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  • Psst! Whisper Number Back Again for Earnings Season Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | 1:56 PM ET
    A New York Stock Exchange trader.

    After six quarters of bare-bones survival, companies are once again trying to live up to whisper-number expectations that are influencing the market's reaction to earnings numbers

  • Stocks Pull Back; Apple, CAT Gain Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | 1:46 PM ET

    Stocks retreated Tuesday after several earnings reports beat expectations but economic numbers missed their targets.  Apple and Caterpillar surged after their earnings blew past forecasts.

  • Rally Moving Away From 'Junkier' Stocks: 5-Star Manager Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | 12:32 PM ET

    The market's rally has been similar to the geyser after the waterfall, and while it isn't yet time to "be in the bunker," it's time to start playing a little more conservatively, said Barry James, co-manager of the five-star rated James Balanced Golden Rainbow Fund.

  • Stocks opened mixed after several earnings reports beat expectations but economic numbers missed their targets. Dan Genter of RNC Genter Capital Management and Alan Gayle of RidgeWorth Capital Management shared their market outlooks.

  • Caterpillar posted better-than-expected earnings on Tuesday and raised its full-year forecast. Eli Lustgarten, analyst at Longbow Research, shared his analysis of the company and two other global construction firms.

  • Cat On That "Double Dip" Economy Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | 9:52 AM ET

    A double dip in the economy? Caterpillar doesn't think so.

  • Improving Global Economy Shows Up in Earnings Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | 9:27 AM ET

    Topline beats take back seat to positive 2010 commentary. Six big names beat earnings estimates: Apple, Coke, Pfizer, United Technologies and Caterpillar all beat on the bottom line.

  • Futures Mixed Despite Solid Earnings News Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | 8:18 AM ET

    Futures were poised for a modestly higher open on the strength of more earnings surprises from some of Wall Street's leading companies.

  • Options Bearish Ahead This Energy Firm's Earnings Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | 8:13 AM ET

    Peabody was drawing bearish options activity ahead of its earnings report before the bell this morning.

  • Market Tips: One More Leg Up for the Rally Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | 6:48 AM ET

    Global stocks were mixed Tuesday, with European shares falling after hitting new one-year closing highs in the previous trading session. Experts told CNBC the rally still has one more leg up but they urge investors to approach it with caution.

  • Art Hopes for Colorful Returns Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | 5:02 AM ET
    Caterina Toso

    It's hard to find a picture perfect investment especially when the landscape is clouded by a global financial crisis, but hanging in the group of assets waiting for a lift in 2009 is art in Australia.

  • Stocks rallied on Monday on optimism about the slew of earnings ahead this week. So how should investors be positioned? Nick Calamos, head of investments and chief investment officer of Calamos Investments, and Brian Belski, chief investment strategist at Oppenheimer, shared their market insights.

  • Dow Gains Nearly 100 Amid Earnings Optimism Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 5:27 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Monday, after a wobbly start, as investors were optimistic about the slew of earnings ahead.

  • Oil Should Trade at $100: Kilduff Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 4:57 PM ET

    Oil hit a 1-year high on Monday, driven by bullish sentiment across the financial markets. John Kilduff, vice president and co-head of MF Global, as well as a CNBC contributor, discussed the future of oil prices.

  • Pfizer Sizes Up: Closes $68B Wyeth Deal Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 3:51 PM ET

    The world’s largest pharmaceutical giant just got even bigger. Friday was a very exciting day for Pfizer as the company closed its $68 billion deal with Wyeth, the biggest acquisition year-to-date. This is Pfizer’s third mega-deal in the past ten years after Warner in 2000 and Pharmacia in 2003. Pfizer's Chief Executive Jeff Kindler joined Maria Bartiromo for an exclusive interview.

  • Shape of the Housing Recovery Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 3:37 PM ET

    On Friday, "Closing Bell Access" got up close with Robert Shiller is Professor of Economics at Yale University and Chief Economist and Co-founder of MacroMarkets LLC. Shiller is also the other half behind the Case-Shiller U.S. Home Price Indices

  • Earnings Preview: Apple & Texas Instruments Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 3:26 PM ET

    We're bracing for some key technology earnings after the close today, with quarterly results from Apple and Texas Instruments.

  • Apple's Earnings Preview Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 3:20 PM ET

    Analysts point to the iPhone as a key part of today’s earning report. It has quickly eclipsed other Apple products, including the iPod, in terms of sales.

  • QLogic Earnings Preview: What Options Predict Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 3:11 PM ET

    The bulls are targeting QLogic today, three days before the provider of networking products reports earnings.

  • Markets Keep 'Melting Up' As Dollar Goes Down Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 3:06 PM ET

    A strange day ... volume is light, trading desks are not busy ... but the markets keep melting up as the dollar hovers near new lows.