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  • Map of Europe

    Most of the largest European banks, are well capitalized but these results "can't begin to tell the full story," Cohen said.

  • Prep Your Portfolio for Next Week: Strategists Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 12:31 PM ET

    Which stocks should investors be buying into next week? Dennis Wassung, portfolio manager at Cabot Money Management, and Alan Valdes, vice president of DME Securities, shared their best plays.

  • Why Strategist Is 'Worried' by Debt-Free Firms Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 11:14 AM ET

    Large debt loads can weigh on a company's balance sheets, but a firm not having debt doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a money-making business. So are debt-free companies good investments right now? Doug Sandler, co-founder of Riverfront Investment Group, discussed his insights.

  • Busch: Stress Tests Watered Down Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 11:06 AM ET

    The over-under for the European bank stress tests are 12 out of 91 fail the tests and need capital injections. Unlike the US stress tests, the European tests didn’t tell us the metrics or guidelines before the tests were run. This has generated uncertainty over exactly how these banks are going to perform.

  • Six in 60 Seconds: JetBlue, Estee Lauder and More... Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 10:54 AM ET
    Six in 60

    Take a look at why these six stocks are worth watching.

  • GDP Likely to 'Suffer' on Increased Taxes: Strategist Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 10:31 AM ET

    Stocks mostly fell on Friday as investors sorted through the latest batch of earnings. Can the July market gains continue? Steven Stahler, president of Stahler Investment Group, and Roy Williams, CEO of Prestige Wealth Management, discussed their insights.

  • Kaminsky's Call: Apple's Genius Marketing Move Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 9:52 AM ET
    Apple Store

    Buy a Mac computer at your nearest Apple Store and receive a free 8GB iPod Touch!  Just bring the acceptance letter, and you get to participate in one of the better "Back to School" campaigns in recent memory.

  • Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Friday.

  • Is It Time to Scrap the Greenback? Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 8:25 AM ET

    Is it time to move to coins? Share your opinion.

  • Futures Move Higher on Earnings Strength Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 7:55 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures struggled to find direction ahead of the open Friday as investors waited for results from the European Union's bank stress tests and the next batch of corporate earnings.

  • NYSE trader

    Wall Street will be closely watching the results of the European bank stress tests on Friday even as the deluge of earnings continue.

  • New Liability Has Ratings Agencies Cautious Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 6:56 PM ET
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission seal hangs on the facade of its building in Washington, DC.

    Rating agencies are concerned about legal liability under the new financial regulation guidelines—though it seems the SEC may have addressed those worries late Thursday.

  • Stocks Surge 2% After Earnings; Banks Jump Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 5:45 PM ET

    Stocks logged their best day in two weeks Thursday as a strong batch of earnings reports revived optimism about the economic recovery. Regional banks rallied.

  • Charting Citigroup: A 'Nice' Range Trade Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 5:03 PM ET
    Citigroup Center

    If you are going to make money in this market, you have to think range trading. In a rangebound market, buying and holding or shorting and holding will not work as the market will simply churn while you wait. Like all things in the market, this will change. But for now, if you care to make money, that is the trade the market is providing, according to this report by TheStreet.

  • It’s a Fiscal Problem, Not a Fed Problem Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 4:50 PM ET
    Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs hearing during which Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers second semi-annual report on monetary policy.

    Ben Bernanke threw a curveball in his midterm report to Congress this week. The Fed view of the economy has been downgraded since it last reported in February. Although the official Fed forecast for 2010-11 is still 3 to 4 percent real growth, Bernanke sounded particularly gloomy when he characterized the economy as “unusually uncertain.”

  • Could Stress Tests Be Europe's Last Chance? Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 4:30 PM ET

    Friday at noon, New York time, 91 banks in Europe will reveal how strong they would be if the region went back into recession over the next two years and the sovereign debt they hold plunged in value.

  • Microsoft's Moment of Truth Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 4:11 PM ET
    Microsoft

    Option prices are implying a 4.5% move in the post-market for Microsoft, slightly more than its historical average of 4%.

  • Goldman Sachs' 2009 Stock Winners Keep Outperforming Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 3:58 PM ET

    Some of Goldman Sachs' most important stock picks last quarter have fallen flat. But several of its so-called conviction-buy recommendations from last year have outperformed stock-market benchmarks many times over. Some may even rise further, according to Goldman's analysts.

  • Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke returned to Capitol Hill on Thursday, repeating yesterday's testimony before the House members. Randy Bateman, portfolio manager at Huntington Situs Trust Fund discussed his insights on Bernanke's testimony and the Fed’s outlook.

  • Valliere: A Dramatic Shift—Tax Cuts for Everyone? Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 3:35 PM ET

    With the economy softening and Democrats terrified to be associated with tax hikes, the ground is shifting in Washington on the most important policy issue of the second half – whether the Bush tax cuts should be extended.