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  • 10 Cash Rich Companies Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 4:26 PM ET
    Corporations hold cash for a variety of reasons, including timing the price of growth-related assets, running day-to-day operations, conducting acquisitions, holding for future investment or acting as a precaution against market uncertainty. If a company holds more cash or highly liquid assets as a large proportion of its total assets - and relative to its peers - investors may draw insight into the size and scope of a company’s future investments. To get an idea of the companies that are holdin

    To get an idea of the companies that are holding the most cash, the CNBC analytics team looked at cash and short term investments held by S&P 500 companies. Here's the list.

  • 4 Sectors Likely to Thrive With an Improving Economy Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 12:52 PM ET
    The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, Orlando, FL

    Just how strong is the U.S. economy right now? Good question.  Tough answer. We picked four specific segments of the consumer economy and are taking a look inside the stocks to find some answers. Hotels. Restaurants. Theme parks. Appliances.

  • S&P 500 Earnings: Financials Outperform Thursday, 23 Feb 2012 | 3:11 PM ET

    Compared to the same period a year ago, financial and utility companies have taken the lead, showing EPS growth above 17 percent, respectively.

  • HP, Dell Watch Rising China Labor Costs for Apple Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 11:29 PM ET
    Employees work on the assembly line at Hon Hai Group's Foxconn plant in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China.

    Hewlett-Packard and Dell are keeping a close eye on a big jump in wages for workers that assemble Apple's iPhone in China, and could be forced to nudge up prices for their own products if labor costs keep rising.

  • First Music, Now Films Caught in End of Obsolescence Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | 1:20 PM ET
    Box office

    It seems that the end of obsolescence is back for more blood. This time its unwary victim is the film industry.

  • Trademarks Take On New Importance in Internet Era Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | 12:02 PM ET
    Pretzel Crisps

    Brand experts and trademark lawyers say the value of simple, easily understood brand names has escalated in the Internet era because consumers are more likely to find such products while doing searches on the Web.

  • A number of hedge funds reported their holdings as of the end of the fourth quarter in 13F filings last week. Some stocks became battlefields as management judgment and oversight of accounting requirements came into question. TheStreet.com details some of these battleground stocks.

  • Retail's Changing. So Should You. Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | 10:15 AM ET
    retail sales

    Small retailers are in serious trouble. All over America, they have been pushed to the brink of extinction. The assault began with mall stores and continued with big-box super stores, but the final blow may come from aggressive Internet merchants.

  • Apple's Legal Woes in China Offer Hope to Rivals Monday, 20 Feb 2012 | 6:09 PM ET
    Apple iPad

    Apple's legal row over its iPad trademark in China creates a window of opportunity for rivals such as Lenovo Group and Samsung Electronics as they try to chip away at the U.S. firm's dominance of the potentially vast Chinese tablet market.

  • Amazon Stock Price Still Cheap, Steve Grasso Says Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 7:33 PM ET

    Amazon stock lagged Thursday, but trader Steve Grasso remained bullish on the online retail giant.

  • Amazon, The Laggard: Buy, Sell, or Hold?  Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 5:23 PM ET

    Amazon shares fell 5% on the heels of a Morgan Stanley downgrade. Is this a buying opportunity for investors? The Fast Money crew has the trade on the tech giant.

  • Dow, Nasdaq Finish at Multi-Year Highs Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 4:39 PM ET

    Stocks ended near session highs Thursday, with the Dow and Nasdaq logging multi-year highs, fueled by robust economic news and as the euro rebounded against the dollar following reports the euro zone central banks agreed to exchange their existing Greek bonds for new ones.

  • What's Shaking: Wednesday's Early Movers Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 8:27 AM ET

    Take a look at some of Wednesday morning's early movers:

  • Amazon Could Mean Trouble for Best Buy, Others Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 2:16 PM ET

    Brick-and-mortar retailers in electronics and home furnishings face growing pressure as online giant Amazon grows in those areas.

  • Where the ‘One Percent’ Live Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 9:28 AM ET
    UHNW population: 1,855 With an UHNW population that nearly doubles that of Atlanta, Dallas is home to 1,855 individuals worth at least $30 million, according to Wealth-X. The Dallas area is home to major companies like AT&T, Dean Foods, Texas Instruments and Southwest Airlines. Some of the richest residents include billionaire and former presidential candidate H. Ross Perot, oil magnate Ray Lee Hunt and leveraged buyout billionaire Harold Simmons.

    Who are the one percent, and where are they from? According to Wealth-X, the United States is home to 57,860 such individuals. Find out which cities they call home.

  • Whitney Houston’s Music Sales Surge Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 4:54 PM ET
    Whitney Houston

    Whitney Houston may be gone, but she certainly isn’t forgotten. In fact, people are thinking about—and buying—her music now more than ever.

  • Erasing the Boundaries Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 1:41 PM ET
    Tablet

    In the old days, you listened to music on your iPod while exercising. During an idle moment at the office you might use Google on your Microsoft Windows PC to search for the latest celebrity implosion.

  • Erasing the Boundaries Monday, 13 Feb 2012 | 9:28 AM ET
    Tablet

    In order to compete, tech companies are launching ‘coordinated’ gadgets that service multiple consumption habits, be it listening to music, watching movies, or making phone calls, the New York Times reports.

  • Sony to Set Plans for Whitney Houston Catalog Sunday, 12 Feb 2012 | 10:42 PM ET
    Whitney Houston

    Sony Music executives will meet this week in New York to determine a strategy for marketing the nine albums, soundtracks and compilations that feature Whitney Houston, the pop singer who died on Saturday at age 48, according to two people familiar with the plans.

  • Gene Munster Expects Apple Growth, Dividend Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 4:12 PM ET

    As Apple stock climbed toward $500 per share, one widely followed Internet analyst remained bullish on certain tech stocks.