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  • Cramer looks at both sides and makes the call.

  • Microsoft and Cisco Systems were among the five top "dogs of the Dow" in 2010. Which of the two is a better bet as we enter 2011? Charlie Smith, chief investment officer and co-founder of Fort Pitt Capital Group, and Cliff Draughn, president and CIO of Excelsia Investment Advisors, offered CNBC their analyses.

  • XBOX 360 Kinect

    Microsoft told CNBC it wouldn't license or condone such a game. While Kotaku reports this means Microsoft can block the game, it's not clear the software giant will be successful.

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

  • Chatter on the Street was all about tech Friday after stellar earnings out of Oracle and RIM provided bulls with the tailwind needed to push the Nasdaq to a new 52 week high.

  • Shares of smaller companies are on track to double the return of their bigger peers. But will they remain turbo-charged into 2011?

  • Xbox Kinect Sex Games

    In a world where porn is struggling to make money because so much of it can be accessed for free, here's something new the industry can charge for.

  • Stocks closed at record highs yet again, although on modest gains, as a series of upbeat economic reports and a positive outlook from shipping giant Federal Express, continued to give investors reasons for optimism. Alcoa rose, while AmEx fell.

  • Stocks were on pace to close at record highs yet again, although on modest gains, as a series of upbeat economic reports, and a positive outlook from shipping giant Federal Express, continued to give investors reasons for optimism. Alcoa rose, while AmEx fell.

  • Steven Rattner

    Steve Rattner, the veteran investor and co-founder of the private equity firm Quadrangle Group who led the administration's effort to restructure the auto industry, says insider trading charges help clean up bad apples from Wall Street.

  • ocks gained modestly after several largely upbeat economic reports, and a positive outlook from shipping giant Federal Express. Alcoa and BofA rose, while Microsoft fell.

  • Stocks were mixed Thursday despite a batch of relatively positive economic news. Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services shared his market outlook.

  • Twitter

    It'll be a big 2011 for Twitter — the company just closed a new round of $200 million in financing that values the company at $3.7 billion.

  • Stocks ended lower as investors took a pause after stocks reached two-year highs, and the dollar rose as concerns over European sovereign debt worries resurfaced. Alcoa and JPMorgan fell, while Coca Cola rose.

  • Microsoft Kinect

    With backings by Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres and just about every gift guide the media has written, Kinect for the Xbox 360 has become the “must have” gift of the 2010 holiday season.

  • Stocks slipped into negative territory Wednesday despite several positive economic reports, as concerns over European sovereign debt worries resurfaced. JP Morgan and Alcoa fell, while Coca Cola rose.

  • Financials landed in the spotlight again Wednesday with chatter suggesting profit reports may be weaker than expected.

  • Stocks gained Wednesday following several positive economic reports. How should investors be positioned going forward? Neil Hennessy, portfolio manager and CIO of Hennessy Funds, and Andy Bischel, CIO of SKBA Capital Management, shared their insights.

  • Stocks were mixed after a handful of positive economic reports, including a slightly better-than-expected gain in industrial production, and a slightly better-than-expected report on consumer price inflation. Caterpillar and Bank of America rose, while Alcoa fell.

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