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  • U.S. stock futures were pointing to a lower open, after mixed earnings results from Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo and mixed news on housing, as starts fell, but permits rose.

  • Two of the nation’s most important tech giants reported earnings after the bell. What must you know before you place your next bet?

  • Stocks ended modestly higher as strength in energy and materials stocks outweighed pressure from financials in the wake of a disappointing earnings report from Citigroup and ahead of more reports from banks later this week. Boeing and Caterpillar rose, while Verizon fell.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011.

  • Stocks continued to trade modestly higher ahead of the close Tuesday as strength in energy and materials stocks outweighed pressure from financials in the wake of a disappointing earnings report from Citigroup and ahead of more reports from banks later this week.  Boeing and Caterpillar rose, while Verizon fell.

  • Why Trutina Financial's Patty Edwards plans to watch IBM's earnings results more closely than she did Intel's last week.

  • Stocks traded mixed amid worries over Apple's future as CEO Steve Jobs takes a medical leave of absence, and disappointing earnings results from Citigroup. Boeing and Caterpillar rose, while BofA fell.

  • Tim Cook, Apple Chief Operating Officer

    Apple's Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook is widely credited with streamlining the supply chain, managing inventories extremely well and helping the company  stockpile about $50 billion in cash and short-term investments.

  • US stocks looked set to open flat to negative on Tuesday, with Nasdaq futures under pressure from Apple and Citigroup weighing on the other major indices.

  • Traders at the New York Stock Exchange

    As stocks climb to multi-year highs, investors are increasingly expecting a pull back, despite the promise of a good earnings season.

  • Intel may have grabbed the headlines, but they’re far from the only tech titan releasing their earnings.

  • OVERCONNECTED: The Promise and Threat of the Internet

    "I cannot imagine Google vanishing but I can easily envision their high profit business model getting broken and there invincible position substantially weakening. The risk is they will become boring, writes the author of "Overconnected."

  • NYSE trader

    The barrage of reports from strategists on what investors should expect in 2011 has finally subsided and now, Birinyi Associates has issued a report on the reports. In a brief paper called, “Themes and Stocks for 2011” Birinyi analysts have waded through the verbiage of Wall Street’s strategists and came away with a few nuggets of note.

  • Zachary Karabell of RiverTwice Research examines how the markets can continue to rally amidst high unemployment.

  • Despite today’s small pullback, stocks this week have continued to build on their gains since the now 6-month old rally began back at the beginning of July, when the major indices hit their 2010 lows.

  • Trading in 2011 began with the bulls stampeding down Wall Street, but is it a good idea to use some caution moving forward?

  • One big cap tech name just landed on Brian Stutland's radar. What's he watching?

  • Stocks pared gains in the final minutes of trading but still ended at new highs in light trading Wednesday as investors remained optimistic about the prospects for equities next year. McDonald's and Disney rose, while Alcoa fell.

  • Stocks continued to trade at new highs in light trading Wednesday as the closing bell approach despite an absence of fresh economic reports, as investors remained optimistic about the prospects for equities next year. McDonald's and Disney rose, while Alcoa fell.

  • After China’s unexpected rate hike, investors are wondering if Beijing will sacrifice market gains to keep prices in China from increasing too quickly.