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    IBM is years ahead of rival Hewlett-Packard in building the integrated software and services business needed in a modern IT company, according to one of the top lieutenants to Sam Palmisano, IBM chief executive, the Financial Times reports.

  • With the bull market in its second year and with volatility picking up, the "Fast" traders said it's time to turn away from buying blind and switch into stock-picker mode.

  • Cramer doesn't like a market that moves so drastically on news reports. He offers his suggestions for a little calm in the middle of the storm.

  • What must you know before you place your next bet?

  • Stocks closed slightly lower after struggling in a narrow range Wednesday as oil prices ended mixed on the second anniversary since the S&P 500 hit its low point of the financial crisis. Caterpillar fell, while IBM rose.

  • Stocks turned lower in the final minutes of trading after struggling in a narrow range Wednesday as oil prices ended mixed on the second anniversary since the S&P 500 hit its low point of the financial crisis. Caterpillar fell, while IBM rose.

  • If news out of the Middle East doesn't get any worse than it has been, Gartman thinks the market will quickly become inured to the unrest.

  • Chip investors ran for the exits on Wednesday, worried that the darling of the two year old bull market may be facing serious challenges. What's going on?

  • Stocks turned mixed as oil prices steadied, and as the S&P 500 marked the beginning of a two-year bull market. IBM and Merck rose, while DuPont fell.

  • On the two-year anniversary of the March 2009 bottom, Andrew Kligerman, life insurance analyst at UBS, and Terry Bivens, food analyst at JPMorgan, told investors which names they should be buying and avoiding.

  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

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    The markets have come a long way during the 2-year old bull market. At 2 years “young,” the current bull market still isn’t even half the length of average bull market cycles since 1940. 

  • Despite geo-political unrest, on Tuesday the bulls were able to drive stocks out of the technical danger zone.

  • Cisco shares have declined 10 percent for the year while a handful of the tech bellwether’s smaller rivals have been trading higher. Mark Sue, director of telecom equity research analyst at RBC Capital Markets explained how the Dow component should refocus its strategy.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Friday's Squawk on the Street.

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    The Senate on Monday will begin debating a bill that critics say will undermine American strength abroad, plunder the United States economy and exceed the government’s constitutional authority. The subject: patent reform. The New York Times reports.

  • With the debut of public offerings from Demand Media and Nielsen already this year, analysts expect the tech industry to see a large number of new issuances in 2011.

  • IBM's Watson computer system, powered by IBM POWER7, competes against Jeopardy!’s two most successful and celebrated contestants Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter.

    From the first PC to Watson this inventor reflects on how he and his colleagues shaped history, "Our team of young engineers had no idea that we were creating a new multi-billion dollar industry, which would ultimately transform the way people worked and lived."

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    Lenovo Group reported a forecast-beating 25 percent jump in third-quarter net profit, its best result in more than two years, but a slowdown in key home China market threatens to darken its 2011 outlook.

  • The S&P has now officially doubled from the credit crisis low of 666, otherwise known as the Devil's Low. Is this a sign the worst is behind us? Or is a correction still coming?