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  • Bullishness rises, and that's bad news for the rally. I've been away in New Orleans for a few days, and my email are stuffed with more optimistic commentary from traders-about Bernanke's testimony, about better economic news. The message seems to be that recovery is coming sooner than expected.

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    Is AIG worse than Ticketmaster? Bank of America worse than Comcast? Call them Bad Company, the Final Four.

  • SEC Chair, Mary Schapiro, announced that she has made it a priority to evaluate regulations on short selling.  As she kicks off her "round table" on the issue with participants that include General Electric, JP Morgan Chase, Fidelity, The New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, and others, here is a list of the companies with the biggest short interest on the S&P 500.

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    The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday she is making the issue of new rules restricting short-selling a priority as the agency hears from an array of interests about ways to limit trades that bet against a stock.

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    Not long ago, Indian leaders confidently predicted this country would emerge largely unscathed from the global economic crisis. It is now becoming clear that that view was too optimistic, nowhere more so than in this city south of New Delhi.

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    The upfront ad sales period isn't for another two weeks, but NBC is getting ahead of the game.

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    For the last 18 months, the world has focused on fear. The economy, equity markets, and just about everything else has collapsed.  It's been very difficult to think about investing with a growth mindset. Depending on who you listen to, recovery is just around the corner or perhaps a year away.

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    Revenue from solar, wind power, ethanol and biodiesel fuel grew 50 percent to about $116 billion last year, according to Clean Edge, a research and publishing firm. The spike in green revenue, and the backing of the federal government to explore these energy sources has excited investors.

  • All major US indices end April on a positive note.  The NASDAQ Composite led the gains among all three major indices, up 12.35%.

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    Berkshire Hathaway's market value may be down about 30 percent since last year's shareholders meeting, and the economy may be the pits, but Omaha will still be this weekend's hot destination for Warren Buffett fans.

  • Investors seeking to mitigate their exposure to any pullbacks in the market, may want to consider companies rewarding their shareholders with dividends.

  • While many countries buckle under the weight of this recession, the Middle Kingdom takes yet another step toward full recovery.

  • First Quarter GDP fell by 6.1%, much worse than expected.  This comes after the final numbers for Fourth Quarter GDP was down -6.3%, the worst quarter since Q1 1982 when economic "growth" was -6.4%.   Here is a breakdown of where the economy is shrinking most.

  • Stocks pulled off a gain after a wobbly session Thursday as banks rose and some better-than-expected earnings helped offset gloomy economic data.

  • A quick pop at the open fizzled Thursday as economic data cast a shadow over the market and some better-than-expected earnings. Jobless claims jumped and existing-home sales fell.

  • A quick pop at the open fizzled Thursday as economic data cast a shadow over the market and some better-than-expected earnings. Jobless claims jumped and existing-home sales fell.

  • Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, offered CNBC his take on what traders are watching Thursday — and his predictions for the stock market in coming days.

  • Futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street Thursday but pared gains after a report showed jobless claims rose last week.

  • At General Electric's shareholder meeting Wednesday, chairman and chief executive Jeffrey Immelt responded to shareholder concerns — and anger — about dividend cuts and the conglomerate's stock price.

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    Earth Day isn't just about environmentalism, it's also about leveraging consumers interest in green to make some serious green. Envrionmentally-oriented programming is generally a double win for media companies: people are increasingly interested in nature (and respecting the world around them) and it's a great boost for corporate image.