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  • Stocks soared Monday as investors were encouraged by economic reports out of China and the U.S. and breathed a sigh of relief that General Motors finally filed for bankruptcy protection.

  • NASDAQ: highest since Oct. S&P: highest since Nov. Russell 2000: highest since Nov. The markets are trading on renewed appetite for risk based on the green shoots theory.

  • Stocks advanced Monday as investors were encouraged by economic reports out of China and the U.S. and shrugged off the General Motors bankruptcy filing.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Palm and J.C. Penney popped while Barrick Gold dropped.

  • The market’s rally today was driven by the strong May consumer confidence numbers released at 10am ET this morning. With confidence building, the hope is that the consumer will start spending again.

  • Stocks barreled higher Tuesday as consumer confidence hit its highest level in eight months and a broker upgrade on Apple buoyed the Nasdaq.

  • Stocks recovered from a lower start Tuesday as consumer confidence hit its highest level in eight months and a broker upgrade on Apple buoyed the Nasdaq.

  • Most of the large retailers have reported, and the results are better than expected, at least on the bottom line.

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    Traders expect the market to bump along with a downward bias while it establishes a new trading range, as a lack of economic news and earnings reports in the coming week leaves a news vacuum.

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    The Dow and S&P 500 closed lower Friday, though the bulls weren't too badly bruised. How should you be trading now?

  • Stocks flopped Friday, capping a dismal week, as bank stocks pulled back after recent gains.

  • Plus, calls on the U.S. economy, retail, Internet advertising and more.

  • The bears and bulls continue to battle for control of the market with bears looking for the next leg down and bulls betting on a V-shaped recovery. Who's winning?

  • Stocks opened flat Friday as investors were encouraged by a pair of better-than-expected manufacturing readings but dismal economic data out of Europe and weak U.S. retail reports capped gains.

  • A modest pop in futures as the Consumer Price Index was flat, in line with expectations.

  • Futures pared losses Friday after a pair of better-than-expected manufacturing readings.

  • Options expirations and a few economic headlines are the big factors for stocks Friday. But also, like an economic weather vane, the financial stocks will point out the market's direction.

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  • Nordstrom up 4 percent after the close on higher earnings.

  • After 3 days of declines, the major indices finally stopped dropping, and it's no surprise that the decline stopped on a day when announcements of major secondaries was very light.