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    Intuitive Surgical is located on the west coast. So, the folks there weren't at work yet when I called earlier today seeking comment on what I thought was product placement in last night's "Grey's Anatomy."

  • Stocks were mixed on Friday as investors were encouraged by a pair of better-than-expected manufacturing readings but dismal economic data out of Europe and weak U.S. retail reports capped gains. Read and listen to what experts had to say...

  • Name That Stock

    Market Trivia Question: Which four stocks have more than doubled since the market’s current low back in March? As investors debate whether the market rally still "has legs," four Dow components have more than doubled since the Dow hit a multi-year low.

  • Get Rich Cheating

    I was finally going through my mail today, opening up all the boxes and boxes of books waiting for me to read … and one caught my attention and made me laugh out loud - I mean laugh out loud - roar!

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    Warren Buffett always says the cheaper stocks get, the more he likes them. But did he like them enough to do some buying for Berkshire Hathaway as prices plunged to their bear market lows in early March?  We'll have some answers late this afternoon (Friday) when Berkshire reveals its U.S. stock holdings as of March 31, the end of the first quarter.

  • With stocks rallying for over 2 months now, dividend yields continue to fall back to Earth.  The average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has fallen nearly 30% since the rally began in early March.  See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.

  • Crowds panic in the Wall Street district of Manhattan due to the heavy trading on the stock market in New York City on Oct. 24, 1929.

    The stock market's moves after the 1929 crash serve as a scary template that investors hope the current market won't follow.

  • Banking stocks looked set to continue their sharp jump higher at the open Thursday as investors wait for the official results of the government’s stress test.

  • Stocks turned lower Thursday as bank stocks backed off their early rally and techs dragged on the Nasdaq.

  • Stocks turned lower Thursday as bank stocks backed off their early rally and techs dragged on the Nasdaq.

  • In yesterday's extension of the current rally, three more Dow stocks crossed above their 200-day moving averages.  There are now seven stocks on the Dow above this technical threshold. 

  • This morning's ADP National Employment Report showed a much better than expected count of job losses, coming in at a loss of 491,000 jobs lost instead of the consensus of -643,000.  While the count is still high, it is a slowdown in the rate of decline and on the news futures jumped to positive territory.

  • 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.

  • NBC

    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.