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  • Stocks Close Up; Dow Hits Nearly 3-Year High Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 4:46 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher amid rising prices for oil and gold, as the market hit new highs. Cisco and AmEx led Dow gainers, while Caterpillar fell.

  • Stocks Add to Modest Gains Ahead of Close Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 3:56 PM ET

    Stocks added to modest gains in the last hour of trading amid rising prices for oil and gold, lifted by banks and technology. Cisco and AmEx led Dow gainers, while Caterpillar fell.

  • In March of 2009 the market hit the "generational bottom" and is now at the beginning of a "new secular bull market," Hank Smith, vice chairman, portfolio manager and CIO of Haverford Trust Company, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Nasdaq Counteroffer 'Not an Option': NYSE Spokesman Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 11:23 AM ET

    An NYSE Spokesman told CNBC that a counteroffer for Nasdaq "is not an alternative we are considering, period."

  • Stocks Rise, Led by Tech; Telecom Falls Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 11:06 AM ET

    Stocks gained Wednesday as commodity prices lifted mining stocks, and as tech stocks appeared to continue to benefit from M&A activity.  Cisco and HP rose, while DuPont  fell.

  • Futures Gain; Commodity Prices Rise Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 9:22 AM ET

    Stock index futures rose ahead of the open Wednesday as commodity prices continued to surge.

  • Cramer's Ways to Win In This Market Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 6:53 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host said there are investing opportunities galore right now.

  • Stocks Close Mixed Despite M&A Boost Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 4:59 PM ET

    Stocks ended mixed ahead as tech stocks lost steam despite earlier gains driven by M&A activity, and as stocks bumped up against recent highs. Boeing fell, while Alcoa rose.

  • Stocks Fall Ahead of Close as Techs Slip Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    Stocks traded flat to mixed ahead of the close as tech stocks lost steam and stocks bumped up against recent highs. Caterpillar fell, while Alcoa gained.

  • Rob Cox

    Cisco Systems, which has shed 35 percent of its market valuation over the last year and has become the worst performing stock in the Dow Jones Industrials, "is ripe for some sort of activist assault," Rob Cox, columnist at Reuters Breakingviews, told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • Gabelli: Mergers Are Back—and I'm Buying the Targets Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 12:27 PM ET

    The merger train has left the station, and it’s going to go run for another one to three years, Mario Gabelli, chairman and chief investment officer of GAMCO Investors, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Stocks Rise Slightly, Lifted by Tech; CAT Falls Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 11:55 AM ET

    Stocks rose modestly as M&A news lifted stocks, although trading was light and largely directionless. Microsoft rose, while Caterpillar fell.

  • The late day announcement Monday from Texas Instruments sayings it’s buying National Semiconductor spacer has tech investors laser focused on one thing: the huge premium that TI is paying.

  • Buffett’s Ruthlessness Is Oddly Absent on Sokol Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 9:38 AM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Warren E. Buffett has a favorite saying: “Lose money for my firm, and I will be understanding. Lose a shred of reputation for the firm, and I will be ruthless.”  But as speculation of insider trading swirls around Mr. Buffett’s onetime heir apparent, David L. Sokol, it has to be asked: Why hasn’t Mr. Buffett been ruthless?,  reports the New York Times.

  • Futures Pressured by High Oil Prices Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 9:19 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street Tuesday as Brent oil hovered around $120 a barrel, reflecting market concerns that rising prices could dent company profits and hurt the global economic recovery.

  • Barclays CEO Wants to Raise Bank's Risk Profile Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 11:56 PM ET
    Barclay's Bank

    Bob Diamond has decided Barclays must increase its risk appetite amid internal expectations at the bank that a key measure of its profitability will fall or stay stagnant this year, the FT reports.

  • Cramer: The 4 New Leaders of Tech Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 6:53 PM ET

    Home gamers should buy these names on any weakness, the "Mad Money" host said.

  • Stocks Close Mixed Amid Lackluster Trading Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 4:47 PM ET

    Stocks closed mixed Monday with tech stocks lower after the market traded within a narrow range during much of a quiet session with the market at or near highs for the year.  Johnson & Johnson led the Dow higher, while HP fell.

  • Stocks Gain Slightly As Close Nears; Chips Fall Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks gained moderate strength in the final hour of trading Monday, although largely remained within a narrow range, amid another quiet trading session with the market at or near highs for the year. Johnson & Johnson and Wal-Mart gained, while HP fell.

  • Stephen Axinn

    The fate of some of the biggest takeover deals in recent weeks will ultimately rest in the hands of antitrust regulators, an antitrust attorney told CNBC Monday.

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