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  • The Consumer Price Index was unchanged for the month of July from June, while the core CPI rate, excluding energy and food, rose 0.1%. On a year-over-year basis, consumer prices were down 2.1%, marking their sharpest decline since 1950.

  • Stocks eked out a gain after a late rally Thursday as investors cheered an encouraging business-inventories report, the latest sign that the recession is winding down.

  • On the heels of my blog about whether or not Wal-Mart wants to be called Wal-Mart, Walmart, or Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., I got an earful about all the other confusing names out there. Is it K-Mart or Kmart? Bank of America-Merrill Lynch...really?

  • I'm looking at a spate of market research over the past few days, and when it comes to consumer electronics, it seems like some key companies might be on the verge of a break-out holiday shopping season.

  • Stocks rebounded from a midmorning slide Thursday after a report showed business inventories continued to shrink as sales jumped, offering the latest indication that the recession is winding down.

  • Shortly after the March lows, we wrote a story about the tech led rally.  In the article, we pointed out which tech stocks were leading and which were lagging.  Now, as one of our readers wrote in, the story has changed and he has profited from it.

  • There's some positive momentum for Wall Street ahead of Thursday's session. Futures are pointing to a nice pop at the open, following yesterday's strong gains.

  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

    "GI Joe: Rise of the Cobra" was the weekend's big, box office winner with over $50 million in ticket sales, but there's another big winner as well, thanks to some creative product placement. Sharp-eyed movie-goers probably took notice of the ever, oh-so-cool, holographic video-conferencing technology inside the Joe's headquarters, called "The Pit," courtesy of Cisco Systems.

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    It's no secret that Applied Materials has suffered its fair share of difficulties during the deep and sustained economic morass gripping the tech community. Tonight however, the company might offer even more evidence that a turnaround in tech is real, and that a double dip might not occur.

  • After the S&P 500 hit its 2009 high last Friday, the major averages dropped marginally to start the week but the market remains close to its year-to-date high.

  • How should investors position themselves following the big run-up in stocks? Ronald Weiner, president and CEO of RDM Financial Group, and Malcolm Polley, CIO of Stewart Capital Advisors, shared their advice.

  • How should investors position themselves following the big run-up in stocks? Ronald Weiner, president and CEO of RDM Financial Group, and Malcolm Polley, CIO of Stewart Capital Advisors, shared their advice.

  • Bulls and bears are debating what the earnings season really indicates, but Robert Doll, vice chairman and CIO of global equities at BlackRock, is siding with the bulls.

  • Twitter

    Twitter is the talk of the Fortune Brainstorm conference. Everyone agrees it's a hot, powerful, popular new tool. But there's zero consensus about its profit potential.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

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    Can IBM keep the good news coming with earnings after the bell tonight? Intel started all this, and there's every indication that IBM should help it continue.

  • Exterior view of Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Intel reported a profit excluding one-time items that was lower than last year but which blew out analysts' expectations.

  • With competitors sending mixed signals, what must you know about IBM ahead of Thursday earnings?

  • The Consumer Price Index was up .7% last month, while the core CPI rate, excluding energy and food, rose 0.2%.  The consumer price index fell 1.19% in June from a year earlier.

  • Intel

    It seems we say this every quarter, but this is a particularly important earnings period, since there have been sporadic calls for the beginnings of an economic turnaround toward year end. If that's going to be the case, this is the earnings period, and the guidance, that should begin indicating whether those prognostications still ring true.