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    The Justice Department has begun an investigation into whether the recruiting practices of some of the largest technology companies violated antitrust laws, according to two people with knowledge of the investigation, the New York Times reported.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • The Dow Industrials briefly turned positive for the year earlier this morning. WAHOO! But wait…the S&P 500 turned positive for 2009 nearly one month ago and is now up over 4.5% this year. So why the performance lag in the Dow (compared to the S&P)?

  • With the exit of Citigroup and GM from the Dow, new comers Cisco and Travelers bring some heft back into the index.  As of Monday's close, the price weighted index is taking out $4.44 (combined price of Citi and GM) and adding in $61.41 (CSCO + TRV).  Here's how this change will impact the weight of the remaining 28 stocks of the Dow.

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    The S&P 500 rose above its 200-day moving average for the first time since May 2008 on an intraday basis, sending a major signal to the bulls.

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    Stocks ended higher Thursday as crude prices climbed after an inventory pare-down and the results of the Treasury bond auction eased concerns about government debt.

  • The Treasury market took the government's latest 7-year note auction in stride, compared to Wednesday's wild action.

  • Energy shares pushed the Dow higher on Thursday with the price of crude oil jumping by $1. Is higher oil good for markets -- or bad?

  • Since the beginning of the year, many companies have seen their market cap more than doubled, while others have seen sharp drops in the valuation of their companies.

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    Treasury bonds were firmer and trading quietly on Thursday compared with yesterday's wild action, though the market is awaiting the government's 7-year note auction this afternoon.

  • Stocks rebounded Thursday as crude prices climbed after inventories were pared more than expected. Stocks had gotten off to a wobbly start as investors juggled a bleak report on new-home sales with any optimism from the unexpected drop in jobless claims and GM's deal with bondholders.

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    The stock market is watching the bond market, wary a spike in interest rates will derail a fragile economic recovery and snuff the market's rally.

  • Stocks finished near session lows Wednesday as rising bond yields on government debt raised concern that borrowing costs are going to start going up and tamp down the economic recovery.

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    The oil market has stopped taking its cues from stocks and the dollar for the moment to focus on what's being said in Vienna ahead of Thursday's OPEC meeting.

  • Stocks got a quick pop Wednesday after a report showed existing-home sales rose in April  but quickly retreated as the previous day's optimism faded and GM stirred anxiety in the market. But tech stocks gained, sending the Nasdaq into positive territory.

  • Stocks got a quick pop Wednesday after a report showed existing-home sales rose in April  but quickly retreated as the previous day's optimism faded and GM stirred anxiety in the market. But tech stocks gained, sending the Nasdaq into positive territory.

  • Futures pared earlier gains Wednesday to indicate a mixed open for Wall Street as optimism from the previous day's consumer confidence data dwindled and was replaced by anxiety about what looks like certain bankruptcy for General Motors.

  • The big number for markets Wednesday is April's existing home sales, which should tell the story of a weak spring selling season.  

  • The pundits may think they know why stocks soared today, but they’d be wrong.

  • There are a number of signs that the economy is strengthening, said Russ Koesterich, head of investment strategy at Barclays Global Investors.