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  • For the short week ending Friday, February 22, 2008, it was hard not to get whiplash. The Dow and the S&P managed to turn in a positive performance for the week with a stunning late-day reversal on Friday, led by news of a bail out for Ambac Financial (ABK).  The NASDAQ approached October 2006 lows, but ended Friday positive for the day, and down only slightly for the week. 

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    EU and U.S. senior officials said on Friday they would crack down on counterfeiting of computer components after they seized over 360,000 fake items in just two weeks in a joint operation at the end of last year.

  • Stocks closed lower as a pullback from $100-a-barrel oil clipped energy stocks and weak economic reports added to investor fears that a recession is looming.

  • Stocks added to losses as a fall from $100-a-barrel oil clipped energy stocks and weak economic reports added to investor fuels that a recession is looming.

  • U.S. stocks opened higher Thursday, led by technology shares after some good news for RIM and Cisco, but the market pared gains after a report from the Philadelphia Federal Reserve unexpectedly declined.

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    How to trade around oil's new high, what to expect after HPQ lifted the tech sector and playing soft drinks in a soft economy. Here's the Word on the Street.

  • Stocks snapped a three-day losing streak Wednesday as H-P earnings inspired investors to think long term.

  • Stocks opened lower Wednesday after a report on consumer prices raised concerns -- in an already jittery market -- about the Federal Reserve's reaction.

  • Asia is weaker (Japan down over 3 percent). Some chatter about a unit of KR asking for restructuring of billions of dollars in short-term debt, reported overnight by the Wall Street Journal in Tokyo. Commodities--including energy, base and precious metals--taking a breather this morning.

  • Inflation data will be one of the big items to watch ahead of Wednesday's opening, after scorching hot commodities prices snuffed out a rally in stocks by the final hour Tuesday.

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    Trading the commodities bull run, post-Castro Cuba, Hewlett-Packard earnings and big-time after-hours action in Crocs.

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    Hewlett-Packard outperformed analysts' expectations with its quarterly earnings, and the company's shares jumped after market hours.

  • Stock gains evaporated Tuesday after oil prices hit $100 a barrel.

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    Hewlett-Packard's earnings after the bell could further fuel the stock's recent rebound... or they could give bears a reason to sell off tech stocks (again).

  • U.S. stocks opened higher Tuesday, led by energy as supply disruptions boosted oil prices.

  • U.S. stocks opened higher Tuesday, led by energy as supply disruptions boosted oil prices.

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    Wal-Mart shares made gains ahead of earnings Tuesday. What's worth watching in the week ahead?

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    Efforts to rescue a distraught U.S. bond insurance industry could inject a positive note on Wall Street but the economic data and earnings reports are unlikely to change a downward trend.

  • Credit stories are back on the front burner. In fact, they are boiling over and are likely to keep spilling into the stock market in the week ahead. There's also a fairly heavy economic calendar, including the Fed's latest meeting minutes, consumer inflation and a series of housing data...

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    Fast Company Magazine is issuing its annual list of the world's 50 most innovative companies.  Do you own a company on the list -- and should you? (PART 2)