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  • Art Cashin: Markets Are 'Forming a Top' Thursday, 5 Aug 2010 | 12:13 PM ET

    New weekly claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, according to a government data Thursday. Stocks seesawed, trimmed their losses after a weak open—then slipped again. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, discussed his insights.

  • Stocks Rise Amid Job Hopes; RIM Falls Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 2:40 PM ET

    Stocks were higher Wednesday, led by consumer discretionary stocks, as encouraging reports on jobs and the services sector fueled hopes for the recovery.

  • Halftime: Get Into Goldman Ahead Of Spin-Off? Wednesday, 4 Aug 2010 | 1:41 PM ET

    According to CNBC’s Kate Kelly, Goldman Sachs could spin off at least part of its proprietary trading operations as early as this month. Should you buy now?

  • U.S. private employers added 42,000 jobs in July, according to a report by ADP Employer Services on Wednesday. What does this mean for the market going forward? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, shared his insights.

  • Why Stocks Are the 'Only Asset Class of Choice' Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 12:25 PM ET

    Stocks retreated Tuesday amid a round of disappointing earnings and economic data. Paul Schatz, president of Heritage Capital and Phil Orlando, chief equity market strategist at Federated Investors discussed their insights.

  • CBS' Big Deal and Earnings Preview Tuesday, 3 Aug 2010 | 10:05 AM ET
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    CBS stock rose 3.5 percent Monday, a day ahead of its quarterly earnings, which are expected to be higher on rebounding ad spending. But that isn't the only good news for CBS: the company has announced that it struck a 10 year retransmission agreement with Comcast, to distribute CBS network, local stations, College Sports TV, Showtime and the Smithsonian channel.

  • Social Gaming Companies See Their Stock Rise Monday, 2 Aug 2010 | 12:57 PM ET
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    For the better part of the last year, game industry pundits have shouted from the rooftops that social network gaming was the next big thing – but it’s starting to look like even they underestimated just how big it would be.

  • S&P 500 and Dow Have Best Monthly Gains in a Year Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 6:31 PM ET

    US stocks posted their best monthly performance of the year, led by the Dow Jones Industrial Average with a gain of 7.1%.  Within the S&P 500 sectors, industrial and material companies rose the most in July. 

  • Stocks Finish Up Over 7% for Month of July Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 5:52 PM ET

    Stocks ended relatively flat Friday after a disappointing GDP report but the Dow logged its best month in a year, rising more than 7 percent.

  • Stocks See-Saw After Economic Reports Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 11:55 AM ET

    Stocks see-sawed after economic readings on consumer sentiment and business activity offset disappointment with a lower-than-expected GDP report.

  • Jon Najarian's 'Mother of All Rallies' Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 7:03 PM ET

    The optionMONSTER.com co-founder discusses what companies he thinks will soon pop and why.

  • Earnings Ad Upside Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 9:33 AM ET

    The message from media and tech companies is clear: advertising is back in a big way. This week both Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP and Disney CEO Bob Iger told CNBC that the ad market has improved from last year and continues to improve. We've seen that demonstrated in results from a diverse group of industry players, from tech giants to newspapers.

  • Buy and Sell at These S&P Levels: Strategist Wednesday, 28 Jul 2010 | 10:53 AM ET

    Stocks wavered on Wednesday as investors sifted through a mixed bag of earnings and a drop in durable-goods orders. Joseph Duran, CEO and co-founder of United Capital Financial Partners, and Ron Carson, CEO of Carson Wealth Management Group, discussed their market outlooks.

  • Disney Buys Playdom, Pushes into Social Gaming Tuesday, 27 Jul 2010 | 4:53 PM ET
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    I just broke the news that Disney has staked a serious claim in social gaming — it just finalized its acquisition of Playdom for $563.2 million. Disney could pay the social gaming company an additional $200 million if Playdom hits certain performance metrics over the next few years.

  • On Language: 'Mad Men'-ese Saturday, 24 Jul 2010 | 11:20 AM ET
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    As the fourth season of the AMC series “Mad Men” kicks off, some of the show’s fans are gearing up to play another round of a peculiar language game: trying to spot flaws in the meticulously constructed dialogue portraying 1960s Madison Avenue.

  • US Stocks Have Second Best Week of the Year Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 5:29 PM ET

    US stocks posted their second best weekly performance of the year, led by the NASDAQ Composite with a gain of 4.15%.  Within the S&P 500 sectors, industrial and material companies rose the most.

  • Sony’s Trojan Horse Sneaks up on Microsoft Friday, 23 Jul 2010 | 2:52 PM ET
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    Microsoft has known for a while that the trick to getting the Xbox 360 integrated into people’s living rooms is to load it with non-gaming features. It’s a strategy that was worked well for the company.... Now, though, Sony is quickly following suit...which could give it an advantage as the industry prepares for a crucial holiday season.

  • Actress Angelina Jolie and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura speak onstage at the 'Salt' panel during Comic-Con 2010 at San Diego Convention Center.

    The showcasing of “Salt,” which opens in theaters on Friday, struck many longtime conventiongoers as a tipping point.

  • Fresh off its $4.2-billion acquisition of Marvel, Walt Disney has a lot riding on this year's trip to the Comic-Con International Convention. Although the acquisition brought perennial favorites like Iron Man and Spider-Man into its fold, one of Disney's biggest bets this year is on "Tron: Legacy," which will hit movie theaters in December.

  • Web Extra: Smash Up Disney, Says Kneale Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 | 5:59 PM ET

    With TV networks, theme parks and cruises lines, could even the most iconic name in the industry benefit from a little smashing up?