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Stocks tumbled Wednesday with the Dow closing in bear market territory. What's the "Word on the Street?"
From mainframes to minicomputers and then PCs, each new computing generation has displaced its predecessor by reaching a broader audience and costing far less. And each time, the dominant company in one generation loses control in the next.
This might be more a leap of faith, but it's a leap worth considering for both Intel and Apple, especially after the blogs have been awash this week about speculation over Intel's resistance to upgrade 80,000 employee computers to Microsoft's Vista.
Wall Street can be a fickle place, and as investors wonder where they ought to park their money while they ride out the economic volatility gripping the country right now, they may want to harken back to some oldies but goodies: Apple Inc., Google, Research in Motion and Amazon.
Stocks fell sharply Tuesday as a warning from Goldman Sachs that banks may need to raise another $65 billion rippled through the market, offsetting any positive impact from Goldman's earnings.
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The Dow tumbled badly Friday after oil shot up more than $11 to a new record. What's the "Word on the Street?"
Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Dell and Schering-Plough popped while Boeing and Children's Place dropped.
If the jobs report and other data confirm the past week's decent numbers and if oil doesn't throw a wrench in the works, stocks could start June on a strong note.
Oil dominated the news again during the week, though crude prices fell back for a change. Economic data also moved the markets, which finished up for the week.
Next week could be the biggest week for oil and other commodities in years, says Guy Adami. What's the "Word on the Street?"
For the week ending Friday, May 30, 2008, the markets finished up, with all major indices increasing ~1.3% or higher for the week. Only the Dow declined for the month, shedding 1.42%. The NASDAQ reached its third consecutive monthly gain , up 4.55% for the month. The markets were encouraged by better than expected earnings from retailers and strong results from Dell. U.S. GDP for 1Q also helped lift stocks up, as it rose 0.9% at an annual rate , better than the previous estimate. Crude Oil also retreated to lower levels.
Stocks closed higher, led by technology shares, ending the a holiday-shortened week in the positive.
To give investors an edge, CNBC asked the market experts where investors should be placing their bets ahead of the weekend.
Stocks moved higher on positive earnings in technology and a report that inflation appeared to be moderating.
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Dell shares were trading higher before the market's open on strong earnings and an upgrade to buy from Merrill Lynch.
Dell up 8 percent pre-open on a stronger than expected report. But oil is up, bonds are reversing their recent decline, and other metals like gold and copper are up slightly today, though a modest dollar rally continues.