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  • The Dow turned lower again in late morning trading as investors continued to digest earnings reports from a slew of top-tier companies.

  • Stock futures pointed to a lower opening Friday as traders took a mostly dim view of earnings from General Electric and Bank of America.

  • Harry Potter is some Wizard; he turns pretty much every business he touches into gold. The sixth movie in the franchise "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" opened at 12:01 Wednesday am with a record take; its 3,000 plus midnight shows brought in $22.2 million at the US box office. That's a solid ten million dollars more than the midnight gross from the previous Potter film. This puts the wizard on track for the biggest Wednesday to Sunday opening ever.

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    After a five-week rally, stocks face one of their toughest challenges yet - a very nasty earnings season.

  • float: left;display: inline; font-size:11px; font-face:Arial; border: 1px solid #CCC; line-height:12px; margin-right: 15px; width:100px;/CNBC/Sections/News_And_Analysis/_Blogs/Guest_Blog/__COVER/maslansky_m_100.jpg110010000truehttp://msnbcmedia.msn.comfalse1Pfalsefalsefalsefalse left/CNBC/Components/Images/spacer.gif1108500lefttruehttp://icnbc.msnbc.msn.comfalsePfalsefalsefalsefalse Michael Maslansky CEO of Luntz, Maslansky Strategic ResearchI wish the folks at Tropicana had recognized that their recent packaging “crisis” wasn’t even a crisis at all. It was a tremendous opportunity...in a new, sleeker carton.

  • 17 Feb 2009Barbie turns 50 this March but the classic doll was still turning heads recently at New York's Fashion Week, where models styled as Mattel's fashion icon took to the catwalk in designer outfits.Over 50 world-renowned fashion designers, such as Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka, Tommy Hilfilger and Calvin Klein came together for the first time ever in New York and showcased real-size, Barbie-inspired looks.

    Over 50 world-renowned fashion designers came together for the first time ever in New York and showcased real-size, Barbie-inspired looks. Check out the photos!

  • At this year's Toy Fair in New York City, companies unveiled plans to revive classic brands for a new generation. Many of them, like Barbie, G.I. Joe and Transformers are reaching a milestone anniversary this year. Take a look at some comeback kids.

    At this year's Toy Fair in New York City, companies unveiled plans to revive classic brands for a new generation. Take a look at some comeback kids.

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    Looking to cash in on nostalgia, many companies are updating hit dolls and games of the past to appeal to a new generation of kids.

  • I said last week that a small but persistent group was starting to believe that the "stew" of TARP, TALF, stimulus and other Treasury action would help create a bottom in the economy, and that if that was the case shorting of banks and consumer discretionary would be riskier in the near future.

  • As market participants anticipate possible stagnant growth in the coming quarters, investors might be more apt to get back to "old fashioned" investing with higher-yielding stocks.

  • Following are the day’s biggest winners and losers. Find out why shares of Mariner Energy and Humana popped while Mattel and Hitachi dropped.

  • Stocks started off February mixed as banks took a hit from worries about the so-called "bad bank" plan, while techs got a boost from anticipation that they will benefit from government spending on tech and telecom infrastructure.

  • Stocks started February in the red amid worries about the fate of the stimulus plan and the economy but pared their losses after a better-than-expected reading on the manufacturing sector.

  • Stocks started February in the red amid worries about the fate of the stimulus plan and the economy but pared their losses after a better-than-expected reading on the manufacturing sector.

  • The dollar's strength is creating problems for U.S. companies with big earnings overseas.

  • With European bourses down 2 to 3 percent on the first day of February, it's little wonder that European banks are again the weak link, with ING, UBS, HSBC and Barclays down 5 to 8 percent pre-open.

  • US stock index futures pointed to a further slump at the open Monday as investors braced for another round of dire economic indicators along with the next batch of corporate earnings. 

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