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  • Stocks rallied Thursday, led by the financials, after fears of contagion from the European debt crisis eased and U.S. jobless claims fell.

  • What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, April 29.

  • According to the White House, improper payments in Medicare and Medicaid programs cost $54 billion in 2009. Some were the result of simple mistakes while others were due to outright fraud

  • Stocks ended higher Tuesday, led by energy and financials. But IBM and Goldman Sachs declined.

  • Insurance premiums will rise under the new health-care legislation because people will opt for more expensive procedures, Aetna CEO and Chairman Ron Williams told CNBC.

  • The Dow briefly popped above 11,000 -- the first time it's reached that mark since September 2008 -- before settling a few points below. Chevron blazed the trail, making energy one of the day's best performers. Palm surged amid takeover rumors.

  • The Dow continued rising toward 11,000 Friday as the dollar fell after a Greek official said the debt-riddled nation has not yet sought financial aid. Energy and consumer discretionary were among the best performers.

  • Stocks gained Friday as commodity prices rose, but still remained below the Dow 11,000 benchmark. Art Hogan, director at Jefferies, shared his market outlook.

  • Stocks advanced Friday as commodity prices rose and the dollar fell after a Greek official said the debt-riddled nation has not yet sought financial aid.

  • If investors want to return value to shareholders, Cramer says, they should increase their dividends.

  • Stocks ended sharply higher Tuesday after a late rally as investors cheered a better-than-expected existing-home sales report. The Dow gained over 100 points, led by Kraft and Pfizer. Health insurers gave back some of its gains after the prior session's rally.

  • The Dow is now up 10 out of 11 days and within striking distance of 11,000. Will the melt-up propel us over this milestone?

  • Stocks pushed higher Tuesday after a $44 billion two-year note auction and a better-than-expected existing-home sales report. Health care gave back some of its gains after the prior session's rally.

  • Despite the lackluster market, there are plenty of ways to profit right now. You just have know where to look.  And the Fast traders see opportunity in commodities!

  • Stocks advanced Tuesday after a report showed existing-home sales fell less than expected last month but health care gave back some of its gains after the prior session's rally.

  • Stocks ended higher Monday, led by health care, as passage of the health-care bill lifted uncertainty surrounding the legislation that was hanging over the market. Citigroup jumped after an analyst upgrade.

  • What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • Stocks bounced back from a lower open Monday as all the uncertainty surrounding the health bill lifted after the House approved it. Merck and Pfizer remained at the front of the Dow pack. Citigroup jumped after an analyst upgrade.

  • The S&P Health Care Index has been seeing a boost from the health care bill. Will the stocks continue to get a lift from the new legislation—and how should you play the sector? Ipsita Smolinski, president and health care analyst at Capitol Street, and Carl McDonald, health care analyst and managed care analyst at Oppenheimer, discussed their views.

  • Stocks opened lower as the dollar gained amid worries about Greece's debt crisis. Health-care stocks were one of the few sectors higher today following the weekend passage of U.S. health-care reform.