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  • Stocks ended sharply higher after rallying throughout the session Thursday as an upbeat report on jobless claims and falling oil prices led investors to retrace losses from earlier in the week ahead of a key jobs report on Friday. Caterpillar and Bank of America gained.

  • What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • Compass Minerals up another 2 percent today, to an historic high. Also: Why the rally in HMOs?

  • China raised the reserve requirement ratio (the amount of money banks must keep on reserve). This comes ahead of that country's November CPI data, due to be released tomorrow. Also: United Technologies (UTX) provided guidance for 2011 that was moderately below consensus

  • Stocks took a breather Monday after hitting two-year highs last week, as the dollar rose amid worries over European sovereign debt troubles. Boeing and Home Depot fell, while BofA and HP rose.

  • Stocks took a breather Monday after hitting two-year highs last week, as the dollar rose amid worries over European sovereign debt troubles. Boeing and Home Depot fell, while BofA and HP rose.

  • Stocks were mostly lower Monday as the dollar rose amid concerns over European soveign debt troubles ahead of a meeting of G-20 leaders that will address currency policies.  Boeing and Home Depot slipped, while HP rose.

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    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • Stocks pared losses in the last few minutes of the session to end higher capping a stellar week for the markets marked by Republican gains in Congress, the Fed's decision to pump more money into the economy, and a surprising strong jobs report.  Alcoa and JPMorgan rose.

  • Stocks pared losses but remained mixed in the last minutes of Friday's session as stronger-than-expected U.S. job gains in October failed to continue a rally that led stocks to two-year highs on Thursday. Kraft and Merck fell, Alcoa rose.

  • Stocks were mixed and the dollar rose a day after the markets surged to two-year highs, as investors absorbed the meaning of a surprising surge in payrolls in the wake of the Federal Reserve plans to pump more money into the economy. Kraft fell, BofA surged.

  • President Obama, who looked like a chastised puppy in his press conference, was just given an early Christmas present: nonfarm payrolls not only rose 151,000, some 90,000 more than consensus, but the prior month showed a healthy upward revision, from a loss of 95,000 to a loss of 41,000. It was the first gain since May.

  • Stock index futures were mixed as the dollar rose after the government reported a surprising surge in October nonfarm payrolls.

  • Job seekers wait in line to have their résumés reviewed at the second annual Anaheim/Orange County Job Fair.

    The October employment report is not expected to show much in the way of new job growth, but the euphoria over Fed easing may trump any concern in markets Friday.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Friday, Nov. 5

  • While some think gridlock could be good for the markets, one analyst said Republican control could hurt some stocks.

  • The new SEC rules on the single stock circuit breakers were published today in the Federal Register. This now begins a 10-day public commentary period, which are due on or before June 3, 2010. Elsewhere, this has all the characteristics of a quiet summer day; but given the recent volatility, that is being greeted with relief rather than yawns.

  • The market had every reason to sell-off recently. We had renewed worries about Greece, a higher dollar, and Treasury auctions. So why isn't the damage worse?

  • Stocks picked up again in the final hour of trading after the Federal Reserve said it would continue to keep interest rates low for "an extended period."

  • Stock index futures remained true to recent form before the bell Tuesday, little changed compared with fair value ahead of the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates later in the day.