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  • Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks ended narrowly mixed, which is how the market traded much of the session, amid light volume and little economic news. Wal-Mart fell, while Exxon Mobil rose.

  • Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks turned positive in the final minutes of trading after moving in a narrow range amid very light volume for most of a session lacking in much economic news.

  • Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks continued to trade narrowly mixed amid a session lacking much economic news and following a second straight week of solid gains as the markets considered what's next for the Middle East.  Wal-Mart and Verizon fell, while Alcoa rose.

  • Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks ended higher Friday after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned in response to demonstrations against his rule, helping lift investor sentiment and uncertainties surrounding the country. 

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    While Wednesday's announcement that Activision-Blizzard was pulling the plug on "Guitar Hero" might have turned heads in the gaming world, it was the company's other announcement that might have bigger repercussions for investors.

  • Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks were poised to close the session higher Friday after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned in response to demonstrations against his rule, helping lift investor sentiment and uncertainties surrounding the country. 

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    The company announced it’s teaming up with Microsoft in the smartphone battle. Given all the negative news surrounding Nokia this week, it’s good that investors may have something to be positive about.

  • Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks gained Friday, paring earlier losses, after news that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak waived his rights to presidency in response to demonstrations against his rule.

  • U.S. markets are clinging to their gains this week, as money continues to flow into U.S. stocks. The Dow is up 1 percent this week while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq rise 0.8 percent. The Dow is poised for its 10th weekly gain over the past 11 weeks.

  • Stock index futures pointed to a lower open Friday after the U.S. trade gap widened in December and jitters over Egypt continued.

  • Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks ended mixed with the Dow snapping an eight-day winning streak as weak tech earnings weighed on the market. But hopes for a possible resolution to the political unrest in Egypt lifted equities off their intraday lows.

  • Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks remained moderately lower Thursday, but hopes for a possible resolution in Egypt to the political unrest helped equities pare earlier losses.

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    With its stock trading sideways and having reported yet another disappointing quarter, Veracruz founder Steve Cortes thinks Cisco needs a change in leadership.

  • Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks shaved earlier losses to trade mixed Thursday after news that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will step down and as investors saw the weakness as a buying opportunity.

  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

  • As of earlier today, over 68% of the S&P 500 companies have reported earnings.  Here's a look at which companies have had the biggest surprises so far...

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    For those who thought record levels of idle cash were limited to the coffers of corporate America, think again.

  • Madden NFL 2011

    A work stoppage in the NFL is looking increasingly likely — and the effects of that could reach far beyond the gridiron. One company that’s undoubtedly monitoring the situation closely is Electronic Arts.

  • Medal of Honor

    The last couple of years have been rough ones for Electronic Arts and THQ. Rapid changes in the video game landscape and an unlucky string of underperforming titles has taken its toll on both companies’ stock prices.

  • Middle East Turmoil

    Stocks ended slightly higher after trading lower most of the session as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated the central bank would continue to stimulate the economy, even amid signs of growing strength in the U.S. economy, evident in news out early in the session. Cisco and BofA rose, while Merck fell.