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  • Rally Will Be 'Extremely Selective': Strategist Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 6:28 PM ET

    Douglas Roberts of Channel Capital Research.com and John Burns of Burns Advisory Group shared their market and economic outlooks—and how investors can make money.

  • Burned by Southwest, UnitedHealth & More Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 6:04 PM ET

    They looked like hot stocks. So how are the traders playing Southwest, UnitedHealth and more now that they’ve been burned.

  • One 'Fine' Day for Intel Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 5:00 PM ET
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    When Intel wrote a check to the European Union last quarter for $1.4 billion dollars after having been found guilty of abusing its chip industry monopoly, it led to the first quarterly loss the company had reported in 23 years.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 4:33 PM ET

    On a week where the US markets once again hit new highs for 2009, and the 4th consecutive week of gains helped by the better-than-expected jobs report, the major indexes are all up about 2% or greater for the week, except for the NASDAQ which ended up only about 1% for the week.

  • Talkin' Jobs, but Not THAT Jobs! Friday, 7 Aug 2009 | 12:59 PM ET
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    Silicon Valley is once again re-inventing itself, and the timing is excellent. These have been brutal months for so many tech workers here, with big companies like Intel, Google, Yahoo, Cisco, Microsoft, National Semiconductor and dozens of others slashing tens of thousands of positions. It has been gut-wrenching to watch.

  • Stock Picker: Tech is Still a Good Place to Make Money Thursday, 6 Aug 2009 | 1:05 PM ET

    The market has had a very sharp rebound from last year — and part of that is because "we had a significant overweighting in technology," said David Katz, CIO of Matrix Asset Advisors.

  • Stocks Fight Higher Tuesday, 4 Aug 2009 | 5:27 PM ET

    Both the S&P and Dow edged higher on Tuesday after better-than-expected economic data further suggested a recovery was underway...

  • All Muni Bonds are Not Created Equal Tuesday, 4 Aug 2009 | 10:34 AM ET

    The recent stock market rally has not deterred investors from pouring millions into municipal bond funds. Weekly inflows have topped $900 million over the past few weeks according to AMG Data Services.

  • Google Vs. Apple: No More Mr. Nice Guy Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 5:50 PM ET

    Late developments suggest the landscape in technology may be about to change in a big way. How should you trade it?

  • S&P 500 Breaks Above 1,000 Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 5:22 PM ET

    Bullish reports on manufacturing, housing and banking sent the S&P 500 barreling higher; taking it past 1,000 for the first time since early November. How much higher can we go?

  • Social Climbers: Facebook Grows Up Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 1:19 PM ET
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    Facebook isn't just a tool for college students to socialize. Now every demographic uses the website, making the service a key way for companies to reach consumers. What better way to target ads than with the information you give about yourself on your profile?

  • S&P Will Hold at 1,000 Level: Yoshikami Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 12:58 PM ET

    The S&P will hold at the 1,000 level as we’re finally starting to exceed some of the “horrible expectations” from analysts, said Michael Yoshikami, president and chief investment strategist at YCMNET Advisors.

  • Quattrone Returns to Silicon Valley as Banks Retreat Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 10:12 AM ET
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    Frank Quattrone, a star Silicon Valley investment banker who advised hundreds of companies during the dot-com boom of the late 1990s, has been quietly counseling about 20 technology companies since March of last year, when he started Qatalyst Partners, a boutique merchant bank.

  • Out of Search Business, Yahoo Shifts Its Focus Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 4:38 AM ET
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    Carol A. Bartz, chief executive of Yahoo, has been hobbled, the New York Times reported.

  • Web Extra: Is Tech Bull Down For The Count? Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | 6:34 PM ET
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    The tech trade lost momentum after Microsoft earnings slowed things down. But is this the pause that refreshes?

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | 4:51 PM ET

    US markets hit the highest levels of 2009 enforcing a summer rally, and turned in the best July since 1989 for the Dow, and 1997 for the S&P and Nasdaq.  Additionally, July was the best monthly performance for the Dow since October, 2002, and April, 2009 for the S&P and Nasdaq.

  • As Earnings Slump, Video Game Price Cuts More Likely Friday, 31 Jul 2009 | 1:35 PM ET
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    Sony and Nintendo may tell anybody who will listen that they’re not planning to drop console prices this year, but judging by the results from each company’s first fiscal quarter, neither video game console maker may have a choice.

  • Brandt: Yahoo and Microsoft a Powerful Partnership Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | 11:30 AM ET
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    When Microsoft and Yahoo announced their search engine and advertising sharing deal on Wednesday, Yahoo's stock dropped about 11 percent. Although that was in a down market, Google's shares dropped just over one percent. Investors don't seem happy with the deal, at least for the short-term. That's the problem with the stock market.

  • Stocks Fall But Also Show Resilience Wednesday, 29 Jul 2009 | 5:35 PM ET

    Resilience may be the name of the game Wednesday with the Dow and S&P slipping only modestly despite a long list of catalysts that could have sent the market much lower.

  • Stocks End Lower Despite Late Comeback Wednesday, 29 Jul 2009 | 5:21 PM ET

    Stocks finished lower Wednesday despite a late comeback attempt as the weight of disappointing economic news and a weak Treasury auction dragged down major indexes.