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    There's a huge trend dominating the floor at CES this year, and it's not a new gadget. It's social media.

  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics doesn't release its official jobs report until Friday but there is lots of preamble.

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    As attendnace continues to decline at the tech extravaganza, the buzz here is that the show itself is fighting for relevance and three- and four-day visits by attendees are now more likely overnight affairs. In short, attendance is no longer mandatory.

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    For many people, media is no longer about ownership, but about access. And that means a shift is in order for the next generation of consumer electronics devices.

  • Mitch Singer, chief technology officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment

    At the Consumer Electronics Show, a big high-tech gathering that will begin Wednesday in Las Vegas, Hollywood studios and consumer electronics makers plan to lay out some steps they are taking to simplify the digital future. The New York Times reports.

  • U.S. stocks finished down for the week but up for the year with the S&P and the Dow closing a wildly volatile year up 23% and 19% respectively.  The NASDAQ Composite managed a gain of 44% for the year. 

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    A popular investment strategy suggests buying the ten Dow Jones Industrial Average components with the highest yielding dividends. Here is the list going into 2010.

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    Yes, it’s that time of year again and carbon could make your New Year’s resolutions much more successful—and profitable. A new job, a new career, a new lifestyle?

  • In 2010, invest in stocks that have international exposure. That was the advice from Jeff Krumpelman, lead manager of the dividend growth team at Hillard Lyons Capital Management, and Ken Croft, CIO of Croft Value Fund. They shared their top stock picks for the new year with investors.

  • Best & Worst of the Decade

    Following the sizzling 1990s (the markets’ best decade ever), stocks have had a disappointing decade overall, fizzling in the 2000s.  Here are the best and worst of the Dow.

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    A popular investment strategy suggests buying the ten Dow Jones Industrial Average components with the highest yielding dividends. Here is the list going into 2010.

  • Even into what is a historically weak quarter for the sector.

  • With technology companies busier than usual during this time of the year, which stocks can make you money in 2010? David Garrity, principal of GVA Research, and Roger Kay, president and founder of Endpoint Technologies, shared their views.

  • U.S. stocks finished the week mixed, with the S&P and the Dow posting modest losses, while the NASDAQ Composite managed a gain of 0.98%. 

  • If you think about the Oracle earnings release, it might be even more impressive than it seems. Consider that it has been more than a year since its last acquisition of any real significance, and yet the company was able easily to beat top line forecasts.

  • This should be an intriguing report from Oracle tonight after the bell, and potentially the best argument yet that this sleeper and not-so-gentle-giant is poised for a break-out.

  • The Nasdaq has risen over 40 percent year to date with the help of technology stocks. Bob Turner, CIO and portfolio manager of Turner Investment Partners, said the sector is likely to lead the trend in 2010. He also shared his stock picks with CNBC.

  • U.S. stocks finished the week mixed to flat, with the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average posting modest gains on Friday, following stronger-than expected retail sales and a boost in consumer confidence early this month.   

  • Wayne Kaufman, chief market analyst at John Thomas Financial and David Stepherson, senior portfolio manager at Hardesty Capital Management told investors how to prepare their portfolios for the week ahead.

  • Markets climbed on Thursday after a report showed jobless claims rose but the number of people seeking extended benefits declined. Will stocks continue to rise throughout the year-end? Neil Hennessy, portfolio manager and CIO of Hennessy Funds, and Jack Ablin, Executive VP and CIO of Harris Private Bank, shared their outlooks.