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  • Stocks pared losses but remained mixed in the last minutes of Friday's session as stronger-than-expected U.S. job gains in October failed to continue a rally that led stocks to two-year highs on Thursday. Kraft and Merck fell, Alcoa rose.

  • Stocks were mixed and the dollar rose a day after the markets surged to two-year highs, as investors absorbed the meaning of a surprising surge in payrolls in the wake of the Federal Reserve plans to pump more money into the economy. Kraft fell, BofA surged.

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    In this tough economy you don't always need new skills to land a job. Some clever entrepreneurs have figured out all you need is yourself and a little creativity. Here's how they squeezed the most money — out of themselves.

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

  • Hedge fund legend and investor Julian Robertson told CNBC Thursday that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg could be following in the footsteps of Microsoft  chairman Bill Gates, who Robertson considers the “greatest American of the century.”

  • Stocks surged to two-year highs on Thursday as all the major indexes rose beyond their closing highs for the year in the wake of the Federal Reserve's decision to buy $600 billion in Treasury bonds to boost the economy and news that President Obama said he was open to extending the Bush-era tax cuts to all income levels. JPMorgan and BofA gained.

  • Stocks continued to soar to new highs for the year Thursday, with banks getting a boost from news the Fed will allow "healthy" institutions to raise their dividends. BofA and JPM gain.

  • Kinect, the motion controller for Microsoft's Xbox 360.

    There’s a crazy, magical, omigosh rush the first time you try the Kinect. It’s an experience you’ve never had before. CNBC Contributor David Pogue explains.

  • Stocks gained after President Barack Obama said he was open to extending the Bush-era tax cuts to all income levels.  Boeing and Caterpillar gained.

  • Kinect, the motion controller for Microsoft's Xbox 360.

    As the tech titan rolls out Kinect on Thursday, early signs are showing that the gamble was a wise one.

  • Stocks ended higher after an initial rocky response to the Federal Reserve announcement it would buy $600 billion in long-term Treasurys the middle of next year in an effort to stimulate the economy's sluggish growth. HP and Cisco rose, while AmEx and Microsoft fell.

  • Stocks rose after an initial rocky response after the Federal Reserve announced it would buy $600 billion in long-term Treasurys by the end of the second quarter of 2011 in an effort to stimulate the economy's sluggish growth.  HP and Cisco rose, while AmEx and Microsoft fell.

  • Stocks were mixed following several positive economic reports, and a day after Republicans won many seats in races nationwide and took control of the House. Lawrence Glazer, managing director at Mayflower Advisors, and Bill Smead, CEO and CIO of Smead Capital Management, shared their outlooks.

  • Silicone Chip

    Now that the election is over, it's time to focus on sectors that will likely do well post-election. One which was outlined in my previous post is the technology sector. And driving growth in this sector is the continuing trend towards consolidation.

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

  • Your Money Your Vote - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks ended higher as the mid-term elections were underway and the Federal Reserve began a two-day meeting that is expected to result in a decision to pump more money into the economy. Home Depot and AmEx rose, while JPMorgan fell.

  • As of earlier today, over 70% of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings.  Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...

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    Holiday cheer may be in short supply for the video game industry this year. While there are bound to be some hot titles and big sellers, it will take a true Christmas miracle for the industry to see retail sales hit positive territory in 2010.

  • Retail sales might be in the tank, but that doesn’t mean 2010 has been a year of bad video games. It’s quite the opposite, in fact. While shoppers have been more picky about what they buy – and spending more time with games that have extensive multiplayer elements – there are a lot of highly-rated titles on shelves and others coming soon. The good news? That makes it easy for gift-buyers to find something for everyone. Here are some suggestions that can't be overlooked.

    Retail sales might be in the tank, but that doesn’t mean 2010 has been a year of bad video games. It’s quite the opposite, in fact. Here are some suggestions that can't be overlooked.

  • Your Money Your Vote - A CNBC Special Report

    Stocks ended mixed after a choppy session as investors hesitated to commit to the market ahead of Tuesday’s mid-term election and the Federal Reserve's decision on monetary policy.  Intel and Pzifer rose, while Kraft fell.