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  • Stocks pared their gains Friday, the final trading day of January, after an early boost from a trio of encouraging news on the economic front: GDP, Chicago PMI and consumer confidence.  Tech and energy stocks led decliners.

  • Stocks advanced Friday, the final trading day of January, after a trio of encouraging news on the economic front: GDP, Chicago PMI and consumer confidence.

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    Stock index futures are not pointing were mixed ahead of January's final trading session, despite upbeat earnings from two tech heavyweights.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Friday, Jan. 29.

  • In the corporate world, bigger is often better. When it comes to legendary, industry-changing companies (think Microsoft), the more grandiose plans win out. The same is thought about mergers and acquisitions. Some mergers are so successful that we can’t remember a time when the two companies were distinct: Where would Disney be without Pixar, or J.P. Morgan without Chase?

    Here we look at the top 10 best, and worst, mergers of all time: The good, the bad, and the ugly.

  • Considering the Nasdaq hit a 2009 intra-day high on Monday, should you lock in gains or stay with the trade?

  • What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

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    With Avatar opening at 12:01 am on Friday, everyone's waiting to see if the much-anticipated movie lives up to the hype, and how it performs at the box office. I got a sneak preview last week -- it certainly didn't disappoint me -- I was particularly wowed by the intricate, beautiful world James Cameron creates -- but we'll see if the live action-computer generated 3-D hybrid pulls everyone else in.

  • Shoppers stroll around at the newly decorated Christmas floor at KADEWE department store in Berlin, Germany.

    The all-important holiday shopping season is well underway and, so far, online retailers are seeing an improvement compared with last year, but stores are having trouble luring in consumers.

  • Zhu Zhu Hampsters

    When Lori Fowlkes first saw robotic Zhu Zhu Pets toy hamsters in September, she remembers her kids started jumping up and down and saying "Please! Please! Can we buy them?" Seeing a fully stocked shelf, she decided to hold off until Christmas.

  • What are the latest holiday must-have toys and how can you profit from their popularity?

  • Barbie Palm Beach Sugar Daddy Ken Doll

    There is one man in Palm Beach who hasn't lost his fortune in a Ponzi scheme: Ken. For those of you who thought Barbie's boyfriend couldn't be any more emasculated, Mattel is releasing the "Palm Beach Sugar Daddy Ken".

  • What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Human Genome and CIT Group popped while BB&T and Weatherford dropped.

  • Following are the week’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Cytec Industries and Chevron popped while Domino’s Pizza and Las Vegas Sands dropped.

  • Stocks skidded at the open Friday as disappointing results from Bank of America and General Electric eclipsed strong results from big techs. They slid further — with the Dow down 100 points — after a report showed a surprise drop in consumer sentiment.

  • Futures indicated a lower open for Wall Street Friday, as mixed earnings from General Electric eclipsed strong results from big techs.

  • Parents shop in the toy aisle at a Target store, Kingston, Massachusetts

    Let the holiday price wars begin. Target is expected to announce that it will match toy price discounts put in place last week by rival Wal-Mart Stores.

  • Toys

    You can tell it's getting close to Christmas by the frequency of the "hot toy" lists.

  • Microsoft Windows party

    Microsoft, in its latest attempt at a campy viral marketing campaign, is trying to get everyday users to throw a "House Party" (think Tupperware party) to spread the word to their friends about the upcoming Windows 7. Yeah, never put the geeks in charge of the party.