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  • GE, the parent of CNBC, is scheduled to report its second-quarter financial results Friday, July 17, before the market opens. What do you need to know?

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    As CIT works to avoid bankruptcy, many who track the retail industry are concerned that CIT's troubles will set off a chain reaction that will leave retailers in the lurch during the critical holiday season.

  • Record investment banking numbers at JP Morgan led the company to beat analyst expectations this morning making it the fourth of four Dow components reporting to beat the street.  After the bell today, we hear from a fifth Dow component IBM, and fellow tech giant Google.  Here are some key stats on the companies...

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    Harris Private Bank chief investment officer Jack Ablin says there are signs the stock market just might be setting up for a big run up....One indicator he is watching is momentum.

  • The first days of earnings season seem to have lit a fire under the stock market, but investors are wondering if this week's rally is for real or just a bunch of smoke.

  • US stocks rallied on Wednesday, following a strong second-quarter earnings report from Intel on Tuesday after the bell, fueling hopes of a recovery led by technology companies. The S&P 500 posted its best 3-day percent gain since March 12, 2009, right at the start of the recent rally.

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    Opinions about today's rally are all over the map: 1) it's an options squeeze, and 2) hedge funds have been caught short. Regardless, the good news is the rally is being fueled by far more than Intel.

  • Don't be fooled--the rally is being fueled by far more than Intel. True, there is genuine momentum buying in semiconductors and semiconductor capital equipment stocks today.

  • Time Warner and Comcast's partnership to bring cable TV content to the Internet is adding more big brand-name partners.

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    Stocks limped out of the gate on Tuesday as the first real test of the new earnings season brought mixed results and invetors fretted over inflation concerns. Larger-than-expected gains in producer prices and retail sales for June presented conflicting signals on the economic front. Producer prices rose 1.8 percent on the strength of autos and energy sales, while retail sales were up 0.6 percent primarily, also on the energy-auto movement. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • Goldman Sachs' quarterly profit jumped 33 percent. Is it a renaissance for the financials? Art Cashin, director of floor operations for UBS, offered CNBC his take on banks and the stock markets.

  • It took a recommendation from the most bearish analyst around to shake the market out of its lethargy Monday. Meridith Whitney has been the hottest hand for the past few years and unbelievably correct in her bearish stance on the financial sector. With her upgrade of Goldman Sachs, the sector and the market woke up. But only woke up a bit. Volume, which has been anemic at best, was a discouragingly low 1.2 billion shares on the NYSE.

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    When U.S. energy and commerce officials arrive in Beijing on Tuesday, they will confront policies that protect China’s solar panel and wind farm industries.

  • "Pursuit of Elegance: Why the Best Ideas Have Something Missing" book

    Author Matthew May lays down the gauntlet with this beautiful challenge, "Savvy innovators understand that what isn’t there can often trump what is there."

  • Barron's is taking a strong bullish stand on shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, calling them a "bargain" in the mid-$80Ks.  A price target of $110,000 in the next year "doesn't seem outlandish" given its current price to book ratio.

  • As investors brace for a rollercoaster ride during the second-quarter earnings season, the dollar's weakness in the last three months could have played a key role for some multinational companies. 

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    They looked like hot stocks. So how are the traders playing Radio Shack, Research In Motion and more now that they’ve been burned?

  • Initial unemployment claims dropped a surprising amount. The four week moving average dropped 10,000 to 606,000. While only one week's number, let's still take an encouraging moment and hope that we might be entering a better phase of the economy.

  • When Google CEO Eric Schmidt sat down to chat at Sun Valley, he couldn't avoid the most talked about startup at the Allen & Company conference: Twitter.

  • Here’s how the president can put us back on track.