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  • Is the Economy Really THIS Bad? Monday, 27 Jul 2009 | 4:35 PM ET
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    This was a strange earnings season. But it has been a remarkably strange economy. But when you look at the big names in tech, including Intel, IBM, Apple, Google, Yahoo, eBay, Microsoft, and the big names on Wall Street, there was a bizarre disconnect over what was expected, and what was realized.

  • Duking it Out This Earnings Season Monday, 27 Jul 2009 | 2:59 PM ET

    Not since Michael Phelps captured his record eighth Olympic gold medal has a nation been so captivated by a single broadcast event. What am I referring to? Friday's fine edition of "Options Action", of course.

  • Farrell: I Hope This Alan is Right Monday, 27 Jul 2009 | 8:58 AM ET

    Alan Blinder, former Fed governor and Princeton economist, wrote articles for both the Wall Street Journal on Friday and the New York Times on Sunday. (I wonder if he's campaigning for something.) The Journal article was especially interesting. He said,"The US economy appears to be hitting bottom," and the second-half GDP could well be a 3% annual rate of gain or more.

  • Mad Mail: Another Try for M’soft & Yahoo? Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 8:39 PM ET

    Plus, Cramer makes the call on green stocks, tech and more.

  • Don’t think stocks are resilient, the Mad Money host says. Another force is at work here.

  • Is Tech Trade Still Intact? Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 5:44 PM ET

    Conflicting information about the outlook for technology has left many investors confused. The traders along with Juniper’s CEO sort it out!

  • Dow Fights Higher Despite Microsoft Plunge Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 5:22 PM ET

    The session ended Friday with mixed results. The Dow and the S&P 500 closed slightly higher however the Nasdaq could not continue its winning ways.

  • Market 360: The Week's Best & Worst Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 5:19 PM ET

    All the major US indexes were up 4% or greater for the week, after closing roughly flat for the day on Friday. The Dow crossed and remained above 9,000 on Friday, posting its best 2-week percent gain since late March 2000. 

  • Dow Has Strongest Two Weeks Since 2000 Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 5:12 PM ET

    The latest batch of earnings took a toll on the market Friday but the Dow still pulled off a gain in the final half hour of trading, capping its best two-week performance since 2000. Microsoft shares fell more than 8%.

  • New Signs Of A Broad Advance Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 4:19 PM ET
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    Stocks stay resilient...there is strong momentum behind all groups. All 10 S&P 500 sectors are above their 200-day moving averages; that rarely happens and is a sign of a broad market advance.

  • Art Cashin: Dow 10,000 Possible Near-Term Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 3:41 PM ET

    The Dow broke 9,000 yesterday — and has hovered at that level Friday. What's next for stock markets? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS Financial Services, offered CNBC his insights.

  • Cramer: Which Earnings to Believe? Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 3:37 PM ET

    Stocks' fluctuation shows that investors can't decide. But the Mad Money host said that he knows. Plus, get calls on tech, housing, advertising and more.

  • Dow Pokes Higher; Microsoft Drops 9% Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 2:56 PM ET

    Stocks took a hit Friday as a drop in consumer sentiment exacerbated losses triggered by a disappointing round of earnings from Microsoft, Amazon and AmEx. But the Dow poked higher in afternoon trading Microsoft shares fell nearly 10%.

  • Bears Miss The Obvious Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 2:21 PM ET

    Stocks take a breather early on, but show resiliency midday. Blame it on tech. Disappointment over tech earnings (Microsoft chiefly) is causing the NASDAQ to notably underperform the broader market in the first half of trading.

  • For the past 14 years I have traveled worldwide helping businesses of every imaginable size and in dozens of different industries focus on the most important factors for business success. What I have discovered along the way is that business is much less complex than I thought it was, writes author John Spence.

  • Pros Say: A 'Good Time' to Buy Equities Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 1:41 PM ET

    Stocks slipped Friday as weaker consumer sentiment compounded losses after disappointing earnings from American Express, Amazon and Microsoft. The disappointing earnings and sentiment gave investors reason to pause and take a breather after a significant run-up in the past few weeks, in which the Nasdaq logged 12 straight gains — its longest run since 1992. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • Halftime Report: Is The Rally Really Over? Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 1:35 PM ET

    The bears were caught by surprise on Friday with the S&P 500 turning positive, despite rather disappointing earnings from Microsoft and weakness from Schlumberger.

  • Stocks Slide as Earnings, Sentiment Disappoint Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 12:37 PM ET

    Stocks skidded Friday as a drop in consumer sentiment exacerbated losses triggered by a disappointing round of earnings from American Express, Amazon and Microsoft.

  • A Broad Rally Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 9:24 AM ET

    While the S&P 500 is up 3.8 percent this week, the S&P 500 equal-weighted index, which gives each of the 500 stocks an equal weighting, is up 4.7 percent this week. In other words, this has been a fairly broad rally, with lots of stocks participating in the rally.

  • Futures Drift Lower as Tech Earnings Slip Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 8:11 AM ET

    Futures indicated a lower open for Wall Street on Friday, probably due to earnings exhaustion, as after-the-bell results reports from American Express, Amazon.com and Microsoft disappointed investors.