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Stocks closed higher after another volatile day as gains in technology stocks and a huge drop in oil prices boosted the major averages.
FAST MONEY IN THE BIG APPLE: The Fast Money five will ring in the opening of 2007 trading at the NASDAQ this morning. Our Dylan Ratigan and company will share their market insights every night at 8 pm, starting next Monday. Meanwhile...stocks in the U.S. look set to spring higher at the open on the first trading day of the New Year.
Chip-maker Intel said it would not object to a court order to produce documents related to its international business practices, as part of an antitrust case filed by rival Advanced Micro Devices.
There will be plenty of news for investors to digest with several Dow heavyweights, including General Electric, Procter & Gamble, and Hewlett-Packard, all hosting analyst meetings this week.