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  • Stocks Trade Mixed; Banks Rise, Intel Slips Wednesday, 22 Dec 2010 | 11:53 AM ET

    Stocks rose slightly Wednesday after news third-quarter GDP grew slightly more than reported previously, but less than expected. BofA rose, while Intel fell.

  • Futures Weaken After After GDP Revision Wednesday, 22 Dec 2010 | 9:01 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a mixed open for Wall Street Wednesday, with home sales data and a final figure for third-quarter economic growth among the main macroeconomic highlights.

  • Stocks Gain; S&P Hits New Post-Lehman High Tuesday, 21 Dec 2010 | 4:50 PM ET

    Stocks rallied to new highs as the S&P 500 Index reached its highest close since Lehman Brothers went bankrupt in September 2008 amid light trading and several strong earnings reports. Bank of America and JPMorgan rose, while 3M fell.

  • Stocks Extend Gains; JPMorgan, BofA Up Tuesday, 21 Dec 2010 | 3:55 PM ET

    Stocks reached new highs on modest gains Tuesday amid light trading and a series of good earnings reports and in the absence of key economic data.  JPMorgan and Bank of America rose, while 3M fell.

  • Stocks Advance; Banks Rise; 3M Slips Tuesday, 21 Dec 2010 | 11:40 AM ET

    Stocks rose as a series of strong earnings reports, coupled with M&A activity, gave a lift to market sentiment. JPMorgan and AmEx rose.

  • Futures Boosted by Strong Earnings, Deals Tuesday, 21 Dec 2010 | 9:26 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures gained ahead of the open Tuesday, following a mixed close in the previous session, as a clutch of strong earnings  after the bell helped to boost investor sentiment.

  • Stocks Close Mixed as S&P, Nasdaq Hit Highs Monday, 20 Dec 2010 | 5:10 PM ET

    Stocks traded mixed ahead in lackluster trading, although the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit new two-year highs on thin gains amid a lack of economic news. Alcoa and 3M rose, while American Express fell.

  • Stocks Trade Mixed Ahead of Close; 3M Rises Monday, 20 Dec 2010 | 3:59 PM ET

    Stocks traded narrowly mixed amid thin trading and a lack of economic news as stocks struggled to move beyond recent highs. 3M  and Alcoa rose, while AmEx fell.

  • Stocks Slump; Banks Rise, AmEx Falls Monday, 20 Dec 2010 | 11:09 AM ET

    Stocks slumped after opening higher as the dollar rose, but trading was light at the start of a holiday week. AmEx and Boeing sank, while BofA rose.

  • Futures Up Slightly Ahead of Open Monday, 20 Dec 2010 | 9:22 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures rose ahead of the open Monday, but trading was light at the beginning of the week before Christmas.

  • Stocks Close Up for the Week, But Off Highs Friday, 17 Dec 2010 | 4:52 PM ET

    Stocks closed narrowly mixed, as technology and bank stocks gained strength and drug stocks fell, amid more evidence of a recovering economy in the U.S. and passage of a bill extending Bush-era tax cuts. American Express fell, while Boeing rose.

  • Stocks Trade Mixed; Tech Rises, Merck Falls Friday, 17 Dec 2010 | 12:00 PM ET

    Stocks continued to trade mixed despite further evidence of a recovering economy and passage of a bill extending Bush-era tax cuts, as strong earnings by tech leaders nudged the Nasdaq slightly higher.  Merck fell, while Boeing rose.

  • Futures Tread Water After Tax Deal Approval Friday, 17 Dec 2010 | 9:13 AM ET

    Stock futures struggled to find direction ahead of the open Friday despite Congress' decision to extend of the Bush-era tax cuts late Thursday as investors weighed the implications of a downgrade of Irish debt.

  • Stocks End Higher; Visa, MasterCard Fall Thursday, 16 Dec 2010 | 5:30 PM ET

    Stocks closed at record highs yet again, although on modest gains, as a series of upbeat economic reports and a positive outlook from shipping giant Federal Express, continued to give investors reasons for optimism. Alcoa rose, while AmEx fell.

  • Stocks on Pace for New Highs; Visa Sinks Thursday, 16 Dec 2010 | 3:59 PM ET

    Stocks were on pace to close at record highs yet again, although on modest gains, as a series of upbeat economic reports, and a positive outlook from shipping giant Federal Express, continued to give investors reasons for optimism. Alcoa rose, while AmEx fell.

  • Stocks Turn Positive; FedEx Up, Microsoft Falls Thursday, 16 Dec 2010 | 11:44 AM ET

    ocks gained modestly after several largely upbeat economic reports, and a positive outlook from shipping giant Federal Express. Alcoa and BofA rose, while Microsoft fell.

  • Futures Weak After Economic News, FedEx Thursday, 16 Dec 2010 | 9:18 AM ET

    Stock futures surrendered earlier gains after  news on jobless claims and housing starts and after economic bellwether FedEx posted quarterly results that left investors disappointed.

  • Stocks End Modestly Lower as Dollar Rises Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010 | 4:22 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower as investors took a pause after stocks reached two-year highs, and the dollar rose as concerns over European sovereign debt worries resurfaced. Alcoa and JPMorgan fell, while Coca Cola rose.

  • Stocks Fall Ahead of Close; Dollar Up Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010 | 3:57 PM ET

    Stocks slipped into negative territory Wednesday despite several positive economic reports, as concerns over European sovereign debt worries resurfaced. JP Morgan and Alcoa fell, while Coca Cola rose.

  • Stocks Trade Mixed; Caterpillar Rises, GE Falls Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010 | 11:47 AM ET

    Stocks were mixed after a handful of positive economic reports, including a slightly better-than-expected gain in industrial production, and a slightly better-than-expected report on consumer price inflation. Caterpillar and Bank of America rose, while Alcoa fell.