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  • September Correction Unlikely to Happen: Strategist Monday, 31 Aug 2009 | 10:46 AM ET

    Investors do not need to worry about a correction in the near-term, said Marc Pado, U.S. market strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald and Eugene Peroni, senior vice president and portfolio manager at Advisors Asset Management.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 28 Aug 2009 | 6:03 PM ET

    The S&P 500 and Dow index broke 8 days of consecutive gains on Friday, after an economic report showed consumer sentiment in August dipped to a 4-month low. Despite of Friday's slight pull-back, all major US indexes are on track to close up 2.5% or greater for the month. 

  • PC Demand to Give Techs a 'Big Boost': Analyst Friday, 28 Aug 2009 | 1:19 PM ET

    There seems to be an improvement in the demand for PCs and it’s going to continue, said Andy Hargreaves, senior research analyst of Pacific Crest Securities.

  • Intel's Rising Tide Friday, 28 Aug 2009 | 10:57 AM ET
    Intel

    I don't think you can over-estimate the significance of Intel's revenue expectation revision this morning: The new mid-point of $9 billion is a half billion dollars more than the $8.55 billion the company originally anticipated.

  • Price Wars: The Latest Noteworthy Markdown Thursday, 27 Aug 2009 | 5:35 PM ET

    These days it seems just about everybody is slashing prices. And the latest markdown might leave you head over heels!

  • Pros Say: Small Market Pullback — Then Rally Goes On Thursday, 27 Aug 2009 | 4:56 PM ET
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    Stocks were mixed on Thursday—well off their lows for the day—as investors greeted a downturn in the markets with yet another round of buying. The market digested economic reports a bit better than expected as signs developed that the market was ready to take a breather from its violent five-month surge off the March lows. Read and listen to what the pros had to say...

  • Stocks Close Higher, Led by Banks, Oil, Boeing Thursday, 27 Aug 2009 | 4:39 PM ET

    Stocks closed with modest gains, helped by a rally among bank stocks as well as oil prices.

  • Apple’s Sleek Upgrade Thursday, 27 Aug 2009 | 11:20 AM ET
    Apple Snow Leopard OSX

    Buying software is not like buying a vase or a comb or a lawnmower where you pay, you take it home, and the transaction is complete. No, buying software is more like joining a club with annual dues. Every year, there’s a new version, and if you don’t upgrade, you feel like a behind-the-curve loser.

  • Futures Improve After Jobs, GDP Reports Thursday, 27 Aug 2009 | 8:44 AM ET

    Stock index futures are indicating a similar lack of conviction Thursday, drifting downwards on flat European stocks and losses in Asian markets.

  • Microsoft Follows Sony’s Lead, Cuts Xbox Prices Thursday, 27 Aug 2009 | 4:01 AM ET
    Xbox 360

    The video game price wars are getting fiercer. Microsoft on Thursday announced plans to lower the price of its top-line Xbox 360 model from $399 to $299.

  • No Double-Dip Recession: Strategist Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009 | 6:05 PM ET

    Recent economic numbers suggest that the economy may be finally turning to a recovery, said Jim Hardesty, president, market strategist and chief economist of Hardesty Capital Management, and John Merrill, founder and CIO of Tanglewood Wealth Management.

  • Markets Still Have a 'Lot of Room' to Run: Strategist Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009 | 5:51 PM ET

    Ben Bernanke’s reappointment as Federal Reserve chairman is a sign of stability to the markets, said Bryan Place, president of Place Financial Advisors.

  • Winners & Losers Since March 9th Low Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009 | 12:27 PM ET

    As the stock market continues to gain steam, with all major US indices higher by 46% or more since the market rebound began, companies in the S&P 500 have outperformed the average gains of the Dow and Nasdaq 100 components. 

  • Wikipedia to Limit Changes to Articles on People Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009 | 11:16 AM ET
    Wikipedia

    Wikipedia, one of the 10 most popular sites on the Web, was founded about eight years ago as a long-shot experiment to create a free encyclopedia from the contributions of volunteers, all with the power to edit, and presumably improve, the content.

  • Highest Dividend Yields of the Dow Monday, 24 Aug 2009 | 11:23 AM ET

    Dividend yields in the Dow index are down about a quarter of a point since early June and 165 basis points since early March, as equity markets continue to trend higher, pushing yields lower.  Here is a look at the dividend yields of all 30 Dow components:

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 4:41 PM ET

    On a volatile week that ended with Fed Chairman Bernanke stating that the US economy is nearing recovery, positive housing data, and oil hitting 10 month highs; the Dow, S&P and NASDAQ once again close at new highs for 2009, and end up about 1.8% or better for the week.

  • Our Top 5 Cash-Flow Stocks: Strategists (Pt.1) Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | 3:28 PM ET

    Cash flow is a great valuation metric to look at when calculating how solid a company may be, said Lee Eugene Munson, CIO of Portfolio Asset Management, and Michael Farr, president of Farr, Miller & Washington. They shared their best 5 stock picks with investors.

  • PS3 Price Cut is Just the Start: GameStop Execs Thursday, 20 Aug 2009 | 3:05 PM ET
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    GameStop executives, who led the call for price reductions on the PlayStation 3 earlier this year, say they were a bit surprised with the timing of Sony’s actions earlier this week. But now that Sony has capitulated, they're expecting Microsoft and Nintendo to react.

  • Sony Cuts PlayStation 3 Price, Unveils Redesigned Model Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | 2:58 PM ET
    Sony PS3

    Sony, hoping to regain its momentum in the video game space, will lower the price of the PlayStation 3 video game console by $100 starting Wednesday.

  • Is Google Still Worth Buying? Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | 1:48 PM ET

    Five years ago today, Google sold shares to the public for the first time. Since then, its stock has risen almost 400 percent. So is Google still worth buying? Heath Terry, senior VP in internet and entertainment software sector at FBR Capital Markets and Michael Farr, president of Farr, Miller & Washington shared their insights.