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  • Big Financials Weaken a Bit — Why? Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | 3:18 PM ET

    Dow loses a bit of steam midday due to financials. The Dow has lost about 50 points in the past half hour (as of this writing) due to weakness in its financial components. This is likely due to concern that regulatory reform is looking increasingly real.

  • Stocks Struggle; Boeing, United Tech Gain Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | 3:15 PM ET

    Stocks wobbled in mid-afternoon trading Wednesday. Technology and industrials gained while health-care and telecom stocks continued to drag.

  • Industrials to See More Earnings Surprise: Stock Picker Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | 1:39 PM ET

    Industrial firms Boeing and United Technology reported strong earnings results Wednesday. Is now time for investors add industrials their portfolios? Jerry Castellini, president and CIO of CastleArk Management and John Merrill, founder and CIO of Tanglewood Wealth Management shared their sector views.

  • Short Squeeze in Regional Banks? Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | 12:43 PM ET

    Volume is big in regional bank names as all are hitting new highs: can you say "short squeeze?" Why? I've told you about the key trends, which all banks are now reporting: 1) improving credit trends and 2) net interest margin (the spread between borrowing short from depositors and lending long to borrowers) improved last quarter. Also...

  • This Market Recovery Is Genuine: Robert Barbera Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | 12:27 PM ET

    Stocks have been rallying in the last few trading sessions, but there are concerns that the economic recovery could freeze and affect market gains. Robert Barbera, chief economist at ITG shared his economic insights.

  • Stocks Rise, Led by Techs, Banks; AT&T Skids Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | 11:35 AM ET

    Stocks pushed higher Wednesday, led by techs and banks as optimism about the economic recovery gained strength and worries about the Goldman Sach charges subsided.

  • Long-Term Bond Holders Are 'Going to Get Massacred' Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | 10:45 AM ET

    The bond markets have been garnering a lot of attention in recent months. How should investors get involved and what should they watch for? Marilyn Cohen, president of Envision Capital, shared her insights.

  • World Faces 'Sovereign DisCredit': Economists Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | 10:40 AM ET

    The global economy is facing a lost decade or a fully-fledged recession unless policy makers change their ways now, economists at Independent Strategy said.

  • Questions for Banks That Put Together Deals Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | 10:36 AM ET
    Goldman Sachs

    Deals in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s case against Goldman extended far past that investment bank, reports The New York Times.

  • A Case of Strong Earnings vs Greece Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | 9:35 AM ET

    Traders note it's another Macro vs. Micro day ... the juggernaut of strong earnings, especially Apple and the banks versus Greece. As the EU/IMF start negotiations with Greece, the 10 year Greek bond yields are at 8.3 percent, blowing out another roughly 40 basis points.

  • Futures Mixed as Apple Gains, Yahoo Falls Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | 7:52 AM ET

    U.S. stock index futures struggled to find direction ahead of the open Wednesday as investors braced for the next batch of corporate earnings.

  • What Options Say About This Satellite TV Operator Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | 7:20 AM ET

    DISH Network has been largely trading sideways since early March, but options are positioning for shares to rally in the next month.

  • Sovereign Debt Crisis Likely to Spread: Roubini Wednesday, 21 Apr 2010 | 3:05 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    The sovereign debt crisis facing Europe, which started in Greece, is spreading to many other large economies in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), according to New York University professor of economics Nouriel Roubini.

  • New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    Apple could provide some juice for the market Wednesday, despite its typically conservative guidance for the current quarter.

  • Apple Earnings Beat — A Lot Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 6:48 PM ET

    After the close, Apple reported earnings and sales well above expectations: $3.33 per share (consensus was $2.45) on topline of $13.5 billion (consensus $12 billion). Guidance of $2.28 to $2.39 is well below expectations of $2.45 — that conservative guidance is typical of Apple.

  • 9 Winning Dividend Stocks: Strategists Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 5:38 PM ET

    Dividend stocks are slowly making a comeback, so which ones should investors watch for? Michael Farr, president of Farr, Miller & Washington and CNBC contributor, and Jeffrey Kosnett, senior editor at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, shared their best plays.

  • Economic Growth Has Market in 'Sweet Spot': Kantor Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 5:33 PM ET

    The combination of low short-term interest rates and continued economic growth is a great reason to be bullish on the US markets, a top analyst told CNBC Tuesday.

  • 5 Bank Stocks to Thrive When 'Too Big to Fail' Dies Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 5:30 PM ET

    Amid huge trading volume in Citigroup shares and Goldman's blowout earnings, which banks look best? Bank analysts Collyn Gilbert of Stifel Nicolaus and Matt McCormick of Bahl & Gaynor offered CNBC their insights.

  • Stocks End Higher, Led by Energy, Financials Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 5:01 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher Tuesday, led by energy and financials. But IBM and Goldman Sachs declined.

  • Hard to Keep Stocks Down Tuesday, 20 Apr 2010 | 3:31 PM ET

    After closing not far from the lows on Friday, the S&P 500 closed at its high yesterday and is sitting just off the highs for the day as of this writing. Volume is again trending toward the heavy side.