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  • Stocks pared gains but remained significantly higher Wednesday as the dollar slumped, commodities soared, and a series of better-than-expected earnings reports gave investors confidence in the economy's health.  Cisco and American Express rose, while Intel and JPMorgan fell.

  • Stocks pared gains but remained significantly higher Wednesday as the dollar slumped, commodities soared, and a series of better-than-expected earnings reports gave investors confidence in the economy's health.  Cisco and American Express rose, while Intel and JPMorgan fell.

  • I admit it: I’m jealous of Nouriel Roubini aka Dr. Doom. He’s been dead bearish this rally (see our joint CNBC appearance on July 5) and I vaguely recall him being bearish at the market lows in March, 2009. But, to be fair, in August 2006 he was calling for a housing crash as well. So I give him some credit.

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    Bruce Harting, managing director of Barclays Capital, was named the top consumer finance analyst by Institutional Investors’ 2010 All-America Research Team survey Wednesday. He shared his sector outlook and best plays.

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    Over the years, Intel has used aggressive and catchy marketing programs to help elevate its position in the computing marketplace. This cachet has served Intel well, allowing it to command top dollar for its products, which power the vast majority of PCs. The Intel juggernaut was apparent on Tuesday as the company reported earnings better than expected on a sharp revenue increase.

  • Stocks edged higher at the close, with the Dow climbing back above 11,000 after a late session drop, amid thin holiday trading and ahead of a big week of earnings announcements. Boeing and JPMorgan rose, while DuPont and 3M fell.

  • Stocks turned mixed Monday amid quiet holiday trading as investors considered the next steps from the Federal Reserve and the release of several major earnings reports this week. DuPont and 3M fell, while Boeing and JPMorgan rose.

  • As the earnings season kicks off, the sharp devaluation of the US dollar may play a key role for American companies that rely heavily on overseas operations. 

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    As Obama administration officials put into place the first major wave of changes under the health care legislation, they have tried to defuse stiffening resistance by granting dozens of waivers to maintain even minimal coverage far below the new law’s standards.

  • The latest employment data doesn’t bode well for Friday's widely followed jobs report. Can the rally endure if employers slash more jobs?

  • Stocks closed near the highs of an upbeat session as investors gained confidence in the strengthening U.S. economy and the likelihood the Federal Reserve will resume quantitative easing.   Boeing and Bank of America rose, while American Express fell.

  • Stocks advanced across-the-board Tuesday ahead of the closing bell as investors gained confidence in the strengthening U.S. economy and the likelihood the Federal Reserve will resume quantitative easing.   Boeing and Bank of America rose, while American Express fell.

  • Stocks continued to add to gains after a report that the service sector grew more than expected, and that new orders and hiring in the sector are on the rise. Caterpillar and DuPont rose, while Amex fell.

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    As new regulations push banks toward safer investments and lending practices, the middle class will suffer the most, analyst Meredith Whitney told CNBC.

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    Don't expect anything exciting in financials this third quarter. There will be no big suprises in banking stocks analyst Meredith Whitney, of Meredith Whitney Advising Group, told CNBC Tuesday.

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    Intending to talk about colleges and worker training, President Barack Obama on Monday suddenly found himself in a spirited, election-year debate with a business advisory group about whose tax cuts should be extended and for how long.

  • Stocks held significant losses heading into the close after the dollar rebound prompted investors to take profits following the September rally, and at the start of a week heavy on jobs news and earnings. Amex and Alcoa fell, while JP Morgan rose.

  • Stocks held significant losses heading into the close after the dollar rebound prompted investors to take profits following the September rally, and at the start of a week heavy on jobs news and earnings. Amex and Alcoa fell, while JP Morgan rose.

  • The two firms had been the subject of an antitrust probe over rules that would allow merchants to steer customers to less expensive forms of plastic, which would reduce costs to merchants and potentially hurt profits.

  • Stocks sank after the government reported a decline in factory orders and a slight rise in pending home sales, and ahead of week filled with news on jobs and earnings.  Microsoft and Intel fell, JPMorgan rose.