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    One day does not a market make, but stocks may have hit a temporary rough patch.

  • 5 Questions With Andrew Cosslett Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | 8:16 PM ET

    InterContinental CEO Andrew Cosslett answers five questions posed to him by CNBC on his career, his investments and the lessons learnt from the Asian financial crisis.

  • Stocks End Sharply Lower on BofA Report Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | 4:56 PM ET

    Stocks plunged Tuesday on a report that a consortium that includes the New York Fed wants to force Bank of America to buy back $47 billion of mortgage bonds. BofA and Alcoa fell, while Coca-Cola rose.

  • 10 Financial Stocks Selling at Deep Discounts Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | 4:44 PM ET

    If a second round of asset purchases by the Fed — known as quantitative easing — comes to pass, U.S. stocks may ignite. Financials, the leaders in the rally from the March 2009 low, have fallen out of favor in 2010. But there are cheap stocks in the sector. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • Bill Gross' Lesson Learned: Character Trumps Flash Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | 4:16 PM ET
    Bill Gross

    Choosing flash over substance led Bill Gross, founder and co-CIO of bond company PIMCO, to say “pass” on two of the best investments in US history, and give a thumb's-up to a big flop.

  • Stocks Plunge Ahead of Close on BofA Report Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks continued to plunge Tuesday on a report that a consortium that includes the New York Fed wants to force Bank of America to buy back $47 billion of mortgage bonds. BofA and Alcoa fell, while Coca-Cola rose.

  • 'Buyers Strike' May Not Stop Market From More Gains Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | 2:15 PM ET
    A trader at the New York Stock Exchange.

    The second half of 2010 has proven something about Wall Street: Stocks not only don't need good news to rally, they don't need many real investors, either.

  • Brazil Tax Hike Adds to China Pressure Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | 1:22 PM ET

    Stocks off the lows, but dollar strength is a significant headwind for stocks today. Industrials, energy, commodities selling off on the back of China's rate raise.

  • It's been 23 years since the infamous stock market crash of October 19, 1987, which became known as "Black Monday." What began in Hong Kong, and spread to other parts of the world, including the United States, caused the Dow to drop 508 points, or nearly 23 percent. 

  • Many Earnings Beats—But No Strong Q4 Guidance Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | 12:52 PM ET

    A number of companies reported stronger-than-expected earnings in the last quarter, but that’s not generating much enthusiasm from traders. Here's why.

  • Stocks Continue to Decline; Banks Rise Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | 11:43 AM ET

    Stocks traded lower Tuesday, led by a plunge in energy and technology stocks, as the dollar rose and traders shrugged off decent earnings results from several companies. IBM and Microsoft fell, while AmEx gained.

  • Goldman Looks Good, BofA Is 'A Tough Go': Dick Bove Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | 11:03 AM ET
    Dick Bove

    Goldman Sachs and Bank of America are both buys for investors, though BofA faces more difficulties because of weakness in its consumer divisions, analyst Dick Bove said.

  • Can Twitter Predict the Dow? Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | 10:47 AM ET

    A new study found that Twitter comments “predict” the ups and downs of the Dow by a few days.

  • Apple Driving Bulls into This Hardware Supplier Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | 10:39 AM ET

    Lazard analyst Daniel Amir cited reports from sources that a new MacBook Air notebook may use solid-state disk drives from SanDisk. Other stocks, such as Arm Holdings, have also been lifted by Apple's rising tide.

  • Greenberg: IBM Earnings, All About the Levers Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | 9:59 AM ET

    When it comes to earnings quality, the best I can say for IBM: Eh!

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    The former supermodel and  ex-wife of rock star Mick Jagger auctioned 14 pieces, including works by Andy Warhol and Lucian Freud at the October event.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Would You Have Sold Apple in 1996? Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | 9:41 AM ET

    Back then I questioned whether Apple was going to survive at all. And with two million shares in the company, the private bank group I co-managed had to make a decision.

  • Futures Drop After Housing News, Earnings Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | 9:14 AM ET

    Stock index futures fell further Tuesday despite a surprising rise in housing starts, but after news of a sharp decline in permits for future home construction.

  • What's On: Nat Gas, Corn and Quarterly Reports Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | 8:47 AM ET

    See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Tuesday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Do You Trust the 'Twitter Indicator?' Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | 8:44 AM ET

    Share your opinion in today's poll.