | 5:14 AM ET
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    Upcoming stress tests in Europe are just one more reason not to hold banking stocks at the moment, according to James Chappell, a financial sector strategist at Olivetree Securities.

  • Banks Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Bail Out: Roubini Tuesday, 6 Jul 2010 | 8:26 AM ET
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    Europe  faces the quandary of being unable to afford to bail out banks that are still considered too big to fail, while the global economy is heading for a slowdown economist Nouriel Roubini told CNBC.

  • Week Ahead: Stocks Oversold, but Is Fear Overdone? Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | 7:30 PM ET
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    Friday's disappointing June jobs number was the latest in a series of downbeat economic reports that have some economists looking to downgrade their growth forecasts to even more sluggish levels.