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  • Tech stocks were among the worst performers this week. When will the sector see a turnaround—and should investors be buying on the dips? Scott Kessler, equity analyst at Standard & Poor’s, and John Aiken, director of equity research at Majestic Research, shared their sector outlooks. (Part 1)

  • What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

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    Luxembourg-based Skype tentatively put the value of the offering at $100 million, but that's a rough estimate only used as a basis for calculating the filing fee for the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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    Google and Verizon, two leading players in Internet service and content, are nearing an agreement that could allow Verizon to speed some online content to Internet users more quickly if the content’s creators are willing to pay for the privilege.

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    Dueling pieces of legislation, both of which were introduced in Congress in July, address the issue of whether to close the loophole that allows online shoppers in most states to avoid paying  sales tax.

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    Nuance, the company that makes Dragon NaturallySpeaking for Windows, is in a pretty sweet position: It’s essentially a monopoly.

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    Buying and selling sports tickets is a risky game. Yet the manifestations of that risk barely show its face to the general population, save for the case of a man who shot himself in 1998 after he promised Masters ticket packages that he couldn't deliver. But the economy, combined with a big bet that turned bad, has dug one of the biggest players in the ticket game into a big hole.

  • Large debt loads can weigh on a company's balance sheets, but a firm not having debt doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a money-making business. So are debt-free companies good investments right now? Doug Sandler, co-founder of Riverfront Investment Group, discussed his insights.

  • Stocks logged their best day in two weeks Thursday as a strong batch of earnings reports revived optimism about the economic recovery. Regional banks rallied.

  • Stocks surged Thursday with the Dow jumping at least 200 points after another strong batch of earnings reports. Sandy Lincoln, investment strategist at M&I Investment Management, and Bill Smead, CEO and CIO of Smead Capital Management, shared their insights.

  • Stocks advanced Thursday after another strong batch of earnings reports revived optimism about the economic recovery.  Regional banks rallied.

  • Stocks shot out of the gate Thursday after the latest batch of earnings gave investors some cause for optimism. A better-than-expected housing report also gave the market a boost.

  • U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open Thursday after a testimony by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spooked investors and pushed the major indexes lower in the previous session.

  • Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Thursday.

  • Stocks were lower on Wednesday amid weakness in techs and retailers. Barry Knapp, head of US portfolio strategy at Barclays, shared his market outlook.

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    The auction and retail Web site turned in a profit that topped analysts' expectations, and the company's shares jumped in late trading Wednesday.

  • Stocks lost more than 1 percent Wednesday as testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke rattled the market.  Morgan Stanley and Apple rallied after smashing earnings expectations.

  • Stocks skidded Wednesday as testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke rattled the market.  Morgan Stanley and Apple rallied after smashing earnings expectations.

  • Considering shares of eBay are down about 22% over the last 3 months, how should you game this stock ahead of earnings, Wednesday?

  • Throughout the financial crisis, large debt loads weighed on company balance sheets and had serious implications for firms that let their borrowing get out of control. Other companies, however, have a history of operating with low debt levels, and many choose to issue no debt at all. Instead of debt, these companies hold cash and liquid investments in order to make acquisitions, investments and to run daily operations. Although too much debt can quickly turn into a problem, zero debt does not al

    Some companies have a history of operating with low debt levels, and many choose to issue no debt at all. Here are 15 companies with zero debt as of Q2 2010.