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  • U.S. stock index futures struggled to find direction Friday ahead of earnings from Bank of America, despite better-than-expected results from General Electric.

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    What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Friday, April 16.

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    Companies are increasingly sharing their record cash hoard with investors, and that trend should accelerate with a new wave of increased dividends and buybacks this quarter, according to a report from an investment bank.

  • Hasbro has pushed back near an all-time high, and one trader is positioning for a correction in the next two months.

  • The Barbie and Ken versions of the “Mad Men” characters are, from left, Joan Holloway, Roger Sterling, Don Draper and Betty Draper.

    After three seasons, “Mad Men,” the television series about advertising in the 1960s, has attained a level of popular-culture cachet. There have been magazine cover articles, calendars and an episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” all devoted to it, spoofs on “The Simpsons” and “Saturday Night Live,” and even a “Mad Men” category on “Jeopardy.” Soon, the show will enter a realm of the pop-culture pantheon that its creator, Matthew Weiner, says has surprised even him: Mattel plans to bring out versions of Barbie and Ken styled after four “Mad Men” characters.

  • In today's trading session, a total of 39 stocks in the S&P 500 reached new 52-week highs. Here is a look at those companies.

  • Judging by the toys featured at the American International Toy Fair, the industry isn’t ready just yet to place huge bets on an economic recovery. Toymakers are sticking with many of the trends that worked last year and are keeping prices low. One big theme is toys that take advantage of the falling prices of tech components.Games the whole family can play, especially those that encourage kids to get up on their feet and get moving, are also very popular. As are products that spark the imaginati

    Judging by the toys featured at the American International Toy Fair, the industry isn’t ready just yet to place huge bets on an economic recovery. Click to see some of the coolest products from the show.

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    The American International Toy Fair, the industry's main trade show, kicks off Sunday in New York. Here are some noteworthy toys to watch for.

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    Mattel recently asked its fans to vote on Barbie's next career, and after more than half a million votes were tallied, the winner was...news anchor.

  • Cramer answers questions viewers mail on Google, Apple and more

  • I admit it, I thought Twitter jumped the shark when self-professed luddite Senator John McCain began doing it. I thought Twitter was for the birds and I that I'd never do it. I was wrong on both counts.

  • Stocks erased their gains Friday, ending the day — and the month — in the red as an early boost from better-than-expected GDP report faded and techs took another hit.

  • 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.