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  • 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.

  • Corporate Bond

    Joel Levington, managing director of corporate credit at Brookfield Investment Management, said one strategy is to fish for winners among the lower-rated investment grade bonds.

  • The rally continues…new highs for the S&P 500, with the index now up 6.3% this month. That gives the S&P its best December since 1991.

  • Apple iPhone

    This holiday season, consumers are beginning to shop and make purchases on their mobile phones. The shift from buying presents in front of the computer at home or work to doing it during bus commutes or while standing in line at cafes is small, but, for the first time, noticeable and even significant.  Tthe New York Times reports.

  • Stocks closed narrowly mixed, as technology and bank stocks gained strength and drug stocks fell, amid more evidence of a recovering economy in the U.S. and passage of a bill extending Bush-era tax cuts. American Express fell, while Boeing rose.

  • Stocks continued to trade mixed despite further evidence of a recovering economy and passage of a bill extending Bush-era tax cuts, as strong earnings by tech leaders nudged the Nasdaq slightly higher.  Merck fell, while Boeing rose.

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    The company's new software sales surged and beat its own forecasts, and Oracle reported profit ahead of Wall Street estimates, pushing its shares higher in extended trading Thursday.

  • Obama Meets With Twenty Top Business Leaders At The White House

    President Obama is holding a meeting today with 20 prominent business leaders to share ideas on how to grow the economy and create jobs. Here is a look at how these companies performed since President Obama took office.

  • Barack Obama

    Nearly half of the 20 CEOs meeting with President Obama Wednesday are from technology and financials services companies, while noticeably absent are big oil and retail and such government-controlled enterprises.