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  • The Dow rebounded after a lower open, as investors absorbed the initial surprise of the Fed's discount rate hike. What can history tell us about where stocks will go—and where are the best sectors to invest in? Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at Standard & Poor’s, discussed his outlook.

  • U.S. Stocks Post Best Weekly Gain Since November Friday, 19 Feb 2010 | 5:17 PM ET

    U.S. stocks posted their best weekly gain since November 6, 2009, led to the upside by the S&P 500 index, rising 3.13%. Industrial and material stocks were among the best performers this week. 

  • Who’s Making FarmVille and Mafia Wars So Profitable? Friday, 19 Feb 2010 | 11:59 AM ET
    FarmVille

    The video game industry has known for a while that social networks represented a threat to the bottom line of traditional publishers – but the depth of that threat was unknown. A new survey of U.S. and U.K. players, though, underscores just how fast this new gaming category has grown.

  • 11 Tech Stocks to Gain on PC Growth: Experts Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | 4:18 PM ET

    Hewlett-Packard reported results and an outlook that outstripped what Wall Street was expecting from the company. Which smaller companies will benefit from HP’s surge? Rob Sanderson, director of research at ABR Investment Strategy, and Scott Kessler, senior director of IT equity research, at Standard & Poor's shared their views.

  • Yahoo, Microsoft to Begin Web Ad Partnership Thursday, 18 Feb 2010 | 11:34 AM ET
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    Microsoft and Yahoo have received clearance from regulators in Washington and Europe to proceed with a search partnership intended to challenge industry giant Google.

  • Boomer Technology is Booming Business Wednesday, 17 Feb 2010 | 12:47 PM ET
    Apple's iPhone

    It's an easy mistake to make: Believing technology nowadays only focuses on a narrow, decidedly younger swath of the market. But companies dissing the Baby Boomer set do so at their own peril.

  • HP Earnings Preview: The Windows, Apple Impact Wednesday, 17 Feb 2010 | 10:49 AM ET

    Dow component Hewlett-Packard is due to release earnings results after the bell tonight (Wednesday). What should investors expect from the tech giant? Aaron Rakers, equity research analyst at Stifel Nicolaus, shared his analysis on the hardware company.

  • This Week's Anti-Greece, Anti-Correction Stock Picks Tuesday, 16 Feb 2010 | 8:48 AM ET

    The average volume this year on down days is stronger than the average activity on up days. The conviction in this market is still with the bears…for now.

  • U.S. Stocks Post Second Week of Gains in the Year Friday, 12 Feb 2010 | 6:18 PM ET

    U.S. stocks snapped four weeks of consecutive losses, led to the upside by the NASDAQ Composite, posting a gain of 1.98%.  This week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed below the 10,000-mark, its lowest close since November 4, 2009.

  • While China is trying to slow their rate of growth, the rest of the world is not going to end its “nascent recovery,” said Bob Doll, chief equity strategist at BlackRock. He shared his market outlook and investment strategies.

  • Cramer: Ignore Daily Moves; Trust Fundamentals Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 8:26 PM ET

    “This is a crazy, ridiculous period,” the Mad Money host said. Here is how you survive it.

  • Video Game Industry Starts 2010 on the Wrong Foot Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 6:41 PM ET
    Wii

    The video game industry stumbled out of the gate in 2010, posting a 13 percent decline in January sales compared with 2009. But despite the negative news, observers are still expecting improvements in the months to come.

  • Video Game Faceoff: EA vs Activision Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 2:15 PM ET
    Electronic Arts Headquarters, Redwood City, California

    It hasn’t been a good week to be an Electronic Arts shareholder. The company’s stock fell nearly 10 percent Tuesday after it gave a dire forecast for the coming quarter. Activision, meanwhile, thrilled its shareholders with better-than-expected quarterly numbers.

  • Google's Creative 'Human Rights' Strategy Thursday, 11 Feb 2010 | 11:24 AM ET
    Google Inc.'s China headquarters in Beijing

    Maybe I'm just too jaded to believe this is all about the "Do no evil" company trying to protect human rights in China, and now Iran, but somehow I believe there's something far more complex going on here.

  • Beware of a 10% Market Pullback: Strategist Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 2:45 PM ET

    Markets jumped on Tuesday, but will the rally continue or should investors fear a further dip? Joe Battipaglia, private client market strategist at Stifel Nicolaus, and Marc Pado, U.S. market strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald, shared their market outlooks.

  • Google's About 'Face' Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | 10:39 AM ET

    Google is at it again. It's taken on Yahoo. It's taken on Microsoft. Apple. So why not Facebook, too?

  • S&P to Reach 1175 by Year-End: Citi's Levkovich Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 4:23 PM ET

    How much of a threat is the global fear factor and how can investors play it? Tobias Levkovich, chief U.S. equity strategist at Citigroup, shared his insights.

  • EA in 'Play?' Monday, 8 Feb 2010 | 10:39 AM ET
    Electronic Arts Headquarters, Redwood City, California

    It's no secret Electronic Arts has been feeling some pressure lately. And when the company reports its third quarter tonight after the bell, we'll get the best indication yet as to just how tough times have gotten for the world's biggest game publisher.

  • U.S. Stocks Post 4th Consecutive Week of Losses Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | 6:59 PM ET

    U.S. stocks finished the first week of February on a negative note, led to the downside by the Dow Jones Industrial Average.  This week, the Dow broke below the 10,000-mark, trading as low as 9,835.02 on Friday, its lowest level since November 5, 2009.

  • Burned By Microsoft, Bunge & More Friday, 5 Feb 2010 | 6:19 PM ET

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