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  • Stocks Close at Session Lows, Led by Techs Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 4:40 PM ET

    Stocks accelerated their losses in the final minutes of trading to close near lows Wednesday, pressured by a handful of lackluster tech earnings and amid renewed concerns over the euro zone.

  • Futures Down; Citi, Berkshire Point Lower Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 8:58 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were lower Wednesday as central banks seemed to drift away from the idea of injecting more monetary stimulus and European shares fell.

  • Dow Tops 13,000, Nasdaq Spikes Above 3,000 Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 5:38 PM ET

    Stocks ended near session highs Tuesday, with all three major averages logging their best rally in a month, helped by a handful of positive earnings reports and as fears over Europe diminished.

  • Futures Hold Gains After Industrial Production Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 9:18 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were higher Tuesday following a handful of better-than-expected earnings reports and as investors seemed to overlook a handful of disappointing economic news.

  • Stocks End Mixed; Apple Skids for 5th Session Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 4:27 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed Monday, with the Dow edging closer to the psychologically-important 13,000 level and the S&P 500 holding near its key 1,370 level, but gains were limited as the Nasdaq was dragged down by heavyweights such as Apple and Google.

  • Futures Rise After Strong Retail Sales Report Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 9:05 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were higher Monday after retail sales gained more-than-expected last Month, and as investors digested Citigroup's earnings report.

  • Dow Drops Over 1% for Second Straight Week Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 4:54 PM ET

    Stocks accelerated their selloff in the final hour of trading Friday to close at session lows, logging their worst weekly decline for the year, as ongoing signs of weakness overseas and tepid economic news in the U.S. kept investors on edge.

  • CNBC's Week In Review: April 8-14, 2012 Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 4:40 PM ET
    It was a news-filled week for the markets and the business the world in general; major deals, wild gyrations, price slides and some major worries. But some fun things happened too. Click ahead to see what we believe are the more significant events of the past week.

    It was a news-filled week for the markets and the business world in general. Click ahead to see what we believe are the more significant business events of the past week.

  • Futures Slump on Bank Earnings, China GDP Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 8:41 AM ET

    Two of Wall Street's biggest banks reported profit that beat analyst expectations, but concerns about the quality of the profit dragged down shares and helped add to losses for stock futures.

  • Stocks Snap 5-Day Losing Streak, Led by Banks Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 4:43 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher Wednesday, helped by an upbeat start to earnings season and the Fed's latest Beige Book report, giving investors a chance to breathe a sigh of relief following a string of declines.

  • Who's Next on Facebook's Shopping List? Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 12:02 PM ET
    Facebook

    The ink is barely dry on Facebook's $1 billion deal to buy photo-sharing service Instagram, yet the latest parlor game in Silicon Valley is who might be next on Facebook's shopping list.

  • Futures Higher After String of Heavy Declines Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 8:48 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures were higher Wednesday following five consecutive days of declines and after Alcoa kicked off the earnings season on an upbeat note.

  • Facebook Fueling the Tech Bubble: Analyst Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 3:06 AM ET
    A sign with the 'like' symbol stands in front of the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

    Facebook's  $1 billion acquisition of photo app company Instagram will add more fuel to the much talked-about social media bubble, Michael Pachter, Managing Director for Equity Research at Wedbush Securities told CNBC.

  • Stocks Log Worst Day in 2012, Dow Skids 200 Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 4:45 PM ET

    Stocks posted their steepest one-day decline this year, finishing in negative territory for the fifth-straight session Tuesday, amid concerns over the health of the global economy and the start of earnings season.

  • Don't Like the Instagram Deal? How to Kill Your Account Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 10:06 AM ET
    Instagram

    Today's huge tech news has been the acquisition of photo sharing app Instagram by Facebook for a cool billion dollars.

  • Futures Mixed Ahead of Open; Banks Higher Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 9:19 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures struggled to hold gains on Tuesday following four straight sessions of losses, but weakness in overseas markets and the start of earnings season kept investors on edge.

  • Instagram

    Here's what people are talking about tonight: Facebook buying Instagram for a billion dollars and AOL's sizeable cash pile.

  • Stocks Log 4-Day Loss, Dow Ends Below 13,000 Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 4:49 PM ET

    Stocks accelerated their losses in the final minutes of trading to close sharply in the red for the fourth-straight session Monday after last week's disappointing jobs report raised concerns over the strength of the economy. Stocks had modestly clawed back from their lows throughout the afternoon after tumbling heavily at the open.

  • Stocks Post Biggest Weekly Decline in 2012 Friday, 6 Apr 2012 | 8:50 AM ET

    Stocks ended largely unchanged in a lackluster session Thursday as investors hesitated to jump in amid ongoing worries over the euro zone and ahead of Friday's monthly jobs report. For the week, however, all three major averages logged their worst decline this year.

  • Comeback Brands Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 2:42 PM ET
    Popular brands don’t always stay popular. Many fight to stay at the top of the heap, and it’s not uncommon for brands to spend their commercial lives persevering through bankruptcies, restructurings, and plain obsolescence.It’s also not unheard of for a brand to fall out of favor with consumers, get left for dead, but still return to the marketplace later on. Sometimes these brands have even managed to come back in better positions than they held before being written off. It’s rare, but it happe

    See the brands that defied conventional wisdom and came back after everyone counted them out.

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