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  • Stocks ended higher amid light volume for a second straight day Thursday following a pair of upbeat economic reports. Adobe jumped, McDonald's slipped.

  • What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • The recent flood of M&A activity in the markets has led investors to wonder what larger companies look for when they seek an acquisition target. Alan Lancz, president of Alan B. Lancz & Associates, shared his three critical variables.

  • Stocks rose modestly in light late-afternoon trading Thursday after a pair of upbeat economic reports. Adobe jumped, McDonald's slipped.

  • Stocks rose Thursday after encouraging readings on jobless claims and the trade deficit. Financials led the way, while McDonald's capped gains on the Dow.

  • A McDonalds sign welcomes patrons into the restaurant in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007. McDonald's Corp., the world's largest fast-food chain, says its fourth-quarter profit more than doubled, thanks in large part to the spinoff of a burrito chain and strong sales in Europe. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner)

    Becoming a leader in diversity recruitment and development has not been an easy task for a company that serves 56 million customers everyday across 118 countries. But it has required a vision that places diversity central to every element of the workplace and product line by Global Chief Diversity Officer Pat Harris.

  • S&P 500 futures popped about 5 points as both Initial and Continuing Jobless Claims were better than expected.

  • Why are semiconductor stocks performing well when PC demand is weak? Is it a signal that tech wants to lead the market higher?

  • Fast-food stocks such as McDonald’s and Yum Brands are trading at all-time highs, so should investors get bullish on the sector? David Palmer, senior restaurant analyst at UBS, discussed his outlook.

  • Credit card and cash

    Wary of the economy, shoppers are increasingly shying away from credit cards, opting to use cash, checks or debit cards rather than to "pay later" on a credit card. A new study released by Javelin Strategy & Research has found that only 56 percent of consumers have used a credit card in the past month, a dramatic decrease from 87 percent in the same period in 2007.

  • Was Tuesday's decline a sign that investors fear more weakness? Or was it just a referendum that investors still think stocks are stuck in a range?

  • Stocks closed lower Tuesday as the Dow and the S&P 500 ended a four-day winning streak amid renewed concerns about the European banking sector and light post-holiday trading. Amex sank, Oracle rose.

  • Stocks fell Tuesday as the Dow and the S&P 500 were on pace to end a four-day winning streak amid renewed concerns about the European banking sector and light post-holiday trading.  Amex, AIG fell, Oracle rose.

  • Burger King

    Burger King is introducing nine new breakfast items including blueberry biscuits and pancake platters to broaden its breakfast menu.

  • Cramer explains the little-known mechanics of these popular deals.

  • The Dow and S&P snap a 3-week losing streak as both benchmarks managed their best first trading week of September since 1982 and all ten main sectors of the S&P rose for the week, with four up by more than 4% led by Financials.

  • Stocks were heading to the best results for a week before Labor day since 2006 after a series of economic reports gave investors reason to think the U.S. economy is beginning to turn around.  JP Morgan rose and McDonald's fell.

  • Stocks held gains after investors digested August jobs data that was largely better than expected, but still offered reason for concern, and news that service sector activity grew less than forecast. Verizon and AT&T fell,  Caterpillar rose.

  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Wall Street investors are desperate for signs to confirm the recent rally. Should the action in copper give you new confidence in the market?