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Stocks Cisco Systems Inc

  • With economic weakness triggering Thursday's sell-off, should you take profits now. Or is the market about to bounce?

  • Technology bellwether Cisco reported earnings and sales on Wednesday that topped analysts’ expectations. Does this signal better news for the rest of the sector? David Eiswert, vices president and portfolio manager at T. Rowe Price Associates shared his favorite tech plays.

  • Cisco Systems chairman and CEO John Chambers speaks during a press event at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    The US economy, led by a surge in corporate spending on equipment, has moved into the second phase of the recovery and will soon lead to job growth, John Chambers, CEO of Cisco, told CNBC Thursday.

  • American billionaire and president of Kynikos Associates, James Chanos joined the "Squawk Box" team, offering his perspectives on Cisco, China and Greece.

  • Cisco's outlook is considered a barometer for the whole tech industry, even the whole economy. But no matter how optimistic CEO John Chambers is, traders aren't convinced a correction can be avoided here.

  • Futures fell sharply Thursday after a surprise jump in jobless claims, a disappointing signal on the employment front ahead of Friday's jobs report.

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    Cisco's better-than-expected earnings could put some life into tech Thursday. Investors will also digest Toyota earnings, jobless claims and chain store sales data.

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    Results improved at the computer networking company and outpaced analysts' forecasts, prompting CEO John Chambers to say "we are entering the second phase of the economic recovery."

  • Cisco and Visa both reported better-than-expected earnings after the bell on Wednesday. So does this signal an upward movement for markets? Jeff Hussey, chief investment officer of fixed income at Russell Investment Group shares his views.

  • In the wake of Cisco earnings, what’s next for tech? Find out what chart patterns suggests from top tech analyst Todd Gordon.

  • After the bell, the traders sifted through the latest results from Cisco. Is it safe to say the strong results bode well for the rest of the sector?

  • A fountain is shown at the entrance to Cisco Systems headquarters in San Jose, California.

    The company reported 40 cents a share against the 35 cents expected; but arguably the bigger story here is the significant beat on the topline: Cisco reported $9.8 billion versus the $9/.4 billion expected.

  • Stocks snapped a two-day winning streak Wednesday after tepid reports on employment and the services sector. Pfizer, Merck and Home Depot were the biggest decliners on the Dow.

  • On Wednesday, disappointing earnings sent investors running for the exits stopping a comeback dead in its tracks. Is the correction back; what should you be watching?

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    International markets were supposed to be the place to make money in 2010, but so far have failed to live up to their billing.  But does that mean that the multinational story is dead? 

  • Stocks struggled Wednesday after tepid reports on employment and the services sector.

  • When I sat down with Cisco CEO John Chambers at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month, he had a powerful story to tell: A plan to transform Cisco in a vertical, enterprise and consumer powerhouse 7 years in the making, was ready to pay dividends in 2010.

  • Technology bellwether Cisco is expected to announce fiscal-second quarter earnings results after the bell. Jason Ader, analyst at William Blair & Company and Simon Leopold, communications equipment analyst at Morgan Keegan & Co shared their analysis on the company.

  • Stocks were set to ease slightly at the opening, following the S&P's best two-day gain since October. But numbers on the employment landscape will likely dictate early sentiment.

  • Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange gather around a Bank of America trading post just prior to the announcement by the Federal Reserve that it had raised a key interest rate for the twelfth consecutive time, Tuesday, November 1, 2005. The Federal Reserve, still concerned about inflation, raised the interest rate to the highest level in more than four years and signaled more increases are likely.  (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

    Stocks on Wall Street could be put to the test Wednesday, after the market notched its best two-day gain in four months.