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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, Oct. 20.

  • Stocks lost a little ground in the final minutes of trading, but were still significantly higher,  after the Federal Reserve reported it has seen "modest signs of growth" in the economy and as investors focused on strong earnings reports and a slide in the dollar. Boeing and Intel rose.

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    One day does not a market make, but stocks may have hit a temporary rough patch.

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    The market is not only vast, it is also dynamic and sometimes unpredictable. Diamonds may be forever, but the same can't be said of cultural icons.

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    The recession may have relegated some of America’s most revered financial institutions to the scrap heap of history, but it also upped the ante on vintage stock certificates, coffee mugs and ballpoint pens from corporate icons that hearken back to yesteryear.

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    Experts say demand is on the rise having bottomed out after the recession.

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    Art Deco is a style of fine jewelry whose worth remains solid whether or not the economy is dipping or climbing. Naturally, its prices rise when times are flush.

  • This silver coffee pot is one of three Paul Revere pieces made prior to the American Revolution. The phrase “Frangas non flectes” (“Broken, not bowed”) is inscribed on the base of the pot.

    Though the recession took a toll on antique prices and trading volume is down, rare, high-quality items have held their own.  “While you still may be able to get a few deals on some good pieces, the period of time where you can get cheap antiques is coming to a close,” says one dealer.

  • Your Money Your Vote - A CNBC Special Report

    California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman told CNBC Friday that the “way forward,” out of the state's bloated government, deficit and high taxes, was to look at what New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has done since taking office.

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    Apple's stock could close above $300 today, just a mere 8 months after its last close below $200 (February 23).

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    They survived the financial Armageddon of 2008 with their careers, finances, and houses intact. So the question is: are the good times rolling again?

  • Zhang Yin, CEO of Nine Dragons Paper, is world's richest woman according to the Hurun report.

    More than half the world’s richest self-made women are Chinese, thanks in large part to Mao and cheap childcare, according to the Hurun Report, which compiles information on the wealthiest Chinese.

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    According to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics, self-funded candidates—those who are pouring their own personal fortunes into their campaigns rather than raising the bulk of their campaign cash from political donors—aren’t faring well in the hotly-contested 2010 election cycle.

  • Stocks ended modestly higher for the first trading session of the fourth quarter despite a volatile start as investors digested a spate of economic reports giving conflicting accounts of the U.S. economy's health. JP Morgan and Bank of America rose.

  • Stocks held gains for the first trading session of the fourth quarter despite a volatile start as investors digested a spate of economic reports giving conflicting accounts of the U.S. economy's health. JP Morgan and Bank of America rose.

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    Ongo, a Silicon Valley startup planning to launch a website for reading and sharing news from multiple sources, says it received an initial round of funding from some of the country's top newspaper publishers.

  • Call it the business platform. Players from the world of business and finance—CEOs, investment managers, entrepreneuers—often move into the world of politics and government and the 2010 election is no exception. This year, some three dozen business types are running for public office, stressing the importance of their business skills at a time when the economy is struggling to recover from a recession and government borrowing is at a record high. If successful, they'll be following in the footst

    Players from the world of business and finance—CEOs, investment managers, entrepreneuers—often move into the world of politics and government and the 2010 election is no exception.

  • Arizona may be the frontline of the immigration policy debate, but states far from the Mexican border are also busy grappling with the costly problem of illegal aliens.

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    Record spending in the midterm elections will provide a large cash infusion for broadcasters and other media outlets, as the industry struggles in the aftermath of the recession.

  • Stocks fell Wednesday led by the tech-heavy Nasdaq and financials as the Dow broke a five-day winning streak.  Microsoft and Bank of America fell, Alcoa jumped.