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  • Dividend increases are back on the rise, as companies have more cash on the their balance sheets and seek to reward shareholders for taking their capital risk. So far this year, over 88 S&P companies have increased dividend payments.

  • The financial regulation debate will begin today in the US Senate, with lawmakers still divided on issues including derivatives regulation and consumer protection. Some experts say the bill’s reach may go beyond the big banks — and could hit companies that investors may not expect.

  • Dividend increases keep coming. ExxonMobil the latest, this time increasing their annual dividend to $1.76 from $1.68. According to Standard & Poor's, 98 companies in the S&P 500 (20 percent!) have increased, with 2 decreasing.

  • On the heels of the Federal Reserve's decision to maintain low interest rates for an "extended period," two experts, Ken Heebner and Bob Doll, shared thoughts on the economy and their individual stock picks.

  • The Dow dropped over 200 points Tuesday, its worst loss in months, after the debt ratings on Greece and Portugal were downgraded.  Goldman Sachs ended higher. The VIX jumped more than 30 percent, it's biggest one-day surge since October 2008.

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    Better corporate profits and economic news could keep the market humming, as long as the slow fuse on the Greek debt situation doesn't end with a bang.

  • The NASDAQ Composite and Dow rose for the eighth consecutive week, with the Dow marking its longest winning streak since January 2004. Energy and consumer discretionary stocks led the gains in the S&P 500 this week. 

  • The bulls may have a battle on their hands Friday, after Microsoft and Amazon shares slipped in extended trade after earnings. What must you know?

  • While the company is serving up its “Happy Meals” to eager customers, its profits are providing many “Happy Returns” for its shareholders.

  • Stocks ended higher Tuesday, led by energy and financials. But IBM and Goldman Sachs declined.

  • The traders spent Tuesday sifting through a slew of highly anticipated earnings reports from Goldman, Coke, IBM and more. How should you put money to work, now?

  • We opened positive on generally good corporate earnings, positive economic data in Europe and opening above the psychologically important 1200 level for the S&P 500. Even thought the Dow is relatively flat, there are THREE stocks advancing for every ONE declining...

  • The Dow erased its early gains Tuesday as IBM and Goldman Sachs fell despite solid earnings reports from both companies.

  • European stocks are up. And US earnings season is in full swing.

  • U.S. stock index futures gained ground after Goldman Sachs reported quarterly earnings that easily beat estimates even as the company comes under intensified fire for its trading practices.

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    The technology bellwether reported a profit that topped Wall Street's expectations and gave earnings guidance for the full year that was better than analysts' forecasts.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Monday, April 19.

  • As the SEC's fraud accusation against Goldman Sachs unfolds, some investors are more confused than ever. But Kelly Campbell, chief investment officer of fixed income at Campbell Wealth Management and Jeff Hussey of Russell Investment Group still see "great things" in the current market—if you shop carefully.

  • Tuesday’s market action will likely be dominated by IBM earnings reported Monday, and Goldman results coming Tuesday. What must you know?

  • The Dow pulled off a gain Monday as Goldman Sachs shares finished higher following news that the SEC vote to sue was close — raising doubt that the charges will stick. Citigroup jumped 7 percent after blowing past earnings forecasts.