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  • Weird Day When My Mother Asks About Tattoo Removals Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | 1:42 PM ET

    3) My mother writes the following note to me: "Dear Robert, Just received my quarterly statement, and was that sad... Found the name of a stock I was interested in called Palomar Chemicals, supposed to help removed tattoos. Love, Mom"

  • Preview: This Week's Tech Earnings Bonanza Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | 9:54 AM ET

    Alcoa may have kicked off earnings season last week, but this week, the biggest names in the tech sector take center stage: Intel and IBM tomorrow: eBay Wednesday; Microsoft and Google on Thursday.

  • Game Plan: What to do with Fannie and Freddie Friday, 11 Jul 2008 | 6:37 PM ET

    Also, how to play next week's busy schedule of earnings.

  • Strategist Sticks with Tech Picks Friday, 11 Jul 2008 | 4:21 PM ET

    Peter Misek at Canaccord Adams says “tech -- both in growth and earnings are going to look pretty good."

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The week was a mixed bag of economic and market news, most of it on the negative side.  Oil prices continued to hit record highs, the market officially entered bear territory and the European Central Bank socked it to the U.S. by raising rates a quarter-point.  Despite all of this, CNBC guests found bright spots in steel, financials, tech and international stocks.

  • Earnings Season Kicks Off with Little Hope Ahead Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 2:06 PM ET

    Wall Street is bracing for a big round of second-quarter earnings reports that few expect to deliver good news for the state of corporate America.

  • Bullish on Technology Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 1:27 PM ET

    Warren Myers at Walter J. Dowd is hopeful about the tech sector -- and shares his stock picks with CNBC.

  • Stocks End First Half With a Whimper Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 6:18 PM ET

    Stocks ended mixed Monday, capping a dismal quarter and first half marked by rocketing oil prices and battered financials. The Dow is down 14 percent since the beginning of the year and ended the first half about 20 points from bear-market territory.

  • Investing in Tech: Recession-Proof Buys? Monday, 30 Jun 2008 | 4:38 PM ET

    Conservative spending and high productivity have helped tech stocks thrive in a weak economy, said Scott Kessler, director of the Information Technology Research Group at Standard & Poor's.

  • The Week in Review: Bears on the Prowl Saturday, 28 Jun 2008 | 3:01 PM ET

    By anyone's reckoning, it was a rough week.  Crude oil continued its relentless climb; banks and brokerages gave hints of more discouraging news; government data pointed to a weak economy; even strong companies like Nike, Oracle, and Research In Motion issued cautious guidance; and Federal Reserve policymakers, widely perceived as powerless to help, left interest rates unchanged.  But all week, even through the worst of the market's sell-offs, CNBC guests offered

  • Bill Gates

    Today's the day. Well sort of. Bill Gates will retire from Microsoft, kind of. He's leaving the day-to-day responsibilities to others. But not really.

  • 4-Star Finds: Toys, Energy & Tech Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 12:57 PM ET

    Schwab portfolio manager Vivienne Hsu recommends large caps with international exposure to get through the rough patch.

  • One Small Step for Intel; Giant Leap for Apple? Thursday, 26 Jun 2008 | 12:26 PM ET

    This might be more a leap of faith, but it's a leap worth considering for both Intel and Apple, especially after the blogs have been awash this week about speculation over Intel's resistance to upgrade 80,000 employee computers to Microsoft's Vista.

  • Oracle Becomes Macro "Oracle" For Economy Wednesday, 25 Jun 2008 | 10:28 AM ET
    Oracle's headquarters in Redwood City, California.

    Oracle ended 2007 as the software stock pick of the year for a few key analysts on the Street for 2008, and today we'll get a good idea as to whether those optimistic outlooks are still justified. Just about everyone I've talked to expects Oracle to beat expectations, so it doesn't seem like a question of "if," but instead, "by how much."

  • Stocks Rebound As Buyers Swoop Thursday, 19 Jun 2008 | 5:55 PM ET

    The Dow made a modest advance Thursday as a sharp drop in oil prices helped counter renewed concerns about the strength of the economy. What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • US, China Sign Business Deals, Eye Investment Pact Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 9:55 PM ET
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    U.S. and Chinese companies signed 35 business deals in sectors ranging from automobiles to telecommunications on the eve of high-level trade and investment talks between the two countries.

  • Big Blue Backs Solar Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 6:16 PM ET

    We spotted some big headlines on Monday as the world frantically searches for alternatives to fossil fuels. Find out how to trade them!

  • Stocks Slide as Oil Surges; Lehman Rises Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | 10:36 AM ET

    Stocks opened lower on Wall Street Monday as oil neared $140 a barrel and after a report from the New York Federal Reserve on regional manufacturing activity showed a worse-than-expected contraction. Lehman shares rose after the firm reported a loss on target with its pre-announcement.

  • The Week:  Pickers Think Big, Global, High-Quality Saturday, 14 Jun 2008 | 8:45 AM ET

    The week began with a flashback to the credit crisis.  It ended with figures showing the fastest inflation in six months and the lowest consumer-sentiment reading in 28 years.  Along the way, as the stock market ebbed and flowed, CNBC guests assembled a collective portfolio that was heavy on technology, energy, and global exposure.

  • Game Plan: Expect a Rally Friday, 13 Jun 2008 | 7:22 PM ET

    Friday was the first day in what should be a good run in the market.