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  • Dividend yields in the S&P 500 are down since late June, as a 6% rally for the US equity index this month has pushed yields lower, and companies remain cautious about increasing their dividend payouts.

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  • Traders on a buying spree seem to be grabbing for MasterCard. We mean literally!

  • Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Caterpillar and Merck popped while McDonald's and Ericsson dropped.

  • All the major US indexes were up 4% or greater for the week, after closing roughly flat for the day on Friday. The Dow crossed and remained above 9,000 on Friday, posting its best 2-week percent gain since late March 2000. 

  • The latest batch of earnings took a toll on the market Friday but the Dow still pulled off a gain in the final half hour of trading, capping its best two-week performance since 2000. Microsoft shares fell more than 8%.

  • Thursday's continued string of better than expected earnings reports plus a better number on existing home sales encouraged the bulls and scared the shorts. 3M, Qualcomm, Bristol Meyers, Ford and McDonald's all did better than expected and they represent quite a cross section of industries. But I am still troubled by the fact that revenue growth is lacking and the better earnings are coming from cost cutting which can only go on for so long. I remain cautious.

  • The Dow crossed 9,000 for the first time since January and Nasdaq racked up gains for the 12th day straight. What's really driving the stock markets now? UBS' Art Cashin offered CNBC his insights Thursday afternoon.

  • The Dow topped 9,000 for the first time since January as investors shrugged off a rise in jobless claims and cheered earnings from Ford and 3M. A third straight rise in existing-home sales also buoyed the market.

  • The Dow topped 9,000 for the first time since January as investors shrugged off a rise in jobless claims and cheered earnings from Ford and 3M. A third straight rise in existing-home sales also buoyed the market.

  • With the Dow breaking above 9000, should you position for the next leg higher or the end of the line?

  • Stocks rallied Thursday as investors shrugged off a rise in jobless claims and focused on encouraging earnings from Ford and 3M. A third straight rise in existing-home sales also buoyed the market.

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    Stocks are essentially flat this morning after a huge earnings morning in which 3 Dow components and 12 percent of the S&P reported.

  • McDonalds Earnings

    McDonald's says its second-quarter profit dipped 8 percent because of the stronger dollar and a gain that boosted results a year ago.

  • Futures indicated a slightly higher open for Wall Street Thursday ahead of another vast amount of earnings reports.

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  • Wendy's/Arby's Group is up 21 percent in the last month, and at least one trader expects it to keep climbing through its next earnings report in early August.

  • Stocks wobbled Wednesday as a slew of earnings beats, including one from Pfizer, were encouraging but disappointing reports from two of Wall Street's biggest names dragged on the market.

  • Stocks wobbled Wednesday as a slew of earnings beats, including one from Pfizer, were encouraging but disappointing reports from two of Wall Street's biggest names dragged on the market.