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Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Caterpillar and Hewlett-Packard popped while Dynegy and Accenture dropped.
Dear Mr. Geithner, go pound sand: yesterday, Bank of Florida announced that it was withdrawing its application for TARP funding: "...details of what the government now expects of TARP recipients, and the heightened oversight and cost that may result, have made it clear that the current structure of TARP is no longer in line with our strategic initiatives, which include potential acquisitions," the bank said in a statement.
As March winds down, traders say portfolio reshuffling ahead of the end of the first quarter could mean buying for stocks and more trouble for Treasury bonds.
Among those young people coming of age today, we can see a shift in goals from just a few years ago. Gifting is creative: kids donating their big events for causes rather than spending on lavish parties. There’s less desire among graduates to plunge into big-money-making endeavors rather, there is genuine interest in giving back.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
I haven’t been too impressed with the print advertising Accenture has rolled out since they signed Tiger Woods many years ago.
Forget the days of companies flying employees to exotic locales to rally the troops and strategize.
Bob Doll, vice chairman and global CIO of equities at BlackRock, is calling for double-digit equities growth for 2009. See his top stocks in his top sectors!
Think of infrastructure, and you probably think about bridges and highways, but Jeff Markunas of the RidgeWorth Large Cap Core Equity Fund will remind you that wireless is also infrastructure, and China is involved in a big wireless build-out.
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Jill Smart, an Accenture executive, was skeptical the first time she stepped into her firm’s new videoconferencing room in Chicago for a meeting with a group of colleagues in London. But the videoconferencing technology, known as telepresence, delivered an experience so lifelike, Ms. Smart recalled, that “10 minutes into it, you forget you are not in the room with them,” The New York Times reported.
Conservative spending and high productivity have helped tech stocks thrive in a weak economy, said Scott Kessler, director of the Information Technology Research Group at Standard & Poor's.
CVS, Nike, Darden and Research in Motion are just a few of the names he likes.
Oil dominated the news again during the week, though crude prices fell back for a change. Economic data also moved the markets, which finished up for the week.
To give investors an edge, CNBC asked the market experts where investors should be placing their bets ahead of the weekend.
Uncertain times call for creative, careful investing. That's what Jeff Layman of BKD Wealth Advisors preaches.
Buy stocks with long-term bullish themes, Cramer says. That way you don't have to worry about the short-term volatility in the market.
There's been lots of speculation about why HP is willing to shell out nearly $14 billion for EDS when that company's shares have flat-lined recently. Why spend a 30 percent premium on an also-ran player in services and technology outsourcing?
Hewlett-Packard has struck a deal to buy Electronic Data Systems for $12.6 billion, seeking to boost its technology services business to better compete against market leader IBM.
As stocks suffered through another selloff, CNBC asked for some smart moves for investors.