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  • As stocks search for direction, the traders are closely watching the action in Goldman. What does it signal into the close?

  • Bond investors need to think like lenders, because their money needs to be productive, said Bill Larkin, portfolio manager at Cabot Money Management.

  • Momentum could push oil toward $90 a barrel in the shortterm, but an increase in supply from Nigeria and Iraq will place downward pressure on the commodity come spring 2010, said Michael Lynch, president of Strategic Energy & Economic Research.

  • Profits and sales were down for another quarter at UPS, but investors will be looking ahead to the upcoming holiday season to see if the world's largest shipping carrier—and the U.S. economy—are on the road to recovery. Arthur Hatfield, transportation analyst at Morgan Keegan, shared his analysis of UPS.

  • Stocks slipped Thursday as investors weighed a disappointing jobless-claims report and some encouraging earnings reports.

  • China's GDP rose 8.9 percent in the third quarter from a year ago, about in line with expectations, but still the biggest gain in a year. Stocks in China dropped on concerns the government may end the stimulus program there, but the government reiterated it would keep its loose monetary policy.

  • Earnings continue to come in largely above expectations, but other factors are waylaying the stock market's recent advances - ranging from Walmart's price cuts to analyst Richard Bove's downgrade of Wells Fargo to rising oil prices. 

  • With BofA and Wells citing consumer credit issues, what should you expect from American Express earnings, Thursday?

  • McDonald's is scheduled to report before the bell tomorrow.  While it has beaten EPS expectations 6 of the past 7 quarters, it has missed revenue expectations in the past three quarters according to First Call data.  Before then, it beat revenue targets for 4 straight quarters. 

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    About half the Dow 30 and a quarter of the S&P 500 report next week, and analysts expect the majority of those companies—from a broad range of industries—to continue beating expectations.

  • U.S. stocks managed to close the week in positive territory, up about 1% or greater.  The Dow Jones industrial average settled above the 10,000-level twice this week, reaching its highest close in a year.

  • Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told CNBC in an interview that the economy will grow at a significant ate in the second half of this year and positive growth in 2010 at a level that will begin to gradually bring down the unemployment rate. Is he right? Bruce Kasman, chief U.S. Economist at JPMorgan discussed his insights.

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    Meaning: shareholders. Here are two companies that delivered surprise quarters – but not in a good way.

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    Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Following my post earlier this week on the highest yielding stocks in the Dow, here is a deeper look at the dividends of the S&P 500.

  • Stocks shot out of the gate Monday, fueled by earnings optimism, but then pulled back near the final hour of trading as investors took some profits.

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    With emissions rules looking inevitable, companies are taking steps to prepare for a number of different  government  scenarios.

  • Two and a half months away from the end of the year and the average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has continued to fall since the market lows.  See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.

  • U.S. stocks posted their strongest weekly performance since mid-July, with all indexes rising nearly 4% or greater for the week. 

  • Investors are eager for signs that the economic recovery is underway - and after hours it seems Alcoa delivered.