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  • Think that QE2 is largely priced into the market? According to the pros, it's not -- not by a long shot!

  • Stocks edged higher at the close, with the Dow climbing back above 11,000 after a late session drop, amid thin holiday trading and ahead of a big week of earnings announcements. Boeing and JPMorgan rose, while DuPont and 3M fell.

  • Stocks turned mixed Monday amid quiet holiday trading as investors considered the next steps from the Federal Reserve and the release of several major earnings reports this week. DuPont and 3M fell, while Boeing and JPMorgan rose.

  • Stocks struggled for direction amid quiet holiday trading as investors considered the next steps from the Federal Reserve in the wake of a disappointing jobs report on Friday. 3M and Caterpillar fall, while JP Morgan rose.

  • Is a national moratorium on foreclosures the right thing to do—and what does it mean for the banking stocks? Jim Meyer, CIO and co-founder at Tower Bridge Advisors, shared his insights.

  • U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open Monday as prospects for further monetary easing from the Federal Reserve rose in the wake of a disappointing jobs report Friday.

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    Worries over Internet privacy have spurred lawsuits, conspiracy theories and consumer anxiety as marketers and others invent new ways to track computer users on the Internet. But the alarmists have not seen anything yet.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Monday's Squawk on the Street.

  • Facebook

    Certainly the digital age has bought a new, fast Darwinism to business. Today’s innovators are tomorrow’s old news. Adapt or die. So, who wins next?

  • Since the Dow first settled above 11K on May 3, 1999, it has closed above this milestone 27% of the time.  Here is a look at the market gains and losses since the Dow first crossed above 11K through today.

  • The traders spent Thursday gaming a slew of stocks likely to make sharp moves in the days ahead. What must you know?

  • Adobe's headquarters in San Jose, California.

    Steven Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief executive, recently showed up with a small entourage of deputies at Adobe’s corporate offices in San Francisco to hold a secret meeting with Adobe’s chief executive, Shantanu Narayen, the NYT reports.

  • iPad

    Hold your horses, people. It’s far from certain that Apple’s going to sell 45 million iPads in 2011, as Ticonderoga Securities analyst Brian White has suggested.

  • Since the Dow first settled above 11,000 on May 3, 1999, it has closed above this milestone 27% of the time (780 out of the last 2,878 trading sessions, or 11+ years of trading). Here are some vital stats, including oil, gold, bonds and stocks the Dow dropped since 1999.

  • With Microsoft stuck between $23-$26, how should you game Mister Softy? Don’t make a move until you hear from Scott Nations.

  • Stocks closed near the highs of an upbeat session as investors gained confidence in the strengthening U.S. economy and the likelihood the Federal Reserve will resume quantitative easing.   Boeing and Bank of America rose, while American Express fell.

  • Republican Representative John Boehner

    The Republican leader is focused on stopping any regulatory, tax, and trade barriers to job creation. When asked about the main agenda point for a GOP Congress, Boehner said, “Stop all the bad stuff.” I like it. Stop all the bad stuff.

  • Stocks advanced across-the-board Tuesday ahead of the closing bell as investors gained confidence in the strengthening U.S. economy and the likelihood the Federal Reserve will resume quantitative easing.   Boeing and Bank of America rose, while American Express fell.

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    After catching two downgrades in two days, it would be better for Microsoft if they moved on without their current CEO, said one analyst.

  • Stocks continued to add to gains after a report that the service sector grew more than expected, and that new orders and hiring in the sector are on the rise. Caterpillar and DuPont rose, while Amex fell.