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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?

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

    The computer brained its human competition in Game 1 of the Man vs. Machine competition on "Jeopardy!"

  • Investors could profit from areas such as techs, utilities and insurance stocks, said Doug Roberts, chief investment strategist at Channel Capital Research and Jamie Cox, managing partner at Harris Financial Group.

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    The PC maker's earnings almost doubled and blew past Wall Street forecasts as corporate spending on computer hardware continued apace, pushing the shares higher in extended trading.

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

    When he was mowing down opponents en route to a record of 74 wins in a row on the game show "Jeopardy!" Ken Jennings often seemed more machine than man.

  • Stocks turned lower Wednesday, led by energy, as investors raked in profits a day after the market closed at fresh 2-1/2 year highs.

  • Six in 60

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

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

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    The U.S. economy is growing only moderately and the job market remains sluggish, but stocks keep roaring ahead—and they should. American companies are fundamentally undervalued, and unless upheavals in the Middle East or a European debt crisis derail global growth, the Dow is headed for 13,000.

  • Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks extended gains in the last minutes of trading to end the week on a high note, posting the best week in two months, as traders shrugged off a tepid jobs report to keep the major indices above key benchmarks reached earlier this week.

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    When Blackboard reports earnings Thursday, keep an eye out for any discussion about competition.

  • Stocks rebounded on Monday as investors returned to stocks after a sharp sell-off on Friday, but yet kept a cautious eye on events unfolding in Egypt. Alcoa and Exxon rose, while P&G fell.

  • Davos 2011 - See Complete Coverage

    Stocks closed near session lows as civil unrest in Egypt sparked widespread selling that pushed the S&P 500 down nearly 2 percent and broke an eight-week winning streak for the Dow. Microsoft and Home Depot sank.

  • Just after 3pm ET, the Dow Industrials rocketed up over 50 points, then came down 40 points, all on...nothing. Well, not nothing — it appears to be another feature of our strange trading system.

  • Stocks trimmed losses in the final hour of trading to end flat amid mixed earnings and economic news, and ahead of the President's State of the Union speech tonight.  AmEx and Bank of America fell, while Wal-Mart rose.

  • Stocks trimmed losses but remained down as technology stocks turned around following a handful of weak earnings reports from major Dow components and on the heels of mixed economic news, and ahead of the President's State of the Union speech tonight.