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  • Stocks rallied Friday amid hope that the worst is over for financials and after solid earnings from multinationals.

  • The week started out poorly, with Wachovia Bank disappointing, and creating fears that the financials would simply fall apart. It didn't happen; Merrill Lynch and Citi reported big writedowns and poor earnings;

  • Stocks soared Friday amid renewed hope that the worst is over for financials and solid earnings from the industrial and tech sectors.

  • U.S. stocks opened sharply higher Friday as a string of powerful earnings reports showed blue-chip corporate strength that belied fears of a crumbling economy.

  • U.S. stocks opened sharply higher Friday as a string of powerful earnings reports showed blue-chip corporate strength that belied fears of a crumbling economy.

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    Advanced Micro Devices posted its sixth consecutive quarterly net loss as it bleeds market share to far larger rival Intel.

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    Shares of major semiconductor companies and telecom equipment firms rose Wednesday morning as solid a first-quarter report and outlook from chip maker Intel lifted both sectors.

  • Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Intel reported lower earnings that matched analysts' estimates, but the company's shares took off in late trading as it gave guidance that was higher than expected.

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    The pressure was on the world's largest chipmaker and judging by the company's outlook, Intel did not disappoint. The company reported 25 cents a share in EPS on $9.67 billion, essentially in line with Wall Street expectations.

  • Exterior view of Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    The key number behind (underneath?) Intel's bottom line: gross profit margins. Read on to see what else you should watch in this afternoon's key earnings report.

  • Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    With Intel, the bad news is already baked in, and that's leading many analysts to expect good things from the company at the close today. Funny how when a company lowers its own expectations, and is now expected to at least meet them that it translates into "good news" for Wall Street.

  • Intel reports earnings Tuesday after the bell. Since the past few months have been a bit of a wild ride for the chip maker, what should you expect?

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    Earnings season has been glum so far -- but Frederick Lane is investing optimistically. The chairman and chief executive of Lane Berry & Co. shared his market outlook and trading advice with CNBC.

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    It's so easy to paint investing with broad brushstrokes, and say "tech" is strong, or "tech" is bad, but with Intel, IBM, eBay and Google all reporting this week, we get to remind ourselves that the sector is made up of individual stocks and individual industries.

  • Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Wall Street should brace for a round of profit warnings from U.S. technology companies this results season, as consumers and businesses rein in spending amid a weaker economy and record energy prices. The world's largest microchip company, Intel Corp spacer , kicks things off for the sector Tuesday, followed by top computer services provider IBM spacer Wednesday and Web search leader Google Inc spacer Thursday.

  • Stock fell sharply Friday, led by industrials and techs, as General Electric's earnings miss cast a gloomy haze over earnings season. The Dow finished down 2.3 percent for the week, while the S&P shed 2.7 percent and the Nasdaq lost 3.4 percent.

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    Plus, Intel drags down tech, breaking news from American Airlines and UPS and much more.

  • Short-dated U.S. Treasury debt prices gained Tuesday on firming expectations for Federal Reserve interest rate cuts in the face of a sagging economy.

  • The news was not particularly good today, and so a modest drop was certainly a decent performance. Consider: 1) semis weak on AMD's poor guidance 2) materials mixed on Alcoa below estimates 3) Fed minutes full of concern about economic slowdown

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    What's the best way to play the anemic tech sector? Stick with what's working.