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  • U.S. stock futures held their early gains Thursday, even after a gain in weekly jobless claims and as investors remained hopeful that Greece will complete its bond swap.

  • Stocks ended higher Wednesday, recovering a portion of the previous session's steep decline, buoyed by some better-than-expected economic reports and amid optimism over Greece's bond swap offer.

  • U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher open Wednesday, a day after Wall Street suffered its biggest one-day drop this year, following a handful of better-than-expected economic news.

  • Apple iPad

    A promotional video for TurboTax's iPad mobile app suggests that users can do their taxes while reclining on the floor, sitting in the lotus position or relaxing in a hammock. But given the complexity of the tax code, is this really a task you want to undertake from a prone position?

  • Taxes

    Some taxpayers who filed their federal tax returns early this year will have to wait a week longer than initially projected to get their refunds because of a delay caused by new safeguards installed in IRS computer systems to prevent refund fraud. USA Today reports.

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    Take a look at some of Monday morning's early movers:

  • Wal-Mart is expanding the services it offers at tax time. This year, more than 3,000 Walmart stores will have either a Jackson-Hewitt or an H&R Block kiosk inside to help shoppers prepare and file their tax returns, and all consumers who qualify to submit a Form 1040EZ form can do so free of charge.

  • H&R Block shares posted returns of more than 33 percent year to date, making it the No. 14 top-performing S&P stock of 2011.

  • Stocks erased most of their earlier gains to finish near the flatline in thin trading Friday, as investors booked profits ahead of the weekend following a robust rally all week. Still, all three major averages posted an impressive gain of over 7 percent for the week.

  • What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 1,500 displaying unusual volume in Wednesday's trading session.

  • Futures held their sharp gains Friday following news employment growth picked up momentum in November while the jobless rate fell to its lowest level in more than two years.

  • Stocks finished narrowly mixed in a quiet session Thursday as investors took a breather following a sharp rally in the previous session and ahead of the crucial government non-farm payroll figure due Friday morning.

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    Car sales, chain store sales and manufacturing data — all things that make the economy run — could lift stocks in Thursday's session, following on the Dow's biggest one-day rally since the bull market began.

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    H&R Block said Tuesday that it won't offer refund anticipation loans next tax season because it's getting more new clients and the appeal of the high-cost loans is shrinking.

  • Stocks added to losses Friday as investors were reluctant to stay long ahead of a three-day weekend. The selloff followed a disappointing jobs report that showed employment growth halted in August, amplifying concerns over the health of the recovery.

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    Despite high unemployment, debt ceiling fears, riots in Greece, earthquakes in Japan and a host of other negative headlines, most of the American consumer related stocks are doing pretty darn well lately.

  • Car on road

    In Thursday's trading, the market will focus on weekly jobless claims and fully digest the Fed news. But buckle up: With earnings season around the corner, some pros say it's going to be a bumpy ride.

  • Each quarter near the end of the earnings season, CNBC.com publishes a list of 20 stocks in the S&P 500 trading at the greatest premiums or discounts to their analysts’ consensus target prices.

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  • Stocks ended off the highs of the day as technology slumped, but a surprisingly strong jobs report gave a lift to the market as it ended higher for a second straight week. Caterpillar and GE rose, while Intel fell.