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Why Palm is goading Apple is beyond me. I get the argument that all publicity is good publicity and that Palm, as a scrappy upstart is trying to keep this war alive because we all keep writing about it, and it keeps Palm's name, and more importantly the Pre, front and center in the public's eye. But really, do you want to be known as an also-ran? Is that somehow OK?
There’s a better handset on the market, Cramer says. Can you guess what it is?
And that’s just one stock in a sector that he thinks will continue to move higher.
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The Dow topped 9,000 for the first time since January as investors shrugged off a rise in jobless claims and cheered earnings from Ford and 3M. A third straight rise in existing-home sales also buoyed the market.
Microsoft's fiscal fourth quarter was ugly. No two ways about it. The company missed on the top by a staggering $1.25 billion, reporting $13.1 billion against the $14.38 billion consensus. It's an enormous miss, and stunning to many analysts covering the company.
Are we on the verge of a new era for Microsoft? The short answer is, "very likely," as long as investors aren't looking for explosive growth and will be happy with steady, predictable growth.
Hailing from four separate corners of the U.S. economy, Apple, Caterpillar, Starbucks, and Merck all beat the street. Throw in the banks and now you’re talking five corners. It’s bullish — 90 percent of the American workforce and rising business may be doing some spending and risk-taking after all. I like this story a lot.
In so many words, the former Princeton economics professor is taking credit for averting the collapse of our financial system; is cautiously optimistic about economic recovery by year-end and 2 to 3 percent growth in 2010; and says he has the tools and wisdom for a carefully crafted liquidity-exit strategy that will prevent future inflation and more asset bubbles. Do we believe him? Is he credible? Or is this a triumph of hope over experience?
CNBC Contributor David Pogue looks at all the things Congress should be doing to fix the cellphone industry.
Is this the right time to take risks or should you stick with the safer “best of breed” stocks? Kevin Caron, market strategist at Stifel Nicolaus, and Steve Grasso, market analyst at Stuart Frankel, shared their strategies — and their stock picks.
Technology is the only area where companies are beating revenue estimates and it is where investors should be positioned, said Mark Demos, portfolio manager at Fifth Third Asset Management.
They’ve come a long way in 12 months. Here’s an up-to-date snapshot of where they are now.
The Dow and S&P snapped their winning streaks Wednesday as disappointing earnings from two of Wall Street's biggest names overshadowed another round of earnings beats.
With the Nasdaq up for 11 straight days, investors are sifting through the latest earnings reports from eBay and Qualcomm trying to determine if it can make it 12.
Strong earnings from Apple after the closing bell yesterday, pushed the NASDAQ Composite to positive territory during Wednesday's trading session for the eleventh consecutive day. The last time the Nasdaq Composite had 11 days of consecutive gains was on September 20, 1996. Here is a look at the best performing companies during the current 11-day rally.
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Stocks wobbled Wednesday as a slew of earnings beats, including one from Pfizer, were encouraging but disappointing reports from two of Wall Street's biggest names dragged on the market.
After today's disappointing results from Morgan Stanley and other banks, should you prepare for a pullback.