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  • The Dow and S&P snap a 3-week losing streak as both benchmarks managed their best first trading week of September since 1982 and all ten main sectors of the S&P rose for the week, with four up by more than 4% led by Financials.

  • Sphygmomanometer

    Workplace wellness programs are on the rise as employers battle health care costs and strive to keep their employees health and productive. According to the National Business Group on Health, this upward trend means companies will be increasingly looking for people to work in this field.

  • Young Employees

    Business research shows that, in thinking about business and careers, today’s college students are concerned about people who live and work in distant locations. What’s more, they are ready and eager to act on their concerns.

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    The administration's announcement has spurred a flurry of meetings between healthcare providers and IT vendors to get the ball rolling. This is a major step in transforming and automating our beleaguered healthcare system. But as these backdoor meetings take place, why are you still filling out paper forms and seeing doctors scribble notes on paper charts? And does it really matter?

  • Stocks surged to extend gains on Wednesday, after a U.S. manufacturing report showed surprising strength, and signs emerged of a growing global economy. Craig Hodges, co-portfolio manager at The Hodges Fund, and Kent Croft, CIO and portfolio manager at Croft Value Fund, shared their best plays.

  • SONY READER

    Whoever said technology was dehumanizing was wrong. On screens everywhere — cellphones, e-readers, A.T.M.’s — as Diana Ross sang, we just want to reach out and touch.

  • Investors are holding their breath as we head into September, which is historically a terrible month for stocks. Will past levels of support continue to hold?

  • Silicone Chip

    Scientists at Rice University and Hewlett-Packard are reporting this week that they can overcome a fundamental barrier to the continued rapid miniaturization of computer memory that has been the basis for the consumer electronics revolution.

  • The traders are keeping an ear to the ground in technology amid growing chatter that even more deals are on the way.

  • With the S&P closing solidly higher on Friday and the Dow surging by triple digits, is the market starting to turn?

  • Brian Stutland of Stutland Equities explains how use options to trade companies refinancing at record low rates.

  • The Dow lost its grip on 10,000, ending near session lows Thursday as trading was light and investors braced for two events Friday: the latest reading on second-quarter GDP and a speech by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.

  • Stocks have fallen almost 4 percent this month after a 7-percent gain in July. So what’s next and how do investors play it? Charles Carlson, CEO and portfolio manager of Horizon Investment Services, shared his best plays.

  • Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Thursday.

  • These companies should give cash back to shareholders, said Eric Jackson of Ironfire Capital.

  • Cloud-computing is possibly the biggest disruptive force to hit enterprise technology in years, reports CNBC's Jon Fortt. So how are the tech titans adopting the change?

  • Equity trading activity this August is on pace to be the slowest since 1999, according to Bespoke Investment Group. What does the slow trading signal?

  • The recent bull market in bonds is creating a compelling financial arbitrage opportunity for corporations with the wherewithal to take advantage.

  • Following triple digit gains and losses for the Dow this week, the major US indexes ended mixed on Friday, with the NASDAQ chalking up a positive performance.  Within the S&P, energy and financial companies fell the most. 

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.