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  • Stocks Pare Modest Gains Before Close Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks pared modest losses just before the close after rising slightly after President Barack Obama delivered his plan for reducing the budget deficit by $4 trillion over 12 years, and as the Federal Reserve confirmed economic growth remains moderate across-the-country. Kraft gained, while Boeing fell.

  • Airlines Ready for Take-off?  Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 2:47 PM ET

    Surging oil prices hasn't taken a toll on airlines yet. Is there a stock play here? Investor Bill Miller and Ray Neidl, Maxium Group weigh in.

  • Stocks Turn Mixed; Techs Gain, Banks Fall Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 12:06 PM ET

    Stocks turned mixed as financials led the market lower despite JPMorgan's solid earnings results. IBM and Kraft rose, while Boeing fell.

  • Futures Hold Gains After Retail Sales News Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 9:21 AM ET

    Stock index futures continued to hold gains despite a slightly weaker-than-expected rise in retail sales for March.

  • Need a Safe Bet? Try Victoria’s Secret Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 3:22 AM ET
    Model Magdalena Frackowiak walks down the runway at the 2010 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at New York City's Lexington Armory on Nov. 10, 2010.

    Since the March 2009 lows, stocks have outperformed when earnings have been hitting the tape and been held back outside of earnings seasons when macroeconomic news has dominated, according to Mark Tinker, a global portfolio manager at Axa Framlington in London.

  • Slowdown for High Speed Trading Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 2:10 AM ET

    Low market volumes and stiff competition have led to a sharp fall in “high-frequency” trading as industry experts warn that the past two years of rapid growth may be coming to a halt, reports the Financial Times.

  • Stocks Close Lower Amid Falling Oil Prices Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 4:34 PM ET

    Stocks followed commodities sharply lower throughout Tuesday's session as oil slid and investors reacted to disappointing sales results from Alcoa. Alcoa and Chevron led the Dow lower, while Wal-Mart gained.

  • Stocks Hold Losses Before Close; Alcoa Skids Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 3:56 PM ET

    Stocks extended losses in the final hour of trading Tuesday as oil prices sank and after Alcoa's weaker-than-expected revenues disappointed investors. Alcoa and Chevron led decliners.

  • Spending Cuts Not Seen Denting $1.5 Trillion Deficit Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 2:43 PM ET

    The $38 billion in spending cuts agreed to last week won't prevent this year's budget deficit from setting another record high, estimated at $1.5 trillion.

  • Stocks Drop More than 1% as Oil Tumbles Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 12:17 PM ET

    Stocks sank broadly, triggered by disappointing results from Alcoa, and as a report by Goldman Sachs calling for a drop in commodity prices sent oil prices on a nosedive.  Alcoa and Chevron fell, while Wal-Mart gained.

  • Futures Point to Lower Open After Alcoa Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 9:18 AM ET

    Stock index futures slightly pared losses, although remained down, after the government reported import prices rose in March, and the trade deficit fell.

  • Siemens' U.S. Investment  Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 7:40 AM ET

    Siemens Corp., the U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, has announced it intends to hire 3,000 people in the United States, and that a percentage of those jobs will be reserved for returning veterans. Eric Spiegel, CEO, Siemens Corporation, explains the company's plans.

  • Who Took Away the Punch Bowl? Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 3:45 AM ET
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on his re-nomination to the position.

    Kevin Logan,  chief US economist at HSBC  believes the Federal Reserve created the conditions for investors to party hard.  The big gains in equities, commodities and risky assets showed this policy certainly got the party going, but there are rumors that someone wants to start making coffees and pour away the rest of the punch.

  • Chairman Sees More Pain For Nokia Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 | 1:58 AM ET

    Nokia’s board expects the mobile phone company to suffer more losses in smartphone market share before it enjoys gains from its radical change in ­strategy, said Jorma Ollila, chairman, the Financial Times reports.

  • Stocks End Mixed Ahead of Alcoa Results Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 4:48 PM ET

    Stocks closed narrowly mixed in thin trading Monday despite a flurry of M&A activity as investors cautiously awaited the start of earnings season. Travelers gained, while Chevron fell.

  • Stocks Remain Lower Ahead of Alcoa Results Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks traded lower in thin trading Monday amid a lack of economic news and as investors cautiously awaited the start of earnings season.  Travelers rose, while Chevron fell.

  • Stocks Gain Ahead of Earnings; Energy Slips Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 11:18 AM ET

    Stocks gained modestly as investors braced for the start of earnings season amid M&A activity. 3M rises, while Caterpillar falls.  

  • Futures Higher Amid Earnings, M&A Activity Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 9:24 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Wall Street ahead of earnings season, which kicks off after the bell when Alcoa releases results.

  • US Can Grow Without Higher Debt Monday, 11 Apr 2011 | 4:26 AM ET

    The amount of debt held on the world’s balance sheets, whether they are governments, individuals, businesses or banks has people worried.

  • Stocks End Down; Oil Rises, Shutdown Looms Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 4:42 PM ET

    Stocks saw a selloff ahead of the weekend and amid disagreements over spending cuts, hindering lawmakers from reaching a deal to temporarily avert a government shutdown.