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  • Video Games May Test ‘Recession Resistant’ Label Thursday, 30 Apr 2009 | 9:58 AM ET
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    Investors in the video game sector might want to brace themselves.  A big drop in March sales may signal the beginning of a slump.

  • Grow Your Portfolio With These ‘Mustard Seed’ Sectors Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 2:03 PM ET

    There are some “mustard seeds” out there for investors, Tom Lydon of ETFTrends.com told CNBC.

  • Once Again, Apple Speculation Sweeps Street Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | 6:13 PM ET

    Tech investors can hardly contain themselves over the latest market rumors. And once again, they involve Apple.

  • ERTS So Good Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | 4:11 PM ET

    Options traders continue to hit the reset button on what is fast emerging as their favorite game: playing Electronic Arts for a takeover. On little news today, the May 21 and 22.5 calls are particularly active, with the 22.5 strike calls seeing 21,000 contracts trading hands.

  • Why Tech Run May Continue (And How to Play It) Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | 1:41 PM ET

    The Nasdaq is on pace for the biggest two-month gain since 2002. This technology laden index is also the only major index in positive territory year-to-date and was hugely responsible for leading the end 2000-2002 bear market. Why is tech suddenly so exciting? And how should you play it?

  • Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, right, and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates participate in a Q & A session with students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Business Administration, in Lincoln, Neb., Friday, Sept. 30, 2005.(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    Warren Buffett's good friend and philanthropy partner, Bill Gates, says he's made a lifelong commitment to protect Berkshire Hathaway's culture and values after Buffett is no longer running the company.

  • Corporate Reputations Erode Among Consumers: Survey Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | 11:07 AM ET

    Bailouts, bonuses and bad business behavior all combined to erode the overall reputation of corporate America to its worst standing in 10 years, according to a new survey by Harris Interactive.

  • Stock Strategist: Look For New Names Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 5:27 PM ET

    Investors have got to "look beyond the biggest names in the markets," said Jordan Kimmel at the Magnet Investment Group.

  • Big Game Makers Staying Off The iPhone Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 3:18 PM ET
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    The iPhone has quickly become one of the hottest mobile gaming platforms in the industry, but not all video game publishers are moving as fast as you might expect to embrace the device.

  • Easy Days for Tech Rally May Be Over Monday, 27 Apr 2009 | 11:26 AM ET
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    The good news about this quarter’s technology earnings: it appears that conditions have reached a bottom and investors have better near-term visibility. The bad news: that near-term outlook isn’t so great.

  • Follow the Money Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 6:52 PM ET

    Mutual funds and hedge funds hold two opposing views of the market right now. Cramer tells you who is right.

  • Stocks End Higher but Snap Six-Week Streak Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 6:06 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher Friday after better-than-expected results from Ford but ended lower for the week, snapping a six-week winning streak. recovered Friday after a drop triggered by the release of the bank stress-test results.

  • Is Tech Still The Best? Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 5:50 PM ET

    The Nasdaq outpaced the other major indexes Friday, with Microsoft providing a strong tailwind. How long can the bulls keep the tech rally going?

  • Stocks Rally To End Week Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 5:49 PM ET
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    Stocks rallied on Friday as earnings showed companies have weathered the recession and economic data raised hopes the economic cycle may have hit a bottom.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 4:57 PM ET

    On a peak earnings week that featured the stress test on the nation's biggest banks, credit cards, and news on the autos, the NASDAQ  and technology stocks extend their rally to 7 weeks.

  • Video: The Case for Tech Stocks Now Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 3:49 PM ET

    “If you think the market is going to go up, then chances are tech is going to go up quite nicely as well,” Richard Windsor, global technology specialist at Nomura, told CNBC.

  • Stocks Off Highs After 'Stress Tests' Release Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 2:37 PM ET

    Stocks temporarily pared gains after a much anticipated concept paper on the government stress tests for the 19 biggest U.S. financial institutions was released.

  • A Bottom? Maybe…But a Rebound? Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 1:59 PM ET

    As mentioned earlier this week, a number of companies this week have signaled some stabilization in conditions, with some even hinting of a bottom.

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    With energy, tech, financials and consumer discretionary stocks all driving the market higher on Friday, how should you trade?

  • Stocks Open Higher as Ford Soars Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 10:02 AM ET

    Stocks opened higher Friday as investors shrugged off a dismal durable-good report and were encouraged by Ford's narrower-than-expected loss.