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  • For the week ending Friday, March 28, 2008 the US Markets ended mixed after starting on a high note Monday extending last week's market rally.  The winning streak came to an end on Tuesday when the Dow closing down for the first time in three sessions.  The NASDAQ had the strongest performance of the week managing a positive gain despite weak earnings from Oracle  and poor performance from Google .  Economic data dragged on the markets with consumer sentiment and confidence at low levels and negative housing data.-Next week the markets will watch Friday's jobs report for evidence of recession, and any revisions on guidance as we move into earnings season.   Alcoa kicks off "official" earnings season on Monday, April 7th after the bell.  The big companies for next week all hit on Wednesday with RIM  , Monsanto  and Best Buy all reporting earnings.

  • Stocks closed lower Friday after a profit warning from J.C. Penney, which renewed fears about slower consumer spending. Financials and techs caved in after earlier attempts to rally.

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    Today's numbers on personal income and outlays shows more tightening of the consumer wallet, the leading component of the US economy.  Consumer spending, which represents ~70% of GDP, hit a 17-month low in February.  See how this compares to the long term trends...

  • Stocks advanced Friday, boosted by benign inflation data and an upgrade on Lehman Brothers.

  • Stocks rose at the opening bell as the market weighed benign inflation data with a weak outlook from J.C. Penney.

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    "No one rings the bell at the bottom, but I think I hear a bell ringing," BlackRock's Bob Doll told CNBC.

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    Break out the spandex, the high waisted pants with big belts and the big jewelry--but keep the spiral perms please. Not since the betamax-vhs battles of the 1980s have the tech and entertainment wars over video format been this heated.

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    Stocks take off after better-than-expected earnings from Lehman and Goldman and go higher still on another Fed rate cut. Also, breaking news on the Visa IPO and more.

  • Dell

    Dell the world's second-biggest personal computer maker, expects its growth to outrun the overall industry's, with Asia leading the trend, founder and CEO Michael Dell said on Tuesday.

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    Don’t listen to the retail bears. Some of the best consumer names are trading at such cheap valuations that it would be foolish not to take a look.

  • If you're looking for stocks that can weather the current market storm, a professor at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business could have a screener worth your while.

  • Stocks declined Tuesday, with financials taking a beating after news of more fallout from the subprime mess at Citigroup. Energy stocks also fell as oil prices receded.

  • Find me an analyst or an investor who's excited about this week's same store sales results. Literally, the expectations are so low for this first month of the first quarter, that any indication of a rosier March may cause volatility around share prices when the nation's biggest stores report same store sales results for the month of February on this Thursday.

  • Stocks declined Tuesday after dismal corporate news about Intel and Citigroup.

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    It's clear that Michael Dell's honeymoon period is over, and that investors are looking for tangible results from the turnaround strategy he has implemented since returning to his namesake company as CEO. The question though is whether this is merely a dead-cat bounce, or whether Dell is truly beginning to turn things around.

  • U.S. stocks opened higher Tuesday, led by energy as supply disruptions boosted oil prices.

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    Japan's Toshiba waved the white flag in the home movie war, giving up on its HD DVD format after losing the support of key studios and retailers to  Blu-ray technology backed by Sony.

  • U.S. stocks opened higher Tuesday, led by energy as supply disruptions boosted oil prices.

  • Toshiba flat-panel televisions.

    Shares of Toshiba jumped 5 percent on Monday as analysts applauded the company's expected move to abandon its HD DVD format, leaving Blu-ray technology backed by Sony to become the standard for the next-generation DVD.

  • Toshiba flat-panel televisions.

    Toshiba is planning to give up on its HD DVD format for high definition DVDs, conceding defeat to the competing Blu-Ray technology backed by Sony, a company source said on Saturday.