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  • A trader at the New York Stock Exchange.

    Investors looking for a pull back are wondering if Tuesday's stock market weakness is the start of a quick sell off, but it may not be.

  • Stocks End Up; S&P 500 Doubles 2009 Low Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 4:31 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher, once again hitting multi-year highs as the S&P finished at double its lowest level during the financial crisis. JPMorgan and HP rose, while Verizon fell.

  • Flash Crash Redux: The Commitee Is in Session! Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 4:29 PM ET

    Flash Crash Redux: will we ever find out what happened in the Flash Crash?

  • Stocks Hold Gains; S&P Doubles 2009 Low Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks continued to rise on strong earnings and economic news after the Federal Reserve reported its policy setting committee disagreed over whether the stimulus should continue, but felt making changes in the program would be inappropriate. JPMorgan and HP rose, while Verizon fell.

  • CBS 'To Beat Estimates Handily', Analyst Says Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 3:56 PM ET

    "Closing Bell" will be ready yet again for earnings after the close today. CBS is set to report fourth quarter numbers. Analysts expect the broadcasting company to earn $0.43 per share, excluding one-time items, on revenue of $3.85 billion, according to Thomson Reuters.

  • Why Stocks Don't Go Down: A Primer Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 3:54 PM ET

    Why doesn't the market go down any more? That is the most common question I am asked.

  • Why Severe Winter Could Boost Owens Corning Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 3:47 PM ET

    The upside of this winter’s snowstorm after snowstorm could be more roofing jobs for contractors and more revenue for Owens Corning, which makes shingles, the company’s chairman and CEO, Michael Thaman, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Cramer: JPMorgan's Dividend Move is Worth Watching Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 3:13 PM ET

    Plus, get Cramer's take on the Airgas buyback announcement.

  • Dollar Zigs Instead of Zags Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 2:24 PM ET
    Stack of U.S. hundred-dollar bills

    News reports quoting Israel's foreign minister's claim that two Iranian warships would soon pass through the Suez Canal sent markets into a "fear trade."

  • 2011 Mutual Fund Flows: Hey, I Think We Have a Trend! Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 1:42 PM ET

    Cynics who saw inflows into U.S. equity mutual funds in January dismissed it as a fluke, convinced that...just like last year...February would once again see outflows.

  • One Factor in the Weaker Retail Sales Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 12:46 PM ET

    Traders puzzled by the weaker than expected January retail sales, reported yesterday, might have a partial answer from Deutsche Bank's Joe LaVorgna, who in a note to clients said the IRS delay in processing federal tax refunds may have been a contributor , though he notes its ultimate impact was likely minor.

  • Stocks Trim Gains Amid Iran Concerns Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 12:36 PM ET

    Stocks significantly pared gains amid word out of Israel that Iranian warships would be going through the Suez Canal. JPMorgan and HP rose, while Verizon fell.

  • Stock Off Highs Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 12:14 PM ET

    Stocks off their highs mid-morning, traders citing comments from Israel's foreign minister that two Iranian war ships planned to go through the Suez Canal, possibly en route to Syria.

  • Markets of PIIGS Nations Outperforming US in 2011 Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 11:25 AM ET

    This year, PIIGS have out-performed all other developed markets as investors continue to close their underweight positions.

  • Our Best Stock and Sector Picks: Strategists Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 11:16 AM ET

    Investors could profit from areas such as techs, utilities and insurance stocks, said Doug Roberts, chief investment strategist at Channel Capital Research and Jamie Cox, managing partner at Harris Financial Group.

  • S&P Will Rise 60% by 2013: Birinyi Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 11:14 AM ET

    The S&P will more than double in the next two and a half years in a best-case scenario, legendary investor Laszlo Birinyi Jr., president and founder of Birinyi Associates, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Bad Time for Bonds? Not If You Know Where to Look Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 11:09 AM ET

    "When one part of the stock market is out of favor, what part of the market should we be invested in? It's the same in the bond market," says one investment pro.

  • Stocks to Watch: Family Dollar, Travelers and More ... Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 11:01 AM ET
    Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Look Carefully at the Housing Numbers Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 9:59 AM ET

    Homebuilding stocks are up this morning as January Housing Starts were well above expectations—but does anyone bother to read these reports anymore? The surge was all multi-family.

  • Futures Still Up After Inflation, Housing News Wednesday, 16 Feb 2011 | 9:15 AM ET

    Stock index futures remained higher after news that core inflation rose more than it has in two years, and that housing starts grew more than expected.