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  • Several tech stocks have been hitting new 52-week highs, boosting the Nasdaq to be the best performer of the three major indices in the last year. Scott Kessler, equity analyst at Standard & Poor’s and Joel Achramowicz, analyst at Blaylock Robert Van shared their best plays.

  • Stocks trimmed gains and turned mixed amid light volume Monday as retailers, and technology stocks slipped amid a market generally gaining support from M&A activity and as the market awaited word out of Washington on extending the Bush-era tax cuts. Caterpillar and Chevron rose, while HP fell.

  • Stocks turned mixed Monday as retailers were among the few sectors to struggle amid a market generally gaining support from M&A activity as well as the lack of an expected interest rate hike in China. Caterpillar and Walt Disney rose, while Intel fell.

  • With new data showing inflation in China has soared to a 28-month high, how should you position?

  • Stocks traded modestly higher as deal activity lifted investor sentiment, and as the market awaited the expected approval of Bush-era tax cuts. Caterpillar and Disney fell, while HP rose. hr<!-- -->

  • Paul Allen

    Shares of Google and Apple edged higher in pre-market trading after a federal court judge dismissed a patent lawsuit against the tech giants brought by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

  • Angry Birds iPhone app

    The hit game is one of the unlikeliest pop-culture crazes of the year — and perhaps the first to make the leap from cellphone screens to the mainstream, the New York Times reports.

  • Stocks ended the week higher despite lack of progress on a tax bill as investors looked to positive economic and corporate news.  GE and Pfizer rose, while Kraft and Boeing fell.

  • Stocks gained Friday following a handful of positive economic news and after GE boosted its quarterly dividend for the second time this year. GE and Pfizer rose, while Kraft and Boeing fell.

  • Microsoft Kinect

    I don’t want to be a party pooper, but there aren’t a lot of reasons to think Microsoft stock should react to Kinect at this point. Look at the numbers: Microsoft does about $66 billion in annual revenue, $21 billion in net income.

  • Yield landed front and center on Friday after industrial giant GE boosted its dividend. What's the trade?

  • Call of Duty Black Ops

    Retail software sales posted impressive growth over 2009 numbers, marking the first time the industry has posted back-to-back gains this year.

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    In the quest for yield, options traders often have the advantage: they can sell options and generate income. But with the VIX so low, finding suitable options to sell can be tricky. Brian Stutland of Stutland Equities thinks he's found three names that look attractive for put sales.

  • Call of Duty Black Ops

    Last November, Activision’s annual “Call of Duty” release ruled the sales charts in a dominant fashion. This year, the story is set to repeat itself.

  • There's no question that Wall Street is a tough place; are stocks about to get beaten up by a menacing trio?

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

  • Douglas Kass

    Hope you like surprises because widely followed strategist Doug Kass of Seabreeze has a few more - and again they're doozies.

  • Stocks ended mixed after trading in a narrow range most of the session amid light volume Monday, as investors considered Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments about additional Fed stimulus and regrouped after strong gains in the market last week. Cisco and Pfizer rose, while BofA fell.

  • Stocks moved in a narrow range amid light volume Monday, and were ending the session mixed as investors considered Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments about additional Fed stimulus and regrouped after strong gains in the market last week.  BofA and Cocoa-Cola fell, while Cisco rose.

  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

    It takes guts to radically alter a game that has 12 million paying subscribers—but when the company doing the tinkering is Blizzard Entertainment, you generally won’t hear a lot of complaints.