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  • Stocks were slightly higher but trading in a narrow band after a batch of economic data confirmed slow growth in the U.S. economy and as traders awaited more clarity concerning a potential bailout of Ireland's banks. Merck rose, while Home Depot fell.

  • Silicone Chip

    Investors look to giants like Google and Cisco for clues to where the market is headed, but where do the giants themselves look when it comes to discovering the next big thing? In many cases it's small tech startups. ...A report from TheStreet.

  • McDonald's

    You remember those frightening videos of the McDonald’s hamburgers that sat on a plate in the open air for weeks and weeks but never rotted?

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    Congress is back in session this week and there are two weighty issues for them to tackle: whether to extend the Bush tax cuts and the deficit reduction from the President's bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. The political rhetoric has already heated up. Fingers are pointing and heels are being dug into slippery slopes.

  • Intel announced on Friday a 15 percent dividend hike.  Here is a look at other companies in the S&P 500 that have boosted their dividend payments.

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    Whether it's home heating oil or a loaf of bread, inflation is already here. So even if traditional measures don't show major increases, consumers know what they see.

  • Ben Bernanke

    Can you remember when the Federal Reserve was above criticism? When politicians vied for Alan Greenspan’s favor and fell all over themselves praising his wisdom? Now poor Ben S. Bernanke, who succeeded Mr. Greenspan as Fed chairman, is being blasted.  The New York Times reports.

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    Grab the crayons and the kids' menus, families are dining out again. Restaurant visits from families or parties with children this past summer rose after three years of declining traffic, according to market researcher NPD Group.

  • Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    Along with the early arrival of "Black Friday" circulars, the winding down of 2010 means it is once again time to rethink and revise retirement planning for the year ahead. Here are notable risks to be aware of. ...A report from TheStreet.

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  • Stocks took a breather Monday after hitting two-year highs last week, as the dollar rose amid worries over European sovereign debt troubles. Boeing and Home Depot fell, while BofA and HP rose.

  • Stocks took a breather Monday after hitting two-year highs last week, as the dollar rose amid worries over European sovereign debt troubles. Boeing and Home Depot fell, while BofA and HP rose.

  • Find out why he’s positive on the Golden Arches.

  • Stocks were mostly lower Monday as the dollar rose amid concerns over European soveign debt troubles ahead of a meeting of G-20 leaders that will address currency policies.  Boeing and Home Depot slipped, while HP rose.

  • Stock index futures pointed to a lower open for Wall Street on Monday following European markets down at the start of a week which sees the wave of earnings reports slow down as investors focus on a meeting of G-20 leaders which will address currency policies.

  • Is the S&P about to run into a wall? The traders reveal what could the next level of serious resistance!

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    Although retailers are expected to report monthly sales gains that are below last year's levels, there are still expected to be some bright spots in the report that bode well for the upcoming Christmas holiday shopping season.

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    Setting an encouraging tone for the upcoming holiday season, retail sales in October continued the momentum that was seen in the prior month, according to a report by MasterCard Advisors' SpendingPulse.

  • Your Money Your Vote - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks ended higher as the mid-term elections were underway and the Federal Reserve began a two-day meeting that is expected to result in a decision to pump more money into the economy. Home Depot and AmEx rose, while JPMorgan fell.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday, Nov. 2.