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  • Workers apply the Apple logo to the exterior of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in preparation for an Apple special event January 26, 2010 in San Francisco, California.

    The Dow Jones Index is where big companies land once the rapid growth stops and the numbers get more predictable. Apple, as its earnings report will show after the bell, is neither a slow-grower nor predictable. ...A report from TheStreet.

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    Leading through sheer force of overbearing will also carries a particularly undesirable side-effect: Volatility.

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    Google likes to have its finger on the pulse of the Web, and that’s becoming harder to do as users increasingly use closed networks like Facebook, reports The New York Times.

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    Google likes to have its finger on the pulse of the Web, and that’s becoming harder to do as users increasingly use closed networks like Facebook, reports The New York Times.

  • A worker cleans solar panels at a solar photovoltaic power station under construction in Xining of Qinghai Province, China.

    Investors who care about the environment or believe it’s just a matter of time before the nation’s lawmakers begin to address climate change, have a growing number of green investment options.

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    At bottom, “The Social Network” is a movie about obsession. That is a large part of the reason I’m so smitten with it: that same obsession that caused Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start Microsoft and that drove Steve Jobs to build the first home computer in a garage  — that’s the story of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook too, at least in Mr. Sorkin’s telling. And that obsessional quality is what Mr. Sorkin has captured better than anyone before.

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    "What I gleaned from viewing “The Social Network” was bigger and more important than whether the scenes and details included in the script were accurate," writes Eduardo Saverin a co-founder of Facebook in his first comments about the film.

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

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    Software sales at retail stores were down a shocking 6 percent last month to $614 million, according to The NPD Group. That’s vastly worse than analysts were expecting and could scare investors, who were holding out hope that September would be a bright spot in an otherwise dismal year for game sales.

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    Facebook and Skype have officially announced a much-anticipated integration. Now Facebook's 500 million users will have access to their Facebook contacts and newsfeed within Skype.

  • "DRJ" gives his thoughts on Yahoo! takeover rumors and a host of other possible plays.

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    If all goes according to plan, the video game industry could see its first positive sales growth since March in September—but in a year that has been filled with disappointing results, game publishers and developers know any plan is tentative at best.

  • Stocks pared gains but remained significantly higher Wednesday as the dollar slumped, commodities soared, and a series of better-than-expected earnings reports gave investors confidence in the economy's health.  Cisco and American Express rose, while Intel and JPMorgan fell.

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    Although quantitative easing by the Fed would boost stock prices, investors fear that the economy needs government intervention. To play it safe, here are 10 large-cap stocks that rank as analysts' favorite picks within their sectors—and 30 more top-ranked names in those sectors. ...A report from TheStreet.

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    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg just took the stage at Microsoft Bing's announcement of its new social search product. The idea: information from your friends can customize your search results to you, making them far more powerful.

  • Stocks pared gains but remained significantly higher Wednesday as the dollar slumped, commodities soared, and a series of better-than-expected earnings reports gave investors confidence in the economy's health.  Cisco and American Express rose, while Intel and JPMorgan fell.

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    Back in July, the Death Cross was all the rage. Last week, the market quietly stepped through the Golden Cross and hardly anybody noticed.

  • Plus, the “problem” of too much good news in this market.

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    When a stock like this hits a historic high, the responsible investor has got to look at what could go wrong—so let’s do that. Here are the top five danger spots for Apple over the next year or so.