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  • Stocks finished flat Monday as concerns about the Federal Reserve's rate decision in a couple of days kept a lid on activity generated by merger buzz.

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    Mars and Berkshire teamed up Monday to gobble up Wrigley. Should you be chasing other confectionery names like Hershey's, or are there better deals you can piggy-back?

  • Stocks ticked higher Monday amid merger buzz but index gains were modest as the market awaits the Federal Reserve's rate decision later this week.

  • With only a couple of days left in April, the markets have had a great month so far.  The major US indices are up 5% or more month-to-date.  Here are some stats for the month and what history has shown for the rest of year when April finishes strong.

  • Stocks retreated after an early pop Monday as the early market buzz was all about deals and deal makers.

  • Ford

    Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian has taken aim at the No. 2 U.S. automaker, acquiring what could become a 5.6 percent stake in Ford Motor.

  • European bourses are advancing again today; the FTSE, like the Dow, finally broke through to its highest levels since January; same with France's CAC 40. The Euro is down slightly, even though German consumer confidence rose to the highest since Oct '07.

  • Kirk Kerkorian

    How's this for an intriguing move. Tracinda Corp., the investment firm representing the vast interests of billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian is tendering an offer to take a greater stake in Ford Motor Company.

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    Earnings Season shifted into high gear, both corporate results and economic statistics were all over the proverbial map, and investors and traders found opportunities in some unlikely places.

  • Stocks finished higher for the week, helping major indexes transcend recent highs, as financials gained and the dollar showed signs of recovery.

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    The U of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index of 62.6 is at its lowest level since March 1982 when it hit 62.0.  The news is weighing on stocks.

  • Honda Motor posted a muchbigger than expected 85.6 percent tumble in quarterly net profit on Friday, and forecast a weak year ahead hit by a stronger yen, rising commodities prices and a soft U.S. car market.

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    Microsoft beats expectations but lowers its forecast, Apple surges, the greenback makes a big comeback and more in Thursday's Word on the Street.

  • Stocks turned higher Thursday afternoon as the dollar strengthened against the euro, pushing the Dow to its highest level since January. Ford jumped as investors cheered a profit from a U.S. auto maker. Shares of 3M skidded.

  • Stocks turned higher Thursday afternoon as the dollar strengthened against the euro, pushing the Dow to its highest level since January. Ford jumped as investors cheered a profit from a U.S. auto maker. Shares of 3M skidded.

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    Ford delivered its third consecutive quarter of better than expected earnings this morning.  As a result shares are soaring with their biggest gains in years.

  • Futures pared losses Thursday as upbeat economic reports helped offset disappointment in a pair of earnings reports from the tech sector.

  • Alan Mulally

    This is getting to be a habit for Ford Motor Chief Executive Alan Mulally. Once again, his company has posted better-than-expected quarterly earnings. This time, the company turned a $100 million profit when Wall Street was forecasting a loss of roughly $300 million.

  • Ford announced today that it is cutting production by 21% resulting in downtime at the assembly plant in St. Thomas Ontario on Friday Aug. 18, 2006. Ford Motor Co. announces sharp cuts in its North American production that would force it to partially shut down plants in the U.S. and Canada in the fourth quarter. (AP Photo/Canadian Press, Geoff Robins)

    Ford Motor posted a quarterly profit on Thursday led by strong results in Europe and South America and a narrowing loss in North America.

  • Q: This company’s CEO is the great-grandson of the founder, who started the business in 1903. Now the third-largest motor company in the world, it’s truly a global juggernaut. Just today, it reported increased capacity at its factory in Russia and despite rising fuel costs it was upgraded by Street analysts this week. Who is it?