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  • Friday Stock Trades: Media, Wireless & More… Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | 6:51 PM ET

    Marc Harris, co-head of global research at RBC Capital Markets, and Peter Andersen, portfolio manager at Congress Asset Management, told CNBC how investors can prepare their portfolios for the week ahead.

  • Stocks Rise Nearly 1% for Week; Ford Gains Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | 6:00 PM ET

    The Dow pulled off a modest gain Friday, capping a rocky week — and month.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | 4:51 PM ET

    US markets hit the highest levels of 2009 enforcing a summer rally, and turned in the best July since 1989 for the Dow, and 1997 for the S&P and Nasdaq.  Additionally, July was the best monthly performance for the Dow since October, 2002, and April, 2009 for the S&P and Nasdaq.

  • Stocks Pare Gains Amid Economic Worries Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | 3:24 PM ET

    Stocks pared gains Friday afternoon as investors worries about the economy after this week's mixed reports.

  • Stocks Advance After GDP, Clunker News Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | 11:36 AM ET

    Stocks wandered around Friday but seemed to lean higher as investors digested a pair of economic reports and news that the Obama administration wasn't suspending its "cash for clunkers" program.

  • But Can You Trust These Numbers? Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | 9:06 AM ET

    Futures drop on GDP; can "preliminary" numbers really be trusted? Good news! The decline in second quarter GDP was better than expected (down 1 percent). It's the fourth drop in a row (the longest since quarterly records began in 1947). So why did S&P futures drop about 5 points on the news?

  • Cost cutting and strong brands helped Disney moderate the effects of the downturn and beat analyst expectations. The weak ad market and slower consumer spending on everything from theme park extras to DVDs took their toll.

  • Disney Profit Tops Forecasts, but Revenue Falls Short Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | 5:39 PM ET
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    Walt Disney reported lower quarterly earnings that topped analysts' forecasts, but the company's shares declined in extended trading as its revenue missed predictions.

  • Dow Logs Highest Close Since November Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | 5:33 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Thursday, logging the highest close since November, despite a late-afternoon pullback.

  • What Will Disney Earnings Say About The Economy? Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | 2:48 PM ET
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    Disney reports its fiscal third quarter earnings after the bell today, and the economy downturn is likely to be felt across all its divisions. The weak ad markets will surely take their toll on ABC and the ad-supported cable networks, even ESPN.

  • Stocks Rally, Hold Gains After 7-Year Auction Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | 1:43 PM ET

    Stocks rallied Thursday as investors were encouraged by the latest jobless report and round of corporate earnings.

  • Rally Pushes Dow to Highest Since November Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | 11:08 AM ET

    Stocks rallied Thursday as investors were encouraged by the latest jobless report and round of corporate earnings.

  • Futures Climb After Jobless Report Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | 8:49 AM ET

    Futures indicated a higher open for Wall Street on Thursday as investors were encouraged by the latest jobless report and round of corporate earnings.

  • Take Your Position: Disney Wednesday, 29 Jul 2009 | 5:42 PM ET

    With Disney widely considered a barometer for consumer spending, could the company move markets after it reports on Thursday?

  • 11 Buying Opportunities in Media Stocks Wednesday, 29 Jul 2009 | 4:48 PM ET

    Doug Creutz of Cowen & Company and David Joyce at Miller Tabak offered CNBC their investment advice.

  • Duking it Out This Earnings Season Monday, 27 Jul 2009 | 2:59 PM ET

    Not since Michael Phelps captured his record eighth Olympic gold medal has a nation been so captivated by a single broadcast event. What am I referring to? Friday's fine edition of "Options Action", of course.

  • 'G-Force' Topples 'Harry Potter' at Box Office Sunday, 26 Jul 2009 | 2:45 PM ET

    An elite squad of guinea pigs has worked its own brand of magic at the box office, taking the No. 1 spot from boy wizard Harry Potter.

  • Earnings Microscope Turns to Supermarket Aisle Saturday, 25 Jul 2009 | 9:55 PM ET

    Investors are looking for glimmers of economic hope in the everyday basics, from cereal to pens to cleaning supplies.

  • Corporate earnings will serve as a tailwind for the stock market in the week ahead, but gains could be constrained after an 11 percent run in just two weeks.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 5:19 PM ET

    All the major US indexes were up 4% or greater for the week, after closing roughly flat for the day on Friday. The Dow crossed and remained above 9,000 on Friday, posting its best 2-week percent gain since late March 2000.