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    Tuesday's retail sales and the NFIB small business survey could decide whether the September rally rolls on for another day.

  • On Monday not only did the S&P 500 advance to its highest level in 5 weeks and turn positive for the year, it broke above the 200-day. Where to now!

  • Warren Buffett

    "I am a huge bull on this country. We are not going to have a double-dip recession at all," said Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. "I see our businesses coming back across the board."

  • Reports that Microsoft may be planning a debt sale to pay dividends and buybacks makes perfect sense. Think of it this way: why not add leverage?

  • Stocks extended their gains into a third week, as bank stocks soared following new global regulatory requirements. Will the rally continue? Paul Schatz, president of Heritage Capital, and Christopher Zook, chairman and CIO of CAZ Investments, shared their outlooks.

  • Halo Reach

    When “Halo: Reach” goes on sale at 12:01 am Tuesday morning, it won’t just be the biggest gaming event of the year to date. It will likely be the entertainment industry’s biggest moment of the year.

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    This month, the F.C.C. is likely to approve what could be an even bigger expansion of the unlicensed airwaves, opening the door to supercharged Wi-Fi networks that will do away with the need to find a wireless hot spot and will provide the scaffolding for new applications that are not yet imagined, the NYT reports.

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    If you believe a few respected money managers, there's opportunity aplenty in stocks now. If you find that surprising, wait until you hear where they think the bargains lurk

  • US stocks managed to hold onto small gains of 0.14% and higher for the week after investors sold off at the beginning of the week on fears about the world’s banks capital requirements and slow economic growth that pushed up gold futures to a new nominal record close.

  • Stocks closed higher after struggling to find direction much of the day amid light volume and ahead of a week filled with economic data. Chevron and Merck gained, HP fell.

  • Stocks are modestly higher after struggling to find direction much of the day amid light volume and ahead of a week filled with economic data. Merck and Chevron gained, HP fell.

  • Plus, get calls on automakers and the high-end shoe biz.

  • With the S&P struggling around 1100 are the bulls out of ammo? Or will they come out with guns blazing next week?

  • Equities are the “best game in town” versus other asset classes, said Jason Trennert, chief investment strategist and managing partner at Strategas Research Partners.

  • Stocks trimmed gains amid light volume in a largely upbeat week for the market and as President Barack Obama holds a press conference focused on the U.S. economy.  Honeywell and Altria rose, HP fell.

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    Right off the bat, Elop will have to decide whether to ditch Symbian, and how much to overhaul Nokia’s hidebound structure without running afoul of its European labor sensibilities.

  • Interesting developments in global markets, from financial firms to handset makers to semiconductors.

  • U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open Friday after a rise in crude oil prices and as investors consider Deutsche Bank's step to raise capital.

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    While the August sales figures gave the video game industry yet another dose of bad news, at least Electronic Arts had something to smile about.

  • The tech sector has led the headlines with a flurry of M&A deals in the recent weeks. So are there any buys that are still out there for investors? Kennard Allen, portfolio manager at T. Rowe Price Science and Technology Fund, shared his sector outlook.