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

  • Art Cashin: Here's What's Driving the Rally Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 5:35 PM ET

    The Dow crossed 9,000 for the first time since January and Nasdaq racked up gains for the 12th day straight. What's really driving the stock markets now? UBS' Art Cashin offered CNBC his insights Thursday afternoon.

  • Market Facing Serious Weakness, Friday Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 5:30 PM ET

    The stock market could take a sharp turn lower on Friday after Microsoft, Amazon and American Express all disappointed investors in the after-hours.

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    Microsoft posted a steeper-than-expected 17 percent drop in quarterly revenue and said its business continued to be hurt by the weak global PC and server markets, sending its shares tumbling.

  • Dow Soars Past 9,000; Nasdaq Logs 12th Win Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 4:52 PM ET

    The Dow topped 9,000 for the first time since January as investors shrugged off a rise in jobless claims and cheered earnings from Ford and 3M. A third straight rise in existing-home sales also buoyed the market.

  • Microsoft Slumps; Time to Buy? Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 4:47 PM ET
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    Microsoft's fiscal fourth quarter was ugly. No two ways about it. The company missed on the top by a staggering $1.25 billion, reporting $13.1 billion against the $14.38 billion consensus. It's an enormous miss, and stunning to many analysts covering the company.

  • Microsoft Outlook Will Be ‘Really Good’: Analyst Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 3:14 PM ET

    Big tech companies such as Amazon.com and Microsoft are reporting earnings results after the bell and Rob Enderle shares his insights.

  • Market Has Another 10-15% Upside: Strategist Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 3:02 PM ET

    What should investors expect from the markets in the second half of 2009? Jack Ablin, CIO of Harris Private Bank and Maury Fertig, CIO of Relative Value Partners gave their outlooks.

  • Dow Soars Past 9,000 as Investors Cheer Earnings Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 2:32 PM ET

    The Dow topped 9,000 for the first time since January as investors shrugged off a rise in jobless claims and cheered earnings from Ford and 3M. A third straight rise in existing-home sales also buoyed the market.

  • Microsoft's Time Has Finally Come Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 1:21 PM ET
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    Are we on the verge of a new era for Microsoft? The short answer is, "very likely," as long as investors aren't looking for explosive growth and will be happy with steady, predictable growth.

  • Halftime Report: Does Thursday's Euphoria Signal Top? Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 1:20 PM ET

    With the Dow breaking above 9000, should you position for the next leg higher or the end of the line?

  • Pros Say: S&P to Peak at 1,000-1,100 Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 12:18 PM ET
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    The Dow jumped above 9,000 Thursday as investors shook off a rise in jobless claims and focused instead on encouraging earnings from Ford Motor and 3M. Additionally, existing-home sales rose for a third straight month, climbing 0.3 percent to a seasonally-adjusted rate of 4.89 million in June. Inventories fell 0.7 percent. Watch and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • Stocks Rise After Ford, 3M Earnings Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 10:37 AM ET

    Stocks rallied Thursday as investors shrugged off a rise in jobless claims and focused on encouraging earnings from Ford and 3M. A third straight rise in existing-home sales also buoyed the market.

  • Futures Hold Gains Despite Jobless Rise Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | 8:46 AM ET

    Futures indicated a slightly higher open for Wall Street Thursday ahead of another vast amount of earnings reports.

  • Trading Microsoft Into Earnings Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 5:37 PM ET

    With shares up 31% over the past 3 months, what should you expect from Microsoft when they report earnings Thursday after the close?

  • Nasdaq Positive For 11 Straight Days Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | 5:27 PM ET

    With the Nasdaq up for 11 straight days, investors are sifting through the latest earnings reports from eBay and Qualcomm trying to determine if it can make it 12.