The "Talking Squawk" blog is meant to be a funny, sarcastic look at business news through the unique "Squawk Box" lens. But it was difficult to think about anything from that viewpoint this week.
Apple is one of many names in the spotlight next week as earnings season heats up. Ten of the Dow firms and more than a third of the S&P 500 are also set to report.
Take a look at some of Friday's midday movers:
The meager three percent pullback in the S&P 500 at the end of February made a lot of traders believe that any pullback should be bought, but there has been a lot of discussion this week that this pullback might be different.
Asian stocks reversed earlier losses on Friday led by a 2 percent rally in Shanghai as investors cheered news that the yuan's trading band may be widened, which offset bearish sentiment triggered by weak U.S economic data.
Wall Street has turned against its one-time iDarling. The rout in Apple's shares has been swift, with the stock falling 44 percent since late September, leaving many wondering when, and where, all of this will end. The NYT reports.
Stocks extended their losses for a second day Thursday, dragged by health care and techs, after a batch of economic data that missed projections and mixed earnings reports.
It seems like that historic high for the S&P 500 was 5 years ago, but it's not. We're only 3.5 percent off the historic high in the S&P 500, which occurred exactly one week ago.
Microsoft announced that its CFO was stepping down. The software giant's latest earnings beat expectations. Shares rose after-hours.
China reported GDP growth below many analysts expectations and the markets shuttered. What's happening with this once-strong growth engine for the global economy?
After Nokia reported weaker sales, one analyst said the company needs to boost smartphone sales before driving up prices.
Technical analyst Richard Ross is very bearish on Apple. Fundamental analyst Enis Taner is a bit more optimistic, but doesn't see it going back to its old highs. (2:41)
Twitter has finally launched its long-awaited music app, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin and Rich Tullo, Albert Fried & Company.
If Apple doesn't announce a dividend increase with its earnings report next week, its stock price will continue to drop, one pro says.
Dennis Berman, WSJ Marketplace editor & columnist, pulls back the curtain on the tech giant to see what's upsetting the Apple cart, as competition heats up in the tech space.
Daniel Niles, Alpha One Capital Partners, shares his outlook on the tech space, as Apple slides to a new one-year low.
After months of reports and speculation, Twitter finally launched its music discovery app, Twitter Music, on Thursday.
Apple and gold may have more in common than you think. Investors loved them too much, and now they feel betrayed, after the fall.
Tom Forte, Telsey Advisory Group analyst, shares his bullish call on Apple over the long-term, as the stock briefly slips below the $400 level.
William Dong, head of taiwan research at UBS, explains why TSMC still has a competitive advantage over other chip-makers and how it's adapting to increasing demand for lower-end handsets aimed at emerging markets.