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  • With Silver Soaring, Attics Give Up Small Fortunes Monday, 2 May 2011 | 9:49 AM ET

    As investors send prices soaring for not only gold, but now also silver, consumers have been unearthing ancient stashes of silverware, teapots and jewelry from long-discarded beaus, and trading them in at pawn shops or selling them on eBay for cash. The New York Times reports.

  • 2 New 'Buys' from Money Manger Whitney Tilson Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011 | 6:31 PM ET

    Peek inside the portfolio of top fund manager Whitney Tilson. Check out his 2 new buys.

  • Five Things to Watch: Retailers, Portugal and More Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 7:21 PM ET

    Tee time at Augusta, tea time for Boehner, and wait-and-see time for Portugal. Here's what we're watching—and you should, as well.

  • Chain-Store Sales Expected to Decline 0.7% for March Wednesday, 6 Apr 2011 | 5:48 PM ET
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    As retailers gear up to report monthly same-store sales Thursday, analysts are expecting March to be a challenging month with the late arrival of Easter and rising gas prices.

  • Stocks End Mixed; Best 1st Quarter Since '98 Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 4:53 PM ET
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    Stocks posted the best first quarter in more than a decade, although the last day of the quarter was fairly lackluster, with stocks dropping just before the close in another low-volume session. AmEx and Intel led Dow decliners, while 3M rose.

  • Stocks Mixed in Light Volume as Quarter Ends Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 3:58 PM ET
    CNBC Investor Spring Cleaning - See Complete Coverage

    Stocks fell just before the close during in another low volume session, but the market remained on track to post the best quarterly results in more than a decade.

  • Is $106 the Breaking Point for Oil? Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 | 11:32 AM ET

    Is $106 the breaking point for oil? First, some traders insisted $100 oil was the line in the sand: go over it, and our rally would falter. But it didn't happen: after a brief, three-week flutter, the major indices are knocking on the door of their old highs.

  • Playing Consumer Catch Phrases Friday, 25 Mar 2011 | 4:40 PM ET

    We've put together a shopping list of catch phrases that apply to the consumer economy.

  • Consumers Like Mobile Shopping Sites and Apps Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 12:32 PM ET

    The mobile phone as a tool for shopping actually has the potential to bridge traditional retail and digital retail in a way that couldn’t have been otherwise possible.

  • Stocks End Sharply Higher in Broad Rally Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 4:54 PM ET

    Stocks ended sharply higher after rallying throughout the session Thursday as an upbeat report on jobless claims and falling oil prices led investors to retrace losses from earlier in the week ahead of a key jobs report on Friday. Caterpillar and Bank of America gained.

  • Stocks Advance, Led by Industrials; Oil Slides Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 12:03 PM ET

    Stocks rallied more than 1 percent across the board Thursday, fueled by a handful of upbeat economic news and as oil prices declined amid talks of a peace plan in Libya.

  • Most Retailers Top Estimates, Some See Weak March Thursday, 3 Mar 2011 | 9:56 AM ET

    Despite storms and rising gasoline prices, many retailers reportedly monthly sales managed to top analysts' estimates, but some warned of a weaker March due the timing of the Easter holiday.

  • Cash-strapped states combined with the rapid advancement of e-books could spell the end to the public library over the next 10 years.

  • Yes, Stocks Can Advance with $100 Oil Wednesday, 2 Mar 2011 | 2:55 PM ET

    Today's action suggests stocks may still be able to advance with oil at $100, but it's dicey above that. Mid-morning stocks weakened as oil moved to $102, but stocks gradually recovered even as oil has held in near $102. At 2pm ET major indices were flat, more up stocks than down stocks.

  • Stocks Snap 3-Week Winning Streak Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 4:58 PM ET

    Stocks broke three consecutive sessions of losses to end higher amid light volume, led by financial and tech stocks, and as oil prices stabilized.  Intel rose, while Microsoft fell.

  • Stocks Higher, But on Pace To Fall for the Week Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 4:00 PM ET

    Stocks broke three consecutive sessions of losses to climb higher, led by the technology and financial stocks, as oil prices stabilized at lower levels. Boeing fell, while Wal-Mart rose.

  • Stocks Gain, Led by Tech; AIG Sinks Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 11:36 AM ET

    Stocks came off the highs of the session but still rose after a mixed batch of economic news, but as oil prices stabilized at lower levels. Intel gained, while Wal-Mart stumbled.

  • Disappointing GDP Revision Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 9:47 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Friday, even after the second estimate for Q4 GDP, at 2.8 percent, came in well below expectations of 3.3 percent; the prior estimate was 3.2 percent. The recovery is clearly going to be slower than hoped, and joblessness is going to remain higher longer.

  • As the most volatile week in months winds down, investors are more likely to quietly square positions Friday, ahead of the weekend and month end.

  • Earnings Roundup: Feb. 25 Friday, 25 Feb 2011 | 9:19 AM ET

    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Friday, Feb. 25.