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  • U.S. stocks finished the week mixed, after reaching new highs for the year earlier on the week.

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    As Dell prepares to release its earnings Thursday, there's a strange thing happening around this company: Could this company be showing new signs of life even as competition in every one of the markets it serves begins to heat up?

  • Social media platforms Facebook and Twitter have no doubt revolutionized the way people communicate in social settings, and now Salesforce is trying to bring those same tools into the workforce.

  • Markets declined on Tuesday, led by retailers. Where should investors be putting their money? Robert Carey, CIO of First Trust Advisors shared his market insight and favorite sector plays.

  • U.S. stocks rallied for the second straight week, with all three major U.S. indices reaching a new intraday high for 2009 on Wednesday.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks advanced Friday as Disney's earnings beat and JCPenney's outlook helped offset worries about a drop in consumer sentiment. For the week, the Dow gained 2.5 percent, finishing at its highest level since Oct. 2008.

  • The U.S. equity markets tend to be luckier than you might think on Friday the 13th. Historically and on average, the Dow, S&P, and Nasdaq Composite have been up about 58% of the time or more on the day of Friday the 13th.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks struggled Thursday as investors juggled a weak holiday outlook from Wal-Mart and a drop in jobless claims. Techs clawed higher, with huge gains in JDS Uniphase and AMD.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks struggled Thursday as investors juggled a weak holiday outlook from Wal-Mart and a drop in jobless claims. Techs clawed higher, with huge gains in JDS Uniphase and AMD.

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    This “denial of service” business model is, I believe, doomed. The new edge in technology will belong to the companies that invest over the long term in earning the trust of their customers, writes Lanham Napier CEO of Rackspace.

  • Winterizing Your Portfolio - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks wobbled Thursday as investors juggled a weak holiday outlook from Wal-Mart and a drop in jobless claims. Techs clawed higher after some big news out of the sector.

  • With major retail names set to announce earnings this week, the sector will be a major focus of the market. Here are the names to watch from a top analyst.

  • After a surprising deal from HP, the markets reacted after hours to the acquisition of the week. The Fast Money traders give you the outlook and analysis you need to trade on the news.

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    Earlier this year, Cisco opened a major front against one-time partners Hewlett-Packard and IBM in the hotly competitive, and fast-growing server market with its blade, and so-called Unified Computing System initiative.

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    After the close, tech giant Hewlett-Packard announced it will acquire networking provider 3Com for $2.7 billion in an all-cash deal.

  • Markets opened higher on Wednesday as the dollar hit a new 15-month low after Federal Reserve reinforced the view that rates will remain low for some time. How should investors be positioned? Kevin Rendino, portfolio manager at BlackRock shared his market insights.

  • On a week where the Dow closes above 10K, gold tops $1,100 and unemployment hits 10.2%, the markets shrug off negative data to end the week up over 3%.

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    In the wake of the financial crisis and its attendant repercussions across the global economy, the U.S. Congress stands poised to address the issue of patent reform, writes Keith Bergelt, CEO of Open Invention Network.

  • Cisco posted a stronger-than-expected profit for its fiscal first quarter and said business was recovering as customers are buying more network equipment again, after cutting back for the past year. Simon Leopold, telecom equipment analyst at Morgan Keegan, shared his analysis of the company.

  • Dividends can be a way for investors to effectively safeguard returns during volatile times. Joseph Keating, CIO of Private Asset Management at RBC Bank shared some of his best dividend picks for investors.