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  • With stocks rallying for over 2 months now, dividend yields continue to fall back to Earth.  The average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has fallen nearly 30% since the rally began in early March.  See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.

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    With nearly 14 million Americans unemployed, a growing number of people are competing for a dwindling number of job openings, allowing some employers to drive down pay and benefits for new hires.

  • Two experts, Stephen Mauzy at S.P. Mauzy & Associates and Mike Rubino of Rubino Financial shared their outlook on the economy and where investors should put their money.

  • Stocks turned lower on Thursday as bank stocks backed off their early rally. Fed Reserve Chairman Bernanke said increasing the effectiveness of bank supervision is a "top priority" for the Fed. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner sought to ease fears about the results by saying that none of the banks being tested face the risk of insolvency.

  • In yesterday's extension of the current rally, three more Dow stocks crossed above their 200-day moving averages.  There are now seven stocks on the Dow above this technical threshold. 

  • Experts Edward Yardeni, president of Yardeni Research, and Paul Alan Davis, senior portfolio manager of Charles Schwab, explained their optimism toward the stock market and they advised investors to start buying stocks.

  • All major US indices end April on a positive note.  The NASDAQ Composite led the gains among all three major indices, up 12.35%.

  • Forget politics. Cramer has a better way to judge the president's performance: stocks.

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    As we approach the 100th day in office for President Obama this week, many will debate the success of the new administration's efforts.  While not directly correlated, here are the stock's that have gained and lost the most since history was made this past election.

  • Is there a floor under the market? Stocks this week are acting like there is. Forget about financials, this is the week when big industrial names are reporting, and as anticipated the guidance is cautious.

  • Stocks ended higher Tuesday as investors were encouraged by comments from Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner that most banks are well capitalized.

  • Stocks turned mixed Tuesday as another wave of disappointing earnings news weighed on the market but tech stocks shined bright.

  • The markets are poised for another weak open following a big round of earnings reports this morning. The earnings picture was far from pretty too, with many companies, from large industrials to regional banks, showing continued weakness in business conditions over the past quarter.

  • US stock index futures turned lower ahead of the open Tuesday after key corporate earnings sounded a note of caution for investors.

  • CNBC's 20th Anniversary

    20 years ago today – on April 17, 1989 – the Consumer News and Business Channel launched. And how the network has evolved – from showing how to cook chicken in a microwave on the first day of broadcasting to covering the current global economic crisis over the past year.

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    The S&P 500 closed modestly higher on Monday with investors betting that big banks will post at least decent quarterly results. And after hours Goldman did far more than that...

  • With stocks rallying for 5 weeks in a row now, dividend yields are falling back to Earth.  The average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has fallen over 25% since the rally began in early March.  See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.

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    The S&P 500 closed higher Tuesday, with stocks recording their best month since 2002.

  • As we enter the last trading day of the month and quarter, here are some of the best and worst performers for the period.

  • After a seesaw day yesterday, the Dow Industrials, S&P 500, and Nasdaq Composite are still posting strong weekly gains. As of Wednesday’s close, the Dow is up 6.5%, the S&P is up 5.9%, the Nasdaq is up 4.9% on the week, putting them well on track for gains for the third straight week.