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  • U.S. stocks posted their best weekly gain since November 6, 2009, led to the upside by the S&P 500 index, rising 3.13%. Industrial and material stocks were among the best performers this week. 

  • Stocks rose for a third straight day Thursday as an encouraging manufacturing report helped fuel investor optimism about the recovery.

  • U.S. stocks snapped four weeks of consecutive losses, led to the upside by the NASDAQ Composite, posting a gain of 1.98%.  This week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed below the 10,000-mark, its lowest close since November 4, 2009.

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    Stocks struggled — and lost — Wednesday as traders mulled a possible bailout of Greece and the Fed's exit strategy after comments from Bernanke.

  • Stocks opened lower Monday as worries about Europe's debt woes overshadowed a couple of earnings beats. DuPont and Alcoa were the biggest Dow decliners at the open. CIT shares jumped as former Merrill chief John Thain took the helm.

  • U.S. stocks finished the first week of February on a negative note, led to the downside by the Dow Jones Industrial Average.  This week, the Dow broke below the 10,000-mark, trading as low as 9,835.02 on Friday, its lowest level since November 5, 2009.

  • Stocks kicked off February with a rally, after a dismal January, energized by an earnings beat from ExxonMobil and a strong manufacturing report. Alcoa and Exxon led the Dow. Apple gave the Nasdaq a boost but Amazon took a hit.

  • Stocks advanced on the first day of February, energized by an earnings beat from ExxonMobil and a strong manufacturing report.

  • U.S. stocks finished January 2010 on a negative note, with all three major indices posting their worst monthly performance since February 2009. 

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks erased their gains just in time for the closing bell Tuesday as news that the Senate has scheduled a hearing on President Obama's bank proposal for next week rattled the market.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks bounced back Tuesday after a report showed consumer confidence rose for a third straight month.  Travelers led the Dow after beating earnings expectations.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks bounced back Tuesday after a report showed consumer confidence rose for a third straight month.  Travelers led the Dow after beating earnings expectations.

  • Earnings results from Johnson & Johnson, DuPont and Travelers on Tuesday seemed sanguine. How will traders run with the data? Art Cashin, director of floor operations for UBS Financial Services, offered CNBC his stock-market insights.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open for Wall Street Tuesday, with stock markets in Asia and Europe knocked down by news of monetary tightening in China.

  • The bulls took control of key stocks Monday. Do these gains signal the end of the market’s move lower?

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks advanced Monday, rebounding off of their worst week since last March, as worries about Bernanke's confirmation subsided and investors scooped up bargains. Techs advanced ahead of earnings from Apple and Texas Instruments after the bell.

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    So far, nearly 20% of the S&P 500 has reported and 78% of those companies have beaten estimates—but stocks ignored the positives this week.

  • On a week where Alcoa kicked off the earnings season with a miss, oil fell back below $80 per barrel, and the equity markets hit new intraday 52-week highs before losing momentum Friday with a triple digit loss for the Dow, and ended up turning in a negative weekly performance.

  • Markets are digesting mixed economic data over weakness in the jobs market, retail and government efforts to punish bailed-out bankers. Will stocks prove to be resilient and go higher? Paul Schatz, president of Heritage Capital and Andrew Kanaly, chairman of Kanaly Trust Company weighed in.

  • U.S. stocks finished the first trading week of 2010 on a positive note, with the Dow and S&P 500 reaching their highest level in 15-months.