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  • Stocks rallied to new highs as the S&P 500 Index reached its highest close since Lehman Brothers went bankrupt in September 2008 amid light trading and several strong earnings reports. Bank of America and JPMorgan rose, while 3M fell.

  • Stocks reached new highs on modest gains Tuesday amid light trading and a series of good earnings reports and in the absence of key economic data.  JPMorgan and Bank of America rose, while 3M fell.

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    The FCC voted to approve the first ever broad regulations of the Internet, but they were adopted reluctantly—the rules have been so adapted and compromised that people on both sides of the aisle are frustrated.

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    Signs you’re an old fogey: You still watch movies on a VCR, listen to vinyl records and shoot photos on film. And you enjoy using e-mail. The New York Times reports.

  • Plus, get calls on Google, Jabil Circuit and more.

  • The CBOE Market Volatility Index (VIX) edged upward Monday. With a new year, rising tensions on the Korean peninsula and global debt fears, should you shift your portfolio allocations? Julian Pendock, partner at Senhouse Capital, offered CNBC his insights.

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    Google TV has just enacted its first programming cancellation. The New York Times reports.

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    Google has just quietly introduced a paradigm shattering technology—called Ngram—that graphs how frequently words are used in books over the course of time.

  • Shares of smaller companies are on track to double the return of their bigger peers. But will they remain turbo-charged into 2011?

  • After the bell, the traders parsed through results from Oracle and RIM looking for trades. How should you position?

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    Ahead of its earnings report after the bell, there are two conflicting storylines at Research In Motion.

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    As the year winds down, we’ve all got problems. Economic slump. Wars. Unemployment. But look at the bright side: there’s never been a better selection of really terrific cellphones. CNBC Contributor David Pogue explains.

  • Twitter

    It'll be a big 2011 for Twitter — the company just closed a new round of $200 million in financing that values the company at $3.7 billion.

  • Twenty companies were represented at the summit, but the "Mad Money" host said he's only interested in three of them.

  • Obama Meets With Twenty Top Business Leaders At The White House

    President Obama is holding a meeting today with 20 prominent business leaders to share ideas on how to grow the economy and create jobs. Here is a look at how these companies performed since President Obama took office.

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    Nearly half of the 20 CEOs meeting with President Obama Wednesday are from technology and financials services companies, while noticeably absent are big oil and retail and such government-controlled enterprises.

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    A hacker attack on a company’s Web site can be costly, but exactly how much money it takes to repel and recover from a malicious strike is rarely disclosed by besieged companies. The New York Times reports.

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    Love your company? Love your boss? Bet you don't love them as much as Facebook employees love their company and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

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    Yahoo plans to lay off more than 600 employees as soon as Tuesday, CNBC learnt late Monday.

  • Stocks trimmed gains and turned mixed amid light volume Monday as retailers, and technology stocks slipped amid a market generally gaining support from M&A activity and as the market awaited word out of Washington on extending the Bush-era tax cuts. Caterpillar and Chevron rose, while HP fell.