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Stocks ended off the highs of the day on Friday, and lower for the week, amid a still uncertain global environment rocked by uncertainty in the Middle East and Japan, although bank stocks got a lift as institutions began announcing dividend increases. JPMorgan and Caterpillar rose, while Travelers fell.
A look at the week's top business news stories, which stocks the pros are recommending and what you should watch for next week, with CNBC's Courtney Reagan
Stocks traded off the highs of the day before the close amid a still uncertain global environment rocked by uncertainty in the Middle East and Japan, although bank stocks got a lift as institutions began announcing dividend increases. JPMorgan and Caterpillar rose, while Travelers fell.
How investors can use options to navigate uncertainty in the markets, with Brian Stutland, Stutland Equities president/trader.
How to avoid being on the wrong side of the panic trade, with Todd Horwitz, Adam Mesh Trading Group and Steve Massocca, Wedbush Securities.
Discussing the impact the devastation in Japan is likely to have on commercial airlines and charter carriers, with Helane Becker, Dahlman Rose and David McCown, Air Partner North America.
On the surface, there are several pieces of news that can be spun positively today...
Deciding whether now is the time to buy, sell or hold into the weekend with so many unknowns pulling the markets in different directions, with Michael Yoshikami, YCMNET Advisors; Anthony Cragg, Wells Fargo Advantage Asia Pacific Fund, and CNBC's Bob Pisani.
These announcements have been widely anticipated in the analyst community.
The mobile phone as a tool for shopping actually has the potential to bridge traditional retail and digital retail in a way that couldn’t have been otherwise possible.
Stocks pared gains as news that fighting in Libya was continuing despite Libya's pronouncement that it was ceasing military operations, although bank stocks got a lift as institutions began announcing dividend increases. JPMorgan and Caterpillar led the gainers.
Terrible weather in January, a spike in gasoline prices in February and a devastating earthquake in Japan in March: any of those three factors can bring a hiccup in earnings and taken together it seems more likely than not that they will.
There is no way to underscore the depth of the tragedy we see playing out before us as the potential of a nuclear nightmare of unprecedented proportions unfolds before our eyes. And while it pales in comparison to the human toll, the Japanese economy is also surely facing a period of great challenge.
Investors are welcoming the announcement of Cisco's (CSCO) first dividend of 6 cents, which would represent a yield of about 1.4 percent. It's about time: the company is sitting on $40 billion in cash. But here's a major problem...
Several key trends will shape the growth and trajectory of the mobile market in 2011, making this an exciting year for brands and consumers alike.
Investors ought to "stay the course" despite all the turmoil in Japan and Middle East, though older investors should be more allocated toward bonds, Vanguard Group founder Jack Bogle told CNBC Friday.,
Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.
In the depths of a panic-driven stocks sell-off this week, an options investor was making a big bullish bet on Japanese automaker Honda Motor .
Friday is Quadruple Witching Day. But with geopolitical events rocking stocks this week, this quarterly event has had less effect on the markets than usual. Quadruple witching is when contracts for stock index futures, stock index options, stock equity options and single stock futures expire. This happens once every quarter, on the third Friday of March, June, September and December, and has also been called "Freaky Friday."
Stocks opened higher this morning as the world community is finally moving on Libya. Oil dropped to $101 from $103 when the Libyan Foreign Minister said they were declaring a cease fire. France says strikes are imminent after the U.N. approved a no-fly zone. What's not clear is whether this is too little, too late.