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  • Stocks rallied to a one-month high Friday, led by industrials, as the latest batch of earnings reports gave another shot of confidence to recovery hopes. Verizon, AmEx and GE all gained more than 3 percent.

  • US stocks posted their second best weekly performance of the year, led by the NASDAQ Composite with a gain of 4.15%.  Within the S&P 500 sectors, industrial and material companies rose the most.

  • Some technology bellwethers’ higher second-quarter profits are not being reflected in their stock prices, but investors shouldn’t be discouraged, according to Kennard Allen, portfolio manager of the T. Rowe Price Science & Technology Fund.

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    Microsoft has known for a while that the trick to getting the Xbox 360 integrated into people’s living rooms is to load it with non-gaming features. It’s a strategy that was worked well for the company.... Now, though, Sony is quickly following suit...which could give it an advantage as the industry prepares for a crucial holiday season.

  • Stocks rose sharply Friday, led by industrials, after investors digested through the results of the EU bank stress tests and embraced a handful of encouraging U.S. earnings reports from earlier this morning. GE jumped after the firm raised its quarterly dividend.

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    In its bid to take on Apple and Google in smartphones, Hewlett-Packard won't use Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 software.

  • U.S. stock index futures struggled to find direction ahead of the open Friday as investors waited for results from the European Union's bank stress tests and the next batch of corporate earnings.

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    Wall Street will be closely watching the results of the European bank stress tests on Friday even as the deluge of earnings continue.

  • After reporting great earnings results, Eric Jackson of Ironfire Capital thinks it's time for the software giant to raise, if not double, the dividend.

  • With a slew of companies reporting earnings after hours, the traders are sifting through the results in an attempt get you a step ahead. What's the latest?

  • Stocks logged their best day in two weeks Thursday as a strong batch of earnings reports revived optimism about the economic recovery. Regional banks rallied.

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    The software heavyweight reported a profit and sales that improved over last year and both topped what Wall Street was looking for, helped by strong sales of Windows 7.

  • What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Thursday, Jan.  22.

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    Digital distribution has been a hot topic in the video game industry for years – with developers, publishers and retailers trying to forecast when it will become a real threat to traditional brick and mortar stores. New data, however, shows that time might be closer than many were expecting.

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    Option prices are implying a 4.5% move in the post-market for Microsoft, slightly more than its historical average of 4%.

  • Why Brian Kelly of Kanundrum Capital thinks the revenues for the company's rating agency could go up.

  • Stocks advanced Thursday after another strong batch of earnings reports revived optimism about the economic recovery.  Regional banks rallied.

  • How should you position when Ben Bernanke says he's 'unusually uncertain' about recovery yet Caterpillar can't keep up with demand?

  • With just a short time left to trade ahead of earnings, we update this post with even more trades!

  • Stocks rallied on Thursday after the latest batch of earnings reports. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services shared his market outlook.