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  • A late upturn pushed stocks higher Wednesday as investors rotated into defensive stocks like pharmaceuticals and Alcoa advanced ahead of earnings.

  • Boone Pickens

    Texas oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens said on Wednesday said he has delayed his plans to build the world's largest wind farm in the Texas Panhandle, due to financing problems.

  • Stocks fell Tuesday amid growing doubts about the economic recovery. There were some pockets of gains in the banking and pharmaceutical sectors.

  • Boone Pickens

    Plans for the world's largest wind farm in the Texas Panhandle have been scrapped, energy baron T. Boone Pickens said Tuesday, and he's looking for a home for 687 giant wind turbines.

  • I just landed in Sun Valley for the annual Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley. There are only a handful of private jets in the airport right now, but in just a few hours it'll be packed with jets whose tail numbers tell the story of some of the richest men in America.

  • Stocks fell Tuesday amid growing doubts about the economic recovery. There were some pockets of gains in the tech, banking and pharmaceutical sectors.

  • Two market obsessions now: Earnings season kicks off Wednesday with Alcoa; and debate rages over the need for a second stimulus package. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS, offered CNBC his stock-market insights.

  • Stocks fell Tuesday amid growing doubts about the economic recovery. But techs and banks rose.

  • Light Bulbs

    When Congress passed a new energy law two years ago, obituaries were written for the incandescent light bulb. The law set tough efficiency standards, due to take effect in 2012, that no traditional incandescent bulb on the market could meet, and a century-old technology that helped create the modern world seemed to be doomed. But as it turns out, the obituaries were premature.

  • Monday

    The futures are down this morning and we are looking at a weak start to the week.  How does this stack up when compared to other Mondays?

  • For the first week of the second half of the year, all major US indices finished in the red, led by the S&P 500, down 2.45% for the week.

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    Peter Andersen of Congress Asset Management and Peter Costa of Empire Executions say there are still stocks worth buying. They offered CNBC their top picks now.

  • Being Strategic

    It takes a leap of faith, on a variety of levels, to invest in your company’s future during difficult times. But difficult times are also times of great change and new opportunity. New needs emerge, and those who can see those needs and position themselves to fulfill them can derive huge benefits, writes author Erika Andersen

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    With all the talk of green shoots and hopeful expectations, the reality is companies must begin to report better earnings if we expect equity rallies to continue forward. Hope and expectation are all good and fine, but reality must match real-world company performance. July earnings will offer up some clues on what the rest for the year will look like.

  • All three major US indices had their strongest performance since the second quarter of 2003, when the Dow, S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite were up 12% or higher for the quarter. 

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    Sustainability isn’t just about saving the planet. It's about opportunity—reinventing business models to better compete in the global economy.

  • The media conglomerates are trading down today, off more than the Dow. One factor pulling them down is the Supreme Court's decision not to consider their appeal to challenge Cablevision Systems new DVR service.

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    The Dow keeps experiencing minor pullbacks. As the quarter ends, is the big correction finally coming? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS, offered CNBC his stock-market outlook.

  • On the final day of the quarter, all three major US indices are poised for their strongest performance since the second quarter of 2003, when the Dow, S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite were up 12% or higher for the quarter. 

  • Yes, it's totally gruesome to think about how Michael Jackson's estate and others will benefit from the King of Pop's death, but it's inevitable.