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  • The shift to state-run health insurance exchanges will likely hurt Cigna and Aetna, according to Charles Boorady from Credit Suisse Investment Research.

  • The stocks and sectors that perform best when inflation hits anywhere in the world, with Thomas Lee, JPMorgan chief U.S. equity strategist.

  • Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks extended gains in the last minutes of trading to end the week on a high note, posting the best week in two months, as traders shrugged off a tepid jobs report to keep the major indices above key benchmarks reached earlier this week.

  • Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks gained slightly Friday as retailers and tech sectors gained strength and traders shrugged off a tepid jobs report to keep the major indices above key benchmarks reached earlier this week. Kraft rose, while JPMorgan fell.

  • Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks fluctuated within a narrow range Friday morning as investors considered a surprisingly small jobs gain in January amid a slew of stronger economic reports out earlier this week.  JPMorgan and Bank of America fell, while Home Depot rose.

  • What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Friday, Feb. 4.

  • US stock index futures rose after the government reported a much smaller-than-expected gain in jobs in January after the Dow recorded its highest closing level since June 19, 2008.

  • Plus, get calls on Vulcan Materials, Allergan, Newmont Mining and more.

  • Stocks rebounded on Monday as investors returned to stocks after a sharp sell-off on Friday, but yet kept a cautious eye on events unfolding in Egypt. Alcoa and Exxon rose, while P&G fell.

  • Stocks added to gains in the final minutes of Monday's session as investors came back to stocks after a sharp sell-off on Friday, but yet kept an eye on events unfolding in Egypt. Alcoa rose, while P&G fell.

  • They're a rare bunch, for sure. But knowing the best among them can make you money.

  • Stocks were mixed Monday as news of a financial bailout for Ireland failed to calm investors worried about debt troubles spreading to other euro zone countries. Robert Doll, chief equity strategist at BlackRock, shared his best plays.

  • Stocks ended higher after an initial rocky response to the Federal Reserve announcement it would buy $600 billion in long-term Treasurys the middle of next year in an effort to stimulate the economy's sluggish growth. HP and Cisco rose, while AmEx and Microsoft fell.

  • Stocks rose after an initial rocky response after the Federal Reserve announced it would buy $600 billion in long-term Treasurys by the end of the second quarter of 2011 in an effort to stimulate the economy's sluggish growth.  HP and Cisco rose, while AmEx and Microsoft fell.

  • Stocks turned negative Wednesday as traders awaited news about the size and scope of the Federal Reserve's anticipated plan to buy bonds to stimulate the economy.  Cisco and HP rose, while Alcoa fell.

  • Stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open for Wall Street Wednesday after news the private sector added more jobs than expected, and a day after Republicans won a substantial number of seats in races nationwide, and took control of the House of Representatives.

  • The New Austerity: be careful what you wish for. Trading desks talking about a piece Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian wrote in the Washington Post this morning...Paul Ryan notwithstanding, it will be a tough time for austerity buffs. It's easy to argue against cap and trade. You can cast symbolic votes to get rid of healthcare reform, but trying to starve the beast by eliminating funding for different parts of it will be a grueling, exhausting slog.

  • U.S. Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner

    Voters swept Democrats from power in the House and strengthened the ranks of Senate Republicans on Tuesday in an election rout that dealt a sharp rebuke to President Obama.

  • Your Money Your Vote - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks ended higher as the mid-term elections were underway and the Federal Reserve began a two-day meeting that is expected to result in a decision to pump more money into the economy. Home Depot and AmEx rose, while JPMorgan fell.

  • Your Money Your Vote - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks held gains as the mid-term elections took place Tuesday and the Federal Reserve began a two-day meeting that is expected to result in a decision to stimulate the economy. Home Depot and AmEx rose, while JPMorgan fell.