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  • Stocks Sink Amid Egyptian Unrest; BofA Rises Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 11:52 AM ET
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    Stocks sank despite a reading on consumer sentiment that was better-than-expected, and after the government reported a gain in gross domestic product for the fourth quarter of 2010, as traders feared the outcome of the escalating protests in Egypt. Microsoft and Home Depot fell, while Coca-Cola rose.

  • Futures Slightly Higher on Growth in GDP Friday, 28 Jan 2011 | 9:18 AM ET
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    Stock index futures traded flat to mixed Friday on a gain in gross domestic product for the fourth quarter of 2010, even though the 3.2 percent increase missed analyst expectations.

  • Stocks Up Modestly, but End Shy of Benchmarks Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 4:43 PM ET
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    Stocks ended up slightly as the major indices failed to close above significant benchmarks soon after Microsoft, in a surprise move, released earnings before the bell.  GE and Home Depot rose, while P&G fell.

  • Stocks Slip From Major Benchmarks Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 3:58 PM ET
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    Stocks fell back after trading above significant benchmarks just before the close amid mixed economic and earnings news and light trading as the Northeast dug out from another major snowstorm. GE and United Technologies rose, while P&G fell.

  • Stocks Turn Positive; Telecom Falls; CAT Rises Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 12:46 PM ET
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    Stocks turned slightly positive in the wake of both positive and negative economic and earnings news, after the major indices hit psychologically important benchmarks earlier in the session.

  • Futures Flat After Claims News; CAT Gains Thursday, 27 Jan 2011 | 9:18 AM ET
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    Stock index futures traded essentially flat after an unexpected surge in jobless claims took the wind out of the market, which had risen higher after Caterpillar easily beat both profit and revenue expectations.

  • Stocks End Up; Dow Misses 12,000 Mark Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 4:49 PM ET
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    Stocks closed modestly higher, but the Dow lost ground in the final minutes of trading to close below 12,000 after rising above and below that level much of the session. DuPont and Alcoa rose, while Boeing fell.

  • Futures Gain on Obama Speech, Boeing Weighs Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 8:09 AM ET
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    Stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday as investors gear up for the Federal Reserve’s policy statement and turn more bullish on remarks made by President Obama in his State of the Union address.

  • Business Sees the Devil in the Policy Details Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 5:31 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Business responses to President Obama’s State of the Union address reflected praise for his rhetorical commitment to “winning the future” and his support for innovation, education and infrastructure, while raising concerns about the details of his policy proposals, reports the Financial Times.

  • Stocks Shave Losses in Final Minutes to End Flat Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 5:07 PM ET

    Stocks trimmed losses in the final hour of trading to end flat amid mixed earnings and economic news, and ahead of the President's State of the Union speech tonight.  AmEx and Bank of America fell, while Wal-Mart rose.

  • Stocks Ease Losses Before Close; Techs Rise Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 4:33 PM ET

    Stocks trimmed losses but remained down as technology stocks turned around following a handful of weak earnings reports from major Dow components and on the heels of mixed economic news, and ahead of the President's State of the Union speech tonight.

  • Stocks Slump, Led by Energy; Verizon Gains Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 11:51 AM ET

    Stocks slumped modestly despite an unexpected jump in consumer confidence, and amid a slew of big earnings releases, a day after the Dow reached new highs.

  • Futures Remain Weak After Home Price News Tuesday, 25 Jan 2011 | 9:23 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a weaker open on Tuesday as another raft of heavyweight earnings took center stage, with Dow components DuPont, Travelers and Verizon in focus before the opening bell.

  • Stocks End Up; Dow Hits New 2 1/2-Year High Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 5:03 PM ET
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    Stocks closed higher with the Dow finishing 20 points shy of 12,000 on the strength of materials and tech stocks and as investors awaited a handful of major earnings later this week. Alcoa and IBM rose, while BofA fell.

  • Stocks Gain Ahead of Close as Tech Advances Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 3:59 PM ET
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    Stocks trimmed gains, but remained significantly higher, as techs and materials lifted the market as investors awaited a handful of major earnings from the sector later this week. Alcoa and IBM rose, while BofA fell.

  • Recession Resistant Supermarket Products Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 12:41 PM ET
    Supermarket sales reached $437 billion in 2009, according to  2010 Consumer Expenditures Study. It marked a modest 1.6 percent sales gain year-over-year, but it was the first time in five years that supermarket sales didn't exceed the gain of the prior year.The economic downturn certainly impacted the supermarket business, with American consumers cutting back on almost all purchases. Had it not been for some of the product groups on the following list—those that consumers rely on in good and bad

    Click to see what American consumers continued to put in their shopping carts even as the economy faltered.

  • A Continental Shift In Latin America Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:36 AM ET
    Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    After decades of boom to bust behavior, economies  from Mexico to Brazil are looking dynamic, diverse and  durable, helped by a wealth of natural resources and a good measure of fiscal discipline.

  • Stocks Gain as Materials, Tech Advance Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 11:31 AM ET

    Stocks extended modest gains as tech stocks rose and lifted the Nasdaq for the first time in several sessions. Alcoa and IBM rose, while BofA fell.

  • Futures Trade Flat; Big Earnings Week Ahead Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 9:22 AM ET

    U.S. stock futures traded flat to slightly higher at the start of a week featuring dozens of major earnings reports, as well as a Federal Reserve statement and a slew of macroeconomic data.

  • Pershing, Vornado To Take Seats on J.C. Penney Board Monday, 24 Jan 2011 | 6:30 AM ET
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    J.C. Penney plans to give board seats to the hedge fund Pershing Square Capital Management and Vornado Realty Trust, months after the two investors purchased big stakes in the retailer, people with direct knowledge of the matter told DealBook on Sunday, the New York Times reports.