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  • Digesting Earnings: Revenue Growth is Key Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | 3:14 AM ET
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    We are fast leaving behind the time that beating earnings because of cost efficiencies is sufficient to justify current multiples. Revenue growth must also return.

  • US Factory Reports Could Hold Key For a Bull Market Sunday, 18 Oct 2009 | 9:32 AM ET

    There are signs the nation's factories are stirring from one of the worst recessions in decades.  If nothing else, hints of a rebound at big industrial firms will boost the stock market and lift people's 401ks.

  • Dow 10,000, We Hardly Knew Ya' Friday, 16 Oct 2009 | 5:22 PM ET

    The Dow closed below 10,000 on Friday after disappointing results from GE and BofA suggested the road to economic recovery will be bumpy.

  • Flu Fears Mean 24/7 Production for Mask Makers Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | 9:54 AM ET

    Workers are fighting the flu around the clock at the Alpha Pro Tech factory in Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Stocks End Lower as Consumer Mood Sours Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 5:51 PM ET

    Stocks pushed higher Tuesday but investors were tentative after Monday's M&A-inspired rally.

  • Expect 11% Upside From This Dow Component: Analyst Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | 12:46 PM ET

    3M has soared almost 80 percent since the March market low, and recently hit its 52-week high. Where's the stock headed? Deane Dray, senior diversified industrials analyst at FBR Capital Markets, shared his views on the company.

  • New Highs Abound, Small Caps Rally Wednesday, 16 Sep 2009 | 9:45 AM ET

    The markets continued to inch up yesterday, posting gains for the seventh time in 8 days and are looking up again this morning on the open.  While the Dow and S&P have mostly been up fractionally on those days over the past couple of weeks – string together those smaller gains, and notice they have rallied a notable 4% and 6%, respectively, since September 2.

  • Web Extra: Industrials New Market Leader? Monday, 14 Sep 2009 | 6:03 PM ET

    With 3M nearing its 52-week high, how should you play industrials, which are arguably the new market leader?

  • Stocks Stage Late Afternoon Reversal Monday, 14 Sep 2009 | 5:23 PM ET

    Both the Dow and S&P closed in positive territory with optimism about potential M&A deals trumping concerns about trade friction between the United States and China.

  • Slow & Steady Gains In Stocks Wednesday, 9 Sep 2009 | 5:22 PM ET

    Stocks closed higher for a fourth straight day on Wednesday, sending the S&P 500 to its best finish so far this year.

  • GE Upgraded to Overweight by JP Morgan Tuesday, 8 Sep 2009 | 6:36 AM ET

    JP Morgan raised General Electric to overweight from neutral Tuesday, when it also raised the company's price target.

  • Time for Rotation? Friday, 28 Aug 2009 | 12:20 PM ET

    Time for rotation?  Stock market bifurcates in 2009, but some argue to look for big names with no action.

  • Prep For Recovery With These 5 Stocks: Strategist Friday, 14 Aug 2009 | 9:26 AM ET

    Take your cash out from the sidelines because "there’s still a lot of stocks we can put money into today," said Robert Millen, co-portfolio manager at Jensen Portfolio.

  • CPI Details: Where the costs are rising Friday, 14 Aug 2009 | 9:17 AM ET

    The Consumer Price Index was unchanged for the month of July from June, while the core CPI rate, excluding energy and food, rose 0.1%. On a year-over-year basis, consumer prices were down 2.1%, marking their sharpest decline since 1950.

  • S&P Closes Above 1,000 Amid Economic Hopes Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 4:48 PM ET

    Stocks rallied to their highest closes since November Monday following encouraging economic reports from the U.S. and abroad and following news that auto sales got a boost from the "Cash for Clunkers" program.

  • S&P Hits 1,000 as Oil Tops $71 Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 2:20 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Monday after a pair of encouraging reports on the manufacturing sector, plus strong bank earnings out of Europe and expectations for strong auto sales. The S&P briefly topped 1,000, a level it hasn't seen since November.

  • Stocks Rally on Factory Reports; Ford Jumps Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 10:08 AM ET

    Stocks got a quick pop at the open Monday after some strong bank earnings out of Europe and expectations that auto sales will show a boost from the "Cash for Clunkers" program. But the rally quickly fizzled.

  • Futures Gain as Europe Stocks Hit 1-Year High Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 9:06 AM ET

    Stock index futures indicated a strong opening for Wall Street Monday, helped by European markets that hit a broader-index high for the year on better-than-expected bank earnings.

  • Farrell: Ok, I Was Wrong, But.... Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 10:54 AM ET

    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.

  • Dow Soars Past 9,000; Nasdaq Logs 12th Win Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 4:52 PM ET

    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.