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  • Stocks went four for four Friday in a dramatic win that delivered stocks their best week since November.

  • Although the recent euphoria has waned somewhat, the market surged upward this week on hopes that the nation's leading banks were turning a corner.

  • Stocks opened slightly higher Friday amid some much-needed good news from banks.

  • Andrew Busch

    As we get underway in the US, I have to think back to last week when US President Barack Obama told us all to go long equities. "Buying stocks is potentially a good deal if you have a long term perspective on it."

  • What a week: Dow up 8.2 percent, S&P up 9.9 percent, NASDAQ up 10.2 percent through Thursday...the best week since November, and only the third weekly advance in the last 15 weeks!

  • Futures pointed to a fourth straight session of gains Friday amid some much-needed good news from banks.

  • New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, Rep. Barney Frank and other lawmakers are discussing a plan to link executive pay to the long-term performance of companies, the Wall Street Journal said.

  • The market's strongest three-day advance since November is inspiring confidence that stocks still have room to run.

  • Even better: Events that could push the Dow up another 1,000 points.

  • Carter Worth, Market Technician from Oppenhiemer, takes a look at the down-trends and breaks down what it means for the markets.

  • Stocks rose for the third day straight on Thursday, marking the biggest three-day gain since November. Markets were up across the board, led by Bank of America and General Electric.

  • Thursday: Confessed mega-swindler Bernie Madoff pleaded guilty to fraud. Warren Buffett slipped from the "World's Richest Billionaire" slot. Apple flew in the face of grim retail prognostication and said it'd preview new iPhone software next week. It was reported that U.S. mortgage rates slipped last week; and Standard & Poor's downgraded General Electric* from its triple-A rating to AA-plus -- but GE's shares soared on a better-than-expected outlook. CNBC heard from experts who warned that AIG is a "boil" that "needs to be lanced" and called a market bottom — of sorts.

  • Plus, Cramer makes the call on Goldman Sachs, General Electric, Apple, Citigroup and more.

  • Stocks bounced back after a rocky start Thursday as oil prices rebounded and investors were cheered by a better-than-expected retail-sales.

  • On the heels of a new report that foreclosures are not in fact abating, as some banking on moratoria and modifications might have expected, I sat down this morning for an interview with the president of Mortgage, Home Equity & Insurance Services at Bank of America.

  • An across-the-board rally in stocks, Treasuries and commodities. This hasn't happened in a while. What does it mean?

  • This school of investing is the one thing working in this market.

  • Futures started the day lower Thursday but pared losses after a better-than-expected report on retail sales.

  • In breaking news CNBC's Charlie Gasparino reveals that NY Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has accused Merrill Lynch of misleading Congress.

  • Citigroup's report of a profitable start to 2009 notwithstanding, earnings in the financial sector have been dreadful. So why is Fifth Third Asset Management's Mary Jane Matts so enthusiastic about financials?