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  • Highest Dividend Yields of the Dow Wednesday, 13 May 2009 | 8:45 AM ET

    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.

  • New Hires Get Less Pay As Jobs Remain Scarce Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 4:11 PM ET

    With nearly 14 million Americans unemployed, a growing number of people are competing for a dwindling number of job openings, allowing some employers to drive down pay and benefits for new hires.

  • Microsoft Debt Deal Not A Sign Of Pending Purchase Tuesday, 12 May 2009 | 11:51 AM ET
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    I know everyone is getting all hot and bothered about Microsoft’s $3.75 billion debt deal, speculating it is a forerunner to a coming acquisition by the software giant. But based on what I’m hearing, investors bracing for a big deal in the near term can relax.

  • Market Pulls Back After Strong Week Monday, 11 May 2009 | 5:35 PM ET

    The S&P 500 fell on Monday as investors booked profits in financial sector with comments made by widely followed banking analyst Whitney Tilson on CNBC fueling the sell-off.

  • Tech Will Lead S&P to 1047: Strategist Monday, 11 May 2009 | 4:52 PM ET

    This market rally has legs, and we think the S&P 500 will reach 1047, said Brian Belski, chief investment strategist at Oppenheimer.

  • Administration Plans to Strengthen Antitrust Rules Monday, 11 May 2009 | 6:52 AM ET

    President Obama’s top antitrust official this week plans to restore an aggressive enforcement policy against corporations that use their market dominance to elbow out competitors or to keep them from gaining market share.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 8 May 2009 | 4:59 PM ET

    On a week dominated by the stress test for the banks, a rally in Financials, and the jobs report lending to increased optimism that the recession may be easing; the markets extend their rally to 9-straight weeks for the NASDAQ, and an almost 6% weekly gain for the S&P 500.

  • A Slightly Better April Jobs Report Is Expected Friday, 8 May 2009 | 3:55 AM ET

    Employers are letting up a bit on the mass layoffs they resorted to earlier this year to cope with the recession, but the unemployment rate is climbing.

  • Pros Say: Banks 'Already Know What They're Doing' Thursday, 7 May 2009 | 1:34 PM ET

    Stocks turned lower on Thursday as bank stocks backed off their early rally. Fed Reserve Chairman Bernanke said increasing the effectiveness of bank supervision is a "top priority" for the Fed. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner sought to ease fears about the results by saying that none of the banks being tested face the risk of insolvency.

  • Can You Be Trusted? Thursday, 7 May 2009 | 1:11 PM ET

    All of us aspire to a higher level of trust in our relationships, our companies, and our lives. Yet, high trust levels frequently elude most organizations.

  • 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. 

  • Pros Say: Cash is Riskier Than Stocks Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | 2:28 PM ET

    Stocks traded higher on Wednesday on two economic reports that showed unemployment rates beginning to ease. Optimistic experts told investors to start getting into the market again. Watch and listen to what the pros had to say...

  • Markets Have ‘Turned Upward’: Experts Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | 1:25 PM ET

    Mike Holland at Holland & Co. and Jeff Mortimer at Schwab Funds explained why this is the right time for investors to buy into the markets.

  • Art Cashin: If Jobs Drop, Hide in Your 'Storm Shelter' Wednesday, 6 May 2009 | 12:07 PM ET

    Stocks opened higher Wednesday and the S&P 500 (as of this writing) is positive again for 2009. Will it hold? Arthur Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, offered his insights to CNBC.

  • Fast & Furious Trades For Wednesday Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | 6:24 PM ET

    Following are the “Fast & Furious” trades - hot ways to play Wednesday's market moving events.

  • Sneak Peek: 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | 12:16 PM ET

    After a relatively dull past two years, the Electronic Entertainment Expo ("E3" for short) appears ready to deliver the goods this year.

  • Time to Put Money Into Stocks: Experts Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | 10:04 AM ET

    Eric Ross, director of equity research at Canacord Adams and Brian Belski, chief investment strategist at Oppenheimer said now is the time to get into the market, and that investors should be putting their cash to work.

  • Stocks Close Up on Strong Economic Signs Monday, 4 May 2009 | 4:04 PM ET

    Futures indicated a positive open for U.S. stocks on Monday helped by strong gains in Asia and anticipation that this week's bank stress test results will be relatively benign.

  • Stocks Shoot Higher as Home Sales Gain Monday, 4 May 2009 | 12:43 PM ET

    Futures indicated a positive open for U.S. stocks on Monday helped by strong gains in Asia and anticipation that this week's bank stress test results will be relatively benign.

  • Is 'Grand Theft Auto' Running Out of Gas? Monday, 4 May 2009 | 10:16 AM ET

    Lately gamers have seemed a bit less interested in the series that once defined cool – and shattered sales boundaries.