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  • Outside the New York Stock Exchange in lower Manhattan.

    The stock market is fixating on crumbling confidence in the U.S. economic recovery and may continue to ignore the good news that's likely to show up in corporate earnings reports in the coming week.

  • The Dow halted a 7-day winning streak on Thursday to end the week down 1%.  Financial stocks were down the most among the major S&P 500 sectors, posting a loss of nearly 3%.

  • If you read Google's earnings release yesterday, you would have seen this under cash: That the company's cash balance of $30 billion included cash collateral of $2.9 billion that “we received in connection with our securities lending program..." Did they say securities lending program?

  • Steve Jobs talking about iPhone4 customer satisfaction at news conference on July 16, 2010.

    The enthusiasm of those faithful to Apple’s products is the envy of many. It was a company that many thought could do no wrong, but it is now one on the defense and for good reason. Looks like innovation sometimes runs into bumps like inadequately tested products. And now Apple is paying the price for a phone with issues.

  • Super Mario Galaxy 2

    Analysts and industry observers were expecting June’s video game sales numbers to be pretty awful. Unfortunately, they were right.

  • Google Headquarters

    The Internet advertising giant's shares dropped sharply in extended trading Thursday after the company reported a profit and sales that failed to match what Wall Street hoped was coming.

  • Stocks closed mostly flat Wednesday after an up-and-down day punctuated by negative economic news and a lowered growth forecast by the Federal Reserve.

  • SMART Board 600i interactive whiteboard system

    Smart Technologies has been around for 23 years, but after quietly growing its business, it's about to become a household name with the third biggest global IPO of 2010—and the largest in the US.

  • Verizon

    Here's the case for how Verizon might break itself in half, holding on to sexy and dumping the fusty. Verizon itself has been shedding high-cost, old-fashioned phone lines in more rural markets. Why not elevate that idea to a grander scale?

  • Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft are the so called "Four Horsemen" of the tech stock world and sit in many porfolios. But what other tech stocks should investors consider? Kim Caughey, senior equity analyst at Fort Pitt Capital Group and Randy Bateman, chief investment officer at Huntington Funds, stopped by to offer their picks.

  • Stocks climbed into positive territory at the halfway point Wendesday, led by technology, after Intel's strong earnings and outlook. Financials were mostly lower.

  • Considering Intel just reported their best results in the company's 42-year history, are we looking at a brand new bull?

  • Young men play online games at an internet cafe in Beijing.

    Wall Street needs a new crop of hearty growth stocks, something big and juicy like a new Google or maybe a crisp young Apple. Here are five private tech companies that investors would love to sink their teeth into.

  • Here's what analysts and others say they're watching before the bell Tuesday.

  • The Dow pulled off its fifth straight gain Monday, led by Microsoft. Alcoa fell.

  • After the bell the Fast Money traders pored over results from Alcoa, in an attempt to game the stock and project trends going forward. What must you know?

  • Stocks struggled Monday as materials and banks dragged and investors were a little jittery ahead of earnings season, which kicks off after the bell today with Alcoa. Techs were the day's best performers.

  • Ahead of earnings season, how should you balance broad economic headwinds against what may be attractive single stock stories?

  • Microsoft

    Microsoft should look at spinning off its consumer businesses—an $11 billion-a-year, red-ink-stained amalgam—and refocusing on its real core: internal software and the apps that run on it.

  • Stocks pulled back Monday as materials and banks dragged and investors were a little jittery ahead of earnings season, which kicks off after the bell today with Alcoa. Techs were the day's best performers.