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  • With stocks rallying for over 3 months now, dividend yields continue to fall back to Earth.  Today, two new components join the Dow, one with a dividend and one without.  See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.

  • The Dow Industrials briefly turned positive for the year earlier this morning. WAHOO! But wait…the S&P 500 turned positive for 2009 nearly one month ago and is now up over 4.5% this year. So why the performance lag in the Dow (compared to the S&P)?

  • With the exit of Citigroup and GM from the Dow, new comers Cisco and Travelers bring some heft back into the index.  As of Monday's close, the price weighted index is taking out $4.44 (combined price of Citi and GM) and adding in $61.41 (CSCO + TRV).  Here's how this change will impact the weight of the remaining 28 stocks of the Dow.

  • As June 1 looms closer, the likelihood of General Motors declaring bankruptcy seems more real.  If that is the case, which company might succeed GM as the next component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

  • If you’re a coffee drinker you might have to dig a little deeper into your wallet to pay for that next bag of beans.

  • Hewlett Packard reported earnings after the bell yesterday, and met analyst expectations.  All 30 Dow stocks have now reported -- here is a summary of how the season stacked up.

  • Last year (2008) was an extremely quiet one for initial public offerings, with only 21 IPOs hitting the market. By comparison, 159 took place in 2007. Recently, there has been a relative flurry of IPO activity; three of the four IPOs on US exchanges this year have hit in the past two weeks: Rosetta Stone (RST), Changyou.com (CYOU) and Bridgepoint Education (BPI). April 2009 is already the most active month since July 2008. Thus far, however, all the IPOs this year have been tiny by historical st

    pril 2009 is already the most active month since July 2008. Thus far, however, all the IPOs this year have been tiny by historical standards.

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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?

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    Even though Warren Buffett always says he likes stocks more when they're cheaper, he didn't do a lot of buying as Wall Street's major indexes fell to their bear-market lows (so far) in early March.  Berkshire Hathaway's first quarter stock portfolio snapshot shows no blockbuster buys. A few stakes did, however, get bigger during the first three months on the year.

  • With stocks rallying for over 2 months now, dividend yields continue to fall back to Earth.  The average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has fallen nearly 30% since the rally began in early March.  See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.

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    Comments made by Intel CEO Paul Otellini after hours could be bullish for stocks.

  • The New York Stock Exchange, downtown Manhattan.

    Stocks lost ground in afternoon trading but traded in a fairly tight range, though the Nasdaq posted losses approaching 1.5 percent.

  • Stocks opened slightly higher, bouncing off a rough day Monday but moving hesitantly as an economic report showed consumer weakness continues to hamper growth.

  • Dan Greenhaus, market analyst at Miller Tabak, and Scott Minerd, chief strategist at Guggenheim Partners, shared their views on the economy — and where investors should be putting their money.

  • The April employment report and Thursday's late news on bank stress tests will steer Friday's markets.

  • In yesterday's extension of the current rally, three more Dow stocks crossed above their 200-day moving averages.  There are now seven stocks on the Dow above this technical threshold. 

  • Yesterday was another 90 upside day (where 90 percent of the volume was on the upside), which, according to Lowry, is the eighth 90 percent upside day since the market bottom on March 9th. The S&P 500 is now positive for the year, the Dow Industrials still down 4 percent.

  • Cramer explains why the market stalled today and what we need to go higher.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Kraft and Molson Coors popped while Legg Mason and AK Steel dropped.

  • Stocks slipped Tuesday as investors parsed remarks from Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and as the pending results for the government's bank stress test left the market a bit jittery.